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                             THE ISEA NEWSLETTER

                               SPECIAL EDITION

Email Document II (Supplement to Document I) Update:   August 26, 1993

               November 3-7
               Host: Minneapolis College of Art & Design

CONTENTS:      Sound / Performance: Wed-Thu-Sat Eve, Nov 3,4,6
               Projects & Applications (Poster Sessions), Sun Nov 7

NOTE:          See EMAIL DOCUMENT I for: Registration Info; Accomodations
               Workshops, Papers & Panels, General Information. To receive
               the latest E-mail version of Document I address request to
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                         SOUND / PERFORMANCE EVENTS
                          Update:  August 15, 1993
               Curator:  Homer G. Lambrecht  < homerl@mcad.edu >
WEDNESDAY, Nov 3, Whitney Concert Hall (Minneapolis Community College)

"TRIPLE PLAY" by Joseph Koykkar (Madison, WI - USA)
This composition utilizes three pianos: an acoustic grand played by a
'live' performer, an acoustic piano which receives MIDI data from a
computer, and a digitally sampled grand piano tuned in 1/8th tones which
also receives MIDI data via the computer. The featured performer is Todd
Welbourne, Associate Professor of Music at the University of

"TRAVELOGUE" by Joshua Fried (Brooklyn, NY - USA)
This composition for voice and tape, requires the soloist to instantly
respond to unexpected sounds heard on headphones.  The soloist will be
vocalist Monica Maye

"HOK PWAH" by Zack Settel (Paris, France)
A concert work for percussionist Heather Barringer, vocalist Maria Jette,
and the IRCAM ISPW system.

"WHAT HAPPENEDII" by Laetitia Sonami (San Fransisco, CA - USA) A solo
electronic music performance incorporating words by Melody Sumner.
Sonami uses her lady's glove which she built using various types of
sensors.  Her voice gets altered as she moves her hand, giving rise to
various soundscapes.

"QUARTET FOR A SOLO PIANIST" by Michael Century (Montreal, Quebec) A
composition for a single pianist playing MIDI grand piano based on the
myth of the Golem.  The performer shapes the performances of a second
mechanical piano plus the pre-stored texts of male and female speakers.
Michael will perform his own work.

"SUBASH" by Jan Gilbert (St. Paul, MN - USA) A composition in homage
to South Indian master drummer Subash which utilizes live processing
of electronic clay pots played by Steve Goldstein.

Thursday, Nov 4 - Minneapolis College Art & Design (reception event).

"thefirstcommuniothebunnycostumethehappybirthday" by Henry Gwiazda
(Fargo, ND - USA) A performance of a 3D sound work which combines the
latest sound projection technology with an artistic sensitivity to
musicollage.  The result is virtual reality for the ears.

Saturday, Nov 6 - Tedd Mann Theater (University of Minnesota)

"UNTITLED" by Steve Kinney (St. Paul, MN - USA)
The new music ensemble Zeitgeist performs a new work for an interactive
network of NeXT computers with video projection.  The audience can
watch and hear the piece as it is being simultaneously composed and

"SOLITAIRE" by Sylvia Pengilly (New Orleans, LA - USA)
A real-time interactive video work.  A dancer performs on stage next
to a large screen on which is projected her digitized image, which
appears as a silhouette, revealing moving graphics in the background.
Music utilizes MIDI triggers activated by the dancer.

"BIROME" by Jerry Hunt (Canton, TX - USA)
A transactional mimetic exercise produced within an electronic social
mechanic target-system using IR gesture-detection as narrative
goal-description within array & translated as synchronous sound image
stream bursts.

"CONCERTO FOR MIDI GRAND PIANO" by Steve Solum (Minneapolis, MN - USA)
This solo work of symphonic scope utilizes complex, non-literal voice
designs to allow independent control of large, non-conventional
musical forces from on set of hand movements.

"inDELICATE BALANCE" by Craig Harris (San Fransisco, CA - USA) This
composition offers a perspective on contemporary existence utilizing
the sounds which surround us.  Room simulation techniques create an
immersive quality of rooms within rooms, and environments which
transform in shape and character.

