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Subject: RHIZOME DIGEST: 01.24.01
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2007 13:53:42 -0800

RHIZOME DIGEST: January 24, 2007


1. Don Relyea: Siggraph Art Gallery Submission Deadline Extended until 5 pm 1-26-07
2. Jim Andrews: media arts curator position at the western front in vancouver - job posting
3. james: Ars Virtua Conference on Borders April 26-28
4. P.Rebelo AT Positions at SARC
5. elssilvrants AT call for residencies in beijing
6. ana otero: CALL FOR WORKS - 12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07

7. Perry Lowe: Bartlett Interactive Architecture Presentations at Eyebeam
8. Kathleen Quillian: Leonardo Education Forum at CAA 2007

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From: Don Relyea <don AT>
Date: Jan 19, 2007
Subject: Siggraph Art Gallery Submission Deadline Extended until 5 pm 1-26-07

While I was still scrambling to get all my entries documented and filled out today I
noticed the deadline is extended!

Extended Deadline:
The Art Gallery submission deadline has been extended until 5 pm Pacific
time, 26 January 2007.

Don Relyea

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From: Jim Andrews <jim AT>
Date: Jan 21, 2007
Subject: media arts curator position at the western front in vancouver - job posting

The Western Front Society in Vancouver, Canada is seeking applicants for the
position of

Director and Curator of Media Arts

Deadline for Applicants: February 28th
Start Date: April 1st - June 1st (Negotiable)

The Western Front is a multidisciplinary Artist Run Centre established in 1973. It supports artists through five programs: Exhibitions, Front Magazine, Media Arts, New Music, and Performance Art.

The Director and Curator of Media Arts curates and produces one of the most significant Artist in Residence programs in Canada - supporting 8 to 9 projects a year, with associated artist talks, performances, and other public events. The program supports local, national and international artists working with electronics, installation, networks, radio, sound, and video. The primary goal of the program is to foster research and experimentation.

The Western Front is directed by a Management Team that includes the curators of the five programs. These curators work as a collective to manage the organization as a whole. This includes day-to-day operations and meetings, annual planning (budgets, grants, fundraising, etc.), and long term planning. The Director and Curator of Media Arts is responsible for:

- Curating and producing the artist in residence program, talks, events, projects and co-productions.
- Administering the day-to-day operational planning of the Media Arts program.
- Developing and administering the annual budget of the Media Arts program.
- Developing and writing grant applications (operating and project).
- Overseeing the production studio operations and development.
- Overseeing the audio video archives.
- Working with the other curators (exhibitions, magazine, new music, and performance art) as a co-director of the Western Front Society.

Applicants Professional Qualifications should include:

- Highly developed written and verbal communications skills.
- Understanding of contemporary issues in Media Arts and other disciplines.
- Knowledge of audio/video systems, new media and new technologies.
- Strong computer skills, including a working knowledge of current word processing and Internet software.
- Ability to effectively delegate and supervise volunteers and external contractors.
- Ability to plan and supervise, manage deadlines.
- Working knowledge of catalogue (publication) development and production, printing requirements are an asset.

Working Conditions:

- Must be available for meetings and special events outside of office hours (approximately 3 meetings month, 4 special events/year and 2 strategic planning meetings/year.
- This is a full time position focused on a 10 month programming season with 6 weeks of holiday in the summer, and 2 weeks of holidays over the rest of the year.

Salary Range: $27,000 - $31,000 a year dependent on funding.

Further information is available on request. Please e-mail
<media AT>.

The Western Front Society
303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5T 1S1

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From: james <rhizome AT>
Date: Jan 23, 2007
Subject: Ars Virtua Conference on Borders April 26-28

"Borders, Boundaries & Liminal States", a three day conference in Second Life, will explore divisions and shed light on these ideas and on the nature of the synthetic environment.

• Borders define geographic boundaries of political entities or legal jurisdictions, such as governments, states or sub-national administrative divisions.

• The boundary of a set (in mathematics) is those points that can be approached from within the set and without. It is all points not contained in the interior of a set.

• The liminal state (in ritual) is characterized by ambiguity, openness, and indeterminacy. One's sense of identity dissolves to some extent, bringing about disorientation. Liminality is a period of transition, during which normal limits to thought, self-understanding, and behavior are relaxed, opening the way to something new.


Borders are frequently under contention; they are regions that neatly separate two entities and enable a form of deconstruction. However, the distinctions formed by borders are not sufficient and we realize that often the border begins to represent a third region and generates more contentious borders.

