THE INTER-SOCIETY FOR THE ELECTRONIC ARTS ISEA NEWSLETTER #97 ISSN 1488-3635 #97, May - June - July 2004 _______________________________________________________________ * CONTENTS * * ISEA News * ISEA2004: Event Countdown * ISEA2004 Programme Preview * Interfacing Sound Cruise * Networked Experience Cruise * Networked Experience (Ferry) Conferences * Tallinn – Conferences * Helsinki – Conferences ************************************************** ISEA News by Angela Plohman, ISEA Coordinating Director ************************************************** Welcome to ISEA Newsletter #97. As you know, ISEA2004 is fast approaching, and we are pleased to devote this entire issue to the extensive and exciting programme of the upcoming symposium, taking place from August 14 to 22, 2004. We hope to see you there! The next edition of the ISEA Newsletter will be a very special issue devoted to the Baltic region, just in time for ISEA2004. If you would like to guest edit of one of the upcoming issues of the newsletter, focussed on a specific region or topic, please do not hesitate to contact ISEA HQ. ++ ISEA @ SIGGRAPH 2004 The Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) will be holding an open forum at SIGGRAPH 2004 on the future role of ISEA, including information about ISEA2006 (San Jose), pre-Symposium residency opportunities, the Pacific Rim Summit, which will accompany the Symposium, and discussion of ways to maximize participation in the events. All of the electronic arts community is welcome. Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 Time: 12:00 - 13:30 Place: Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 505 LA, California, USA. Bring your own lunch! ++ ISEA Networking Meeting @ ISEA2004 ISEA will be hosting an informal networking meeting on the Networked Experience Cruise during ISEA2004. The meeting will be held in the Carmen Conference Room on level 9 of the Silja Opera Ferry, on August 16, 2004 at 18:00. Representatives from the ISEA Board, ISEA Headquarters, the ISEA Cultural Diversity Committee and the ISEA International Advisory Committee will be present. Everyone is welcome to join us and find out more about ISEA's current and future activities! ++ ISEA GM @ ISEA2004 The ISEA General Meeting for all ISEA members will be held on August 22, 2004 at 12:00 in the Sampo Auditorium of the Lume Media Centre in Helsinki, Finland. This meeting will also give participants a chance to evaluate and comment on ISEA2004 and offer suggestions for the future. At 13:00, following the GM, the Director of ISEA2006, Steve Dietz, will give a presentation on ISEA2006. ************************************************** ISEA2004: EVENT COUNTDOWN ************************************************** URL . http://www.isea2004.net SEA . AUGUST 15-17 TAL . AUGUST 17-18 HEL . AUGUST 19-22 ISEA2004 will present socially, critically and ecologically engaging work during the up-coming festival week (August 14th-22nd). The symposium presents leading edge interaction technologies and practices, highlighting especially the creative applications of wireless and wearable media and their transformation of the user experience. Key topics on the agenda are also innovative sound/audiovisual techniques developed within dj/vj cultures, and the peer-to-peer practices of open source production and participatory authoring. In Helsinki and Tallinn, the creative media will be brought to the streets and to clothing; context sensitive work to museums and galleries; electronic music, screen-based media and design to concert and club venues. In addition to the conferences, exhibitions, workshops and other events on dry land, ISEA2004 cruise takes participants to a sonic and networked journey while turning the Silja Line cruiser ferry into a nomadic research laboratory introducing projects that float, dock and sail. _____________________________________________ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: REGISTRATION DEADLINE _____________________________________________ If you wish to participate in the ISEA2004 cruise, DEADLINE for the registration is 1st of August. Due to international ferry regulations, final passenger lists have to be delivered to the ferry company well before the departure. It will not be possible to acquire tickets right before the event. For tickets, go to <http://www.isea2004.net/tickets> and see also the 'special offers' page. ______________________________________________________________ SEA: FLOATING PLATFORM FOR CRITICAL DEBATE & SOCIAL NETWORKING ______________________________________________________________ The most adventurous part of this year's ISEA takes place on the Baltic sea. The trip on the ferry offers an ideal venue for the shared experience, participation and exchange of ideas that ISEA2004 promotes. Networking sessions, thematic dinner tables, poster sessions and meetings enriched by the experimental, in fact ground-breaking art works and installations, electronic music and performances accessible to everyone and everywhere on the ferry, build the very core of the ISEA2004 cruise. Networking sessions include: ISEA: INTER-SOCIETY FOR ELECTRONIC ARTS MEETING FRENCH RENDEZ-VOUS EUROPEAN MEDIA ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE EXCHANGE MEDIA ART HISTORY CONFERENCE PLANNING WORKSHOP AFRICAN NETWORK MEETING ASEF: ASIAN NETWORK MEETING Wide participation for artists and speakers from all continents has been made possible by substantial contributions received from UNESCO, HIVOS, and ASEF, for instance. The