******************************************************************** THE INTER-SOCIETY FOR THE ELECTRONIC ARTS THE ISEA NEWSLETTER #62 February 1998 ___________________________________________________________________ ISEA, P.O. Box 508, Succ. Desjardins, Montreal (Qc), H5B 1B6, CANADA Phone: (514) 281-6543, Fax: (514) 281-6728 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org URL: http://www.sat.qc.ca/isea ___________________________________________________________________ ISEA Board Members: Peter Beyls, Janice Cheddie, Amanda McDonald Crowley, Tapio Makela, Alain Mongeau, Simon Penny, Cynthia Beth Rubin, Patricia Search, Wim van der Plas. Ex-officio Board members: Shawn Decker (ISEA97), John Hyatt (ISEA98), John Brady (ISEA98) ___________________________________________________________________ *LISTSERV* ISEA LISTSERV: To subscribe, send a message to: email@example.com, no subject, with the message in the body: "subscribe ISEA-forum first name last name" ___________________________________________________________________ * CONTENTS * * EDITORIALS * NEWS+ INFO * JOB POSTINGS * CALLS * EVENTS * ___________________________________________________________________ Check out the digital version of the Newsletter on our Web site HTTP://WWW.SAT.QC.CA/ISEA * EDITORIALS FROM THE ISEA98 TEAMS* * FACT* LIVERPOOL Now that the open submission deadline of 15 January has passed, the partners hosting ISEA98 - FACT (The Foundation for Art & Creative Technology) in Liverpool, Manchester Metropolitan University and Liverpool's John Moores University - are pleased to report that we have received an impressive number of strong proposals. FACT alone received more than 600 exhibitions and event proposals and are currently working through the exciting range of possibilities for presentation. We are in the process of assessing all submissions and aim to the have the selection of exhibitions and events confirmed by mid-April. FACT are working in close collaboration with every major contemporary art and performance space in Liverpool and Manchester to present an exciting and varied programme of work. In addition to these spaces, FACT will also present innovative projects in clubs and public spaces, as well as on the internet. Participating venues in Liverpool include the Tate, Bluecoat, Open Eye, 68 Hope Street, as well as the Tea Factory - a new space for contemporary art; in Manchester, ISEA98 exhibitions will be shown at CUBE, Manchester City Art Gallery, Cornerhouse, Holden and Castlefield galleries. Also in Manchester, the Museum of Science and Industry will host Tomorrow's Homes Today, an exhibition curated by Charles Esche of The Modern Institute for FACT. Tomorrow's Homes Today suggests that our houses are homes to our imagination, culture and personality. Through the work of a number of British artists, the exhibition explores the relationship between technology and the domestic. Today the home is given many roles - sanctuary, workspace, window on the world. The way the home is imagined offers critical insights into our ways of thinking. From the bungalow or the massive public housing projects of the 1950s and 60s, to the reclaimed industrial spaces of today, our idea of domestic bliss has changed with each generation. The exhibition explores the possibilities of what 'home' could be - a place for dreaming, a chance to demonstrate individuality or a studio for creative communication. Participating artists include: AudioRom, the Butler Brothers, Judith Goddard, Fiona Raby and Anthony Dunne. Tomorrow's Homes Today is just one of a number of exciting projects which will be presented as part of ISEA98: Revolution being organised by FACT. We'll keep you posted on the programme in the ISEA Newsletter as it develops: so stay tuned in! * LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY* LIVERPOOL As you are aware Liverpool Art School and Manchester Metropolitan University, the ISEA98 Symposium hosts, staged an inclusive call for conference proposals in the period Sept. 1997 - Jan.1998. Guided only by the Ten Question Revolution Template, this call was deliberately broad and without pre-defined categories and limitations. Thus it was the Proposers' response and interpretation of the Revolution theme that came to us, unmediated and undiluted. In parrellel with this process, academics/artists at Liverpool Art School have been structuring nine very specific responses to to the Revolution theme. The result, LASX9, is an invitation to forward proposals to contribute to, debate and ellaborate on, these nine panels for symposium presentation in Liverpool. I include texts below (in the CALLS section) and contact details for Panel curators/convenors. As with the Manchester Terror call for Soapboxes/Cells (see firstname.lastname@example.org) deadline for receipt of proposal is 15.03.98. If you have made a proposal already, you do not have to make it again if you wish to be considered for LASX9. The ISEA98 Liverpool Programme Committee (who are assessing all symposium proposals for Liverpool received by 15.01.98) will be recommending exsisiting proposals to LASX9 Curators were appropriate. However, if you are interested in the LASX9 Panels and wish to make a second proposal, or haven't done so and now wish to, this is your route. Regards John Brady, ISEA98 Research Co-ordinator, Liverpool Art School. email@example.com * MANCHESTER METROPOLITAIN UNIVERSITY * MANCHESTER Extract from a transcript of the Apocryphal Meeting of the isea98terror Programming Committee, 20 February 1998, Department of Fine Arts, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK: Subject: isea98terror programming (5,6,7, September 1998) ------------------------------------------------------ Mr Parker: The world is new looking, Professor. It has got its gadgets. But it is old and it is cruel, too. Professor Hyatt: How right you are, Parker. It's a Dark Age and no mistake. Mr Parker: And that gentleman on the screen in 98, he's the serf. But, worse tha n that, he's a new kind of serf, illiterate and unhappy, with not even a belief in a God-given order. In his eyes is murder, pure green murder, sir. And surfing the net is becoming a race against speed itself, so it is, and some will live and some will die, and some will go on dying, go on and on dying, but we'll all lose the race, if we don't wise up, is that not so, Professor? Professor Hyatt: That's something for the delegates to decide and not the likes of you and me, Parker. We've had over eight hundred proposals for contributions to isea98, you know! Mr Parker: Let us make a critical atmosphere, then, Professor, at isea98terror in Manchester for something really positive to emerge. Let us confront fear with sparks flying from a clash of opinion through dialogue. Professor Hyatt: Ah, we think ourselves so sophisticated, so cultured! Yet our fine costumes were woven from the threads