THE INTER-SOCIETY FOR THE ELECTRONIC ARTS THE ISEA NEWSLETTER #67 July- August 1998 ___________________________________________________________________ * CONTENTS * * EDITORIAL * ISEA NEWS * INFO * JOB POSTINGS * CALLS & EVENTS SECTION* ___________________________________________________________________ * EDITORIAL * Dear Members, We are proud to present you the new format of the ISEA Newsletter ! Starting from this month, the INL will be published bi-monthly, still including the Calls for papers, events and participation, as well as general information, but to make it more complete, we wish to make the Newsletter a members' publication, if you have any posting you would like to see published, events your are participating to, papers you gave, etc.... Don't hesitate to send it to us, either via email: email@example.com, F: (514) 281.6728 or snail mail at our P.O. Box 508, Succursale Desjardins, Montreal, Qc H5B 1B6 Canada ELECTIONS The deadline for voting for the new ISEA Board was August 1. We received 74 votes out of the 215 members, we were glad to see such participation and interest from the membership. We had to count from 70 votes, only 4 were invalid. Our by-laws state that there has to be 5 to 9 Board members, so we counted the 9 most voted nominees. Here are the names of the new Board you have elected: - Nina Czegledy - Kathy Rae Huffman - Tapio Makela - Amanda McDonald Crowley - Alain Mongeau - Cynthia Beth Rubin - Thecla Shiphorst - Atau Tanaka - Wim van der Plas They will be presented to the membership during the Annual General Assembly of members held on September 2 in Liverpool. (see below for more info) REPORT ON SIGGRAPH For the very first time, most of the Montreal ISEA HQ was present at the SIGGRAPH Conference held in Orlando, Florida, from July 19-24. We were pleased to see some of our members who presented their works in the TOUCHWARE Gallery: Muriel Magenta Token City: Subway Wall Hans E. Dehlinger b97.9.3 and with left and right boundaries Madge Gleeson Replica Joel Slayton C5 ARTSITE: Annette Weintraub Pedestrian: Walking as Meditation and the Lure of Everyday Objects http://www.turbulence.org/works/pedestrian/intro.html In the past years, the space reserved to the electronic arts was minimal, they have decided this year to centralize the TOUCHWARE Gallery, allowing the initiated and non-initiated to discover the works. There was a lot of renown artists involved in the exhibition, Maurice Benayoun, winner of the Golden Nica in the interactive art category, presented his "World skin" project, and Elaine Brechin her "Windgrass" interactive installation. It is also a tradition for the ISEA to hold a meeting at SIGGRAPH, we planned ours for the Thursday. Around 15 people attended the meeting where the HQ staff reported on the activities and answered the many questions regarding the ISEA98 Symposium. We really appreciate these face to face meetings, it allows us to inform ourselves, get an idea of what the membership thinks and wishes for the future. We learn a lot from these precious exchange that are too rare for a virtual community.... *Read Maria Stukoff's full report on SIGGRAPH in the ISEA News section* ISEA98 UPDATE Mark your calendars: We will be holding the ISEA Annual General Meeting of members on September 2, from 13h00 to 16h00 at the Liverpool Art School Lecture Theatre. We count on you to be there ! The 3 english teams are getting ready for the 9th Symposium on Electronic arts, if you haven't register, you can do so at: http://www.isea.qc.ca/symposium/isea98.html The final programmes for Liverpool and Manchester are now online at: http://www.isea98.org If you wish to receive it through snail mail, contact us at the HQ: firstname.lastname@example.org ISEA98 WEBCAST Investigating Revolution and Terror * An invitation to collaborate * For the second consecutive year the ISEA HQ will provide a full multimedia coverage of the ISEA98 Symposium held in Liverpool and Manchester (UK) September 2-7. Working in collaboration with the ISEA98 organization, and international network of web reporters and several Montreal media art centers, the webcast will cover the highlights of ISEA98 through the production of a daily electronic magazine to be transmitted on the ISEA web site : www.isea.qc.ca The electronic magazine will feature various sections and focus on three thematic daily ezines: Hearing the Noise : Revolution and Terror (Revolting project, activism, etchnicity, diversity, etc.) Extended Bodies : Collaborative efforts in the Cyberspace (women, bodies, performance, etc.) Network-Framework : Going for sensory overload (sound, net.radio, live network projects, etc.) A pre-magazine will be on-line by August 15 Voice your concerns ! Join in by sending us comments, images or links related to ISEA98 - Revolution and Terror More over ... In Montreal, on September 3-4, a special web public event will also take place with the participation of various artists and media art centers. At Cinematheque quebecoise, in collaboration with CESAM, Champ Libre, Independant Video and Cinema Alliance, Slash Zone, StudioXX and Technoboro. Don't miss it ! MEMBERS PORTFOLIO We announced it last year, but now it is true, the members' repertory now called the Members Portfolio is now online ! We will be sending you very soon, a username and password as well as information on how the Portfolio works. Your information will be displayed as you put it in your membership form, with your username and password, you will be able to change it as you wish. You can expect to receive all the information in the next few days. MENTIONS We would like to congratulate Peter Bosch and Simone Simons for their Golden Nica ( prix Ars Electronica) for their musical installation called "Krachtgever". It is always great to see people rewarded for their hard work. Bravo ! INVENCAO a parternship event To give expression to the oft voiced desire to change the traditional format of the symposia, to synergize ISEA with other international events and to spread the network to underrepresented countries, ISEA is opening a new path through its 1999 collaborative project with Brazil. The São Paulo based ITAU cultural center, organizer of a national electronic arts festival, has invited ISEA and the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA; Wales, Great-Britain) to join in partnership for the organization of an international conference on art and technology. INVENCAO - thinking the millenium- will take place in São Paulo, August 9-13 1999. You will find the CALLS FOR PROPOSALS in the CALLS section. ****************************************** ISEA NEWS ****************************************** **REPORT FROM SIGGRAPH** ISEA HQ at SIGGRAPH98 Maria N.Stukoff For the past few years ISEA held an informal, yet lively public meeting at Siggraph to exchange and inform on ISEA's goals and discuss up-coming ISEA symposiums and events. This year the ISEA meeting was organized by the ISEA HQ, located in Montreal, Canada. For the first time the ISEA administration has an active staff to organize public meetings to inform and promote ISEA's changing role in the international network of organizations which support electronic art practices. The meeting was scheduled to provide information on the isea98 symposium in Liverpool and Manchester and our new organizational structure which had, in the weeks leading up to Siggraph, been asks to be clarified. Important for the ISEA HQ was to highlight that the Montreal team independently develops projects and events in collaboration with local, national and international partners to bring together a dynamic network of organizations and individuals to communicate and exchange on new developments and ideas in the field of art and technology. In addition the ISEA HQ was enthusiastic to promote the isea98 web cast project which is taking place during the isea98 symposium in collaboration with our Montreal partners and invite participants to join the lively exchange between the cities on-line. The ISEA meeting started off with the jubilation of one visitor who finally found the missing link in his equation to make sense of all the technological displays and industry presentations at Siggraph. He was very thankful to see that ISEA is an organization committed to support and promote artists working with new media technologies and host a symposium with a focus on education, research and practice. The following discussion surrounding ISEA concentrated on how the ISEA HQ should become an open window for the wider network individuals interested in art and technology and act as a center for diffusion and exchange. Over the years ISEA has witnessed an growing interest by Siggraph participants to know more about the ISEA organization seen as dynamic affiliation to bring together the graphic design and technology industry with the artistic profession. Although Siggraph presented a very small dynamic program of electronic art works, the emphasis however on art, the artists and their place in the development of technological interfaces and application was still left unexplored and left a feeling of spectacle rather than professional artistic research and practice. Discussions will now take place to involve ISEA in the Siggraph organization and possibly collaborate in curating or shaping artistic programs and exhibitions. ****************************************** LEONARDO SUBSCRIPTION DISCOUNT FOR ISEA MEMBERS LEONARDO, the leading journal for anyone interested in the application of contemporary science and technology to the arts, is now available to members of Inter-Society of Electronic Arts (ISEA) at a special discount price of $57.60 This is 20% off the journal's regular rate and includes the companion annual journal, LEONARDO MUSIC JOURNAL. Founded in 1967, LEONARDO provides an international channel of communication between artists and others who use science and technologies in their creations. The journal covers media, music, kinetic art, performance art, language, environmental and conceptual art, computers and artificial intelligence, and legal, economics, and political aspects of art as these areas relate to the arts, tools and ideas of contemporary science and technology. LEONARDO MUSIC JOURNAL (including compact disc), features the latest in music, multimedia