January 2005 issue
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- NEW BOOK, "Cyberfeminism: Next Protocols" is about gender in digital media and features articles from an international Open Call. Edited by Claudia Reiche and Verena Kuni and published by Autonomedia. http://bookstore.autonomedia.org/
- ONLINE STORE OF ART+MATHEMATICS PRODUCTS http://MathArtFun.com
- ART MOBS & PEER-TO-PEER GALLERY TOURS , designed for portable, digital, decentralized broadcasting devices, has been developed by Marymount Manhattan College professor Dr. David Gilbert and students from his Organizational Communication Course. http://mod.blogs.com/art_mobs
- SYSTEMS THINKING PLAYBOOK is a collection of 30 short games which illustrate the subtleties of systems thinking authored by Linda Booth Sweeney and Dennis Meadows. http://www.sustainer.org/tools_resources/games.html
- LIMITS TO GROWTH: THE 30-YEAR UPDATE , a new book by Dennis Meadows, Donella Meadows. http://www.chelseagreen.com/2004/items/limitspaper
- NEW PH.D. PROGRAM IN DIGITAL ARTS has been created by The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington in Seattle is seeking strong applications for its new path-breaking Ph.D. program. http://www.washington.edu/dxarts/
- SOUND ARTISTS HOME IN ONLINE RADIO is broadcast by free103point9 http://www.free103point9.org
FESTIVALS / EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES
- ART DIGITAL: I CLICK, THEREFORE I AM; Jan. 25-Feb.28, brings together Art, Music, Science, Philosophy, Mathematics and Spirituality in Russia's largest exhibition to-date on art and new technologies. Part of the First Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. http://www.marsgallery.ru
- MORTON SUBOTNICK OPENS HIP-CHIPS FESTIVAL on Feb. 10, 8pm at the Peter Norton Symphony Space, Broadway and 95th Street, New York City. Venue: Leonard Nimoy Thalia. This performance of the world premiere of 'Until Spring Revisited' is part of EMF's 10th anniversary season and the opening event of Hip Chips, EMF's worldwide festival of laptop music. Admission $20/ EMF members $12; Tickets via phone at EMF: (518)434-4110 or online at: http://www.symphonyspace.org/home/home.php
- BRANDON BALLENGEE SOLO SHOW IN NYC at Archibald Arts, Jan. 14- Feb.26th; 206 Tenth Ave. [btw 43rd/44th Streets]. Ballengée is known for his unique work that explores the boundaries between art, science, and technology through information generated from ecological field trips and biological laboratory research. 212-541-6366
- CHERYL SAFREN's SOLO EXHIBITION: Chemistry on Copper will be at the Discovery Museum, 4450 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT; Feb.6-April 15, 2005. http://www.discoverymuseum.org/exhibits/index.html
- SPECTACLE & INTERACTIVE PERFORMANCE evening of dance, music, video presented by Creative Time and NUEVOS RICOS; JAN. 27th, 10 P.M. - 2 A.M. at PASSERBY, 436 WEST 15TH STREET, NYC. RSVP to email@example.com Preview: http://www.nuevosricos.com
- PLANET BUCKY!, a permanent exhibition at The Montreal Biosphère, is to acquaint youngsters with the concept of sustainable development, and the principles that R. Buckminster Fuller spent his life advocating. http://biosphere.ec.gc.ca/site.asp?l=en&menu=i&dossier=/expo&page=expo_01032
- LIGHT IN THE DARK , an exhibition at SPACE/Alternative Arts Venue in Portland, Maine, consists of sculpture, video, photography, new media, and performance that have an aspect of light inherent in their form. Jan. 7- Feb. 25. http://www.space538.org/
- SCIENCE TO A SAMBA BEAT is an evening of live music and TV footage presenting what happens when a Nobel Laureate, Raould Hoffman, consults with a Rio dance school to create an event for Carnaval! Jan.31, 6pm; Elebash Recital Hall at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave. at 34th St. FREE - reserve your seat by phone 212.817.8215 http://web.gc.cuny.edu/sciart
- TRASHFORMATIONS is an exhibition of works made from recycled materials opening at the Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA on January 30, 2005. ASCI member, Alyce Santoro's Sonic Dress made for Jon Fishman of Phish is included. http://www.fullermuseum.org
- THE PROJECT ROOM , Chelsea Art Museum; 556 West 22nd Street. at 11th Ave. NYC announces two exhibitions thru January 26th:
*SOMEWHERE OR IN BETWEEN by Marty St. James includes recent video works, digital prints and drawings
*SOFT CINEMA: Navigating the Database by Lev Manovitch is a Media Installation.
