Thanks to ASCI (Art & Science Collaborations, Inc.:
~ WIRED NextFest is the premier showcase of the global innovations transforming our world. Now in its fifth year, WIRED's Gallery of the Future includes unique and bold exhibits of sustainable design, next generation healthcare, interactive art and games, humanoid robotics and more. The exhibit is in Chicago this year; thru Oct.12, 2008. http://www.wirednextfest.com
~ EMPAC Opens! Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, has opened its Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center with 220,000 square feet of theaters, studios and work spaces hooked to supercomputers. http://empac.rpi.edu
~ Entrepreneur, Greg Wyler's new company, O3b Networks, plans to launch 16 satellites into low-earth orbit around the equator, opening-up inexpensive Internet access to billions of people in remote parts of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. http://www.o3bnetworks.com/
~ FRIDAYS OPENLAB at MediaLabPardo, Spain [7pm] are a work and meeting space for experimentation open to everyone interested in developing or collaborating in projects, prototypes, and experiments with electronics, interactivity, sound devices, computer vision, etc. Free admission, no signing up required. *Double check dates at: http://www.medialab-prado.es/talleres
~ ANAT [Australian Network for Art & Technology] announces its selected art-science funded residencies for 2008/09. http://www.synapse.net.au
~ Eric Singer's LEMUR's [League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots] fall Art and Technology classes begin October 21, 2008, including two new classes and instructors. http://lemurbots.org/classes.html
~ ICE PEOPLE, a new docu film by Anne Aghion. Review quote: "I have seen hundreds of science films, and ICE PEOPLE is unique in the way it portrays what it's really like to do field science. This is some of the best cinematography I've ever seen of the Dry Valleys." Tom Wagner, Program Director for Antarctic Earth Sciences, U.S. National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs. http://www.icepeople.com
~ MONITORING MEDIA ART PRESERVATION // edition 2008-2, is an online newsletter on preservation by the Netherlands Media Art Institute. Offers 4 times a year information and news about ongoing research, presentations and publications dealing with video and media art preservation. The newsletter is in English only; Subscribe to: "preservation [at] nimk [dot] nl"
~ The "Aquaduct Bike" purifies water as you pedal!
~ Nano sculptures... Dr. Ioannis Michaloudis [or Michalous], after 7-years of research, artist-scientist, has produced new "aerosculptures" that utilize a nanomaterial [silica aerogel, 99% air and used by NASA for collecting stardust to create "pieces of atmosphere in glass vials that he calls, "Bottled Skies." http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov
~ Winners announced for International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge, sponsored by The National Science Foundation (NSF) along with the journal, SCIENCE, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), their sixth annual competition/ exhibitoin. http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/
~ Lincoln Schatz was commissioned by the Hearst Corporation and Esquire magazine to create Cube "generative" portraits of individuals from Esquire’s list of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century in celebration of their 75th Anniversary Issue; and create a sculptural video wall at Hearst Tower in NYC. http://www.lincolnschatz.com/work/
~ NEW BOOK: "Artistic Bedfellows: Histories, Theories and Conversations in Collaborative Art Practices" by Holly Crawford (Editor); an anthology of the most passionate practitioners and critics of collaborative art. With over 40 texts from noted academics and artists in the field, the book explores both socio-political and psychological dimensions of this new development in contemporary art. http://www.art-poetry.info/id60.html
~ The new "green" building of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is worth checking-out, as well as the web-animation of little people walking on the grass rooftop; Additionally, the building has a four-story rainforest, an aquarium, a planetarium, and a natural history museum all under one living roof! http://www.calacademy.org
FESTIVALS / EXHIBITIONS / PERFORMANCES
