Eyebeam is a not-for-profit new media arts organization established to provide access, education, and support for students, artists, and the general public in the field of art and technology.
The institute does all kindsa crazy things from giving stilting workshop, holding condiment wars in DUMBO (which was insane) to who knows what else..
News and articles concerning just about everything I care about.. Hard to imagine the world without Wired.
From the site:
MANIFESTO :: Our Artistic Mission
Location One: Catalyst for Content and Convergence
This is our credo:
1. First, the Internet will be about content,
not just serve as a conduit for it. The nature of the technology changes content%u2014not just access and distribution%u2014with implications across the full range of artistic expression and subject matter.
2. Second, Location One is about convergence.
We are bringing together creativity along the two standards that have governed the history of human expression: the axis of expressive discipline and the axis of available technology.
3. Third, Location One is a catalyst.
We select talent, stimulate interaction, supply resources, and provide real and virtual forums. We enable things both cool and consequential to happen. New media transform artistic expression. Conventional barriers of time and distance are erased. With them depart a myriad of social, political and cultural distinctions. Access, distribution, participation become universal (and affordable).
4. Creative alternatives proliferate.
Controllable Video Cameras, VJ’s and Booze.. What a combination!
From the site:
What is Nonsense NYC?
Nonsense NYC is a discriminating resource for independent art, weird events, strange happenings, unique parties, and senseless culture in New York City.
What does that mean?
We send out an email every Thursday night about unique events occurring the following week.