international support for the event has been encouraging. This year's programme will be a truly multicultural and inspiring mix, brought to you by over 150 local and international artists, musicians and more than 200 speakers. Furthermore, UNESCO will grant this year's DIGITAL ARTS AWARD to an artist or artists presenting work as part of the ISEA2004 programme. The award will be delivered on 20 August 2004 in Helsinki. For more information on the award, see <http://portal.unesco.org/digiarts>. An international jury committee of five members was recently appointed by the Director General of UNESCO to select the awarded work. ________________________ TAL: WEARABLE EXPERIENCE ________________________ The conference on the Wearable Experience in Tallinn will be held at the cinema Kosmos and at the Estonian Academy of Arts. The exhibition with the same theme is a city wide event, showing in most major art venues. Coordinated by Center for Contemporary Arts <http://www.cca.ee>, the exhibitions will be showing at the Exhibition Hall in Rotermann Salt Storage, at Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, at Tallinn Art Hall and Art Hall Gallery, at City Gallery and the Estonian Arts Academy's Gallery. Beside the usual art venues, works are installed at the Viru shopping centre as well as in Tallinna Kaubamaja, where the works will be seen by unsuspecting audiences. Most exhibitions last until the end of August, some till September 19th. An attractive extention to the exhibitions, the ISEA2004 Fashion Show presents a mix of conceptual electronic art and distinctive clothing with incorporated illumination, sound, wires, sensors and cameras. ________________________ HEL: WIRELESS EXPERIENCE ________________________ Media Centre Lume <http://www.lume.fi> is the main venue with six simultaneous streams to choose from for the ISEA2004 conference in Helsinki. In addition to the conference, Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma <http://www.kiasma.fi> holds a major ISEA2004 exhibition that attracts visitors over two months until October 24th. Kiasma Theatre is also running ISEA2004 programme. A series of workshops and residencies have been developed to ensure sustainability, and opportunities for longer term exchange. Youth and children's workshops are hosted by artists from the Nordic region, UK, and South Africa, reaching out to the next generation of media makers. Concerts take place at the Sibelius Academy. Muu Gallery and U Gallery open their respective ISEA2004 exhibitions while Ursa Observatory, Heureka Science Centre and nearby islands will host additional ISEA2004 projects. _____________________________ ISEA2004 PROGRAMME PICK-UPS _____________________________ TOP ARTISTS SPIN THE HOUSE Collaboration between Montreal-based MUTEK festival on electronic arts brings AKUFEN, CRACKHOUSE, SKOLTZ_KOLGEN and DEADBEAT to ISEA2004. On the ferry, Akufen will play 'Music for Pregnancy' - a work that thrilled crowds at Tate Modern some time ago <http://www.isea2004.net/mutek>. One of the world's leading VJs, CHARLES KRIEL (UK), has promised to drop dance-floor bombs and introduce the latest VJ technologies during his house act <http://www.isea2004.net/kriel>. FELIX KUBIN ('refreshingly perverse', the Wire), the German-born pioneer of electro-acoustic music and electronic pop, takes over the Riviera deck <http://www.isea2004.net/kubin>. The pool party continues with the underwater soundscapes created by 2Linja. The Finnish-British band ROGER will add elegance and insight to Northern electronica while mixing in with the FUCHS-ECKERMAN collective's bewildering FutureDJ project, thus creating a DJ set of the future <http://www.isea2004.net/roger>. Aboard the ferry, you also get to experience screenings of interactive films, installations such as the locative sound installation 'Float' by TUOMO TAMMENPƒe„Ã„ (FI) and TAMAS SZAKAL (HU) that will turn the ship's route into music <http://www.isea2004.net/float>. BALTIC ACTS ROCK THE BOAT Along with international artists, local Nordic and Baltic acts are featured in the cruise programme. The highlights of the club & concert programme include awesome performances by JORI HULKKONEN (FI); JEAN-LOUIS HUHTA (SWE); PINK TWINS (FI); SAM & GIGI (FI); DJ BORZIN (FI); ANDREAS TILLANDER, ARASH MOORI & STEFAN LEWANDOWSKI (UK/SWE); AMFIBIO (FI); NICKY SANGIAMO (FI) and FYLKINGEN (SWE). Founded in 1933, Fylkingen society for new music and intermedia art was organising electro-acoustic concerts in Sweden already back in the early 1950s <http://www.fylkingen.se/fylkeng.html>! NINE2FIVE recordings present in collaboration with CARHARTT some of the most interesting new talents coming from the Finnish capital: LBJ, INFEKTO, HETIKOHTA and THE EXECUTIVES. Nordic players have joined forces to bring excellent music in a true Scandinavian style aboard the ferry, and some surprises in Mariehamn. In addition, RX:TX line-up presents extraordinary talent from Russia, Slovenia and the UK, including RANDOM LOGIC (SI), OCTEX (SI) and SCANNER (UK) from the Slovenian independent label RX:TX. LEADING MEDIA-LABS PRESENT THEIR INNOVATIONS During the Baltic cruise and at the conferences in Tallinn and Helsinki, leading media labs from all over the world present their innovations, future products and interdisciplinary projects. KELLY DOBSON (MIT media lab, USA) brings her MACHINE THERAPY session to the ferry's gym <http://www.isea2004.net/dobson>; THE SARAI MEDIA LAB (IND) introduces its innovative research and creative projects