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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ELECTRONIC ART AND INTERMEDIA

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) at Michigan State University invites applications for the position of assistant professor, tenure system, in Electronic Art and Intermedia. We are interested in artists who bridge the gap between research and practice, and whose teaching and research encompass one or more of the following areas: Art-science Intermedia; art-technology Intermedia; and hybrid media. We also seek a faculty member who has a strong commitment to teaching in our vibrant Studio Art program, which emphasizes a diversity of conceptual and technical practices leading to the BA, BFA, and MFA degrees. This appointment is expected to begin Fall 2016. Applicants should hold an MFA or equivalent terminal degree and should be professionally active as evidenced by exhibitions, publications, and/or commissions and grants. Deadline for applicants: 15 January 2016. Find out more.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC COMPOSITION (DIGITAL MEDIA & MUSIC TECHNOLOGY)

The School of Music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in music composition and music technology, beginning August 16, 2016. The successful candidate will oversee the world-renowned Experimental Music Studios (EMS), teach courses in composition, recording and electro-acoustic techniques and participate in shaping the future development of EMS and the Music Technology curriculum. The candidate should also demonstrate skills in one or more related areas such as emerging media; gaming; video and film; interactive performance; programming; or interdisciplinary work. The position requires a terminal degree or equivalent professional experience in music composition or relevant related field. To read the full job announcement or to apply for the position, please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu. For full consideration, please ensure that your application materials arrive by November 23, 2015. Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled (www.inclusiveillinois.edu).


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF EXPERIMENTAL ART PRACTIC DXARTS, UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

The Center for Digital Arts & Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington (Seattle, WA) invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor of Experimental Art Practice to begin Sept. 16, 2016. Please see the University of Washington’s website for details about the position and application instructions: https://ap.washington.edu/ahr/academic-jobs/position/aa14659/


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

The School of Professional Communication at Ryerson University in Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Communication Studies. The position will commence 1 July 2016 (subject to budgetary approval). Candidates with a Ph.D. in Professional Communication, Communication Studies, or in a related field are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas—Rhetoric, Linguistics, Communication Theory, Design Theory, Discourse Analysis, Semiotics, Critical Media Studies—as related to professional communication. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a variety of communication courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Deadline for applications: 15 November 2015. Find out more.


COLLOQUIUM: HYBRID PRACTICES IN THE ARTS, SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY

The Arts Research Collaboration initiative (ARC) at the Spencer Museum of Art continues its investigation of collaborative research bridging the arts and sciences with a colloquium on May 14, 2015, from 2:30-5:00 pm at the University of Kansas. The colloquium is free and open to the public, and will be livestreamed online. The event is a follow-up to the Museum’s recent international conference, “Hybrid Practices in the Arts, Sciences, and Technology from the 1960s to Today.”

The colloquium opens with a talk by Shepherd Steiner, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the School of Art, University of Manitoba, Canada. Steiner’s lecture, “Bernd and Hilla Becher: Spring Points, Technical Extensions, Degree Zero,” will examine the practice of a German conceptual art duo known for their extensive photographic series of the twentieth-century industrial landscape. The Bechers’ work raises questions about objectivity, technical knowledge, and scientific truth that can benefit critical reflection on hybrid art-science-technology research more generally.

Following Steiner’s talk, there will be a roundtable for conference participants to identify common threads in the research presented at the conference and to begin synthesizing that information to make it broadly relevant to the field. Viewers are encouraged to submit questions to the presenters via Twitter using @SpencerMuseum and #HybridPractices.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN ART HISTORY

The School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser Universityinvites applications for a position as assistant professor of art history to begin January 1, 2016. Please see the School for the Contemporary Arts website for details of the position and application instructions: http://www.sfu.ca/sca/about/employment-at-sca.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: The review of applications will begin May 29, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by this date.

The availability of this position is subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Simon Fraser University is committed to the principle of equity in employment and offers equal opportunities to qualified women and men, including visible minorities, Aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. Find out more

POLYTECH.SCIENCE.ART ANNOUNCES 2015 PROGRAM

Polytechnic Museum announces the commencement of their 2015 Polytech.Science.Art program, curated by Natalia Fuchs. Polytech.Science.Art is an interdisciplinary collaboration exchange among media artists, curators, technology specialists and scientists from around the world. This year’s program will consist of two series of workshops featuring distinguished international experts working at the intersection of science, technology and art, leading off on 11 March with the Biosemiotics workshop, hosted by artist Michał Brzezinski (Poland) at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. The results of these workshops will be presented at a new annual international festival, Polytech.Science.Art Week, in December 2015. Find out more.


POLYTECHNIC MUSEUM AND STRELKA INSTITUTE FOR MEDIA, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF «POLYTECH.SCIENCE.ART» EVENTS AT STRELKA IN 2015.

From the 6th to 28th of August Strelka Institute will host lectures, workshops, video screenings, meetings and performances of «Polytech.Science.Art» program formed by Polytechnic Museum. European and Russian media artists, curators, electronic musicians, engineers and researchers are among the participants of the project organized by the Polytechnic Museum and Strelka Institute in partnership with the Embassy of France in Russia and the Swiss Council for Culture «Pro Helvetia».

This year «Polytech.Science.Art» by Polytechnic Museum at Strelka introduce contemporary European media artists, curators and festivals such as French Disnovation and Videoformes, as well as Art&Science Department of the Sorbonne University, to its Russian audience.

As a first part — two-day plunge into the Parisian festival Disnovation. Its curator Nicolas Maigret will talk about «propaganda of innovation» and technological fetishism. Also artistic project Clémence de la Tour du Pin «Computer store ORIGINAL» will have its Russian premier at Strelka. Poster exhibition «Disnovation» will take place at the courtyard and the round-up of the Disnovation program will be seen as performances of Nicolas Maigret and special Swiss guest — Valentina Vuksic.

Program of one of the oldest French festival of video and digital arts Videoformes in Moscow will be presented by its artistic director Gabriel Soucheyre. He will give a lecture, present a special selection of video works of the festival related to the topic of technology and science. Gabriel Soucheyre will hold an open meeting with students of art schools and video artists followed by screening after preliminary selection to be shown at Videoformes in France.

A special project for «Polytech.Science.Art» at Strelka will be presented by artist and head of the Art&Science Department of the Sorbonne University, Olga Kiseleva. Implemented in cooperation with the Laboratory of interactive performance of the Polytechnic Museum, for two days, Olga will lead an open workshop, dedicated to staging an interactive performance «Self-organization» about oil. This performance will be organised with an open-call for performers. Media artists and curators who are interested in the nature of interactive performance and its relations with the scientific art can take part in the event as well.

Closing day of «Polytech.Science.Art» at Strelka will be held in partnership with one of the headliners of the festival Les Nuits Sonores — IN AETERNAM VALE. Electronic musician Laurent Prot will give a creative workshop about the synthesis of analog audio and modern scientific and technological components of the process of creating electronic music. The day will round up with the sound performance of Prot’s project IN AETERNAM VALE. The event is organized with the participation of the International Festival of Contemporary Music and Media Arts MIGZ/MIGZ.

The curator of the «Polytech.Science.Art» program of the Polytechnic Museum is Natalia Fuchs, an Art historian (MediaArtHistories, Donau Universität) and Cultural management expert (Cultural Management, University of Manchester).

