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December 26, 2008

Call for papers and artworks – ACM SIGGRAPH 2009/Leonardo

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Call for papers and artworks – ACM SIGGRAPH 2009/Leonardo

Leonardo/ACM SIGGRAPH 2009 Special Issue

Featuring SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Papers and Juried Art Gallery

Guest Editor: Jacquelyn Martino

We are now accepting submissions for a forthcoming special issue of Leonardo. The issue will feature SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Papers and the SIGGRAPH 2009 Juried Art Gallery, “Biologic: A Natural History of Digital Life.”

SIGGRAPH Art Papers present work that illuminates and explores the process of making art and its place in society, helping people understand the changing roles of artists and art-making in our increasingly computerized, networked, multi-sensory, online world. The papers present challenging ideas in accessible ways. They inform artistic disciplines, set standards and stimulate future trends. In addition to the core topics of the digital arts and interactive techniques, Art Papers explore the theme of SIGGRAPH 2009’s juried art gallery, BioLogic Art.

The BioLogic exhibition, chaired by Elona Van Gent, will showcase work by artists who engage technology and the natural world in their creative processes. The artworks and installations chosen for the exhibition will demonstrate, celebrate, critique and conjecture about the flux of natural and technological forces. Plants and animals, insects and even the weather have long served as subjects of study and as metaphors for human experience. Technological gadgetry and digital code are amplifying our understanding of organic processes and enhancing our innate capabilities. Grafting these together–things occurring naturally with those altered or modified—offers opportunities for novel expressions of life as we know it or imagine it to be.

BioLogic will focus on projects that graft together biological forms and systems with mechanical equipment, electronic instruments, robotic devices and digital code and networks that amplify our understanding of organic processes and enhance our natural capacities, allowing us to explore expressions of life as we know it or imagine it to be. Artworks selected for the Juried Art Gallery will also appear in the special issue.

Publication of the special issue, Leonardo Volume 42, Issue 4 (August 2009), will coincide with the SIGGRAPH 2009 conference in New Orleans (3-7 August 2009).

Submission deadlines are at 22:00 UTC/GMT

Art Papers, Thursday, 8 January 2009

BioLogic Art, Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Submission details available online:

Submiting to Sessions
Submiting Art Papers
Submiting Biologic Art
Submiting to the Art Gallery
Contact Information

November 16, 2008

Call for Entries: Infectious

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Calling all cultural epidemiologists, microbial artists, viral marketers, digital immunologists, social modelers, pyramid schemers, fashion vectors, mimetic engineers, and carriers of dangerous ideas…

The Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin requests proposals for works to be included in a new exhibition entitled INFECTIOUS. Focused on contagion and its mechanisms in media of all kinds, the exhibition will explore both how things spread and why it matters from the perspectives of agents, hosts, and systems. INFECTIOUS will sample not only the workings of human diseases and immune responses, but the propagation of ideas and the recent developments in network theory that link all of this together.

Opening 18th April 2009, INFECTIOUS will run for three months along with a full complement of related performances, talks, debates and other events. Science Gallery plans to include within the exhibition works created in response to this call as well as components developed by project staff and advisors. Entries must be submitted no later than Monday, 1 December 2008, 5pm GMT.

Please visit this website for further details and Expression of Interest form.

Start infecting others! Please forward this email to friends and colleagues who might help this idea to spread.

Pearse Street, Trinity College
Dublin 2 Ireland
Link to Science Gallery on YouTube

November 11, 2008

Call for Submissions: Network Your Senses at SIGGRAPH 2009

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ACM SIGGRAPH 2009 invites you to Network Your Senses as a contributor or volunteer at the 36th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 3 – 7 August 2009 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in festive New Orleans, Louisiana.

SIGGRAPH thrives because of the quality and diversity of our members, and the tremendous value of the work they produce in a wide range of disciplines. From students to studio heads, from independent artists to scientists and researchers, SIGGRAPH gives you an opportunity to present your work to colleagues, old friends, and industry peers you have yet to meet. You’ll also get to see their work, and meet and socialize with them. This year we’re also expanding our focus to include gaming as well as music and audio. As was done last year, SIGGRAPH will again implement a unified General Submission process that allows contributors to submit content to be evaluated across several formats.

Every piece submitted to SIGGRAPH 2009 through the Call for Submissions is reviewed by a highly qualified jury composed of top practitioners in the relevant field. Because we want each jury to have the time to review each piece carefully, submission deadlines generally are several months ahead of the conference itself. All the submission deadlines are strictly enforced, so plan ahead!

