While gallery-hopping today in Chelsea we stumbled upon Eyebeam, an art and technology center currently located on 21st Street (though it appears they’ll be relocating to Brooklyn this summer as they begin construction on a new space in Fort Greene). The current exhibition is called The New Romantics, and gathers contemporary digital work reacting to 19th century Romanticism.
Among the works on display was a beautiful piece called Peer-to-Peer Sunset. It is an interactive work in which you visit a website, and if another user connects at the same time you both experience the impression of a sunset via synchronized color gradients drawn in the browser. To experience the piece yourself you can head over to duskjacket.com/SUNSET with a friend—or just open up two different browsers, if you’re the solitary type.
Eyebeam was a great discovery; if you’re in NYC, definitely try to check out the current show. They’re also running a significant closeout sale on older books and catalogues relating to technology and art, if you’re looking for library fodder!