in urban culture and new media, and one of its initiators SHUDDHABRATA SENGUPTA is a keynote speaker in Helsinki<http://www.isea2004.net/sarai>. KATHERINE MORIWAKI (USA) presents proposals, prototypes and specific outcomes of her research examining wearable technologies, fashion, emerging communication infrastructures, networks and the body in Tallinn <http://www.isea2004.net/moriwaki>. LOCATIVE MEDIA LAB (CA) comes to Helsinki with their location-based media installation Trans-Cultural Mapping as part of the ISEA2004 wireless experience. MAKROLAB (SLO) will host 8 artists and biologists researching the climate, weather and telecommunication in a mobile laboratory, which this time finds its place on a small island in front of Helsinki <http://www.isea2004.net/makrolab>. STORYMUPE is a mobile storytelling application created and developed for ISEA2004 by NOKIA Research Center and HIIT Mobile Content Communities research project. Cruise participants can join the game by using java clients in their mobiles, SMS, web or camera phones. LEON CMIELEWSKI and JOSEPHINE STARRS (AU), world-famous for their animations, bring their interactive Floating Territories game aboard the ferry. Cruise participants get to build tribal allegiances and reflect their own migration history. TOP SPEAKERS AT HELSINKI AND TALLINN CONFERENCES Keynotes at the major ISEA2004 conferences held in Helsinki and Tallinn include MICHEL MAFFESOLI, MACHIKO KUSAHARA <http://www.isea2004.net/kusahara>, JOANNA BERZOWSKA <http://www.isea2004.net/berzowska>, JULIAN WEAVER <http://www.isea2004.net/weaver>, ERKKI HUHTAMO <http://www.isea2004.net/huhtamo> and MATTHEW FULLER <http://www.isea2004.net/fuller>. In Tallinn, the Wearable Experience comprises project presentations of state-of-the art ubiquitous computing in fashion and cultural practices. In Helsinki, Wireless Experience maps current emerging cultural and social practices of mobile and other wireless media. ___________________ ISEA2004 ORGANISERS ___________________ m-cult, centre for new media culture <http://www.m-cult.org>, is the main organiser of ISEA2004, coordinating the programme and managing the event across the cities and on the ferry. Other organisers in Helsinki include the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma <http://www.kiasma.fi> and Media Centre Lume <http://www.lume.fi>. In Tallinn, the main partner Estonian Academy of Arts <http://www.artun.ee> works in collaboration with the Center for Contemporary Arts <http://www.cca.ee>. ISEA2004 is produced in association with the Inter-Society for Electronic Art <http://www.isea-web.org> _________________________ ISEA2004 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS _________________________ ISEA2004 is organised under the patronage of UNESCO and the President of the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen. Major funders: Finnish Cultural Foundation, Nordic Cultural Fund, Finnish Ministry of Education, Arts Council of Finland, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia. Additional funders are Australian Council for the Arts, HIVOS Foundation, City of Helsinki Cultural Office, Academy of Finland, Asia-Europe Foundation, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AVEK and British Council. Additional venue partners: Tallinn: Estonian Art Museum; Tallinn City Gallery; Sally Studio; Viru Centre; Port of Tallinn. Helsinki: Centre for Music & Technology, Sibelius Academy; Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre; Ursa Astronomical Association; Artists Association MUU / MUU Gallery; Hungarian Academic and Cultural Centre Helsinki / Gallery U. Residency, touring and other associated programme: Tallinn: looming.org, kunst.ee. Helsinki: HIAP (Helsinki International Artists Programme); Finnish National Board of Education; PixelACHE festival; Helsinki Festival; The Finnish Museum of Photography; Flow04, Nuspirit Helsinki; Academy of Fine Arts; Kontupiste; Viikki Teacher Training School. Mariehamn: The Municipality of Mariehamn. Stockholm: Fylkingen; CRAC (Creative Room for Art and Computing). Riga: Centre for New Media Culture,RIXC. Bergen: BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts. Copenhagen: Danish Artnode Foundation. Montreal: MUTEK. ISEA2004 is also supported by: Arts Council of England, Centre Culturel Francais. Tallinn: IM Arvutid; City of Tallinn; Forum Cinemas; Viru Centre; Club BonBon; Estonian Academy of Music. Helsinki: The Finnish Institute in London; Finnish Swedish Cultural Fund; Swedish Finnish Foundation; Goethe-Institut Helsinki; Austrian Embassy in Finland; Canadian Embassy in Finland; Finland’s Embassy, London; Finland’s Embassy, Paris; The Finnish Institute in London; Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Carhartt. Additional media partners: HBL (Finland) and Eesti Paevaleht (Estonia). ************************************************** PROGRAMME - INTERFACING SOUND CRUISE ************************************************** 15.8.2004 ISEA2004 INTERFACING SOUND CRUISE Silja Opera 12:00 - 15:00 Olympia Terminal Abflug Departure Lounge 16:00 - 17:00 Riviera Pool Welcome: programme highlights 16:00 - 17:00 Conference 8 James Gibson & Robbie Tingey (UK): Narcissus 16:00 - 17:00 Open Decks Nigel Helyer (AU): Syren (installation) 17:00 - 19:00 Stardust Global Karaoke Buffet 17:00 - 18:00 Riviera Pool Dj Mukul: The Loveboat Remix Meets The Burning Train 19:00 - 21:00 Stardust Sankari 20:00 - 21:00 Stardust nine2five with Carrhart: artist tba 20:00 - 21:00 Riviera Pool Dr