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February 8, 2008

Call for Entries: Prix Ars Electronica 2008

Filed under: Call For Entries — Torrey Nommesen @ 8:46 pm


For the 22nd time, Prix Ars Electronica, the foremost international prize for computer-based art, calls for entries in the categories Computer Animation / Film / VFX, Interactive Art, Hybrid Art, Digital Communities, Digital Musics, the Media.Art.Research Award and u19 – freestyle computing, Austrian’s largest youth computer competition.

More than 3,300 submissions in 2007 have further enhanced the Prix Ars Electronica’s reputation as an internationally representative competition honoring outstanding works in the cyberarts. This year, six Golden Nicas, twelve Awards of Distinction and approximately 70 Honorary Mentions as well as the Media.Art.Research Award are presented to participants. The 2008 winners will receive a total of 115,000 euros in prize money.

For a detailed description of the competition, please consult the website the website at prixars.aec.at

The deadline for submissions is March 7, 2008.

December 23, 2007

Call For Proposals: FILE Labo – Internatiol Media Lab

Filed under: Call For Entries — Nicholas @ 5:38 pm

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FILE Labo, the new media laboratory of Electronic Language International Festival, is now launching its first call for project proposals.

If you have an idea and are an artist, a designer, a programmer, an engineer, a scientist, or if you have developed any work for your university or for yourself, and always found it an interesting work, but which ended up in the sidelines, now you can send it to FILE-LABO.

The LABO is a free territory for creation and invention; an independent and collaborative network for the development of art, science and technology, located in São Paulo, at the SESI Vila Leopoldina Cultural Center, and devised under a platform of collaboration among creators and professionals of different areas. There, you will find collaborators from technical, theoretical, and political-cultural areas, who will follow and support the development of your proposal.

Send your project or idea through the proper submission form in the site http://www.file.org.br/file2008_entriesforms/english/labo_entry.htm . Later on, there will be a project selection by a laboratory’s professional commission.

FILE-Labo will prioritize projects and ideas that can really be developed by the laboratory within the maximum period of one year.

December 14, 2007

Call For Entries: Runway Cyborgs – The Best of Wearable Art and Computing

Filed under: Call For Entries — Nicholas @ 6:42 pm

silhouette surrounded by a nimbus of light, seen as through through water

The Exploratorium, April 25, 2008: Artists are invited to participate in a one-night extravaganza, featuring performances, a runway, and installations. The event will feature the best of wearable art and wearable computing. As a more lasting sculptural adventure, the Exploratorium will be accepting works to be hung on clotheslines throughout the rafters of the Exploratorium’s rafterspace, which will be on display throughout a quarter of the year.

Artists wiling to contribute to the evening or the clothesline are encouraged to contact Pamela Winfrey, Curator and Senior Artist to the Exploratorium, with descriptions of their work, as well as any other questions.

December 12, 2007

Call For Entries: re|act: 4th Int’l Student Festival for Digital Art

Filed under: Call For Entries — Nicholas @ 8:49 pm

re act call for entries

In 2008, re|act, the international student festival for digital media art, takes place for the 4th time. Art and design students from all over the world are given the opportunity to make their works known to a wide audience and to make new contacts with a network of curators, cultural policy makers, gallery owners, professors, students, and the media.

Re|act’s competition addresses students of artistic study programs. An international panel of experts will select the world’s best works from all entries.

Awards go to works from the following disciplines:

  • Video Art
  • Interactive Art
  • Live video & performance
  • Game Art

Deadline: February 1st 2008
The submission form may be downloaded at:

November 14, 2007

Call for Articles: Nanoscale Science and Art

Filed under: Call For Entries — Torrey Nommesen @ 7:31 pm

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Leonardo, in collaboration with the Exploratorium under the auspices of the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network, has begun publishing work exploring the intersections of nanotech/science and art.

Manuscripts or artist’s statements can be submitted for publication in Leonardo at this link or in Transactions at this link, a section of the printed Leonardo journal that publishes camera-ready manuscripts for rapid publication. For information on submitting a book length manuscript see this link. They are especially seeking:

  • Visual Artist’s statements explaining the relationship of their work to nanotech/science
  • Manuscripts or artist’s statements involving sound and tactile art works
  • Manuscripts from scientists, engineers and scholars exploring the connection between nanotech/science and art
  • Manuscripts and visuals aimed towards nanotech/science education that uses the arts as a pedagogical tool

Interested artists and authors are invited to send proposals, queries and/or manuscripts to the Leonardo editorial office:

Mail: Leonardo, 211 Sutter St, suite #501, San Francisco, CA 94108 U.S.A.