~ David Colosi presents a Three-Dimensional Literature work called "The Proof," transforms LMCC’s Project Space into the physical interior of a mathematical equation. The laboratory and labor used to generate the equation will remain, but the scientist/mathematician will be absent. The viewer entering the space will serve as the variable X, executing the proof by his/her entrance; thru Oct.11, 11am - 7pm; LMCC Project Space, 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor, NYC. http://lmcc.net/art/swingspace/
~ The Wellcome Collection in London features two artist installations and other events to launch publication of their new book, MEDICAL LONDON.http://www.wellcomecollection.org/
~ The Arts Catalyst, London will exhibit NUCLEAR: ART & RADIOACTIVITY that includes two commission pieces and public talks; beginning Nov.13, 2008. http://www.artscatalyst.org
~ BAM's Next Wave Festival features, innovative theatre, film, new media, music, talks, and much more; Oct.10-16, 2008; Brooklyn, NYC. http://www.bam.org
~ Phantasmagoria: Specters of Absence" exhibition is at the Univ.of Southern California's Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles; thru Nov.8, 2008; exhibition draws on forms of representation linked with traditions of fantasy and magic, reframing them around contemporary issues. http://uscfishermuseumofart.org/
~ British artist, Tine Bech, has been commissioned to create an interactive "Light Trail" installation and a Light Workshop to engage with the local community; Oct.18, 2008 from 6-9pm; Farnham Maltings, UK. http://www.farnhamcreates.com/news/
~ "Nature (Re)Made: Genomics and Art" exhibition and choreographer Liz Lerman will perform at Lafayette College, Easton, PA on Nov.14, 2008. http://ww2.lafayette.edu/~artscntr/
~ Streaming Museum is a new hybrid Museum that presents real-time exhibitions in cyberspace and public space on seven continents. Their recent program, "Artists and Innovators for the Environment" Part One, just took place Oct.3-5, 2008; produced in New York City by Founder/Creative Director, Nina Colosi, in collaboration with international artists, curators, and cultural institutions; view at: Ars Virtua New Media Center in Second Life and online at: http://www.streamingmuseum.org
~ "Aboutness" exhibition at SB London brings together an architect, a neuroscientist, and a sculptor to depict the experience of experiencing an object; 3740 W SUNSET BLVD, 2ND FL, Silver Lake, California;TEL: 323 356 1105; HOURS - SAT, SUN 12-6 & BY APPT
~ The 2nd International Festival of NanoArt organized by NanoArt21 will be hosted in Stuttgart, Germany by NAHVISION Institute for International Culture Exchange, between November 1st and November 30th, 2008. The show is curated by artist/scientist Cris Orfescu (USA) and art professor Dorothea Fleiss (Germany). http://www.nanoart21.org
~ Electronic Music Foundation presents EAR TO THE EARTH 2008 Festival in various venues around NYC; thru Oct.25, 2008; closing with a star-studded New York City first performance of John Cage's "Lecture on the Weather." http://www.emfproductions.org/
~ AVLAB 1.0 - A/V Experimentation; Oct.1-26, 2008. Nine collaboratively developed projects will be showcased from October 1 through 26, 2008 at Medialab-Prado, Spain, as a result of the intensive two-week international workshop, AVLAB 1.0. http://medialab-prado.es/article/
~ Alyce Santoro has brewed-up a fresh batch of "the homeopathic remedies for the 5 ills of society," a series of conceptual art that began with "violence," created shortly after 9/11/2001. http://www.choosedeterminism.blogspot.com
~ Join the artists who have been working for years on the stop-motion animated movie, "Coraline," at the "After Hours" exhibition/event in Portland, Oregon; Oct.12, 16-19, 2008 from 10am - 4pm; Goldsmith Building, 32 NW Fifth at Couch Street.
~ "HOLLYWOULD," the Freewaves 11th Festival of Experimental Media Arts; day and night, Hollywood Blvd, California; thru Oct.13, 2008. http://www.freewaves.org
~ Festival for art & technology, TEKS - Trondheim Electronic Arts Centre, Norway; includes a symposium and exhibition, "Hybrids," Oct. 17-18, 2008. http://www.matchmaking.no
~ Kurt Hentschlager: ZEE[RANGE] installations are currently at the Wood Street Galleries, a world premiere; Oct.3 - Dec.31, 2008.
~ Free screenings at the IMAGINE SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL in New York City; "Diseases, Discoveries, and Devotions": Four Short Films by Sloan Foundation Award-Winning Filmmakers; Oct.17, 2008 at 7:00 pm; Rockefeller University, 1230 York Avenue at 66th Street, Caspary Auditorium, Manhattan.
