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#60 December 1997

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ISEA Board Members: Peter Beyls, Janice Cheddie, Amanda McDonald Crowley,
Tapio Makela, Alain Mongeau, Simon Penny, Cynthia Beth Rubin, Patricia
Ex-officio Board members: Shawn Decker (ISEA97), John Hyatt (ISEA98), John
Brady (ISEA98)
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Check out the digital version of the Newsletter on our Web site

By Cynthia Beth Rubin

Now- just before the deadline for submissions for ISEA98 - is the time for
EACH of us to take action to insure that ISEA continues to grow into a more
diverse and inclusive organization.

What can individual members do? We can start by simply getting the word out
to people who might not otherwise participate: ask friends who have ties to
traditionally under-represented groups to tell electronic artists about
ISEA, even your contacts are not involved in the arts.  This means both
friends who are in countries that have not participated in ISEA and local
contacts with ties to communities that are traditionally under-presented.
And if your know of organizations that should be sent information about
ISEA, please send their address to the ISEA98 office.

But this is just a first step. Each of us has a special responsibility to
think of those individuals that we know now who may think that ISEA is an
exclusive event and not for them.  People that we know casually who would
never think of joining ISEA.

Encourage these individuals to submit and participate. Share your
experience with them.  EVERYONE who has ever participated in an
international event had doubts about submitting the first time (and
especially the second time if they were not accepted the first time).
Let people know that their submissions will be taken seriously, and that
ISEA is an organization for them.

Money is of course a big issue for many people. But ISEA cannot fund people
who we do not even know exist.  It is up to each of us to encourage people
to make themselves known; only then can  ISEA begin to work to find the
means to bring a more diverse group into the conference.

In the future, we hope to build an organization that can go further in
being more inclusive by helping to bring diverse artists into the arena of
electronic arts.  But as we look to the future, we should not let another
year slip by without taking some action.  An ingrown organization is a
stagnant one.


In finalizing the ISEA97 Proceedings and CD-ROM, it would be most helpful
if you could let us know whether you would be interested in obtaining
these. Proceedings are a compilation of all of the papers presented at
ISEA; the CD-ROM includes photography, audio and video documentation of the
ISEA exhibition, performances and concerts. The price for the Proceedings
alone is $30 and with CD-ROM $80, plus shipping. We are also offering full
Video documentation of the ISEA exhibition held at 847 W. Jackson, priced
at $60, plus shipping.

This would not be a firm commitment to purchase, just an indication of your
interest.  Please reply as soon as possible.  Let us know if you are
interested in the Proceedings ($30), CD-ROM ($50), Video ($60) or the full
package for $110, plus shipping.

ISEA97 Organizing Committee
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Department of Art & Technology
112 S. Michigan Avenue, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL  60603
312/345-3571 phone
312/541-8078 fax
email: isea97@artic.edu
URL: http://www.artic.edu/~isea97


RPI School of Architecture

The School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute invites
applications for a tenured or tenure track position beginning Fall 1998.
For this position, candidates must have earned a masters or doctorate in
architecture or related fields.

Architectural Design, Theory and Computing:  The successful candidate will
be expected to give leadership to the application of computers in
architectural design and simulation within the main program and to
contribute to the development of post-professional master's programs in
informatics and architecture.  Also, a strong record of teaching, research
and/or practice in the intersection between architectural design and the
theoretical/practical implications of information technology and computing
is desired.

Please respond to Peter Parsons, chair of the search committee, at
parsop@rpi.edu, and cc me (lonsway@rpi.edu).  Questions regarding the
position can be answered by Peter, questions regarding the IA program can
be answered by me. www.rpi.edu/dept/arch/IA

Kirklees Media Centre wishes to appoint a:

Campaign Manager - £19 000pa (fixed term till December 1999)

to run the CREATE! Project as part of the Huddersfield Creative Town

CREATE! Will be the flagship project of CTI and will consist of developing
marketing and dissemination activities promoting the concepts of creativity
and innovation.

We are looking for a dynamic self motivated individual with strong
marketing skills to undertake the management of this highly unusual project

For further details on the application procedure please contact Kirklees
Media Centre, 7 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1RL

Tel 01484 431289
email mediacentre@architechs.com

Specifications for the job can be found at

This post is made possible by the European Regional Development Fund



Research Fellowship Opportunities at the Complex Adaptive Systems
Laboratory Central European University Budapest, Hungary

The Complex Adaptive Systems Laboratory at Central European University is
seeking candidates to participate in our program of research. Our focus is
on agent-based computer simulations of complex social systems. We study
systems involving economics, sociology, history, political science, legal
studies, environmental policy and related fields.

We are seeking collaborators from Central and Eastern Europe and the former
Soviet Union. We have several possible ways to bring candidates to our

Doctoral Support Program -- candidates for the PhD at Universities in the
region who will carry out social system simulations in the Systems Lab as
part of their thesis research

Doctoral Fellowships -- for candidates who apply and are admitted to PhD
programs at CEU, who work jointly with the Systems Lab and the particular
CEU Department.

