BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 30, 2005
OPEN CALL: "ASPECT Volume 7: Personas & Personalities"
ASPECT Magazine is accepting submissions for the spring 2006 edition of its biannual DVD publication titled "Personas & Personalities". ASPECT's seventh volume will feature artists or groups of artists working with constructed identities and elements of personality. Work of any medium, material or genre will be accepted, but submitted documentation must be on video.
The staff of ASPECT is asking curators, art critics, and members of the contemporary art community to help assemble and comment on works for the next issue by submitting a work of art on which they wish to provide audio commentary. Due to the format of the publication, the criteria for selection will include both the qualifications of the commentator and the quality of the work submitted. Audio recordings of the commentary will be assembled after the submissions have been selected.
Submissions should include:
Video documentation of a work or small group of works by a single artist
Resume of the artist
Contact information for the commentator and artist
Resume of the commentator
Brief notes outlining the contents of the proposed commentary
Submissions must be received by December 20th 2005 and sent to:
Aspect Magazine316 Summer St.5th FloorBoston, MA 02210Submitters will be contacted via email no later than January 20th, 2005.
BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 30, 2005
This is an invitation by the ISEA2006 Symposium and ZeroOne San Jose: A Global Festival of Art on the Edge to groups and individuals to submit proposals for exhibition of interactive art work and projects reflecting on the thematic of Edgy Products. This is the first and only call for artworks in this category.
Proposals Due: December 15th, 2005Final Decisions: Feb 10, 2006 Submissionshttp://isea2006.sjsu.edu/register/submission.php
The consumer electronic device has become the standard currency of technology in contemporary global culture. The light bulb and the home sewing machine have bred and multiplied to fill every part of our homes, offices, pockets and purses. They have colonized industry after industry: publishing, photography, music, film, communications, and entertainment. Consumer electronics have gradually colonized publication and photography, music and film, communications and entertainment. With the constant promise of increased efficiency, these devices may be seen as improvements over previous techniques. But for every measure of ease or efficiency there are secondary effects, artifacts, and renegotiations. Far from being neutral, consumer products are powerful arguments for norms and lifestyles, suggesting and facilitating specific ways of acting and being in the world. Made by researchers and marketers working for corporations, they form a sort of culture industry. And as Theodor Adorno suggested, their products serve the interests of this industry as much as they serve their users.
Artists and designers have tried to refigure the product, with varied results: Modernist painters, for instance, often incorporated coffee grinders or industrial aesthetics; Warhol even ran a factory. Electronic artists, though, are in a unique position to develop functional alternatives. Dunne and Raby have theorized a darker, more complicated _design noir,_ comparing traditional products to the banality of Hollywood film. Others have moved towards turning Consumer Off The Shelf (COTS) tools into weapons for activism and non-violent political dissent. Such projects acknowledge the importance of products to shape our lives, and then use the idiom of an _edgy_ product to offer alternatives, stage critiques, or subvert market interests. Edgy Product is a call for work by artists and designers who are manipulating, hacking, subverting, queering, hijacking, recombining, or reformulating the notion of product. We are looking for projects large and small, for gallery installation or public intervention, for showing, selling, or gifting.
Edgy Products CALL COMMITTEE:
Co-Chair, Susan Joyce, Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Kelly Dobson, Anthony Dunne, Nathan Martin, Eddo Stern
Announcement November 1, 2005Submissions due December 15, 2005Accepted proposals announced February 10, 2006
If you have questions contact http://isea2006.sjsu.edu/edgyproducts
Call For Papers: IS - Internet e Storia (Internet and History)
4th Forum 15 January - 15 March 2006.
The topics for the 4th telematic forum are Internet, History and allsubjects related to the application of multimedia technology to Historyand,in general to Human Studies.
Each speaker presents an abstract through the specifically preparedmailing-list.
Essays will be placed on the official site, which could beconsulted by signed members.
Acts will be published in «Storia del mondo», public access electronic journal dealing with world-wide History and Human Studies. Papers will be published also in CD-ROM edition. Submission Information: Speakers participate on invitation or by self-candidature through theofficial site pages. Website: http://www.internetestoria.it/en/ (English, Italiano, Español)
Submissions in electronic form (DOC; RTF; TXT) are strongly preferred.
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI SALERNO
Dipartimento di Filosofia - DIpartimento di Matematica e Informatica
In collaborazione con l'AIMI (Associazione di Informatica Musicale Italiana), dell'AFIM (Association Française d'Informatique Musicale), della Fondazione Morra di Napoli e del PAN (Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli) Con il patrocinio e il contributo della Regione Campania, della Provincia e del Comune di Salerno
Fenomenologia delle arti New Tech
a cura di Mario Costa e Vittorio CafagnaUniversità di Salerno -
23/26 Novembre 2005
Musica elettronica: Martin Supper (Universitaet der Kuenste - Berlin), Bob Sturm (California University at Santa Barbara), Agostino Di Scipio (Conservatorio di Napoli), Giorgio Nottoli (Conservatorio di Roma e Università di Roma II), Riccardo Dapelo (Conservatorio di Sassari), Alvise Vidolin (Conservatorio di Venezia), Georg Essl (Deutsche Telekom Laboratories and TU-Berlin) ...
Software art: Casey Reas (USA - University of California, Los Angeles), Maurizio Bolognini (Italia - Artista indipendente), Joseph Nechvatal (USA - School of Visual Art, New York), Celestino Soddu (Politecnico di Milano)
Arte transgenica: Marta de Menezes (Portogallo - Artista indipendente)
Net art: Olia Lialina (Russia - Merz Akademie, Stuttgart), Jean-Pierre Balpe (Francia - Directeur Département Hypermédia, Université Paris VIII), Olivier Auber (Francia - Artista indipendente)
Dispositivi immersivi: Miguel Chevalier (Messico - Artista indipendente), Gilbertto Prado (Brasile - Universidade de Sao Paulo)
Telepresenza: Shawn Brixey (USA - University of Washington)
Nuove immagini: Bruno Di Bello (Italia - Artista indipendente)
Staff Organizzativo: Vincenzo Cuomo Anna Barbara Rega Domenico Vicinanza