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Subject: RHIZOME DIGEST: 12.19.2007
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2007 12:13:17 -0500

RHIZOME DIGEST: December 19, 2007



1. Klaus W. Eisenlohr- Urban Research, call for entries
2. ana otero- CAC.2: Computer Art Congress
3. Atau Tanaka- Call for MMW'08- Vienna: CFP- Mobile Music Workshop 2008
4. Rhizomer- Call for Proposals: Mapping Festival 2008

5. Wilfried Agricola de Cologne- Slowtime2007- Quicktime as an artistic medium
7. Rhizomer- Prix Ars Electronica 2007- Winner's Presentation at Grace Slick- Frankfurt on the Main
8. Juha Huuskonen-Pixelache Helsinki 2008 programme preview + Nuage Vert in Helsinki in Feb 2008

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From: Klaus W. Eisenlohr
Date: December 15, 2007
Subject: Urban Research, call for entries

Open Call: Urban Research on Film

We are looking for new visual approaches towards the contemporary city. The program will be first shown at Directors Lounge, Berlin, February 2008. Experimental, documentary, essay, interactive and multi-channel, all welcome. Please send in preview DVD of your work. Early deadline Dec. 18, 2007 (postmarked), late entry deadline Jan. 5 (only if you have sent a previous notice!)
Please contact:
klaus AT
Please ship to:
Klaus W. Eisenlohr, Osnabrücker Str. 25. D-10589 Berlin, Germany

Urban Research
The common image of urbanity stays within the traditional iconography, and encompasses an outdated model of “the city”. Mass media reproduce it and tourists (want to) affirm it on their “city tours” around the globe. In contrast, city centres and public spaces have lost their traditional function. Even efforts of urban renewal of centres – conceptually not much different to the “City Beautiful” movement at the end of the 19th century – do not help to conserve life of “old towns.” These efforts may even accelerate the described changes.

On the other hand in mass media, there is little depiction of the life, the architecture, of the beauty and the issues of the contemporary urban scapes. There is a lack of positive images of the contemporary city as it has grown until today. There even is the notion of the city being “unreadable” (T. Sieverts). The common terms are reflecting these negative views of the environment most people live in: “sprawl”, “edge city”, “in-between city” (Zwischenstadt), or “informal city”.

Many artists thus have taken up to newly explore and visually research the “unknown”, the “informal” city. There is exciting new work, which tries to create a different, a differentiated image of space, architecture and life within the contemporary city. Unlike modernist “city symphonies,” these new works are based on exploration, on research and on discourse. The artists often focus on particular aspects rather than trying to depict the city as a whole. Urban Research comprises experimental, documentary and animated works bringing together complementary views of urban life.

Urban Research 2008 will firstly be presented at the media art festival Directors Lounge in February 2008. So far, the selections of Urban Research have been widely shown in venues in London, Poznan, Dordrecht/Rotterdam, Freiburg, Essen and Berlin.


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From: Ana otero
Date: December 17, 2007
Subject: Call For Papers and Art Works: CAC.2: Computer Art Congress

December 31, 2007

CAC.2: Computer Art Congress
Emerging forms of computer art: making the digital sense

Date: March 26, 27, 28, 2008 - Mexico City, Mexico
Organised by:The Paragraphe Lab, University of Paris VIII (France), the Monterrey Tech Campus Toluca and Campus Estado de México (Mexico), and Europia Productions organize the 2nd. edition of Computer Art Congress.

* Papers Submissions: December 31, 2007
* Author's notification: January 19, 2007
* Proceedings file: January 31, 2008
* Early Registration: January 19, 2008
* Advanced Registration: March 14, 2008 (after this date, registration is on site)
* Congress dates: March 26 - 28, 2008

The first CAC'2002 observed that the origins of Computer Art (CA) are to be found in the fields of Art and Sciences. This duality has greatly delayed its recognition. Today, we are witnessing the emergence of a multidisciplinary community which has been spurred on by the advanced computer sciences. Members of this community share certain "conceptions" related to Visual Art in general and to Computer Art in particular. Nowadays, six years later, we witness an enlargement of Computer Art boundaries mainly led by its unusual development. Distance between Art and Science has narrowed to the point that CA looks to be quite an independent and autonomous field starving to reach its maturity. From this perspective, CA cannot evolve separately from the IT development strategy. Today, along with digital content production, which is in some measure produced accordingly to collective intelligence schemes, we also observe emerging forms of CA that strive to develop new ways to interact with digital content, new artefacts that repurpose digital content and new paradigms that aim to make sense of CA. In this manner, several questions need to be posed and analysed:
* Does CA have its own identity? If yes, what about it?
* Does CA belong to the Art universe? If yes, how to situate it?
* Does CA belong to the digital universe? If yes, how does it fit-in?