~ Media Facades Festival Berlin 2008: Myth and Potentials of Media Architecture and Urban Screens; various events; October-December 2008. http://www.mediaarchitecture.org/
~ The new Nam June Paik Art Center opens its "NOW JUMP" Festival; Oct.8, 2008 - Feb.5, 2009 in Korea. http://www.njpartcenter.kr
~ "Science in Art Exhibition" at the University of Chicago Center for Integrative Science; Oct.10 - Dec.13, 2008. Images will be posted soon, may need updated website, last year's at: http://artsci.uchsc.edu
~ "art/tapes/22" features pioneering works in video by leading international artists; thru Oct.19, 2008; University Art Museum, College of the Arts, Cal.State at Long Beach, California. http://www.csulb.edu/org/uam/curr_exhib.html
~ Crossroads: A Tribute to avant-garde filmmaker, Bruce Conner, known for pushing the practice of re-editing found footage, and thus being an influence on assemblage and collage in gallery spaces and media remixing in the electronic arts. 25 artists from multiple disciplines present works inspired by and in tribute of Conner; at Light Industry; $6 at door goes to benefit Anthology Film Archives' preservation of Bruce Conner's films; Oct.14, 2008 at 8pm; 55 33rd Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NYC. http://www.lightindustry.org/conner.html
~ Manifesto Marathon, [art manifestos for the 21st century] is the third in the Serpentine Gallery's acclaimed series of Marathon events in London, UK; October 18-19, 2008; this is also the closing weekend of the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2008, designed by Frank Gehry.
~ John Milton Ensor Parker's first NYC solo show "Fundamental Principles, New and Recent Work" features his paintings that are characterized by beginning with a scientific equation and ends up with a philosophical inquiry; Oct.16, 6-8 thru Nov.11, 2008 at the Cheryl Hazan Gallery, 35 North Moore Street, NYC. http://www.johnparkerart.com
~ The Studio at Moderna Museet is a new place for moving images and Internet-based art, currently showing Thomson & Craighead's "Decorative Newsfeed"; Moderna Museet; Stockholm, Sweden; thru Oct.30, 2008. http://modernamuseet.se/v4/templates/
~ iMAL Center for Digital Cultures and Technology offers a current exhibition, "INFO PARK (goo geo)" by JODI from Oct.17 - Nov.9, 2008; Bruxelles, Belgium. http://www.imal.org
~ GalleryThe.org presents Patrick Visentin's year-long exhibition, "OTHER PHOTOGRAPHS II" [thru Sept.2009].
~ "Robots: Evolution of a Cultural Icon" at the San Jose Museum of Art, California; thru Oct.19, 2008. http://www.sjmusart.org/content/
~ "Untethered: a Sculpture Garden of Readymade Art" at Eyebeam in NYC, extends the concept to a copy machine that "reads" the stars, a P.D.A.-cum-guitar, and a piano that plays the Internet; thru Oct.25, 2008. http://www.eyebeam.org
~ "Vessel," field recordings drifting on sound waves is a multi-channel sound installation by Esther Venrooy; Saturdays, October 4, 11, 18 & 25 from 2-8pm; Diapason Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; free. http://www.diapasongallery.org
~ The 2nd International Festival for NanoArt organized by NanoArt21 will be hosted in Stuttgart, Germany by NAHVISION Institute for International Culture Exchange; Nov.1-30, 2008; The nano-art exhibition is curated by artist/scientist Cris Orfescu (USA) and art professor Dorothea Fleiss (Germany). http://www.nanoart21.org
~ Common Ground's 2008 exhibition on environmental stewardship will open at the Haun Tie Art Museum in Beijing; Nov 9-19, 2008; original works of digital art from over 80 artists. http://www.commonground2008.com
~ Rarely seen documentary, "Reef Reborn," at Gossamer Fiber Arts in Portland, OR, October 17th. A benefit for the Global Coral Reef Alliance's (GCRA) innovative reef building technology, Biorock TM. Colleen Flanigan talks about her experience making "coral arks" in Bali; also showing metalwork, paintings, kinetic sculpture inspired by the ocean, corals and jellyfish. Funds raised support GCRA reef project, Karang Lestari, in Bali. View the Crocheted Community Coral Reef. This large crocheted community reef will be on display through Nov. 15. It travels to OMSI, Dec-Feb. 2008. http://www.gossamerfiberarts.com/events.html
~ Computer art pioneer, Manfred Mohr's KLANGFARBEN exhibition [he was the winner of DAM's 2006 "d.velop digital art award [ddaa]"; thru Nov.15, 2008; [DAM]Berlin [Gallery for Digital Art], Berlin. http://www.dam.org
SYMPOSIA /WORKSHOPS /LECTURES
