THE INTER-SOCIETY FOR THE ELECTRONIC ARTS THE ISEA NEWSLETTER NUMBER 5, MAY 1992 __________________________________________________________________________ CONTENTS ISEA/ASTN Meeting at SIGGRAPH Wim van der Plas FISEA93, Preliminary Announcement Roman Verostko The Park Project Jim Demmers 3Dmt'92 Conference date correction Nancy Nelson ISEA Announcements Dirk Boon Workshop on Music Signals Giovanni De Poli Evidence of Secretary X Marianne Connolly Computer Art Museum Bill Ritchie Student Poster Contest William Joel Visual Dialogue Roger Malina Computer Color Formulation Conference Ellen Carter Art and Mathematics Conference Nathaniel Friedman 7th Electroacoustic Spring Marie Marais The Networked Virtual Art Museum Carl Eugene Loeffler Calender June 1992 ISEA/ASTN MEETING AT SIGGRAPH ----------------------------- Wim van der Plas ISEA will organize a meeting in cooperation with ASTN at SIGGRAPH '92. During the meeting, representatives of TISEA (Sydney, Australia), FISEA '93 (Minneapolis, USA) and possibly FISEA '94 (Europe) will present their plans. Anyone interested is welcome. Anyone whishing to give a presentation on institutes, organizations or plans in the field of electronic art during the meeting, is asked to contact ISEA ahead of time. SIGGRAPH, the large annual conference and exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, is held this year in Chicago (July 26-31). The SIGGRAPH conferences are attended by thousands of people from all over the world. The (commercial) exhibition is attended by tens of thousands of people. The exact place and time of the meeting will be stated in the Final Program of SIGGRAPH (look for the list of 'Birds of a Feather' meetings. If known in time, ISEA will publish these data in the July issue of the Newsletter. Abbrevations used: ISEA :Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts ASTN :Art Science & Technology Network SIGGRAPH :Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics (of ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery) TISEA :Third International Symposium on Electronic Art FISEA 93 :Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art FISEA 94 :Fifth International Symposium on Electronic Art FISEA93 PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT -------------------------------- Roman Verostko Fourth International Symposium On Electronic Art Minneapolis / Minnesota , USA November 3-7, 1993 The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, host for FISEA 93, is coordinating regional, national and international initiatives to make this a lively "state of the art" forum. The Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts and Leonardo, the International Society for Art Science and Technology, endorse this Symposium which will build on foundations established at Utrecht (FISEA 88), Groningen (SISEA 90), and Sidney (TISEA 92). Committed to an exchange of ideas among professionals on the practice and theory of electronic art this Symposium presently plans to: - exhibit recent electronic art: animation theater, 2-D art "tele-art" and electronic concert/performance arts. - present papers and workshops (Nov 3-4) on "state of the art" research and technology associated with electronic art. - present papers on historical and philosophical issues related to this art. - publish proceedings and documentation of exhibitions. - provide a forum for professional @i(poster sessions). - provide a trade show. Through a call for participation, to be issued later this year, this Minneapolis symposium will draw electronic artists and scientists into greater dialogue with humanities scholars and vice versa. Papers addres- sing philosophical issues (aesthetics), critical language, and historical context will be included. We anticipate a lively mix of exhibitions and installations with discussions exploring continuities between these on-going electronic arts activities and historical art traditions. The symposium welcomes artists, scientists, philosophers and art historians to participate in this critical dialogue. Preliminary program plans are now under way. If you or your organisation is able to contribute some service please be in touch with us. FISEA 93: Minneapolis College of Art & Design 2501 Stevens Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404 USA Phone: (01) 612 874-3754 FAX: (01) 612 874-3732 Email: email@example.com Program Chair: Roman Verostko Home/Studio: Phone/Fax (01) 612 822-3800 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org THE PARK PROJECT Public Domain has been invited to participate in the Arts Festival of Atlanta, an annnual nine (9) day event held at Piedmont Park (Sept. '92) in