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Sep. 7, 2017 11:20 am

Eyebeam is moving to Bushwick

Director Roddy Schrock took to Medium yesterday to explain the move out of Sunset Park.

At the Eyebeam reception, Oct. 8, 2016.

(Photo by Tyler Woods)

Eyebeam will move to Bushwick, its director Roddy Schrock announced in a Medium post.

The organization, which funds residencies for artists working in the space where art and technology meet, has been in a space in Sunset Park’s Industry City for the last three years.

“We will have a dedicated storefront space that will house both the residency work areas as well as act as a public space for events,” Schrock wrote of the new Bushwick space. “We imagine it to be a very active space with regular panels and discussions, as well as presentations by residents and alumni — a group of the most exciting thinkers and makers in the world.”

The move will be an upgrade for the org, says Ramsey Nasser, a former Eyebeam fellow and current member of its advisory board.

“Moving to Bushwick is super exciting because it re-situates Eyebeam in an artistic environment and enables the organization to more easily host events,” Ramsey wrote in an email. “Being on the ground floor of a heavily foot-trafficked area is crucial. We consistently hosted events in the Sunset Park space, for sure, but attendees had to considerably opt in to a journey which was off the beaten path. Being on the ground floor again means random foot traffic and wanderers-in can be a part of Eyebeam’s audience again, and some of my best experiences were with members of the public who ‘accidentally’ walked in to Eyebeam during a show and had their minds blown.”

We contacted Schrock to find out where exactly in Bushwick they’re moving and will update when we find out.

Eyebeam will host a housewarming party for its new space Nov. 30 in Bushwick.

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Tyler Woods

Tyler Woods is the lead reporter for Technical.ly Brooklyn. His work has previously appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, CT Financial News and the New Canaan News. There's little he loves more than great tweets on Twitter.com.

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