For focused ideas on how you can contribute to SIGGRAPH 2009, see our Calls for Submission for:

November 5, 2008

Call for Entries: 2009 Residency Season at the Artists’ Enclave at I-Park

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The pond at I-Park

The pond at I-Park

2009 Residency Season at the Artists’ Enclave at I-Park

Application Deadline: January 5, 2009 (postmark date)

I-Park announces its ninth season hosting The Artists’ Enclave. Artists’ residencies, self-directed/project oriented, will be offered from May through November 2009, with possible off-season sessions in April and December. Most sessions are four weeks in duration. Residencies will be offered to visual (including digital) artists, music composers, environmental artists, landscape and garden designers, creative writers and architects. Work samples will be evaluated through a competitive, juried process.

There is a $25 application processing fee required and artists are responsible for their own transportation to and from the area. They also provide for their own food and work materials. The facility is otherwise offered at no cost to accepted artists.

I-Park is a 450-acre natural woodland retreat in rural East Haddam, Connecticut. Accommodations include comfortable private living quarters in an 1850’s era farmhouse, shared bathroom facilities and a private studio on the grounds. An electric kiln, music equipment, wireless internet and library facilities are provided.

International applicants welcome. To defray the cost of travel, three $1,000 grants will be offered in 2009 to international artists whose work is held in particularly high regard by the selection committees (details on the website).

For additional project information and to download 2009 application materials, including an in depth FAQ, go to the I-Park website and view the Residency Section.

Important notice: for music composers, the application deadline is January 17, 2009. Also, I-Park is hosting a special environmental art program in late summer/early autumn 2009. Details of this program will be announced separately in October (application deadline: February 16, 2009).

July 26, 2008

Call for Entries: EvoMUSART 2009

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EvoMUSART 2009 is the seventh workshop of the EvoNet working group on Evolutionary Music and Art. Following the success of previous events and the growth of interest in the field, the main goal of EvoMUSART 2009 is to bring together researchers who are using biologically inspired techniques for artistic tasks, providing the opportunity to promote, present and discuss ongoing work in this area.

The workshop will be held from 15-17 April, 2009 in Tubingen, Germany as part of the EvoStar event.

Accepted papers will be presented orally at the workshop and included in the EvoWorkshops proceedings, published by Springer Verlag in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series.

Details at http://evostar.na.icar.cnr.it/EvoWorkshops/EvoMUSART/EvoMUSART.html

June 23, 2008

Call for Entries: Multiple Deadlines, June 27 through October 3

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The Great Wall of Oakland

The City of Oakland, California is now accepting works for possible screening on the Great Wall of Oakland. This 100 by 100-foot outdoor wall overlooks the busy intersection of Grand Avenue and Broadway in the bustling center of Oakland’s Uptown District, surrounded by restaurants, condominiums and galleries.

Now in its second year of programming, the Great Wall of Oakland is the canvas for exciting experimental media art by contemporary regional and international media artists as well as classic film and video selections. Screenings are held after dark on the first Friday of each month, the night of the monthly Oakland ArtMurmur gallery walk.

For deadlines and submission guidelines, e-mail thegreatwallofoakland@gmail.com.

June 17, 2008

Call for Entries: Second World Knowledge Dialogue Symposium in September

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The Second World Knowledge Dialogue Symposium will be held on September 10-13, 2008 in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.

Home to many international scientific collaborations such as CERN, Switzerland plays host this September to the 2nd bi-annual World Knowledge Dialogue Symposium (WKD). This innovative initiative aims to bridge the gap between the natural/technical sciences and the human social sciences by bringing together 300 top researchers and opinion leaders from around the globe to begin building a framework of understanding across disciplines. Principal speakers include Nobel Laureates Kofi Annan, Christiane Nüsslein-Vollhard and John Sulston. Debates will be moderated by WKD 2008 Scientist in Residence, E.O. Wilson.

Details on how to submit abstracts on the WDK website.


April 13, 2008

Call For Entries: Climate Clock Initiative with FUSE: Strategem

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FUSE: Stratagem

Climate Clock Initiative
The Climate Clock Global Initiative is seeking ideas from artist-led teams to create a major artwork entitled Climate Clock, which will measure changes in greenhouse gas levels, and be the first in a series of global projects calling attention to climate change. Climate Clock will be an instrument of long-term measurement and will collect data for 100 years. The artwork will be located in downtown San Jose, California, Silicon Valley’s city center, and will be a collaboration between an artist-led team composed of artists, international and Silicon Valley engineers and other creative professionals who are working with climate measurement and data visualization. It is anticipated that the budget for the construction of Climate Clock will be between $5 and $15 million, depending upon the scope of the final proposal.

To view the call visit http://cadre.sjsu.edu/fuse/strategem.html.

The Climate Clock Initiative is a collaboration between FUSE: cadre/montalvo artist research residency initiative and the City of San Jose Public Art program in cooperation with ZERO1.

March 5, 2008

Call for Entries: Electrohype 2008

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The fifth biennial for computer based and technological art in Malmö Konsthall from November 2008 to January 2009

Deadline: April 18th 2008 – material sent via ordinary mail should be postmarked by this date.
You will find a link to online and PDF application forms further down on this page, but please read the information carefully first.