of Terror by barbarian mothers. Can't you feel the ghosts of your ancestors screaming in your genes, Parker? They are asking you to make it better. They are asking to be counted. Mr Parker: I will do my best by them, Professor, so I swear and I'm sure isea98terror will leave everyone in much better psychological and creative shape - more flexible, more adaptable to the demands of our world, or worlds. Professor Hyatt: And let us have some beauty. What the hell is beautiful, today, in the garden, Parker? Mr Parker: Whatever the contemporary hardships of this moment of transition, the future looks very exciting. It is hard to understand where we stand in the middle of rapid developments in human knowledge. Surely, we have gone so far now that the only way is onward and up? There's got to be the last big leap to get us out of this and we've got to be limber enough, mentally, to take it. Professor Hyatt: Let the delegates decide, Parker! There you go again. That's what isea98terror is all about. Let the delegates decide. It is the Revolution on trial. It is a unique global arena for those interested in practice in the field of electronic arts and sciences. It will be the site for new and unusual collaborations to emerge. isea98terror is about actively considering where we are now and the strategies we may need for facing an uncertain future. It stresses active participation in a democratic forum. Parker: In that case, with that in mind, sir, please allow me to announce a number of other opportunities for people to participe in the symposia: (SEE THE CALL FOR PROPOSAL IN THE CALLS SECTION) (ndlr) Thank you John Hyatt ****************************************** NEWS + INFO ****************************************** International Video Art Prize Competition for video, CD-ROM and Internet by ZKM and Suedwestfunk Baden-Baden. Deadline: 15 April 1998 Conditions and information: ZKM/Internationaler Videokunstpreis Lorenzstr.19 D-76135 Karlsruhe Fax +49-721-8100-1139 firstname.lastname@example.org www.videokunst.swf.de *************** MuuMediaFestival Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki/Fi 8 - 18 October 1998 Submissions in all new media categories welcome, particularly on the theme of 'Globalization - New Geographies in Art and Media'. More information: MMF'98/AV-ARKKI Tallberginkatu 1 E 76 FIN-00180 Helsinki +358-9-685 4404 email@example.com *************** Pandaemonium - London Festival of Moving Images Lux Centre, London/UK 16 - 25 October 1998 Submissions invited to the single screen and new media sections. Info and application form: Pandaemonium Festival LEA 2-4 Hoxton Square GB-London N1 6NU fax +44-171-684 1111 firstname.lastname@example.org ****************************************** ARTISTIC PRACTICE IN THE NETWORK a critical forum presented by Eyebeam Atelier and the X Art Foundation February 1 - April 30, via mailing list TO SUBSCRIBE send email to email@example.com with the following single line in the body of the message: subscribe eyebeam-list This forum aims to further a critical discourse on artistic practices in the global communications network. It concerns practices that employ networking technologies as a means of critically reflecting on contemporary societies. Featuring an international group of scholars, critics, and artists, this virtual symposium maps the clashes and exchanges of cultures, uncovering the historical and material currents that jostle below user-friendly interfaces. Articulating changing modes of perception, representation, and identification, the forum will develop new possibilities for artistic and critical intervention. ~moderator~ JORDAN CRANDALL, founding editor of Blast and director of the X Art Foundation, New York ~hosts~ CARLOS BASUALDO, poet and curator based in New York, senior editor of TRANS>arts.cultures.media and regular contributor to Artforum ANDREAS BROECKMANN, project manager and researcher at V2_Organisation Rotterdam and coordinator of the V2_East/Syndicate network initiative, which facilitates media art-related exchange and co-operation across Europe BRIAN HOLMES, cultural critic and translator living in Paris, English editor for the theoretical publications of Documenta X, including _Documenta X The Book_ EVE ANDRƒmE LARAMƒmE, Professor of Sculpture at Sarah Lawrence College, currently developing a project for the List Center at MIT on an alternate history of digital culture OLU OGUIBE, Chair in African Art at University of South Florida; Convenor of the 2nd Johannesburg Biennale conference; co-editor of Nka:Journal of Contemporary African Art GREGORY ULMER, Professor of English and Media Studies at University of Florida; books include _Heuretics: The Logic of Invention_ and _Teletheory: Grammatology in the Age of Video._ ~with~ ALEXANNE DON and ALAN SONDHEIM, lecturer and theorist living in Japan, researching emailing lists and online communities ~invited guests~ [Feb 23-Mar 1] MARGARET MORSE, Assoc. Professor of Film, Video and New Media at UC Santa Cruz, author of the forthcoming book _Virtualities: Television, Media Art, and Cyberculture_ [Mar 2-8] MARTIN JAY, Professor of History at UC Berkeley; emphasis on visual culture and European intellectual history; books include _Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in 20th Century French Thought_ [Mar 9-15] TIM JORDAN, author of _Cyberpower: The Culture and Politics of Cyberspace and the Internet_ MATTHEW SLOTOVER, editor of Frieze magazine, London [Mar 16-22] KELLER EASTERLING, Asst. Professor of Architecture at Columbia University, developing architectures of active organizations KEN GOLDBERG, artist working in robotics and telepresence, editor of the forthcoming book _The Robot in the Garden: Telerobotics and Telepistemology on the Net_ [Mar 23-29] PETER WEIBEL, artist, media theorist, Professor f—š?visuelle Mediengestaltung at the Hochschule f—š?angewandte Kunst in Vienna; Director of the Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz; Austrian commissioner for the Biennale di Venezia GEERT LOVINK and PIT SCHULTZ, media theorists/activists, founders of nettime, a forum for net criticism and cultural politics [Mar 26-30] URSULA BIEMANN, curator at the Shedhalle Zurich, focus on representational politics in the electronic media [Mar 30-Apr 5] KNOWBOTIC RESEARCH, artist team, recent projects include I0_DENCIES--questioning urbanity in Tokyo, Sao Paulo, and Berlin, which locates the urban realm in terms of hybrid network flows HANS-ULRICH OBRIST, curator, recent exhibitions include Cities on the Move at Vienna Secession (with Hou Hanru), which explores the socio-cultural implications of urbanization in Asian cities WOLFGANG STAEHLE, artist, founder of The Thing, an art and communication network based in New York and Vienna YUKIKO SHIKATA, art critic and curator at Artlab, Tokyo; Japan editor of World Art [Apr 5-6] BRACHA LICHTENBERG-ETTINGER, artist, theorist, and