art, sound science and technology. TO RECEIVE THE SUBSCRIPTION FORM, PLEASE EMAIL US AT: ISEA@ISEA.QC.CA ****************************************** INFO ****************************************** MUU RY Muu is an artist organization which focuses on new and experimental artforms such as media, video and performance art. The purpose of the organization is to increase interaction between artists and support them in their work. Muu has a gallery and a Medialab which is free for artistic use (the only one of its kind in Finland). Muu also organizes different types of seminars, provides advanced training in the media field and produces yearly art events. Muu cooperates with cultural organizations in both Finland and abroad. The Medialab offers our members a chance to work with high end equipment free of charge, offers low cost courses and free access to the internet (a T1 leased line). Muu keeps its members up to date by regularly mailing them info on festivals, education, work and exhibition possibilities etc. If you organize such events, please let us know and we will pass on the information to the artists. We are looking forward to making contacts with artists and organizations abroad. MUU RY OFFICE & MEDIALAB ADDRESS: KORKEAVUORENKATU 43, 00130 HELSINKI, FINLAND WWW: HTTP://MUU.AUTONO.NET E-MAIL: MUU@MUU.AUTONO.NET TEL: +358-(0)9-625 972 FAX: +358-(0)9-625 376 ****************************************** Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Last year we had organised the 1st International Open Art Contest Online which has being the first ever Online Art contest on the WWW. Over 1500 artworks had being displayed 100 days between the 1-01-98 and 15-04-98 During this period more than 275.000 people visited the contest Pages and more than 8.500 voted as Web Juries. We shall carry out the 2nd Contest between 01.01.99 and 15-04-99 and have pleasure at this stage to place an open invitation to Institutions and Organisations which might be interested to co-operate with us with the organisation from this new forth coming international event. Regards euroARTchannel http://www.eurochannel.de/art email@example.com ****************************************** Women Artists and Writer International along with The International Association of Internet Artists have located a possible sponsor for our Embrace '99 project. We would be very appreciative if you would help to support us by completing the following survey. Thank you, justis [survey] We are a computer manufacturer that would like to know more about our customers, specifically Graphics/Content Creation professionals like yourself.We remain anonymous only because we do not want to bias your response. Your time and thoughts are as valuable to us as they are to you, so we're willing to pay you for them. Take this brief online survey (15 minutes max), and you will earn a $10.00 digital gift certificate to CDnow, the Internet's Number One Music Store! Feel free to pass this invitation on to other professionals like yourself, but note that the survey closes after the 1000th response. We apologize if this survey invitation was sent to you without your consent. We will not contact you again without your express permission. If you do wish to take this survey, please follow this link: http://www.markettools.com/projects/ester/survey.pl ****************************************** http://www.kulturserver.de Kulturserver is a noncommercial online community for artists, institutions and people interested in culture. Artists and institutions are presenting their work with their own homepages. Those pages can be built with the help of a newly developed online-editor software. No prior experience is necessary. A calendar provides information about what's going on in the region. Events listed in the calender are inserted by the artists and institutions themselves. Kulturserver TV In a self-produced interactive show, Kulturserver TV is introducing art from all fields. It is broadcasted regularly via the Internet. Discussions about culture and related topics are held in the chat rooms. To create a steadily growing information pool, Kulturserver builds a network of independent writers and publishes cultural reportages and critics in an online magazine. Kulturserver provides information on festivals, grants and sponsorship within the respective art fields. The community Kulturserver is a selfgenerating community. Artists are responsible for its shape and content. In letting them create their own self-presentations (homepages) by themselves they become citizens of their net culture village. Kulturserver offers them a theme-orientated navigationsystem where they can place their presentation and exchange information and experience with people sharing same interests. Many artists still don't have great experience in building their own Internet presentations. Designing and hosting Homepages are usualy related to contracts, money or experience. Publishing and reading in Kulturserver is without any charge, thereby offering anybody the possibility to use the internet as contemporary information and communication system. Instead of beeing a world wide system like the internet itself, the community here is based in a certain region, so artists and culturaly interseted people can actualy go to see events, meet and work with the people beyond the Internet. Kulturserver has been developed by the Ponton European Media Art Lab (www.ponton.de) and is initialy financed by the Ministry of Science and Culture and Lower Saxony. It is based in Lower Saxony and is online since February 1998. Klaas Glenewinkel Editor-In-Chief Ponton European Media Art Lab Lister Str. 17 30163 Hannover, Germany email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org web http://www.ponton.de home http://www.ponton.de/~klaas tel +49-511-627032 fax +49-511-621799 * http://www.kulturserver.de * ****************************************** To all contemporary artists, Here just few lines to adress all artists who would be interested to come and work in Québec,Canada, in studio facilities for contemporary art researches. Silex studio is a colllective of artists based in Trois-Rivières, a french speaking town. Projects of residencies and exhibitions are evaluated year round. For more informations ask for Guylaine Champoux at email@example.com ****************************************** JOB POSTINGS ****************************************** School of Art and Design LECTURER / WORKSHOP MANAGER Digital Imaging and Communication The College is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified person for this fractional (0.8) post. Candidates should have specialist knowledge of digital imaging, video, web authoring and a range of imaging packages and software (PC and Applemac experience). Knowledge of GNVQ programmes at Intermediate and Advanced level (Art and Design) is desirable. Salary range £15,882 - £18,816 per annum (pro rata). Closing date for applications: Tuesday 4th August 1998 Contact: College Personnel Office, Lancaster and Morecambe College, Morecambe Road, Lancaster LA1 2TY. Telephone: 01524 66215 (Minicom 388863) Job information pack also available in Braille, tape and large print. Lancaster and Morecambe College promotes equal opportunities School of Art and Design Lancaster and Morecambe College Adult Education Centre White Cross Lancaster LA1 3SD UK Tel: +44 (0)1524 382257 Fax: +44 (0)1524 840296 http://www.ednet.lancs.ac.uk/lmc/ ****************************************** CALLS & EVENTS **NEW SECTION** ****************************************** We have decided to ease your search by numbering and classifing the announcements 1.[Call for proposals] INVENCAO Brasil ITAU Cultural Institute, CAiiA-STAR, ISEA, LEONARDO Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 30, 1998 2. [Call for Papers] parallax 15 "IN VIOLENCE" DEADLINE: January 29, 1999 3. [Call for Contributions] Shrinking Worlds Islands and Global Climate Change: An Internet Arts Project 4. [Call for Proposals] CBC/TBC The Banff Centre and CBC announce $10,000 fund for development of new media projects DEADLINE: Friday, August 14. 5. [Call for Entries] ART ON THE NET 1998 September 1, 1998 to March 31, 1999 DEADLINE: August 15, 1998. 6. [Call for Artwork] Bioethics: Thresholds of Corporal Completeness. Santa Monica, CA, USA November 13 - December 19, 1998 7. [Call for Works] NOWfm Contemporary Archives From October 26- 31, 1998 8. [Call for Projects and Papers] Conference at New York University October 9 -11 Deadline: September 1, 1998. 9. [Call for participation] Meeting of net artists, theorists, curators and netizens on the topic of net - art - world: reception strategies and problems Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin October 16th to 18th 1998 DEADLINE: August 16, 1998 10. [Call for works] VII ONE MINUTE WORLD FESTIVAL/98 Sao Paulo, Brasil DEADLINE: August 30, 1998 11. [Call for works] Competition for a multimedia miniature Internet multimedia concert: Warsaw-Helsinki-Oslo DEADLINE: September 10, 1998 12. [Call for participation] RAT 2 - Réseau Art Technologie C Y P R E S DEADLINE: Septembre 30,1998. 13. [Event] DOORS OF PERCEPTION 5: 'PLAY' 26, 27 and 28 November 1998, Amsterdam 14. [Event] The 1998 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC98) October 1-6,1998 Ann Arbor, MI, USA 15. [Event] Ars Electronica 98 Festival for Art, Technology and Society INFOWAR - information.macht.krieg 7-12 September 1998 Linz, Austria 16. [Event] Das Symposium ber interkontextuelle künstlerische Kompetenz. Am 16. und 17. Oktober 1998 in der Alten Handelsbörse zu Leipzig. 17. [Event] CONSCIOUSNESS REFRAMED 19 - 23 August 1998 University of Wales College, Newport, UK 18. [Event] 1st International Festival of Film and New Media on Art Athens, Greece 3- 6 December 1998 19. [Event] WRITERS & THE INTERNET October 16 1998 The Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham, England 20. [Event] VideoMath Festival The International Congress of Mathematicians 1998 Berlin August, 18-27 21. [Event] DEAF98 - The Art of the Accident Rotterdam/NL, 17 - 29 November 1998 22. [Event] "Beyond the Looking Glass" 21. August until 20. September, 1998 23. [Event] The Experimental Television Center presents VIDEO HISTORY: MAKING CONNECTIONS OCTOBER 16-18, 1998 Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. ****************************************** 1.