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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 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

INFECTIOUS OPEN CALL

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.

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SCIENCE GALLERY
Pearse Street, Trinity College
Dublin 2 Ireland
www.sciencegallery.com
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

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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).

October 16, 2008

Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous, November 10th

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Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous (LASER)
SFSU Downtown Center, 835 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

November 10, 2008, 6-10PM

LASER is a bimonthly series of lectures and presentations on art, science and technology organized by Piero Scaruffi on behalf of Leonardo/ISAST

Please RSVP to p (at) scaruffi (dot) com to attend. Admission is free but limited.

Schedule:

6:00pm-6:45pm: Socializing/networking.

6:45-7:15: Sam Bower, executive director of the the Green Museum, on “Rebuilding a Sustainable Culture”

7:15-7:45: Nomi Talisman, video and photography artist, on “Cultural Objects and their Relationship to Everyday Life”

7:45-8:15: Frank Pietronigro, co-founder and director of the Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, on “Humanities and Culture in Space”

8:15-8:45: Hasan Elahi, San Jose State University’s CADRE Lab for New Media, on “Tracking Transience: The Orwell Project”

For more information, visit: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/laser.html

October 1, 2008

Digital’08: Imagination On Behalf Of Our Planet

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Digital’08: Imagination On Behalf Of Our Planet
The 10th International Digital Print Exhibition

Organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
at the New York Hall of Science
October 4, 2008 – January 25, 2009
Reception: Sunday, October 5, 2008

Online Exhibition: http://www.asci.org/artikel994.html

New York, NY — One of the world’s leading art-science organizations, Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI), opens their 10th annual, international, digital print exhibition, this year dedicated to exploring the use of imagination on behalf of our planet.

The world will not evolve past its current state of crisis by using the same thinking that created the situation.

– Albert Einstein.

By utilizing the almost limitless possibilities of digital imaging technologies, the artists in Digital’08: Imagination On Behalf Of Our Planet are contributing new perspectives on the diverse issues surrounding our planet’s current environmental crisis.

On view from Saturday, October 4, 2008 through January 25, 2009 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, Digital’08 is the result of an international “open call” that invited entrants to examine their environmental concerns, indulge their fantasies, and then share their digital visions of how a sustainable future might look.

… we hoped that artists might propound possible solutions to environmental issues. Instead, by and large, we were presented with fresh approaches to framing the problems. But the reframing of a problem can often be a first step towards a solution

– Digital’08 co-juror, John Michael Gorman who is an author, curator, and Director of The Science Gallery at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

Artists today play an important role in society by creating art that: provokes thought, helps raise awareness, provides new perspectives, gives hope, seeks a higher consciousness, and on occasion, proposes new solutions.

Cynthia Pannucci, Digital’08’s other juror, and the artist-Founder/Director of ASCI

In this exhibition, you are presented with images reflecting on our environmental stewardship [or lack thereof] that explore topics running the gamut from: physical and digital recycling, as well as an imaginative, new alternative energy source; the fragility of nature in relation to its sustainability and ours; the promises of science and biotechnology, and even the healing power of music; the sad loss of our “natural heritage” marked in time; while from less down-to-earth perspectives come suggestions of there being more to “matter” than meets the eye; as well as the celebration of a more holistic, cosmic consciousness that sees man as “part of” rather than “separate from” nature.

Participating artists & scientists include: Lindsay Bloxam, Christine Chin, Roger Ferragallo, Nathaniel Freeman, Jessica Gross, Stephen Harrison, Nicole Hatanaka, Joseph Ingoldsby, Katherine Kollins, Robin Michals, Steve Miller, Edward Ramsay-Morin, Hugh O’Donnell, Ruth Parish, Rachel Simmons, Lily Smernou, and Mark Stock.

The New York Hall of Science is one of our country’s most renowned hands-on science and technology centers, featuring more than 400 hands-on exhibits exploring the wonder and excitement of biology, chemistry and physics.