- UTOPIAN LIVING ROOM AT THE KITCHEN - Wynne Greenwood and Fawn Krieger create "ROOM," an immersive video environment during the day, the installation serves as a stage in the evening for the art punk band Tracy + the Plastics. Performances: February 10-12 (Thu-Sat) 8pm
Exhibition Hours: February 7-12 (Mon-Sat) 12-6pm http://www.thekitchen.org
- "PLUGGED IN" is a group exhibition at Studio Place Arts Center, Barre Vermont; Jan. 18 - Feb. 16, 2005 Kinetic art, video art, holograms, automata, light shows, neon! ASCI member, Guy Marsden, has work included in this show. http://www.studioplacearts.com/upcoming.html
- EXHIBIT OF MATHEMATICAL ART [art/math/visualization] took place in Atlanta, Georgia on January 4-8, 2005, as part of the 2005 Joint Mathematics Meeting. http://mathartfun.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/JMMExhibit2005.html
- LIQUID CRYSTAL exhibition is being produced by art @ IIT: Illinois Institute of Technology, Kemper Room Gallery, Paul V. Galvin Library; Jan.17- Feb. 26. Curated by Robert J. Krawczyk. Info: http://art.iit.edu
SYMPOSIA / WORKSHOPS / LECTURES
- SPACE: PLANETARY CONSCIOUSNESS & THE ARTS invites your participation in their 9th Workshop and Symposium on Outer Space and the Arts; May 19-21, 2005; at the Château d'Yverdon, Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. [For details: see SPOTLIGHT ]
- ASCI MEMBERS INVITED TO NEW YORK PUZZLE PARTY where a couple dozen inventors, makers, and solvers of puzzles [logical, mathematical, geometric, 2-D and 3-D] will meet on Saturday 1/29/05; 9am to 6pm; at Trevor Day School, 1 West 88th St. 5th Floor. [The closest Subway stop is the B or C train at 86th. Walk 2 short blocks north.]
- ART/SCI COLLISION: ROBOTICS IN NEW YORK , Feb.17th at the American Museum of Natural History's LINDER THEATER, First floor [Enter on 77th St, between Columbus/Central Park West.]
Program Info: www.amnh.org/programs
Program Code: EL021705
For tickets: 212-769-5200
$8 [for ASCI Members*RSVP by phone ONLY!] When you call, please identify "ASCI" as the Discount Code.
- IMPACTS OF SPACE ON SOCIETY: CULTURAL ASPECTS is up-coming symposium in Budapest, March 16-19, 2005. http://www.impactofspace.hu
- CREATIVE EVOLUTION: CREATIVE BRAIN 1 , organized by Arts Council England, is a 2-day conference at Goldsmiths College, London, UK; Feb 12-13. Attending will be: biologists, psychologists and information scientists together with artists, architects and philosophers. Creative Brain 2, Neuroaesthetics, will follow in May 2005. Price £20 Full Details: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/culturalstudies
- WAYS OF WORKING 2: APPROPRIATION & COLLABORATION , a Workshop organized by Arts Council England and The Centre of Arts Research, Technology and Education (CARTE). March 5 th, 9.30am - 6.00pm; Price £20; at The Old Cinema, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW Booking required: Sue Barker: Sue@carte.org.uk Or tel: 020 7911 5000 (x 2675). Submit your © question in advance to: http://firstname.lastname@example.org
- ART & SCIENCE OF AUTHENTIC FRESCO TECHNIQUES is a course that will be taught by Irene Clark on Feb. 5 & 6 in NYC at The Craft Students League, 53 St & Lexington Ave. 212-735-9722. Learn the principles of full scale fresco painting on lightweight portable panels using new colors now available as liquid concentrates.