"XXX" by Cort Lippe (Paris, France)
A real-time musical interaction system offering performer control over
composition algorithms and digital signal processing.  Features solo
clarinetist Dr. John Anderson of the University of Minnesota music

                           PROJECTS & APPLICATIONS

                          SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1993. MCAD
9:15-10:00 AM

"TELEPAINTING".  David Fodel, ArtLab Inc., Colorado.
Collaborative virtual workspace demo with children at remote locations
"painting" on a common digital canvas. Each participant sees what the
other is creating, allowing interactive responses. Aud 109.

"COMMUNICATION IN CYBERSPACE". Wayne Draznin, Cleveland Institute
of Arts, Ohio. Aud 129.

"FROM SCULPTURE TO CYBERSPACE". Bruce and Susan Hamilton, Artists,
New Mexico. Computer modeling and rendering of sculptural forms.
Sculptors show how new software and hardware are changing what is
possible in creating real and virtual sculpture. Rm 436.

"HUMAN FACTORS IN VIRTUAL REALITY". Jeff Caird, Psychology,  Ass't
Professor, University of Calgary, Canada; Marty Hicks, Artist, Human
Factors Research laboratory Virtual World Designer, St. Paul,
Minnesota; Mark Stanley, Interactive Media Designer, Minneapolis.
Update on latest VR research at the U of MN Human Factors Research
Laboratory. Focus on collaborative work with artists utilizing the VPL
system and real time SGI computer graphics. practical considerations
for artists working with VR technologies. Rm 433.

"RADIAL SCANNING (tm) in VOLUMETRY (tm)". Robert G. Batchko,
Lamda Systems, Illinois. Imaging system that responds to music and
other analogue input. Digital systems under development for large
format displays for public viewing sites including museums, concert
halls and theme parks. Rm 325A.

"THE VISIONARY SHAMAN". Janice Lincoln, Artist, Michigan. Through
use of a color copier the artist synthesizes images from the space age
and sacred pre-historic sites with powerful rhythms and forms. Seeks a
new mythopoetic language carrying messages of rebirth, regeneration
and redemption. Rm 430.

DIGITAL PEN PLOTTERS REVISITED". Richard Helmick, Professor of
Environmental Design, U of Missouri. This sessions communicates the
unrealized potential of the pen plotter as an output device for art.
Rm 427.

"MORPHING THE MONA LISA". Lillian F. Schwartz. A follow-up of
earlier computer aided studies revealing a second "Hidden" Mona Lisa.
Morphing software by Gerard Holzmann is used to show creative
decisions Leonardo made in using his own features to change the
Duchess of Aragon into the Mona Lisa we know. Rm 211A.

10:15-11:00 AM. November 7, 1993. MCAD

"NETWORKED VIRTUAL REALITY". Carl Eugene Loeffler, Research
Fellow, Studio For Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon University,
Pittsburgh. Discusses the Networked Virtual Art Museum and the
Networked Virtual Design Studios and teleconferencing sites and
projects under his direction at Carnegie Mellon. Aud 109.

continues to noon). Judith Kerman, Saginaw Valley State University,
Michigan (convener); Richard Gess, Emory University, Georgia; Robert
Drake, Cleveland State University, Ohio; Anita Stoner, Syracuse
University, New York. Four writers discuss and demonstrate
computer-based poetry and fiction, primarily hypertexts. Issues
include aesthetics, critical discourse, audience, platform
obsolescence. Conferees invited to interact with texts and tools. Aud

"SCULPTING IN CYBERSPACE: Dance of the Cybernauts". Rob Fisher,
Sculptor, Fellow, Studio for Creative Inquiry, Carnegie Mellon U.,
Pennsylvania. The process by which a full range of computer applications,
from scientific visualization to CAD and architectural simulation, were
brought to bear  on a highly complex commissioned work. Rm 436.

(Urbana-Champaign). Joseph Squier, Asst Professor (Convener), Kathleen
Chmelewski, Asst Professor; Nan Goggin, Asst Professor. Digital imaging is
rendering the distinction between photography, video, and graphic design
obsolete. This collapse of boundaries is having a profound impact on the
education of young artists. UIUC will be presented as a case study.
Rm 325-A.