The schedule is here — https://psa.polymus.ru
Sign up — www.strelka.com/ru/summer/events/all


CALL FOR PAPERS: SOUND, IMAGES AND DATA

Sounds, Images and Data 2015 (SID 2015) is a conference that analyzes the role of artists and curators in creating new experiences and aesthetics in the 21st century. Organizers are calling on artists, theorists, scholars, sound engineers, historians and curators to submit papers responding to the themes of sound art, images and data from artistic practices, historization processes, aesthetics and curatorial studies spanning from the fine arts to contemporary media arts, cultural representations and archiving practices. SID 2015 will be hosted by New York University’s Steinhardt School, 23–27 July 2015. Selected papers will be published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Deadline to submit: 15 March 2015. Find out more.


CALL FOR PAPERS: DIGITAL QUEERS

The Digital Queers conference (25-27 June 2015) will focus on issues related to social justice for the gay community at large. The evolution of society has led to an increased acceptance of the LGBTQA world – in part due to more open and vociferous stances of the multiple communities of gender minorities and in part to the role that contemporary digital media have played in reshaping communication and advocacy. Unfortunately we are far from achieving that social justice necessary to avoid discrimination in the work place or to avoid persecutions of individuals and communities across the world. What are then the new practices that should be pursued in order to achieve and ensure social justice for all? Selected papers will be published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac. Deadline to submit abstracts: 31 March 2015. Find out more.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DJERASSI RESIDENT ARTISTS PROGRAM

www.djerassi.org/scientific-delirium-madness.html

Deadline: March 15, 2015

2016 Scientific Delirium Madness collaborative initiative of Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology and Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside, CA.

At its heart is a 29-day residency from July 6 - August 3 for six (6) artists and six (6) scientists at Djerassi’s 585-acre retreat in the coastal Santa Cruz Mountains, south of San Francisco. The program will also include public and academic forums, published blogs and articles in LEONARDO/ISAST’s journal published by MIT Press.

Scientists selected must be involved in significant art-related research and/or be practicing a form of art and/or have original ideas on how to integrate aspects of art and science. This includes but is not limited to poetry, playwriting, fiction, creative non-fiction, choreography, music composition, media arts/filmmaking, sculpture and photography.

This is not a product-based residency. Artists and scientists will be free to work on their own projects. Participants will be expected to be in-residence for the entirety of the session. Accommodations, food, and local transportation are provided. Residents will also be expected to interact with colleagues in differing fields, participate in a two public forums during their stay and document/share their experiences for both academic and general audiences.

Scientists, mathematicians and additional artists will also be proposed via nominators selected by the project’s steering committee. Invitations for residencies will be sent in September of 2015.


DXARTS | ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN EXPERIMENTAL ART PRACTICE
www.dxarts.washington.edu

The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington seeks to hire a full-time (100%, 9-month), tenure-track faculty in experimental art practice to begin in September 2015. Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor.

DXARTS
Established in 2001, DXARTS is a leading research center for Digital Art. DXARTS’ position within the University of Washington is unusual: it is not a subset of a school of art, engineering or computing, instead it exists as an autonomous academic program, thus it is able to define its own research and teaching agenda and fully explore the notion of artistic experimentation in the 21st century. Core DXARTS faculty are practicing generative artists and work alongside affiliate faculty from a variety of other departments, including Music, Neuroscience, Engineering, Law and Computer Science.

DXARTS has an internationally renowned and highly competitive PhD program, populated by emerging artists working with a broad range of materials, ideas and forms. The program emphasizes interdisciplinarity, with students taking classes across the university based upon their own research trajectories. DXARTS asserts that artistic knowledge is a particular type of intellectual and academic inquiry, and that it has value equivalent to that in other disciplines. DXARTS PhD students are expected to develop studio-based research projects, develop any technologies necessary to realize those projects and apply appropriate research methodologies to ensure their work makes a contribution to the field.

QUALIFICATIONS
The successful applicant to this position will mentor and supervise doctoral students, and therefore it is preferred that he or she holds a PhD, or foreign equivalent, by the start of appointment. Applications from artists holding an MFA and having substantial research experience will be also considered. The applicant should understand the value of artistic research, and be capable of articulating research methodologies and techniques to students.

The successful applicant will be an artist with a strong record of exhibiting or presenting their work and a clear understanding of studio-based research. It is expected that candidates will be conversant with video, sound and interactive art, although their practice does not necessarily need to focus on those areas. The position offers an opportunity to either reinforce an existing sub-discipline, or establish a new one in the department, and as such we encourage applications from any area of practice.

The applicant should be capable of teaching studio-based classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels. These typically comprise of a core sequence of courses that are taught on an annual basis, as well as several advanced/special topics classes. The full-time teaching load at DXARTS consists of five courses, spread over three quarters. University of Washington faculty members engage in teaching, research, and service.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications must include: letter of application, resume, artist statement, teaching statement, links to a cohesive portfolio of artworks, and the names of three references with phone numbers, mail and e-mail addresses.

Electronic submissions only: email all materials to search@dxarts.washington.edu. Also please inform us if you will be attending the CAA conference in New York City. Priority will be given to applications received by January 9, 2015.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities. The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty, and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Assistant Professor in Electronic Art and Intermedia at Michigan State University

The Department of Art, Art History, and Design (AAHD) at Michigan State University invites applications for the position of assistant professor, tenure system, in Electronic Art and Intermedia. We are interested in artists and scholars who bridge the gap between research and practice, and whose teaching and research encompass one or more of the following areas: Art-science Intermedia; art-technology Intermedia; and hybrid media.

For complete job description go to Michigan State University Human Resources website http://jobs.msu.edu/

Review of applications will begin December 29th, 2014.


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MEDIA ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY @ UCSB

The Media Arts & Technology Program (MATP), a trans-disciplinary graduate program situated in both the College of Engineering and the College of Letters and Science at UC Santa Barbara, invites applications at the Associate Professor level for a joint tenured position in Media Arts and Technology and Electrical and Computer Engineering. The department seeks exceptional candidates who will establish a vigorous research and teaching program in Physical Computing or related fields that engage embedded sensing systems, distributed or autonomous systems, robotics, mobile/flying devices, immersive, interactive, distributed environments, and high-dimensional data generated in scientific, artistic and architectural domains. The successful candidate will be expected to actively engage in interdisciplinary research, creative work and teaching in art or architecture and engineering or science. Applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in Media Arts and Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Architecture or a closely related field, and have demonstrated excellence in research and a strong commitment to creative activity, teaching and interdisciplinary scholarship to be given serious consideration for this position.

The position will be available 1 July 2015. Review of applications will begin on 20 December 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Please submit your application at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply.
Inquiries about your application may be directed to: recruit@mat.ucsb.edu


CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Two positions at the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design (AMPD) at York University in Toronto

York University in Toronto is seeking an outstanding researcher to be nominated for a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Information Design, Advocacy and the Environment. York invites applications from candidates with demonstrable expertise in one or more of the following: graphical strategies for information design, development of tools and methodologies for data exploration, design-driven social advocacy, dynamic visualizations of live systems, interface design, design for virtual environments and massive multi-user systems, HCI, and strong cross-disciplinary approaches to information design.

York University is also seeking an outstanding junior researcher in the area of Games, Gaming and Gamification. This position will attract a strong junior researcher whose creative practice and theoretical interests span games, gaming, and organized play as cultural phenomena, as a platform for art-making, and who explores gaming as it manifests in a wide range of contemporary practices.

For complete job descriptions and application details, visit www.yorku.ca/acadjobs. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The positions, subject to budgetary approval, will commence July 1, 2015. The deadline for applications is December 5, 2014.