P(r)axil (MUTEK) 21:00 - 22:00 Riviera Pool Deadbeat (MUTEK) 22:00 - 23:00 Metropolitan Konrad Becker: mario and golden classics 22:00 - 23:00 Stardust nine2five: artist tba 22:00 - 23:00 Riviera Pool Skoltz & Kolgen (MUTEK) 23:00 - 0:00 Metropolitan CasioNova (live) 23:00 - 1:00 Stardust nine2five: artist tba 23:00 - 0:00 Riviera Pool Akufen presents: Music For Pregnancy (live) MUTEK 00:00 - 1:00 Metropolitan nicky sangiamo 00:00 - 1:00 Stardust nine2five: artist tba 00:00 - 2:00 Riviera Pool Felix Kubin 00:00 - 1:00 Conference 8 se.ance 1:00 - 3:00 Metropolitan Roger/futuredj + fuchs/echermann 3:00 - 6:00 Metropolitan vdj Charles Kriel 1:00:00 - 2:00 Stardust nine2five: artist tba 2:00 - 4:00 Stardust nine2five: artist tba 2:00 - 3:00 Riviera Pool borgia ginz (AU)(live) 8:00 - 10:00 Conference 9 Where are we eating - breakfast buffet 8:00 - 10:00 Open Decks Syren 10:00 Arrival to Stockholm FERRY TV loops: AV-arkki programme ambifio vjs LOOM Rekombinant (IT): Media activists INSTALLATIONS & PROJECTS Alex Davies (AU): Drift (installation) Symbiotica (AU): Lifeboat (installation) Tamas Szakal & Tuomo Tammenpää (HU/FI): Float Symbiotica (AU): Lifeboat ICOLS ************************************************** PROGRAMME - NETWORKED EXPERIENCE CRUISE ************************************************** 16.8.2004 ISEA2004 NETWORKED EXPERIENCE CRUISE on the Silja Opera Ferry 10:00 - 12:00 Conference 8 artists presentations 10:00 - 12:00 Conference 9 artists presentations 16:30 - 18:00 Riviera Pool Abflug 19:00 - 23:00 Conference 8 WAAG 19:00 - 23:00 Conference 8 Sailing For Geeks 19:00 - 23:00 Conference 9 Where Are We Eating 20:00 - 21:30 Stardust Kino Automat Reperformed DVD (1,5hrs) 20:00 - 22:00 MARIEHAMN Kunstverein W.A.S. fishing 21:30 - 23:00 Stardust All We Can Eat Global Karaoke buffet 23:00 - 00:00 Metropolitan 3form (Stef Lewandowski, Arash Moori, Andreas Tilliander): Light in the Medium of Water 23:00 - 00:00 Stardust Wade Marynowsky: Apocalypse later 23:00 - 00:00 Riviera Pool Sam & Gigi(live) 23:00 departure from Mariehamn 00:00 - 01:00 Metropolitan Monoton 00:00 - 01:00 Stardust Pink Twins 00:00 - 01:00 Riviera Pool Toinen Linja (Tuomas Toivonen) Borzin 00:00 - 01:00 Conference 8 se.ance 01:00 - 02:00 Riviera Pool Borzin and Mukul B2b 08:00 - 10:00 Decks Syren 09:00 Arrival Tallinn ************************************************** PROGRAMME - NETWORKED EXPERIENCE (FERRY) | CONFERENCES ************************************************** MONDAY, AUGUST 16TH NETWORKED EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE, FERRY MON AUG 16TH 12:00-13:30 Networked experience session 1 "The List" - the mailing list phenomena Moderator: Melinda Rackham Presentations: 1) Melinda Rackham (AU): Empyre 2) Kathy Rae Huffman (UK): Faces 3) Charlotte Frost (UK): Rhizome & Further 4) David The (AU): Fibreculture 15:00-16:30 Open Source & Critical Interaction Design session 2 Tactical social fictions Presentations: 1) Angie Bonino (PRU), Hacking Net: Virtual Organization 2) Daniel Michelis (D) / baum.haus: Hypertagging, hyperdemic graffiti 3) Rosanne van Klaveren: Memoires of a Testee - recorded recollections at Braintec 4) Lionello Borean + Chiara Grandesso (IT) / Usine de boutons: Plug'n'Pray 16:30-18:00 Networked experience session 3 Social networks of resistance Presentations: 1) Gerald Straub (UK): Societal idea networks - floating spaces: makro places of escape and avoidance 2) Trebor Scholz (USA), Brian Holmes /Dark Matter (USA): Constellations of Resistance: Indexing Histories Since 1945 12:00-13:30 Networked experience session 4 Translocal networks Presentations: 1) Travellab (D/USA), Manuel Bonik, Michael Mikina?: split_connect presentation 2) o-b-o-k /Ronald Jones; Laurie Mäkelä ? (SWE/USA): Babel Launch 3) Rodriguez Foundation Association (E/PRU): Tester Natxo rodriguez, Marcus Neustetter, José Carlos Mariategui, Arturo Rodríguez 13:30-15:00 Networked experience session 5 Collaboration and production through networks Presentations: 1) Troels Degn Johansson /Superflex (DK): Staging Relations" 2) Robert Lisek (PL): FLEXTEXT - hypertextual BeBop 3) Timothy Jaeger (USA): The Peers Are Alright: Peer-to-Peer Call-and-Reponse 5) Bo Daley, Kate Crawford (AU)/Terry Nation: Tellatron: A real-time experiment in anonymous group "theft" 15:00-16:30 Open Source & Critical Interaction Design session 6 Artistic open source tools Presentations: 1) Etienne Deleflie (AU): The artist and his/her software. - Where does the real creativity lie? 2) Jonathan Kemp, Martin Howse (UK): film-machine (fm01) PLEASE NOTE: exact times may change. Please print to take with you the final timetable in August 2004. ************************************************** PROGRAMME - TALLINN | CONFERENCES ************************************************** Themes Wearable Experience (Wear) Critical interdisciplines: research/science, art and collaboration (CI) Geopolitics of media (G) Invited speakers include: Arturo Escobar (Colombia/USA) Sarah Kember (UK) Speakers include: Katherine Moriwaki, Susan Ryan, G‹–æan Mura, Petri Kuljuntausta, Symbiotica, Marko Peljhan, Catherine Richards, Thomas Brroomé, c.cred, ian clothier, quiasma / Barbara Santos, Andres Burbano, Clemencia Echeverri, Kristina Andersen, Susan Kennard, Barbara Layne, Joanna Berzowska, Ingrid Bachmann & Charles Halary, Margot Jacobs, Lisa Parks & Miha Vipotnik, Diane Ludin, Paul Vanouse, Kira O.Reilly, Gina Gzarnecki, Frohne Ursula & Sabine Flach, Anne Nigten, Geert Lovink & Trebor Scholz, Nina Czegledy & Andre P Czegledy, Kate