Post-Doctoral Fellowships -- candidates with recent PhD's who participate
in the Systems Lab's research program in Budapest
Visiting Faculty Research Fellowships -- faculty members at Universities in
the region who participate in the Systems Lab's research program in Budapest

Independent Researcher Fellowships -- we have the flexibility to bring
outstanding researchers without current University affiliation, who have a
clearly demonstrated abilities in the application of computation to
simulation or visualization.

We are looking for collaborators who can make effective use of the
resources of the Lab to contribute to its research program. Our research is
focused on
(1) developing user-friendly modeling environments for the creation of
agent-based models of social systems, including web-based interface with
the simulation environment, very fast simulation engines utilizing
massively-parallel virtual architectures, and advanced 3-D visualizations
of the parameter space of the simulations.
(2) collaboration with social scientists to work at the state of the art in
creating agent-based models of social systems. These include systems of
concern to economics, political science, sociology, history, archaeology,
international relations, legal studies, environmental science and policy.

An appropriate research collaborator would fall into one of two classes:

(1) must possess demonstrated outstanding computer programming skills and
experience along with education, interest and/or experience in a social
system science. Applicants in this category must have strong abilities in
C, C++ or Objective C, Java, and operating systems including Unix (Linux),
Windows NT or Macintosh OS a plus. VRML and/or Silicon Graphics
Visualization software experience is necessary for those interested in


(2) must be currently active in social systems research, an interest and/or
experience in computer simulation, and have good computer skills.
Post-Doctoral and Independent Scientist applicants in this category should
have recent publications of their work in social systems, PhD students
should describe their thesis proposal in one of the social sciences.
Research in this category explores the application of agent-based
simulation to social systems, including using insights from cognitive
science, psychology, linguistics, and related fields.

We use the SWARM agent-based modeling environment in Objective-C.
and aCe, an architecture-independent extension of C for massively parallel

Application Procedure: Applicants should send by email or fax:

1 - Cover sheet with Name, Address, Phone, Fax, Email and other contact
2 - A Curriculum Vitae including educational background, description of
past research projects, work experience and computer experience.
3 - A two page (500 -750 words) statement describing your research
interests in general, and the sort of research question you would like to
pursue during your fellowship. Include appropriate bibliographic references.
4 - The names of two or three professional references with their contact

A full CEU application form will be sent by postal mail to candidates who
pass an initial selection.

Stipends: The stipends for PhD students and Post-doctoral fellows are
equivalent to the normal student stipend at CEU. In the case of Visiting
Faculty higher stipends are provided.

Application Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a revolving basis
starting 15 January 1997.  Applications are welcome after that date;
earlier applicants will have greater likelihood of success.

Submission of Applications:
Applications and supporting material may be submitted electronically to:

They may also be sent to our fax machine: ++ 36-1-327-3888 in Budapest

Otherwise mail applications to:

Dr. John B. Corliss
Systems Laboratory - Fellowship Application
Central European University
Kerepesi ut 87
H-1106 Budapest, Hungary

Further information about the Systems Lab and this program is available at:


Web Broadcast Project

* Acousmatic music -- Ambient music -- Audio art -- Computer music --
Electronic music -- Experimental music -- Sound art -- Tape music
--Text-Sound *

The Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland, is seeking works for
possible inclusion for the upcoming web project.

SOUND BOX is a RealAudio based experimental broadcast, opening its virtual
doors on Friday March 27th 1998. Web broadcast will be online for a period
of two months at the following address: <http://www.kiasma.fng.fi/soundbox/
.  SOUND BOX is a countdown project for KIASMA, the new building of The
Museum of Contemporary Art, keeping its opening ceremony on Friday May 29th
1998 in Helsinki.

SOUND BOX will introduce different kind of works and aesthetics concerning
electronic music. SOUND BOX is looking for fresh ideas, works in which
sounds and electronic means are used in imaginary and interesting ways.
SOUND BOX will give the web audience a versatile vision about the diversity
and richness of international sonic art in the 90's.

At least 20 works will be selected for SOUND BOX broadcasting. The selected
works are broadcasted as a nonstop stream, including text information about
every composer and work. Each selected composer will receive a fee of 500
FIM (= ca. 95 USD = 167 DEM = 555 FRF = 57 GBP). Please be sure that you
own the copyright of the piece before submitting it. There will also be a
possibility that The Museum of Contemporary Art will buy a few of these
works for its collection.

SOUND BOX project is curated by composer Petri Kuljuntausta
(http://muu.autono.net/artists/kuljuntausta/), chairman of the Charm of
Sound association.

Formats for submission:
- DAT, CD/CD-R, Minidisc.

Please include:
- Written artistic statement about the submitted work and bio about
yourself and your previous work in diskette (PC/Macintosh).

DEADLINE for submissions is January 30th 1998.

Submit your work and diskette to:

The Museum of Contemporary Art
Kaivokatu 2
FIN-00100 Helsinki

The SOUND BOX Website at: <http://www.kiasma.fng.fi/soundbox/>

The Charm of Sound association (Aanen Lumo ry) is collaborating on this
project, so there will be an opportunity for your work to be performed in
an electronic music concert in Helsinki. After the SOUND BOX web
broadcasting period we will return all submitted sound material, but if you
would like your work to be performed in a live concert we will forward your
material to Charm of Sound's collection for consideration of future
projects. Please mention if you prefer that possibility.