"ART+ROBOTICS PROJECT: an autonomous, sensing robotic artwork".
Simon Penny, Carnegie Mellon University (convener) and Robert Raeseman.
The robotic artwork, PETIT MAL, was designed by Simon Penny, with
electrical engineering by Robert Raeseman and mechanical engineering by
Mark Needelman.  Session describes development of the project with video
documentation and demonstration with the artwork itself. Simon Penny
addresses artistic, critical and aesthetic questions in the realm of
robotics. Robert Raeseman speaks on the sensor, processor and motor drive
design. Demonstration, Discussion.
Rm 433.

"PAINTINGS FROM THE LOUVRE. Harold J. McWhinnie, U of Maryland".
Use of the Golden Section and conceptions of symmetry to analyze and
repurpose paintings from laser disk. Rm 430.

"LINE ART: algorithmic experiments and explorations into pictorial spaces
composed of lines". Hans Dehlinger, Professor, U of Kassel and Qi Dongxu,
North China University of Technology (PRC). Discusses the computer
generated production of large scale line oriented drawings in art. Rm 427.

"SLOUCHING TOWARDS MULTIMEDIA: a book by any other name". David
Weatherston, ColorExpert Incorporated, Canada. Discusses and illustrates
various assumptions about multimedia design, including the nature and
design of content, and the way that content is served by the underlying
technologies and their user interface.  The  presenter contends that many
multimedia designers are too intent on demonstrating technical
capabilities that are unrelated to the needs of the user or the content
that is being delivered. Rm 211A.

11:15-12:00 November 7, 1993. MCAD
Sharir, U of Texas at Austin. An interactive, visual and dance
performance work in virtual environments; collaborative team of Diane
Gromala, visual artist, Marcos Novak, architect, and Yacov Sharir,
dance choreographer. Sponsored by a major grant from the Candian
Government through the Banff Center for the Arts. Aud 109.

10:15 session). Judith Kerman et al. Aud 109.

Sculptor, Supercomputing Research Center, Maryland. Description and
analysis of three computational cutting technology processes used to
make hard copy "in the round" artifacts in the studio. Computational
techniques for (1) milling machine environment, tool path strategies
(small objects), (2) Virtual image projection, material removal
strategies, (3) water-jet cutting environment, part holding
strategies. Rm 436.

U of Nevada, Reno. Presentation of works utilizing electromechanical
sculpture, interactivity, and space to create meaningful, often
participatory experiences. Projects include a laser bar code
interactive installation, and "simulations" of "television", "sex",
and "nature". Rm 325-A.

"THE CENTURY OF DISORDER" (tentative). Nancy Paterson, Canada.
Presentation of projects linking "disorder", theoretical physics,
"randomness" in computer programming and pluralism in our culture.
Application and practice in the context of contemporary electronic
media theory and practice. Rm 433.

"ON STRATEGIES". Carlos Fadon Vicente, San Paolo, Brazil. Discussion
and demonstration of the artist's strategies in the
creation-production process. Stressing low profile/low technology
devices. Works include "Still Life Alive", a telecommunications art
piece about interactive image construction and "Vectors", a series of
computer generated images (printed) rendered in an interactive mode
often with random intervention. Rm 430.

Canada. Discussion of the process of creating images with the
interactive 3D software "Softimage", focusing on the relation between
form and content in the artist's own work. Rm 427.

"SOUND AS A VISUAL MEDIUM", Christopher Janney, Director,
PhenomenArts - Institute for Performance Sculpture, Massachusetts.
Illustrated presentation of permanent interactive sound and light
environments includes "Sonic Garden" for urban spaces, "Winds of Sound
/ Gates of Light" for the Miami Airport (opens in 1994) which evokes
images of "walking through a rainbow" while listening to a soundscore
based on the Florida Everglades. Rm 211A.

1:00 - 1:45 November 7, 1993. MCAD
"EXPERIMENTAL ART NET IN ISRAEL", Avi Rosen, Israel. Current work
and projects address the role of museums, the "original", and the
means of art consumption.  (Demonstration on line to Art Net Israel is
tentative). Aud 109.

