THE INTER-SOCIETY FOR THE ELECTRONIC ARTS THE ISEA NEWSLETTER NUMBER 4, APRIL 1992 __________________________________________________________________________ CONTENTS Isea Newsletter Dirk Boon Tisea Call for Participation Wim van der Plas 3Dmt'92 International Conferences: Hal Thwaites Rediscovering Pompeii: Roger Malina Disembodied Art Gallery: Keith De Mendonca Art Horizons' Art Competition: Nora Smith FIFOM 92: Yves Pilon Call for Contributions: Steve B AI/Music Research Group: Eduardo Miranda Center for Safety in the Arts Online: Michael McCann Call for Papers Tomoyasu Taguti Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing Douglas Schuler Minitrack on Hypermedia in Information Systems and Organisations Tommy Isakowitz Calendar May 1992 ISEA NEWSLETTER The Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts was founded as a result of the First International Symposium on Electronic Art (Holland,1988). ISEA aims at joining a world-wide network of artists, scientists and their institu- tes and organizations. ISEA promotes a structured approach to electronic art, in order to solve problems systematically and release potentials of electronic art. ISEA distributes a Newsletter, both electronically and as paper copies. In order to do this, ISEA cooperates with Leonardo Electronic News (LEN) and Fineart Forum (FAF). ISEA contributes to both and republishes selected items. However, since it takes time for messages to reach FAF/LEN, to publish FAF & LEN, to republish them in the ISEA Newsletter and to send these by ordinary mail, the news reaches our members often very late, sometimes too late. So, from now on, we should like to ask you to send news straight to ISEA. We will always do our best to distribute the information as fast and as widely as possible among our members all over the world, many of those in West & Eastern Europe. Thank you in advance for your cooperation, Dirk Boon Editor ISEA Newsletter POB 60103 9703 BC Groningen Holland Phone : 31-50-425254 Fax : 31-75-701906 Email : ISEA@RUG.NL TISEA CALL FOR PARTICIPATION (summary) Wim van der Plas >From November 9th-13th, 1992, the Third International Symposium on Electronic Art will be staged in Sydney, Australia. TISEA will be the most significant symposium on electronic arts culture ever staged in Australia. The two major themes of TISEA are 'Art and the Algorithm' and 'Whither Cultural Diversity in the Global Village ?'. Workshops and Courses deadline: 21 April notification: 1 June Papers and Panels deadline: 21 April notification: 1 June Exhibitions - Symposium Showcase deadline: 21 April notification: 1 June - Artists Slideshow deadline: 1 July notification: 1 September Electronic Theatre deadline: 1 June notification: 1 August Performances deadline: 21 April notification: 1 June Poster sessions deadline: 1 Sept notification: 1 October All proposals must be accompanied by: 1. A completed TISEA permission to use form 2. A completed entry form 3. Details of technical requirements where applicable 4. Stamped self-addressed envelope if you would like supporting material returned Postal address: Po Box A307, Sydney SoutH, NSW 2000, Australia Street address: TISEA, College of Fine Art, Cnr. Selwyn and Albion Streets, Paddington, NSW 2021, Australia Phone: 61.2.360.5607 Fax: 61.2.360 2943 E-mail: email@example.com ----------------------------------------------------------------- TISEA ENTRY FORM Name Affilliation Address City State Country Postal Code Phone Work Home Fax E-mail Program (Check one only) O Workshops and Courses O beginners O intermediate O advanced O Papers/Panels O Exhibition O Electronic Theatre O Performance O Poster Sessions Summary of proposal (three lines max.) suitable for use as pre- conference publicity. 3Dmt '92 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES Hal Thwaites The 1992 International Conference on Three Dimensional Media Technology (3Dmt) will be held; May 18,19,20, 1992 in Montreal, Canada at the Sheraton Center. The Second International Conference on Three Dimensional Media Technologies will take place November 3-5 at Le Center Sheraton Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Sessions will include the following topics: 3D Film, Video and Television systems; Stereoscopic Computer Graphics and Animation; Virtual Reality; Holography; Spatial Sound Systems; 3D Multi-Media Technologies; 3D Production and Management; 3D Theory and Research, and will include previews, screenings, demos and exhibits of 3D Media. 