FIREWALL Internet Cafe NYC

About

Joyce Yu-Jean Lee

Joyce Yu-Jean Lee

Artist
Joyce Yu-Jean Lee is a NYC-based artist working with video, installation, and performance. She creates tech-based art that examines the formation of contemporary “enlightenment,” specifically how visual culture shapes notions of truth and the “other.” Lee has exhibited widely domestically and internationally and her work has been written about in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Huffington Post, NPR, Hyperallergic, and ArtCritical. She teaches part-time at the Fashion Institute of Technology and NJ City University.
Dan Phiffer

Dan Phiffer

Lead Developer
Dan Phiffer is an artist, programmer, and researcher based in Brooklyn, working on projects that use computer networks as a raw material. He’s interested in how computers shape our ways of thinking, and how our values are reflected in the systems we build. His projects have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, SFMOMA, Ars Electronica, and Transmediale. His work has been written about in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Rhizome.org, and Hyperallergic. Dan helps build open source mapping tools at Mapzen and is an Impact Resident at Eyebeam Art + Tech.
Rachel Nackman

Rachel Nackman

Developer
Rachel Nackman is a Brooklyn-based software developer and independent curator. Previously a developer on the digital team at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Rachel is now working on freelance projects and pursuing a graduate degree in computer science.

Partners

Franklin Furnace Fund

(FFF) presents, preserves, interprets, proselytizes and advocates on behalf of avant-garde art, especially vulnerable, ephemeral, unpopular forms.

Asian Women Giving Circle

(AWGC) is the first and largest giving circle in the nation led by Asian American women funding the arts as a strategy for social change.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

(LMCC) empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Lower Manhattan and beyond.

New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council

(DCLA) is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City's vibrant cultural life and to ensure adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations.

Great Fire

An open source browser extension that lets users share their route to the Internet with each other.

uProxy

An open source browser extension that lets users share their route to the Internet with each other.

Oslo Freedom Forum

Annual conference where human rights advocates, artists, tech entrepreneurs, and world leaders meet to brainstorm ways to expand freedom across the globe.

Human Rights Foundation

A nonpartisan nonprofit organization that promotes and protects human rights globally, with a focus on closed societies.

FIREWALL was made possible by the Asian Women Giving Circle; by the Franklin Furnace Fund supported by Jerome Foundation, the Lambent Foundation, The SHS Foundation; and in part with public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.