Eduardo Kac, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. "Holographic
poetry" or "holopoetry" refers to  experimental text the author has
been producing since 1983, which is characterized by parameters such
as "textual instability", "fluid sign", and "discontinuous syntax".
Discussion and examples of the writing process that employs digital
synthesis and animation as communication factors.

Artist.  A sculptor and landscape architect shows computer designed
sculptural artifacts and the use of landscape generation programs in
the adaptation of existing landscapes with animations involving
sculptural form, landscape and music. Rm 436.

"Electronic Cinema", David Blair, Creator of "Wax or the
Discovery of Television Among the Bees" an emerging new type of
independent electronic cinema. This session will discuss electronic
cinema in the context of image-processed narrative, a term meant to
cover fiction where both the images and the narrative are processed.
Rm 325A.

"CURVACEOUS". Harold Fortuin, U of Glascow, Scotland.
Demonstration of "Curvaceous", the artist's software for exploring the
potential of the computer as musical performer, and for creating music
straddling the borders of aural perception. Rm 433.

"CHAOS AND COMPUTER ART". Kevin G Suffern, School of Computing
Sciences, Sidney, Australia. The chaotic scattering of light rays is
harnessed to create fractal computer art images. The images are
created by ray tracing light rays as they reflect from the inside of a
hollow sphere and refract through objects where the refractive index
is a random function of position. Rm 430.

Fundacao Centro Tecnologico para Informatica - CTI, Brazil. Illustrated
presentation of interactive installations  with robot, computer
aided music, sensors, and fractals. Works were created by the
"*.* Group" which joins people from art and technology who have
been working on interdisciplinary projects since 1989. Rm 427.

"SOFTWARE FOR CHOREOGRAPHERS" (Title Tentative), Thecla Schiphorst,
Computer Graphics Research Lab, Simon Fraser University, Canada. (Rm

2:00 - 2:45 November 7, 1993. MCAD

"DIGITAL CABLE TV", Raul Marroquin, The Netherlands. Direct
transmission and cable casting of digital TV via desktop (DTTV).
Illustrated discussion of the Amsterdam public access model and the
presenter's weekly "Black Hole TV". Aud 109.

"ON LINE NETWORK RESOURCES". Reed Altemus, Online Database
Moderator for Fine Art Forum. Discussion of networking resources for
the arts community.  Update on the beta-test draft form, collecting
information for this document, evaluation and matters related to
collaboration in the arts community. Aud 129.

University of Technology, The Netherlands. The Platonic and
Archimedian solids, the so-called uniform polyhedra have a form, that
is so perfect, that they exert great attraction to both artists and
mathematicians. A method has been developed, that facilitates the
generation and the visualization of these forms - but also of a great
variety of shapes that are derived from them by manipulation or by
addition, so that very complex configurations of unexpected
form-giving possibilities can be found that are equally important for
many other and diverse disciplines. Rm 436.

"DIGITAL MURALS", Martin Reiser, UK. Rm 325A.

GRAPHICS APPLICATIONS", Hsueh-Yung Koo, U of Minnesota and Tim Desley,
Cray Research and the Minneapolis College of Art & Design. Current
research and use of biosignal processing technology as an input device
for computer graphics applications and graphical environments. A
hypercube viewing application enables users to monitor and direct
channels of input to control a graphical user interface. Hands on
demonstration. Rm 433.

"VIRTOPIA", Jackie Ford Morie, Institute for Simulation and
Training, U of Central Florida.  Illustrated presentation of the
"Virtopia" project, a virtual world of emotions, memories, dreams and
wishes. Employs immersive virtual reality done on a Silicon Graphics
Reality Engine with a head mounted display. Rm. 427.

Information:   FISEA 93, Mpls College Art & Design
                              2501 Stevens Av South
                              Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA

Tel: 1-612-8743754, Fax: 1-612-8743732
Registration: Joan Klaiber        Email: joan_klaiber@macmail.mcad.edu
Program Director: Roman Verostko  Tel: 1-612-8252720

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