OPEN(Art) is a joint initiative launched by Eyebeam and Mozilla to support creativity at the intersection of art and the open web. It is a unique opportunity for artists and technologists to collaborate on new work that catalyzes creative participation on a global scale. Selected artists and technologists develop projects that push the boundaries of online or networked culture and address contemporary social challenges, while contributing to the community of practice around creative code. http://openart.eyebeam.org/
Open(Art) culminated with an exhibition and workshops featuring the Fellows, Forrest Oliphant, Toby Schachman, and Nortd Labs.
Workshops took place on Saturday, July 13, 12-3pm, following the opening on July 12.
Meemoo Hackable Web Apps Workshop with Forrest Oliphant:
Meemoo.org is an open-source web app that encourages experimentation with media, specifically animation. Youth educators get a crash course in designing some "hacktivities."
Pixel Shaders Workshop with Toby Schachman:
Pixel shaders are simple programs that run on the GPU to create real time visual effects. Participants will learn the fundamentals of shader programming and applications and hack on shaders.
BOMFuBeta-Thon with Addie Wagenknecht (Nortd Labs): BOMfu is a tool designed to break down complex projects into sourceable components. In this workshop, start a Bill of Materials (BOMs) for your open hardware projects.
Open(Art) was followed by the Mozilla Maker Party: Moving <img> Storytelling, a free summer youth program from July 15-19 at Eyebeam, supported by the Mozilla Foundation.