midtown Atlanta. The festival is a showcase for contemporary visual and performing arts by local, regional, and national artists. This year the festival celebrates its 39th year. The festival attendence for 1992 is projected at over 2,000,000 visitors. The project being proposed by PD is a communications station that will occupy a 10' X 12' plot. The station will be a hyper-media installation that will include video, computer networks, and live as well as remote collaborative performances. The station is being designed by an archite- chural sub-group of Public Domain, Inc. Monitors in key traffic areas within the park will refer visitors to the "nerve center" where they will have the opportunity to interact with the various kinds of information being presented. For example, visitors will be provided with the opportunity to "cruise" Internet via terminals connected by modems to PD's Sun server at Emory University. They will also have the opportunity to explore various Macintosh hypertexts and Amiga driven multi-media presentations. In addition, their will be opportunities to view and interact with computer generated and/or enhanced videos, and to attend performances and lectures by artists and theorists each of whom will provide an extensive question and answer session as a followup to their presentation. We're looking for folks who might be interested in participating is some sort of collaborative piece over the internet - anyone interested can get in touch with Public Domain (email@example.com). Public Domain, Inc. internet: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org __________________________________________________________________________ Selected items from Fineart Forum , Volume 6 #5, and Leonardo Electronic News, May 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. __________________________________________________________________________ 3Dmt'92 CONFERENCE DATES ------------------------ Nancy Nelson The 3Dmt'92 conference has been moved to November 3 - 5, 1992 not May 18 - 20 as reported in the ISEA Newsletter #4. ISEA ANNOUNCEMENTS ------------------ Dirk Boon Florida Film Festival at Orlando. The Florida Film Festival at Orlando, an invitational exposition of film and animation (computer and traditional), will be held from June 5 - 14, 1992, in Central Florida. Send inquiries to: Florida Film Festival, Enzian Theater, 1300 South Orlando Avenue, Maitland, FL 32751, USA. Tel: 1-407-6291088 Fax: 1-407-6296870 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MODELS AND REPRESENTATIONS OF MUSICAL SIGNALS ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Giovanni De Poli Focus on microstructural and macrostructural representations Capri (Napoli) - Italy 5-7 October 1992 The first international Workshop on Models and Representation of Musical Signals was held in Sorrento, Italy, in October 1988. After the workshop a 478-page hardcover book entitled Representations of Music Signals was published by MIT Press summarizing the experience gained by the authors at the workshop. After four years a new workshop is planned at Capri, Italy. The aim of the workshop is to discuss, in an informal way, current issues in models and representations of musical sounds. Models and representati- ons are crucial for understanding the world of musical sounds from both microstructural and macrostructural points of view. Topics of the workshop include, but are not limited to: - Parametric and adaptive models; - Perceptual models; - Nonparametric representations; - Macrostructure analysis and synthesis; - Representations of sound microstructure; - Object-oriented representations - Statistical models and noise; - Physical models; - Parameter control and transformation; - Musical applications of innovative representations. Authors interested in presenting their work are invited to submit abs- tracts (one-page) on completed or ongoing research related to the the topics of the workshop to the Scientific Secretariat. The abstract should begin with the title of the paper, name, address, telephone, fax numbers, E-mail address of author(s). It should indicate also technical require- ments for presentation. The format of the meeting will allow significant time allotted for discussion of each presentation and with provision for unscheduled time to encourage informal interactions among participants. Important dates: - submission of abstract June 15, 1992 For more information, contact: Giovanni De Poli, Scientific Secretariat CSC-DEI, Universita' of Padova, Via Gradenigo 6a, 35131 PADOVA, Italy. Tel.: 39-49-8287631 Fax: 39-49-8287699, E-mail: email@example.com EVIDENCE OF SECRETARY X ----------------------- Marianne