Electrohype 2008 will be the fifth biennial for computer-based art in Sweden. Electrohype is pleased to announce this call for entries for the exhibition that will be a follow up to the previous large Electrohype exhibitions in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006.

The exhibition will for the second time take place at Malmö Konsthall (also 2004). The duration of the biennial will be from mid November 2008 to beginning of January 2009. Malmö Konsthall was opened in 1975 and is one Europe’s largest and most flexible exhibition halls for contemporary art. The annual number of visitors are approximately 200 000.

The exhibition will present works by 5 – 8 artists or artist groups. To give the exhibition a broad perspective we are looking for Nordic as well as international artists.

Important dates
Deadline for this call for entries April 18th 2008
Exhibition opening mid November 2008
Exhibition closing beginning of January 2009
Exact date will soon be announced.

What kind of art are we looking for?
Electrohype has since the start in 1999 focused on what we choose to call computer based art. Art that runs of computers and utilizes the capacity of the computer to mix various media, allow interaction with the audience, or machines interacting with each others etc. in other words art that can not be transferred to “traditional” linear media. This might seem as a narrow approach but we have discovered that it gives us a better focus on a genre that in no way is narrow.

We are not looking for “straight” video art (even if it is edited on a computer) or still images rendered on computers and other material that refers to more “traditional” media forms. Forms were the traditional tools have been replaced with computers and software.

Curators for the biennial are Anna Kindvall and Lars Gustav Midbøe.

You can submit with our online form or download the application form as PDF-file. You have to use one of these two forms to submit to our call.

NOTE: Please do NOT send documentation material as attachments via e-mail. Put your material online and send us the download URL or ftp address, or send us a CD or similar in the mail. Do NOT send 8 pages CVs and only complement with enclosures if it is necessary.

Please read the form and follow the guidelines. We receive a large amount of proposals and all of them are reviewed closely. To be able to do this we ask you to follow the structure in the application form and the topics mentioned above.

Due to a limited budget we will encourage everyone submitting material to look for possibilities for local funding to help cover costs for transport, travel and rent of technical equipment. This is not a requirement but a request; external funding can help us during the financial planning. The quality of the artwork will always be the determining element.

Electrohype covers all expenses, within reasonable limits, and also pays an artist honorarium to participating artists. Electrohype does not support development and production of unfinished artworks.

In previous exhibitions we have managed to keep a high level both in artistic content and exhibition design, even on a modest budget. It is therefore very important for us to avoid unpleasant surprises, so please keep this in mind when filling out the various posts in the form, especially when it comes to technical requirements, transport weight etc.

We are looking forward to see new and interesting works of art.

Please feel free to contact Electrohype if you have any questions or need additional information

February 27, 2008

Call for Entries: LESS REMOTE

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Less Remote Heading

Leonardo is pleased to announce co-sponsorship of:

LESS REMOTE: The Futures of Space Exploration – An Arts and Humanities Symposium

Glasgow, September 30 – October 3, 2008

Call for submissions deadline: March 1, 2008

Less Remote is an international symposium scheduled to run parallel with the 2008 International Astronautical Congress (IAC).
In association with The Arts Catalyst, Leonardo and OLATS.
Co-sponsored by IAA Commission VI.

This symposium will offer a forum in which specialists from many disciplines will be invited to consider the future of space exploration in the context of our current understanding of social, economic and technological imperatives. One of the aims of the symposium is to foster a dialogue and exchange between the cultural and space communities.

Speakers from the Space Science & Engineering and Arts & Humanities communities will present keynote lectures on space exploration and its possible futures. Papers are also invited from the broad constituency of interest among artists, cultural analysts and historians, who have examined the wider implications of the scientific exploration of space for the better part of a century.

For more information on the symposium, please visit:

For more information on the 2008 IAC, please visit:


Practitioners, scholars and postgraduates in any relevant discipline are invited to submit abstracts that explore the following strands.

Cultures and Space: Highlighting the multiplicity of cosmologies that currently hold sway in the world, and considering the consequences of a tacit consensus on the range of opportunities for future space exploration

The Introspective Urge: Focusing on humankind’s image of itself as a determinant of space technology, and the impact of a changing self-image – for example as a consequence of ubiquitous global communications – on future space science

Leaving a Trace: Technical and ethical debate on the impact we have already had on the local solar system, and how our views will affect the possible future of space science and engineering

Living Space: Consideration of the continuity between the needs of humans on earth and the possible demands of spacefarers in remote and often hostile environments

Submission Guidelines:

Each session will consist of two invited presentations, two selected presentations, and a moderated discussion. Of the invited presentations, one will be solicited from within the space community, and the other from the arts community.

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