[Call for proposals] INVENCAO thinking the next millenium A conference presented by the ITAU Cultural Institutein collaboration with CAiiA-STAR, ISEA, LEONARDO Invencao is an opportunity for those working at the creative edge of the arts, sciences and technology to collaborate in the transdisciplinary development of ideas and innovative strategies for life in the next millenium. Invencao is a "seeding" event that seeks to identify key questions and issues that can lead to the radical transformation of culture. Just as increasingly artists work with the metaphors of science, so scientist are employing forms of representation, such as visualisation, which owe much to research in the digital arts. As art is transformed by interactivity, so science increasingly recognises the subjectivity of the observer. In turn, technology informs our aesthetic and epistemological structures and is engendering new processes of perception, communication and cognition. Invencao will examine the consequences of this convergence of art, science and technology on our sense of self and human identity, on consciousness, community and the city, as well as on learning and leisure. For example, the artist is challenged to consider what might lie beyond "electronic art": where might the connectivity of the Internet, the interactivity of hypermedia and the fluidity of virtual reality lead us? The scientist , walking a delicate balance between the world of the quantum, deep space, chaos and complexity has profound questions to ask about the constraints of nature and the part that can be played by artificial intelligence and post-biological systems in the construction of reality. Bio-technology and nano-engineering add further dimensions to these questions. Invencao will take place in Brazil, whose euphoric energy, cultural diversity and productive optimism is intended to characterise the conference. With its history of dynamic pragmatism coupled with utopian vision, Brazil is a country where dreams can be reclaimed, a vast space both geographically and culturally, in which we can re-invent ourselves and collaborate in the construction of new realities. Invencao will be structured to enable a wide range of presentations, collaborations and interventions to take place, involving lectures, workshops, panel discussions, poster sessions and breakout groups. The onsite activity will be integrated with online activity. through a dedicated website. The proceedings will be embodied in CD and print publications *This event is produced by ITAU Cultural Institute in collaboration with the ISEA, Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, and CAiiA-STAR, Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, University of Wales College, Newport and the Centre for Science Technology and Art Research, University of Plymouth, UK, and Leonardo. CALL FOR PROPOSALS (preliminary version) (Papers, panels, work in progress) The official languages of the conference are Portuguese, Spanish and English. Publication to be in these three official languages Abstracts must be submitted in English to facilitate the work of the organising and scientific committees. Abstracts (350 word maximum) must be accompanied by a brief biography (250 words). Include up to five keywords with your abstract.Submit as an attached document in Microsoft Word by e-mail Panels may be proposed. Proposals should include details of each member of the panel. Innovative forms of contributions are welcomed, please provide full details. Include in your submission the title, author(s), institutional affiliation, and contact address (including phone/fax/email and URL if applicable). Your Abstract must be accompanied by a declaration of intention to attend the conference. Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 30, 1998 Abstracts will be acknowledged on receipt and authors will be notified of acceptance by mid-february 1999. There will be a registration fee of US$ 100 for those who are selected to present - 20% reduction for members of ISEA and CAiiA-STAR. In order to be included in the Abstracts, Conference Programme and announcements, presenters are required to pay the Registration Fee by April 30, 1999 Accommodation and Travel Logistics will be revealed in the final version of the call for proposals. Planning Committee: Arlindo Machado (chair) Roy Ascott, CAii A Roger Malina, Leonardo Alain Mongeau, ISEA For more information, contact the ISEAHQ at: firstname.lastname@example.org ****************************************** 2. [Call for Papers] parallax 15 IN VIOLENCE -A man who belongs to this race must stand up on the high place with gibberish in his mouth and rip out his entrails. It is right and just, because he must! And anything that falls short of this frightening spectacle, anything less shuddering, less terrifying, less mad, less intoxicated, less contaminating, is not art. The rest is counterfeit. The rest is human. The rest belongs to life and lifelessness.- H. Miller The Tropic of Cancer Academia is inadequate. Cultural studies is complacent. Is violence understood? Is the understanding of violence simply its taming? parallax wishes not to speak of violence, but to operate IN VIOLENCE. parallax invites papers which attack, grapple with, perform, enact, explore and celebrate violence - being IN VIOLENCE. Issue 15 of parallax seeks to do violence, asking: How can there be an ethical privileging of peace when the imposition of peace comes with the destruction of its others and the violent eradication of a prior violence? Is violence the lesser evil? In a peaceful situation, when did or does the violence end? Is peace the central metaphor of violence? Why should we give peace a chance? Without violence, whither pleasure? parallax also invites poetry, original artwork, and translations. Abstracts, proposals, submissions etc. should be sent to the editors at either address by Friday 29th January 1999 Mark Little Dept of Historical & Critical Studies Lipman Building University of Northumbria Newcastle LS2 9JT 0191 227 4363 email@example.com Paul Bowman parallax Centre for Cultural Studies University of Leeds Leeds NE1 8ST 0113 233 5277 firstname.lastname@example.org ****************************************** 3. [Call for Contributions] Shrinking Worlds Islands and Global Climate Change: An Internet Arts Project A huge question mark hangs over the world. Have we changed the planet's weather systems? Do we face a future of global warming, of sea level changes, and an increase in cyclones and other weather extremes? This is of concern to everyone, but especially those who are surrounded by sea. How do people living on small islands and atolls feel about this strange new future - a future which they may have had little part in creating -- but must live with on a daily basis? Shrinking Worlds will use the Internet to bring together the thoughts,images and words of island peoples in a time of global uncertainty. To respond to climate change we must at the same time think about the ways in which we are interconnected - now and in the past. While global weather cycles and ocean currents draw the world into a single integrated system, electronic communication offers another mode of global interconnectedness -with the potential to overcome the isolation that may be a part of island life in the modern world. We are calling for contributions from artists and writers who live on islands around the world: works which say something about issues of climate change - and the changing forms of interconnectivity in today's world - and what this might mean to island people. The work will be displayed on the Shrinking Worlds website. The work featured need not engage directly or explicitly with the issues in question - it may approach them from any angle. Neither do the works have to be complete and stand-alone. Just as ecological systems bring many small elements into a larger whole, so too do communication networks enable fragments and strands to meet and fuse into new forms. New works are welcome - but so too can existing pieces or sections of other works be put to new uses. Alongside visual arts, we are interested in poetry, song, prose and sound pieces. We are hoping to provide a site where diverse works enter into new conversations and exchanges. Shrinking Worlds is being curated by Nigel Clark and administered by the Physics Room. We are relying on the circulation and display of this message to reach people in places often bypassed by mainstream cultural flows and exchanges, so please forward it to people or groups who may be interested. For further information contact Nigel Clark: 21 King Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland, New Zealand, telephone: 64 9 378 4108,< email@example.com> The deadline for submissions is August 31, 1998. Nigel Clark is a sociologist who also works in the arts. He lectures at the University of Auckland. The Physics Room <http://www.physicsroom.org.nz/> is a non-profit organization based in Christchurch, Aotearoa/New Zealand which promotes links between the arts and other critical areas of cultural production. It receives major funding from Creative New Zealand. ****************************************** 4. [Call for Proposals] CBC/TBC The Banff Centre and CBC announce $10,000 fund for development of new media projects BANFF, Alberta. The Banff Centre for the Arts and CBC Newsworld's Rough Cuts are committing $10,000 ($5,000 each) to finance the development for up to two new media projects by Canadian producers in 1998. Representatives for both organizations made the joint-venture announcement today during a seminar at the19th annual Banff Television Festival. The new partners issued a call for proposals from Canadian producers who are eager to apply emerging digital technology to the craft of documentary making and interactive new media. "As we enter the 21st Century, the way we are producing information is changing," says Tony Burman, head of CBC Newsworld. "We realize that to maintain our reputation for programming excellence we have to keep pace with, if not stay ahead of, technology. This development fund is just one way we can continue to provide our viewers with quality, leading-edge coverage of Canadian issues." "We