CALL FOR APPLICANTS: Associate Professor, Graphic Communication Design at the University of Cincinnati

Top-ranked School of Design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning is seeking an Associate Professor in Graphic Communication Design as a full-time, tenure-track faculty member. Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree with five years' experience in the field of design. Responsibilities for this position include a full-time teaching load, which entails developing and delivering course material and instruction in core skills related to communication problem solving, comprehensive typography, data visualization, communication theory, user-centered design, media technology, design process, aesthetic execution and professionalism. Scholarly activity and design research will be expected. The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/M/F/Vet/Disabled. UC is a smoke-free work environment.

For more information and/or to apply, visit http://daap.uc.edu/about/employment.html and click on the Associate Professor (Graphic Communication Design) School of Design link. (Position Number: 213UC7102.)


CALL FOR PAPERS AND PRACTICE-BASED PROJECTS
Hybrid practices in the arts, sciences, and technology from the 1960s to today

In partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Spencer Museum of Art (SMA) at the University of Kansas (KU) is organizing a conference in March 2015 on hybrid research practices in the arts, sciences and technology from the 1960s to today.

We are seeking proposals for papers and practice-based projects that explore one or more of the following aspects of hybrid artistic research:

1.      Key hybrid projects from the past 50 years, including but not limited to Experiments in Art & Technology (Bell Laboratories), Art & Technology (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) and the Artist Placement Group (U.K.)

2.      Shared vocabularies among the arts, sciences and technology, and the role of language in cross-disciplinary collaboration

3.      The impact of interdisciplinary work on the identity of the hybrid practitioner

Please submit abstracts of 150–200 words in English, along with a bio of approximately 100 words, to smahybrid@ku.edu by November 1. Up to five images may be included to support your proposal.

For more information on paper and project guidelines, visit the Spencer Museum of Art website at: http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/hybrid-practices/.


Texas A&M Seeks Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Modern and Contemporary Art History and Theory

The Department of Visualization and the Department of Architecture at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas invite applications for a joint tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level with specialization in Modern and/or Contemporary Art History and Theory.

Responsibilities of this position include teaching core and advanced courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, pursuing a strong research agenda, developing new courses in an area of specialization, mentoring students, serving on student advisory committees, and participating in academic governance.

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in an area directly related to Modern and/or Contemporary Art History and Theory. A proven record of successful teaching and scholarship is required. Specializations that contribute to the missions of the two departments are desirable.

Please apply online with a letter of application, CV, teaching and research statements and contact information for three references. Application materials should be emailed to vizfacultysearch@arch.tamu.edu. Review of applications will begin October 15th and will continue until the position is filled.

The Texas A&M University system will provide equal opportunity to all applicants for employment,
regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.


Rhythms of the Universe is a 22:00 cinematic poem that interweaves text, imagery, visualization, music, and sonification. It is a lyrical celebration of the cosmos and humankind’s innate yearning to understand it. Its creators are cosmologist George Smoot (Lawrence Berkeley Labs), and percussionist/ethnomusicologist Mickey Hart (the Grateful Dead). Contributions also came from Oliver Zahn and Narayan Sankaran (creation and curation of imagery), Mark Ballora (audio data collection and sonification), Perrin Meyer and Keith R. Jackson (data collection). The premiere at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum may be viewed at http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/39395730. For more information, contact management@mickeyhart.net or Mark Ballora (ballora@psu.edu).


The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization, a book by Alberto Cairo, is available at  http://www.thefunctionalart.com/

 

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN DESIGN (2D) DIVISION OF FOUNDATION STUDIES, DIVISION OF FOUNDATION STUDIES, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN The Division of Foundation Studies, Rhode Island School of Design seeks an Assistant Professor in Design (2D) (full-time), with appointment to begin fall 2014. Design is one of three programs (Spatial Dynamics, Drawing and Design) comprising the studio curriculum for all first year undergraduate students at RISD. Each studio class meets for one full day a week, in sections of approximately 20 students, with section groups consistent across programs. Faculty in Foundation Studies teach four courses a year, advise students, participate in curriculum development, serve on college committees, and maintain active professional practices. In the Design studio, students investigate space, time, color, sound, cognition and the various concepts relating to formal design through exploration and problem solving. Through designed sets of assignments, with faculty and peer critique, students are encouraged to think deductively and intuitively, and to investigate the potential of a diverse range of materials.

The Division is open to a radical range of approaches to Design—Western and/or non-Western, studio-based and/or post-studio, traditional media and/or new media, fine art and/or design. The successful candidate will be an individual working with emerging technologies and will have an understanding of their relationship to both traditional and new media practices. He or she will have a distinctive vision and pedagogical approach, and will be prepared to teach Design as a vital experience for a range of disciplines. Designers and artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply as well as those whose approach is broadly interdisciplinary. Applicants should have a terminal graduate degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience; evidence of teaching at the college level, and a strong record of creative work and ongoing professional activity.

Applications, submitted online at www.risd.edu/jobs , should include a letter of interest, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, documentation of recent professional work (20 images maximum), and examples of students’ work (20 images maximum). Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by January 8, 2014 will be assured full consideration. Rhode Island School of Design is one of the preeminent colleges of art and design in the world with a strong belief in the value of immersive art and design education with a strong liberal arts component. RISD’s Division of Foundation Studies is a common first-year studio program with 440 students and 25 full-time and 18 part-time faculty. After the completion of Foundation Studies students go on to major in one of 17 art or design majors. RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. RISD is an Equal Opportunity employer.
Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

 

TWO BOOKS EDITED BY ROB HARLE: Rob Harle's latest work as co-editor is the major, historically important anthology Indo-Australian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by (ed.) Sunil Sharma, Rob Harle, Sangeeta Sharma, pp. 400, Authorspress, India, 2013. Book available direct from authorspress@hotmail.com via Paypal, $17.50 USD (total). Also in press another smaller anthology: Building Bridges Poems From Australia & India (ed.) Rob Harle, 2013, pp.80 cyberwit.net, India.

VIEWPOINTS: MATHEMATICAL PERSPECTIVE AND FRACTAL GEOMETRY IN ART, by Marc Frantz & Annalisa Crannell: an undergraduate textbook devoted exclusively to relationships between mathematics and art. Viewpoints is ideally suited for math-for-liberal-arts courses and mathematics courses for fine arts majors. The textbook contains a wide variety of classroom-tested activities and problems, a series of essays by contemporary artists written especially for the book, and a plethora of pedagogical and learning opportunities for instructors and students. Cloth $45.00. Available at press.princeton.edu.

ART & SCIENCE COLLABORATIONS, INC. (ASCI) ANNOUNCES THE INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL: SCIENCE INSPIRES ART: THE COSMOS 15th annual, art-science, juried exhibition to be held at the New York Hall of Science August 31, 2013 - March 2, 2014 Entry Deadline: July 21, 2013 Details: www.asci.org/artikel1188.html INTRODUCTION: Ever since early humans looked up in wonder at the sun, moon, and stars, we've been on a quest to decipher the mysteries of our cosmos. The vastness and unreachability of the "unknown" captivates the imaginations of scientists and artists alike. The stream of new technologies and results of scientific experiments that inform our new understandings of the nature of the cosmos, inspire artists to create new works in all media and genres. And both the macro and the micro play leading roles as primary sources for contemporary creativity. Whether it's flashes of the most ancient light left from the Big Bang, Curiosity Rover's rock-testing for signs of microbial life on Mars, the image of a galaxy's huge black hole eating a star, or finally knowing the nature of matter itself via the atom-smashing, Large Hadron Collider -- all evocatively engage the mind and the spirit. More than mere depictions of scientific data, artists strive to create expressions of how this expanding knowledge of our cosmos makes them feel. Many ancient cultures did this by devising stories and pictorial representations of star constellations. More recently, the astonishing "what-if" nature of writers like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, birthed new narratives that culminated in the golden age of science fiction in literature, on TV with Star Trek, and in movies like Star Wars. It didn't matter that these other-worldly fantasies about alien planets or aliens visiting our planet were unrealistic, their mass audience appeal remains alive and well today. The lure is understandable, as there is still so much unknown and mysterious about the cosmos. Art & Science Collaborations is also on a mission of discovery. If your original art [executed in any media and documented via stunning images] relates to astronomy (including astrophysics, astrochemistry, astrobiology, astrogeology), questions of cosmology, extra-terrestrials, or the nature of matter and/or time in relation to universal laws -- we look forward to your submissions! Art Co-Juror: Dan Goods is an artist and the "Visual Strategist" at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasedena, California. Science Co-Juror: Arthur I. Miller is a scientist and writer who is renowned for exploring creativity in art and creativity in science. Juror Abbreviated Bios: www.asci.org/artikel1194.html Selected ArtistsReceive: exposure at a high-visibility venue [over 100,000 visitors during this time-period], frames furnished by the museum, inclusion in the permanent online exhibition, 1-year ASCI Membership [$40 value], public reception & color announcement cards, promotion to ASCI network and art & science journals & blogs. HERE'S HOW TO ENTER: www.asci.org/artikel1187.html. ASCI's Exhibition Archive: www.asci.org/artikel62.html

