#018 June 1993


                             THE ISEA NEWSLETTER

                               # 18, JUNE 1993

Editors: Dirk Boon, Wim van der Plas (Holland). Correspondents: Yoshiyuki
Abe (Japan), Peter Beyls (Belgium), Leslie Bishko (US), Paul Brown (US),
Annick Bureaud (France), Jurgen Claus (Germany), Roger Malina (US), Ivan
Pope (UK), Rejane Spitz (Brazil). Lay-out: Rene Pare (Grafico de Poost).
Text editors: Ray Archee, Seth Shostak. ISEA, POB 8656, 3009 AR Rotterdam,
The Netherlands. Tel 31-10-2020850, 31-79-612930, Fax 31-79-611737.

GOLDEN PLOTTER COMPETITION              Dr. W. Schneider
SPECIAL SPACE PROBLEMS                  Alexander Karinsky
FISEA 93, LAST OPEN CALL                Roman Verostko


Busy Times. In July, ISEA will organize a panel session at Montage 93, the
large event on visual art and electronics in Rochester (NY), USA. On
August 4 (at 12 noon) the annual ISEA/ISAST Meeting will take place during
Siggraph in Los Angeles. The Meeting will be hosted by: Inter-Society for
the Electronic Arts (Wim van der Plas and Roman Verostko), Art Science
Technology Network (Annick Bureaud), Leonardo/ISAST (Craig Harris, Roger
Malina ) and YLEM (Beverley Reiser).
The purpose of the meeting will be to present plans for the Fourth Inter-
national Symposium on the Electronic Arts to be held in Minnesota in 1993,
the fifth symposium to be held in Helsinki in 1994 and the sixth symposium
to be held in Montreal in 1995. Organisers of other international events
will be invited to make available their information.
For the exact location of the meeting, see the Siggraph Program.
Right now, Minneapolis is mailing the Preliminary Program for FISEA 93
while Heslinki is printing the Call for Participation for ISEA 94.
Montreal is raising funds for ISEA 95.
ISEA Brasil has been very active again lately, see the piece by Rejane
Spitz in this Newsletter.
Here in Holland, we are trying to get sponsors to support ISEA. Some
companies have become Institutional Members recently and we are talking to
another large company to find ways to cooperate. ISEA, together with other
parties, is founding MAD, to stimulate the production of Art on CD-i. See
this Newsletter. So, let us keep this editorial short: back to work!

Recently, an initiative has started to stimulate the production of art on
CD-i. For this purpose a new foundation is being founded: MAD, Multi Art
Disk. Founding parties are: Grafico de Poost (the designers of the hard
copy of this Newsletter, they do a lot of design work for CD-i produc-
tions), ISEA, SAVE (Smart Audio Visual Enterprises, a company that inter-
mediates and advices in computer animation and CD-i productions) and V2,
organizer of electronic art events in Holland.
CD-i (the 'i' stands for interactive) is a consumers product, developed by
Philips. It can be connected to an ordinary TV. The disk contains up to 72
minutes of full motion video (compressed), stills, text and audio. It has
interesting educational and recreational possibilities, but MAD thinks, it
makes a great medium for Art too. All sorts of existing art, but also and
especially: special purpose interactive art for CD-i. MAD wants to help
artists get their work published on CD-i. Anyone interested in any side of
this project, is requested to contact ISEA.

We have been requested to provide names of galleries that are interested
in computer graphics art. We like to extend this request to you. Who knows
of galleries interested in electronic art? Send suggestions to ISEA. Thank

ISEA Brasil
Rejane Spitz has been helping to organise the virtual reality event
'Mostra Atlantic de Realidade Virtual'. She was one of the three members'
jury for the selection of the works for the Digital Painting Exhibition.
She also has written an article for the Catalogue and will be chairing
one of the Panels.