welcome the opportunity to work with a broadcaster that has consistently strong, innovative and smart programs that push the creative and informative boundaries of documentary production in Canada," says Sara Diamond, Executive Producer, Television and New Media/Artistic Director, Media and Visual Arts at The Banff Centre. "This professional development initiative opens the doors to collaboration between documentary producers and the expanding multimedia industry." Diamond adds. "It's an opportunity to produce content-rich, relevant, and challenging multimedia works." Call for Proposals What: The partners are seeking proposals that push the boundaries of documentary making and advance the digital future of communications. Priority will be given to subjects where the application of emerging digital technologies in production and distribution will advance public understanding. How: Include a brief outline of the concept and proposal, a list of the creative individuals, their resumes, a detailed budget and schedule for development. Submit proposals by hard copy, e-mail or www posting to The Banff Centre, Office of the Registrar. When: The deadline for submissions is Friday, August 14. Representatives will select the project or projects for development by Tuesday, September 1. The Banff Centre Office of the Registrar Box 1020, Station 28 Banff, Alberta, Canada 0L 0C0 Phone: 1-800-565-9989 Fax: (403) 762-6345 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.banff.org ****************************************** 5. [Call for Entries] ART ON THE NET 1998 Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts Tokyo, Japan September 1, 1998 to March 31, 1999 We will explore the artistic possibilities of Streaming Media. MCMOGATK would like to encourage artists to make use of this exciting tool, as we see its unprecedented potential as a medium of artistic of expression. The theme this year is "Beyond Language Barriers". Board of jurors representing various countries will select Grand Prize, Silver Prize, and Bronze Prize. Those who have been selected will receive 300,000 yen, 200,000 yen and 100,000 yen respectively. DEADLINE: August 15, 1998. URL: http://art.by.arena.ne.jp/ ****************************************** 6. [Call for Artwork] Bioethics: Thresholds of Corporal Completeness. Bioethics: "The study of the ethical and moral implications of new biological discoveries and biomedical advances, as in the fields of genetic engineering and drug research" - American Heritage Dictionary 3rd Ed. Please send 10 slides (or less) of artwork in any media that investigates, the definitions of the body and how we define what is human. Issues addressed could include: cloning, genetics, DNA, animal rights, euthanasia, abortion, reproductive technologies, women and medicine, what evolved processes determine human behavior, evolution, the instinctual nature of language. Bioethics: Thresholds of Corporal Completenes will be a group show at Side Street Projects in Santa Monica, California from November 13 - December 19,1998 Please send slides (or other appropriate documentation), a statement about the work, resume and SASE to: Bioethics: c/o Deborah Edwards 4825 1/2 Sawtelle Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230 Karen Atkinson, Director Side Street Projects 1629 18th Street, #2 Santa Monica, CA 90404-3807 310-829-0779 email@example.com http://www.artemedia.com/organizations/sidestreet/ ****************************************** 7. [Call for Works] NOWfm NOWfm wants to hear from artists who have pre-made text sound and music based work, for possible broadcasting. NOW ninety8 is Nottingham's festival of contemporary arts which features the very best of innovative arts, music, theatre and technology work. Previous festivals have featured A Guy Called Gerald, Graham Fitkin, Talvin Singh, Pressure of Speech and Neotropic. NOWfm is a new venue-in-the-air to be launched as part of the NOW ninety8 festival in Nottingham this Autumn. NOWfm is a very special kind of venue, broadcasting new and experimental works for radio. The station will run from 26 - 31 October 1998. NOWfm aims to feature the exciting and innovative. If you want your work to be considered for broadcasting please Send CD's/ DAT's to: NOWfm Contemporary Archives Nottingham City Council 55 Castle Gate Nottingham NG1 6AF We are NOT interested in band demos or DJ tapes. For further NOWfm information call Kirstie McKenzie on +44 (0)115 9153553 ****************************************** 8. [Call for Projects and Papers] FALL 1998 Conference at New York University --- October 9 -11 Call for Projects and Papers in "Assessing New Tecvhnologies in Arts and Humanities: New Renaissance or Dark Ages?" (http://www.nyu.edu/education/cahe/caheconf.html) Deadline: September 1, 1998. A written one-page abstract of your project including a description of its contents, implementation, the results, and the URL (if applicable). Papers and projects can range from research projects, criticism and evaluation, development projects of hardware and/or software, and creative works which have been produced with the new technologies. Participants whose projects are selected will receive free admission to the conference. Mail abstracts to: Commission on Arts and Humanities c/o Helen J. Kelly, Director of Special Programs Office of Program Development, School of Education New York University Press Building, Room 62 32 Washington Place New York, N.Y. 10003-6644 FAX: 212 995 4923 telephone: (212) 998-5090 (FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION) Abstracts may also be submitted by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org John V. Gilbert, Director of Doctoral Studies Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions New York University, School of Education 35 West Fourth Street, Suite 777 New York, Ny 10012 (212) 998-5424 FAX (212) 995-4043 Webmaster http://www.nyu.edu/education/cahe (Commission on Arts and Humanities in Education) http://www.nyu.edu/education/music (NYU Dept. of Music and Performing Arts) http://pages.nyu.edu/~jg12 (personal workshop on the web) http://www.nyu.edu/classes/gilbert (class outlines and course materials) ****************************************** 9. [Call for participation] The media arts lab in the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin is organising a meeting of net artists, theorists, curators and netizens on the topic of net - art - world: reception strategies and problems Date: October 16th to 18th 1998 We appreciate your ideas and proposals for discussions, lectures and workshops. Please send us your abstracts (not more than 300 words) as soon as possible. Deadline 16th of August. We are looking forward to it. Concept and general thoughts: The Net developed a secondary presence a long time ago, such that it became a symbol for modernity and social reality for people who do not participate actively in the net culture. In public debates, TV serials, films and print media a mythic image emerges, where the Internet seems to be the battlefield of intelligence services and porno mafia, military forces and conspiracy theorists fighting over the hegemony of the computer screens. Netart as critical reflection of the medium of the Internet needs direct knowledge of the technical and social conventions. Like high-technology it demands of its audience a basic knowledge about specialized problems and technical conditions which is absolutely necessary to understand and estimate its solutions, doubts and proposals. This lets the insiders appear to be the ideal public for netart. It is tempting to produce art for artists and to stay among oneselves. The sphere of netart becomes a parallel universe. That is how netart gets in a paradoxical situation: An ever-growing audience without knowledge of the technological basics, and the artists with their relationship to innovation and to the electronic parallel culture, do not come together; sometimes it seems, the public is a symbol for the developments of blind consumerism, which netart is opposed to. Between the difficulties of mediation and the claims for effect, aesthetic radicality and social relevance we are automatically confronted with the question of the transitions between the netart-world and the outer world as an characteristic of the medium. How can we reconcile or shape these transitions? This question gets even more important when we look at netart from the perspective of the conventional, not electronically-mediated art world. The conventional art scene -- not only since the context critique in the art of the 80s -- experienced an internal critique of its own operating system. Its elaborate marketing and reception systems promise -- apart from economical chances -- also a well developed quality evaluation and practical mechanisms how art and society can permeate. Considering the technological race over the economical utilization of the Internet -- its commercialization and its information overflow -- the consideration to present netart to the selective publicity of the art world suggests itself. Netart could have multifold profit from a tighter union with the gallery system, the exhibitions and the institutionalized critique of the art system. Vice versa it is nessecary to encourage conventional art to meditate more profundly about its technological environment. It needs a deeper reflection on technological innovation in order to understand, examine and criticize the future formation of the society. One question is what are the claims of both camps towards the relationship between the two still - in most parts - divided spheres. The problem can be discussed from the perspectives of production, mediation and reception policies. + production: which artistic strategies are developed regarding these contadictory requirements? How do the producers/artist react to this problem? Do certain critical traditions of netculture lead to certain limited publicities? What does a broader net-unspecific public mean for project development and planning? It does not get one very far to explain the net over and over again. To work for an inner circle, which knows what one wants to say, limits the range of people who can participate and can lead to a conceptional stagnation. What part does an net-unspecific