For further information about SOUND BOX or the Charm of Sound association,

Petri Kuljuntausta
c/o Charm of Sound Association
P.O.BOX 353
FIN-00131 Helsinki
Email: <petri.kuljuntausta@muu.autono.net



ROME: UNIVERSITY OF ROME [LA SAPIENZA Aula Magna Symposium, MAY 28-30, 1998


Scientific Committee: Marta Olivetti Belardinelli (President), Mario
Baroni, Fabio Cifariello Ciardi, Luca Francesconi, Egidio Pozzi.

Invited lectures: Rita Aiello (New York); Jamshed J. Bharucha (Hanover,
N.H.); Helga de la Motte (Berlin); Irhne Delihge (Bruxelles); Michel
Imberty (Paris); Carol Krumhansl (Ithaca); Giovanni B. Vicario (Padova).

Internationally known composers of contemporary music are invited.
Special events: 2 concerts of contemporary music.

Call for papers:
Three types of sessions are scheduled: reading sessions (20 minutes
presentation and 5 minutes discussion), poster sessions,  demonstrations
(25 minutes oral and musical presentation).  Cognitive scientists and
composers are invited to submit abstracts, on a  single side of paper, with
the author's name, title, institutional  affiliation, mailing address,
phone and e-mail at the top, before  January 31, 1998.

Abstracts in English, French or Italian, clearly indicating on the right
top: reading session, poster session or demonstration, should be sent
directly to the organiser:

Prof. Marta Olivetti Belardinelli
ECONA c/o Dipartimento di Psicologia
via dei Marsi 78
I 00185 Roma
e-mail: belarditecona@iol.it
Tel: 0039-6-49917533
Fax: 0039-6-4462449

Acceptation will be communicated by e-mail or fax before March 20, 1998.
An extended abstract of 6 pages, camera-ready for publication in the
abstract-volume must be sent to the organisers before April 15, (norms will
be supplied with acceptation).

Last Name: ______________________ First Name: _____________________
Affiliation: ______________________________________________________
Address: _______________________________________________________
Fax: __________________
e-mail: _______________

2. Registration Fee
before March 31, 1998
after March 31, 1998
ESCOM Memb.: 120.000 It. Lire
ESCOM Memb.: 160.000 It. Lire
non-Memb.: 160.000 It. Lire
non-Memb.: 200.000 It. Lire
to be paid by international bank cheque.

Please return this form by hard mail along with registration fee to:

Prof. Marta Olivetti Belardinelli
ECONA c/o Dipartimento di Psicologia
via dei Marsi 78
I 00185 ROMA

Students fees (one session: 10.000 It. Lire; the full Symposium: 50.000 It.
Lire) payable on place, against document proving student position.
Shared Visions - Cyberstar 98

International competition for interactive media environments

In 1998, the WDR Cologne and the GMD - Forschungszentrum
Informationstechnik GmbH, Sankt Augustin, will present the Cyberstar. This
international competition honours innovative concepts for audiovisual
interactive media. The competition was first held in 1995.

Cyberstar represents a contribution to media culture in view of progressing
technological changes. Whereas the discussion about interactive media
techniques mainly focuses on economic aspects, WDR and GMD support
cooperation between

* artists,
* designers,
* media specialists,
* computer experts.

Cyberstar aims at creating new interactive ways of communication which
reflect and utilize today's state of technology from an artistic and
creative point of view. Concepts for interactive scenarios in the categories

* television
* internet
* stage

will be awarded with prizes of totally DM 35.000.

Summaries and video outlines which illustrate projects not yet realized may
be applied as entries. The first prize includes a work term of six months
at the GMD where the submitted concept will be developed.

Submission deadline for Cyberstar 98 is March 31st 1998.

The award ceremony will take place at the Medienforum Nordrhein-Westfalen
in Cologne in June 1998.
For further information, competition rules, bodies responsible & partners,


Information / Entries should be sent to:

50600 Cologne

Tel. 49/221/220-6728
Fax: 49/221/220-6252
E-mail: cyberstar@WDR.de


The 9th Impakt Festival will be organized from May 13 to 17, 1998 in
Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Impakt is an international festival for audiovisual arts. The festival is a
showcase for innovative film, video art, music, installations, new media
and performances. Lectures and exhibitions complete the programme.
With its unique approach to the audiovisual arts Impakt clearly
distinguishes itself from other festivals. We believe that the similarities
between art forms are more important than their differences and we try to
stimulate the interaction between different audiovisual arts as much as
possible. Also we put great effort into presenting contemporary art in a
historic perspective or theoretic context.

The film and video section of the festival consists of thematical
programmes, retrospectives and the Panorama programme.

In the Panorama programme we show a high quality selection of recent film
and video productions. The programme gives an impression of the current
state of the audiovisual arts world wide. Send in your film or video and
follow in the footsteps of Jacky Farkas, Merel Mirage, Eija-Liisa Ahtila,
Jennifer Reeder, Edgar Pêra, Bea de Visser, Karola Schlegelmilch, Barbara
Meter, Sluik/Kurpershoek, Dominic Angerame, Tony Hill, Martin Arnold,
Nelson Henricks, Cordelia Swann, Mike Hoolboom, Jürgen Reble, Jo Pearson,
Alison Murray, Joe Gibbons and many more.

