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November 26, 2008

Evaluating the creative? Symposium to examine evaluation in creative practice

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Torrey Nommesen @ 8:59 am
Beta_Space with Iamoscope by Fels and Mase. Photograph by Lizzie Muller.

Beta_Space with Iamoscope by Fels and Mase. Photograph by Lizzie Muller.

Evaluating the creative? Symposium to examine evaluation in creative practice

As the lines between creativity and commerce become increasingly hazy, the days of artists, designers and other makers-of-media working solely from personal conviction – regardless of the reception of their work – are gone. Today, intelligent artists and designers are deeply interested in knowing and understanding how their audiences experience and respond to their work.

On 19 January 2009 a symposium organised by the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex University, in conjunction with the British Computer Society and the Design Research Society, is set to bring together artists, designers, scientists, developers and academics to explore the role of evaluation in creative practice and how this can be affected and enhanced by technology.

Entitled Completing the Circle: Incorporating Evaluation Methods in Creative Work, this one-day event will feature speakers from Australia, Sweden, the United States and the UK. They will include such prominent figures in the field as Ernest Edmonds, Head of the Creativity and Cognition Lab in Sydney, and Kristina Höök, Professor of Human- Machine Interaction at Stockholm University/Royal Institute of Technology, as well as Piotr Adamczyk of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

According to Stephen Boyd Davis, Head of the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts at Middlesex University: “Interactive digital technologies offer an increasing range of opportunities for artists, designers and other creative workers to find out how their work is experienced. Some creative people are keen to embrace these opportunities, while others consider such methods an intrusion. We aim to share ideas and expertise and tackle some hard questions”.

The eight papers to be presented in the programme have been peer- reviewed by an international panel, and will discuss projects that focus on using interactive technologies and other novel methods to evaluate the user’s or audience’s response to media including artworks, designs and performance. These papers include three that look at innovative uses of eye-tracking technology and two that examine how the relationship between artist, exhibit, gallery and public is altered by digital interaction.

Follow this link for more information.

November 16, 2008

Call for Entries: Infectious

Filed under: Call For Entries — Torrey Nommesen @ 12:25 am


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

Filed under: Call For Entries — Torrey Nommesen @ 9:15 am

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 6, 2008

Call for Proposals: Senior Web Architect for Leonardo/ISAST

Filed under: Non-YLEM — Tags: , , — Kathleen @ 5:27 pm

Leonardo/ISAST (International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology) announces an opening for the position of Senior Web Architect. Leonardo/ISAST and its associated web sites, such as Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), are preeminent resources for those interested in the intersection of art, science, and technology. The journal Leonardo, published by MIT Press, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The Leonardo/ISAST Board of Directors has decided to initiate a major effort to update its web sites and to explore Web 2.0 and other electronic possibilities. The board seeks proposals from those who would be interested in helping to lead this challenging effort.

Deadline for proposals is December 1, 2008

For more information, visit: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/announcements/CFP-Web-Architect-Nov08.html

November 5, 2008

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

Filed under: Call For Entries — Torrey Nommesen @ 7:09 pm
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).

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