THE INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE (GCSC), based at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (Germany) and funded by the German Excellence Initiative, provides a comprehensive and integrated doctoral programme in the humanities and social sciences. Individual doctoral research is supported by systematic training in the format of workshops, master classes and practical courses. Each semester a series of keynote lectures are held at the Centre by prominent scholars from all over the world. Not only does the GCSC support its members in their own academic travels via travel and research grants but it also helps doctoral students organise their own events on all scales, from small workshops to international conferences. Regular colloquia, research and working groups for doctoral students as well as mentoring by professors, post-docs and fellow doctoral students create a stimulating research environment to ensure that you gain your doctorate successfully and quickly. Moreover, the Teaching Centre at the GCSC provides ample opportunities for training and experience in teaching and the Career Service will help you build up key career skills. In short, the GCSC offers a doctoral programme which is tailored to the needs of PhD students, with an excellent research environment and the support you need to excel in your academic as well as non-academic career. Find out more: http://gcsc.uni-giessen.de/wps/pgn/home/gcsc_eng/

LOVE, ART: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN TWENTY-ONE ENCOUNTERS: Jürgen Claus performs a number of roles – as a painter, critic, theorist, teacher and media artist. His autobiography reveals a similar interdisciplinarity. It is a review of 40 years of creating art. As a result of his close connections with contemporaries like Peter Weibel, Otto Piene and Herbert Bayer, established over many years of communication, the artist’s oeuvre is developed through language, an important medium for Claus. His work always deals with the other person’s positions and Claus thus explains his way of seeing, creating and loving art using shared memories, conversations and diary entries. He says this life is “lived contemporaneity.” Find out more

ARTSIT 2013: THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY: The ArtsIT 2013 Milano event will bring together leading researchers and practitioners from academia, arts and industry to present their innovative work and discuss all aspects and challenges in a stimulating environment. The event aims to foster trans-disciplinary alliances and cooperation between IT researchers, artists and industry members as well as to offer artists novel creative tools that expand the grammar of the traditional arts. 21-23 March 2013, University of Milano-Bicocca, DISCo, Milan, Italy. http://artsit.org/2013/show/cf-exhibits-and-demos

SCIENCE COMMUNICATIONS RESIDENCY 2013 AT THE BANFF CENTER: Working with some of the world’s leading science communicators, participants will explore the creative use of words, images, action and technology, with the goal of fostering a more engaging role for science in public culture. This immersive residency is aimed at mid-career professionals in both science and communications. Program dates: 21 July – 4 August 2013. Application deadline: March 31, 2013. http://www.banffcentre.ca/programs/program.aspx?id=1364

PART-TIME PHD/POSTDOC SUPERVISOR at the I-Node of the Planetary Collegium, The Island of Kefalonia, Greece. The Supervisor will develop innovative policies aimed at defining the profile of the I-Node and at giving an impulse to the international character of the Planetary Collegium research programs. He or she will be an initiator in research reform projects based on transdisciplinarily towards the I-Node’s main research area on Syncretic Strategies towards Art, Science and Technology. Requirements: Ph.D. in a relevant transdisciplinary field, experience in supervising Ph.D. students, established reputation, international orientation. Applicants please submit letter of interest accompanied by a full curriculum vitae. Deadline: Submit letters of interest and CVs before 9 March 2013 to: ionionode@gmail.com. Please mention the Job title (SP/I-Node) in the "Subject" line of your email.

ONE, NO ONE AND ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND: proposes a scientific and artistic reading of the concept of memory developed by Portuguese artist Joana Ricou. Inspired by the title of the work of Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), the artist explores the tension between the need for continuity and the natural state of multiplicity of the body and mind. Joana Ricou presents in this, her first solo exhibit in Portugal, new works from the series Multitudes and from the series HeLa cells searching, and the site-specific installation 60 kilos of Human Being. Now extended through March 25, at Edge Arts, Lisbon. http://www.joanaricou.com

THE ISLANDS OF BENOÎT MANDELBROJT EXHIBITION AT BARD: Focusing primarily on the work of one of the most notable mathematicians of the twentieth century, "The Islands of Benoît Mandelbrot: Fractals, Chaos, and the Materiality of Thinking" explores the role of images in the development of what has become known as fractal geometry and chaos theory. Nina Samuel, visiting professor from Das Technisches Bild in Berlin, is the curator of this exhibition, which will be on view at the Bard Graduate Center from September 21, 2012 to January 27, 2013. The Bard Graduate Center Gallery is located in New York City at 18 West 86th Street, between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The admission fee is $7 general, $5 senior and students (valid ID); admission is free Thursday evenings after 5 p.m. For more information about the Bard Graduate Center and upcoming exhibitions, please visit bgc.bard.edu.

FACULTY POSITION, ASSOCIATE/ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA, School of Arts, Media and Engineering, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University: The School of Arts, Media and Engineering (ame.asu.edu) in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Interactive Media at the associate/assistant professor level beginning fall 2013. Screening of candidates will begin immediately; for best consideration, application materials should be provided by December 5, 2012. If not filled, reviews will occur monthly thereafter until the search is closed. For complete qualifications and application information, see ame.asu.edu/about/employment_faculty.php. Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at www.asu.edu/titleIX/.

FACULTY POSITION, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN DRAWING (FULL-TIME), DIVISION OF FOUNDATION STUDIES, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN: The Division of Foundation Studies, Rhode Island School of Design seeks an Assistant Professor in Drawing (full-time), with appointment to begin fall 2013. Drawing is one of three programs (Drawing, Spatial Dynamics and Design) comprising the studio curriculum for all first-year undergraduate students at RISD. Each studio class meets one full day a week, in sections of approximately 20 students, with section groups preserved across programs. Faculty in Foundation Studies teach four courses a year, advise students, participate in curriculum development, serve on college committees, and maintain active professional practices. In Foundation Drawing, students visualize thoughts and ideas through the development of perception and extensive exploration of the conceptual, abstract and representational languages of drawing. Through drawing, students recognize and articulate the various stages in the evolution of ideas and formal issues essential to all disciplines. The Division is open to a radically diverse range of approaches to Drawing—Western and/or non-Western, studio-based and/or post-studio, traditional and/or new media, classical and/or experimental, fine art and/or design. It is essential that candidates have a distinctive vision and pedagogical approach, and are prepared to teach Drawing as a vital experience for a range of disciplines. Designers and artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have a terminal Master’s degree, or equivalent, a minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level (preferred), and evidence of significant and ongoing professional achievement with work that demonstrates drawing as core to their practice. Applications, submitted online at www.risd.edu/jobs, should include a letter of intent, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and up to 20 images each of recent professional and student work. REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS BEGINS IMMEDIATELY, AND ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY JANUARY 7, 2013 ARE ASSURED FULL CONSIDERATION. Rhode Island School of Design is one of the preeminent colleges of art and design in the world with a strong belief in the value of immersive art and design education with a strong liberal arts component. RISD’s Division of Foundation Studies is a common first-year studio program with 440 students and 25 full-time and 18 part-time faculty. After the completion of the Foundation Studies year students go on to major in one of 17 art or design majors. RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. For further information see: www.risd.edu/Academics/Foundation_Studies/>www.risd.edu/Academics/Foundation_Studies/. RISD’s approximately 1972 undergraduate and 424 graduate students, are enrolled in diverse programs organized in five academic divisions: Architecture + Design, Fine Arts, Foundation Studies, Graduate Studies, and Liberal Arts. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to making through critical thinking. RISD is an Equal Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Apply Here