The Hack-Tic organisation offers a (not very expensive) possibility to
get an Email-connection: XS4ALL (Access for all). XS4ALL is a UNIX machine
that is connected to the Internet. They have telnet and ftp, as well as
mail and news. You can use XS4ALL to connect to other hosts on the Inter-
net without extra charge. You can also get files, chat with other people
from all over the world, read your private e-mail, participate in the
UseNet and much, much more.
An account on XS4ALL costs 25 guilders per month. If you use it for more
than 15 hours in a month, you'll pay 2.50 for every extra hour. You get
1MB of disk space to use, you pay 2.50 per month for every extra MB. No
other fees are involved.
If you call in over the phone or via telnet from another host on the
Internet. You can sign up by typing 'new' as the login name. Just follow
the instructions on your screen.
Telnet    : hacktic.nl (
Phone     : 31-20-6902493 (8 lines)
Voice line: 31-20-6001480, press Touch-Tone 3 after our VMB picks up.

Thecla Schiphorst

July 8-11, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Planned events for the Conference on Dance and technology include a
computer telepresence link between Merce Cunningham from the Jacob's
Pillow Festival and the conference participants at SFU. A keynote address
will be given by Bob Lockyer, Director of Music and Arts Television at the
BBC, and internationally renowned for his explorations of dance and the
camera.  A second keynote address will be given by Myron Krueger, a
pioneer in the field of artificial reality, and author of the book,
"Artificial Reality II".

An international Screening of dance video works curated by Barbara Clausen
selected from among recent work viewed at Dance Screen 93 in Frankfurt
Germany along with selected conference video dance submissions will be
presented. An evening of new performance works in dance and technology
will also be featured. In order to bring participants and delegates
together, an international reception, and night in downtown Vancouver will
follow the evenings performance events.

Interactive installations from movement artists in Germany, France and
Canada will be on display.  Workshops exploring dance and virtual reality,
dance and computer graphics, dance and interactive lighting, computer
compositional tools for choreogarphy, dance and midi interactive systems,
dance notional systems, and multi-media computer systems for dance will be

Other offerings included technical sessions designed to give dance artists
an opportunity to see what is current and cutting edge in the world of
interactive multi-media and performance.  Paper and panel sessions will be
given from dance artists around the world, including speakers from Canada,
England, Sweden, Germany, France, Portugal, Australia, and the United

Conference Fees are $125 Canadian. (payable in Canadian funds, cheque or
bank draft)  On campus housing is available, and must be booked bu June 11
l993, to ensure availability.  For housing information contact Suzanne
Nazareeno, SFU Residences and Housing, phone 1-604-2914503.

For registration information contact:
Thecla Schiphorst, Conference Chair (Email: thecla@cs.sfu.ca)
Sang Mah, Local Arrangements Chair  (Email: sang@cs.sfu.ca)
Computer Graphics Research Lab, Centre for Systems Science
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C., Canada, V5A 1S6
Tel: 1-604-2913610, Fax: 1-604-2914424
Preleminary Program on request available at ISEA.

Dr. W. Schneider, Museum der Stadt Gladbeck

The computer art competition 94 for the Golden Plotter is still being
prepared. We had some delay in the production of the entry papers which
will be finished soon and be sent to the artists. Each sign of interest or
participation is being registered in our files.
Our new phone# is 49-2043-23029. Our new fax (cultural affairs):

Alexander Karinsky
Back in 1986 I started the very first Underground Music & Video label
'Cosmic Conspiracy Productions' releasing incredibly ground breaking
material but confined to the 'Cassette' realm because of mammoth, inflated
costs back in Australia. Since having the label exposed world wide and the
video material shown in four different continents in various festivals, I
had arrived at a certain point when moving to New York that none of this
essential material has ever been shown here in NY or the USA except for
Electronic Arts Intermix's catalogue. The reason that I bring this up with
you that I have the very first Cable TV program here in New york to show
this kind of stuff, and the amount of response to the program is
phenomenal! There is no advertising on my show, therefore no plagarism or
gaining advantage from exhibiting Artists works; I simply do it for the
love of it and it works! At the moment I am looking for artists who would
like to exhibit videos on my show.
Contact: Alexander Karinsky, P.O. Box 20203, new York, NY 10001.
Tel: 1-212-3665142, Fax: 1-212-3660747.

