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Subject: RHIZOME DIGEST: 12.20.06
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 13:22:33 -0800

RHIZOME DIGEST: December 20, 2006


1. murphj8 AT DANCE MOViES Commission Launched by EMPAC
2. chmcnally AT Renascence 07: Call for New Media
3. Marcia Tanner: San Jose Airport Request for Proposals
4. Simon Fildes and Katrina McPherson: Chair of Contemporary Media Arts & Imaging
5. martin: CC2007 - EXTENDED DEADLINE

6. bonzo AT Environment 2.0 - a festival for a better planet
7. Lauren Cornell: DIY or DIE, organized by Upgrade! New York, Turbulence and Rhizome
8. Dirk Vekemans: New Collaborative International blog on Poetics
9. Nanette Wylde: exhibition announcement: v3

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From: murphj8 AT <murphj8 AT>
Date: Dec 14, 2006
Subject: DANCE MOViES Commission Launched by EMPAC


EMPAC - the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ? announces the launch of the EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission, a new commissioning program to support the creation of new works in the field of experimental dance for the screen.

Through the DANCE MOViES Commission, EMPAC is specifically targeting artists based in North America and South America to encourage the development of the genre of dance film and video. The DANCE MOViES Commission will fund several projects per year with awards in the range of $8,000 - $50,000.

The deadline to submit artist proposals is February 1, 2007, with applications available on the EMPAC website:


What are DANCE MOViES?

The works shown in the DANCE MOViES series and supported by the DANCE MOViES Commission are experimental works for the screen which vary widely in content and form, yet are united by the fact that the image on the screen was crafted by, or in collaboration with, a choreographer or movement-based artist.

The works span a large range, include film, video, and other audio-visual formats, and tend to be from 2 minutes to 30 minutes in duration. Some of the works may be narrative-driven, using the conventions of filmic story-telling; some may be abstract works; some may not even feature ?dance? as is generally defined, but contain a powerful sense of how movement unfurls in time; some may take advantage of tools such as computer processing, motion capture, simulation, animation, image processing, and post-production technologies; and some may extend the confines of the single screen to multiple screens or projections.

However the artists create or present their work, the defining characteristic of these works remains that they are audio-visual works made by dance artists, with all the richness and potential of that specific medium meeting the choreographic eye. EMPAC DANCE MOViES screenings and commissions do not include documentaries, feature-length films, works for stage performances, or commercial films that feature dance.



The EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission will be conducted as a competitive open proposal process, where artists will be able to submit a project proposal. The initial proposals will be reviewed, and a small number of artists will be invited to submit a detailed proposal to an international panel. The panel will assess the quality and feasibility of the proposed project and will submit its recommendations to EMPAC. The commissions will be awarded by EMPAC after review. All selection decisions are final.

Upon awarding of the commission, the artist or collaborative team has one year to complete the project, at which point it will be premiered at EMPAC, and shown at dance film festivals around the world, credited as an EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission.

Selection Panel:

Magne Antonsen (Norway)
Filmmaker, Director, Ultima Film Dance for Camera Festival, Oslo, Norway
Gaelen Hanson (USA)
Choreographer/filmmaker Director, New Dance Cinema, Seattle, USA
Bob Lockyer (UK)
Chair, Board, South East Dance, Brighton, UK
Silvina Szperling (Argentina)
Choreographer/filmmaker, Director, Videodanza, BA Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Johannes Goebel (USA), EMPAC Director
Hélène Lesterlin (USA), EMPAC Dance Curator



Further questions?

Contact: Helene Lesterlin, EMPAC Dance Curator
Phone: 518.276.3918
Email: dancemovies AT

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From: chmcnally AT <chmcnally AT>
Date: Dec 18, 2006
Subject: Renascence 07: Call for New Media

Renascence 07: Call for New Media

deadline: February 2, 2007

VSA arts is seeking submissions from innovative, experimental artists with disabilities whose work demonstrates the creative fusion of visual art with interactive or sensory experience; communication and information technologies; movement or performance; and/ or audio production. Applicants from a wide range of practices, such as digital arts, installation, and time-based media, are encouraged to apply. There is no fee.

