The Framed Internet Is Expanding With Digital Artist Residency

Today, Electric Objects announced an artists in residency program to help digital artists put the Internet on their walls.

Earlier this month, The Creators Project interviewed Electric Objects (EO), a company that's designed a "computer made for art," with hopes of sparking a paradigm shift regarding how we preserve, share, and even purchase digital artworks.

The company launched a Kickstarter on July 8th with a $25,000 goal and garnered more than three times as many donations on the crowdfunding campaign's first day alone. The company has since collected over $450,000 in donations with 20 days left to go.

To follow up the campaign, today EO announced an Artists in Residency program, "an experiment, an exploration into the creative and distributive potential of a new platform," writes founders Jake Levine and Zoë Salditch. 

The beta program is an effort to encourage artists and developers to make work specifically tailored for the current prototype of Electric Objects. Ten artists will be picked to receive the EO model, a $500 stipend, and personal consulting with the head of EO's development team. Also, any art or projects that come out of the residency program will not be exclusive to the startup, and artists retain full right to share or sell their work. 

Interested parties can send in proposals through the EO site, and the ten residency finalists will be decided by Zoë Salditch, Jacob Bijani (Head of Product at EO), Kevin Slavin of the MIT Media Lab, Steven Sachs, Director at bitforms, and Paddy Johnson of Art F City and The L Magazine.

The founders added, "Electric Objects might be an interesting combination of hardware and software, but it’s not much more than that without a strong community of artists and developers." For a chance to join the EO community, head over to the company's site here.


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