Roman Verostko

Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art.
November 3-7, 1993, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Interdisciplinary, theme is "the art factor". Works appropriate for the
"Slide Show" or the "Listening Chamber" will be received up to July 15.
Includes work by visual artists, performers, musicians, and those develop-
ing new electronic formats including network art.
Continuous showing and listening sites planned. Also appropriate
faciltities for viewing work (slides, video, sound) will be available on a
one to one basis during the symposium.

Last Open Deadline:

July 15:   Slide Show, Listening Room.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM & REGISTRATION. Program and registration material
available via email or pmail. Discounts on early workshop enrollment and
symposium registration. Workshops are expected to fill early.

Information: FISEA 93, Minneapolis College of Art & Design
2501 Stevens Ave S; Minneapolis, MN 55404-4343, USA
Tel: 1-612-8743754, Fax: 1-612-8743732, Email: fisea93@mcad.edu

Prog Director: Roman Verostko (roman@mcad.edu) Tel: 1-612-8252720
Executive Assistant: Joan Klaiber (joan_klaiber@macmail.mcad.edu)
Electronic Theater/Interactive: Scott Sayre (scotts@kitchen.mcad.edu)
Network Arts: Jan Zita Grover (jzgrover@kitchen.mcad.edu)
Concert/Perform/Listen Chamber: Homer Lambrecht (homerl@kitchen.mcad.edu)
Art Show, 2D/3D, Install: Brian Szott (brian_szott@macmail.mcad.edu)
Slide Show: Judy Yourman (jyourman@kitchen.mcad.edu)

Paul Brown (Via Arachnet)

June 1993, Orlando, Florida
Welcome to Virtopia - an artistic virtual world in the making. Designed as
a constantly expanding series of emotional adventures, Virtopia is a
work-in-progress that provides a multi-sensory feeling of total immersion
within several three dimensional computer generated worlds. A barren and
lonely desert interface holds a number of oases which become portals to
experiences such as animated rooms full of haunting images, or a 20 foot
high temperamental spider whose behavior is dependent upon yours.

The work is a collaborative effort by Designer Jacquelyn Ford Morie and
World Builder Mike Goslin of Orlando's Visual Systems Lab, a division of
the University of Central Florida's Institute for Simulation and Training.
The project grew out the observation that most of the virtual worlds being
created today are strictly utilitarian - designed to provide opportunities
such as walkthroughs of buildings before construction begins.  "Virtual
worlds can be unparalled vehicles for personal expression," states Morie.
"The problem is that most of the tools for this new medium have not been
available to artists yet.  Virtual reality will explode as a dynamic
medium for artistic expression as access increases. Creative forces have
the potential ultimately to decide what virtual reality will become."
Morie's background is well suited to this new area of expression, with
advanced degrees in both fine art and computer science, and a ten year ex-
hibition record of her innovative computer graphics artwork. For her, the
 creation of virtual environments is the ultimate way to work. "It provi-
des the means to involve the viewer as a total participant in the artwork,
making him or her an active part of the art."

The psychological element in virtual environments is equally important to
the degree of immersion a participant experiences.  Mike Goslin, the other
half of the creative team, contributes a degree in psychology as well as
years of artistic experimentation to Virtopia.  Currently pursuing a
masters' degree in computer science, Goslin sees virtual reality as "one
of HuxleyUs famous doors, thrown open to expose the mind of the creator,
or any other place you might care to visit.
  Its potential is only limited by oneUs imagination."