E-mail: <leonardomanuscripts@gmail.com>

November 10, 2007

Call for Submissions: Locate \ Navigate: Exercises in mapping

Filed under: Call For Entries — Torrey Nommesen @ 12:36 am


Urban Culture Project (UCP) invites proposals for participation in an upcoming exhibition project, locate | navigate, revolving around the notion of mapping. Curated by Charlotte Street Foundation Associate Director Kate Hackman, the exhibition component of the project will be presented across two UCP venues in downtown Kansas City —la Esquina and Project Space — January 18-March 8, 2008. Public programs will be planned in conjunction, and a selection of works will be presented as an exhibition in print in the pages of Review magazine, March 2008. In addition, it is expected that this project will extend to other manifestations and elaborations in the future.

locate | navigate will present a series of (broadly defined) maps, privileging highly specific and personal sets of information. It seeks to include “maps” by a diverse cross-section of individuals, from visual artists, musicians, dancers, performance artists, filmmakers, and writers, to architects, landscapers, designers, developers, planners, historians, scientists, librarians, astronomers, teachers, transit specialists, athletes, politicians, collectors, businesspeople, cooks, parents, students, etc., etc.

Individuals interested in participating by submitting maps of their own making should submit a brief statement of interest to Kate Hackman at kate@charlottestreet.org by DECEMBER 1, at which point further details will be provided. Proposals for public programs – talks, discussions, readings, tours, and other events, outings, and projects relating to this exhibition project are also welcome. Also visit www.urbancultureproject.org for more information.

September 22, 2007

Call for Entries: ISEA2008

Filed under: Call For Entries — Torrey Nommesen @ 5:05 am

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Call for Papers, Panels and Artist Presentations

ISEA is accepting submissions to the conference of the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2008 that will be held in Singapore between July 25th & 30th, 2008. The conference is held alongside workshops, courses, exhibitions, performances and other in-conjunction events that will be held for the duration of ISEA2008 from July 25th to August 3rd, 2008.

The conference, as in previous ISEAs, is expected to bring together artists, theorists, historians, curators and researchers of media arts from around the world to jointly explore the most urgent and exciting questions in the field. The five themes of ISEA2008 are especially focused on eliciting a wide range of international scholars and artists.

Conference Programme

The conference programme will include competitively selected, peer-reviewed individual papers and panel presentations. This year we are also encouraging artists who wish to share their works with a broader audience of their peers to submit artist presentations where they can speak about the specific aesthetic, conceptual and technological aspects of their works. The conference also promises to present a list of internationally renowned Keynote Speakers expounding on the major themes of the conference. There will also be a special lecture delivered by a Nobel Laureate.

Call for Proposals

We welcome contributions from creative practitioners and researchers from a variety of disciplines and institutional contexts as media arts benefits from and exemplifies the interdisciplinary linkages between contemporary art, science, technology and their related philosophies, pedagogies and institutional practices. The submissions must address or be of relevance to at least one of the themes of ISEA2008 in order to be considered for inclusion in the conference. The conference will be of interest to those working in but not limited to the following areas: media art, contemporary art, design, art history and theory, film and media studies, gaming, toy design, human-computer interaction, cultural studies, literary studies, musicology, sound studies, theatre, dance and performance studies, science, technology and society studies, history of science and history of technology, philosophy, history, gender studies, political science, anthropology, sociology and geography.


A dedicated website and online paper submission system is currently being developed and will be ready for submissions from 15th July 2007. Submission period: September 30th November 14th, 2007.

Submission link

Submission requirements:

We only require abstracts (not more than 300 words) of the proposed paper, panel presentations and artist presentations to be submitted in either Text, RTF, Word or PDF formats via this site. Please do not submit full papers at this stage. While we encourage submissions to include relevant images, it would be useful if the formats in which such images are submitted is restricted to low resolution jpegs. In the case of submissions for artists’ presentations, artists are encouraged to provide links to their and/or relevant websites.

The deadline for submissions will be September 30th November 14th, 2007. Submissions sent after this date will not be considered.

September 21, 2007

Call For Entries: The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Filed under: Call For Entries — Torrey Nommesen @ 9:28 am


The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

“If success or failure of the planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do… How would I be? What would I do?”
— R. Buckminster Fuller

The Buckminster Fuller Institute has announced a call for entries to The Buckminster Fuller Challenge, an international design science competition which seeks to confer a prize of $100,000 to a single winning solution.

Prize monies will be awarded in June, 2008 to support the development and implementation of a solution that has significant potential to solve humanity’s most pressing problems in the shortest possible time while enhancing the Earth’s ecological integrity.

Inspired by the life and work of visionary 20th Century futurist and global thinker, R. Buckminster Fuller, The Challenge seeks solutions that epitomize what Fuller called the trimtab principle. The Trimtab — a nautical term for a tiny rudder on the trailing edge of the main rudder of very large vessels, causes an initial momentum allowing the main rudder to turn with less effort in pulling the whole ship around.