The thematic programmes in the Impakt Festival deal with important issues
and trends in art or society or with issues we feel should be brought to
the attention of a wide audience. In previous festivals we have presented
such programmes as: the influence of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze
on contemporary art; artists integrating destruction into their work; the
Pixel Vision Camera; the concept of authorship in digital culture.

In the retrospectives we present artists or movements we consider relevant
for present developments in contemporary art. We have devoted special
programmes to the works of such artists as Jay Rosenblatt, Bruce Conner,
Derek Jarman, Gary Hill, Matthias M¨ller, Marcel Broodthaers, William
Wegman as well as to the American Avantgarde film from 1921 to 1944.
An exhibition of installation pieces is also part of the Impakt Festival.
The installations will be exhibited in various gallery spaces in the centre
of Utrecht. In the past David Rokeby, Christina Kubisch, Michael Curran,
Bill Spinhoven, Liza May Post, Federico D'Orazio, Chris Hales, Horst
Rickels and others have presented their work.

In the music section of the Impakt Festival, young talented musicians are
presented alongside pioneers of the avantgarde. The scope of the musical
programme is varied and ranges from electro-acoustic music to experiments
in popmusic and from multi-media performances to contemporary carillon
music. Sometimes musical events refer to each other within the framework of
a theme. 'Radio Waves', a programme curated by Robin Rimbaud, for example
dealt with the use of radio as source material for music. In the past, our
music programme has featured David Toop, Scanner, Bruce Gilbert,
Charlemagne Palestine, Max Eastley, Michel Waisvisz, Tony Conrad and
Ensemble, Lee Ranaldo and Frances-Marie Uitti.

Call for entries to the Impakt Festival

If you wish to participate in the Impakt Festival please ask for an entry form.
Our deadline for contributions is January 1st, 1998, but we would
appreciate it if you could send us your work as soon as possible.

Impakt Festival
P.O. Box 735
3500 AS Utrecht
The Netherlands
Phone: + 31 30  2944 493
Fax: + 31 30  2944 163
E-mail: impakt@xs4all.nl
URL: www.xs4all.nl/~impakt


Can you bring the insights of science and art closer together with an idea
that captures the public's imagination? The Wellcome Trust is providing
funds ranging from GBP 5,000 to 25,000 to scientists and artists working in
partnership. Approximately 6 projects will be funded with the emphasis on
art and bio-medical sciences.

For details on how to apply
tel.  0171 611 8586
e-mail:  s.pearson@wellcome.ac.uk
website  http://www.wellcome.ac.uk

Closing Date February 16th 1998.

 6-10th May 1998

You are warmly invited to send contributions to the eleventh European Media
Art Festival. An international forum for contemporary media art, this
festival will gather together artists, theoreticians, journalists and a
young engaged public in Osnabrueck from 6 to 10 May 1998.


Experimental and innovative works can be submitted on film, video, CD-Rom
and the Internet, as well as in the form of installations or performance

The deadline for submissions is 2 March 1998.!!!!!!!!

We welcome contributions such as discussion topics and essays on themes
relating to specific media. Selected contributions will be published in the
festival catalogue and on our web-site. At the festival a jury of film
critics will present the German Film Critics award for the best German
experimental film or video production of the year.


The EMAF programme has been extended to include featured artists,
retrospectives and presentations on specific countries. Hong Kong, South
America and various countries of Eastern Europe have been the subject of
previous festivals. The series will be continued in 1998 with a
comprehensive programme from Sweden.


The subject of this year's presentation will be the films and installations
of West Coast filmmaker Pat O'Neill, whose films are created on an optical
printer, combining the functions of camera and projector. O'Neill has
developed and perfected this tool for the manipulation of images since the
early 1970s. The results, which can often surprise, are a combination of
technically brilliant images and a new kind of film language.


The International Student Forum is an integral component of EMAF, giving
students from the various European film and media colleges the chance to
present their current productions. An important focus is the exhibition of
video and computer installations. Students working in all fields are
invited to send in their current productions to the festival!


The Virtual Festival Forum is a new EMAF project in which new ways of
exhibiting film, video and the digital media are explored, and experiments
are developed using the various systems.  In co-operation with the Berlage
Institut Amsterdam and the Festival film+arc Graz, EMAF has organised
Dialogue Spaces, a project in which the new forms of communication provided
by the Internet are brought together with modern architectural
conceptualisations of real and virtual spaces.


Projects, strategies, and constructions are the focus of the symposium
Net-Culture, which will throw light on current artistic and philosophical
developments in the media.

EXHIBITION 6th - 24th May, 1998

As in previous years the Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche will be central venue
for the Electronic Cafe, the seminars and the international exhibition of
film, video and computer installations. This newly renovated building
offers an ideal space for realisation of artistic concepts which span
sculpture, projection and networking.

For further information visit our website or contact: ( Application forms
are available on our web site.)

European Media Art Festival
PO Box 1861
D-49008 Osnabrueck

Tel: 49/(0)541/ 21658---25779
Fax: 49/(0)541/ 28327
email: emaf@bionic.zerberus.de
Festivalboard: Alfred Rotert, Hermann Noering, Ralf Sausmikat

Funding by: Niedersaechsisches Ministerium fuer Wissenschaft und Kultur;
Hannover Stadt Osnabrueck, Auswaertiges Amt, Bonn, Bundesministerium fuer
Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie, Bonn, European
Commmission, Brussels and contributions made by other supporters

The EMAF is member of E.E.I.G. and E.C.F.F. the European Coordination of
Film Festivals.


