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Subject: RHIZOME DIGEST: 8.1.07
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 22:33:46 -0400

RHIZOME DIGEST: August 1, 2007


1. dave miller: 'INSIDE OUT' - Extended deadline
2. Jeff Ritchie: CFP: "Beyond Boundaries" International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference (9/1/2007; iDMAa Philadelphia, 11/8-10/2007)
3. ana otero: CALL FOR PROJECTS - VIDA 10.0
4. ana otero: CALL FOR PROJECTS - Curator Season at The Red House
5. matthew fuller: PT Interactive Media Practical Methods Lecturer, London

6. press AT Rhizome integrates Creative Commons licenses into ArtBase
7. Jennifer Schmidt: Wish You Were Here
8. Greg J. Smith: X Avant - Marc Leclair & Pauline Oliveros live in Toronto (Sept. 14th)
9. Daniela Steinsapir: Chicanna Biennial

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From: dave miller < AT>
Date: Jul 26, 2007
Subject: 'INSIDE OUT' - Extended deadline

WHO: All video, film and animation artists everywhere.

WHAT: An international open video and film competition, as part of the 'Signals' Art Festival in Crystal Palace, South London. This is the fifth year of Signals, a unique and innovative arts festival which takes over the centre of Crystal Palace for two weeks every September.

'Signals 5' promises to be the biggest and boldest yet.

Please submit work of no more than 10 minutes duration on the theme of 'Inside-out'. All selected works will be shown outside on a big screen, and also included in the online CyberSignals event. The outdoor screening event takes place for one-night only, and will be sited in the yard of an old Victorian factory.

WHEN: September 8th 2007

WHERE: Crystal Palace, South London

TO APPLY: Please send your work in mini-DV format (PAL only), along with hard-copies of a synopsis of your work, and a short biography including your email address. Artists may submit more than one work. Please supply a large SAE if you wish to have your work returned. Please state if you give us permission to place your work, or extracts of, onto YouTube, under a CC license. Selected artists will be notified in mid-August.

Please post your work to:
CP Artists
PO Box 36281
London SE19 1XU
United Kingdom

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 15th August (postmark date)

The outdoor screening courtesy of the Fabfilm outdoor cinema company
(, Antenna music recording studios
( and Haynes Lane Market.
'Signals 5' is organised by Crystal Palace Artists

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From: Jeff Ritchie <ritchie AT>
Date: Jul 26, 2007
Subject: CFP: "Beyond Boundaries" International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference (9/1/2007; iDMAa Philadelphia, 11/8-10/2007)

"Beyond Boundaries" — The push and pull of change in the academic environment is the subject of the fifth annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) Conference.

It's about connecting — beyond traditional technologies, beyond disciplines, beyond divisions, beyond institutions, and beyond geography. In digital media, communications and art we connect beyond these boundaries every day. This conference is the opportunity to discuss and explore how these connections affect our research, our practice, our pedagogy, and our curriculum. What is the significance of boundaries in a digital world?

iDMAa ( welcomes academics, artists, designers, and industry representatives to participate in various conference activities. The conference schedule includes: refereed paper discussions, topical breakout sessions, a juried exhibition, a program showcase and several keynote speakers who are leaders in the digital field. The conference will take place November 8th through 10th in the Old City area of Philadelphia and is hosted by La Salle University.

SUBMISSION: The fifth annual International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference seeks abstracts (500 words maximum) for presentation and/or discussion in the following areas:

Academics--Curriculum, Professional Standards, Creative Practice, Program Case Studies

Media Works--New media Art, Scientific Visualization, Digital Exhibitions, Sensor Environments, Video Installations

Innovative forms--Collaborative Structures, Now content forms: Wireless and Others, Robotics, Circuit Bending, Social Networking, Games, Audio Cultures

Design--Design Curriculum, Design Case Studies, The Shared Space of Digital Media to Design

Business--Fundraising, Business, Venue Development, Privacy, Copyright and Intellectual Property, Globalization