CAC'08, has chosen Mexico, to call artists, authors, creators, distributors, instructors, inventors, journalists, managers, producers,
scientists and technologists, concerned by those emerging artistic and technological forms, contributing, collaborating and exchanging
their art-works, experiences, know-how, knowledge and visions on the "digital" Art. The Computer Art Congress endeavours to be a common forum for exchange between Artists, Researchers, and Technologists involved
in this artistic area. The topics of the congress were chosen to establish a multi-disciplinary environment for participants from several
backgrounds, to discuss how computer/media/network art can take its own place in the art.

The scope of the conference includes, but is not limited to, the following major topics:
* Aesthetics of Computer Art
* Animation and Computer Art
* Algorithmic Art
* Collaborative Art
* Computer Art and art
* Computer Art and non-linear culture
* Computer Art and video games
* Color in Computer Art
* Digital Games Art
* Global Culture
* History of Computer Art
* Interactive Computer Art
* Linguistic and Computer Art
* Music in Computer Art
* New forms of Computer Art
* Networked Art
* Online Computer Art
* Epistemology of Computer Art

* Plenary (keynote) presentations
* Panels and roundtables
* Workshops and tutorials
* Exhibitions, demonstrations and posters
* Communications and article presentations
* Corporate showcases
* Corporate stands

Authors and artists interested may submit a 3-page proposal. To send a proposal, consider these specifications:
* Text: Arial, 12 pts.
* Accepted file formats: RTF, DOC (Verify that the file name only contains alphanumeric characters).
* For digital artwork: send a description of your work and ask for an account to upload your work via FTP
All proposal must be sent to everardo.reyes AT
Please include the submission form into your proposal, which can be downloaded on the conference website:

Scientific Advisory Board
* Pau Alsina, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
* Roy Ascott, University of Plymouth, UK
* Jean Pierre Balpe, University of Paris VIII, France
* Reza Beheshti, TUDLFT, The Netherlands
* Maurice Benayoun, CiTu, France
* Jay D. Bolter, Georgia Tech, USA
* Pierre Boulanger, University of Alberta, Canada
* Ron Burnett, Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, Vancouver, Canada
* Moraima Campbell, ITESM Campus Monterrey, Mexico
* Maricruz Castro Ricalde, ITESM Campus Toluca, Mexico
* Giovani De Paoli, University of Montreal, Canada
* Ken Friedman, Norwegian School of Management, Norway, and Design School, Denmark
* Octavio Islas, ITESM Campus Estado de México, Mexico
* Christian Jacquemin, CNRS-LIMSI and University of Paris XI, France
* Thomas Linehan, Institute for Interactive Arts and Engineering, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA
* Roger Malina, CNRS, France and Leonardo, USA
* Lev Manovich, University of California, San Diego, USA
* Stuart Moulthrop, School of Information Arts and Technology, University of Baltimore, USA
* Philippe Quéau, UNESCO
* Everardo Reyes García, ITESM Campus Toluca, Mexico (CAC.2 Local Chair)
* Francis Rousseaux, IRCAM, France
* Imad Saleh, University of Paris VIII, France
* Khaldoun Zreik, University of Paris VIII, France (CAC General Chair)

Organizing Committee
* Adriana Facha Madrigal, ITESM Campus Estado de México, Mexico
* Fernando Gutiérrez, ITESM Campus Estado de México, Mexico
* Héctor Padilla, ITESM Campus Guadalajara, Mexico
* Everardo Reyes García, ITESM Campus Toluca, Mexico (CAC Local Chair)

The congress' main location will take place at the Monterrey Tech Campus Toluca and Campus Estado de México facilities in Mexico City and Toluca City, respectively. Exhibition spaces will be held at important museums both in Mexico City and Toluca City.

* Accepted papers will be distributed in a printed copy, published by Europia, Paris (not included with registration rates).
* A digital copy of papers will be distributed in the complimentary congress DVD.
* Accepted papers may be selected for their publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Design Sciences and Technology (
* Artistic works and demonstrations will be assembled and distributed in a complimentary DVD and on a dedicated FTP server.