Virtopia premiered at the opening night of second annual Florida Film
Festival at Orlando, May 28th, 1993, hosted by Enzian Theater.  The
Florida Film Festival is the very first  to recognize the importance that
virtual environments will have in shaping the future of entertainment
media. In addition, a free Virtual Reality Seminar discussing the making
of Virtopia and its impact on art, film, and society  was presented by the
creators of Virtopia on Sunday, June 6th, 1993.
Jacquelyn Ford Morie, Institute for Simulation and Training
Visual Systems Lab, 12424 Research Parkway, Suite 300
Orlando, FL  32826, USA. Tel 1-407-6585099, Email: morie@ist.ucf.edu

                           CALLS FOR PARTICIPATION


Silicon Graphics and ISEA94 announce 6-month grant projects for young,
up-and-coming European artists who work in the field of electronic and
computer arts. The aims of the grant are to focus on the Next Generation,
one of the central issues of ISEA94, and to help the realization of new
projects with aesthetic and technological interest.
Silicon Graphics will provide the chosen artists with SGI-hardware accor-
ding to the requirements of the projects. The artists and their projects
will be presented at the ISEA94 Symposium in Helsinki 23.-28.8.1994.
Applicants should submit a detailed description of their proposed project
indicating the SGI hardware required.  Application should include:
- the ISEA94 entry form completed
- curriculum vitae
- slides, tapes or other audiovisual material; possible outline re-

Submission deadline 1.10.1993. Notification 1.11.1993.
Grant period 1.12.1993-31.5.1994.

For further information, please contact:
ISEA94 Project Manager
Minna Tarkka, University of Art and Design  UIAH/Media Lab
Hameentie 135 C 00560, Helsinki, Finland
Tel: 358-0-7563601, Fax: 358-0-7563602, Email: isea@uiah.fi

Visual information for everyday use
26-30 September 1994, Lunteren, the Netherlands
You are invited to participate in the international symposium Public
Graphics, visual information for everyday use.
The symposium's objective is to provide an international forum for the
dissemination and exchange of scientific information and practical ex-
perience on the development, design, evaluation, and use of graphic
products intended for the public at large.

The topics of the symposium are:
- The design process, methodology and management
- User instructions, contents and format
- Warnings
- Forms
- Wayfinding, signs and sign systems
- Maps and plans
- Graphic symbols.
Leading experts in each area will give keynote speeches. In addition,
submitted papers on the topics will be presented.
The Public Graphics symposium is especially organized to bring together
researchers and practitioners, from both industry and academia, who are
working to improve the effectiveness of public information. As a joint
meeting of practitioners and researchers, the symposium should provide an
opportunity to discuss approaches to public information across

Enquiries regarding submission of papers or participation:
Symposium Public Graphics, Harm J.G. Zwaga, Department of Psychonomics,
Utrecht University, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Tel: 31-30-534281, Fax: 31-30-534511, Email: zwaga@fsw.ruu.nl

CHI 94
Celebrating Interdependence
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Boston (MA), USA
April 24-28, 1994
CHI 94 encourages the participation of all members of the Human-Computer
Interaction community from a wide variety of countries and cultures.
For info & participation contact one of the following:

Gilbert Cockton
GIST, Dept of Computing Science, The University, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
Tel: 44-41-339 8855x5569, Fax: 3304913, Email: COCKTON.CHI@XEROX.COM

Hiroshi Ishii
NTT Human Interface Laboratories
1-2356 Take, Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa, 238-03, Japan
Tel: 81-468-593522, Fax: 592332, Email: ISHII.CHI@XEROX.COM
Wayne Breeden
Conference & Logistics Consultants
703 Giddings Ave, Suite U-3, Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
Tel 1-410-2696801, fax 2670332, Email BREEDEN.CHI@XEROX.COM

Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) will be hosting a show of COPY
ART-- art created with the aid of a photocopier. The show will run from
July 22 to September 30, 1993. Submission deadline is the end of June.

Mail art.  These should be small creations, e.g. 8.5" by 11", that you
send us by mail or FAX, we hang up, and never return.
Framed art open to artists in the San Francisco bay area.
Send slides for jury selection.

