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Subject: RHIZOME DIGEST: 10.17.07
Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2007 02:51:51 -0400

RHIZOME DIGEST: October 17, 2007


1. Chris Salter: Job Opportunity, Assistant Professor, Design and Computation Arts, Concordia University, Montreal
2. pedro AT Call for videos. ZEMOS98. Sevilla / Spain
3. lmcguire AT Asst. Assoc. Prof. - Multi Media Theory
5. kemicak AT Spark Video Syracuse Call for Submissions
6. lucy AT Call for Submission -- Lumen Eclipse
7. James.Braman AT Call for Chapters : Handbook of Research on Computational Arts and Creative Informatics

8. Andy Clarke: "Videogames and Art" book launch - 24th October - London
9. klaudio stefancic: conference_visual_construction_of_culture
10. Ryan Griffis: Fwd: [artivistic07] [ UN.OCCUPIED SPACES ] 25 to 27 October
11. Turbulence: Turbulence Commission: "Bonding Energy" by Douglas Repetto and LoVid
12. Tara McPherson: Vectors Difference issue now online!

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From: Chris Salter <csalter AT>
Date: Oct 11, 2007
Subject: Job Opportunity, Assistant Professor, Design and Computation Arts, Concordia University, Montreal

Assistant Professor, Department of Design and Computation Arts
Concordia University, Montreal

Concordia University’s Department of Design and Computation Arts invites applications for one tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2008. We are seeking applicants who can teach in both the Design and Computation Arts programs. The preferred candidate should have expertise in one or more of the following domains: social media, interaction design, experience design, community technologies, or human centered and participatory design. The Department of Design and Computation Arts offers five programs: a BFA in Design; a BFA Specialization in Computation Arts; a BSc or BFA Major in Computation Arts (integrated major with Computer Science); a BFA Minor in Computation Arts; and, a Graduate Certificate, Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice. We are currently developing a Master’s Degree.

Our department emphasizes a conceptual approach, one that addresses the broad vision or culture of design within contemporary society, and enhances strategies for communication, application, representation and dissemination. The undergraduate Design Major is located primarily within the domains of image, object-making and screen-based media, with a particular focus on design practice as a persuasive form of intervention within the physical and discursive landscape. The Computation Arts program provides students with a rich foundation in creative work at the intersection of design, art and technology. The program guides students in developing digital media work that is aesthetically engaging, conceptually provocative and technically innovative. Our approach to teaching emphasizes an awareness of the cultural and political implications of a society that is increasingly wired and networked together.

The Department of Design and Computation Arts is located in one of Concordia’s newest buildings, the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex on St. Catherine Street in the heart of the downtown (Sir George Williams) campus. In this stunning facility we are able to take advantage of cross-disciplinary opportunities with other Fine Arts departments as well as state-of-the-art labs, equipment and resources, including the Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technology.

In addition to teaching, the candidate is expected to develop a program of collaborative and cross-disciplinary design and/or computation arts research. The candidate is also expected to participate in the administration of the Department, including curriculum development, student advising, organization of special events, and committee participation.

The ideal candidate should possess an MFA, MSc, PhD, or equivalent; teaching experience at the university level; demonstrated ability to attract external funding for research; a strong emerging profile or an established design practice and research profile; and, administrative and committee service experience at the university level. Fluency in French would be considered a very strong asset.

Applicants should submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and interests; documentation of research, conference presentations and design practice; evidence of teaching experience including course outlines, samples of student work, course evaluations; and, any additional relevant support documents to the departmental contact below. In addition, they must arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly from referees to the departmental contact. Please address correspondence to:

Martin Racine, Chair, Department of Design & Computation Arts, Concordia University,
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal, Quebec H3G 1M8, Canada
Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext 4789
Fax: (514) 848-8627
Email: mracine AT

Civic address:
Engineering & Visual Arts Complex
Sir George Williams Campus
1515 St. Catherine Street West, EV 6-771, Montreal, Quebec

For further information, applicants are encouraged to consult:
Department of Design & Computation Arts website:
Department of Computer Science website:
Hexagram Institute for Research/Creation in Media Arts and Technology website:
Faculty of Fine Arts website:

Subject to budgetary approval, we anticipate filling this position for July 1, 2008. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applications and letters of reference should reach the department no later than November 1, 2007. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

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Mills College - Assistant Professor, Electronic Arts/Sound
Full-time tenure-track position beginning Fall 2008

The Mills College Music Department and the Intermedia Arts Program seek an accomplished Electronic Arts/Sound artist with an established record of achievement in electronic media and sound, who possesses a broad understanding of contemporary art practices and computer technologies. Candidates should be fluent in the history and criticism of electronic media and sound art, as well as contemporary media theory. They should be prepared to contribute to the developing Intermedia Arts Program curricula, and to teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students working across and between disciplines, including experimental music, dance, visual art, installation, performance, creative-writing, and video. Courses will include a Sound Art studio class, and beginning and advanced Electronic Arts courses that address digital and electronic art production, including digital and analog electronics, internet and web art, and interactivity as art practices. At least three years of college teaching experience is preferred, and an MFA or equivalent experience is required.

