Out of 60+ amazing applicants, we accepted 15 students
from around the world as the ﬁrst class.
Most classes were planned weekly, but schedule was variable upon
needs of the students and availability of teachers.
Myself and Zach were in school 4+ days/ week to help students and
also take care of administration. Casey also helped with admin.
There were classes on coding and hacking.
* Zach explaining how pixels work in a morning class
There is poetics in the nature of computation:
the place where logic meets electricity,
and math meets language, which we ﬁnd beautiful.
* Learning logic gates with low level electronics in Taeyoon’s class
Zach taught Input and Output and many other classes.
Amit taught Learning Curve.
Jen taught Math for Artists and Art for Mathists and organized
Taeyoon taught Drawings and circuits, and organized Art of
We planned classes for experimenting
with teaching and learning.
Jen’s Open Dinner was communal cooking and sharing
food and thoughts with special guests.
Taeyoon’s Art of Walking was walking and reading
What mattered was sharing time to make situations,
Info from Eyebeam website:
School for Poetic Computation, or SFPC, is an experimental education and research
initiative in the form of a ten week learning environment. It is led by former Eyebeam
fellows Zachary Lieberman and Taeyoon Choi with Amit Pitaru and Jen Lowe. In
partnership with Eyebeam Art & Technology Center, the school will present SFPC: The
First Class from November 20th to 23rd, a survey of unconventional learning processes
featuring ﬁfteen artists from their ﬁrst class.
Through an open call, SFPC accepted these individuals from diverse backgrounds and
locations around the world. Since September 15th, they have occupied a sun light ﬁlled
loft in downtown Brooklyn attending lectures and workshops and averaging days of 12+
hours spent together. Classes covered topics from basic electronics, programming,
math, cooking and walking and were accompanied by a program of guest lectures and
workshops offered by leading artists and technologists.These students have produced
teaching tools, software and hardware, interventions and provocations, asking
questions on the poetics and creative use of computation.