Creatives and technologists invent new forms of making, sensing, feeling
With the Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) program, Nokia Bell Labs pioneered the fusion of creatives and technologists long before artists in residence became popular. We recently reenergized the E.A.T. program and today have many longer-term artists in-residence and short-term collaborations with artists across the world.
The mission of the modern E.A.T. program is to create new modes of empathic communication that will encourage and enable people to share emotions, sentiments, cognition and experiences. We want to break down barriers that exist between people, races, cultures and religions by enabling higher-order modes of communication beyond the basic spoken and written word. Our goal is to invent technology that will augment human senses and enable new forms of communication, interaction and sharing.
Read the E.A.T. origin story
Artists in residence
At the heart of E.A.T. are renowned cultural practitioners who bring today’s emerging technologies into dialogue with diverse traditions of music, voice, dance and visual art.
A world-class beatboxer and composer, Harry Yeff — AKA Reeps One — explores the role and value of the human voice in communication.
Artist and composer Seth Cluett is researching AR/VR acoustics and multi-sensory communication at his studio at Nokia Bell Labs.
An accomplished designer, artist, writer and DJ based in New York City, Fei Liu explores digital empathy and the narrative potential of interfaces.
As a composer and digital performer, Fefferman harnesses the potential of personal devices and networked audio to create intimacy and audience-ownership in live concert contexts.
Toni Dove fuses film, game or instrument-based interaction with experimental theatre. An unfolding narrative uses technologies such as motion sensing or machine learning to connect with onscreen characters.
Ben Neill is a composer, performer, and inventor of the electro-acoustic mutantrumpet. He explores new modes of emotion transfer and communication between people using music, visual media, and hybrid instruments
Jules is a new media artist and theorist interested in unpacking simulation as way of knowing as well as the formation and deformation of patterns in organic systems.
Marina Rosenfeld is an artist and composer whose work has been at the forefront of experimental practices in sound and performance.
Grappling with notions of agency, consciousness, perception and social equity, Dinkins' residency focuses on the AI-mediated future and what it means for communities of color.
Yago de Quay
Bringing together digital media design, performance, visuals, and music, Yago is leveraging our technical expertise to create a new multimedia artwork.
A pioneer in innovative fashion, Jasna Rokegem is designing a sentient garment that engages emerging technologies, such as AR, to explore human self-perception.
Evolving the theme of human-robot collaboration, Sougwen explores the fields of collaborative robotics, computer vision and biometrics.
The latest technologies in biometric sensing formed the basis of Park's artistic work, culminating in the Only Human exhibition and symposium at Mana Contemporary.
Jason Oremus and Garrett Coleman use the movements of dance to guide a drones flight, evoking the interplay between human and machine.
Jeff works on large-scale artworks about wifi, data, and memory and the relationships humans have to computers and phones.
Dr. Erik Viirre
As a biomedical researcher and neurophysiologist, Dr. Virirre's investigates the origin and management of vertigo and tinnitus using virtual reality.
From the blog
New works from NEW INC artists-in-residence Sougwen Chung, Lisa Park, and Hammerstep, play on the symbiotic relationship between humans and technolgoies.
An immersive multi-channel audio system at the New York Library for Performing Arts at Lincoln Center includes rare objects, artifacts and recordings from the early history of electronic music.
ISSUE Project Room: Fefferman + Cluett
Lainie Fefferman's piece plays with the audience’s cell phones, while Seth Cluett's works make music without conventional techniques.
We Speak Music
In an era of voice-controlled technology, Reeps One and Nokia Bell Labs investigate the culture and technology of the voice, using beatboxing as the ultimate exploration of its potential.
ICE + Seth Cluett
In 2018, Cluett's woodwind quartet performed with the artists of ICE at venues across the US.
Beatie Wolfe Raw Space
Video from the Nokia OZO 360-degree camera merged with spatial audio and AR to support Beatie Wolfe as she played songs from her 2017 album live from the anechoic chamber.
In 2016, we painted the shores of Ireland with a visualization of wireless signals
Each year, three artists from NEW INC develop a prototype artwork using Nokia Bell Labs expertise in emerging technologies.
International Contemporary Ensemble
ICE explores how new music intersects with communities across the world by embedding 36 ensemble members with the foremost artists of our time.
ISSUE Project Room
The ISSUE Project Room facilitates the commissioning and premiering of new works and presents a diverse array of artists across the disciplines of sound, dance, film, performance and literature.
Stevens Institute of Technology
An ongoing relationship between Stevens faculty, students, and Nokia Bell Labs researchers fosters innovation grounded in scientific principles and the humanities.
We operate a joint residency program with Leonardo/The International Society for Arts, Sciences and Technology, based in Silicon Valley.
We collaborated with the Stevens Institute of Technology on a series of events in Jersey City to explore how artists and engineers can fuse art and technology.