CAC'08 International Chairman:
Khaldoun ZREIK, Laboratoire paragraphe, University of Paris VIII Vincennes Saint-Denis, France. Département Hypermédia 2 rue de la liberté 93526 SAINT-DENIS CEDEX
Tel: (33) (0)1 49 40 67 58 ou (33) + (0)1 49 40 64 25
Fax: (33) (0)1 49 40 67 83
Mail: zreik AT

CAC'08 Local Chairman:
Everardo Reyes García, ITESM Campus Toluca, Mexico
Animation and Digital Art Dept.
Eduardo Monroy 2000. San Antonio Buenvaista.
50110. Toluca, Mexico.
Tel. (52) 72 22 79 99 90 ext. 2215
Fax. (52) 72 22 74 11 78
Mail: everardo.reyes AT

CAC'08 Local Coordinators:
Adriana Facha & Fernando Gutiérrez, ITESM Campus Estado de México. Communication and Digital Art Dept. Carretera Lago de Guadalupe Km. 3.5 52926. Atizapán de Zaragoza, Estado de México. Tel. (55) 5864 5555 ext. 5636
Mail: afacha AT

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Rhizome Needs You!

Rhizome is currently in the midst of our annual Community Campaign. We need to raise $30,000 by midnight, December 31st in order to sustain and grow our web-based programs. We're calling upon the artists, critics, curators, scholars, scientists, and general digital culture fans in our network to achieve this goal. Now is the time to become a member (it's only $25!), renew your membership, or make a generous donation. Rhizome serves an emerging field and we rely, to no small extent, on our community for support. Your contribution will seed the development of our web-based programs, such as commissions, discussion, and digital art preservation, all of which aim to increase the visibility and vibrancy of this growing field. Helping us will help make new media art history. Please support us today!

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From: Atau Tanaka
Date: December 18, 2007
Subject: Call For MMW'08 - Vienna: CFP - Mobile Music Workshop 2008

February 10, 2008

13-15 May 2008, Vienna, Austria
Call for Submissions: Deadline 10 February 2008

The Mobile Music Workshop 2008 is the 5th in a series of annual international gatherings that explore the creative, critical and commercial potential of mobile music. They are inspired by the ever-changing social, geographic, ecological, emotional context of using mobile technology for creative ends. We are looking for new ideas and ground-breaking projects on sound in mobile contexts. What new forms of interaction with music and audio lie ahead as locative media, ubiquitous networks, and music access merge into new forms of experiences that shape the everyday? Can they change the way we think about our mobile devices and about walking through the city?

The emerging field of Mobile Music sits at the intersection of ubiquitous computing, portable audio technology and New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME). It goes beyond today’s personal music players to include creative practices of mobile music making, sharing and mixing. The mobile setting challenges existing notions of interfaces and interaction, stretching music to new creative limits. The workshop has been at the forefront of this innovative area since 2004. Past editions of the event have taken place in Amsterdam, Brighton, Vancouver and Göteborg in collaboration with the Viktoria Institute, STEIM, Waag Society, Futuresonic, NIME and others.

The 2008 edition of the workshop will be held in Vienna, one of the hotspots in the European for laptop, glitch, and electronic music. Hosted by the University of Applied Arts, it will feature three evenings of performances and installations, an exhibition in the heart of the city, invited speakers, paper presentations, posters and demo sessions as well as hands-on tutorials. Besides the workshop proceedings, we will publish a catalogue that will gather key contributions from the last 5 years. We invite artists, designers, academic researchers, hackers, industry professionals and practitioners from all areas, including music, technology development, new media, sound-art, music distribution, cultural/media studies and locative media and more to present and discuss projects, prototypes, applications, devices, performances, installations, theoretical and historical considerations.


Submission deadline: 10 February 2008
Notification of acceptance: 14 March 2008
Submission deadline for final papers: 14 April 2008
Registration deadline: 14 April 2008


Please upload your submission in any of the three following categories at Submissions will be peer-reviewed by a committee of international specialists in the field.


We invite submissions of workshop papers presenting new projects, approaches or reflections exploring the topic of mobile music. Potential submissions could include but are not limited to mobile music systems or enabling technologies, interface design, legal issues, user studies, ethnographic fieldwork, social implications, art pieces and other areas relevant to mobile music. Accepted paper authors will be given a time slot during the workshop for presentation and discussion of their work. They are encouraged to bring a demo of their work if possible.

