A personal vision for Eyebeam's new home, in Bushwick.
Tuesday night last week, sometime past 9PM, the absurdly skeuomorphically designed dials on the New York Times election page started shaking, vibrating, and nearly spinning. As the probability of a Trump victory skipped and jumped into the high 80’s, it was an indication that we were moving from what felt like a frightening simulation into … Continue reading We Need Artists To Help Us Navigate This New World
“At least I don’t have the weight of a 19-year old institution on my shoulders.” A gallerist friend and I had been gabbing about the challenges non-profits and small businesses share. That was when an electric spark went off in my head: I realized that an organization like Eyebeam is nothing but the people who … Continue reading How My Organization Is Democratically Reinventing Itself
It’s about 4:30pm on January 1, 2000, and I’m in my under-insulated chilly northern Tokyo apartment, slowly waking up after having shuffled home at sunrise from a night out dancing in Shibuya. I slowly roll over onto the tatami mat, press power on my Powerbook 3400c (briefly the fastest laptop in the world) only to … Continue reading The (Digital) Values of a Simpler Time
2014 was a big bold year, full of extremes and some real pops and sizzle. I haven’t tried to put a year down in words in a long time, but now seems as good as any to try to modestly organize the chaos of the last 365 days. Or at least to plot a few (good) points of my … Continue reading Going Into 2015