Participate in a Moscow TV programm called Nova (Incipit Vita
Nova.[Dante]). Our program will serve as an introduction to modern
independent and experimental art works for Moscow and ten other Russian

Currently, we are close to the end of  our training period,  and are
planning to produce  Nova during the beginning of January '98 on Muz TV
Channel. There's no any other TV programme like Nova in Moscow at the
present time.

We intend to include examples of every genre of independent video art  all
over the world.

The Nova production team is an experienced group, consisting of the most
progressive video designers, experts and artists working on the Russian
independent scene.

Nova has been working with the following organizations as initial sources
of information:  Soleilmoom, Staalplat, Holger Czukay, Knitting Factory,
Asphodel/Sombient, Cortical Foundation, Eerie Materials, Rephlex, Cold
Spring, Earthly Delights, WARP, Ninja Tune. These organizations have been
very generous in their support.

It is now clear that we need to expand the number of our partners and
sources for our production.

We request that you send us some videos samples of your work and the work
of your friends. You may include any form of non commercial video art
works- music videos, live videos, short narratives, interviews etc.
Selection will not be limited in to any one style, genres or form.  We
would like to become familiar with all of your work.

We promise to use all your materials in promoting the evident. With your
support, we can produce a special trailer to advertise this event.

We hope that this will be the beginning of an ongoing cooperative effort.

Nova production team.

For further contacts:
Andrei Makarov
095 - 7857776.
<substa@sonnet.ru <detkina@openweb.ru
Kazakova st. 16, Moscow 103064 Russia

International Laboratory:

Time's Up Research Department, AUSTRIA and European Cultural Month, Linz,

May-September 1998, Linz Hafen, Austria


The Time's Up Research Department is issuing a call for participation in a
series of experiments to take place between May and September 1998 as a
part of the program for the "European Cultural Month Linz".

The control direction from actor to device is a well-investigated one, the
development of devices to act upon the biomechanical unit is long under
way. This program of experimentation is aimed at the loop--closing
properties inherent in the mutual development of these two directions.
Hence the title,  Closing the Loop.

This call is open to Biomechanics, Pseudo- and Popular Scientists, Artistes
and Artists, Perceptual Engineers and other interested parties. The call is
being made very widely, and aims to attract a variety of proposals that
incorporate a range of tools and methodologies.

It is intended that papers of both the invited and  contributed experiments
will be published after the conclusion of the series, and will be made
available to participants.

Laboratory Details:
Time's Up is interested, amongst other things, in the interplay of three
elements upon the public person: Perception, Control and Biomechanics. In
the absence of well-defined dividing lines between these elements, almost
any involvement in any of the three is an involvement in all three. The
particular configuration which is of interest in the Laboratory is the use
of biomechanical effects to adapt or adjust perceptional parameters. These
biomechanical effects are of the personal and single-person orientation,
the perceptual effects are more to do with direct manipulation of
perceptual input rather than the construction of such input from nothing.
The possibility of direct control of or by the biomechanical unit is then
observed and investigated. The tools that Time's Up is bringing to bear on
this Laboratory include tools for the automated control of video and audio
signals, biologically inspired computational metaphors, simple EEG and EMG
interfaces, mathematical models and small customised electronics. We are
looking for expert and lay knowledge on both the theoretical and practical
level. Medical technicians and practitioners, performance/body artists,
mathematicians, biologists, ethologists, musicians, programmers,
theoreticians of all stripes, engineers, sculptors and perhaps the odd
Renaissance woman. Collaboration is essential, though monomanic specialists
need not be deterred.

Details of Participation:
We envisage a number of experiments over the period of the laboratory. We
thus welcome proposals for experiments from contributors. A contributor
should be able to offer some technical as well as informational assistance
to the project, do not expect us to be your technicians, and we do not
expect you to be ours.  It is possible that some experiments will be
conducted remotely, or that a contributed experiment will be carried out
locally without further effort from the contributor. We are flexible.

Please note that this is not a Workshop, that there is no desire nor
pressure for products to be created The results of the experiments will be
the common property of the contributor and the Time's Up Research
Department. The results should be published and become part of the
scientific literature.

Contributed Experiments with a duration of between one hour and seven days
are warmly welcomed. We are also looking for perhaps another person or
small group to invite for a longer period, for a series of experiments over
a 2-4 week period. We are looking for suggestions; please do not hesitate
or be unduly modest.

Accommodation for a few people can be provided, as well as a per diem and
transport costs where necessary or preferable.

Further Details:
See the CTL'98 conference home page at:


for more information about registering, which includes accommodation  and
facilities information and restaurant guides for Linz.

XII Colloquium on Musical Informatics

September 24-26, 1998
Gorizia, Italy

AIMI - Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana

Diploma Universitario per Operatore dei Beni Culturali (Gorizia)
Facolta' di Lettere e Filosofia
Facolta' di Scienze M.F.N.
University of Udine

The Italian Association for Musical Informatics, AIMI, in cooperation with
the University of Udine, organizes the twelfth Colloquium on Musical
Informatics, which will be held in Gorizia (Italy) from September 24 to
September 26, 1998.