~ "The Doctor Atomic Symposium" is presented by the CUNY Graduate Center/NYC's Science & the Arts Program; free and open to the public on "first come, first seated" basis; Saturday, Oct. 11 1:00-3:00 pm is "The History, Science and Scientists of the Bomb"; followed at 4:30-6:30 pm with "The Making of the Opera Doctor Atomic." And, on Oct. 17, 2008 at 3:00pm, Ten participants in the Manhattan Project will offer their recollections and commentary; more events info: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/sciart/
~ "Intersection of Art and Science" Symposium; Adelphi University, Garden City, NY; Oct.29, 2008, 9:30 am - 4pm; Free & open to public, but RSVP to: Justyna Widera "widera [at] adelphi [dot] edu"; The symposium will be followed in the afternoon by the "The Alchemy of Art" exhibition of artworks by Cheryl Safren, Puneeta Mittal, and Paul Harrison. http://events.adelphi.edu/as_symposium/schedule.php
~ "The Eye of the Needle", a lecture/presentation by David Wilson, founder and director of the Museum of Jurassic Technology in California; Oct.14, 2008 at 5:30 pm; Univ. of Southern California's Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles; free. http://web-app.usc.edu/ws/eo2/calendar/113/event/866375
~ Susan Alexjander will be presenting a workshop, "A Metaphysical Approach to Light to Sound;" Oslo, Norway; October 17 and l8, 2008; for members of the Norsk Forening for Lgsstimulering, associate member of International Light Association, and also speaking at the International Light Association Conference in Heidelberg, Germany, Friday evening October 24th: "From Light to Sound: MicroCosmic Music;" conference runs from October 20-26, 2008. http://www.OurSoundUniverse.com
~ Lansdown Lecture: "Interdisciplinary Design" by Alan Blackwell of Cambridge University; Oct.22, 2008 at 4:45pm; Lansdown Centre, Middlesex University, UK; free. http://www.cea.mdx.ac.uk/?location_id=85&item=21
~ Next presenter in Ana Dumitriu's "Knowledge Through Practice" seminar series will be Sandra Lim, speaking about how can the makers of film and video art ask questions pertaining to interpreting time, urban space and the everyday experience? Oct.13, 2008 at 4pm, Room M50 (on the mezzanine floor); The University of Brighton, Grand Parade, Brighton, UK.
~ "The Relevance of Art in an Age of Global Worming," public panel discussion; Oct.11, 2008 from 1:30-4pm; Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia.
~ The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is proud to present the Fourth International DOCAM Summit; Oct. 30-31, 2008; Tanna Schulich Hall (New Music Building), McGill University, Montreal, Canada. http://www.docam.ca
~ Media in Motion: Challenge of Preservation in the Digital Age symposium; Oct.29, 2008; Rooms 832/833 (New Music Building), McGill University, Montreal, Canada; space is limited and registration is required by emailing Marilyn Terzic at: "docam [dot] symposium [at] mac [dot] com"
~ Cafe Science's monthly event on Oct.13, 2008, 6-7pm; Physical Chemist Laura J. Kaufman will discuss "IS GLASS A LIQUID? THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE URBAN LEGEND; Picnic Café, 2665 Broadway (Btwn 101st & 102nd), NYC. http://www.cafescience.columbia.edu
~ Brooke Singer (lecture) and Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga (lecture) at Pace College's Digital Gallery, NYC; Oct.16, 2008 at 6pm. http://csis.pace.edu/digitalgallery/
~ Center for Inquiry & Dactyl Foundation present: Wine & Conversation with JOHN ALLEN PAULOS, writer of the long-running monthly column on ABCNews.com that deals with mathematical aspects of stories in the news, and author of the best-selling books "Innumeracy", and "A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper"; Nov.6 at 6:30pm; The Dactyl Foundation in NYC. http://www.dactyl.org
~ October's public discussion on ANAT's Synapse eList is: "Lost (and Found) in Space"; explores artists' engagement with the contemporary space sciences. Of particular interest is the way that space demands a shift in consciousness from an earth-centred frame of reference, as well as the emerging view of space as the single most important resource for supporting humanity now and into the future. To join the discussion visit: [select 'Discuss' at:
~ Le Laboratoire in Paris, founded by scientist-writer David Edwards, presents its second year of experimental art-science collaborative projects, exhibitions, and public dialogues; 4 rue du Bouloi, Paris. http://www.lelaboratoire.org
~ Phoenix Brighton, the largest and most eclectic hotbed of creativity in the South East of England is now offering a wide range of exciting workshops and courses aimed at artists and emerging professionals. http://www.phoenixbrighton.org
OPPORTUNITIES / JOBS
~ CALL FOR WORKS for the WRO 09 Expanded City, 13th Media Art Biennale to be held at the National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland in May 2009; Deadline: Feb. 15, 2009.
