#082 July/Aug 2001

THE INTER-SOCIETY FOR THE ELECTRONIC ARTS
ISEA NEWSLETTER #82

ISSN1488-3635 #82 July - August 2001
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* CONTENTS *
* EDITORIAL * ISEA BOARD NEWS * ISEA MEETING @ SIGGRAPH * ISEA ARCHIVES 
*NEW ISEA WEB SITE * ISEA COOPERATES WITH FINEART FORUM * ISEA TO BECOME
AFFILIATE OF CAA * INTRODUCTION NEW ISEA BOARD MEMBERS *

In separate attachment:
* Conferences/Symposia/Workshops/Festivals * Exhibitions * Jobs * Calls *
Lists/URLs/Newsletters *
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EDITORIAL
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This edition of the Newsletter should be easier to read than the last one,
which we understand was a bit too much for some readers. We had a lot of
catching up to do, since it had been quite a while since we distributed
INL#80, the previous newsletter.

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ISEA BOARD NEWS
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The ISEA Board is working on the following:

- Restoring the legal base of ISEA in the Netherlands
- Completing the business of the the Montreal based HQ
- Helping ISEA2002 in Nagoya to begin planning for the next Symposium
- Discussing ways of improving the level of Cultural Diversity in future
  ISEA symposia in general and in Nagoya in particular (this in cooperation
  with ISEA's Cultural Diversity Committee)
- Discussing the possibilities of a more exiting Newsletter in the future
- Helping with the organization of the new HQ in the Netherlands
- Finalizing our agreement with the Daniel Langois Foundation for the
  conservation of an accessible history of ISEA materials in their Archives
- Contacting potential partners for cooperation (on the basis of the Call
  for Cooperation that ISEA put out at ISEA2000 in Paris) on many (new and
  old) projects
- and much more, see below.

Two of the ISEA Board Members were unable to continue their involvement in
the demanding Perpetual Virtual Board Meeting, which is how the ISEA Board
now functions. The ISEA Board therefore voted to invite the two next highest
scoring candidates from the last Board election to serve as interim board
members in their place.

We are happy to welcome Bill Vorn and Peter Anders to the ISEA Board. We
would like to thank Amanda McDonald Crowley and Thecla Schiphorst for their
very valuable input and commitment during the past years and hope to see
them return to the Board at some stage. Bill and Pete will introduce
themselves briefly, below.

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ISEA MEETING @ SIGGRAPH
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The tradition of the annual ISEA meeting at Siggraph will be continued in
2001. mark your calendars!
LA Convention Center, Room 506
Thursday, August 16, 12:30 - 2:00
bring your lunch!

The Agenda includes:
-The aims and the future of the Inter-Society
-ISEA2002 in Nagoya
-ISEA2004 in Sweden/Finland/Estonia
-Proposals from potential future ISEA symposia hosts are welcomed.

>>>>>>>>>Please do come to the meeting! 
>>>>>>>>>Please redistribute this announcement!

This year's N-space Art Show Chair is ISEA member Dena Eber. ISEA members
participating in the SIGGRAPH 2001 N-Space Art Gallery as exhibitors or
speakers include:
Paul Hertz, Jack Ox, Ellen Sandor, Rejane Spitz, Cynthia Beth Rubin, James
Faure Walker, Michael Rodemer, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Andrea Polli, Sue Gollifer.

NOTE: During Ars Electronica 2001 (see the attachment to this Newsletter) we
will also organize an ISEA meeting. Further announcements to follow.

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ISEA ARCHIVES at the Langlois Foundation
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On July 9, ISEA Board co-vice-president Cynthia Rubin will meet with Jean
Gagnon of the Daniel Langlois Foundation to sign an agreement concerning the
various materials that ISEA has collected and produced through the years.
ISEA will donate these materials to the Foundation, to become part of their
collection documenting the history of digital art. Once the ISEA Collection
is professionally archived by the he Langlois Foundation staff, it will be
accessible to scholars and ISEA members for study and reference.

ISEA thanks attorney Timothy Bingham and of the New Haven law firm of
Tyler, Cooper & Acorn, for his legal advice in facilitating this agreement.

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NEW ISEA WEB SITE
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Many people from around the world worked together to update the ISEA web
site. The visual design of the site is the creation of students in the
International Certificate Program in New Media in Providence, Rhode Island,
co-sponsored by the Rhode Island School of Design and the Fraunhoffer Center
for Research. Other contributors include Tom Van Waardhuizen, Paul Hertz,
and David Hodges (of Recol.com).
Our new site is multi-lingual, with translations provided by volunteer ISEA
members: Giselle Beiguelman, Diana Domingues, Eun-Sook Kwon, Jose-Carlos
Mariategui, Lily Diaz, Yoshiyuki Abe and Akemi Ishijima.
If you are able to volunteer to work on the site, we are still looking for a
good programmer to write scripts for Members to upload personal information,
for forms that would standardize how people can send information on links
and resources. Please contact Cynthia Beth Rubin (cbrubin@brainiac.com) if
you can help. We also would love to have a nice splash page designed with
the same motifs.
We very much welcome your comments to the new site!