3Dmt (November) is accepting paper submissions. Please forward an abstract of 250-300 words to the Conference Director by the May 1, 1992 deadline. Exhibition space is also available. In order to make a reservation, or for more detailed information and prices, please forward your facility and display requirements, sq. meters/feet, etc. to the Center. Hotel rates at The Sheraton Centre Hotel : Single and double rooms : $115.00 + taxes in Canadian funds. (Additional hotels and rates available upon request). Conference charges : 3 days - $300.00 + taxes in Canedian Funds. (May be subject to change at a later date) For Further information or to submit a paper proposal, please contact : 3Dmt Center, Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke Street, West Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4B 1R6, Tel: 1 (514) 848-2539, Fax: 1 (514) 848-3492, E-mail: Hal@Vax2.Concordia.CA __________________________________________________________________________ Selected items from Fineart Forum , Volume 6 #7, and Leonardo Electronic News, April 15, 1992 The Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts contributes to Fineart Forum and republishes the items on electronic art on behalf of its members. FAF and LEN are published by the International Society for Art, Science and Technology on behalf of The Art, Science and Technology Network. __________________________________________________________________________ REDISCOVERING POMPEII Roger Malina Accademia Italiana, London An exhibition of some 200 objects excavated from the ruins of Pompeii, many of which have not been exhibited before, offering a fascinating insight into daily life in the 1st century A.D. and illustrating how computer technology has revolutionized the analysis of archeological evidence. Visitors to the exhibition will be able to take an electronic tour of Pompeii using an interactive computer system. Contact: Accademia Italiana, 24 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1BB, UK, tel: 44 071 225 3474, fax: 44 071 589 5187. THE DISEMBODIED ART GALLERY EXHIBITION, BRIGHTON, ENGLAND, 1992. (Excerpt) Keith I De Mendonca We have decided to hold Brighton's first Disembodied Gallery Exhibition throughout the town during the month of May. We would like to put some new visual artwork onto the streets instead of inside a gallery space; distribute original artwork around the town and give anyone the opportuni- ty in participating or collecting these artifacts. So we are making a call for original or decorative artwork, on paper or card, originals or Xeroxes, 1 to 100 copies. All artwork that we receive will be displayed in the streets of Brighton in the month of May. In return for your contribution, we will photograph the artwork in place and document the comments from the towns' people about your artwork. Your pictures will be fly-posted, hung from bus-stops and distributed around shops, arcades, pubs and clubs. All artwork should be sent so that we receive it by the middle of MAY, 1992. Please send your artwork or queries to : 1992 Disembodied Art Gallery Exhibition, Flat 5, 65 Lansdowne Place, Hove, Sussex, BN3 1FL, UK. ART COMPETITION Nora Smith Art Horizons' American Art Competition Prizes totaling $ 10,000 will be offered in this competition as well as the opportunity to have works shown in the three week "1992 Grand Exhibi- tion" at Art 54 Gallery in SOHO, New York. The competition is open to professional and aspiring artists. The artist chooses the subject, size and medium. All entries must be accompanied by the official entry form and an entry fee of $ 6.00 for each slide or photograph of the submitted work. To receive the official entry form, send a postcard with your name and address to: Art Horizons, Fine Arts Department, 140 Prospect Avenue, Suite 16R, Hackensack, NJ 07601, tel: 1 210 487 7277, fax: 1 201 343 5353. The deadline for receiving entries is May 29, 1992. FIFOM 92 Yves Pilon Festival International du Film par Ordinateur de Montreal (FIFOM) May 22 - May 31, 1992 Last year's Festival presented over 200 films of which 60 were in competi- tion. FIFOM 92 provides an opportunity for the public as well as profes- sionals to view the most recent computer graphic works produced throughout the world. Screenings will take place simultaneously in a number of theaters in Montreal and Quebec City. FIFOM, in association with Infographie Canada, will present the internati- onal symposium on computer graphics as part of the Production 92 line-up of events. Sixty international experts will be on hand to lead the symposium conferences, seminars and workshops. For more information, contact: Festival International du Film par Ordinateur de Montreal (FIFOM), 373, Place d'Youville, Suite 505, Montreal, Canada H2Y 2B7, tel: 1 514 982 9872, fax: 1 514 765 3116. CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS (Exerpt) Steve B Champery, Switzerland, 28-30 October 