This conference is co-sponsored by IEEE CS Technical Committee on Computer
Generated Music


The Colloquium on Musical Informatics is an international meeting of
researchers interested in musical applications of computer science. The
previous editions showed an increasing interest in this area, as proved by
the number and quality of scientific contributions as well as by the
development of new tools to be used by composers, musicians and


The special theme of the conference is:

* Restoration of Audio Documents

The other topics to be covered include, but are not limited to

* Computer Music and Other Digital Art
* Artificial Intelligence
* Aesthetics, Philosophy, Criticism
* Acoustics of Musical Instruments and Voice
* Audio Analysis and Resynthesis
* Audio Hardware
* Audio Signal Processing
* Composition Systems and Techniques
* History and Analysis of Electroacoustic Music
* Interactive Performance Systems
* Machine Recognition of Audio
* Machine Recognition of Music
* MIDI Applications
* Music Analysis
* Music Data Structures and Representations
* Music Education
* Music Grammars
* Music Languages
* Music Notation and Printing
* Music Workstations
* Performance Interfaces
* Psychoacoustics, Perception, Cognition
* Realtime Systems
* Room Acoustics
* Sound in Multimedia
* Sound Synthesis Languages
* Sound Synthesis Methods
* Studio Report
* Other


XII CIM invites submissions of papers, demos, presentations and posters
covering all aspects of computer music. The official language is English.
All submissions are subject to peer review. The accepted contributions will
be published in the Proceedings of the Colloquium and each contributor is
expected to give a talk/demonstration which will be scheduled according to
the timing below:

Paper:  4 pages (A4) in the Proceedings about 20 minutes for presentation

Demo/Presentation:  2 pages (A4) in the Proceedings  about 10 minutes for
presentation free time for demonstration

Poster: 2 pages (A4) in the Proceedings about 10 minutes for presentation
free time for discussion

Submissions should be received by March 1, 1998. The contributors will be
notified of acceptance/rejection by May 1, 1998. Camera ready papers are
due by July 31st, 1998.

The submission guidelines appear in the XII CIM Brochure and in the XII CIM
Web site:


We encourage electronic submissions to the address:


Information on how reaching Gorizia and on local arrangements will be made
available through the Web URL:  http://www.sci.uniud.it/~ciminfo/


E-mail: XIICIMinfo@canin.sci.uniud.it

WWW: http://www.sci.uniud.it/~ciminfo/

Mailing Address:
CEGO - Centro Polifunzionale di Gorizia
Via Italico Brass, 22
34170 Gorizia - Italy

Telephone: +39 481 33869
Fax: +39 481 33981


SIGGRAPH 98 Art Show,  July 1998

Submission Deadline:  January 14, 1998

This exhibit will probe the physical, conceptual, and psychological issues
of touch -- the tactility of the image, the responsiveness of an artwork
through the sense of touch, or the ephemeral sensation of touch and
connection through the Internet, VR or telecommuni-cations.  This
exhibition will focus on rematerializations of digitized experiences.
Artists are challenged to explore the tactility of materials in the
electronic or printed page, touch-based responsive processes in the
interface, or the extension of physicality to the ephemeral  emotion of
being in-touch via the internet.  This exhibition will highlight the
contemporary aesthetics of the electronic image: as visual image,
interactive image, animated image, virtual image, Web image. This
exhibition will include 2D prints, drawings, photographs, mixed media and
artists' books, 3D sculpture and kinetics, interactive installations,
ARTSITE Web projects, live telecommunication events, and performances.  A
catalog will be published.

Joan Truckenbrod
SIGGRAPH 98 Art Gallery Chair
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

For submission information:

Or contact:
Conference Management
Smith, Bucklin and Associates
401 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL  60611
+1.312.321.6876 fax


Of postmodern times and multiple identities

organized by: Axis, De Balie, Maatschappij voor Oude en Nieuwe Media and
Amsterdam,  18/4-3/5/98

	Intensive users of the Internet are familiar with the concept of
the Avatar. An "Avatar" is an "Alter Ego," a disguise that an Internet user
puts on in "Cyberspace" when communicating on "websites," "chatboxes" or
"MUDS" (Multi-User Dungeons or Domains). Because of the deceptive play of
"Avatars," no one actually knows with whom he or she is really in contact.

The form of the "Avatar" is to a great extent determined by how creative
the user is. At the simplest level, you can pose as a man when you are a
woman, or vice versa, pose as old while being young, assume an entirely
different profession, etc. But at the same time you can also make use of
multiple personalities, something that "users" appear to be doing more and
more frequently.

	Ever advancing technological possibilities allow these guises to
take on increasingly detailed forms, thereby more closely approximating
reality. Where formerly the communication in chatboxes took place entirely
through typed text on the screen, it is now possible to give avatars a
photographic "face" and, with "text to speech" software, to convert typed
text into audio communication. Popular commercial websites such as The
Palace, for instance, are already making use of these possibilities. These
developments mark the beginning of a "new life-form" in electronic space.

