About 2017

june 26–29
Minneapolis, MN

About the Eyeo Festival

Since its inception in 2011, the team behind the Eyeo Festival has been inspired by the notion that this decade presents an exceptionally exciting time to be interested in art, interaction, and information. The way we experience all three is changing. The way all three interact and overlap is quickly evolving. Easier access to powerful tools and technologies continues to increase. What data is, where it comes from, and how we utilize it, looks different than ever before.

What can we do with it all? What can’t we do? Artists, designers and coders build and bend technology to see what’s possible. What’s next with interaction, what’s revealed by the data. Eyeo brings together the most intriguing and exciting people in these arenas today.

We start with a day of pre-festival workshops and the 3rd edition of the Eyeo Summit – this year’s theme is Code+Resistance. That night we kick off Eyeo with keynotes and a mixer. Then it’s three days of inspirational talks, demos, and labs and plenty of opportunities to connect with people whose extraordinary creations are pushing the envelope. The line up is amazing. A cast of more than 40 brilliant individuals creates one amazing collection of talent and insight. Add yourself to the mix, and it just gets better. Converge to Inspire – Indeed.

Topics Covered

come to eyeo if you’re interested in:

  • Art & Technology
  • Creative Code
  • Data Visualization / Data Art
  • Design / Mapping
  • Experience Design / Storytelling
  • Interactive Installations / Architecture & Interaction
  • Physical Inputs / Gestural Computing / Kinect Hacks
  • Physical Outputs / 3D Printing / Arduino
  • Processing / OpenFrameworks / Cinder / D3

It’s Better with Everyone

The Eyeo Festival is dedicated to an inclusive, harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, or religion. We like it that way. Our complete policy can be found here.

Converge to Inspire – 2017 Attendee Origins

Eyeo Video Archive

history on record

Check out the eyeo festival on vimeo to see what happened at Eyeo 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016.

Eyeo 2011-2015. Compiled.

A celebration of the first 5 years

To celebrate the Eyeo Festival’s 5th Anniversary we assembled a beautiful book featuring work and thoughts from the folks who’ve graced the stage at Eyeo from 2011-2015. The 250 page softcover book is a nice trip down memory lane and as well as great resource with digestible doses of insight & inspiration from some of the most interesting and successful people in the community.

A limited supply of copies remain for sale. Get one for yourself, your school, or your lab. Book orders are shipped biweekly.

INSTINT Festival


INSTINT assembles an international roster of acclaimed creators to explore the intersection of art, technology and interaction. Expect a broad investigation into creating interactive experiences involving space, architecture, and bodies, all aided by high and low tech. It’s a unique chance to learn and connect with fascinating people in the field.