Application: An application should include a cover letter discussing teaching experience and areas of expertise, a CV, a statement of your approach to teaching, an artist’s statement, a representative selection of art work (such as audio CDs, videos in DVD format, URLs for web based work, or Macintosh-compatible CD-ROMs), SASE, and contact information for three academic/professional references. Please send applications to:

Chris Brown, Chair, Electronic Arts/Sound Search Committee, Music Department, Mills College, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613-1301

Reviews of submitted applications will begin on November 1, 2007.
Inquiries: 510.430.2330; cbmus AT

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills is a selective liberal arts college for women, with coeducational graduate programs. Persons of color and those committed to working in a socially diverse environment are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE
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From: pedro AT <pedro AT>
Date: Oct 11, 2007
Subject: Call for videos. ZEMOS98. Sevilla / Spain

Rules of participation for international call for works ZEMOS98 10th edition

The festival will be celebrated from 24th to 30th March, 2008.
The deadline for submissions is 10th November, 2007.

ZEMOS98 agrees to pay 150 € for every work participating the Official Sectionfor the purposes of presenting the work and public screening.

ZEMOS98 agrees to pay 50 € for every work participating the section Pantallas Paralelas and/or Pantallas Paralelas for the purposes of presenting the work and public screening.

Has a maximum duration of 20 minutes
The theme and genre are open.

-DVD.ZEMOS98 [10a EDICIÓN]. ZEMOS98 will edit a DVD, which will contain the best videos from the Official Section.

-PREMIO RTVA MEJOR OBRA ANDALUZA - 2.400 € to best andalusian work to produce a new project.

-MEETING OF AUDIOVISUAL CREATORS. Festival organisers will invite and provide accommodation for all authors selected for the official section (if there is any work with more than one author, a maximum of two will be invited by the festival).



Submit your videos
Forward this information!!

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From: lmcguire AT <lmcguire AT>
Date: Oct 11, 2007
Subject: Asst. Assoc. Prof. - Multi Media Theory

The University of the Arts Multimedia Department seeks candidates to fill a full-time, multi-year, non-tenure track position as an assistant or associate professor. Rank and salary will depend upon qualifications and experience. A focus in any of the following is of particular interest to the department: information theory, human-computer interaction, social computing, tactical media, game theory and contemporary art and design history.

The Multimedia Department is home to UArts’ interdisciplinary curriculum for designers interested in interactive and installation design and practical and entrepreneurial applications for the creative arts. Located in dynamic Center City Philadelphia, the program focuses on creating young media designers not limited by traditional mediums of study and ready to excel in the wide variety of options open to creative individuals today. The curriculum offers web design and development, installation art, video and animation, and media theory and research, and allows access to the many University programs, such as liberal arts, music, and graphic design. Students develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills through a combination of studio practice, academic courses, and professional development.

Review of applications will begin on or about 3 December 2007. Late applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.

For more information about the program, visit
For information on how to apply:

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From: nolan AT <nolan AT>
Date: Oct 11, 2007


School of Liberal Arts
August 2008

Saint Mary’s College invites applications for part-time lecturer in art education for the Department of Art & Art History for the 2007 – 2008 academic year to teach four (4) undergraduate courses in Art Education. It is expected that the foundation courses in drawing, painting, design, and sculpture will combine both studio and theoretical practices and also address new media trends in the visual arts. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College.


• EdD or PhD candidacy or a completed degree in Art Education, Visual Culture or related field
• prior visual art production teaching experience required
• significant broad knowledge of current innovative instructional and assessment methodologies

Salary will be determined by prior experience and degree and is competitive with other non-profit higher education institutions and commensurate with qualifications, experience, budget and internal equity considerations.

Please visit our website at for complete job details.