All abstracts will be refereed for acceptance and should:
1. report on the results of creative or research projects that explore new areas of media design, media tools or media education
2. adequately cite related work, to indicate the authors’ awareness of the state of the art and the context of the reported project
3. make claims in a clear and concise manner
4. adequately support all claims it makes
5. follow standard academic paper formatting conventions
6. not have been submitted for publication elsewhere

Submit your abstract online as a word document (file should use .doc extension) by September 1st. Online Entry Form (

All authors participating in the conference will have their abstract posted in the online conference proceedings. Authors will be notified via email of acceptance by approximately September 15, 2007 and should confirm attendance by October 1. All accepted papers must be sent to iDMAa in their final form (word document using your last name in the filename) by November 1 to be reviewed for possible publication in _The Journal of the International Digital Media and Arts Association_.

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From: ana otero <4anaotero AT>
Date: Jul 28, 2007

// VIDA 10.0 - International Competition on Art and Artificial Life.
// Project submission dates: September 17-October 22, 2007

Fundación Telefónica is attempting to promote the convergence of Art, Science and Technology by holding an international competition which rewards those works of art developed using Artificial Life technologies.

At previous editions, prizes were given to art projects created with robots, electronic avatars, chaotic algorithms, knowbots, cellular automatons, computer viruses, virtual ecologies which evolve by interacting with the participant and works which delve into social aspects of Artificial Life.

Selected Projects

A total of 20,000 euros will be awarded to the projects selected by the jury:

First prize: 10,000 euros
Second prize: 7,000 euros
Third prize: 3,000 euros


The selected projects will be exhibited at the International Contemporary Art Fair (ARCO) in Madrid in February 2008.

Incentive for Production

The competition's second category will help finance Artificial Life art projects (and those of associated disciplines) that have not yet been made. The competition is open to participants from anywhere in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.


The works submitted will be examined by an international jury that will be meeting as of November 7, 2007. The prize winners' names and special mentions will be announced at an award ceremony.

Members of the Jury
Mónica Bello Bugallo, Spain
Daniel Canogar, Spain
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Canada/Mexico
José-Carlos Mariátegui, Peru
Nell Tenhaaf, Canada
Simon Penny, USA/Australia

Project submission dates:
September 17-October 22, 2007.
Deliberation by the jury:
November 7-9, 2007.

You may send your proposal in along with the application form and required materials to any of the following addresses:

Ángeles Pérez Muela
VIDA 10.0
International Competition 2007
Fundación Telefónica
Gran Vía, 32. 5a planta
28013 Madrid, Spain
Phone: 34 91 584 23 05
Fax: 34 91 584 0656

Ana María Castañeta
VIDA 10.0
International Competition 2007
Fundación Telefónica
Av. Arequipa 1155
Santa Beatriz
Lima, Peru
Phone: 511 210 1544
Fax: 511 419 0501

Silvana Spadaccini
VIDA 10.0
International Competition 2007
Fundación Telefónica
Arenales 1540
1061 Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: 5411 4333 1317
Fax: 5411 4333 1307

Claudia Villaseca
VIDA 10.0
International Competition 2007
Fundación Telefónica
Providencia, 111 - P. 25
Santiago, Chile
Phone: 562 691 3741
Fax: 562 236 7138

Adriana Lomonaco
VIDA 10.0
International Competition 2007
Fundação Telefônica
Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 1188 -- conjuntos 33 e 34
CEP 01451-001 São Paulo-SP, Brazil
Phone: 5511 3035 1956
Fax: 5511 3035 1950

Francisco Mijares
VIDA 10.0
International Competition 2007
Fundación Telefónica
Av. Prolongación Paseo de la Reforma, 1200 -- piso 08
Colonia Cruz Manca. Cuajimalpa de Morelos
C.P. 05349 -- México D.F. México
Phone: 5255 1616 7587
Fax: 5255 1616 8053

For further information on the competition, please write to:
Ángeles Pérez Muela: angeles.perezmuela AT

Applicants may consult the winning projects from previous years at the VIDA website, in order to determine whether their projects fit in with the philosophy
of the prize.