Format: 4 pages in ACM SIG publications format (for templates, see More artistic submissions are free to pay less attention to the academic or technical detail of the format, and to include more media instead.

Posters and Demos

We also invite the contribution of posters and demos that document work-in-progress projects or ideas in similar areas of mobile music technology as the papers. There will be a poster and demo presentation session where attendees will be able to discuss work with the authors. The most robust of the demos will be offered the opportunity to exhibit to the general public during the open sessions (although this is not mandatory). Posters will be on display for the duration of the conference.

Format: 2 pages in ACM SIG publications format (for templates, see More artistic submissions are free to pay less attention to the academic or technical detail of the format, and to include more media instead.

Installations and Performances

We invite mobile art installations and performances in the genres of mobile music and locative audio. There will be an exhibition space in central Vienna, and the possibility to show work in the city. There will also be a series of evening performances/concerts/parties.

Format: Please follow loosely the ACM SIG publications format (for templates, see without too much academic or technical detail and include more media instead. Please indicate if your project would be suitable for indoor or outdoor, installation or performance.


The workshop will have both closed sessions for registered participants and sessions open to the general public. The number of participants for the closed sessions of the workshop is limited to 50 places. Accepted submitters are given priority, other participants are accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Registered participants will have automatic access to all sessions of the workshops.

Registrations fees for the closed sessions of the workshop have yet to be confirmed. However this will be in the region of 75 € at full rate and 45€ for concessions.

Deadline for Registration: 14th April 2007.


The 2008 edition is hosted and co-organised by the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria (Nicolaj Kirisits). The Steering Committee is formed by Lalya Gaye (Dånk! Collective and IT-University of Göteborg, Sweden), Atau Tanaka (Culture Lab Newcastle, UK), Frauke Behrendt (University of Sussex, UK), Kristina Andersen (STEIM, The Netherlands).
Contact: info AT
More information:

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Theatre/Video: Assistant Professor (tenure track to begin August 2008). MFA required, Ph.D. or equivalent professional and academic experience considered. Teaching responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, courses in: acting; voice/diction; on-camera performance; directing; script analysis and script writing; digital video production and editing. Other duties may include directing Theatre/Video productions; collaborating with colleagues on other productions and activities, mentoring students with their creative processes; departmental and institutional support. Qualified applicants must submit letter of interest (include email address if applicable), vita, unofficial transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, recent examples of personal work and at least three letters of reference (to be sent directly by references or confidential placement file) to: Dr. Marilyn D. Hunt, Chair, Department of Communication Studies & Theatre, Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, Missouri 64507. Deadline: December 1, 2007 or until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately.
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From: Rhizomer
Date: December 18, 2007
Subject: Call For Proposals: Mapping Festival 2008

January 11, 2008

Hello from the Mapping Festival!

The fourth edition of the Mapping Festival is going to take place from the 10th through the 20th of April, 2008 in Geneva, Switzerland.

We are still waiting for your applications. For this reason we have extended our deadline to January 11th, 2008.

All further practical details are on the form.

Thanks to the past three editions, the Mapping Festival has won a status of reference among an international circle of artists, professionals, academics and the general public.

In the past, the Mapping Festival has acted not just as a springboard for artists and professionals but also as a platform for meeting and exchanging in ideas in the field of video performance and its various satellite disciplines.

For 2008 we want to put the polymorphism explored in the previous years into perspective by favoring experimentation.

We plan to do this through the artistic programming of the festival by putting an emphasis on live performances and audio-visual projects.

Most importantly do not hesitate to spread the word about the Mapping Festival.

Kind regards,
The Mapping Festival Team

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Film/Video/Theatre: Assistant Professor, (tenure-track position to begin August 2008) – dynamic individual to teach courses in progressive integrated video/film and theatre department with emerging interdisciplinary graduate program in applied media arts. Department requires innovative professional to oversee the technical production of video, film, and live production and assist in curricular development of graduate classes. Required: M.F.A. in film, video, multi-media, theatre or closely related field. Must demonstrate evidence of quality teaching/advising and commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Applicant must have expertise with cinematography, lighting, sound and live theatrical production. Applicant must also have a working knowledge in the Macintosh environment, including the major non-linear applications utilized in post-production. Applicant will teach courses as needed but must be able to teach film, video and live technical production. Qualified applicants must submit a letter of interest including e-mail address; vita; recent examples of personal work; and at least three letters of reference (to be sent directly by references or confidential placement file) to: Dr. M. D. Hunt, Chair, Department of Communication Studies & Theatre, Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Drive, Murphy Hall 207, St. Joseph, Missouri 64507. Deadline: December 1, 2007 or until filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. AA/EOE.