aesthetic, with its broader autonomous possibilities for netart play? + mediation: how do you exhibit netart? Until now one could see two proposals: on the one hand the introduction of the working process as seen at the "open x" at the ars electronica in Linz or the "hybrid workspace" at the documenta X in Kassel; on the other hand the presentation of the work of art as in the netart corner at the documenta X. The first form of presentation confronts us with the same problems as the festival phenomenon: people who know each other's work anyway meet to have a good time together. The mediation is superseded by a fair event. The producers talk with each other about their work. An audience from outside exists just marginally. The latter form (exhibiting computer screens in a museum) asks the question: What is a work of art? The pixel on the screen? The idea, that maybe nobody understands outside of the net? Further questions regarding mediation are: What is the role of institutions and curatorial instances? What channels of distribution are nessecary? Does the lack of curatorial evaluation do harm or is it an advantage? Is there a lack of an (independent) critical public? + reception: on which conditions is netart received? What demands are made on the conditions of reception? In what degree has the viewer to be an user? Are forms of consumption possible and desirable, where the recipient leaves and overcomes the desktop situation of the classical computer workplace? How realistic is the alleged freedom of the network situation? Does free access to the net bring this de-hierachizing freedom, which is commonly believed to be an integral part of the net? Is it nessecary to design the situation of reception in a community-enhancing way? How does one cope with inexperienced users? Thesis: in addition to the ordinary considerations on exhibition didactics it is necessary to think of more targeted preparations and reactions to the conditions of the exhibition. These are some questions, that arose from our reflections on the topic. The symposium is meant to offer proposals and solutions through lectures, discussions and practical workshops. We want to get artists, net.theorists, museum scientists, art historians, gallerists and the audience together to develop new strategies for netart. Organisation and Concept: Vali Djordjevic and Gerrit Gohlke Contact: email@example.com ****************************************** 10. [Call for works] VII ONE MINUTE WORLD FESTIVAL/98 1. Works can be made in any type of equipment which produces moving images. 2. The minimum permitted length of each work is 01 second, and the maximum permitted length is 60 seconds. Picturemakers will have 10 complementary seconds for credit insertion. THEME AND AWARDS 3. The theme is FREE. 4. Three works will be awarded. Each award comprises 01 trophy and R$ 5,000,00 (reais). ENTRIES AND DEADLINE 5. Works shall be delivered in VHS, regardless of the support in which they were made. 6. Works in PAL or NTSC shall be accepted. 7. In the event a work is selected for the competitive or parallel shows, picturemakers shall send a copy of the work in Betacam, with subtitles in Spanish. 8. Picturemakers shall enter 3 works at the most. All works must be delivered in the same tape. A single tape shall not have works by different picturemakers. 9. The application fee is R$ 10,00 (reais) for each work entered. 10. Picturemakers shall enclose a picture (3x4) together with the entering form. 11. All picturemakers entering the VII One Minute World Festival shall receive, free of charge, 01 event catalog by mail, by March 99. Picturemakers shall opt for a printed catalog or CD-ROM format in the entering form. Those who wish to have both catalogs shall pay an additional fee of US$ 5 (five American dollars), for mailing expenses. Works shall be sent to ONE MINUTE FESTIVAL, sole and exclusively by mail: Estrada do Layer, 440 - Cotia - Sao Paulo - Brazil - Cep - 067000-000 Deadline for delivery of works is August 30, 1998 (letters posted to this date shall be accepted). For each entered work, an entering form shall be enclosed. The form shall be delivered together with the work(s). PROMOTION, COPYRIGHTS, AND CD-ROM 14. Picturemakers/producers are responsible for the non-authorized use of images or music from third parties in their works. All and any burdens related to copyrights shall be their full responsibility. 15. The festival's shows will take place in different cultural centers in several countries, in that charging tickets is not permitted. 16. Picturemakers/producers selected for the competitive or parallel shows shall cede the copyrights of their works to the making of an electronic catalog in CD-ROM format, with 3.000 issues. Any extra issue shall be object of a contract between picturemakers/producers and Agência Observatório. CD-ROMs shall be numbered. 17. The works selected for the competitive and parallel shows will be aired once, free of charge, in November and December 98 by the TVs that support the One Minute Festival project. Any other broadcast shall only be authorized in a contract of distribution between picturemakers/producers and Agência Observatório. 18. Works can be aired, in their whole or in parts, for the protion of the Festival in TV stations in 1998. 19. Entered works shall not be returned and shall be part of the One Minute Video Library, gratuitously open to the general public. 20. The works selected can be inserted in the One Minute INTERNET site and can be consulted gratuitously. COORDINATION 21. Agência Observatório is responsible for the coordination and curatorship of the festival. The committee for the selection of the competitive festival shall be formed by area professionals. 22. Entering the One Minute Festival means full acceptance of its rules. 23. Omitted cases shall be solved by the Agência Observatório. Entering Form /VI One Minute Festival (Please Print) Name of Work(s):___________________________________________________________ How Many?_________ Director(s):_________________________________________________________ Age_______________ _______________________________________________________________________ Full Address ___________________ _________________ ___________________ Zip Code Area Code + Phone Fax ___________________ _________________ ___________________ Producer/Production Area Code + Phone Fax Company E-Mail_____________________________________ Synopsis_____________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Originally Produced in: (works must be solely submitted in VHS) Video:_____VHS _____S-VHS _____U-matic _____Hi8 _____Betacam Film: _____8mm _____16mm _____35mm _____super16 Computer: _____PC _____Macintosh _____Amiga Entered in: _____Pal _____NTSC I hereby declare I fully agree with the clauses of the present regulations _______________________________________________________ Signature ____/____/____ Date I wish to receive the Festival Catalog in the Format: [photo.gif(1002 bytes)] CD-ROM _____Note: If you choose receiving both, please add R$5,00 (reais) to the entering fee. Printed_____ Both _____ (R$1,00 dollar = R$1,15 reais) ****************************************** 11. [Call for works] COMPETITION FOR A MULTIMEDIA MINIATURE INTERNET MULTIMEDIA CONCERT: WARSAW-HELSINKI-OSLO HYDE PARK INTERNET MULTIMEDIA GALLERY 41st International Festival of Contemporary Music "Warsaw Autumn - North '98" invites you to participate in an internet competition for a multimedia miniature (1MB or less), HYDE PARK Internet Cafe and Internet Multimedia Concert. Submit your multimedia miniature creation for the competition and to be included in our internet multimedia gallery, HYDE PARK at the Internet Cafe in The Centre for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. During the Internet Multimedia Concert, HYDE PARK will become a part of an audio-visual instrument.The works collected in the HYDE PARK gallery will take part in the concert through the use of special computer software. All artists submitting works for the competition, grant permission to use works or parts of works during Internet Multimedia Concert on September 24, 1998. Ten works will be selected for awards and presentation at the opening of the Internet Cafe and will be included in the Internet Gallery, HYDE PARK and associated sites of the Warsaw Autumn Festival, SACMUS in Finland and NoTAM in Norway for one year! All awarded artists will be presented with free tickets to all concerts of the Warsaw Autumn Festival. One Artist will be selected for the top award: a multimedia computer. For details please visit us at http://sunsite.icm.edu.pl/who-how/ PLEASE HELP SPREADING THE WORD! FORWARD THIS ANNOUNCENT TO YOUR FRIENDS ON THE INTERNET! THE DEADLINE IS SOON! -> SEPTEMBER 10, 1998 http://www.warsaw-autumn.waw.pl ****************************************** 12. [Call for participation] RAT 2 - Reseau Art Technologie C Y P R E S Centre Interculturel de Pratiques, Recherches et Echanges Transdisciplinaires rue Emile Tavan - 13100 Aix-en-Provence telephone : 33 (0) 4 42 27 57 35 - fax : 33 (0) 4 42 27 63 99 http://siac.it/cypres/ email : firstname.lastname@example.org CYPRES, en partenariat avec plusieurs autres lieux d'accueil en Europe et aux USA : - ISP - Institut des Systemes de Programme de Pereslavl-Zalesski (Russie), - Moscow WWW Art Center (Russie), - CAiiA - Center for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (Pays de Galle / U.K.), - Museo Electrografico de Cuenca (Espagne), - Parkbench - New York (USA) - V2 - Rotterdam (Pays-Bas), - CYPRES - Aix-en-Provence (France). souhaiterait mettre en place une collaboration d'artistes travaillant sur le net avec les objectifs suivants : - elaborer une mise en reseau des personnes et des lieux autour d'un projet commun, consistant a realiser un metapaysage dans un metaenvironnement reseautique. - engager une reflexion a partir des donnees geographiques, culturelles et technologiques propres a chacun des artistes ou groupes d'artistes, sur les questions de territorialite, de delocalisation et de metissage. Creation sur un site web heberge par Cypres et monstration lors d'une manifestation prevue a Avignon en juillet 2000. CYPRES est charge de la selection d'artistes francais ou vivant en France. Les modalites ------------ - Sejour de realisation de 