Art Show, Xerox PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Tel: 1-415-812-4443


From July 8th onwards, there will be a juried exhibition of computer
graphics and image processing art in the Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht in
Amsterdam. The event was organized by Professional Imaging, the Dutch
computer graphics design journal. ISEA is represented in the jury and
as this Newsletter goes in print, we can already say that the quality
of the submitted pieces is very high. Go and see it for yourself!


I am co-developer of an interactive poetry authoring system, COLLOQUY,
with Robert Chiles of Kent State University. DOS only. It is available
from us (cheap! $25 for single Beta license). I'll send an ASCII text of
general information, including examples of a poem, to anyone who'd like to
know more. If someone who reads this wants to try a similar idea on the
Mac, I think Hypercard has real possibilities.
Contact:  Judith Kerman, KERMAN@TARDIS.SVSU.EDU

An Interdisciplinary Journal of The Humanities, Arts, And Sciences
Manuscript submissions wanted in all interdisciplinary fields!
Nomad is a forum for those texts that explore or examine the undefined
regions among critical theory, visual arts, and writing. It is a
bi-annual, not-for-profit, independent publication for provocative
cross-disciplinary work of all cultural types, such as intermedia artwork,
metatheory, and experimental writing, as well as literary, theoretical,
political, and popular writing.  While our editorial staff is comprised of
artists and academics in a variety of disciplines, NOMAD strives to
operate in a space outside of mainstream academic discourse and without
institutional funding or controls.
Details from:
NOMAD, c/o Mike Smith, 406 Williams Hall, Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida, 32306, USA. Email: msmith@garnet.acns.fsu.edu

                               Support LEN/FAF

June 9 - September 10 1993, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Seminars (QuarkXtensions/CD-I/MultiMedia), workshops, discusions etc.
Info: Electronic Publishing Services, P.O. Box 15660, 1001 ND Amsterdam,
The Netherlands. Telefax: 31-20-6209655

June 29 - 30, Queen Elizabeth Conference Centre, London, UK.
Registrations and enquiries should be directed to:
P.O. Box 3021, 3502 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Tel: 31-30-932209, Fax: 31-30-931419

July 7 - 11, 1993 Interactive Music, Media & Performance
The Telluride Institute's COMPOSER TO COMPOSER  program returns with a
new focus this Summer.  Tele-communications media, human-machine
interaction and performance collaborations 'set the stage' in this Rocky
Mountain setting, as multi-disciplined composers creatively conspire to
turn the Information Revolution into a Cultural Revolution.

Featuring:  Composers Laboratory,Discussions & Workshops, Public Presen-
tations & Tele-Composer's Event with guest composers:
Donald Buchla, Mark Coniglio, Paul DeMarinis, David Dunn, Joan La Barbara
John Mitchell, Richard Povall, David Rosenboom, Morton Subotnick, Woody &
Steina Vasulka and a live interactive exchange with composers at the
ELECTRONIC CAFE INTERNATIONAL, Santa Monica, CA.  Saturday, July 10,
Sheridan Opera House 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM.

Contact: Richard Lowenberg, Program Director, The Telluride Institute,
The Stronghouse, Box 1770, 283 South Fir St., Telluride, CO 81435, USA.
Tel: 1-303-7286960, Fax: 1-303-7284919, Email: tellinst@csn.org

July 11 - August 7, Rochester (NY), USA
International Festival of the Image
Montage consists of exhibitions, symposia, electronic theater and many
other events. r.
Info: Montage 93, 31 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607-1499, USA
Tel: 1-716-4428897, Fax: 1-716-4428931

July 18-25 & July 26-31, Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College, USA.
The Conservatory of Music at Oberlin College invites you to
participate in the 1993 workshops in electronic and computer music.
Details: Gary Lee Nelson, Director fnelson@ocvaxa.cc.oberlin.edu
Brochure and registration forms:
Office of Outreach Programs, Conservatory of Music, Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH 44074, USA. Tel: 1-216-775-8044