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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: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
Date: December 17, 2007
Subject: Slowtime2007-Quicktime as an artistic medium

Cinematheque -
streaming media project environments
is pleased to launch on 17 December 2007
the Christmas program of the six months lasting streaming media serial
"Slowtime2007 - Quicktime as an artistic medium"

featuring on Cinema_C Quicktimes by another 12 selected artists--->
Silvia Bianchi (Italy), Jeremy Blank (Australia)
Jon Keith Brunelle (USA), Jos� Insua (USA)
Jeremiah Jones (USA), Anetta Kapon (USA)
Irad Lee (Israel/NL), John Murphy (Ireland)
Antony Rousseau (France), Frederik de Wilde (Belgium)
Anders Weberg (Sweden), Alison Williams (SA)

More info on
This 2nd of six programs can be accessed directly via

The 1st program, launched on 1 November, is featuring
-->Marko Batista (Slovenia), Marco Coraggio (Italy),
Duprass - Belford, Liora and Ido Govrin (Israel), Factory148 (Russia),
G.H. Hovagimyan (USA), Martin Mayer & H. Vogel (Germany),
Adrian Miles (Australia), Rika Ohara (USA), Lobo Pasolini (Brazil),
Guenter Puller (Austria), Arzu Ozkal Telhan (Turkey),
Michael Zahnhausen (Austria)

Slowtime2007 - Quicktime as an artistic medium
is also part of NewMediaFest2007
and can be accessed via the festival interface

Cinematheque - streaming media project environments
wishes all its visitors and friends all over the world
a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Peaceful New Year 2008 !!

Listen also to the Christmas message "urbi et orbi" by
Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, founder and director of
[NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne -,
on AgricolaTV -

Released by
netEX - networked experience
powered by [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne
info (at)

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Date: December 17, 2007
Subject: COPYSHOP KNOXVILLE now open!

COPYSHOP in Knoxville is the first official franchise of COPYSHOP, a project initiated by Superflex and Copenhagen Brains. COPYSHOP is operated in Knoxville, Tennessee by The Art Gallery of Knoxville.

Visit the online store:

COPYSHOP is a place where you can copy everything. In COPYSHOP you will find products that challenge intellectual property. They can be modified originals, improved copies, political anti-brands - or a SUPERCOPY as the new original.

Furthermore, COPYSHOP will function as a gathering point and network for a diverse group who share a critical view on intellectual property.

COPYSHOP presents the opportunity and means to effectively participate and share authority. COPYSHOP intends to enable the self-affirming expression of experiences mediated by the history, language, and traditions of an independent group. COPYSHOP enables those who have been marginalized economically and culturally to claim, in both respects, a status as fully participating members of a community.


“Intellectual property is the oil of the 21st century”
- Mark Getty, american businessman and grandson of the oil tycoon J. Paul Getty

“Mans culture and technological development as we know it, is intrinsically connected to the free and unlimited right to copy”
- Morten Skriver, artist

“There has never been a time in history when more of our “culture” was as “owned” as it is now. And yet there has never been a time when the concentration of power to control the uses of culture has been as unquestioningly accepted as it is now”.
- Lawrence Lessig, lawyer and writer.

Intellectual property in the form of copyright, licenses and patents has an increasing importance on society - and for what we say, where we say it, and to whom we say it to. The right over ideas maintains the status quo within the current economic order.

The last 10 to 20 years has seen an exponential rise in the extent of intellectual property. This is due to the economy of globalisation and to the spread of information technology.

The fundamental legal concept is as follows: ‘if value then right’, or, to put it another way, ‘where there is economic value there is intellectual property’. This expansion has caused different reactions. For example from the Open Source movement where the ownership of code hindered the best possible development of software. This caused, among other things, the operating system linux. In Brazil state sanctioned infringements of intellectual property has enabled the production of cheaper HIV medicine.

We want to confront this development and produce, promote and sell products that challenge the concept ‘If value then right’.

COPYSHOP is initiated by Superflex and Copenhagen Brains

The Art Gallery of Knoxville is dedicated to new and emerging Art.
It is an open space to cultivate ideas of Art and social engagement.