A complete application includes a letter of application, ten (10) teaching evaluations, a one (1) page teaching philosophy, two (2) sample syllabi, current curriculum vitae and three (3) current letters of recommendation. Candidates who submit names of references should expect that references will be contacted, in confidence, by the College and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry. Please forward all application materials to:

Professor Anna Novakov
Department of Art & Art History
Lecturer of Art Education Search
Saint Mary’s College of California
Moraga, CA 94575

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews are scheduled to begin on March 1, 2008 and continue until position is filled.

Saint Mary's College of California is an equal opportunity employer.

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From: kemicak AT <kemicak AT>
Date: Oct 13, 2007
Subject: Spark Video Syracuse Call for Submissions

Spark Video is a monthly video series held at Spark Contemporary Art Space in Syracuse, New York. Each event consists of an INTERNATIONAL program and a community based program known as SPARK HOME VIDEO.

DEADLINE: Ongoing- earlier entries will be given preference due to time restraints. We are seeking work for our 2007- 2008 programming year and will be accepting work until April 1st, 2008.

GUIDELINES: Work should be no longer than 10:00. All types of independent/ non- commercial work are accepted. Music videos need not apply. International and domestic submissions are encouraged.

FORMATS ACCEPTED: DVD (NTSC and PAL), and MiniDV. Please include: synopsis, CV and contact information. A self addressed return envelope is required if you would like your submission package returned to you. Otherwise, all submissions will be added to the Spark Contemporary Art Space Video Library for possible inclusion in future curatorial projects and exchanges with other Spark venues.

Artist Fees cannot be paid at this time.



Katie Micak
c/o Department of Transmedia
Syracuse University
102 Shaffer Art Building
Syracuse, NY 13244- 1210

Questions: sparkvideo AT
Or: kemicak AT

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Organizational memberships with Rhizome

Sign your library, university or organization up for a Rhizome organizational membership! Give your community access to the largest online archives of digital art and new media art-related writing, the opportunity to organize member-curated exhibitions, participate in critical discussion, community boards, and learn about residency, educational and professional possibilities. Rhizome also offers subsidized memberships for qualifying institutions with limited access to the Internet. Please visit for more information or contact sales AT

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From: lucy AT <lucy AT>
Date: Oct 16, 2007
Subject: Call for Submission -- Lumen Eclipse

Lumen Eclipse, a public media arts project, is currently reviewing work from established and emerging visual artists. We welcome all forms of creativity that move (or don't) on a screen -- film, video, animation, motion graphics. Eight digital works are showcased each month on a pair of large outdoor video displays in a prominent location in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, as well as on the project's online gallery and archive (see:

Ideal length of artworks ranges from 2 to 8 minutes.

If interested, please send a link to an online portfolio of your work to the e-mail address listed below, or send a DVD or CD of work to the postal address provided. Each submission should contain a short bio, a Web site, and a contact e-mail address.

For further information please visit the Web site listed below.

send material to:
Lumen Eclipse
Attn: Submissions
248 Beacon Street
Somerville, MA 02143

art AT

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From: James.Braman AT <James.Braman AT>
Date: Oct 17, 2007
Subject: Call for Chapters : Handbook of Research on Computational Arts and Creative Informatics

*******************Extended Deadline ****************
Proposals Submission Deadline: 11/15/2007
Full Articles Due: 2/28/2008

-- Handbook of Research on Computational Arts and Creative Informatics
At the core of the fundamental questions of "what is art" and "what is technology" we focus The Handbook of Research on computational Arts and Creative Informatics at the convergence of computer science and artistic creativity. We seek to discover new ways to conceptualize art and investigate new methods of self expression through the use of technology. Here we are inviting experts in a wide range of disciplines to discuss the emergence of expression and art through that of science, information technology, computer science, artificial intelligence and many other related fields. We see this book as a comprehensive recourse where artists and scientists can collaborate on ideas, practices and experimentations on these topics. As technology becomes meshed further into our culture and everyday lives, new mediums and outlets for creative expression and innovation are abound. We are emphasizing the creative nature of technology and science itself. How does the human side of technological achievement influence our creative abilities as technology is a creation in itself? Has the ontology of the information age influenced society at the level of both the human and non human? Through this handbook we are addressing novel concepts from creation, interaction, communication, interpretation and emergence of art through various technological means and mediums.

The Handbook of Research on computational Arts and Creative Informatics will provide a comprehensive range of topics regarding the interaction of the sciences and the arts. Key concepts, theories and innovations involving the computational side of the arts and other creative technologies will be discussed. This particular volume will feature chapters (8,000-10,000 words) written by experts and leading innovators of their respective fields.