psychoanalyst working in Paris and Tel Aviv [Apr 6-12] FRANKLIN SIRMANS, critic, US Editor of Flash Art; coeditor of _Transforming the Crown: African, Asian, and Caribbean Artists in Britain_ MARK TRIBE, artist, founder of the web publication Rhizome and the media stock library StockObjects [Apr 13-19] CRITICAL ART ENSEMBLE, artists/media activists, authors of _The Electronic Disturbance_ [Apr 20-26] RAVI SUNDARAM, Research Fellow, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India; current research on globalization, new technocultures, and the reworking of the national imaginary in South Asia OLADELE AJIBOYE BAMGBOYE, artist whose work concerns Nigerian life and the politics of African identity [Apr 27-30] COCO FUSCO, artist, curator, author of _English is Broken Here: Notes on Cultural Fusion in the Americas_ *** TO SUBSCRIBE send email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following single line in the body of the message: subscribe eyebeam-list TO POST address email to email@example.com A EDITED BOOK OF THESE PROCEEDINGS WILL BE PUBLISHED IN 1999 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org a web archive of the discussions is located at http://www.eyebeam.org EYEBEAM ATELIERs (http://www.eyebeam.org) mission is to provide a structural support for the digital arts. The Atelier is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing digital art in cinema, fine arts, humanities and on the Internet. Through its education programs, exhibitions, lectures and other public events, Eyebeam Atelier seeks to increase understanding and appreciation of the artistic power of emerging technologies and to enrich the arts and humanities for the 21st century. The Atelier targets its programs for students, artists, scholars, and the public interested in applying digital technology to the study of art, archaeology, architecture, art history, and special effects for film and video. X ART FOUNDATION (http://www.blast.org) is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to further the discourses and practices of new media art, particularly those engaged with communications technologies. Its current project, Blast6, attempts to identify and employ critical artistic strategies in the global communications network. ******************************** :::recode::: Dear colleagues, I am writing to invite you to subscribe to a new mailing list for Australian new media practitioners, critics, writers etc. The list is called :::recode::: and will operate via email. The list was initiated during the Code Red event in November 1997, with the purpose to create a nationwide forum for discussion, exchange of ideas and information. For those of you not familiar with mailing lists, the principle is simple....you subscribe to the list and receive all postings to the list through your mail box. You can respond to the postings or initiate discussions by posting to the list...as there will be no moderation, all postings go directly on to the list. The list is also a forum for publishing your recent essays and articles. It is hoped that the :::recode::: list will expand into the Asia Pacific region, to widen the scope of our regional dialogue. Please feel free to forward this letter of invitation to friends and colleagues who may be interested in subscribing. Below you will find some more information on :::recode::: and addresses for subscription etc. All the best, Julianne Pierce ______________________________________________________________________ :::recode::: is an Australian based email mailing list for critical commentary and debate on contemporary new media, online and digital culture. It was initiated during the Code Red national event in November 1997. It is a site for discussion and debate as well as providing an outlet for publishing material on line. It's aim is to encourage dialogue amongst practitioners and critics from the Australian and Asia Pacific region. However subscription and commentary outside of this region is also welcome. To subscribe please mail to: email@example.com and in the body text write: subscribe recode if you want to subscribe from another address write: subscribe recode email@address Guidelines for subscription: - the first six months (trial period) of the list will not be moderated (Jan - June 1998) - debates, ideas, commentaries and provocations are welcome - posting of articles and essays is welcome - when responding to articles or previous postings please do not includes large chunks of quotation - no one liners - no cross postings from other lists (except if particularly relevant to the region or an ongoing discussion) - please keep general announcements to a minimum, and if posting an announcement include the word 'announcement' in the subject header - if responding personally to a posting please ensure to send to the 'Reply-to' address :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: Distributed via :::recode::: digital interrogation post: firstname.lastname@example.org more info: email@example.com and "info recode" in the msg body contact: firstname.lastname@example.org :::recode::: is supported by the Australian Network for Art and Technology ****************************************** JOB POSTINGS ****************************************** The School of Image Arts' New Media Program, of Ryerson Polytechnic University, invites applications for a tenure track appointment in the area of New Media Production. Duties will include teaching courses in Computer Graphics, Multimedia and Human/Computer Interface Design. Planning is currently underway for the development of graduate programs, incoming faculty may be expected to contribute this new initiative. The successful candidate will have experience in New Media production including computer graphics, digital audio and video, and computer-based technology. The candidate will also have demonstrated excellence in the teaching and development of collaborative and distributed New Media works and have research interests in the history and theory of New Media. Experience in the arts or arts-related New Media applications would be an asset as well as a knowledge of computer programming. The starting date for the appointment is August 1, 1998. Applications, including curriculum vitae, statement of interests, sample of works or reviews, and the name of three referees, should be addressed to: Professor Brian Damude Chair c/o Kim Kritzer School of Image Arts, Ryerson Polytechnic University 350 Victoria Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 2K3 Canada Applications received by March 9, 1998 will be assured consideration. ****************************************** Position Available Education Assistant The New Museum of Contemporary Art seeks an Education Assistant to coordinate outreach for the Museum's acclaimed Visible Knowledge Program for High Schools. The Education Assistant