#062 Feb 1998


#62 February 1998

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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

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!


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 isea98@mcr1.poptel.org.uk) 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.

John Brady, ISEA98 Research Co-ordinator, Liverpool Art School.


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

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

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:


Thank you

John Hyatt


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
D-76135 Karlsruhe
Fax +49-721-8100-1139
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:
Tallberginkatu 1 E 76
FIN-00180 Helsinki
+358-9-685 4404
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
2-4 Hoxton Square
GB-London N1 6NU
fax +44-171-684 1111


a critical forum

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February 1 - April 30, via mailing list
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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.


JORDAN CRANDALL, founding editor of Blast and director of the X Art
Foundation, New York


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._


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

[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_

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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,
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The Atelier targets its programs for students, artists, scholars, and the
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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

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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
c/o Kim Kritzer
School of Image Arts,
Ryerson Polytechnic University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 2K3

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.

* 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.

* 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

The New Museum of Contemporary Art is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer.

ISEA98 Revolution - Liverpool 02, 03 & 04 September 1998
ISEA98 Terror - Manchester 05, 06 & 07 September 1998

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:  c.fallows@livjm.ac.uk or c/o
Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please quote Panel title.
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: c.fallows@livjm.ac.uk 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: c.fallows@livjm.ac.uk or c/o
Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please quote Panel title.

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: isea98@livjm.ac.uk or c/o Liverpool Art School (address
as below). Please quote Panel title.

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:   j.byrne@livjm.ac.uk or c/o Liverpool
Art School (address as below). Please quote Panel title.

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:
j.byrne@livjm.ac.uk or c/o Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please
quote Panel title.

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.

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:
isea98@livjm.ac.uk or c/o Liverpool Art School (address as below). Please
quote Panel title.

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: p.fowler@livjm.ac.uk 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,
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:

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


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

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


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

+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:

D -  50600 Cologne
phone +49/221 - 220 6728, fax -6252


email: cyberstar@wdr.de

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

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

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

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


Otto-von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg
Department of Simulation and Graphics
"Computer Animation Festival"
Universitätsplatz 2
39106 Magdeburg
Tel.: +49 391 67 18772 or +49 391 67 18342
Fax:  +49 391 67 11164
eMail: caf98@isg.cs.uni-magdeburg.de

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.

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.)

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)
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
Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
718 816-9796;    pannucci@asci.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


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
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.
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