Recommended topics include, **but are not limited to**, the following:

+Essays and Discussion on Art and Technology
+Art and web design
+Fractals, tessellations and Creativity through mathematical expression
+Interactive and computational sculptures and artworks
+Kinetic sculptures
+Creativity as an emergent property of art and science
+Digital art and creative expressions
+The creative process in IT education
+Art created by Artificial Life and Intelligent Agents
+Creativity in computer interface and web design
+Creativity from emergent properties
+Art expressed or created by multi-agent systems
+Virtual spaces and Art of synthetic/ virtual worlds
+Art and expression through information visualization
+Animation, simulation and modeling
+3-D artwork
+Art for the blind and visually impaired- Universal Creativity
+Human expression through cybernetics
+Robotics and Art
+Future trends in Art as influenced by emerging technologies

Interested individuals are invited to submit a 1-2 page manuscript on their proposed chapter by November 15, 2007. We encourage the inclusion of related topics not mentioned above that may be related to both the theme of the handbook and your particular research area or expertise. Upon acceptance of your proposal, you will have until February 28, 2008 to submit a completed draft of your chapter. A set of guidelines will also be sent to you upon acceptance. Each potential author will receive notification on their acceptance status by November 30, 2007. This book is tentatively scheduled for publishing by Information Science Reference (formerly Idea Group Reference),, an imprint of IGI Global (formerly Idea Group, Inc.) in 2009.

Inquiries and submissions can be forwarded electronically (Word document) or by mail to:

ComputationalArts AT


James Braman
Department of Computer and Information Sciences
Towson University
8000 York Rd, Towson, MD 21252
jbraman AT


Giovanni Vincenti
Research and Development
Gruppo Vincenti, S.r.l.
Via dei Gracchi, 123
00192 Rome, Italy
giovanni.vincenti AT

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Rhizome Commissions Program

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 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: Andy Clarke <andy AT>
Date: Oct 11, 2007
Subject: "Videogames and Art" book launch - 24th October - London

Please find below an invitation to the launch of "Videogames and Art" on 24th October in London, hosted by Andrew Burn and the London Knowledge Lab, in conjunction with the London Games Research Group and the London Games Festival Fringe.

Presenters include

Paul B. Davis -
John Paul Bichard -
S.E. Barnet -
Ernest Adams -

Hope to see some of you there,

Andy Clarke


The London Knowledge Lab and Dr.Andrew Burn, in conjunction with the London Games Research Group and the London Game Festival invite you to an evening of presentations by artists, writers and researchers to launch

"Videogames and Art"

edited by Andy Clarke and Grethe Mitchell

published by Intellect Books, Bristol.

Date: 24th October 2007

Time: 6.00pm for 6.30 to 8.30pm

Venue: The London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, London WC1N 3QS

Numbers are limited so to avoid disappointment please RSVP to:

Elizabeth Andrew (e.andrew AT at the London Knowledge Lab

Videogames and Art -
London Games Festival -
London Knowledge Lab -

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From: klaudio stefancic <kstefancic AT>
Date: Oct 14, 2007
Subject: conference_visual_construction_of_culture

Visual Construction of Culture
Zagreb, 26 – 27. October 2007.
The Croatian Writers' Society, the theory, culture and visual arts journal Tvrđa, and the Zagreb Centre for Visual Studies are organizing an international interdisciplinary symposium entitled Visual Construction of Culture, to be held at the Mimara Museum in Zagreb on 26 and 27 October 2007 (Friday and Saturday).

Visual, pictorial and cultural turn marks the liberation of the image from the dominant paradigms in language philosophy and from the prevalent iconology interpretations in art history. Today, the picture is understood as a medium of communication and as a contextual field of autoreferential denotation. It is no longer a "holy" picture or a picture of High Art, but a multiplied and networked world of visuality which demands its own new grammar, syntax, semiotics and hermeneutics.

Culture can no longer be explained by social identity theories. Visual culture is constructed autonomously and in the media age it is a prerequisite for the cognition of reality and its various interpretations. The Symposium will therefore focus especially on the need for a new approach to the concepts of picture, visuality and media in our time.