will also work with the Internship Program and provide general assistance in the coordination of the Program and in the administration of the Education Department. Candidates must have strong organizational skills, a strong knowledge of contemporary art, solid communication skills and possess the ability to work with young people. Responsibilities * Work with the Curator of Education and Associate Educator to coordinate and implement The Visible Knowledge Program in New York City and provide support for a major project to replicate the program nationally. * Assist in coordination of the Internship Program and Group Visit Program * Initiate outreach efforts for all other Education Department Programs * General departmental correspondence and administrative support. Qualifications * Excellent organizational, research and problem-solving skills * Knowledge of contemporary issues in art and education * Commitment to arts education * Administrative experience * Strong written and verbal communication skills * Computer literacy and a familiarity with the Internet * B.A. in Art History or relevant field Salary: 23,000 plus health and dental benefits Starting date: Immediately Please send resume and cover letter to: Gregory Sholette, Curator of Education, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, 583 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 The New Museum of Contemporary Art is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. ****************************************** CALLS ****************************************** THE NINTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRONIC ARTS ISEA98 Revolution - Liverpool 02, 03 & 04 September 1998 ISEA98 Terror - Manchester 05, 06 & 07 September 1998 TITLE: EVOLUTION 2.0 Colin Fallows (Reader in Audio and Visual Arts at Liverpool John Moores University); Pete Fulwell (Managing Director Merseyside Online Ltd.) and Michelle Wardle (Programme Leader Multi-media Design and Production at Liverpool John Moores University) are developing a conference panel that seeks to examine and contextualize work with generative systems. A Liverpool Art School research award has enabled the development and projected publication of the CD ROM entitled EVOLUTION 2.0, an audio-visual anthology including history, current practice and debate concerning Generative Arts. Papers, presentations and demonstrations are invited from artists, programme creators, academics and broadcasters concerned with generative systems. Contact: Colin Fallows, providing a summary of your proposal and where appropriate audio/visual examples, at: email@example.com or c/o Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please quote Panel title. TITLE: ST. PETERSBURG 3.0 Colin Fallows (Reader in Audio and Visual Arts at Liverpool John Moores University) and Alexander Kahn (St. Petersburg writer, broadcaster and Producer of the Russian Service, BBC World Service) are curating a symposium Panel that seeks to examine and contextualize the work of a group of radical St. Petersburg based artists, musicians and writers currently working with electronic media. Papers, presentations, declamations, ideas and critical responses are being invited from the St. Petersburg based artists, musicians and writers described as "... the first manifestation out of the New Russia that actually impresses me ... so weird looking, and it arises from such unique cultural and economic circumstances ... This might become the first digital art movement that really matters." (Sterling, Bruce (1998) 'Art and Corruption', WIRED 6.01, January). This programme builds on links with St. Petersburg's artistic cutting edge established more than a decade ago when Liverpool based ARK published the LP Insect Culture by Popular Mechanics (ARK Records, 1987) thelarge scale multi-media event Perestroika in the Avant Garde (involving Pop Mekhanika and the New Artists, Liverpool, 1989) and the first Russian techno 12 inch Sputnik of Life by the New Composers (ARK Records, 1990). Contact: Colin Fallows,at: firstname.lastname@example.org or c/o Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please quote Panel title. TITLE: SONIC BOOM Colin Fallows (Reader in Audio and Visual Arts at Liverpool John Moores University) is compiling a programme of presentations and demonstrations that investigates and celebrates the work of artists and inventors from across the twentieth century who have created, recorded and performed with electronic musical instruments - from the revolutionary to the eccentric. A Liverpool Art School research award has enabled the appointment of a Visiting Fellow in Sound, the UK based sound artist Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner) who will make a presentation in Liverpool during ISEA98. Papers, presentations and demonstrations are invited from artists, inventors, academics and broadcasters concerned with experimental electronic musical instruments - design, manufacture and performance. Contact: Colin Fallows, providing a summary of your proposal and where appropriate audio and/or visual examples, at: email@example.com or c/o Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please quote Panel title. TITLE: VISUAL LANGUAGES David Crow (Head of Graphic Arts at Liverpool John Moores University) is currently involved in research projects based around the exploration of visual language in a typographic framework. His research partner is Yaki Molcho (Co-Director, Tel Aviv Centre for Design Studies). Earlier this year, a Liverpool Art School research award enabled David to initiate a programme of work on a dual alphabet font which will be realised through a publication entitled 'Dialogue'. As part of the ISEA98 Symposium programme, the research team will present the work alongside discussion of the issues raised. This will follow an introductory session on the transitions in visual language by Neville Brody's Research Studio (publishers of Fuse and Laboratory CD Roms). If, as artist, designer, academic or theorist, you wish to contribute to these developments and their interpretation at ISEA98 please provide a summary of your proposed presentation and where appropriate some visual examples. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or c/o Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please quote Panel title. TITLE: MEDIATED NATIONS Using MED TV as an exemplar, John Byrne (Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University) will develop an ISEA98 Panel looking at the historical and contemporary uses of communications technologies which have sought to disrupt, subvert and/or 'revolutionise' dominant and received notions of cultural identity. As a member of MED TV's Protection Council John's team includes Hasan Sahan (University of Liverpool), Joe Cooper (MED TV) and Hikmet Tabak (MED TV Director). MED TV is an independent satellite broadcasting company, based in Brussels, which seeks to represent the full cultural, political and religious diversity of a global Kurdastanese Diaspora. As the Kurds themselves have no politically recognised 'country', MED TV has increasingly provided a 'virtual' identity for a historically, politically and geographically dispossessed community. As such, papers, presentations, demonstrations etc. are invited which will provide similar examples of how broadcasting technologies (whether Radio, TV, Video, Digital etc.) have been used in the production, distribution and exchange of diverse racial, political, sexual and cultural identities. Contact: email@example.com or c/o Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please quote Panel title. TITLE: VIRTUAL INTERVENTIONS: DIGITAL AVANT-GARDES John Byrne (Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University) and Julia Knight (Senior Lecturer at the University of Luton and editor of Diverse Practices - A Critical Reader on British Video Art , 1996, University of Luton Press/Arts Council of England) are developing a strand for ISEA98 to critically and theoretically contextualize the use of electronic media in the production of radical and oppositional art practices which have sought to disrupt dominant notions of artistic production, distribution and exchange. Initially, it is envisaged that this strand be developed in relation to three key issues: (1) How have uses of analogic and digital reproductive technologies been deployed to disrupt dominant notions of art, artistic production, aesthetic experience and audience reception. (2) What have been the critical, political, racial, sexual and cultural impact of these media in the development of radical, oppositional and or revolutionary art practices? (3) How are contemporary uses of electronic and digital reproduction addressing, developing these themes and issues through radical and oppositional art practice. Papers, presentations, demonstrations, ideas and critical responses are invited from historians, critics, philosophers, artists, curators etc. who wish the engage and contribute to the development of this debate. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or c/o Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please quote Panel title. TITLE: DIGITAL AESTHETICS Michelle Wardle (Programme Leader, MA Multi-media Design & Production at Liverpool John Moores University) is currently investigating 'Fine Art Practice in Digital Media'. Michelle and Dr. Nancy Flint (Designer for the University's Learning Methods Unit) together with two PhD Research Students at JMU: Kevin Furlong ('Sound in Virtual Space') and Rob Rowlands ('Artists as Programmers'), lead the Electronic Arts Research Group. This Group of artists and researchers investigate the use of digital technology within art practice. Current research projects include: Emergence CD Rom on the Post - industrial/Post-photographic Evolution 2.0 CD Rom on Generative Arts We are interested to hear from artists and writers who may wish to collaborate on the development of a Symposium Panel concerned with 'Digital Aesthetics' for ISEA 98. Papers, presentations and demonstrations in relation to digital imaging, interactive film, sensory environments, sound in virtual space, generative programming, interactive multimedia, theories of visual perception are welcome. Contact: EAR@livjm.ac.uk or c/o Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please quote Panel title. TITLE: VARIANT ARCHITECTURE(S) WITHIN CYBER-CELIBACY Lulu Jones is conducting post-doctorate research into Cyber Convent Populations at Liverpool John Moores University. She is leading a small team, including George Buba (Reader in Video at the University of Oterspol), in the critical re-assessment of convent perimeter structures and the wall-flower metaphor matrix. Earlier this year, a Liverpool Art School research award enabled Jones to create artist-in-residence bursaries at the Alpha 9C and Mattas cyber convents. The artists, Sindy Bootikins (USA) and Bob Van Gupta (Borneo), created a range of neo-anchorite extensions at both sites. As part of the ISEA98 Programme, Bootikins and Van Gupta (in a live gallery performance) will select the seven virgins to be manacled into the convent walls for Virtual Eternity. Jones and the artists will moderate an ISEA98 Symposium discussion exploring relations between the w.w.w., Inquisition and the ritual phenomena of voluntary incarceration. If, as artist, academic, theorist or supplicant, you wish to contribute to these developments and their interpretation at ISEA98 please forward a summary of your proposed activities and any relevant supporting materials. Contact: email@example.com or c/o Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please quote Panel title. TITLE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE MULTIMEDIA PROFESSIONAL Professor Peter Fowler directs the Learning Methods Unit (LMU) at Liverpool John Moores University. New Technologies offer a range of challenges and opportunities for mediated and distance learning programmes. The LMU has developed and produced multimedia materials for delivery on laser-disc (1991/3), CD Rom (from 1994) and the Internet (from 1995). In doing so LMU has been both innovative and lateral in nurturing the design, communications and domain expertise prerequisite to these developments. For ISEA98 Peter will be joined by Dr.Nancy Flint and Roy Stringer, Creative Director of Amaze Ltd.(1998 Macromedia Award for Best On-line Development), to develop dialogues concerning: (A) The Multimedia Product (B) Future Scenarios (C) The Multimedia Moment: Addressing the Skills Shortage If, as designer, educator or product-developer, you wish to contribute to these developments and their interpretation at ISEA98 please provide a summary of your proposed presentation and where appropriate some visual examples. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or c/o Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please quote Panel title. Liverpool Art School, John Moores University, 68 Hope Street, Liverpool L1 9EB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)151 231 3110 / 709 3420 Fax: +44 (0)151 231 5096 Nine ISEA98 Symposium Panels curated and convened by Liverpool Art School: Deadline for receipt of full proposal 15th March 1998. ****************************************** The 9th International Symposium on Electronic Art will be taking place In Liverpool and Manchester, UK from 2-7th September 1998. Entitled REVOLUTION, the symposium will include an extensive exhibition and conference programme across the two cities. From 2-4 September Liverpool will identify, explore, assess and critique ideas and metaphors associated with the theme 'Revolution'. From the 5-7 September Manchester will stage 'The Terror' in which these ideas, concerns and assertions will be dissected, deconstructed and re-ordered. ISEA98 is about considering where we are now and the strategies we may need for facing an uncertain future. An open call for submissions resulted in over 800 proposals for the exhibition and conference programme. Now we would like to announce a number of other opportunities for participation in the symposia: LIVERPOOL PANEL PROPOSALS As part of their Revolution conference programme for ISEA98, Liverpool John Moores University are running a series of panels on a number of different aspects of contemporary practice. Deadline for inclusion is 15th March 1998 and details can be found at http://www.isea98.org/revolution/symposia/index.html MANCHESTER SOAPBOXES AND CELLS The organisers of The Terror are undertaking a call for contributions for part of the Symposium which will be targeted less at specific abstracts and more at individual practice in progress, with a view to future collaboration. Proposals for 5 minute presentations answering the following questions are welcomed: Who are you? What do you do? Where do you do it? Why do you do it? What do you hope to achieve? What is your greatest fear now and for the future? This should be accompanied by a list of 9 key words and any technical requirements. These presentations will be programmed for a number of discursive forums running throughout The Terror and will be largely shaped by the participants themselves. We're looking at this as a call for people rather than a call for abstracts and we don't wish to be overly proscriptive about how you present yourself. We are particularly keen for suggestions as to what you see as the most appropriate forum for you to discuss your work and that of others - be that large interactive discussions, breakout rooms, one to one discussion, mail discussion prior to ISEA etc. With your help we will do what we can to allow The Terror to ensure that the delegate's presence in the two cities genuinely activates the symposium. Deadline 30th March 1998 SAMIZDAT As part of The Terror programme we are also proposing to collate and distribute pamphlets and tracts throughout the two cities. The themes of Revolution and/or Terror are starting points for these texts, but as with the call for presentations above, we wish the emphasis to be on your own practice and/or concerns. We need two copies of the pamphlet, consisting of images (if applicable) and text of up to 1000 words. The work should fit on to an A4 sheet of paper (ie 297mm x 210mm). If you are submitting electronically please save any documents in text format and attach images in gif format. This material may also be linked to our web site. The Terror organisers will collate, copy and distribute the material throughout the symposium and intend to publish a collection of the pamphlets after ISEA98. Proposals for both these events should be sent to: Graham Parker Conference Programmer: The Terror ISEA98 office Department of Fine Arts Manchester Metropolitan University Grosvenor Building Manchester M15 6BR email@example.com +44 161 247 3622 ****************************************** Shared Visions - Cyberstar 98 International Competition for Interactive Media Environment WDR and GMD nominate international jury The Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), Cologne, and GMD - German National Research Center for Information Technology, Sankt Augustin, will present the Cyberstar in 1998 for the second time. Shared Visions - Cyberstar 98 supports cooperation between artists, designers, media and computer experts. Innovative concepts for interactive scenarios in the categories television, internet and stage will be awarded. Entries presenting for example virtual communities, virtual classrooms or avatar performance worlds shall reflect and develop "Shared Visions". An international jury will meet in May 1998 and will decide upon monetary awards a total of DM 35.000. Furthermore, the main price will include a work term of several month at GMD to develop the submitted concept. The jury members are: Karin OHLENSCHLAEGER, journalist and freelance curator, head of Proyectos Culturales, Madrid Hans-Peter SCHWARZ, head of ZKM, Medienmuseum Karlsruhe Gerfried STOCKER, general manager of Ars Electronica Center and artistic director of Ars Electronica Festival, Linz Wolfgang STRAUSS, architect and artist, Bonn/Gargnano in Italy Georg TROGEMANN, professor for art and media sciences, Kunsthochschule fuer Medien Cologne Regina WYRWOLL, head of media division, Goethe-Institute headquaters, Munich Submisson deadline for Shared Visions - Cyberstar 98 is March 31th, 1998. The award ceremonial will take place in connection with the Medienforum Nordrhein-Westfalen, June 1998 in Cologne. The event will happen at KOMED - Kommunikations- und Medienzentrum im MediaPark Cologne. Information and submission guidelines: WDR Cyberstar D - 50600 Cologne phone +49/221 - 220 6728, fax -6252 http://www.wdr.de/cyberstar email: firstname.lastname@example.org Shared Visions - Cyberstar 98 is supported by Stadt Koeln and KOMED - Kommunikations- und Medienzentrum /MediaPark Cologne. ****************************************** Computer Animation Festival 28. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft f—š?Informatik "Informatik zwischen Bild und Sprache" Magdeburg, September 21-25, 1998 The annual conference of the German Society for Computer Science (Gesellschaft f—š?Informatik) takes place every year since 1970 and is one of the most important conferences for Computer Science in Germany. The "Informatik'98" takes place in Magdeburg, Germany, from September 21 to 25, 1998. The general topic will be: "Computer Science between Pictures and Language". The scientific conference will be accompanied by a number of cultural events. One of these events is the "Computer Animation Festival", a public presentation of the most outstanding computer animations. The festival is planned to attract a broad audience: "Informatik'98" attendees, students, teachers, pupils and the proverbial man-in-the-street with an inclination towards computer graphics and animation. The performance is open to the public and will take place during the period of the conference at the recently reconstructed theatre in Magdeburg. With this, a cultural background is given which will be completed presumably by a computer art exhibition. The submitted entries, computer animations of many topics, produced with a wide variety of techniques, will be assembled to a 90 minute presentation. The collection of videos to be presented will be selected by a program committee. Weplan to honor the best contributions wit substantial prices. Further information can be found at http://fuzzy.