It is truly difficult to discern the breadth a border, an indeterminate space, and it's depth is dependent on the sphere, there is a point when you can cross into the "other." Borders would be impossible to cross if this was false and the liminal space would disappear.

It is our assertion that the synthetic world is a fundamentally liminal space. This is not because it is functionally transitional, except perhaps that it is not a destination, but that it functions parallel to 'real' space and remains temporary in its occupancy.

Our interest lies in both the synthetic and the terrestrial world though fundamentally one is a subset of the other. A Venn diagram may hold visual information about this relationship, but it misses the point. There is a functional liminal space that exists outside the terrestrial. We want to emphasize that while there is a relationship here the liminal space that is created synthetically doesn't exist in a terrestrial sense. So the atoms and the electrons are terrestrial and represented by our friend Venn, the intellectual space is not however anything but contained by materials and represents a
different space.

To that end we are considering sessions relating to gender/sexuality, race, architecture, body/technology, body/digital image, life/non-life, transgenics, and game/environment. If you have an interest in these topics and would like to present, or would like to suggest another topic please contact nmc AT

Conference Date: April 26-28, 2007

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From: P.Rebelo AT <P.Rebelo AT>
Date: Jan 24, 2007
Subject: Positions at SARC

Positions at SARC
(School of Music & Sonic Arts, Queen's University Belfast)

Lectureship in Computer Programming for Musical Applications
This post is intended to develop personal research in the area of computer programming for musical applications and to undertake research as part of the team at the Sonic Arts Research Centre.

Academic Fellowship
The aim of this post is to produce high-quality research in the area of new media. Applicants must have a strong background in theoretical, artistic or technical aspects on new media as well as a commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to technological creative arts. Areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, locative media, mobile and wireless technologies, computer gaming and other areas of the sonic arts.

SARC has a number of PhD studentships to offer in 2006/7 including international students of the highest academic calibre. Details of research areas, application processes and deadlines are available at:

School of Music & Sonic Arts
The School currently has a PhD programme with ca. 40 students enrolled, 20 MA students and ca. 100 BSc Music Technology students. In September staff at SARC will collaborate with the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science on the delivery of a new four-year degree in Computer Game Design and Development. The degree will draw on expertise in SARC, ECIT and in other Schools at Queen's.

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From: elssilvrants AT <elssilvrants AT>
Date: Jan 23, 2007
Subject: call for residencies in beijing

beiLAB residencies
in Beijing, China
for artists, architects, scientists, curators and researchers

We invite projects undertaking RESEARCH or developing DISCOURSE / zooming in on CHINA’S URBAN AND SOCIAL DYNAMICS / confronting art and technology with the different realities of the CHINESE CITY / doing so from a MULTITUDE of perspectives and disciplines


The beiLAB is a multidisciplinary work space and research platform in Beijing, China, covering an office space, an artist studio and a project space for lectures and workshops. BeiLAB is conceived as a meeting place for artistic, architectural, scientific and corporate communities researching China’s social and urban realities in all its greyscales.

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From: ana otero <ana AT>
Date: Jan 24, 2007
Subject: CALL FOR WORKS - 12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07

12th International Media Art Biennale WRO 07

Call for Works: Deadline for submissions 15.02.2007.

WRO Center for Media Art Foundation in Wroclaw/Poland, announces an international competition open to any work created using electronic media techniques, exploring innovative forms of artistic communication.

The competition welcomes creators of artistic projects of diverse forms such as screenings (video art, computer animation), installations, objects, performances, multimedia concerts and network projects from all over the world. The main prize is 5000 euro and the total prize money awarded is 8000 euro.

Biennale: the new strategies and territories of digital artistic communication; Artists in the face of high culture's permeation with popular culture; global with local culture; commercial with independent culture; the role of individual artistic attitudes in the midst of global tendencies; the metamorphosis of an artistic experiment in the light of a spectacle society culture. Media arts that de-interpret the cultural context stemming from civilization as well as interferences into the code that steers behaviors within the social space. The creation and record of a changing picture of culture.

The deadline date for entry submission is 15.02.2007.

Presentation of works selected to the very final along with the international jury's announcement of competition results will take place during public screening at the WRO 07 Biennale.