FACULTY POSITION, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN SPATIAL DYNAMICS (FULL-TIME), RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN: The Division of Foundation Studies, Rhode Island School of Design seeks an Assistant Professor in Spatial Dynamics (full-time), with appointment to begin fall 2013. Spatial Dynamics is one of three programs (Spatial Dynamics, Drawing and Design) comprising the studio curriculum for all first year undergraduate students at RISD. Each studio class meets for one full day a week, in sections of approximately 20 students, with section groups preserved across programs. Faculty in Foundation Studies teach four courses a year, advise students, participate in curriculum development, serve on college committees, and maintain active professional practices. In the Spatial Dynamics studio, students investigate the structure of form and the shaping of space by exploring and expressing relationships between space, time, and objects. Through designed sets of assignments, with faculty and peer critique, students are encouraged to think deductively and intuitively, and to investigate the potential of a diverse range of materials. The Division is open to a radically diverse range of approaches to Spatial Dynamics—Western and/or non-Western, studio-based and/or post-studio, traditional and/or new media, classical and/or experimental, fine art and/or design. It is essential that candidates have a distinctive vision and pedagogical approach, and are prepared to teach Spatial Dynamics as a vital experience for a range of disciplines. Designers and artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have a terminal Master’s degree, or equivalent, a minimum of two years teaching experience at the college level (preferred), and evidence of significant and ongoing professional achievement. Applications, submitted online at www.risd.edu/jobs, should include a letter of intent, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for three references, and up to 20 images each of recent professional and student work.
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS BEGINS IMMEDIATELY, AND ALL COMPLETED APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY JANUARY 7, 2013 ARE ASSURED CONSIDERATION. Rhode Island School of Design is one of the preeminent colleges of art and design in the world with a strong belief in the value of immersive art and design education with a strong liberal arts component. RISD’s Division of Foundation Studies is a common first-year studio program with 440 students and 25 full-time and 18 part-time faculty. After the completion of the Foundation Studies year students go on to major in one of 17 art or design majors. RISD supports faculty professional practice with sabbaticals, pre-critical review leave, conference funds, and professional development grants. For further information see: www.risd.edu/Academics/Foundation_Studies/. RISD’s approximately 1972 undergraduate and 424 graduate students, are enrolled in diverse programs organized in five academic divisions: Architecture + Design, Fine Arts, Foundation Studies, Graduate Studies, and Liberal Arts. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to making through critical thinking. RISD is an Equal Opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Apply Here

BALANCE-UNBALANCE 2013 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Submissions are now being accepted for the International Balance-Unbalance 2013 conference to be held at Central Queensland University in Noosa, Australia from 31 May - 2 June 2013. Balance-Unbalance 2013 is being held in the beautiful resort town of Noosa, in parallel with the Floating Land 2013 Green Art festival and just prior to the ISEA 2013 (International Symposium on Electronic Art) conference in Sydney, so participants can maximise their time in Australia by attending all three events. CALL CLOSES DECEMBER 8! For details, visit www.balance-unbalance2013.org

FACULTY POSITION, DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA STUDY, UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO: The University at Buffalo--SUNY invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Department of Media Study. The department seeks applications from candidates fluent in the cultures of a wide range of established and new media practices, and with demonstrated research strengths in media theory and history. We are open to specialists (media philosophy / science and technology studies / media activism / mobile and ubiquitous computing / software studies); and to candidates who are also practitioners. The department has a BA plus graduate programs at the MA, MFA and Ph.D. levels, and candidates must be able to direct and assist on work at all these levels. In addition, the successful candidate will also be expected to establish and maintain a robust research program, seek external funding when available, teach according to departmental norms, and provide service to the University and the discipline as needed. Minimum requirements: PhD or equivalent in Media Study (or related field), conferred by time of appointment. The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Recruiter (AA/EOE). Apply via: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55575. More Information about Media Study: http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO MEDIA STUDY - GRADUATE PROGRAMS CALL FOR APPLICATIONSAPPLICATION DEADLINE JANUARY 15. Later applications considered on a rolling basis. The Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo is renowned for its pioneering contributions to film, video and sound art practices and theory. Today, Media Study adds to these existing strengths conceptual and computational media with a diversity very few art departments can match. Candidates accepted in Media Study ‘s Graduate program work together with artists, thinkers and theorists whose work and research deliver formative contributions to current practices and discourses in media arts. Furthermore, Media Study maintains vibrant exchanges with many other departments across UB, the flagship institution in the State University of New York, including Anthropology, Architecture, Visual Studies, Geography, Geology, Comparative Literature, Music and Theatre+Dance. International ties with world-class institutions such as the Bauhaus Universität Weimar offer students the chance of adding research abroad to their portfolio of activities. Additionally, we offer computing resources and expertise not typically found in arts programs allowing students to engage computational systems such as locative media on a deeper level. All students receive access to studio space and state of the art equipment commensurate with experimental media practices. The PhD in Media Study seeks to nurture the next generation of artist-scholars and assist them as they map new art and research practices of the 21st century. Students develop under faculty supervision their research specialties and engage the university community to formulate deep individualized research trajectories in cutting edge media theory and practice. The MFA in media arts allows students from various backgrounds to create a refined, sophisticated and individualized artistic practice in every form of media. Focus areas include film and video, documentary, game design, digital poetics, locative media, public computational media. MFA + MArch and MFA + MS in media arts and architecture allows qualified students to immerse themselves in media arts practices, including computational media that engage architectural and urban space, such as urban computing, locative media and ambient informatics. The MAH in film studies is an interdisciplinary degree which enables students to study cinema in the context of media theory and cultural studies. Participants take core courses in the Department of Media Study and choose electives from other departments according to their individual focus. Buffalo and Western New York offer a vibrant art scene with a high density of museums and galleries, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, CEPA Gallery, Big Orbit, Soundlab, Hallwalls, and Squeeky Wheel. If you are an independent, creative, critical and self-motivated artist with a vision, Media Study at the University of Buffalo is the right place for you. Follow this link to apply to any of the programs listed above.