Rich, Xin Wei Sha, Marlon Barrios, Kati Aberg, Leon Cmielewski & Josephine Starrs, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, María Fernández, Ingeborg Reichle, Ana Viseu, Astrid Vicas, Simon Penny, Pam Skelton, Kim Stringfellow, Stahl Stenslie, Jorge Luis Marzo, Artur Matuck, Pascal Maresch, Ayhan Aytes TUESDAY, AUGUST 17TH 11:30-12:00 Welcome notes 12:00-14:00 Wearable Experience keynotes 15:30-17:00 Wear1 panel session Fashion and wearable technologies 15:30-17:00 CI2 poster session Artists and scientists in collaboration 15:30-17:00 G1 Poster session "Axis of Evil" Surveillance and monitoring the state, tactics for media artists 15:30-16:30 G2 Poster session Cartographies and identities 15:30-18:00 Wear3 Workshop Floating bodies performance workshop 16:00-17:30 Performance/presentation 17:00-18:30 CI1 Panel session What are the aesthetics of Collaboration? 16:30-18:30 Wear2 Panel session Interactive textiles and wearable computers 17:00-18:30 G3 Poster session & discussion Independent media strategies 16:30-18:00 CI3 Poster session & discussion Human "control models" - Explorations with biotechnology 19:00-late Exhibition opening and performances TUESDAY, AUGUST 17TH 09:30-10:45 CI4 Talks + discussion Media, art and sciences 09:30-11:00 CI6 Poster session Free co-operation Network dynamics 09:30-11:30 Wear3 Poster session Conjuring bodies Wearable technologies and performance 09:30-11:00 G4 Round-table sessions Border crossings media artists on issues of minorities, migration and asylum 10:00-18:00 Wear5 Workshop DIY wearable challenge 10:45-12:00 CI5 Two talks + discussion Crisis of representation 11:00-12:00 Wear6 Panel session The visions and realities of bodynets 11:00-12:00 GX Session 12:00-14:00 Critical interdisciplines keynotes 15:30-16:30 CI8 Panel session The aesthetics of behaviour 15:30-16:30 G5 Poster session Art detectives 15:30-16:30 Wear7 Poster session Connected bodies experiments in wearable, multi-sensory environments 15:30-16:30 CI7 Poster session New media aesthetics and mixed realities 16:30-18:30 Geopolitics of media keynotes 20:00-late Club night Including: Wearable Fashion show and performances PLEASE NOTE: exact times may change. Please print to take with you the final timetable in August 2004. ************************************************** PROGRAMME - HELSINKI | CONFERENCES ************************************************** CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 19TH 11:00 Registration & coffee 12:00 Welcoming words 12:30 Keynote session: Wireless Experience Professor Machiko Kusahara Waseda University, Japan Japanese Mobile Phone Culture and Urban Life The mobile phone has already become a critical part of culture and economy in Japan. With its instant connectivity and multiple layers of communication (talking, exchanging email/photo/video, browsing the Internet) mobile phone met the demand of urban life in which senses of being connected and being private need to coexist in a sophisticated manner. Supported by the nation-wide trend of urbanism, all sorts of applications for digital, audiovisual, home security, robots, and other equipment are now migrating onto mobile phones, further changing the society. Professor Michel Maffesoli Paris V (Sorbonne), CEAQ, France Michel Maffesoli is Professor at the University of La Sorbonne. He is also the director of "Sociétés", a scholarly journal in the humanities and social sciences, and director of the Centre d'Etudes sur l'Actuel et le Quotidien (CEAQ) and Secretary general of the Centre de Recherche sur l'Imaginaire (Maison des Sciences de l'Homme). His book La Transfiguration du Politique obtained the Grand Prix des Sciences Humaines of the Académie Française in 1992. His publications in English include: - Techno (Editions Dis Voir, 1998) - Contemplation of the World (University of Minnesota Press, 1996) - Ordinary Knowledge (Blackwell Publishers, 1996) - Time of the Tribes (Sage Publications, 1995) - Shadow of Dionysus (State University of New York Press, 1993) "I am looking forward to hear Professor Maffesoli.s views on how urban and mobile cultures intertwine and what kind of implications does this encounter provide for understanding transformations in the urban space? If the speedline, engineering aesthetic of mechanical mobility were rudimentary in defininig early urban modernisms, on which terms can one critically understand the utopian discourse on contemporary mobility, part of which is defined by practices around mobile telephony?" Tapio Mäkelä, programme chair, ISEA2004 15:30-17:00 Wireless Experience, session 1 Mapping space; the social potential of locative media Moderator: Marc Tuters (CAN) Presenters: 1) Ed Mac Gillavry, (NL) 2) Ben Russel (UK) 3) 0100101110101101.ORG (IT) 4) Giles Lane (UK) 15:30-17:00 Histories of the New Session 1 Working across boundaries: curating and preserving new media art. 1) Beryl Graham (UK) 2) Sarah Cook, (UK) 3) Steve Dietz, (USA) 4) Caitlin Jones, (USA) 15:30-16:30 Histories of the New, session 2 The case of France: From Minitel to Gitoyen (secure collaborative access to high bandwith.) presenters: 1) Nathalie Magnan (FRA) 2) Valentin Lacambre (FRA) 3) Aris Papathéodorou (FRA) 15:30-16:30 Two Talks and Debate Session 1 Critical Interaction Design & Wireless Experience Speakers & debaters: Jonah Brucker-Cohen & Armin Medosch & Julian Priest 1) Armin Medosch (UK), Julian Priest (UK): Free Networks: A Scenario Planning Approach 2) Jonah Brucker-Cohen (IRL): Subversive Networks CONFERENCE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 20TH 09:30-11:00 Histories of the New, session 3 Re:searching our Origins: Critical and Archival Histories of the Electronic Arts Chair: Catherine Mason, Birbeck, University of London Panelists: 1) Gerfried Stockers, Ars Electronica 2) Annick Bureaud, Leonardo/Olats, Pioneers & Pathfinders 3) Nick Lambert, CACHe (Computer Arts, Contexts, Histories, etc), Birkbeck 4) Alain Depocas, Centre for Research & Documentation, Daniel Langlois Foundation 09:30-11:00 Histories of the New, session 4 Uncovering Histories of Electronic Writing Moderator: Noah Wardrip-Fruin (USA) Presenters: 1) Noah Wardrip-Fruin: What was Hypertext? 