	Taking on various roles or guises has come to be almost routine for
us, not just in cyberspace but also in physical reality. It is the
consequence of social and professional pressures requiring top performance
in any area of our lives. The growing anonymity of urban society enables
people to more easily maintain these multiple, parallel aspects than
previously would have been the case. It goes without saying that the
possiblities the electronic society offers in this respect, are

	These developments have recently given rise to questions,
particularly psychological in nature. Illnesses such as MPS (Multiple
Personality Syndrome), schizophrenia and other identity problems might
increasingly be lying in wait for us, if we are not able to cope with the
demands of modern society. This implies keeping control over the identities
connected to the different roles we have (or want to play) in it.

	But although the threat with regard to this phenomenon is primarily
attributed to cyberspace, such developments took (and take) place in the
"real" world as well. Roll playing which breaks through identity, such as
"gender-bending," transvestitism (theatrical and otherwise) and the "alter
egoism" of the personae behind certain amusement, chat and sex telephone
numbers, however, have become completely accepted. One can thus say that
this is a rather general (and older) social phenomenon; people no longer
unthinkingly accept the limits laid on them by a single identity. Through
these deceptive exhibitionist games people consciously flout social control.

 The theme of "multiple personality" has had a history of legitimacy as a
source of inspiration for visual artists which goes back much further than
its history as a social phenomenon. One of the pioneers in this field in
the visual arts was Marcel Duchamp, who in the 1920s attained notoriety
with his female "avatar" Rose Sélavy. Since the 1980s the theme has been
related primarily to identification with media personages as e.g. in the
early work of Cindy Sherman.

In the present decade, the increasingly indistinct border between male and
female identity has become an important point of departure. In her
photographs, Catherine Opie (USA) soberly documents Lesbian women who move
in transvestite circles. Her gallery of portraits is a peculiar inventory
of a subculture in which the right to determine one's own identity
predominates over gender conventions.

For the interactive installation Genderbender, Greg Garvey (USA) was
inspired by the anonymity those who use chatboxes, MUDS and MOOS.
Proceeding from this, he investigated psychological tests in the field of
sexual identity. Genderbender challenges users of the installation to
undergo a personality test themselves. On the basis of the users'
questions, the computer gives a definitive answer about their identity
("You are a man!" "You are a woman!" "You are androgynous!") An initially
androgynous individual, who becomes more masculine or feminine depending on
the questions asked, appears on a monitor. Users are themselves responsible
for the end result.

	Another component is the process of observing in contemporary
technological culture, a subject that is being investigated by artists
chiefly through the use of new media. Based on this process, Lynn Hershman
(USA) shapes various different female characters in her interactive video
installations. In addition, she has made a pair of video films about how
relationships arise through the internet, by means of assuming a different

	Avatar intends to bring together projects from artists who are
investigating the phenomenon of "multiple personality." In addition to
photography, video and installations, projects which make use of new media
will be at the heart of the project.

The project will take place from April 18 through May 3, 1998, and will
take place at a number of different locations in Amsterdam. Main location
for the exhibition, however, is the Oude Kerk (a 12th C church in
Amsterdam's red light district).

The deadline for submitting proposals is January 15, 1998.

SHORTLISTED ARTISTS (subject to change)
Jeanine Antoni (USA), Bea de Visser (NL), Jake & Dinos Chapman GB), Lynn
Hershman (USA), Cindy Sherman (USA), Hamish Buchanan (CDN), Tony Oursler
(USA), Gillian Wearing (GB), Ken Feingold (USA), Vibeke Tandberg (Norway),
Cathie Opie (USA), Paulina Wallenberg-Olsson (S), Lawrence Weiner (USA) and

Bas Vroege (Paradox), Deanna Herst (Axis), Martine Brinkhuis (De Balie)

Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst, Mondriaan Stichting

Axis   Oudezijdsvoorburgwal 72  1012 GE Amsterdam The Netherlands
T +31 (0)20 4655530 F 4654290 E axisvm@xs4all.nl

De Balie  Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10  1017 RR Amsterdam  The Netherlands
T +31 (0)20 5535151 F 5535155 E brink@xs4all.nl

Paradox   PO Box 113  1135 ZK Edam  The Netherlands
T +31 (0)299 315083 F 315082 E paradox@knoware.nl


January 30-February 28, 1998

Our world is filled with silent, invisible, odorless, tasteless
electromagnetic radiation. It exists in various naturally occurring and
manufactured forms: terrestrial magnetism, electrical storms, radio waves,
microwaves, television signals, and computer generated radiation.

In January 1998 InterAccess will be presenting Aurora Universalis, an
exhibition that taps into the atmosphere of electromagnetic information to
make it visible, audible or tactile. The show includes Catherine Richards'
Curiosity Cabinet, as well as works by Doug Back, Victoria Scott, Neil
Wiernik and Paul Davies.

The Aurora Universalis exhibition highlights the relationship between the
free radiance belonging to organic entities and phenomena, and the
invisible network of manufactured energy that emanates from communications
technology and animates the data sphere.

The themes of the exhibition include: the role of repetition in human,
natural and technological processes and actions; the cultural significance
of the detection of radioactivity; the allure and possible danger of living
in an environment that is alive with information and seems to demand
constant connectivity.

Aurora Universalis is curated by Nina Czegledy.