Symposium Programme

Friday, October 26, 2007

•• 10.00

•• 10.15
ŽARKO PAIĆ, Faculty of Textile Technology, Zagreb
Deconstruction of Image: From Mimesis and Representation to Communication

•• 11.00
NADEŽDA ČAČINOVIĆ, Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb
The Visible and Cognition

•• 11.45
MILAN GALOVIĆ, Faculty of Textile Technology, Zagreb
Image in Technical Era

•• 12.30
KRUNO MARTINAC, University of Melbourne, Australia
Someone Looks at Something

•• 13.30 Lunch break

•• 15.00
ALEKSANDAR MIJATOVIĆ, Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb
Profane Iconology

•• 15.45
The Visual Construction of Carnival Reality

•• 16.30
Holocaust and Media

•• 17.15
Closing of the first day's sessions

Saturday, October 27, 2007

•• 10.00
KEITH MOXEY, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York
Visual Studies and the Iconic Turn

•• 10.45
NIGEL WHITELEY, Lancaster University
Visual Disciplines in a Post-Disciplinary World

•• 11.30
SONJA BRISKI UZELAC, Academy of Applied Arts, Rijeka
Art in the Age of Cultural Reconfiguration: From Artifact Towards Visual Text

•• 12.15
MARCO SENALDI, State University of Milano-Bicocca
Contemporary Art and Television

•• 13.00 Lunch break

•• 14.30
KLAUDIO ŠTEFANČIĆ, Center for Visual Studies, Zagreb
User Interface as Space of Cultural Differentiation

•• 15.15
ANTONIO SANTANGELO, University of Turin
"Real Fiction": The New Frontiers of Constructing Reality in Television

•• 16.00
KREŠIMIR PURGAR, Center for Visual Studies, Zagreb
Visual Turn and Literary Text: Subversive Iconology in the Novel City
by Alessandro Baricco

•• 16.45
Closing of the Symposium

More info:

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From: Ryan Griffis <ryan.griffis AT>
Date: Oct 14, 2007
Subject: Fwd: [artivistic07] [ UN.OCCUPIED SPACES ] 25 to 27 October

Begin forwarded message:

> 25 to 27 October 2007 :: Montreal
> Artivistic is an international transdisciplinary three-day
> gathering on the interPlay between art, information and activism.
> Artivistic emerges out of the proposition that not only artists
> talk about art, academics about theory, and activists about
> activism. Founded in 2004, the event aims to promote
> transdisciplinary and intercultural dialogue on activist art beyond
> critique, to create and facilitate a human network of diverse
> peoples, and to inspire, proliferate, activate.
> For the third edition of Artivistic, the expression [ un.occupied
> spaces ] was chosen to stimulate new ideas in response to the
> hidden confusions caused by the infinite networks of 21C
> globalization and neo-liberalism. [ un.occupied spaces ] dares to
> link the charged issues of environmentalism, indigenous and migrant
> struggles, and urban practices together through the angle of
> occupation. In an interconnected world, critical thought and action
> cannot but become flexible and uncompromising at once. To think
> with occupation consequently becomes a strategy for approaching
> these issues in a way that will reveal their interdependence, and
> fuel creative and tactical collaborative actions between "co-
> artists" (artists and non-artists). Built around three interrelated
> questions, the event consists of roundtables, workshops,
> interventions, exhibitions, performances, and screenings at our
> temporary headquarters at 5455 av. de Gaspé, #701, and in different
> venues and spaces of Montreal.
> < what is indigenous? >
> The very use of the term "indigenous" presupposes a claim to the
> existence of certain rights. The right to traditional uses of
> territory. The right to live on the land from which one has been
> displaced. The right to status. The right to self-determination.
> The right to a life with dignity. In what context does indigenous
> mean something and how is it represented today? What is the
> relationship between identity based on place, the land and/or
> territories and the right to resources? What is indigenous in the
> context of globalisation, migrations and mobility?
> < what is natural (space) ? >
> The environment is in a pretty bad shape. Yet, does not typical
> environmentalism often propose "solutions" which alienate the very
> people that could make a difference by using a false dichotomy
> (natural/artificial, nature/culture) and by perpetuating the myth
> of a pristine nature? Current strategies often make use of fear and
> guilt to provoke action, yet will we not be helping our environment
> in a more efficient way once we let go of our arrogance as humans
> and start living with and in the world rather than of, and
> alienated from, the world?
> < what is (there) to occupy? >
> The term "occupation" often inspires images of invasion, enclosure
> and rape. How are spaces and bodies ruled over? What is public
> space, ultimately? Why do reserves exist? To ask what is occupation
> is in fact to ask what is left to occupy for occupation is more
> pervasive than it first appears. At the same time, occupation
> echoes resistance when it comes to certain forms of appropriation.
> How does one occupy appropriation or how can one appropriate
> occupation?
> The Autonomous Conference >> Artivistic also includes an open-
> source component. Participants will be able to sign up on the day-
> of to hold an ad-hoc session that is not in the official program
> but is fully part of the event. You can prepare in advance, but you
> don't need to submit anything.
> Our events are free admission, with a suggested donation of $10 for
> waged participants.
> Please register to secure a place: participation.artivistic AT
> For updates / more information: /
> info.artivistic AT