2) Michael Mateas (USA) 3) Nick Montfort (USA): Continuous Paper 4) Jill Walker (NOR) 09:30-11:00 Wireless Experience, session 3 Tracing space; locative media as a means for artistic expression Moderator: Marc Tuters Presenters: 1) Pete Gomes (UK) 2) Esther Polk & Ieva Auzina (NL/LVA) 3) Teri Rueb (US): Drift 4) Andrew Paterson (UK/FIN): Rengo: Creative workshops with location-aware media mobiles 5) Jaanis Garancs (LVA) 09:30-11:00 Wireless Experience, session 4 Mobile Realism? Documentary film-making and wireless networks New Media Scotland, Chris Byrne (UK) - Director; Iliyana Nedkova (BUL) - Associate Curator; Fee Plumley (UK) - the phone book ltd; Paul Phillips (UK) - Head of Brand Futures, Orange 09:30-11:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 1 Narratives, subjectivity and interaction presenters: 1) Pamela Jennings (USA): Constructed Narratives 2) Axel Roch (UK): Surfaces that See: Subjective Vision and Imagination in Gaze-based Interaction 3) Ranjit Makkuni (IND): Body friendly, culture friendly mobile interfaces - The Crossing Project 4) Joëlle Bitton - Human Connectedness/ Medialab Europe (IRL/USA): RAW, an audio/photographic tool for composing sonic flows surrounding visual moments. 5) Heidi Tikka: Developing concepts for situated and mobile imaging 11:00-12:00 Lunch 12:00 Keynote Session: Histories of the New Shuddhabrata Sengupta (IND) Sarai-CSDS/Raqs Media Collective, Delhi, India The Remains of Tomorrows Past: Speculations on the Antiquity of New Media Practice in South Asia This presentation will offer forays into enquiries and speculations about the possibility of constructing alternative, non-transatlantic histories of 'new' media practice, by situating 'new media' and practices of information in the context of the nineteenth century, by tracing continuities in terms of ways of communicating on to the present reality of South Asia, and by searching for compasses that can enable a truly global map of different new media practices and forms. Erkki Huhtamo (FIN) University of California Los Angeles, USA Pockets of Plenty: An Archaeology of Mobile Media Media experiences have often been associated with fixed locations. From nineteenth century panoramas to 20th century movie theatres, moving images have been displayed in dedicated public venues. Media experiences also developed within the home, from looking at stereoscopic photographs and listening to phonograph records to talking on the telephone, watching the television, listening to stereophonic music and eventually surfing on the Internet with the desktop computer. In recent decades, media experiences have begun to "break out" from fixed locations, taking place in all kinds of intermediate spaces. The media move with the people wherever they go, turning into extensions of their bodies (McLuhan). Mobile phones, pagers, personal digital assistants, MP3 players and pocket game consoles are changing the ways we conceive communication, mobility, social space and the formation of identity. These developments are seen as the "Newest of the New", a veritable break with the past. But is it really so? Are there any qualifications to make? This paper performs a "media archaeological" excavation into the origins and early stages of mobile media, to test the validity of such an idea. Does the emergence of mobile media represent a real cultural rupture? Is it possible to identify continuities between the current mobile media forms, and earlier developments? This paper analyzes a variety of phenomena from 19th century predictions of communication, the flip book craze, the breakthrough of amateur photography and the introduction of portable radio and television sets to the launchings of the Walkman and the iPod to explain the cultural and evolutionary logic behind mobile media. Instead of concentrating merely on the devices themselves, the paper investigates their (imaginary and real) uses and the discourses that have accompanied and influenced their development. 14:30-16:00 Histories of the New, session 5 The Network of No_des: Excavating the Histories of the 'New' in South Asia's Media Hosted by Sarai New Media Initiative, New Delhi, India moderator: Monica Narula (IND) presenters: 1) Monica Narula 2) Jeebesh Bagchi (IND) 3) Shuddhabrata Sengupta 4) Gunalan Nadarajan (SNG) 14:30-16:00 Histories of the New, session 6 Documenting Art, Science and Technology moderator: Alain Depocas (CAN) presenters: 1) Alain Depocas (CAN), Daniel Langlois Foundation: Documenting Art, Science and Technology 2) Monika Fleischmann (D): Netzspannung.org: Knowledge Space for Media Art and Digital Culture 3) Tilman Linden (D): netart datenbank.org 4) Nick Lambert (UK): British Computer Art 1960-1984. The aims and methods of the CACHe Project 5) Darko Fritz: Amnesia International: Early computer art and the Tendencies movement 14:30-16:00 