[artinfo] Eyebeam Call For Fellows

Jessica Ivins jessica at rhizome.org
Wed Jul 13 19:12:31 CEST 2005

(x-posted from rhizome)

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Call For Fellows
Eyebeam R&D seeks inaugural fellows to work on creative technology
projects in the Eyebeam Open Lab. The fellowship is a unique opportunity
to participate in a new kind of research environment and contribute to the
public domain.

The Open Lab is dedicated to public domain R&D. We are seeking artists,
hackers, designers and engineers to come to Eyebeam for a year to develop
pioneering work. The ideal fellow has experience creating innovative
creative technology projects, a love of collaborative development, and a
desire to distribute his or her work as widely as possible.

Participation in the R&D Fellows program includes:

     * One year fellowship
     * 4 days/week commitment
     * $30,000 annual stipend + health benefits

Public Domain
Work created within the Open Lab will be widely distributed and freely
available under open licenses. All code will be released under GPL, media
will be released under Creative Commons, and hardware projects will be
released with Do-It-Yourself instruction kits.

Previous Work
The Open Lab builds on previous work developed within Eyebeam R&D. Some
earlier projects include:

reBlog, ForwardTrack, FundRace, Contagious Media, Social Network Soiree,
ACCESS, Carnivore, Noderunner

Extended project information is available on the R&D Areas of Research page

The new Open Lab facilities are directly adjacent to a public gallery.
Tools include a laser cutter, 3D printer, fully equipped electronics
workbenches, multiple co-located servers, and general supplies. We also
have a budget to requisition equipment to realize specific projects.

Please submit your application here by August 15th; fellowships will begin
in the Fall of 2005 (flexible start date).

Jonah Peretti and Michael Frumin will evaluate the applications with input
from a special advisory committee.

If you have any questions, please email openlab at eyebeam.org

Advisory Committee
An advisory committee with expertise in creative technology development
and public domain advocacy will assist in the selection process. The
current members of this advisory committee are:

Mitch Kapor
President and Chair of the Open Source Applications Foundation, Founder of
Lotus Development Corporation, co-founder of the Electronic Frontier
Foundation, and founding Chair of the Mozilla Foundation.

Joi Ito
General Manager of International Operations for Technorati, Chairman of
Six Apart Japan, Board member of Creative Commons, ICANN, the Open Source
Initiative (OSI), and SocialText, and CEO of Neoteny.

Jason Kottke
Pioneering weblogger, designer, and technology enthusiast.

Jessica Ivins
ema. jessica at rhizome.org

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