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From: ana otero <4anaotero AT>
Date: Jul 29, 2007
Subject: CALL FOR PROJECTS - Curator Season at The Red House

// Curator Season at The Red House(Sofia, Bulgaria)
// Deadline: September 30, 2007

The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate <> announces an invitation to curators and artistic formations to offer a project for the Red House Curator Season in the field of contemporary visual arts and new media suggesting also certain critical view. The most attractive creative projects or proposals for series of exhibitions or other accompanying events will be given the opportunity to fulfill their potential at the Red House areas as well as to be included in the Red House Centre Programme.

Requirements for the projects invited:

The call refers to two periods (January – July, 2008 and September, 2008 – July, 2009 ) and is open for participants interested to take part in one or both of them.

The proposal should contain:
• a clear concept in the field of visual arts and new media for the period chosen, including a description of the authors, exhibitions and the accompanying events.
• arguments on how this program matches the aims of the Red House
• vision on the financial sources and the budget needed for the project
• enclosed CVs of the curator, the artists or the team that offers the concept

The deadline for participation is September 30, 2007

Please address your proposals or any further questions to: visualarts AT

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From: matthew fuller <fuller AT>
Date: Jul 31, 2007
Subject: PT Interactive Media Practical Methods Lecturer, London

Interactive Media Practical Methods Lecturer

Up to £40,802 pro rata pa incl
Part -Time (0.4fte) Fixed term until 31 August 2008
New Cross, London

You will support the Centre for Cultural Studies' MA in Interactive Media which foregrounds dimensions of art and theory. You will work closely with the Convenor in developing the programme and you will work in the lab with the MA students.

You will have a high level and flexible understanding of computation, including an awareness of appropriate languages and hardware. You will befamiliar with both open source and proprietary environments, and their cultural significance. You will have experience of exhibiting interactive installations or media projects. You will be research active in the area of Interactive Media, with a strong background in cultural theory. You will preferably have the ability to guide students in self-learning and directed learning in a number of environments.

For further information:
hr AT 020 7919 7999

Please quote ref: 07/166AE

Closing date: Friday 10 August 2007 by 5.00pm

Interview date: Friday 7 September 2007

Committed to equal opportunities

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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 2006-2007 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.

Rhizome 2008 Commissions Announced!
This year, eleven emerging artists/ collectives were awarded commissions in support of new works of Internet-based art. The projects include distributed sound experiments, visually compelling interactive images that blend the sublime and the ridiculous, and pioneering applications that encourage the flowering of creativity across commercial areas of the web. Follow the link below for descriptions of and links to the eleven winning proposals, which also includes our first-ever Community Award, a project designed to enhance participation and communication on Rhizome.

The Rhizome Commissions program is supported, in part, by funds from the Greenwall Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Additional support is provided by generous individuals and Rhizome Members.

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From: press AT <press AT>
Date: Jul 26, 2007
Subject: Rhizome integrates Creative Commons licenses into ArtBase

Rhizome is proud to announce its integration of Creative Commons licenses into its online archive of art, the Artbase. As of today, artists have the option to license their work under Creative Commons Licenses. This suite of licenses allows creators to shift the terms of copyright from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved," therefore enabling authors, scientists, educators and artists, amongst others, to mark their creative works with the cultural freedoms they abide by. Rhizome's hope is that through the use of these licenses, artists will have greater access to each others' work in furtherance of their goals.

Rhizome would like to thank Wendy Seltzer, Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, for her guidance and Fred Benenson, Creative Commons Cultural Fellow and student at New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program, for his coordination of the project. "By implementing Creative Commons, Rhizome aligns itself with sites like, Flickr and Digg, who nurture not only a community of free creativity, but of free culture," says Benenson. Lauren Cornell, Executive Director of Rhizome, adds that "It's in the spirit of Rhizome to foster collaboration amongst artists. I'm happy that Rhizome is able to make these licenses available, and to support the practice of sharing cultural material within the arts."

About Rhizome
Rhizome is an online platform for the global new media art community. Our programs support the creation, presentation, discussion and preservation of contemporary art that uses new technologies in significant ways.

About Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2001, that promotes the creative re-use of intellectual and artistic works—whether owned or in the public domain. Creative Commons licences provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators that build upon the "all rights reserved" concept of traditional copyright to offer a voluntary "some rights reserved" approach.

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From: Jennifer Schmidt <j AT>
Date: Jul 31, 2007
Subject: Wish You Were Here

Hello Everybody,

Next week, a new collaborative project, "Wish You Were Here", featuring audio greeting cards as sound bites, will be shown at Siggraph in San Diego. I thought I'd share it with you postcard style* * * * J

August 5-9, Siggraph 2007, Guerilla Studio, Sound Lab
San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA

(Colin Asquith, Terry Nauheim, Jennifer Schmidt)
Collaborative Sound Installation

A site for interactivity and reception, "Wish You Were Here" is a collective soundscape of audio greeting cards meant to be experienced within the hands of participants through physical and aural sampling. Our sounds are of field recordings, fragmented and manipulated to reinterpret the conventional notion of a sentiment in the model of a greeting card. Re-contextualizing recorded material within this format places limits—including time, compression, and availability—while initiating an accessible, portable, and participatory narrative.

Systems of exchange become evident through the selective re-authoring and re-playing of these sounds, quoting a theoretical giver and receiver. Through the opening and closing of cards on display, the gesture of a greeting becomes amplified, defining a space that is, at once, personal and public, intuitive and mechanical.

Installation: pre-recorded audio greeting cards, card display racks, microphones

Artists: Colin Asquith, Terry Nauheim, and Jennifer Schmidt

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From: Greg J. Smith <smith AT>
Date: Aug 1, 2007
Subject: X Avant - Marc Leclair & Pauline Oliveros live in Toronto (Sept. 14th)

Hello, It is time for our annual collaborative event with the Music Gallery as part of their X Avant Festival here in Toronto. In addition to the press release below, please see and - I've also compiled a lot of info about participating artists at a recent post on my blog:

hope to see you out in September,

Greg J. Smith


X Avant new music festival
Vague Terrain & the Music Gallery Team up for the Friday September 14th

* 5mm feat. Marc Leclair aka Akufen + video artist Gabriel Coutu-Dumont
(CAN) • Ambient set by Canada’s techno-glitch innovator, with live video
on three screens • 11:30pm
* Des Callioux et du Carbone (CAN) • Up-and-coming Montreal experimental
laptop artist • 10:30pm
*Pauline Oliveros & Anne Bourne perform “One Long Peace” (US/CAN) •
Improvisations by the American drone music pioneer on accordion, in
collaboration with Toronto cellist/vocalist • 9pm
* CONTACT Contemporary Music performs "Electronica Unplugged" (CAN)
Acoustic chamber versions of classic electronica by Aphex Twin, Eno and
more • 8pm
** Featuring live video by Patricia Rodriguez and Noir

* CBC Radio 2 will be recording these concerts for future broadcast on
The Signal, heard 7 days a week from 10pm to 1am.
*** Concert hosted by Laurie Brown, host of CBC Radio 2's The Signal.

Time: Doors 7pm, concert 8pm
Tickets: $15 advance/$20 door ($15 member/$10 student, door only)
Event Details:

more info available at


Pauline Oliveros and Anne Bourne perform “One Long Peace”

An acoustic duet
Pauline Oliveros, accordion
Anne Bourne, cello and voice

This improvisational performance intends to create gestures of sonic peace globally, from the Deep Listening Convergence to Oliveros' World Wide Tuning Meditation. Deep Listening Convergence took place in New York state in June 2007, and saw 45 DL Certificate Holder musicians and their guests working together with online rehearsals using state of the art Web technology to reach across nations and work together. Pauline Oliveros' World Wide Tuning Meditation took place at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors Festival August 21, 2007.