- FACING DEATH symposium on Jan.27-28, is organized by the Wellcome Trust, the Royal College of Art, and The National Portrait Gallery in London, will be a multidisciplinary symposium bringing together some of the most dynamic voices from the worlds of art history, media, medicine and science to discuss the past, present and future of the facial representations of death. http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/facingdeath
- PLANETWORK will hold its monthly forum at LocationOne in NYC on Jan. 19th at 7:00pm. to share inspiration and wrestle with and envision answers to solving some of our most pressing global issues. http://www.planetwork.net
- PRODUCED AT EYEBEAM : Work in Process; Opening Reception - Jan. 20, 2005, 6-8pm; at Eyebeam Atelier, NYC. http://www.eyebeam.org/engage/
- THE SCHOOL OF SOUND PRESENTS a unique symposium exploring the art of sound with the moving image; March 30 - April 2, 2005, at the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London. http://www.schoolofsound.co.uk
- HYPERWORLDS IN THE MEDIA GOO , a 3-day mountain retreat from the digital rat race, will be hosted by Ebon Fisher and Jane Dowling. It will offer a low-tech context in which to recharge a sense of creative possibility --while examining high technology's impact on communications, education and culture, with hyperworlds, a central theme of each seminar. http://www.NERVEPOOL.NET
OPPORTUNITIES / JOBS
- WELLCOME TRUST FUNDS "SCI-ART" PROJECTS that are informed by biomedical science; also sci-art theatre pieces. Collaboration must include an artist or scientist from UK. Excellent funding for accepted project proposals. DEADLINE: April 22nd www.wellcome.ac.uk/sciart
- EYEBEAM ANNOUNCES TWO CALLS FOR PROPOSALS - DEADLINE for BOTH APPLICATIONS : Feb. 13, 2005
*Artists in Residence (AIR) Program Winter/Spring 2005 www.eyebeam.org/production/AIR/AIR.html .
*Social Sculpture Commission in Conjuntion with the LMCC
- ARTS & SCIENCE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS are supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Board, Arts Council England and the Scottish Arts Council. £38,000 for up to one year, to support collaborative research specifically between the fields of the creative and performing arts and science and engineering. DEADLINE: Feb.11th. Info & Application Form: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/ahrb
- TECHNOLOGY IN THE SERVICE OF HUMANITY $50,000 Awards sponsored by the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA. Deadline for nominations is April 4, 2005. http://www.techawards.org/submit_form.cfm
- CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SCART4 SYMPOSIUM - This fourth international symposium, organized by Rutgers scientist, Norman Zabusky, has a dual emphasis: Motion of matter & waves ( ala tsunami & the modern tragedy), and Computational & digital Science & Technology (now including sculpture).June 9 - 12, 2005 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick, NJ. Submission Deadline: February 21, 2005. Details & registration: http://www.mechanical.rutgers.edu/scart4
- EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR POSITION AT F/VA - Film/Video Arts, a nonprofit organization based in New York City, will officially begin the search for the position of Executive Director in early 2005. Information will be distributed via email and through the F/VA website, www.fva.com
- $15,000 GRANTS FOR DIGITAL STORIES are offered by the miniSeries program to producers of compelling digital stories for delivery on wireless devices. [Australian residents only] http://www.miniseries.com.au
- COMP_05: INTERNATIONAL NETART COMPETITION will provide $5,000 commissions to net art projects for the Turbulence web site in an open juried international competition. DEADLINE: March 31, 2005 http://turbulence.org/comp_05/guidelines.htm
- OPEN CALL: TWO NETART PROJECT COMMISSIONS for the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, NYC. $5,000 plus $2,500 for materials. For a prospectus, contact the Museum's Web Producer, Jeff Tancil. email@example.com or phone 212-431-0233 (x-234)
- INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES SEEK DIGITAL ART for their galleries: *IV05 London http://www.graphicslink.demon.co.uk/IV05/ and *CGIV 05 Beijing http://www.graphicslink.demon.co.uk/cgiv05/
- SCIENCE FAIR SEEKS ARTISTS - The theme of the annual Science Fair on March 2nd at the Monica B. Leary Elementary School in Rush, NY is: "Science of the Arts". Seeking presenters showing how science works in their particular artform. Contact: Janey Harper firstname.lastname@example.org
- OPEN CALL: THE 4TH LESSEDRA MINI PRINT 2005 http://www.lessedra.com/annual_2004.htm
- OPEN CALL: SIGGRAPH 2005 ART GALLERY ; Deadline Jan.19th; (no submission fees) Details: http://www.siggraph.org/s2005/
- RESEARCH FELLOW/LECTURER POSITION at the University of Washington, Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, seeking to fill one-year (with possibility of renewal) Research Fellow/Lecturer Positions in Digital and Experimental Arts. http://www.washington.edu/dxarts
- CONFERENCE SEEKS PAPERS for CongressCATH 2005: The Ethics and Politics of Virtuality and Indexicality, which will take place 30 June - 3 July 2005, Bradford, UK. Keynote Speakers: Brian Massumi, Katherine Hayles, Julia Kristeva, Samuel Weber, Martha Rosler. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/cath/congress/2005/call.html
NET ART & ONLINE PROJECTS
- RECENT TURBULENCE COMMISSION: "How Do You See the Disappeared? A Warm Database" by Mariam Ghani, et al. This piece investigates immigrants who disappear into the complex, bewildering, and often heartless bureaucracy that governs the immigration courts, detention centers, asylum adjudications, and deportation proceedings that separate hundreds of thousands of new Americans each year from their everyday lives, family ties, and points of connection. http://turbulence.org/works/seethedisappeared
- FINAL EDITION OF BANFF'S NETZERO PROJECT , the Banff New Media Institute's three year-old, monthly, web journal of new media, art, culture and technology. http://www.horizonzero.ca
- CYPHORG CITIZENS & UNWITTING AVATARS is an online exhibition that explores the ways we are digitally tracked, coded and counted as we go about our daily business.
Jan.19 - Feb.19th http://www.newlangtonarts.org
- MISSION TO EARTH: A SOFTCINEMA PROJECT by Lev Manovich and Andreas Kratky demonstrates the combination of the traditional logic of filmmaking with the logic of computer programming. http://www.softcinema.net
- BEACON by Thomson & Craighead is in this month's Turbulence Spotlight. The BEACON has been instigated to act as a silent witness: a feedback loop providing a global snapshot of ourselves to ourselves in real-time.
- ONLINE "TURING TEST" SEEMS ALMOST HUMAN Working with some 10,000,000 synaptic connections, developer Robin Burgener, has created "20Q," a version of the traditional 'twenty questions' game in which an online intelligence reads a human player's thoughts with startling accuracy. http://www.20q.com
- GETAWAYEXPERIMENT.NET is a new Turbulence Commission: by Nathaniel Stern and Marcus Neustetter. This netart piece proposes a dialogue between the virtual and physical processes of sign and site design and perception. http://turbulence.org/works/
- ANDY DECK is a prolific netartist... check-out his projects last year which include Uninstallation Art "software that brings you the new Withdrawal Wizard Iraq Edition, available for free download today. Disinfect the republic!" http://www.artcontext.com ________________________________________________ TOP
ASCI MEMBERS' NEWS
- ALYCE SANTORO's "sonic fabric" in Phish performance [see Exhibitions above]
- GUY MARSDEN's work is included in two shows [see "Light in the Dark" and "Plugged In" under Exhibitions above].
- BOBBI MASTRANGELO's
highly embossed paper prints inspired the metal grates of street manhole covers appeared at the Attleboro, MA, Industrial Museum; Sept'04 in exhibit entitled "Underfoot: Manholes and Other Covers." For National Post Card Week (the first week in May) Bobbi issues a professionally printed photo version of one of her trompe l'oeil relief works. For more information email@example.com
- CORINNE WHITAKER
publishes the January issue of her online publication, The Digital Giraffe http://www.giraffe.com
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