AHRC COLLABORATIVE DOCTORAL STUDENTSHIP: CURATING ART AND SCIENCE: Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship at the Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London in partnership with The Arts Catalyst, London. Recent contemporary arts projects have directly engaged with, or taken as their subject, a range of sites, spaces, practices, ideas, and cultures of science and advanced technology. These trans-disciplinary art projects present highly varied contexts for research, production and exhibition, and working alongside The Arts Catalyst this studentship will investigate the practical, curatorial and production demands posed by these projects. Exploring and potentially participating in the commissioning and curation of arts projects that engage with science critically and experimentally, this studentship will ask research questions including: How do art-science projects engage and extend the practices of curation? What sorts of critical engagements with the spaces of scientific research and artistic production do these projects generate? What lessons can be learnt about the challenges and possibilities these projects raise for cultural producers and curators? How do art-science projects contribute to our understandings of the geographies of art and science? The award is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the studentship pays post-graduate fees at RHUL and an annual maintenance grant. The deadline for applications is 22nd October 2012. The successful applicant will start in January 2013. Interviews will be held in early November. http://www.artscatalyst.org/images/uploads/files/artscatcdadetails.pdf

THE CHANGING VIEW OF SKIN DISEASES: swissnex San Francisco kicked off the series Feel the Skin: a Multidimensional Approach in August 2012. The series continues on October 10, 2012 with "The Changing View of Skin Diseases," a discussion on how physicians and their patients have interpreted and treated skin problems from the Enlightenment up through today. Two speakers will be involved, Californian dermatologist Dr. Kieron Leslie and Swiss historian Dr. Severine Pilloud. Pustules, boils, warts, psoriasis, and rashes have been annoyances on the surface of the skin since the dawn of time, with different interpretations for their presence. As early as in the 11th century, Arabic medical reference books such as The Canon of Medicine described skin problems and their treatments. But they have not always been viewed in the same manner. Through her research on medical culture in the Age of Enlightenment in the 18th century, Dr. Severine Pilloud, a medical historian, has shown that the discourse and practices related to skin diseases were quite different from what we have today. Three hundred years ago, afflictions of the skin carried strong social and cultural stigmas, as they were often diagnosed as the result of venereal pathologies. Have these stigmas changed today? Are we seeing contemporary skin diseases that did not exist before? How have the treatment and care of patients with skin maladies evolved? Dr. Kieron Leslie, a dermatologist who is fascinated by the history of dermatology, is an expert on HIV and infectious diseases. Rashes and skin lesions heralded the advent of the HIV epidemic. Suffering and stigmatization have been significant throughout the last 30 years, as the skin is often the initial marker of HIV infection. Treating patients with combination anti-HIV medications has improved many dermatological conditions but exacerbated others. Again, we see that the skin, as the interface between the individual and society, is at the center of complex medical and social situations. http://swissnexsanfrancisco.org/Ourwork/events/skindiseases

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: OSCILLATOR: Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland is seeking proposals for an upcoming major exhibition called OSCILLATOR. Call Opens: 4th SEPTEMBER. Call Closes: 12th OCTOBER. Exhibition duration: 7th FEBRUARY 2013 – 14th APRIL 2013. Calling all vibratory beings! Electron wizards, mega-nano-nauts, chemical visionaries, code infinitizers, pendular kineticists, sleep cycle sleuths, and feedback fetishists. OSCILLATOR is a curated exhibition exploring the vibrant vibratory world of oscillators, oscillations, and feedback. This diverse, interactive show will feature installations and demonstrations ranging from cyclical chemical reactions and swinging bridges to out of control automated pricing schemes and el Niño. We are interested in oscillatory explorations from many different fields and genres, including chemistry, physics, astronomy, earth sciences, biology, mechanics, neurology, mathematics, logic, and the arts. http://sciencegallery.com/oscillator

CALL FOR PAPERS: The HYBRID CITY II: Subtle rEvolutions: Hybrid City is an international biennial event dedicated to exploring the emergent character of the city and the potential transformative shift of the urban condition, as a result of ongoing developments in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and of their integration in the urban physical context. Hybrid City Conference 2013 (23-25 May 2013, University of Athens, Athens, Greece) will consist of three days of paper presentations, discussions, workshops and satellite events, under the theme "Subtle rEvolutions". Emphasizing the inherently interdisciplinary nature of technologically mediated urban activity proposals are welcome that critically examine, but are not limited to, the following topics: Open cities, open urban data; Environmental sensing and the Internet of things; Urban data visualization; Environmental perception, cognition, immersion and presence in the context of hybrid urban spaces; Citizen science and peer production of knowledge; Psychosocial perspectives into the impact of locative and pervasive media use; Placemaking, place attachment and place identity in the hybrid city; Cartography of hybrid spaces; Mobile commons and wireless practices; Public spaces and mediated presence; Gamifying the urban space: playful engagement and game-like citizenship; Hybrid spaces of conflict: forms of power and counterpower in the networked city; Tactical media practices in the urban context; From open data to data commons; Open source models of policy and governance; Emerging currencies and values; Issues of data ownership and copyrights in hybrid urban contexts. The deadline for submission of extended abstracts is on the 20 October 2012. Paper abstracts can be uploaded at: http://uranus.media.uoa.gr/hc2/. All abstracts will be peer reviewed and proceedings will be also published in a printed format and provided to conference attendants.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award (PhD), Digital Art: Project title: Living Laboratories: Enhancing Audience Engagement through Making and Curating Digital Art.This collaborative doctoral project will be a partnership between FACT Liverpool and Newcastle University's Culture Lab, and provides a unique opportunity for an ambitious practitioner who can gain invaluable academic and real life experience that is new in its kind. This practice-based research focuses on the currently evolving questions of digital art works, their importance as cultural products, and, their place in the institutional settings of the cultural sector in the age of information technology. This research project will critically engage with digital art production, participatory forms and practices, current schemes and models of curatorial (institutional models) and production spaces (labs) of digital artworks. It aims to bridge practices and methodologies between the fields of art practice, audience research and human-computer interaction (HCI). Research project might be linked to existing FACT initiatives such as Media Facades; Connected Cities (Telepresence); Art, Content management and Personal Data or Talent lab. More information: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/search/list/sac12>http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/search/list/sac12

VAST2012: The 12th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, Brighton, UK, 19-21 November 2012. Digital technology has the potential to influence every aspect of the cultural heritage environment. Archaeologists and cultural heritage scientists as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT) experts have in the past collaborated to find solutions to optimise all aspects of capturing, managing, analysing and delivering cultural information, but many unsolved problems remain. The goal of VAST 2012 will be to build on the open dialogue between these different areas of expertise, and in particular allow ICT experts to have a better understanding of the critical requirements that cultural heritage professionals have for managing and delivering cultural information and for the ICT systems that support these activities. To achieve this VAST 2012 will explore the entire pipeline of ICT in cultural heritage from background research to exploitation. The conference not only focuses on the development of innovative solutions, but it will investigate the issues of the exploitation of computer science research by the cultural heritage community. The transition from research to practical reality can be fraught with difficulty. The digital environment provides new opportunities and new business processes for sustainability, but with these opportunities there are also challenges. VAST 2012 will provide an opportunity for the heritage and ICT communities to understand these challenges and shape the future of ICT and heritage research. We are seeking contributions that advance the state of the art in the information technologies available to support cultural heritage. http://www.vast2012.org/