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ISEA COOPERATES WITH FINEART FORUM
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We have agreed to work closely with fineArt forum to insure that our members
get the most comprehenisve news, without the dupllcation that comes from
multiple receiving newsletters.
>From now on, all ISEA members are legible to receive fineArt forum's
e-digest via the mail. fAf is the longest running arts magazine on the
Internet. It informs arts and technology communities worldwide of the latest events,
developments and opportunities in the field. The 14-year-old international
news service explores the relationship between the arts, sciences and
technology and serves the community of creative people working in the 'two
cultures' with news and information to assist and enable their work. We
will try to avoid cross posting (if you already have a subscription to
fineArt forum).

IF YOU OBJECT TO RECEIVING FINE ART FORUM FROM NOW ON,
PLEASE SEND A SHORT EMAIL TO isea@isea.qc.ca

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ISEA TO BECOME AFFILIATE OF CAA
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ISEA is in the process of exploring affiliations with other non-profit
membership organizations with related goals. In the coming months we will
apply to become an affiliate of the College Art Association
<http://www.collegeart.org>, a North American based group, founded in 1911.
An excerpt from the CAA Web site ((c) CAA, 2000):
"the College Art Association... 

-Promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching in the history and
 criticism of the visual arts and in creativity and technical skill in the
 teaching and practices of art.
-Facilitates the exchange of ideas and information among those interested in
 art and history of art.
-Advocates comprehensive and inclusive education in the visual arts.
-Speaks for the membership on issues affecting the visual arts and
 humanities.
-Provides opportunities for publication of scholarship, criticism, and
 artists' writings. Fosters career development and professional advancement.

Identifies and develops sources of funding for the practice of art and for
scholarship in the arts and humanities.
-Honors accomplishments of artists, art historians, and critics.
-Articulates and affirms the highest ethical standards in the conduct of the
 profession".

If you are a member of group which would be an appropriate affiliation for
ISEA, please send a message to the ISEA HQ or to one of our Board members.

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INTRODUCTION NEW ISEA BOARD MEMBERS
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Bill Vorn

Based in Montreal (Canada), Bill Vorn has been active in the field of
Robotic Art since 1992 under the umbrella "Real Noise from Artificial Life".
His installation work involves robotics and motion control, sound, lighting,
video and cybernetic processes. He pursues research on Artificial Life (and
Death) and Agent Technologies through creative work based on an "Aesthetics
of Artificial Behaviors". He recently received a Ph.D. degree in
Communication Studies from UQAM (Montreal) for his thesis on "Artificial
Life as a Media". He actually teaches Electronic Arts in the Faculty of Fine
Arts (Department of Studio Arts) at Concordia University in Montreal.

Since 1992 his work has been presented in many international events,
including Ars Electronica, ISEA, DEAF, Sonar, Art Futura, EMAF and Artec. He
has been awarded the Life 2.0 award (1999, Madrid), the Leprecon Award for
Interactivity (1998, New York), the Ars Electronica Distinction award (1996,
Linz) and the International Digital Media Award (1996, Toronto). His current
projects include a telerobotic installation called "Bedlam", a collaborative
project with australian artist Simon Penny.

In the beginning of the 80's, he has been a founding member of Rational
Youth (http://www.rationalyouth.com), one of the most famous canadian
electronic pop music band at the time. For several years he also worked for
the film industry as sound effect editor and film score composer for
advertisement, radio and television. Since then, he has worked in
collaboration with canadian artists from many disciplines (Edouard Lock,
Robert Lepage, Gilles Maheu, Fran├žois Girard, Monty Cantsin, Louis-Philippe
Demers, and many others). You'll find more information about his work at
http://www.billvorn.com/

Peter Anders

Peter Anders is an architect, educator, and information design theorist. He 
has published widely on the architecture of cyberspace and is the author of
"Envisioning Cyberspace" which presents design principles for on-line
spatial environments. The book was published by McGraw Hill in 1998.
Anders received his degrees from the University of Michigan (B.S.1976) and
Columbia University (M.A.1982). He is currently a fellow of the University
of Plymouth CAiiA-STAR Ph.D. program. He was a principle in an
architectural firm in New York City until 1994 when he formed MindSpace.net,
an architectural practice specializing in media/information environments.
He is also the director of CLEAR, the Center for Learning Environment
Applications and Research, at Saginaw Valley State University. He has
received numerous design awards for his work and has taught graduate level
design studios and computer-aided design at universities including the New
Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Detroit-Mercy, and the
University of Michigan.
His work has been featured in professional journals and he has presented his
research on the architecture of cyberspace in several international venues
including The New York Architectural League, Xerox PARC, ISEA, CAiiA,
Cyberconf, ACADIA, AEC, ACM-Multimedia, InterSymp and the World Future
Society.

Contact Information:
URL: mindspace.net
EM: ptr@mindspace.net

Post: 4416 Andre Street, Midland, Michigan 48640 USA
T+F: +1-517-8358081

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In the attachment to this Newsletter:

* Conferences/Symposia/Workshops/Festivals * Exhibitions * Jobs * Calls *
Lists/URLs/Newsletters *
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Contributors:
Nina Czegledy, Cynthia Beth Rubin, Bill Vorn, Peter Anders, Wim van der Plas.

Editors:
Frank Boelen, Madris Duric (ISEA HQ)

ISEA Board Members:
Nina Czegledy, Kathy Rae Huffman, Cynthia Beth Rubin, Bill Vorn, Peter
Anders, Atau Tanaka, Wim van der Plas, Marina Grzinic, Niranjan Rajah.

ISEA-HQ:
Madris Duric, Milo Pationiott

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