Wireless Experience, session 5 GPS Art: Mapping New Territories moderator: Marisa Olson (USA) presenters: 1) Marisa Olson 2) Joel Slayton (USA) 3) Natalie Jeremijenko (AU/USA) 4) Marek Choloniewski (PL) 14:30-16:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 2 The Aesthetics of Interaction and Behavior Proposed moderator: Simon Penny (USA) presentations: 1) Simon Penny The Aesthetics of Behavior 2) Maciej Ozog, Against friendly interface: Aesthetics of trammelized interaction 3) Riikka Pelo (FIN): Caesura in Marina's Garden Interactive Narrative as a Drama of Responsibility and Interruption 14:30-16:00 Histories of the New, session 7 Sound Art Histories moderator: Seth Cluett (USA) presenters: 1) Debra Singer (USA) 2) Stephen Vitiello (USA) 3) Christoph Cox (USA) 14:30-16:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 3< Amplexus Poetics: Language, Art and New Software Forms moderator: Lisa Moren (USA) Presenters: 1) Kenny Goldsmith (USA), UBUweb 2) Nina Katchadourian (USA), Talking Popcorn 3) Camille Utterback (USA), Text Rain 4) Bill Seaman (USA), Recombinant Poetics 14:30-16:00 Two Talks and Debate, session 4 Imagining cities and public spaces Moderator: Hanna Harris (FIN) Richard Barbrook (UK): New York Prophecies. Imagining the future at the 1964 New York World's Fair Jennifer Gonzalez (USA): Visualizing Artificial Worlds: The Political Geography of On-Line Public Spaces CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 21TH 09:30-11:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 4 Open Source City Moderator: Amanda Ramos (CAN) presenters: 1) The Maze Corporation; Dennis Kaspori (NL): Communism of ideas towards an open source practice of architecture. 2) Mirjam Struppek (D): Interactionfield Public Space - Interactive installations in the urban public space 3) Mixed Reality Lab, Clara Boj Tovar (SNG): A trip around a magic puzzle 4) The Field Office, Amanda Ramos, Michelle Kasprzak (CAN): Open Source City 5) Fælles Gr˜” Byrum (DK): Communal urban Green Space 09:30-11:00 Open Source and Software as Culture, session 1 Narratives and images of open source Moderator: Mark Tribe (USA) presenters: 1) Mark Tribe: Open Source from Picasso to the Present - A Brief History of Open Source Culture 2) Warren Sack (USA): Images of Open Source Software 3) Axel Bruns (AU): The Rise and Rise of Open News - Open content - Stuff That Matters 09:30-11:00 Open Source and Software as Culture, session 2 Games and the art of hacking Presenters: 1) Laetitia Wilson (AU): Play Ethics: The Convergence of Art, Games and Politics 2) Tiffany Holmes (USA): Arcade Classics Spawn Art? Current Trends in the Art Game Genre 3) John Klima : Codeplay: Gaming Paradigms and Participatory Environments 4) Mathias Fuchs & Sylvia Eckermann: FLUID - arena of identities 5) Kristian Lukic: Information Ages: Eastwood 09:30-11:00 Two Talks and a Debate, session 3 Who owns our (software) culture? Speakers and Debaters: Miller Puckette (USA), Casey Reas (USA) 09:30-11:00 Wireless Experience, session 6 Mobile sound and art practices: the local contexts presenters: 1) David Crane (USA): The Mobile, the Local, and the Global: Keitai and Cultural Translation 2) Adriana de Souza e Silva (USA): Location Based Mobile Games: blurring the borders between physical and virtual spaces 3) Frauke Behrendt (GER): Mobile phone music. Ring tone culture and the mobile phone in Sonic Art 4) Olle Karlsson & Ola Pehrson (SWE): Mobile Position based Art and Sound 5) Soh Yeong Roh, Art Center Nabi (KOR): Art in wireless 09:30-11:00 Histories of the New, session 8 Hybridity: Interfaces, Identities, and the Arts moderators: Yvonne Spielmann and Ryszard W. Kluszczynski presenters: 1) Yael Eylat Van-Essen (ISR) 2) Yvonne Spielmann (GER) 3) Sabine Fabo (GER) 4) Mette Ramsgard Thomsen (D) 5) Ryszard W. Kluszczynski (PL), New Media Art as Transcultural Interface 09:30-11:00 Histories of the New, session 9 Histories of time-based art proposed moderator: Susanne Jaschko (D) presenters: 1) Susanne Jaschko: Segmentation and Reassembly of the Digital Moving Image: Space and Time Correlations in Audio-Visual Art 2) Catherine Mason (UK): The Routes Toward British Computer Art: Art Schools & The Computer Arts Society 3) Masanori Mizuno, Kiyofumi MOTOYAMA (JAP): A time consciousness of the young Japanese media artists 4) Caroline Huybrechts (BE): Nicolas Sch‹”†er's Spatiodynamic Tower in Liège. A Monument to the Information Society? 5) Sven Sterken (BE): Architecture as a Time-Based Art: Immersive Strategies in Iannis Xenakis' Polytopes 12:00 Keynote Session: Critical Interaction Design Wendy Hui Kyong Chun Brown University, USA Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is an assistant professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is currently completing a manuscript on the crisis of disciplinary and regulatory power brought about by high-speed telecommunications networks, entitled _Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (forthcoming MIT 2005); co-editing a collection with Thomas Keenan on the archaeology of multi-media, entitled _New Media, Old Media_ (forthcoming Routledge 2005); and starting a new project on the relationship between race and code. She has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and has been awarded a Henry Merritt Wriston fellowship at Brown. 