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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: Rhizomer
Date: December 19, 2007
Subject: Prix Ars Electronica 2007 - Winner's Presentation at Grace Slick - Frankfurt on the Main

Dear Friends and Participants of Prix Ars Electronica,

The 22nd Prix Ars Electronica - International Competition for Digital
Musics and CyberArts Winners in an exclusive show at Germany's Capital!

We kindly invite you to watch these projects!

Prix Ars Electronica 2007
Winners Presentation: December 23rd, 2007

Gregor Knueppel . Tobias Schmitt - . (UK, Germany)
Reverend Man Manly . Church of Noise -
Gun A Fallen Pferst . CyberAuDevices by 50 EURO -
DJ Jimmy Hawthorn courtesy Ongaku/Playhouse Recordings

Grace Slick . Petersstr. 2 . 3rd floor Apt. on the right
Frankfurt on the Main (Germany)

Grace Slick venue's website:

Categories: Digital Musics; Interactive Art; Hybrid Art; Digital
Communities; Media.Art.; u21- freestyle computing

Contemporary digital sound productions from the noizy spectrum of
"electronica" in the "Digital Musics" category, also works combining
sound and media, computer compositions ranging from electro-acoustic to
experimental music, as well as sound installations. Regardless of the
media or style utilized by the respective artist, utmost consideration
was given to the entry�s musical qualities and sound artistry.

More details about all categories' winners and submissions are
available online at:

Please feel free to forward this to all interesting/ed parties.

With best regards,
Blanca Fetischer on the behalf of the Prix Ars Electronica 2008 Team

Blanca Fetischer
Organisation Prix Ars Electronica
Ars Electronica gGmbH
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4040 Linz, Austria
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From: Juha Huuskonen
Date: December 19, 2007
Subject: Pixelache Helsinki 2008 programme preview + Nuage Vert in Helsinki in Feb 2008

Pixelache University
12-16 March 2008, Helsinki

* Pixelache Lounge: showcase of artworks and student projects
* Concerts and performances in Kiasma Theatre
* Pixelache club events
* Seminar on education (in the cross-roads of media, technology, art
and culture)
* Prix M�bius Nordica 2008 competition

A sneak preview of Pixelache 2008 programme:
* The Camera Lucida by Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand (Russia)
* v*i*d*a lab by Alejandro Tamayo (Colombia)
* Kitchen Budapest (Hungary)
* NIP - New Interfaces in Performance (UK + Netherlands + Portugal)
* Video in Theatre seminar

>> More information at

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Nuage Vert / Vihre� Pilvi

Pixelache is helping HeHe (Helen Evans & Heiko Hansen) to realise
Nuage Vert project in Helsinki in February 2008.

Every night from the 22 to the 29 of February 2008, the vapour emissions of
the Salmisaari power plant in Helsinki will be illuminated to show the
current levels of electricity consumption by local residents. A laser ray
will trace the cloud during the night time and turn it into a city scale
neon sign. Nuage Vert is a communal event for the area of Ruoholahti, which
anticipates esoteric cults centred on energy and transforms an active power
plant into a space for art, a living factory. In tandem, as a reversal of
conventional roles whereby the post-industrial factory is turned into space
for culture, Kaapeli (the cultural factory) becomes the site of operation
and Salmisaari (the industrious factory) becomes the site of spectacle.

No other space, network, grid, community could better represent a city and
it's activity as a whole. The physical dimension of the Salmisaari site,
inhabits a special position in Helsinki; physically, visually and
metaphorically. The vertical vectors of the architecture connect the
underworld with the sky: the underground coal storage tunnels descend to
126m below sea level (the deepest point in Helsinki) whilst it's chimney
reaches 155m into the sky with its cloud disappearing into the lower
atmosphere. On the horizontal plane, the warm water tubes spread out like
veins to heat the homes and offices of Helsinki. Since hot water cannot
travel far, the factory is necessarily situated in the city centre, not in
the periphery. The factory IS the centre. The extended space, vertically and
horizontally, defines the sphere in which people live. In this sphere we are
slowly becoming aware of the material and nonmaterial analogy between
religion and energy. The factory gives us warmth, it is the provider of
comfort and our lives increasingly depend upon it. Energy and religion are
both visible and real, they shape our physical environment in the form of
the enormous buildings that we build, and yet they are invisible. Since
electricity cannot be stored, like religion, it is ephemeral and only exists
in the moment of consumption. In February 2008 we will herd around this
cathedral of energy and marvel.

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