Connolly Evidence of Secretary X and Her Secret Life After 5:00 Mobius, Boston, June 10-14, 1992 M.I.T., Cambridge, June 23 - July 10th, 1992 Evidence of Secretary X and Her Secret Life After 5:00 is an art event administered by artist/secretary Marianne Connolly. Secretary X is about the dual life that many artist's live, where the paid work of the day job support the unpaid work of the art job. In late spring, this work will be installed at Mobius in Boston, and later in an office at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Around these installations mail-art and work stories will be collected, discussions and events scheduled, and performance and film presented. Call for Mail Art Evidence of Secretary X and Her Secret Life After 5:00 Please send mail about work: your work life, your secret life, labor, time, money, production, reproduction, gender, etc. All mail will be shown at Mobius the week of June 8-13 and at MIT from June 23 - July 10. Mail can be almost any format: letters, pictures, e-mail, artifacts, Macintsh-compatible disks, overhead transparencies, audio tape, video tape, etc. If you have preferences, requirements or limitations on the use of your mail, please specify. Secretary X; c/o Mobius; 354 Congress Street; Boston, MA 02110, USA Marianne Connolly 1-617-7761793 or firstname.lastname@example.org COMPUTER ART MUSEUM ------------------- Bill Ritchie Proposed founding of a Computer Art Museum in Seattle, USA The Founding of a Computer Art Museum been proposed by Bill H. Ritchie Jr., a Seattle artist and educator. The museum will emphasize education, live exhibits, research, and publishing. Donations of original electronic systems in use since the 1970s have been promised to the living museum. A charter for the museum is now being written and strategies laid for a 1995 grand opening. The idea has been developing since the early 1970s when Ritchie saw interest in interactive multimedia while a professor at the University of Washington. Modeled on the practice here and abroad of locating cultural centers near shopping areas, one site currently under consideration for the museum is in a major retail department store situated near business, retail, tourist services, and residential communities. The living museum will emphasize Washington state's human resources and technology and spotlight the growth and impact of US Northwestern technology industries on the art, craft, and design disciplines. Programs at the museum will promote international exchange and multicultural formatting. For more information contact LMOCACAD, Bill H. Ritchie, President Ritchie's, Inc. 360 Halladay St., Seattle, WA, 98109-2030, USA Voice and voice mail 1-206-2850658; CIS 76670,621 SPACE ----- William J.Joel George Mason University and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, with the support of the ACM SIGGRAPH Education Committee, are sponsoring a computer graphics Student Poster and Animation Competition and Exhibition. The posters and video pieces will be on exhibit in Chicago, Illinois at SIGGRAPH '92. Selected video pieces will also be shown in the Information Age exhibition in the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. This competition provides an excellent opportunity for students working with computers to exhibit their creative work. It is open to all students currently attending elementary or secondary schools, colleges or universi- ties. We encourage teachers to have their students make posters and video tapes using computers, to select the best works produced in their classes, and to enter them in SPACE. The rules of the competition : All entries must be created using a computer graphics system. This year's theme is NEW WORLD ORDER (real or imagined) DUE DATE: JUNE 15, 1992 For entry forms contact: Jackie White, Art Department, LACHSA/Cal State L.A. 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032, USA MANIFESTE --------- June 18 - November 9 1992 Vast panorama of artistic activities at the Centre Pompidou: - presentation of a new project: "La Revue Virtuelle", devoted to the study and the representation of new technologies in the arts; - various visual arts exhibitions (Antiform, Arte Povera, Minimal Art, Conceptual Art, Pop Art, Nouveaux Realistes, recent acquisitions of Henri Matisse, works of architects, video installations, access to a large library of video and computer graphics tapes, experimental cinema, children's workshops, etc. - Musical presentations and interactive environments by IRCAM, Sept.11-13; Also: - Under the title "Voix et Images", the "Revue Parlee" will present a number of documents related to contemporary Literature, September 