16 - 20 May 2007 competition, special events, symposium;
16 May - 17 June 2007 exhibition

National Museum in Wroclaw;
WRO Art Center
The competition regulations and entry form are available in downloadable format at Requests to receive the regulations and entry form by post can be made at print AT


The International Competition WRO 07 is organized by The WRO Art Center. The competition is open to any work created using electronic media techniques, exploring innovative forms of artistic communication. The main prize is 5000 euro and the total prize money awarded is 8000 euro.
Every participant may submit up to three works, completed after 01.01.2005., for the competition. The works may be submitted by artists, producers, distributors and other persons or organizations holding rights to the submitted works.
Every work should be followed with a legibly filled-in entry form, synopsis, short biography and screenshot or graphics in TIFF or JPEG format. If it's required by the specificity of the work, the submission shall be followed with an additional description or appropriate technical information.
The deadline date for entry submission is 15.02.2007
There is no entry fee.
The submitted works are selected by the organizers. The authors of works qualifying for the competition will be individually notified about the selection. Additionally, the list of qualifying works shall be published on the internet website Works qualifying for the competition will be judged by an international jury during public screenings at Biennale WRO.

Contact: WRO Art Center, ul. Kuznicza 29a, 54-137 Wroclaw 16, P.O. Box 1385, Poland, tel.: + 48 71 344 83 69, tel./fax: + 48 71 342 26 91,,
info AT

Source : Spetre

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From: Perry Lowe <perry AT>
Date: Jan 18, 2007
Subject: Bartlett Interactive Architecture Presentations at Eyebeam

Eyebeam is pleased to co-host, with the Bartlett School of Architecture, an evening of presentations on Interactive Architecture. Presenters will include Phil Ayres of Sixteen Makers, Eyebeam residents Carmen Trudell and Jennifer Broutin, Marek Walczak of MW2MW and David Benjamin and Soo-in Yang of the NYC architecture firm, The Living.

Beginning at 7pm, presenters will each discuss their work followed by a panel discussion moderated by Professor Stephen Gage of the Bartlett. A reception will follow from 9-10pm. This event is open to the public free of charge with a suggested donation. Eyebeam is located at 540 W. 21st Street between 10th & 11th Aves in Chelsea.

This evening symposium will be the culmination of a two day "work in progress" International Jury held at Eyebeam between final year students of the Bartlett's Interactive Architecture Workshop and invited New York Architecture and Interaction Design schools.

The Interactive Architecture Workshop would like to thank the Stuart Murphy Travel Award Trustees for their generous sponsorship.

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From: Kathleen Quillian <isast AT>
Date: Jan 22, 2007
Subject: Leonardo Education Forum at CAA 2007

The Leonardo Education Forum will participate in several panels and events at the 95th annual College Art Association Conference in New York City, 14-17 February 2007. These will include a special panel session on ecology and ethics in art, a mentorship roundtable, a town hall business meeting, career development workshops and the special exhibition "Lines of Flight" at Hunter College.

Look for the Leonardo Education Forum at these events:

Leonardo Education Forum Mentoring Session: Thinking vs. Making
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 12:30--2:00 PM
West Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Hilton New York
Chair: Gabriel Harp, University of Michigan

Leonardo Education Forum Business Meeting
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 5:30--7:00 PM
Regent Parlor, 2nd Floor, Hilton New York

Leonardo Education Forum Exhibition: Lines of Flight
Reception: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 4-7PM
Curator's Talk and Tour: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1-4PM

Sponsored by The Leonardo Education Forum, The Hunter College MFA in Integrated Media Arts and Film and Media Department, The Savannah College of Art and Design and Bitforms Gallery. Curated by Celina Jeffery and Gregory Minissale, Lines of Flight addresses lines between technological, scientific and artistic practices and processes of taking flight from the gravity of digital capitalism, privilege, and stratification. Participating artists include Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Thompson and Craighead, Peter Horvath, David Crawford. All Lines of Flight events are at Hunter College Main Campus 695 Park Ave. NY 10021, The Black Box - 543 Hunter North Building. See for directions and more information.

Leonardo Education Forum Sponsored Session
Ecology and Ethics of Art | Science Projects
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2:30--5:00 PM
Trianon Ballroom, 3rd Floor, Hilton New York
Chair: Victoria Vesna, University of California, Los Angeles, Art|Science Center

Activist Discourses: Inside the Lab Context
Jill Scott, Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich; Daniel Bisig, Artificial Intelligence Lab, University of Zurich

Morphing Art and Science Labs: Negotiating Unknown Terrain
James Gimzewski, University of California, Los Angeles

About the Leonardo Education Forum

The Leonardo Education Forum (LEF) promotes the advancement of artistic research and academic scholarship at the intersections of art, science, and technology. Serving practitioners, scholars, and students who are members of the Leonardo community, LEF provides a forum for collaboration and exchange with other scholarly communities, including the College Art Association of America (CAA), of which it is an affiliate society.

The Leonardo Education Forum is open to all individuals who are members of Leonardo.

For more information about the Leonardo Education Forum, a list of members and how to join, please visit:

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