~ Call for Presenters for "Creativity & Innovation" Symposium, will take place at Wake-Forest University, March 2009; Deadline Oct.15, 2008. http://www.wfu.edu/creativity/
~ Submissions for ReSiDeNt, LEMUR's monthly creator-in-residence program, are being accepted through October 13th for November residencies. Accepted artists are awarded a one-month residency at LEMUR to create a new performance or installation utilizing LEMUR's musical robots, MIDI controllers and other technologies; Brooklyn, NY. http://lemurbots.org/resident.html
~ AC[Institute Direct Unlimited Chapel] opens new exhibition space in Chelsea/NYC and invites submissions for their Open Call for "UNEARTHED": projects that explore the performative exchanges and experience across visual, verbal and experiential disciplines and practice. http://www.artcurrents.org
~ Call for Proposals for "Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art)"; a Juried International Competition; Deadline: Dec.15, 2008. http://turbulence.org/networked
~ CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS for Turbulence's commission, "Wikireuse" by Julia Christensen who is documentations of how communities are re-using abandoned "big box" buildings like Wal-Mart; can be up-dated online by the public.
~ CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2009 BUCKMINSTER FULLER CHALLENGE announced; $100,000 prize to support the development and implementation of a solution that has significant potential to solve humanity's most pressing problems; Deadline: Nov.7th, 2008.
~ Call for papers for Technarte 2009, to be held in Bilbao, Spain; April 23-24, 2009; Deadline: Nov.14, 2008. http://www.technarte.org
~ CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS: SHOTS Magazine announces an international call for photographic work to be considered for publication in the ANNUAL PORTFOLIO ISSUE; Subject matter is open; Submittals due by Nov.3, 2008. http://shotsmag.com/shotssubmission.htm
~ NYSCA Electronic Media and Film Program Announces New Distribution Grant Workshops for NY State Individual Artists; Nov.13 in NYC and Dec. 4, Catskill, New York. http://www.free103point9.org/events/1973/
~ The SZPILMAN AWARD is given for artworks that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations; Deadline: Oct.15, 2008 postmark. http://www.award.szpilman.de
~ Seeking Submissions for Videodansa, Barcelona Prize, the international competition held as part of IDN - Image, Dance and New Media. The competition accepts audiovisual works where dance, choreographic language, body and movements are the main subjects; Deadline: Oct.31, 2008. http://www.nu2s.org/eng/
~ CALL for film & video - 2009 Ohio Independent Film Festival (OIFF); deadline: Feb.1, 2009. http://www.withoutabox.com
~ Metropolis Magazine's NEXT GENERATION DESIGN COMPETITION challenges young designers to apply their talents towards one of the world's most urgent issues: fixing our energy addiction. Designs can range from buildings and interiors to products, landscapes, and communications -anything in need of an energy efficiency overhaul- and the winning design will be awarded $10,000.
~ eVolo Skyscraper for the XXI Century Contest is accepting entries. http://www.evolo-arch.com
~ The Kellicutt International [a group in the San Francisco Bay area] juried photo show, "Through a Lens: Contrasting Elements", invites entries and announces an increased first prize of $2000.
~ The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (with the support of Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center) invites the submission of works for various electronic media; Deadline: Nov.1, 2008; Details online at: http://www.nycemf.org
~ The Hungarian Multicultural Center (HMC) is currently accepting applications for the Budapest, Hungary -International Artists Residencies; Deadlines: on-going. http://www.hungarian-multicultural-center.com
~ Seeking Artists for the 2009 Denali National Park [Alaska] Artist-in-Residence program; Postmark deadline: Oct.31, 2008. http://www.arts.alaskageographic.org
NET ART & ACTIVITIES
~ New Turbulence Commission: "Touching Gravity 2/Tilt" by Caryn Heilman (LiquidBody MediaDance), is an interactive, aerial videodance superimposed on a composited image of two rivers in the towns of North Adams and Adams, Massachusetts.
~ CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS for Turbulence's commission, "Wikireuse" by Julia Christensen who is documentations of how communities are re-using abandoned "big box" buildings like Wal-Mart; can be up-dated online by the public.
~ For more net.art projects... visit Rhizome.org