1992 Aims and Scope: At past workshops it has been noted that people in the graphics community are addressing a wide variety of problems: surface modeling, rendering, animation, interaction, multiple media, constraints, etc. At the same time, it has also been noted that people share similar concerns in the areas of software reuse, extensibility and maintenance. This workshop will be an effort to identify such common concerns and to devise solutions that benefit a wide spectrum of research domains within the interactive grap- hics community. The goal of the workshop is to outline a common platform, based on a set of object-oriented primitives, for the support of graphics applications. Information : Eurographics Workshop on Object-Oriented Graphics Centre Universitaire d'Informatique, 12 rue du Lac, CH-1207 Geneva SWITZERLAND. Phone: 41 (22) 787 65 86. Fax: 41 (22) 735 39 05 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Eduardo Miranda AI/MUSIC RESEARCH GROUP PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT University of Edinburgh Dept. of Artificial Intelligence - Faculty of Music AI/Music Research Group Meetings 1992 The main purpose of the meetings is to discuss the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence applied to Music and the state of art at the moment. It is for everyone interested in the subject. Talk proposals are welcome. Dates and venue to be announced soon. If you are interested, please contact: Eduardo R. Miranda, AI/Music Group, Faculty of Music, Alison House 12 Nicolson Square, EH8 9DF, Edinburgh, E-mail:MIRANDA@UK.AC.ED.MUSIC Michael McCann CENTER FOR SAFETY IN THE ARTS ONLINE The Center for Safety in the Arts (CSA) currently operates OSHBBS, the Occupational Safety and Health Bulletin Board System. OSHBBS has several dozen art hazards files that can be downloaded, along with over 700 New Jersey Hazardous Substance Fact Sheets. In addition, users can leave messages for CSA or others about particular art hazards problems. OSHBBS can be reached at (USA) 212-385-2034 (8N1). CALL FOR PAPERS Tomoyasu Taguti Japan Music & Computer Science Society Summer Symposium '92 Dates: September 1-3, 1992 Place: Waseda University, Center for Scholarly Information, 1-20-14 Nishi-Waseda, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160, JAPAN The Japan Music and Computer Science Society (JMACS) is to hold a summer symposium. The main topics are as follows: Composition/Arrangement, Performance, Transcription/Musical Notation, Synthesis/Electronic Instruments, CAI/Database, Musical AI systems Analysis/Perception/Cognition, Theory, Others. Although submissions of demonstrations will be appreciated, we may not have adequate equipments for your demonstration. If you are planning a demonstration, please contact the JMACS SS'92 secretariat (see below *2) before sending in your submission. Abstracts of 200 words or less in English or 500 characters or less in Japanese should be submitted to the program chair (see below *1) by April 30, 1992. Abstracts must include title, authors' names, full postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address and FAX number if available. Five copies of your abstract must be sent. Notice of acceptance will be made on June 1. The exact schedule of the symposium will be fixed in May. The official languages are Japanese and English. Please send abstracts to the program chair: *1 Tomoyasu TAGUTI, Faculty of Science, Konan University, 8-9-1, Okamoto, Higashinada-ku, Kobe 658, JAPAN. For more information, please contact the JMACS SS'92 secretariat: *2 Shuji HASHIMOTO, Dept. of Applied Physics, Waseda University 3-4-1 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 169, JAPAN Tel: 81-3-3203-4141 Ext.73-3569, Fax : 81-3-3200-2567, E-mail: email@example.com DIRECTIONS AND IMPLICATIONS OF ADVANCED COMPUTING Douglas Schuler Are computers part of the problem or ... ? DIAC-92 Symposium Berkeley, California U.S.A Sponsored by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility May 2 - 3, 1992 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM The DIAC Symposia are biannual explorations of the social implications of computing. In previous symposia such topics as virtual reality, high tech weaponry, computers and education, affectionate technology, computing and the disabled, and many others have been highlighted. Our fourth DIAC Symposium, DIAC-92, offers insights on computer networks, computers in the workplace, national R&D priorities and many other topics. DIAC-92 will be an invigorating experience for anyone with an interest in computers and society. For more information: Doug Schuler, tel: 1 206 865 3832, 1 206 632 1659, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. MINI-TRACK