Open to international artists, ages 18 and over, who are committed to their artistic progress and who have a physical, cognitive, or mental disability. The theme challenges artists to consider the concept of renascence which signals a rebirth of the senses, a revival of culture. Work will be presented from April?June 2007 in several venues throughout Washington, D.C., including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Visit for additional information and entry instructions or contact Jennifer Colaguori, visual arts coordinator, at jenniferc AT or 800-933-8721 ext. 3885. The call is available online in French, Spanish, German, Arabic, and Japanese.

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From: Marcia Tanner <marcialart AT>
Date: Dec 18, 2006
Subject: San Jose Airport Request for Proposals

Opportunity knocks! Please note, this call for proposals is open to US residents only.

Marcia Tanner

On 12/15/2006 6:42:32 PM Pacific Standard Time, Mary.Rubin AT writes:

Design/Fabrication/Installation of a Suspended Artwork (Open Call)

Note: Please feel free to transmit this call directly to your distribution lists.

We are seeking to commission an artist to design, fabricate, and install a suspended artwork for the San Jose Airport's North Concourse. The opportunity offers a wide range of possibilities, including, but not limited to: visually large scale, modular, dynamic, interactive, kinetic, involving data mining and visualization, and/or web-based interaction. The commission is $375,000. (See attachment)

Mary A. Rubin, Senior Project Manager

San Jose Public Art Program

365 S. Market Street

San Jose, CA 95113

(P) 408 277-5144 x 16 (f) 408 277-3160

San Jose Public Art Website Link <>

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From: Simon Fildes and Katrina McPherson <left AT>
Date: Dec 18, 2006
Subject: Chair of Contemporary Media Arts & Imaging

University of Dundee
Chair of Contemporary Media Arts & Imaging
Reference: DJ/1595/
Closing date: 9 February 2007

Alongside Fine Art and Design, Media Arts & Imaging forms the new partnership of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design – part of a new University College structure, the College of Art & Design, Architecture, Engineering & Physical Sciences.
Our aspiration is to lead and explore the interaction between artists and contemporary media as a means of cultural expression – and we provide a broad range of disciplines, teaching and research activity. The School is a research-led unit cutting across art and design and offers BA (Hons) pathways in Animation, Illustration, and Time Based Art, taught Masters programmes in Animation & Visualisation, Electronic Imaging as well as Doctorate research programmes.

You'll join us, then, at a time of real change and challenge, something you’ll relish as much as our students do, and you'll contribute greatly to the development of research in this School and others across DJCAD, the University and with other Universities and agencies. So you must have experience successfully mentoring doctoral students, and acting as first supervisor, along with the skills to encourage others to undertake higher studies. You must also be an established senior academic, with a recognised research portfolio – and a number of outputs suitable for the 2008 RAE and expected to achieve a grade 3/4.

In return, you'll immediately become an important part of our academic community – a community that was placed first in the UK for teaching quality in 2005, and was Scottish University of the Year 2004-2005.

How to Apply
Further details and an application pack are available from the University of Dundee website:
Alternatively, contact Personnel Services,
University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN.
Tel: (01382) 344817 (answering machine).
Please quote reference number: DJ/1595/

The University of Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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From: martin <w AT>
Date: Dec 19, 2006

Seeding Creativity: Tools, Media, and Environments

June 13-15, 2007 Washington DC, USA

Sponsored by ACM SIGCHI
Industry Sponsors include IBM, Microsoft, SAP and Google

*** Submission deadline: December 22, 2006 (Full papers and Demonstration Proposals)***(EXTENDED!)
Author notification: February 19, 2007
Final formatted papers due: March 19, 2007

We cordially invite submissions to the 6th Creativity and Cognition Conference (CC2007), sponsored by the Association for Computing Machinery's (ACM) Special Interest Group on Computer Human Interaction (SIGCHI). Submissions are invited for:

- Full papers (up to 10 pages)
- Proposals for demonstrations (up to 4 pages)
- Workshop proposals (up to 4 pages)
- Applications to the Graduate Student Symposium (up to 4 pages)
- Proposals for tutorials (up to 10 pages)

We focus on creativity support tools for individual, group, and social creativity, bridging among technology, science and arts to find common themes for user interface and new media design, and producing rigorous research with innovative designs and carefully conceived evaluations.

We welcome contributions from researchers, developers, practitioners, and policy-makers in many fields, including: computer and information scientists; diverse scientists, engineers, and architects; product, graphic, and interaction designers; writers, musicians, and new media artists; creative practitioners, corporate leaders, and educators; social scientists, ethnographers, and anthropologists.

