OPEN CALL: Public Knowledge/Eyebeam Residency Program 2013 #3dthursday

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Call Type:  Residency

Start Date:  09/16/2013

On-site:  No

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All applications must be received by 12PM (noon) on June 28, 2013. Applicants will be informed of their application status by August 16, 2013.

RESIDENCY SUMMARY: The 5-month residency will begin in mid to late September (negotiable start date) of 2013 and run through February of 2014. The resident will receive a $5,000 stipend to be paid out over the course of the residency in connection with the achievement of specific milestones.

OVERVIEW: Public Knowledge and Eyebeam are seeking applications from artists, engineers, designers, curators, and creative technologists interested in being the inaugural resident in our joint residency program. The purpose of the Public Knowledge/Eyebeam Artist Residency is to make policy issues more engaging. Selection will be based on the quality of the proposal, including demonstrable success in previous development of related work at this scale.

At the end of the residency, the resident would be expected to produce a new work at Eyebeam that integrates a physical element (including but not limited to open hardware, 3D printing, or other digital technologies) with an internet-based presence (presentation, documentation, and explanation using pertinent online technologies). The work should have a clear relationship to any of Public Knowledge’s many issue areas. This explanation or relevancy need not be literal. Public Knowledge is not necessarily looking for a work that will directly teach issues. Rather, the goal of the program is to create a new work that raises awareness of an issue with the wider public, and compels people to investigate the issue further.  

ABOUT EYEBEAM: A belief in progress and openness are core values of Eyebeam. This has been demonstrated through 15 years of experimentation via the creative use and misuse of technology with the goal to innovate and develop better relationships between people and tools. Eyebeam believes that all creative work begins with a commitment to sustainability, equality, diversity, and concern for a better future. Across all research initiatives and focus areas, Eyebeam primarily supports projects that have real-world impact — Eyebeam maintains that cultural progress is possible and encourages work that is paradigm shifting within a large spectrum of genres. Eyebeam sees the concerns of Public Knowledge as central to a more open society.  

ABOUT PUBLIC KNOWLEDGE: Founded in September 2001, Public Knowledge is a public interest advocacy organization in Washington, DC that seeks to ensure that copyright law and communications policy promote creativity, free speech, and democratic values.

Public Knowledge’s unique expertise lies in the intersection of federal media and telecommunications law, internet law, and copyright law—an intersection that is increasingly relevant as these issues overlap and converge.  Public Knowledge has established itself as the premiere public interest organization working to ensure policy that provides the public broad access to an open internet and the wealth of knowledge and creativity it contains. Public Knowledge is also involved with issues surrounding emerging technology such as 3D printing and open source hardware.

Although it addresses a wide range of policy areas, Public Knowledge is focused on preventing gatekeepers, especially gatekeepers tied to incumbent business models and technology, from using law and policy to slow the pace of innovation. Public Knowledge values openness and competition, along with access to technology and communications platforms. Fundamentally, Public Knowledge believes that society is stronger when everyone has access to information and innovation, and when the public has access to new ideas no matter their origin.

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