September 21, 2008

Nancy Worthington

Filed under: Member Events — Jeremiah Allen Welch @ 11:23 pm

 

NANCY WORTHINGTON, www.domjoy.com

exhibits “Red”  in Banned & Recoveredartists respond to censorship

 at San Francisco Center for the Book
August 15 to November 26



 

 RED” © 2008 by Nancy Worthingtonwww.domjoy.com

Mixed-media interactive kinetic wall relief with sound

8 ft. (length) x 4ft (height) x 10ft(depth)

 

RED“, an allegorical romp though Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s frightening tale Little Red Cap (better known as Little Red Riding Hood).  In my artwork, RED, the themes of deception, disguise, fear, intrigue, sexism, predator vs. prey, victor vs. vanquished, and the theme of rescue are now transformed to the 21st Century 2008 political landscape. Little Red Riding Hood is now Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama becomes the duality of both the Wolf and the Woodsman and Bill Clinton is the Mother/Grandmother.  Created specfically for this invitational exhibition, the artwork is constructed to look like an open book, hinged in the middle. Through the use of a series of brightly colored three-dimensional scenes containing playful objects and interactive games, I lead the viewer/participant through the revised narrative. 

 

Banned & Recoveredartists respond to censorship

San Francisco Center for the Book

and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Hanna Regev, curator

San Francisco Center for the Book
August 15 to November 26

opening reception: Friday, August 15, 6–8pm
gallery hours: Mon–Fri, 10–5; Sat 12–4
300 De Haro Street, 16th Street entrance
San Francisco  415.565.0545  www.sfcb.org

African American Museum and Library at Oakland

September 5 to December 31
opening reception: Friday, September 5, 6:30–9pm
gallery hours: Tues–Sat, 12–5:30
659 14th Street
Oakland, CA 510.637.0200  
www.oaklandlibrary.org/AAMLO

 

NANCY WORTHINGTON TO EXHIBIT POLITICAL ARTWORKS IN “I EXPRESS….”

 

 

 
Charles Schulz Information Center, University Library Art Gallery, Sonoma State University, 1801 E. Cotati Avenue, Rohnert Park, CA
 
You are invited to Artist Reception and Voter Registration Party
September 25, 2008 from 4 to 6 P.M  The exhibit will continue through November 5.
 
 
“USDA Certified” (from the George Dubya series)
Mixed-media kinetic construction, 6′(h)x 2′(w)x 3′(d)
 
With the 2008 election looming, voters need to be concerned again with the voting certification process.
 
USDA Certified” delves into the disputed certificationof the ballots in our country’s first presidential election (in 2000) of the 21st century. Consider the absurdity of living in the information age and the age of technology with the very process of casting the ballot and voting conducted in such an archaic and antiquated manner, that the election statistically hung in the balance by a few chads (with punching holes in a paper card and having to check the tallies by hand-counting one by one.)
 
In “USDA Certified” I have chosen to depict this historic dilemma by juxtaposing the food certification process and the electoral certification process.  Both inspections of meats and inspection of ballots are riddled with confusion and corruption”

 

Nancy Worthington

Filed under: Member Events — Jeremiah Allen Welch @ 11:21 pm

NANCY WORTHINGTON, www.domjoy.com

exhibits “Red”  in Banned & Recoveredartists respond to censorship

 at San Francisco Center for the Book
August 15 to November 26



 RED” © 2008 by Nancy Worthingtonwww.domjoy.com

Mixed-media interactive kinetic wall relief with sound

8 ft. (length) x 4ft (height) x 10ft(depth)

 

RED“, an allegorical romp though Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm’s frightening tale Little Red Cap (better known as Little Red Riding Hood).  In my artwork, RED, the themes of deception, disguise, fear, intrigue, sexism, predator vs. prey, victor vs. vanquished, and the theme of rescue are now transformed to the 21st Century 2008 political landscape. Little Red Riding Hood is now Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama becomes the duality of both the Wolf and the Woodsman and Bill Clinton is the Mother/Grandmother.  Created specfically for this invitational exhibition, the artwork is constructed to look like an open book, hinged in the middle. Through the use of a series of brightly colored three-dimensional scenes containing playful objects and interactive games, I lead the viewer/participant through the revised narrative. 

 

Banned & Recoveredartists respond to censorship

San Francisco Center for the Book

and the African American Museum and Library at Oakland
Hanna Regev, curator

San Francisco Center for the Book
August 15 to November 26

opening reception: Friday, August 15, 6–8pm
gallery hours: Mon–Fri, 10–5; Sat 12–4
300 De Haro Street, 16th Street entrance
San Francisco  415.565.0545  www.sfcb.org

African American Museum and Library at Oakland

September 5 to December 31
opening reception: Friday, September 5, 6:30–9pm
gallery hours: Tues–Sat, 12–5:30
659 14th Street
Oakland, CA 510.637.0200  
www.oaklandlibrary.org/AAMLO

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