“The winning solution will demonstrate how a relatively small effort – in terms of energy and resources – precisely applied at the right time and place can put the ship onto a whole new course. We think there are solutions out there, in the hands of visionary individuals and teams of people, that will play a pivotal role in helping to turn things around.”

“Participants in The Challenge can submit solutions from any domain of human endeavor, focused on the problem they feel most urgently in need of attention. Fuller’s pioneering example of ground breaking, highly original solutions to problems such as shelter and transportation serve as an inspiration for the approach we have taken in crafting the call for proposals. We have deliberately avoided limiting The Challenge to a particular professional field and topical focus, in an effort to capture Fuller’s comprehensive approach to problem-solving. You never know what form a brilliant idea might take, and we want to The Buckminster Fuller Challenge to attract the very best ideas out there.”

Submissions to The Buckminster Challenge will be accepted from Sept. 4th through midnight (EDT) October 30th, 2007.

Click here for more details and to submit an entry.

August 4, 2007

Call for Entries: Digital ’07 – Pattern-Finding

Filed under: Call For Entries — Torrey Nommesen @ 9:13 pm


9th Annual International
Exhibition of Digital Prints
to be held at the New York Hall of Science
September 29, 2007 – January 21, 2008
Organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)

ASCI logo

“Pattern-finding is the purpose of the mind and the construct of the universe. There are an infinite number of patterns, some of which are known; those still unknown hold the key to unresolved enigmas and paradoxes.” – Agnes Denes, 1967 (1)

Historically, pattern has been reinterpreted by artists from the earliest of times. From the incised pictograms on the walls of
Egyptian tombs, the stunning cut-outs of Matisse, America’s pieced and patchwork quilts, to the everyday pattern of light and shadow
that captivates many contemporary photographers — pattern has captured the artist’s vision.

For Digital’07, we are specifically looking at how structure and pattern in the universe, whether visible or invisible to the naked
eye, have become the muse for many contemporary digital artists. We seek to explore how today’s scientific fields of systems science,
chaos and string theory, fractals, nanoscience, genetics, molecular science, the wavelets or frequency of sound, or a myriad of other
mathematical data-sets have influenced today’s artists working with 2-dimensional pattern in their art.

And let’s not forget the oldest source of pattern, nature itself! As Galileo is quoted to have said: “Nature’s great book is written in
mathematical symbols.” Nature is, of course, an infinite resource for the lover of pattern.

(1) From “Evolution and the Creative Mind,” written in 1967 by Agnes Denes and delivered as a lecture in 1974 at the National Gallery of

Co-Jurors: JD Talasek, Director of Exhibitions & Cultural Programs at The National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC, and ASCI founder/director, Cynthia Pannucci will co-curate this year’s exhibition.

Open International Call: We invite your submissions to this year’s
digital print competition that will have a physical exhibition at the
New York Hall of Science, plus a corresponding online exhibition at
the ASCI.ORG website.


Aug. 20, 2007: Deadline for receipt of entries to ASCI
Aug. 29, 2007: Notification of Juror Selections [via email]
Sept. 18-22, 2007: Artworks to arrive at museum
Sept. 29, 2007: Exhibition opens at New York Hall of Science
Sept. 29, 2007: Exhibition opens at ASCI website
Jan. 21, 2008: Exhibition closes at New York Hall of Science

Click to see ASCI’s Previous Digital Print Exhibitions

We hope you will enjoy Pattern-Finding, a vibrant new area of
contemporary art. The online exhibition will launch on September 29,

ASCI’s Support of Digital Prints:

ASCI was one of the first organizations in the world to recognize the digital print as a valid fine art product in 1998 by organizing an afternoon panel discussion, “Collectibility & the Digital Print.” This event was held in The Great Hall at Cooper Union, New York City, in conjunction with ASCI’s first international digital print competition/exhibition. www.asci.org/Digital98/digipanel.html


Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.(ASCI)
19-years serving the art-sci-tech field

June 9, 2007

Call for Enrties: Common Ground 2008

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Common Ground 2008: Call for Entry

Deadline: September 30, 2007

Be seen. Be heard. Make an impact. You’re invited to use digital art to speak to the one issue we all face simultaneously: Environmental stewardship for our family, our community, the planet. The artists selected for the Common Ground Collection 2008 of limited edition museum quality prints will be featured in a media relations campaign aimed at print, broadcast and online media, as well as included in our international touring exhibition to sites in China, North America and Europe.

A portion of all revenues will be donated to support selected environmental projects around the world.

There are NO fees for submissions.

Open to all digital artists: creative artists whose works are initiated and/or manipulated using computer technology. We invite artists to submit up to 3 finished digital art images.

To learn more about the Common Ground, visit our website. To access the entry form, please visit www.commonground2008.com/artists/entries.html

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