13:00 Keynote Session: Wireless Experience Nina Wakeford INCITE, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, UK The identity politics of mobility and design culture The social history of the mobile phone has often been told in terms of the changing cultures of early adopters, and recent research tends to focus on normative social behaviours such as texting. This talk will question the standard mass media and industry portrayals of mobility and mobile culture by focusing on a collaborative project between the INCITE research centre, a shelter for homeless mothers, and a small design company. She is Director of the Incubator for Critical Inquiry into Technology and Ethnography. (INCITE) research centre in the Department of Sociology, University of Surrey. Her previous research projects include studies of internet cafes, women's discussions lists and the use of ethnography by new technology designers. Along with colleagues at INCITE she is interested in the ways in which collaborations can be forged between ethnographers and those from other disciplines, such as engineering, computer science and art/design. She is currently working on an Intel-funded project studying the 73 bus route in London as a way to understand place and consumption of new technology. 13:00 Keynote Session: Open Source and Software as Culture Matthew Fuller (UK) Reader in Media Design at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam Matthew Fuller, author of "Behind the Blip: essays on the culture of software" will talk about the recent surge of interest in the reinvention of software in political, social and and cultural terms. Matthew Fuller is Reader in Media Design at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam (see http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/). He is author of 'Behind the Blip, essays in the culture of software', (Autonomedia) and of the forthcoming 'Media Ecologies, materialist energies in art and technoculture' (MIT Press). The anti-disciplinary work of art makes a strange coupling with the rule-bound world of software. But because art is built upon the promise of destruction, irrelevance, sensual pleasure, proud stupidity as well as a certain kind of overcooked or brilliantly raw intelligence it provides a perfect foil for the logical monotony of computation. Software, and progress through technology is one of the presiding myths of the day, of electronic art as much as of business, thus, its reinvention by numerous currents, with their own pecadilloes, twists and forms of knowledge is both a way to test and challenge normalised life and to insist on the capacity to experiment and invent. 14:30-16:00 Open Source and Software as Culture, session 3 Cultural Softwares: Artistic Tools & DIY Networks moderator: Christiane Paul (USA) presenters: 1) Mary Flanagan & Ken Perlin, Endpapers: collaboration, process, and code 2) Jon Ippolito & Joline Blais, Code as tool, meme, structure 14:30-16:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 5 Critical interaction design in the everyday Presenters: 1) Keir Smith, Daniel Heckenburg, Penny Hagen (AU): Socialising with Strangers. Content as Interface: In Critical Interaction Design Research 2) Mark Palmer (UK): Towards New Forms of the Social Posters: 3) Trebor Scholz (USA): Critical Cultural Production and the Everyday web-based works/poster in critical interaction design 4) Jessica Hammer: What Cabwatch Does Right: Wireless in the Real World 14:30-16:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 6 Mediated urbanisms Proposed moderator: Naomi Matsunaga 1) invOFFICE, Frans Vogelaar, Elizabeth Sikiaridi (NL): An architecture of switching: Hybrid communication spaces 2) Ana Betancour (SWE): The Mediated City - Aviopolis - everyday network culture at the airport 4) Tu Darmstadt / architectural faculty, Lilian Juechtern, Oliver Langbein: Relief space: negotiation of urban reality in everyday experience 5) Adam Somlai-Fischer: Mediated Spaces: Extending architecture and its territory 6) Nis R—ãr, Marie Markman, Jesper Dyrehauge/ Copenhagen North West, Fælles Gr˜” Byrum: Communal urban Green Space 14:30-16:00 Histories of the New, session 10 Race, representation & digital divides Presenters: 1) Monika Bokiniec (PL): Intellectual Colonisation or Do They Just Know Better? 2) Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew (CAN): CyberSkins: Aboriginal Art on the Web 3) Gary Stewart (UK) inIVA Digital Archive: Race Representation and the Digital Domain 14:30-16:00 Two Talks and Debate, session 4 System aesthetics and critique Speakers and debaters: 1) Aristarkhova Irina (RU/Singapore) Matrixial Spaces of Virtual Reality 2) Charlie Gere (UK): Systems Aesthetics, Systems Sublime 14:30-16:00 Histories of the New, session 11 Internet based practices: local histories moderator: Andres Burbano presenters: 1) Karla Schuch Brunet (BRA): Multi-culturalism in internet 2) Indrek Ibru (EST): How new is new - The origins of web-design Posters: 3) Genco GƒLAN (TUR): Web Biennial 2003: International Bi-annual Contemporary Art Exhibition for and on the World Wide Web 4) Fannuel Wallah (Zimbabwe): RT-IT (real time - inner time) a new media project by African Colours 5) Mari Laaniste (EST): Going Digital: Comics and the Internet 14:30-16:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 7 Affect & Media(ted) Experiences Moderator: Susanna Paasonen (FIN) Discussant: Maria Fernandéz Panelists: Norie Neumark (AU), E.motional Perturbations Katrien Jacobs (USA), Peer-To-Peer Porn: Towards a Networked sexual Culture Susanna Paasonen (FIN), Desires for sale: online pornography and affect PLEASE NOTE: exact times may change. 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