4 a 6 semaines dans une des structures partenaires (periode : novembre 98- mai 1999) - Transport et frais de sejour pris en charge. - Accueil technique assure par les lieux d'accueil. Dossier de candidature -------------------- Si vous etes interesse, merci de nous envoyer : un dossier comprenant 1 CV, des documents (photo, video, adresses de site web) sur le travail que vous faites actuellement, l'adresse de votre site Web si vous en avez un, une courte description de la maniere dont vous interviendrez sur le theme retenu. Repondre a l'adresse mail de Cypres mentionnant sujet : RAT 2 ou par courrier a l'adresse ci dessus. Date limite : 30 septembre 98. Adresse des pages RAT du site Web de CYPRES : < http://siac.it/cypres/rat/ > ****************************************** 13. [Event] DOORS OF PERCEPTION 5: 'PLAY' 26, 27 and 28 November 1998, Amsterdam WEBSITE http://www.doorsofperception.com BACKGROUND Does it pay to play? Can we design play into tomorrow's learning? What about play at work? What are the best examples of new times, places, tools and media for play? An international crowd from the worlds of design, science, media, business, education and culture will gather in the famous Berlage Beurs in Amsterdam for Doors of Perception 5 - the Netherlands Design Institute's celebrated conference on multimedia, the Internet, design and culture. CONFIRMED SPEAKERS PER 1 JUNE Yasmin Kafai, professor of education and information at UCLA Uffe Elbaek, Rector of Kaos Pilots business school, Denmark Toshio Iwai, media artist and designer, Japan John Thackara, director, Netherlands Design Institute Caroline Nevejan, director of the Society for Old and New Media, Amsterdam Brenda Laurel, founder of Purple Moon, USA Sarah Chesters, NCR KnowledgeLab, London Tony Graham, artistic director, The Unicorn children's theatre in London Danny Hillis, founder of Thinking Machines, Disney Fellow Mitchell Resnick, director of MIT Media Lab's Toys of Tomorrow Bruce Mau, graphic designer eg of S.M.L.XL. J.C. Herz, author of Joystick Nation Dragan Klaic, director of the Netherlands Theatre Institute Gong Szeto, i/o 360 Digital Design, New York Carl Goodman, computer games curator, American Museum of the Moving Image Nobuyuki Ueda, director of the neoMuseum in Noshido, Japan Stephen Heppell, director of Ultralab, UK Lewis Bronze, director of Espresso, UK Rick Prelinger, director, Prelinger Archives, New York James Bradburne, design director, newMetropolis, Amsterdam Tim Wright, director, NoHo Digital, London John Wyver, Illuminations Television director Janet Abrams, editor, If/Then, Amsterdam Conny Bakker, editor, 02 website SESSIONS PLAY/TIME: The power of play PLAY/THINGS: Inside the games we play PLAY/SCHOOL: The design of play in learning SIM/PLAY: Simulation and story-telling DESIGN/PLAY: The shape of play to come REGISTRATION online at http://www.doorsofperception.com Phone: +31 20 420 1711 Fax: +31 20 626 5845 Email: email@example.com GENERAL INFORMATION Phone: +31 20 420 1711 Fax: +31 20 626 5845 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org THE NETHERLANDS DESIGN INSTITUTE Phone: +31 20 551 6500 Fax: +31 20 620 1031 Email: email@example.com ****************************************** 14. [Event] The 1998 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC98) October 1-6 1998 Ann Arbor, MI Calendar of Events and Registration Forms are available on the WWW: United States: http://www.music.umich.edu/icmc98/ OR Europe: http://www.pads.ahds.ac.uk:81/ICMC98/ ICMC Conference Management Services University of Michigan 600 East Madison Room G121 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1372 USA ****************************************** 15. [Event] Ars Electronica 98 Festival for Art, Technology and Society INFOWAR - information.macht.krieg 7-12 September 1998 Linz, Austria http://www.aec.at/infowar Between 7th and 12th September 98, the 17th Ars Electronica will take place under the banner of INFOWAR - information.macht.krieg INFOWAR sheds light on the strategies and possibilities of computer-supported conflict ranging from the Gulf War to the activities of cyberguerillas, as well as assessing the internal logic of the Information Society in connection with war. A full schedule of events and performances, installations and network projects are clustered around this complex of topics. The Ars Electronica Symposium and the Prix Ars Electronica constitute the core of the festival. Symposium September 8 - 9, 1998, Brucknerhaus Linz Participants/Speakers: Peter Arnett/USA, Viviane Forrester/F, Lucky Green/USA, Friedrich Kittler/D, Paul Virilio/F, Michael Wilson/GB, Kunda Dixit/Nepal, Shen Weiguang/RCH, Igor Panarin/RU, George J. Stein/US, Doyne Farmer/US, Ute Bernhardt/D, Michael Geyer/US, Ingo Guenther/D/US, Joichi Ito/J, RTMark/US, Douglas Rushkoff/US, Georg Schoefbaenker/A, Tim Druckrey/US Moderation by: Manuel de Landa/MEX Events & Performances Global Hockets - Supreme Particles/From Scratch/D/NZ 8.9. Brucknerhaus Linz, 20.00 Solar A Wardenclyffe Project - Marko Peljhan/YU 9.9. Brucknerhaus/Donaupark, 19.30 Pole - Granular Synthesis: Hentschlaeger&Langheinrich/A 10.9. Posthof Linz, 20.00 Staalplaat Sound of Music featuring: Negativland/US, People Like Us/GB, Muzictoerist/NL 11.-12.9. Posthof Linz, 22.30 Super Collider- a sound accelerator by Fa.Huber/A 7.-11.9. Stadtwerkstatt, 23.30 9.-10.9. Ars Electronica Quarter, 21.00 with: Peter Kruder/A, Richard Dorfmeister/A, Shantel/D, Daniel Haaksman/D, Sam Auinger/A, Tosca/A, Lukas Ligeti/USA, Paloma/D, Jim O'Rourke/USA, Rachel de Boer/NL, Julia Zdarsky/A, Kurt Mayer/A, Scanner/GB - preliminary state of the project openX - eine Versuchsanordnung 3.-10. 9. Brucknerhaus Linz openX is an experimental arrangement facilitating the encounter with network art. THE HEART: Hackers Electronic ART In connection with openX, Ars Electronica 98 is hosting an international hacker meeting. Installations including those by Robin Bargar/GB, Marko Peljhan/SLO, Calin Dan/RO, Paul Garrin/US and David Rokeby/CDN will be set up in the Ars Electronica Center, the Brucknerhaus and the O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst. The CAVE Virtual Reality installation World Skin by Maurice Benayoun and Jean-Baptiste Barriere/F, awarded the 1998 Golden Nica for Interactive Art Prix Ars Electronica Golden Nicas 98 Computeranimation: Liang-Yuan Wang/USA "The Sitter" Visual Effects: Robert Legato/Digital Domain/USA "Titanic" Enet: Knowbotic Research/D/A "10_DENCIES" Interactive Art: Maurice Benayoun/Jean-Baptiste Barriere/F "World Skin" Computermusic: Peter Bosch/Simone Simons/NL "Krachtgever" U19 Freestyle Computing: Florian Nehonsky/Michael Mossburger/Valerian Wurzer/A "Titanic - Der Film" Cyberarts 98 Prix Ars Electronica Exhibition 8-13.9. O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst, 10.00-24.00 exhibition's extended run 15.-20.9. 16.00 Cyberarts 98 provides an intense and impressive look at the state-of-the-art and the extraordinary diversity of digital media art. Cyberarts Nightline Censoratorium 8.9. O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst/Mediendeck, with: Rupert Huber/A, Gisburg/USA, Anna Clementi/I, Bettina Wackernagel/D, Mike Daliot/A, Isabella Bordoni/I, Richard Dorfmeister/A - preliminary state of the project Electronic Theatre 9.9. O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst/Mediendeck Nerve Theory: Shades of Catatonia Tom Sherman/CDN/US, Bernhard Loibner/A 9.9. 11.9. O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst Ars Electronica 98 Organizers: Ars Electronica Center Linz and ORF Upper Austrian Regional Studio Co-organizers: Brucknerhaus Linz, O.K Centrum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Posthof Linz Ars Electronica Center Hauptstrasse 2 A-4040 Linz Austria tel. +43.732.7272-0 fax. +43.732.7272-77 email: firstname.lastname@example.org More information and updates in our program: http://www.aec.at/infowar ****************************************** 16. [Event] Das Symposium ¸ber interkontextuelle kuenstlerische Kompetenz. Am 16. und 17. Oktober 1998 in der Alten Handelsboerse zu Leipzig. War laden insbesondere Kuenstler und Kunstvermittler zur Teilnahme ein. Moderation: Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen (Kunstverein Hamburg) Referenten: Bettina Allamoda (Kuenstlerin/Berlin) Jean-Christophe Ammann (MMK Frankfurt) Christine Eichel (Philosophin/Wiesbaden) Hans Dieter Huber (Kunsthistoriker/Mannheim/Leipzig) Christian Hoebler (Kuenstler/knowbotic research/Koeln) Christian Janecke (Kunsthistoriker/Dresden/Berlin) Dietmar Kamper (Soziologe/FU Berlin) Olaf Nicolai (Kuenstler/Berlin) Horst Prehn (Kuenstler/Hirnforscher/FH Gießen) Peter Weibel (Neue Galerie Graz) Performance: Boris Nieslony (ASA European/Koeln) Ralf Samens (Stadtgalerie Bern) Konzeption: Marcel Buehler und Alexander Koch (Kuenstler/Leipzig) Wenn Sie an dem Symposium teilnehmen, einen "unangek=FCndigten" Kurzvortrag halten oder möglichen Interessenten einen Hinweis geben möchten: unter www.schau-vogel-schau.org finden Sie das Programm, die Exposees, das Anmeldeformular und weitere Informationen. Oder fordern Sie Veranstaltungsbrosch¨ren und Plakate an (kostenlose Zusendung im August) bei: Alexander.Koch.Leipzig@t-online.de oder beim Kunstverein postvacuum Leipzig c/o Marcel Bühler - Ernst-Mey-Straße 24 - 04229 Leipzig Tel/Fax: ++49/341/4800394 Mit freundlichen Gruessen Marcel Buehler und Alexander Koch ****************************************** 17. [Event] An opportunity to be involved in the issues which are shaping culture at the turn of the millennium . . . 2nd International CAiiA Research Conference CONSCIOUSNESS REFRAMED art and consciousness in the post-biological era. 19 - 23 August 1998 University of Wales College, Newport. 