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/gi98/. With this call for participation we wish to reach scientists and researchers from universities as well as participants from industry but also students and pupils. We plan to include an extra section for pieces created by students and pupils, here also, a special price will be awarded. Program Committee Members of the program committee, responsible for the selection of videos to be presented, are up to now: - Prof. John Buchanan (University of Alberta), - Uwe B—’æler (Werkleiz Gesellschaft e.V.) - Prof. Dieter W. Fellner (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn), - Prof. Thomas Haegele (Filmakademie Baden-W—š”temberg, Ludwigsburg), - Prof. Heinrich M——Œer (Universität Dortmund) - Prof. Thomas Strothotte (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Chair) Organisation Committee Members of the organization committee are: Prof. Thomas Strothotte (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg), - Christoph Bode (E/media Magdeburg), - Jobst von Heintze (E/media Magdeburg), - Maic Masuch (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg), - Stefan Schlechtweg (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg), - Martin Scholz (Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg) Submission of Videos Entries for the Computer Animation Festival are encouraged from all areas of computer animation. The submissions should appeal to an general but educated public. The animations should show, what can be done today in the field of computer animation. They should meet also highest standards with respect to artistic design and technical quality. We strongly recommend to make the work interesting for a broad audience by selecting an appropriate subject, and by using visual elements, suitable text or narration. Possible categories for your submissions are: - simulation and scientific visualization, - TV / cinema, - music video, - commercial / promotion, - games, - free artistic work. The program committee, a group of experts in the area of computer graphics and animation, will evaluate the entries and select a number of contributions. These will be spliced together for the final tape. To facilitate adequate judgement, a submission may include additional notes to the jury on content of the work, new techniques that have been used, or a brief statement describing the artistic concept of the work. Submissions should be sent to: Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg Department of Simulation and Graphics "Computer Animation Festival" Universitätsplatz 2 39106 Magdeburg Germany and must be received by June 15, 1998. Submissions that arrive after this deadline will not be considered. Please consider that customs delays of up to two weeks can occur. The decision of acceptance/rejection will be made until July 15, 1998. The following guidelines have been developed to guarantee high quality. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be returned without review. Each entry must include: 1. A completed and signed submission form for each (!) entry. We will use the information on this form for publication if your submission is selected. You may get submission forms at http://fuzzy.cs.uni-magdeburg.de/gi98/ or on request from the organization committee. Do not fax the form. 2. A jury version of your work. We will accept Betacam, S-VHS and VHS (NTSC or PAL) for jurying the work. However, we strongly recommend to submit work in the highest possible quality. 3. Notes to the jury (optionally). To give many good pieces a spot on the video, a contribution should have a length of 3-8 minutes, and under no circumstances exceed 10 minutes. The editors reserve the right to request a shorter version of an accepted contribution. Label both, the videotape and its container with the contact person's name, affiliation, address, telephone number, e-mail address, the title(s) of the piece(s), and the running time(s). We recommend the submission of on tape per entry. If a videotape contains more than one entry, each one must be clearly separated. Send originals only if you have more than one first-generation tape. The organizers take no responsibility for safe arrival of your entry and will not track its shipment. Customs labels should bear the words: "Educational material with no commercial value" and in German: "Lehrmaterial ohne kommerziellen Wert". We will not pay any customs fees, duties, or tariffs incurred by your submission. Upon Acceptance: Contributors of accepted video pieces should provide final versions recorded on the highest quality equipment available to them: preferably Betacam. Credits must not exceed 15 seconds. Final versions must be received by August 15, 1998. Final versions that differ significantly from their jury-accepted versions will not be shown. It is the contributor's responsibility to secure any necessary permissions and licenses for visual and audio material contained in entries for the Computer Animation Festival. The final version of every accepted video must be accompanied by a short text and, if possible, pictures explaining the content of the contribution. On basis of this material a program booklet will be produced to be handed out to the audience. Important Dates: Deadline for Submission: June 15, 1998 Decision of Acceptance/Rejection: July 15, 1998 Deadline for Final Version: August 15, 1998 Computer Animation Festival: September 22, 1998 Contact: Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg Department of Simulation and Graphics "Computer Animation Festival" Universitätsplatz 2 39106 Magdeburg Germany Tel.: +49 391 67 18772 or +49 391 67 18342 Fax: +49 391 67 11164 eMail: email@example.com ****************************************** EVENTS ****************************************** 2nd International CAiiA Research Conference: "CONSCIOUSNESS REFRAMED: art and consciousness in the post-biological era" 19 - 23 August 1998 Convened by Roy Ascott, Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, University of Wales College, Newport. An annual international forum for developments in the emergent field of art, technology and consciousness. Details from ACES@newport.ac.uk * The Proceedings of the 1997 Conference are available from ACES@newport.ac.uk, price fifteen pounds sterling + postage. ****************************************** ArtSci98..... You'll never find a more fascinating Symposium at this price!!! (as our goal is to also include a sophisticated general public that is interested in the intersections of art & science... rather than a closed group.) WHY: This event represents a significant step in building personal relationships with out-standing members of the scientific communities from astro-physics, and nanotechnology to acoustics and materials science, etc. ArtSci98 is an unusual opportunity to meet scientists who enjoy art and genuinely admire and want to meet artists. Share the concepts of your work and future projects with them; find a potential science/ technical collaborator or ideas on new funding strategies for art/sci projects. Meet fellow artists who have skills