21-28; - An interactive Video-disc will be co-produced by "Revue Virtuelle" and "la Cite des Sciences et de l'Inductrie" of La Villette: - An International Symposium: "Des musees et des oeuvres" will be held on June 3 and 4; For more information, contact: Jean-Pierre Biron, Dir. de la Communication, fax: 33 (1) 42 77 40 03 Musee d'Art Moderne (MNAM): Sarah Heymann, fax: 33 (1) 42 71 54 38 Centre de Creation Industrielle (CCI), fax: 33 (1) 42 79 29 49 IRCAM: Magali Noel, Marie-Helene Arbour, fax: 33 (1) 42 77 29 47 Atelier des enfants, Revue Parlee: Anne-Marie Pereira, fax: 33 (1) 42 79 29 49 VISUAL DIALOGUE --------------- Roger Malina Visual Dialogue - Second International Conference of Visual Artists August 3 - 5, 1992, San Francisco State University, California, USA This conference will be part of the ongoing dialogue of artists speaking to other artists about pressing issues which concern us now and in our immediate future. Conference themes: Artistic Identity, Art and Technolo- gy, Public Art, Art and Peace, Multicultural Arts, Markets for Artists, Art and Ecology, Artists in the Twentieth Century. The deadline for papers to be presented is July 1, 1992 and the registration deadline for the conference is June 15, 1992. For more information, contact: Artist Equity, P.O. Box 460931, San Francisco, CA, 94146, USA, tel: 1-415-6266808. COMPUTER COLOR FORMULATION CONFERENCE ------------------------------------- Ellen C. Carter The International Colour Association (AIC) is celebrating its 25th anniversary with an international symposium on Computer Color Formulation preceded by the Inter-Society Color Council's 61st annual meeting. The dates are June 21 - 24, 1992. All conference sessions will take place at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. For more information, contact Dr. Allan Rodrigues, E.I. Du Pont, P.O. Box 2802, Troy, MI 48007-2802, USA. tel: 1-313-5838245, fax: 1-313-5838479. ART AND MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE ------------------------------ Nathaniel Friedman Art and Mathematics Conference (AM92), State University of New York Albany June 9 - 11, 1992 The purpose of this conference is to bring together a wide range of persons that work in fields where there are relationships between the visual arts and mathematics. For more information, contact: Nathaniel Friedman, Department of Mathematics, University at Albany, SUNY, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222, USA. tel: 518 442 4621, email: email@example.com, fax: 1-518-4424731. 7TH ELECTROACOUSTIC SPRING -------------------------- Marie Marais 7th Electroacoustic Spring, Sound ecology in an urban environment June 6 - 21, Montreal, Canada In an atmosphere of celebration and innovation, Montreal will transform itself into a gigantic sound theater. Electroacoustic premiers and unique multidisciplinary performances will sensitize Montrealers and their guests to the sound environment in which they live and permit them to explore and rediscover the sound of their city with "clear hearing". For more information, contact: Marie Marais, tel 1-514-8452821, 7e Printemps electroacoustique, CP 416, succursale Outremont, Quebec, Canada H2V 4N3. THE NETWORKED VIRTUAL ART MUSEUM -------------------------------- Carl Eugene Loeffler The Networked Virtual Art Museum project supports the design, development and operation of long distance, multiple user, networked virtual reality environments. The project team will design and construct a multi-cultural art museum articulated through networked virtual reality, and established by a grid of participants, or nodes, located in remote geographical locations. The nodes are inter-connected using modem to modem, or high bandwidth telecommunications. Each participating node will have the option to interact with the virtual environment and contribute to its shape and content. Participants will be invited to create additions or galleries, install works, or commission researchers and artists to originate new works for the museum. Further, guest curators will have the opportunity to organize special exhibitions, explore advanced concepts, and formulate the basis for critical theory pertaining to virtual reality and cultural expression. The museum can also function as a stand-alone installation and is easily transportable for presentation in cultural or industrial venues. Project goals : - To investigate long distance, multi-user networked virtual reality environments with applications for immersive work stations, paperless office, cultural and educational projects. - To develop high speed moTXT // incomplete file //
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