The conference will feature two elegant evening receptions at the National Academy of Sciences and Corcoran Gallery of Art to celebrate the dialogue among technology, science, and arts.

The general focus of the conference is about cultivating and sustaining creativity: understanding how to design and evaluate computational support tools, digital media, and sociotechnical environments that not only empower our creative process and abilities, but also encourage and nurture creative mindsets and lifestyles. Topics appropriate for submissions include, but are not limited to:

- Principles for interface, interaction & software design
- Empirical evaluations by quantitative and qualitative methods
- In-depth case studies and ethnographic analyzes
- Reflective accounts of individual and collaborative practice
- Educational and training methods to encourage creativity with novelinterfaces
- Social mechanisms in support of creative communities andcollaboratories
- Emerging technologies, media, and approaches in the arts and creativepractices
- Transdisciplinary methods and collaboration models

June 13-15, 2007 Washington DC, USA
Cc2007-all mailing list
Cc2007-all AT

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From: bonzo AT <bonzo AT>
Date: Dec 16, 2006
Subject: Environment 2.0 - a festival for a better planet

a Futuresonic 2007 festival special feature.

Futuresonic is taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of the festival, starting with a pioneering study of the carbon footprint of the Futuresonic 2007 festival, undertaken in collaboration with the Manchester-based Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Creative Concern, and a series of projects which highlight social and environmental impact of future arts and technologies.

The issues raised by this will be explored under the banner of ENVIRONMENT 2.0 within the SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES SUMMIT, the main conference strand of the Futuresonic festival.

25 (Normally 45)
The Delegate Pass gives you access to all Futuresonic seminars and talks, the Social Technologies Summit, and entrance to Futuresonic Live events over the festival weekend. See below for details.

A part of Futuresonic 2007

The main conference strand of the Futuresonic festival, the Social Technologies Summit, is a major international conference exploring the creative and social potential and implications of new technologies, bringing together leading figures to explore "a whole new way of doing things in the air".


In 2007 a focus of the Social Technologies Summit is ENVIRONMENT 2.0, a new international initiative in which two worlds collide:

o The world is waking up to realities of climate change, long predicted but until now too easy to ignore.
o The world is in love with smart environments, mobile communication, pervasive media, wearable computing.
Can these two approaches to environment, each one iconic for our times, be reconciled?

The Social Technologies Summit will host a network meeting for ENVIRONMENT 2.0, and present the findings of a pioneering study of the carbon footprint of the Futuresonic festival, undertaken in collaboration with Manchester-based Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Creative Concern.

A linked focus is FREE-MEDIA. Free-media is about finding inspiration and resources in our built and natural environment that were previously dismissed as being without value or irrelevant. It doesn't cost much because it makes use of public domain Free and Open Source Software, and recycles freely available old equipment, waste materials and junk (FOSS). Free-media increases access to media technologies, especially to the people who need it most and can afford it the least, and lowers environmental impact of the media we produce and consume.

The 2007 Summit will also play host to THE MAP DESIGNERS, an event drawing together map hackers, artists, cartographers, DIY technologists, architects, game programmers, bloggers and semantic web philosophers. Presented by the British Cartographic Society, the event will focus upon the interface between cartography and cutting edge design.

As the main conference strand of the Futuresonic festival, the Social Technologies Summit will also host discussions of the festival's artistic themes. In 2007 this will involve a conference strand supporting Futurevisual, a city wide celebration of future image and sound. It will mark the 40th anniversary of the first multimedia events of the kind that we would understand today, which took place in the halcyon year of 1967, the year that also saw the first crossover between avant garde and popular music, and the introduction of the Moog synthesiser. The conference will feature seminal figures from the period, alongside contemporary artists who can connect with the energy and openness of 1967, and bring it bang up to date.

Futuresonic, the urban festival of electronic arts and music, is moving from July to May, back to the Spring date it occupied in 2004. Futuresonic 2007 will feature profile music events in Futuresonic Live, and art and technology events in Urban Play, a strand of the festival introduced in 2006 that has since been mirrored in other events in the UK and Europe.