you need for collaborations or curatorial projects. ArtSci98>>>>>>seeding collaboration A Public Symposium April 4 - 5, 1998 The Great Hall Cooper Union, NYC Come and meet 40 of our nation's top scientists, artists, writers, theorists, educators, industry reps as they share their current career challenges in relation to the issues of creativity, invention, and discovery. Help us find new avenues for future collaborations. KEYNOTES: Agnes Denes, pioneer environmental artist; receipient of The Prix di Rome (1997), and Roger Malina, astro-physicist & Editor of Leonardo Journal (MIT Press). SOME PANELISTS: Robert Graham, Chief Scientist at AT&T Labs; Tod Machover, composer, hyper-instrument designer, M.I.T.; Tyler Volk , geo-physicist, author of "Gaia's Body Toward a Physiology of Earth"; Pauline Oliveros, composer and electronic music pioneer; Nadrian Seeman, originator of DNA nanotechnology; Mary Lucier, video installation artist; Ashok Dhingra, composite materials scientist at DuPont; Red Burns, Director of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program; Christopher Janney, interactive sound artist for public spaces; Billy Kluver, founder with Robert Rauschenberg of E.A.T. (Experiments in Art & Technology) in the 1960's in NYC.... and many more. (Program, Panelist Bios, Registration, etc.) http://www.asci.org/ArtSci98 ArtSci98 is Sponsored by Discover Magazine, and Leonardo Journal, with additional support from AT&T. PRE-REGISTER NOW for BIG DISCOUNT.... (best price as ASCI member!) Call Cooper Union: (212) 353-4195 (pay by credit card or mail check) Non-member: At Door............. $50/day or $90/both days Pre-Register.... $35/day or $60/both days ASCI member: At Door..............$35/day or $60/both days Pre-Register.....$25/day or $40/both days Call ASCI with any questions: 718 816-9796 Cynthia Pannucci Founder/Director Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) 718 816-9796; firstname.lastname@example.org PO Box 358, Staten Island, NY 10301 URL: http://www.asci.org ******************************************* The Australian Network for Art and Technology in association with the Telstra Adelaide Festival presents: F O L D B A C K http://www.anat.org.au/foldback f o r u m ** e x h i b i t i o n ** s a t e l l i t e s ** t o u r March 8 1998 Ngapartji Multimedia Centre, 211 Rundle Street, Adelaide 12pm - 8pm $10 / $15 This year's Adelaide Festival will be the site of a celebration of some of Australia's most dynamic new media artists. The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) in association with the Telstra Adelaide Festival will present a day long forum on media, sound and screen culture celebrating the tenth anniversary of ANAT's existence as Australia's peak network for artists working with technology. FOLDBACK is a transmedia event looping in upon the memories and histories of ANAT artists, featuring real-time performances by flesh and data bodies. Taking place on March 8, the FOLDBACK forum will form a bridge between the themes explored at Writers' Week and Artists' Week, drawing connections between the often divergent cultures of art, writing and sound. Forming a living biography of ANAT's past and present, all the participants of FOLDBACK work in cross disciplinary ways, dispelling the assumption that media art belongs only in a visual art context. Creating resonances and linkages across cultures and sub-cultures FOLDBACK uses real and virtual media to bring together contributors of some of ANAT's most successful projects of recent times. Keynote speaker, renowned cyberwriter and web publisher MARK AMERIKA (USA) will interweave electronic writers, JOSEPHINE WILSON (Perth) and LINDA CARROLI (Brisbane) into a presentation of where the digerati meets the literati. Also presenting at the exhibition and forum is artist and writer, LINDA DEMENT, who explores the notion of 'the monstrous feminine' through confronting and poignant multimedia pieces, and nervous_objects , the artists collective born at the 1997 ANAT National Summer School, who utilise the internet as a performance forum, illustrating the idiosyncrasies of online collaboration. Cyberpoet KOMNINOS ZERVOS , direct from Artec in the UK, will perform a selection of his underground cyberpoetry, and sound artist STEVIE WISHART, traversing the unlikely nexus between medieval and contemporary musics, will perform with her famous hurdy-gurdy. Electronic music collective, Z…ˆ`R RECORDINGS will transform FOLDBACK into feedback with techno experimenta to close the day. An exhibition, on display at Ngapartji Multimedia Centre during the forum and throughout Artists' Week will provide an opportunity to delve deeper into some of the memorable work developed by artists through ANAT's programs of support. A specially commissioned exhibition interface by Adelaide based designers inSECT 22, will explore the grey area between art, technology, minds and machines. A number of satellite events, scanning the contemporary face of electrosonic culture will focus attention on the often marginalised medium of sound art. In a mini-festival of sound and technology, noise and signal, the FOLDBACK satellites ensure a holistic incorporation of soundculture into the milieu of the "festival city". This unique event also features a tour by Mark Amerika, placing FOLDBACK in a national context. Presenting at the Perth Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA) on March 18 with writers Josephine Wilson and Terri-ann White, Amerika will address the frictions between hard and soft publishing. On March 21 he will give a presentation at The Performance Space in Sydney, before joining writer Linda Carolli at the Institute for Modern Art in Brisbane on 24th March. For further information or interviews, please contact: Amanda McDonald Crowley or Honor Harger THE AUSTRALIAN NETWORK FOR ART AND TECHNOLOGY email@example.com postal address: PO Box 8029 Hindley Street, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia web address: http://www.anat.org.au/ telephone: +61 (0)8-8231-9037 fax: +61 (0)8-8211-7323 ============================================ The Inter-Society aims at joining a world-wide network of artists, scientists and their institutes, making it easier for the institutes and individual members to share expertise with each other. The aims of the Inter-Society are to promote a structured approach to electronic art and to help finance worthy electronic art projects. For membership information contact ISEA 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 mentioned in this Newsletter by contacting ISEA. Support: Fondation Daniel Langlois, Ministere de la culture et des communications du Quebec, Montreal International, ANAT, FACT, Leonardo, SAT, McGill University, Universite du Quebec a Montreal. ============================================end of newsletter
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