(e)MERGE ZERO1 STREET FESTIVAL Join ZERO1 on Friday, September 14th from 6PM - midnight in re-imagining San Jose's SoFA District to look and feel like how people imaging Silicon Valley to be, (e)MERGE is a street festival featuring the work of over 100 emerging artists whose experimental works engage with a range of radical new technologies. Featured projects include wearable technology, film screenings, a silent disco, street projections, performances, a swap meet, augmented reality, interactive lounges, live music, beer tasting, food trucks and more! (e)MERGE has many projects that you can start interacting with now. Sara Thacher’s Slow Mail invites you to submit a letter that will be printed and carried on horseback from Menlo Park to downtown San Jose and delivered to your friend or family on Saturday September 15th at the Mail Call event on South 1st Street. Artist Imin Yeh will also be running a shop of sorts – a project involving her own production of an assortment of crowdsourced postcards of Silicon Valley. Submit now at www.GreetingsFromSiliconValley.com if you’d like your photo on the front. The evening will be filled with performances that kick-off at 6 pm with the celebratory return of participants in artist Nick Lally's unusual bicycle tour through Silicon Valley. Shortly after this, at dusk, performance artist Eve Warnock, in a symbolic re-engagement with the folklore of the indigenous Ohlone tribe utilizing wearable technologies (Denizen), will parade her troupe of performers through the street, continuing to perform during the rest of the evening. Another highlight will be Mike Lai's thirty person street performance, Sonic Battle, enacted through the recreation of the sounds of a cinematic battle scene. Performances occur throughout the night, including the first public performance of Three Bodies, a group of artists, academia, and dancers from UCSC, as they put on their new light and dance performance inspired by the intricate movements of celestial bodies. (e)MERGE is the first exhibition of the ZERO1 Emerging Artist Network (EAN), and some projects will stay up on Saturday Sept 15th with performances and events scheduled throughout the day. Come out and experience all the fantastic projects and more at (e)MERGE Friday September 14th 6:00pm-Midnight. Free and open to the public! http://www.zero1biennial.org/emerge

SYMPOSIUM ON SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION: 25-26 September, 2012, Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen. Scientific visualizations are essential for the processes involved in generating and presenting scientific data. A glance at the most influential scientific journals today immediately shows how fundamentally important scientific visualizations are. Traditionally, art and illustration have played a key role in making scientific graphics. The field of data visualization has vastly grown with computer science, animation and graphic software, advanced art techniques, and information design. New technologies give us far more sophisticated tools to handle graphic design and data analysis. The symposium explores how connections between art, design and science inspire and advance research, innovation and working processes in scientific data visualization. Speakers will share ideas for and processes of their work in visualization across disciplines. Talks and discussions will address how visual ideas and intentions are transformed by the use of different tools and technologies, how to meet the challenges of cross-discipline collaborations, how to gain and apply inspiration through multidisciplinary processes, and how these processes can enrich both the practice of science and art. The goal of the symposium is to establish best practices for the community to create, perceive and understand visualizations. Find out more: http://projects.au.dk/sciviz/

UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND EVENTS IN DIGITAL DESIGN, ART, AESTHETICS AND CULTURE AT AARHUS UNIVERSITY, DENMARK: Media Architecture Biennale, 15-17 Nov 2012 – http://www.mediaarchitecture.org/biennale12/ (Deadline for submissions: 21 July); Aesthetics re:loaded, 11-13 December 2012 – http://aestheticsreloaded.au.dk/ (Deadline for submissions: 15 September); PhD workshop with Transmediale and Leuphana University, Lüneburg, CfP soon at http://darc.imv.au.dk/ and http://www.transmediale.de/

ISEA 2012: MACHINE WILDERNESS: Registration is now open for The Eighteenth International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness, Re-envisioning Art, Technology and Nature. ISEA2012 Albuquerque: Machine Wilderness is a symposium and series of events exploring the discourse of global proportions on the subject of art, technology and nature. The symposium will consist of a conference September 19 - 24, 2012 based in Albuquerque with outreach days along the state's "Cultural Corridor" in Santa Fe and Taos, and an expansive, regional collaboration throughout the fall of 2012, including art exhibitions, public events, performances and educational activities. This project brings together a wealth of leading creative minds from around the globe, and engages the local community through in-depth partnerships. Machine Wilderness references the New Mexico region as an area of rapid growth and technology alongside wide expanses of open land, and aims to present artists' and technologists' ideas for a more humane interaction between technology and wilderness in which "machines" can take many forms to support life on Earth. Machine Wilderness focuses on creative solutions for how technology and the natural world can sustainably co-exist. The program includes a Latin American focus, an indigenous thread, and a focus on land and skyscape. Because of our vast resource of land in New Mexico, proposals from artists are being sought that will take ISEA participants out into the landscape. The Albuquerque Balloon Museum offers a unique opportunity for artworks to extend into the sky as well. The lead organizations hosting ISEA2012 are 516 ARTS, The University of New Mexico and The Albuquerque Museum of Art & History. There are a total over 50 partnering organizations to date representing museums, colleges, nonprofit arts organizations, environmental organizations and the scientific and technological communities. http://www.isea2012.org/

STUDIOLAB MASTERCLASS ON SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY, ARS ELECTRONICA BIOLAB Rapid response open call 10-31 July 2012. Masterclass: 27-29 August, Ars Electronica Biolab. We call artists, designers, architects, musicians, biologists, ethicists, DIY biohackers, and biobrickers to join this unique opportunity to question, provoke and interrogate this area of research through artistic and scientific discourse. Young and emerging talent are encouraged to apply. Are we entering the age of living logic, where the programming, modelling and prediction of lifeforms is actually possible? This masterclass guides the participants towards the ethical, scientific and artistic challenges. http://www.aec.at/living-logic

ZERO1 GARAGE PUBLIC POLICY ART FELLOWSHIP RFQ: Part incubator, part research lab, part think tank, the ZERO1 Garage, launches this fall! The ZERO1 Garage is where principles of artistic creativity are applied to real world innovation challenges. Through the lens of art and technology, it will inform strategies for research, development, and creativity by provoking challenges that address the complex world in which we live. The ZERO1 Garage is envisioned as a platform for creative risk-takers from the arts and culture, business, science and academic sectors to interact, engage, and spur innovative change. We are seeking RFQs for a ZERO1 Fellowship in collaboration with Google Public Policy The centerpiece of the ZERO1 Garage is an interdisciplinary peer network/brain trust composed of innovation experts engaged in collaborative research and experimentation. For this, we are currently seeking artist candidates to apply for a ZERO1 Fellowships in collaboration with Google Public Policy. This fellowship is designed around an Innovation Challenge; our charge to each candidate is to artistically consider a complex issue concerning cultural policy in an information society. The candidate will develop an original artwork that serves to interpret or illuminate the current state of difficulty associated with molding cultural policy so that it conforms to the reality of a society that is more connected with and dependent on technology than ever before. The project duration is six months, with a fellowship award of $10,000. Entries must be delivered by Friday, July 13, 2012 at 5:00pm. Review all details and full RFQ here. http://www.zero1.org/blog/zero1-fellowship-call-rfqs

CALL FOR PAPERS: From Utopian Teleologies to Sporadic Historiographies: "Interfaces" of Art and Cybernetics: Call for papers for the session, Interfaces of Art and Cybernetics, at the 39th Annual Association of Art Historians Conference, University of Reading, UK, April 11 - 13 April 2013. It has been more than six decades since cybernetics was introduced to the English-speaking world by Norbert Wiener, Claude Shannon, and Warren Weaver. Stimulated by the information explosion in the 195Os, it grew as an international phenomenon that challenged disciplinary boundaries and preconceptions. Cybernetic models of “self-reproducing automata” brought about an enhanced understanding of informational and communication systems, engendered artificial intelligence and machine-biological interfaces (cyborgs), and impacted game theory. In the West, cybernetics had a lasting effect on art and popular culture from interactive art, performance, and computer art, to telematic art and American Idol. The “new science,” however, received a different reception in USSR. After its initial hostility, the Soviet government endorsed cybernetics as a panacea ensuring the rational control of a failing centralized economy. The interdisciplinary umbrella of Soviet cybernetics protected underground art—from kinetic constructions and installations, to conceptual art and performance. This session redresses a lack of attention to cybernetics globally. It invites presenters in the visual arts and from non-art disciplines to reconsider or generate new knowledge about generations and geographies of art and cybernetics, including practices that create, distribute, and theorize art forms, concepts, and histories. Papers may explore cybernetic phenomena in artistic environments; examine artistic play on logic and reason; consider how art or non-art agents treat cybernetics as a social and cultural paradigm, or question how cybernetics is presented in historiographies of recent art and what interfaces of cybernetics and art bode for intra- and inter-disciplinary research and practice. Please send your proposal by November 12, 2012 to both Maia Toteva (mtt235@gmail.com) and Jennifer Way (jway@unt.edu). Every proposal should include: 1. Preliminary abstract of one to two double-spaced, typed pages; 2. Letter explaining speaker’s interest and expertise in the topic; 3. CV with home and office mailing addresses, email address, and phone numbers. 4. Documentation of work when appropriate, especially for sessions in which artists might discuss their own work. For more information about this forthcoming event: http://www.aah.org.uk/annual-conference/2013-conference.