Advance Booking Rate
25 (Normally 45)
Reserve your discounted Delegate Pass before December 31st 2006 and
make payment by January 31st 2007

The Delegate Pass gives you access to all Futuresonic seminars and talks, the Social Technologies Summit, and entrance to Futuresonic Live events over the festival weekend. You must reserve your discounted Delegate Pass before December 31st 2006 and make payment by January 31st 2007. To reserve email tickets2007 AT stating your name, address and contact details. You will be sent purchasing information from the festival box office by January 8th 2007.

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From: Lauren Cornell <laurencornell AT>
Date: Dec 19, 2006
Subject: DIY or DIE, organized by Upgrade! New York, Turbulence and Rhizome

Hello all,

I'm pleased to announce the launch of a new online exhibition: DIY or DIE. This exhibition was organized in collaboration with Upgrade! New York and Turbulence, in honor of our shared anniversaries, and features artworks that we've commissioned or presented over our respective histories.

You can visit DIY or DIE here:

And, if you are located in or passing through Oklahoma City, the
exhibition is on view at Individual Artists of Oklahoma (URL) until
January 15th.

Best, Lauren

Executive Director

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The Rhizome Commissioning Program makes financial support available to artists for the creation of innovative new media art work via panel-awarded commissions.

For the 2005-2006 Rhizome Commissions, eleven artists/groups were selected to create original works of net art.

The Rhizome Commissions Program is made possible by support from the Jerome Foundation in celebration of the Jerome Hill Centennial, the Greenwall Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support has been provided by members of the Rhizome community.

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From: Dirk Vekemans <dv AT>
Date: Dec 13, 2006
Subject: New Collaborative International blog on Poetics

"International Exchange for Poetic Invention
is a multilanguage weblog with links and information on poetic invention – our term for exploratory/ investigative/experimental/radical/ conceptual poetry.
We hope the site will serve as an international point of contact for the exchange of information among those interested."
Charles Bernstein & Ton van 't Hof

Arnoud van Adrichem (Netherlands)
Aryanil Mukherjee (US/India)
Benedikt Ledebur (Austria/Germany)
Bill Allegrezza (US)
Caroline Bergvall (UK)
Charles Bernstein (US)
Dirk Vekemans (Belgium)
Douglas Messerli (US)
Dubravka Djuric (Serbia)
Ernesto Livon-Grosman (US/Argentina)
Eugene Ostashevsky (US/Russia)
Franz Josef Czernin (Austria)
Han van der Vegt (Netherlands)
Hazel Smith (Australia/UK)
Iain Britton (New Zealand)
Jacob Edmond (New Zealand)
Jan Lauwereyns (New Zealand/Belgium)
Jerome Rothenberg (US)
John Cayley (UK)
Juliana Spahr (US)
K. Silem Mohammad (US)
Kate Fagan (Australia)
Katie Degentesh (US)
Lawrence Venuti (US)
Leevi Lehto (Finland)
Linh Dinh (US/Vietnam)
Lisa Samuels (New Zealand/US)
Marjorie Perloff (US)
Meredith Quartermain (Canada)
Mette Moestrup (Denmark)
Murat Nemet-Nejat (US/Turkey)
Mónica de la Torre (US/Mexico)
Nicole Brossard (Quebec)
Niels Frank (Denmark)
Olivier Brossard (France)
Paal Bjelke Andersen (Norway)
Payam Fotouhiyehpour (Iran)
Peter Middleton (UK)
Pierre Joris (US)
Roberto Tejada (US/Mexico)
Rodrigo Toscano (US)
Régis Bonvicino (Brasil)
Samuel Vriezen (Netherlands)
Sawako Nakayasu (US/Japan)
Sudeep Sen (India)
Susan M. Schultz (US)
Ton van 't Hof (Netherlands)
Ulf Stolterfoht (Germany)
Wystan Curnow (New Zealand)

dv - pardon the hiccups-
slowly getting ready for yet another season of
Neue Kathedrale des erotischen Elends

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From: Nanette Wylde <nanl AT>
Date: Dec 19, 2006
Subject: exhibition announcement: v3

Exhibition Announcement v3

This edition of features:

15x15 by Richard Vickers
dead-in-iraq by Joseph DeLappe
Google Will Eat Itself by UBERMORGEN.COM
{transcription} by Michael Takeo Magruder
Velvet by Alexander Mouton
The Digital Phoenix Collection by Lindsey Anderson and Alisha Thayer is an international juried exhibition of artworks created for the Internet arena.

Produced by the Electronic Arts Program, Department of Art & Art History, California State University Chico.

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