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From: Turbulence <turbulence AT>
Date: Oct 15, 2007
Subject: Turbulence Commission: "Bonding Energy" by Douglas Repetto and LoVid

October 15, 2007
Turbulence Commission: "Bonding Energy" by Douglas Repetto and LoVid
Requirement: Enable Java in your browser

"Bonding Energy" consists of a set of "Sunsmile" devices that collect and measure solar energy from seven geographically distributed sites around New York State: Columbia University, NYC; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy; University of Buffalo; Colgate University, Hamilton; free103point9's Wave Farm, Acra; Experimental Television Center, Owego; and The Redhouse Arts Center, Syracuse. The light energy reaching the Sunsmiles' solar panels fuels a collaborative real-time data visualization on

Part of the larger "Cross Current Resonance Transducer (CCRT)" project in which the artists are developing systems for monitoring, manipulating, and interpreting natural signals such as tidal patterns and wind, "Bonding Energy" is focused on solar energy. "Bonding Energy" is a model for distributed microenergy generation, inspired by "SETI AT home" -- which harnesses the collective power of personal computers distributed worldwide -- and "microcredit", a loan system that supports poor or unemployed people in underdeveloped countries. Small contributions from many individuals can produce significant results.

"Bonding Energy" is a 2007 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Murray G. and Beatrice H. Sherman Charitable Trust.


Douglas Irving Repetto is an artist and teacher. His work, including sculpture, installation, performance, recordings, and software is presented internationally. He is the founder of a number of art/community-oriented groups including "dorkbot: people doing strange things with electricity," "ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show, " "organism: making art with living systems, " and the "music-dsp" mailing list and website. Douglas is Director of Research at the Columbia University Computer Music Center and lives in New York City.

LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) overwhelms the senses with new media in their performances, videos, objects, and installations. LoVid has toured the US and Europe extensively performing, exhibiting, and lecturing at PS1, The Neuberger Museum, The Butler Institute of American Art , The Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv, Exit Art, Evolution Festival (UK), The Kitchen, RISD, Massachusetts College of Art, FACT, Kansas City Art Institute, Chicago Art Institute, University of Wisconsin, Futuresonic Festival (UK), The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Ocularis, and Institute of Contemporary Art London, among many others. LoVid has been artist in residence at Eyebeam, Harvestworks, iEAR, Alfred University, and Stevens Institute of Technology; and has received grants and awards from Experimental TV Center, NYSCA, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and The Greenwall Foundation. LoVid is also a free103Point9 transmission artist.

Jo-Anne Green, Co-Director
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.:
New York: 917.548.7780 . Boston: 617.522.3856
Networked_Performance Blog:
Upgrade! Boston:
New American Radio:

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From: Tara McPherson <tmcphers AT>
Date: Oct 16, 2007
Subject: Vectors Difference issue now online!

Vectors Difference issue now online!

Vectors: Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular is pleased to announce the launch of its new issue devoted to the theme of Difference: <>
Our fifth issue of Vectors stages multiple examinations of the notion of difference as it plays out in a variety of spheres, discourses and practices, while also privileging race and ethnicity as a central through-line of digital culture, a recurring ghost in our networked machines.. Featured scholars include David Theo Goldberg/Stefka Hristova, Wendy Chun, Mark Kann, Jon Ippolito, Minoo Moallem, Jennifer Terry and Christian Sandvig. Vectors is produced by editors Tara McPherson and Steve Anderson, co-creative directors Erik Loyer and Raegan Kelly, and programmer Craig Dietrich with additional design by Alex Ceglia.

Vectors is an international peer-reviewed electronic journal dedicated to expanding the potentials of academic publication via emergent and transitional media. Vectors brings together visionary scholars with cutting-edge designers and technologists to propose a thorough rethinking of the dynamic relationship of form to content in academic research, focusing on the ways technology shapes, transforms and reconfigures social and cultural relations. We only publish works that exceed the boundaries of print.

Please also explore previous issues in the Vectors Archive and contribute to an ongoing dialogue with the project creators via the Vectors Forums. Feel free to share this announcement widely.

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