• CALL TO ARTISTS: Radio and TV competition about HIV/AIDS One World and MTV Staying Alive are pleased to launch their 2004 Radio and TV competition about HIV/AIDS. All those 15 - 34 year olds with the creative urge and a message to get across should apply with a 30 - 60 second audio or video Public Service Announcement (PSA) The competition runs from 7th Sep - 11th November 2004 and individuals or groups are eligible.
•DESIGN COMPETITION: The Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (assc.caltech.edu) would like to announce a competition to design a poster for its 9th annual meeting that will take place in June of 2005 at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. The chosen entry will receive a $500 cash price and will be featured on printed posters and in online material. For more information, see http://www.assc.caltech.edu /assc9/poster-competition.html
Masters of Deception:Escher, Dali and the Artists of Illusion by Al Seckel, with a Foreword by Douglas R. Hofstadter. The book features Sandro del Prete's charming "Window Gazing," and others that construct illusionary worlds where normal conceptions of up, down, forward, and back simply have no meaning anymore. Others, such as Jos De Mey's sly "Ceci n'est pas un Magritte," create visual puns on earlier work. From Escher's famous and elaborate "Waterfall" to Shigeo Fukuda's "Mary Poppins," as well as the work of ASCI member Kenneth Knowlton. Book has just been released by Sterling Publishing Company and is available at Barnes & Noble. http://search. barnesandnoble.com/ bookSearch/isbnInquiry.asp?ISBN=1402705778
• DIGITAL2004 will open on September 10th, in the Technology Gallery at the New York Hall of Science.
This year's exhibition of digital prints, TOMORROW, includes the work of:
Bill Byrne, Anna Dumitriu, Catherine Fitzgerald, Peter Gudynas, Julee Holcombe, Joyce Hwang, Ellen Jantzen, Susan Kaprov, Adrienne Klein, Bovey Lee, Sebastian Lemm, Mary Mattingly, Meryl Meisler/ Patricia O'Brien, Akihiko Miyoshi, Andrea Polli/ Markus Maurette/Morgan Barnard, Leah Siegel, Julia Staples, Debra Swack, Beverley Veasey, and John Vega.
A resident of Amsterdam for 10 years [the Bicycle Capital of the Western World], Eric is now in production of his ConferenceBike, the world's first circular tricycle built for seven people sitting in a circle facing eachother. Hammacher-Schlemmer commissioned the Bike which appeared in the window of their store on 57th Street in New York in June. The Good Morning America TV program did a feature segment on it and an article appeared in the New York Daily News. Then it started... an enterprising soul bought one and began selling rides around Central Park, then purchased four more to sell rides around Times Square. You cannot help be amazed when you see it, or fill with laughter as a participating peddler! www.conferencebike.com
A ConferenceBike (on loan from Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.) is currently on view at the New York Hall of Science from July 3 - September 26, 2004, as part of their Sports Science Summer Program and its major interactive exhibition, "Sports Challenge." Eric has donated this ConferenceBikes to ASCI for fund-raising purposes. If you are interested in purchasing the Bike [or know someone that might be], call: 941 955-5103; our price: $13,750 [Hammacher has raised its price to $18,000]. _____________________________________
art-sci consulting services are currently being offered by ASCI Artistic Director, Cynthia Pannucci - more...
ASCI members have the chance to create an active, helpful, online art-sci-tech community via our new bulletin board . Please take a minute to check it out! Already an issue raised about revitalizing local ASCI Member meetings in NYC may do just that and others have asked for emails of ASCI members in their geographic area. A technical question raised about mirrors+artificial light was answered by a physicist ASCI member, and a new optics question has just been posed by Daniel Postellon as he ponders the celestial imaging capabilities of classical "drum and dome" temples per David Hockney's book, "Secret Knowledge."