July 26 - July 31, 1993 Savannah, Georgia, USA.
Contact: davidb@citadel.edu

July 28-30, National Gallery, London, UK.
Info: VASARI Ltd., 237 High Street, Aldershot, Hampshire CU11 1TJ, U.K.
Tel: 44-0-252-313437, Fax: 44-0-252-311540

August 1-6, 1993, Anaheim (CA), USA
Info: Siggraph 93, 401 North Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611, USA.
Tel 1-312-6446610, fax 3216876, Email CMSBA@SIGGRAPH.ORG

September 2-5, '93, Locarno, Switzerland
Info: AIVAC, POB 763, CH-6600 Locarno, Switzerland. Tel 41-93-312208, Fax

6-10 September 1993, Barcelona, Spain
Topics: Advanced Interaction, Cooperative Working & Visualization in:
CAD, Animation, Electronic Publishing & Geographical Information Systems
Info & registration
Eurographics 93
Palau de Congressos, Dept de Convencions
Fira de Barcelona, Av Reina Maria, Cristina s/n, 08004 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: 34-3-4233101, Fax: 4262845, Email: EG93@LSI.UPC.ES

September 12-26, '93, Osnabruck, Germany
Experimental film and video art, installations, performances, seminars,
Info: European Media Art Festival, POB 1861, D-4500 Osnabruck, Germany.
Tel: 49-541-21658, Fax: 28327

October 11-15 1993, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Seminar/workshop provides comprehensive coverage of the systems and
techniques of high speed image capture and analysis of physical events.
The course is divided between lecture and laboratory session. Among the
topics are high speed photography & photonics, video camera technology,
image processing etc. Info & registration:
Center for Continuing Engineering Education
College of Engineering & Applied Science
929 North Sixth Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA
Tel: 1-414-2273200, Fax: 2273146

October 19-23 1993, Lucerne, Switzerland.
14th International Film- and Videofestival.
Info: VIPER, Loewenstrasse 20, PO Box 4929, CH-6002, Lucerne, Switzerland.
Tel: 41-41-517407, Fax: 41-41-5288020.

October 28-31 1993, Royal Palace, Antwerpen, Belgium.
Information: Angenommen/Suppose, Ridderlaan 59, 2596 PG Den Haag, The
Netherlands. Tel: 31-70-3244953, Fax: 31-70-3282708.

October 29 - November 6 1993, Geneve, Switzerland.
Info: SIV, Saint-Gervais Geneve, 5 rue du Temple, 1201 Geneve, Switzerland
Tel: 41-22-7322060, Fax: 41-22-7384215.

November 4-10 1993, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Contact: AVE. PO Box 307, 6800 AH Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Tel: 31-85-511300, Fax: 31-85-517681

November 25-29 1993, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Festival for experimental art. Film, video, music, installations.
Info: Arjon Dunnewind, Impakt c/o Ekko, Bemuurde Weerd wz 3, 3513 BH
Utrecht, Holland. Tel: 31-30-317457, Fax: 31-30-310402

February 16-18, 1994, Monte-Carlo.
13th Monte-Carlo Forum on Computer Graphics, Virtual Worlds, Special
Effects, Conferences, Exhibition, Pixel-INA Competition Film Show

March 1994, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
New visions is an international festival of creative video, experimental
film and audiovisual practice. Its open to work originated in Super 8,
16mm, all formats of video and in all genres. The festival will consist of
several programmes of work drawn from international open submission.
Contact: New Visions, 2/9, 73 Robertson Street, Glasgow G2 8QD, Scotland,
UK. Tel: 44-41-2216380, Fax: 44-41-2217775.


The Inter-Society aims at joining a world-wide network of artists, scien-
tists 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 at the address on the front page.

ISEA distributes a hard copy version of 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 men-
tioned in this Newsletter by contacting ISEA.

Support: Rotterdam University, Amsterdam University, V2 Organisation, Tell
Productions, YLEM, ISAST, Renderstar Technology, Media Research, Museum
der Stad Gladbeck.
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