Pauline Oliveros
Pauline Oliveros is an internationally acclaimed composer, performer, humanitarian, and pioneer in American music. For five decades she has explored sound and forged new ground for herself and others. Through improvisation, electronic music, teaching, ritual, and meditation she has created a body of work with such breadth of vision that it profoundly affects those who experience it. Oliveros was born and raised in Houston, Texas, to a musical family. In 1985, she started the Deep Listening Institute, Ltd., a non-profit organization in New York, to “support all aspects of the creative process for a worldwide community of artists.” Currently she serves as Distinguished Research Professor of Music at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and as Darius Milhaud Composer-in-residence at Mills College in Oakland, CA.

Anne Bourne
Anne Bourne is a Toronto-based composer, cellist and vocalist. She has performed and recorded internationally with many artists in creative music genres including Jane Siberry, Fred Frith, Eric Chenaux, Copyright, Tom Cora, Loreena McKennit, Indio, Sarah MacLachlan, Susie Ibarra, Joelle Leandre and Sook-Yin Lee, among others. Anne has created scores for film and dance with Peter Mettler, Atom Egoyan, Michael Allder, Peter Lynch, Yvonne Ng, Andrea Nann and Michael Ondaatje. Anne was presented a Golden Sheaf Award for Best Original Music, and an American Choreographer Best Short Film Award for her scores, and several Juno and Gemini Awards for her songwriting and film collaborations. Anne first met Pauline Oliveros when she was invited to perform a distance concert with The Deep Listening Band in New York, and groups in Paris and Toronto, in 1994. She then participated in the Rose Mountain Retreats for the years that followed until the milleneum shift. Bourne performed Oliveros' Primordial Lift, recorded for Table of the Elements, with Oliveros, Tony Conrad and David Grubbs. Anne was a participant in the DL Opera at Lincoln Center, with her young daughter Willa. Current recording is dearness, with John Oswald and Fred Frith, on Spool. Anne also improvises with dwct, and Eve Egoyan.

5mm feat. Marc Leclair a.k.a. Akufen

Marc Leclair — sound
Gabriel Coutu-Dumont — video

The performance of “5mm” is an audiovisual incarnation of the project/album Musique pour 3 Femmes Enceintes released on Mutek_Rec in 2005, in collaboration with Oral. “5mm” is an audiovisual piece wich allegorically explores the concept of evolution of life itself. By the time cells have finally migrated and are forming a humanoid shape, the human embryo measures approximately 5mm.

Invited last fall by the prestigious Ars Electronica to present his music, Marc Leclair (Akufen) thought to call on his Montreal affiliate Gabriel Coutu-Dumont to add a new dimension to the work, via his moving images. Essentially, the occasion spawned a bona fide connection between the two artists, who discovered a multitude of complementary aspects among their styles.

Montreal’s Marc Leclair is one of the premiere artists for which that city’s Mutek festival has truly acted as a catalyst. Since his participation at Mutek in 2000, he has encountered enormous success through his many shows abroad and various well-received releases on a number of diverse labels. The release of the album My Way in 2002 on the Force Inc. label sold several thousand copies and helped cement him as one of the top-rated producers on the international electronic music scene. Since then, this composer, in a perpetual state of growth and discovery, has effectively diversified his activities.

Gabriel Coutu-Dumont works as a photographer and video artist. His marked interests for scene conception, performance and the vast spectrum of digital creation have led him to co-found collectives such as RACAM, nAnalog et LuzaPixel. Blending tradition and technology, His designs allow for cohabitation between sound, image and lighting. He is currently working on a compilation of photography entitled.

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From: Daniela Steinsapir <danielast AT>
Date: Aug 1, 2007
Subject: Chicanna Biennial

I am happy to announce that my piece Osiloscopiando will be part of the The Chicana/o Biennial AT MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana

Exhibition: August 1 – September 22, 2007
510 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
tel: (408) 998-2783
fax: (408) 998-2817

Gallery Hours:
Wednesdays & Thursdays 12n—7pm
Fridays & Saturdays 12n—5pm

MACLA is pleased to announce its second Chicana/o Biennial -- an exhibition and public forum conceived to take inventory of and invite reflection every two years on the continuously emergent energy, critical edge, and aesthetic interventions within contemporary Chicano art.

I hope you will enjoy the show

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