115 presentations by artists, theorists and researchers from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Sweden, Switzerland, USA & Wales. http://caiia-star.newport.plymouth.ac.uk/vista/index.html The University College, overlooking the ancient village of Caerleon is located in some of the most beautiful unspoilt countryside in Britain, from the Wye Valley in the east to the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons in the north. www.newport.ac.uk/about/map.html> Delegate Residential Conference Fee: (price per delegate) GBP 415 pounds Includes access to all presentations, Conference Proceedings, single en-suite conference accommodation on the Caerleon Campus on 19, 20, 21 & 22 August 1998, refreshment breaks and meals throughout the conference, including the Conference Dinner. Delegate Non Residential Conference Fee: (price per delegate) GBP 315 pounds Includes access to all presentations, Conference Proceedings, refreshment breaks and meals throughout the conference including the Conference Dinner. For further information contact: Kay Bosanko-Sheady at ACES, University of Wales College, Newport. Tel +44(0)1633 432489 Fax +44(0)1633 432543 email@example.com Programme Committee: Roy Ascott (chair), Joseph Nechvatal, Michael Punt, Miroslaw Rogala, Bill Seaman, Victoria Vesna. Convened by Roy Ascott, Director of CAiiA-STAR. http://caiia-star.newport.plymouth.ac.uk> ****************************************** 18. [Event] 1ST INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF FILM AND NEW MEDIA ON ART OF ATHENS I would like to inform you that the 1st International Festival of Film and New Media on Art of Athens is going to be held the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th of December 1998 in the greek capital, and to invite you to submit any cd-rom productions of yours (designed or collaborated upon) that deal with art. The festival is the only one of its kind in Greece and in the wider area of the Balkans and the northeastern Mediterranean and aims to develop the public's understanding and appreciation of art as well as to encourage this specific kind of multimedia production and filmmaking. It will be in two languages (english and greek) and it is open to all cd-roms that were produced within the last four years on the following domains of art: painting, sculpture, architecture, design, crafts, decorative arts, dance, perfomance art, music, film, cartoons, photography, video art, multimedia art, interactive art, fashion, literature, poetry, art history, as well as museology and restoration. If you are interested in submitting your productions for preselection to the competition section please let me know in order to receive the entry form with all the necessary information. The finalists can participate with only two entries and there is not a registration fee. Thank you in advance and I am looking forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely, Yiannis Skourogiannis Director of IFFNMAA 57 Archimidous GR-116 36 Athens tel:01-7520065 fax:01-9242407 ****************************************** 19. [Event] WRITERS & THE INTERNET The First trAce Writers' Conference http://trace.ntu.ac.uk http://22.214.171.124/eastm/launch.htm Friday 16 October 1998 The Broadway Media Centre, Nottingham, England The internet offers great opportunities for writers. There are fascinating new forms of writing to be discovered; interesting people to meet, and swathes of research material to be mined. But it also brings concerns. Authors are worried about copyright and intellectual property. They are wondering how they can earn money from working online. They fear that The Book may be dying. This conference brings together an international group of professional authors and educators with extensive experience of the internet to address some of these anxieties and provide informed opinion about the potential of the net for the artistic community. Keynote Speaker Digital Arts: Breaking The Boundaries Through Online Authorship - DALE SPENDER Socrates framed one of the fundamental objections to writing; it was "one-way", it fixed ideas, it required readers simply to follow someone else's argument - which is why he would put nothing in writing. But even Socrates would change his mind if he could be an online author. For online writing is two way, it engages readers to forge their own meanings, and to become a new generation of writers in the process. Hypertext, Web Publishing and Virtual Narrativity - MARK AMERIKA In this presentation, Mark Amerika will trace his most recent research and development focusing on the similarities and differences between novel writing, hypertext authoring, journal publishing and digital art curation. Discussing issues such as online networking, copyleftism, and pla(y)giarism, Amerika will showcase both his GRAMMATRON project and the Alt-X Online Network. Reading with Others, Writing in Time - CYNTHIA HAYNES & JAN RUNE HOLMEVIK In recent years technology has enabled interactivity in exciting ways. At Lingua MOO writers can build a virtual space using only words, and work together in real time with others around the world. When texts are interactive, new modes of teaching and learning quickly evolve. Lingua MOO is also host to the online headquarters of the trAce International Online Writing Community. New Ways to Write Confirmed to date: Novelist Keith Brookes, editor of Infinity Plus and journalist Lizzie Bailey.Authors who write on and about the net discuss the potential of this new creative form. Online Copyright: Problems & Issues A panel discussion featuring Heather Rosenblatt, Legal Adviser for the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society plus authors Dale Spender and Mark Amerika. Plenary ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Dale Spender is the writer/editor of more than thirty books, many of which have been university texts, and some of which have been translated into Japanese, German, Italian and Spanish. Required to make the personal transition from pen to PC, she became fascinated with the changes that are taking place for writers and readers as a result of the digitalrevolution. These issues are taken up in Nattering On The Net (Spinifex, 1995) A member of the executive committee of the Australian Society of Authors, and a director of the Australian Copyright Agency Limited, she is committed to extending the creative and professional boundaries of online authorship. http://www.espc.com.au/dspender/ Mark Amerika is the publisher of Alt-X, which Publishers Weekly called 'the literary publishing model of the future" and the author of two novels - The Kafka Chronicles and Sexual Blood. The Philadelphia Inquirer recently said "the real counterculture is not gone and Mark Amerika is proof of that". His most recent work is GRAMMATRON, a multi-media narrative for network-distributed environments. He lives in Boulder, Colorado. http://www.grammatron.com. & http://www.altx.com Jan Rune Holmevik is a visiting assistant professor and doctoral candidate in the Department of Humanistic Informatics at the University of Bergen, Norway. He holds a Cand. Philol. degree in the history of science and technology from the University of Trondheim, Norway 1994. He is co-editor of High Wired: On the Design, Use, and Theory of Educational MOOs (University of Michigan Press, 1998) and co-author of MOOniversity: A Student's Guide to MOO Learning Environments (forthcoming) both with Dr. Cynthia Haynes. Holmevik is co-founder and administrator of Lingua MOO (1995), and the principal architect and maintainer of the High Wired enCore, the first publicly available educational MOO core database. http://lingua.utdallas.edu Cynthia Haynes is Assistant Professor in the School of Arts & Humanities and Director of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Texas at Dallas where she teaches both graduate and undergraduate rhetoric, composition, and electronic pedagogy courses. With Jan Rune Holmevik, she is co-founder of Lingua MOO, and co-editor of High Wired: On the Design, Use, and Theory of Educational MOOs with Holmevik, Dr. Haynes is also co-author of MOOniversity: A Student's Guide to MOO Learning Environments _http://lingua.utdallas.edu DETAILS Venue: The Broadway Media Centre, 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, England NG1 3AL Tel: 0115-9526611 Times: 9.30 - 5.00pm. Registration from 9.00am. Date: Friday 16 October 1998 Cost: £12 Attendance £18 Attendance + Lunch £6 Concession £12 Concession + Lunch Please note that places are limited and early booking is advised. Bookings: Sam Casterton, Commercial Administrative Centre, The Nottingham Trent University, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4BU. Tel +44 (0) 115 948 6409 (direct line), Fax +44 (0) 115 948 6536, email firstname.lastname@example.org ****************************************** 20. [Event] VideoMath Festival Herbert W. Franke Puppling, Austria_e 12 82544 Egling, Germany Tel: +8171 18329 Fax: +8171 29594 Email: <email@example.com> The International Congress of Mathematicians 1998 - the world-biggest mathematical event - taking place in Berlin August, 18-27. An important part will be the VideoMath Festival as a connection between art and science. Further information is available at the URL: <http://www-sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de/VideoMath/>.. ****************************************** 21. [Event] DEAF98 - The Art of the Accident Rotterdam/NL, 17 - 29 November 1998 The Dutch Electronic Art Festival is a bi-annual international and interdisciplinary event that deals with the inter-relations between art, technology and society. Under the title 'The Art of the Accident', DEAF98 deals with concepts of time and space, and with their significance for the organisation of real and virtual environments. It does this from the perspective of the accident, of friction and rupture which are necessary elements of any technical reality. The festival inquires how complex social relations, individual actions and new forms of identity, take shape at the intersection between the technical and social reality. *Programme Elements DEAF98 consists of several elements: - the DEAF98 Exhibition of electronic media art works (main locations V2 and the Netherlands Photo Institute, and several special locations, incl. the MSR Harbour Simulator) - the transArchitecture 03 Exhibition (at the Netherlands Architecture Institute) - the DEAF98 Symposium (an international two-day conference with artists, architects, theorists, sociologists and scientists, on 20/21 November) - the DEAF98 Publication (an extensive illustrated book about 'The Art of the Accident') - presentations, panel discussions and workshops (incl. the premiere presentation of the first international Nettime publication) - music and sound art performances (in cooperation