ON HYPERMEDIA IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND ORGANIZATIONS CALL FOR PAPERS AND REFEREES Tommy Isakowitz 26th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences Kauai, Hawaii - January 5-8, 1993 Conference aims and scope: The purpose of the HICSS conference is to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas, research results, development activities, and applications among academicians and practitioners in organizational and computer-based system sciences. We are inviting papers for the minitrack on Hypermedia in Information Systems and Organizations, a new minitrack at HICSS focusing specifically on hypertext and hypermedia. Minitrack: In this minitrack we explore the benefits and the challenges that arise as hypermedia support for information systems and work practices grows. We encourage papers that address organizational aspects, technical aspects and both. Instructions for authors: Manuscripts should be 22-26 typewritten, double-spaced pages in length. Do not send submissions that are significantly shorter or longer than this. Papers must not have been previously presented or published, nor currently submitted for journal publication. Each manuscript will be subjected to a rigorous refereeing process. Manuscripts should have a title page that includes the title of the paper, full name(s) of its author(s), affiliation(s), complete mailing and electronic address(es), telephone number(s), and a 300-word abstract of the paper. Submission process: Apr 30, 92 Optional abstract submitted by e-mail or post to one of the chairs for guidance and indication of appropriate content. Minitrack chairs: Michael Bieber Tomas Isakowitz Computer Science Department Information Systems Department Carroll School of Management Stern School of Business Boston College New York University Chestnut Hill, MA 02167-3808,USA New York, NY 10003,USA e-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 1-(617) 552-3964 1-(212) 998-4202 fax: 1-(412) 268-7036 1-(212) 998-4111 CALENDAR - MAY 1992 __________________________________________________________________________ 01-14 May 1992 Exhibition : Perverted Issues (evaded answers) Computer art, sculpture & lighting, sound composition & engineering. Jean Callagher, Jim Lewis & Rob Warner Highways, 1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA Phone : 1-213-4531755 02-03 May 1992 DIAC-92 Symposium, Berkeley, CA, USA Sponsored by Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility Contact: Doug Schuler, tel: 1 206 865 3832 or 1 206 632 1659, email: email@example.com 03-07 May 1992 CHI '92 Human Factors in Computing Systems, Monterey, CA, USA Contact: L. Borman, 1865 Tanglewood Drive, Glenview, IL 60025, USA tel: 1-312-998-6476, email: BORMAN.CHI@XEROX.COM. 15 May 1992 Deadline for receipt of Mail Art for Disembodied Art Gallery Exhibition, Brighton, UK Contact: 1992 Disembodied Art Gallery Exhibition, Flat 5, 65 Lansdowne Place, Hove, Sussex, BN3 1FL, UK, email: firstname.lastname@example.org 29 May 1992 Deadline for entries for Art Horizons, American Art Competition Contact: Nora Smith, Art Horizons, Fine Arts Department, 140 Prospect Avenue, Suite 16R, Hackensack, NJ 07601, USA, tel: 1 201 487 7277, fax: 1 201 343 5353 29-31 May 1992 Production 92 - FIFOM 92 (Festival international du Film par ordinateur de Montreal) and COMMUNICATIONS 92, a symposium for professionals in the cultural and communications fields. Montreal, Canada Contact: Production 92, FIFOM, 1276, rue Amherst, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H2L 3K8, tel: 1 514 842 5333, fax: 1 514 842 6717. 31 May 1992 Deadline for paper submission for Eurographics Workshop on Object-Oriented Graphics (conference dates: 28-30 October 1992) Contact: Eurographics Workshop on Object-Oriented Graphics, Centre Universitaire d'Informatique, 12 rue du Lac, CH-1207 Geneva, SWITZERLAND, Phone: 41 (22) 787 65 86, fax: 41 (22) 735 39 05, e-mail: email@example.com. _________________________________________________________________________ ISEA distributes this Newsletter in order to keep its members, who have no access to Electronic Mail, informed. Those members can, if they desire, get in touch with the Email addresses mentioned in this newsletter by contacting ISEA. The Inter-Society aims at joining an already existing world-wide network of artists, scientists and their institutes, making it easier for the institutes and individual members to share expertise with each other. The aims of the Inter-Society are to promote a structured approach to electronic art and to help finance worthy electronic art projects. For membership information contact : ISEA, POB 60103, 9703 BC Groningen, NL.