For further information, visit our web site at:
Kathleen Pirrie Adams
InterAccess Program Director
(416) 599-7206


(Panel discussions & visual presentations)
Sat. April 4th & Sun. April 5th
10am - 6pm each day
The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York City

(huge discount for Pre-Registration)
Full Details:  http://www.asci.org/ArtSci98
ASCI can be reached at:  718 816-9796
Cooper Union:  212 353-4197

Technology… it's the social, political, and economic buzzword of our time.
But what about the creativity of the minds working at the forefront of
"pure science" that underlies it all?  And how is their discovery and
innovation affecting contemporary art and aesthetic thought?  This is the
theme of ArtSci98, a two-day symposium to be held in the Great Hall at
Cooper Union on April 4 & 5, 1998.  There, 40 of our nation's most curious
minds:  research scientists, artists, educators, writers, and science and
technology professionals, will present their work in relation to issues of
discovery, creativity, innovation, invention, and current career
challenges.  The goals of Art/Sci'98 are to dispel misconceptions, confirm
suspicions about the advantages of multi-disciplinary learning, and take an
affirmative step in the direction of narrowing the personal and
professional schisms between scientists and artists and the general public.

This event is SPONSORED BY:  Discover Magazine and  Leonardo Journal; with
additional support from AT&T.

The special web-segment created for ArtSci98  was donated by Roy Harrison
and includes:  Program, Topic Premises, Short Bios, Registration Info,
Hotel info, and info about producers and sponsors.

Agnes Denes...... pioneer environmental artist; 1997 Prix de Rome
Roger Malina......  astro-physicist & Editor of Leonardo Journal

PANEL FORMAT:   (75min. each)
- Introduction of each panelist (1min.) by moderator
- Each panelist talks about & shows (A/V) the conceptual framework of
  their current career challenge (5min.)
- Followed by a moderated discussion of specific panel topic  (30min.)
- Questions & Answers from the audience (15-20min.)

a scientist, artist, educator/ theorist/ or writer,
science or technology industry representative, and moderator.

I.  Creativity - its meaning and function in science and art.
II. The Transformative Functions of Science & Art
III. The Dialectics (Cybernetics?) of Art and Science
IV. The Artist and Scientist in Society
V. Technology & Creativity
VI. Problem Solvers & Mythmakers
VII.   Science in Art, Art in Science: Influence and Integration
VIII. Literal & Actual Collaborations

Comfortable furniture with coffee tables to provide a quiet, thoughtful
place for participants and speakers to meet one another informally.  Lite
food and beverages will be available for sale.  For between panels and
during the lunch-break, especially if it rains.    ((((SPONSORSHIP

Just before you enter the Great Hall, there is a gallery area for Sponsor
booths/ info tables /displays.  Also, situated along one wall, 4-5 computer
stations will showcase some of today's hottest art and/or science CD-ROMs.

-materials science
-computer & math science
-digital imaging
-science fiction

Cynthia Pannucci
Art & Science Collaborations Inc.
PO BOX 358 Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 816-9796

Yayoi Uno
CB 301 College of Music
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO
(303) 492-4337


  an online event for             estudios digitales: un evento
  new media art and theory        en linea sobre el arte y
  at altx (www.altx.com)          la teoria de los nuevos
  co-organized by                 medios, con un mirror
  mark amerika and                en espanol alojado en aleph
  alex galloway                   (aleph-arts.org/ds)


an online event for		estudios digitales: un evento
new media art and theory 	en linea sobre el arte y
at altx (www.altx.com)	la teoria de los nuevos
co-organized by 		medios, con un mirror
mark amerika and		en espanol alojado en aleph
 alex galloway 		(aleph-arts.org/ds)

The Alt-X Network announces the opening of DIGITAL STUDIES: BEING IN
CYBERSPACE, an international independent network art show featuring 20
artists from 7 countries--who needs museums ?

With keynote addresses by Roy Ascott and co-organizers Mark Amerika and
Alex Galloway, DIGITAL STUDIES challenges net.art surfers to investigate
exciting new artistic questions, while revealing some of the problematic
issues faced by curators, writers, artists and publishers in the age of the
telematic interface.

DIGITAL STUDIES includes material from:

Richard Allalouf
Mark Amerika
Roy Ascott
Torsten Zenas Burns
Claire Cann
Vuk Cosic
Ricardo Dominguez
Alex Galloway
Dr. Hugo
Shelley Jackson
Tina LaPorta
Lev Manovich
Juliet Ann Martin
Jennifer Bozick McCoy
Kevin McCoy
Knut Mork
Poem by Nari
Melinda Rackham
Erwin Redl
Nino Rodriguez
La Societe Anonyme
Jeff Zilm

Why should 'art' still designate that which already breaks away from
art--away from what has always been conceived and signified under that
name--or that which, not merely escaping art, implacably destroys it ?

The work featured here asks this important question by creating formally
innovative hypertext narratives, language-morph java applets,
transdisciplinary shockwave animations, and image+text "digital
apparitions" where the author/artist function has transformed into what
Vilem Flusser called a "dense distribution of point elements."


Mark Amerika (amerika@altx.com)
Alex Galloway (arg2@duke.edu)


http://www.altx.com/ds/    [english interface]
http://aleph-arts.org/ds/  [spanish interface]

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