with Nighttown) - Future Moves (a festival devoted to media and dance, coordinated by Lantaren/Venster, 17-22 November) DEAF98 is realised in cooperation with several national and international partner organisations, incl. the Ars Electronica Center, Linz/Austria; the Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe/Germany; and the Inter-Communication Center, Tokyo/Japan. *Tickets Ticket prices for the different programme elements vary. Exact prices are yet to be fixed. Reservations for the Symposium, presentations and performances will be advised as soon as the programmes and participants have been confirmed. *Further Information More detailled information about the festival programme will be made public as soon as possible. You can stay up to date by subscribing to the V2 mailing list through the website, URL: http://www.v2.nl - just follow the 'mailing list' links. DEAF98, V2_Organisation, e-mail: DEAF@v2.nl Info on Future Moves: Dick Hollander <firstname.lastname@example.org> ****************************************** 22. [Event] "Beyond the Looking Glass" 21. August until 20. September, 1998 After the successful first Sarajevo SCCA show last year "Meeting Point" this secong event entitled "Beyond the Looking Glass" will consist of two parts. One part will be videos which will be included in the Sarajevo Film Festival as its video section. The second part will be interventions in town (video installations, installations, performances...). This will begin on the 21st of August and run until 20. September. The Film Festival lasts from 21. August until 30. August. Apparently a catalogue of Meeting Point (1997) is available, and certainly and excellent video compilation does! For further info contact Dunja, Lejla, or Enes <email@example.com> ****************************************** 23. [Event] The Experimental Television Center announces the conference VIDEO HISTORY: MAKING CONNECTIONS to be held OCTOBER 16-18, 1998 at Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY. The conference will feature performances, screenings, panels, workshops and a resource room. There will also be opportunities for folks to post memorabilia and personal reflections to the website, and to document personal histories on videotape. The conference concerns the development of early video art and community television in New York State, and its relationships to contemporary arts practice. It will be held concurrently with Common Ground, the annual conference of the NYS Alliance for Arts Education, which this year is featuring a track on media literacy. VIDEO HISTORY: MAKING CONNECTIONS is intended to build a better understanding of the media field, to explore issues of media preservation and the teaching of media and media history, to locate and link media history resource materials, and to connect those in the field with a broader group of cultural and social institutions. Conference registration information will be in the mail the last week of August. Information concerning the registration and an updated list of speakers and participants will be posted to the Video History website at http://VideoHistory.Alfred.edu. Please join us. Video History: Making Connections is a component of the Upstate Video History Project of the Experimental Television Center. The conference is organized in partnership with the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University, the New York State Alliance for Arts Education and the Office of Student Affairs of Syracuse University, in association with the Everson Museum of Art, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Media Alliance and Visual Studies Workshop. The Upstate Video History Project is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with public funds from the Statewide Challenge Grant Program and the New York State Council on the Arts, and from Media Alliance, with corporate support from DesignLab and VidiPax and individual contributors. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- PRELIMINARY CONFERENCE SCHEDULE VIDEO HISTORY: MAKING CONNECTIONS FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 10:00 - 4:00 Two concurrent sessions. VIDEO HISTORY SEMINAR - Video Rewind: A Seminar on Early Video History Organized by media critic, curator and historian Deirdre Boyle, author of Subject to Change: Guerrilla Television Revisited. Participants include Barbara London, Paul Ryan and Parry Teasdale. A day-long seminar designed to introduce curators, critics, librarians, archivists, funders, artists, students, and interested others to the early history of independent video in America (1965 and 1980). This seminar will offer an intensive day of screenings, discussions, and presentations by and about video pioneers. Screenings will include selections of significant video art and documentary tapes that illustrate some of the diverse interests, preoccupations, styles, and approaches of early video. Lectures and discussions will explore how this new medium for art, activism, and information was developed by artist-innovators, video collectives, new technology manufacturers, funders, museum curators, and public television producers, to name a few of the key players. VIDEO PRESERVATION MEETING - A gathering of groups and individuals to share information and strategize about next steps for collaborative efforts to preserve early electronic arts collections. Organized by Media Alliance as part of the Video Preservation Initiative. VIDEO SCREENINGS: two programs simultaneously: * selections of historic works from the collections of distributors such as Electronic Arts Intermix, Paper Tiger Television and the Downtown Community Television Center, and the excerpts from series Video Data Bank's Surveying the First Decade: Video Art and Alternative Media in the US, 1968-1980 and the series Set in Motion: Twenty-Five Years of NYSCA Funded Film and Video. * old and new works brought by conference attendees, presenters and organizers RECEPTION at the Everson Museum of Art. 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Exhibitions by Janet Biggs and Carrie Mae Weems, and recently restored video works from the collection. 8:00 pm PERFORMANCE **Steina Vasulka **Steina Vasulka, Pauline Oliveros, Peer Bode, Andrew Deutsch, Kevin McCoy **Tony Conrad SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 On-going Activities 9:30 am - 6:00 pm CONTRIBUTING TO VIDEO HISTORY All participants will be encouraged to contribute the stories, writings, photos, or other creations to the Video History web site for all to see. Computers will be available in a number of locations for this purpose. RESOURCE ROOM A selection of catalogs, articles, and books for browsing through writings from the 1960's to the present. Artists and arts groups will bring their wares - videos, CD's, CD ROM's, touring packages and more. TOOL WORKSHOP Browse a collection of analog and digital tools. During the conference a team from Alfred University will be photographing and documenting the tools. The photos will be uploaded to the web site, along with stories about their development and use. SCREENINGS in two auditoriums running simultaneously as above. PIONEERS OF DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - a lecture presentation by independent curator Mary Ross featuring slides by artists whose work explored the intersection of photography and the early electronic tools. The exhibit is currently on view at Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA. WORKSHOPS/PANELS - each session is approximately 2 hours ARTS PRACTICE THEN AND NOW (2 sessions) - ways of art-making and critical theories about recurrent elements like long distance communication, interactivity, mass media/cultural critique, and inter-media experimentation. TOOL DEVELOPMENT/PEOPLE & MACHINES - the history of analog/digital tool development/collaborations, relationships with new media tools and related issues. TEACHING VIDEO HISTORY - examples of how video history is currently being taught, and how it can be integrated into various curriculums in educational and cultural settings. COMMUNITY/ACTIVIST MEDIA THEN AND NOW - forms of arts and community connections including community access, social/political critiques through media production, the relationship to organizing efforts and means of production/distribution. MEDIA INFRASTRUCTURE THEN AND NOW - an examination of organizational structures and environments (collectives, TV labs, cable TV, digital media labs, etc.) that supported or currently support how media work is made and seen. CULTURAL CONTEXT/CONNECTIONS - issues of distribution and audience (global/local), as well as shifts in gender, class, and cultures of makers and audiences over the past twenty-five years. HISTORY AND PRESERVATION OF MAGNETIC MATERIALS by Vidipax, a videotape restoration company. 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm DINNER PARTY and PERFORMANCE with Walter Wright and Carol Goss SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1998 10:00 pm - 1:00 On-going activities continue CONTRIBUTING TO VIDEO HISTORY SCREENINGS in two auditoriums running simultaneously: RESOURCE ROOM and TOOL WORKSHOP Visit the website at http://VideoHistory.alfred.edu for updated information about speakers and participants, as well as conference registration information. Video History: Making Connections is a component of the Upstate Video History Project of the Experimental Television Center. The conference is organized in partnership with the Institute for Electronic Arts at Alfred University, the New York State Alliance for Arts Education and the Office of Student Affairs of Syracuse University, in association with the Everson Museum of Art, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Media Alliance and Visual Studies Workshop. The Upstate Video History Project is made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, with public funds from the Statewide Challenge Grant Program and the New York State Council on the Arts, and from Media Alliance, with corporate support from DesignLab and VidiPax and individual contributors. For more information, please contact the Center at firstname.lastname@example.org Sherry Miller Hocking Experimental TV Center 109 Lower Fairfield Rd. 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