OPEN CALL FOR PHD CANDIDATES FROM THE I-NODE OF PLANETARY COLLEGIUM: Open call for PhD candidates from the I-Node of Planetary Collegium in the inter-disciplinary field of art, science and technology. The PhD program is placed at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture (ICAC), on the island of Kefalonia, Greece and is running under a memorandum of agreement between ICAC and the University of Plymouth, UK. The PhD program is the well-known Planetary Collegium program and leads to the degree of doctorate from the University of Plymouth. For enquires: ionionnode@gmail.com. Important links: http://www.planetary-collegium.net/ http://www.i-node.org

ART & SCIENCE COLLABORATIONS, INC. (ASCI) ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL: VITAL SIGNS: ASCI's annual, juried, art-sci competition exhibition will be held at the New York Hall of Science, September 1, 2012 - February 3, 2013. This year we are seeking original art inspired by our biological world with a special interest in what lies beneath its surface, and/or reflects upon scientific research questions, processes, ethics, and the stunning discoveries being made in biology and the biosciences today. Previously, we only accepted original digital prints, but this year we also welcome giclee prints made from any original 2-d art, as well as digital photos of 3-d art if that image is compelling in its own right. ART CO-JUROR: Patricia Kernan, curator of the New York State Museum's illustration collection; and curator of the museum's international, biennial, "Focus on Nature" exhibits. SCIENCE CO-JUROR: Dr. Dana Boyd, microbiologist and Lecturer in the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology at Harvard Medical School; long-time collaborator of Joe Davis, the "father" of bio-art. Deadline: June 17, 2012. http://www.asci.org/artikel1219.html

FOUNDING DIRECTOR OF THE MUSEUM OF THE ARTS AND SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ Conceived as an 'institute of creativity and curiosity' this museum will operate as an intellectual hub for UCSC faculty and students, visiting artists, scholars, scientists and the public. It will provide flexible space for installations, exhibitions, performances, research, seminars and events. The arts, humanities, sciences and social sciences will explore a wide range of topics across the disciplines using the museum as a focus for their intersection, for example: environmental research and sustainable design, social justice and film, art and physics, literature and music. This is a rare opportunity to lead a visionary museum, to participate in its conception and implementation, and to guide its program and future vision, working collaboratively and creatively with constituents from the Arts Division and the entire campus. Our founding museum director must have experience in museum management as well as a proven record of success in development/fundraising. Strategic leadership and planning as well as creativity and vision are essential. With a national and international scope, the museum will also host traveling exhibitions and create targeted curatorial projects. The museum will invite viewers to explore objects, images and ideas from diverse cultures and historical periods. Located on the stunning Santa Cruz campus with views of the Monterey Bay, we anticipate the museum will become a nationally recognized destination, while also culturally and intellectually supporting the region and the state. For further details and the complete job description, please visit https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65647 To ensure review of application materials they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (https://jobs.ucsc.edu) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encourage to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California Santa Cruz is an AA/EEO Employer

THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR CYBERNETICS CONFERENCE: AN ECOLOGY OF IDEAS: The American Society for Cybernetics, working with the Bateson Idea Group, is pleased to announce our joint conference to be held in Asilomar, California, 9 to 13 July 2012. The title of the conference is "An Ecology of Ideas". Please visit the web site at http://www.asc-cybernetics.org/2012 for further information. A major (but not exclusive) intention is to move forward from the work of Gregory Bateson, which will provide a major focus. Our conference directly precedes the ISSS conference (round the corner in San Jose, California) on the theme "Service Systems, Natural Systems" which you can check out at http://isss.org/world/index.php There is a reduction of $100 in total fees for those attending both conferences.

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF ART AND ART HISTORY PART-TIME FACULTY POOL SEARCH: DIGITAL MEDIA ART AND GAME STUDIES The Digital Media Art program at San Jose State University is currently seeking part-time temporary faculty to teach lower and upper division courses in Digital Media Art, Game Design, and Game Studies. Master of Fine Arts degree, teaching experience and strong professional experience required. Possible subjects include but are not limited to: digital media foundations, video, flash, After Effects, game studies, game design (video and/or analog), physical computing, mobile applications, code as art, programming for artists, or any related area of expertise. We are also looking for instructors capable of leading seminar classes in digital and new media art. Submit cover letter, vita, url of appropriate material, name and contact information of three references to Pool Screening Committee DMA, Department of Art & Art History, San Jose State University, 1 Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0089. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. Submissions are encouraged at any time. Identify three images which may be kept in the event you are selected for the pool. Next positions to begin August 2012. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to the core values of inclusion, civility, and respect for each individual. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities. Call (408) 924-4320.

KOC UNIVERSITY, DEPARTMENT OF MEDIA AND VISUAL ARTS (MAVA) is looking for practitioner(s) to teach media production courses in at least one of the following areas: Film Production, Game Design and Animation, Programming. Applicants with experience in more than one of these areas are particularly welcome to apply. All courses at MAVA are taught in English. Qualifications: The qualified candidates should either have a Masters Degree (MA or MFA) or a minimum of 10 year production related experience in their respective fields with BA or BS degree; Experience in teaching undergraduate level courses is a plus; Excellent command of spoken and written English; Expected to contribute to MAVA by advising students in media production projects. Subject areas: (1)Film Production: Teaching introductory and advanced level courses in film and video. The film productions are expected to provide students with hands-on experience in pre-production, directing, camera use and movements, lighting, video and audio editing, special effects, compositing and motion graphics. (2) Game Design and Animation: Teaching 2D and 3D animation production courses focusing on character design, computer based 2D animation production and animation production techniques such as stop-motion) and 3D animation production courses. (3) Programming Basics: Teaching applied production courses focusing on visual and interaction design principles for online environments and programming basics (HTML 5, dynamic HTML, CSS writing, XML, JavaScript programming, basics of using ActionScripts). Interested applicants should submit an updated CV on the web and web portfolio and work samples online to http://idws.info. ( We do not consider downloadable PDF or Word Document. Large video files can alternatively be submitted by uploading them to a video sharing site like YouTube or Vimeo and send the links for the video files in the application). Koc University, one of the top research institutes and a part of a large industrial network in Turkey and its region, is located in Istanbul, an upcoming destination for creative industries, which is quickly growing as a sector in Turkey.

UCSC’s DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA 2012 MFA EXHIBITION: The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at UC Santa Cruz presents an exhibition of eleven graduate students whose works employ advanced technologies for creative potential and social impact. Entitled "I've got something on your mind," this year's UCSC DANM MFA exhibition is the culmination of two years of research and artistic exploration, and will include new media works that explore performativity, interactivity and participation. Through storytelling about places, times and players, these artists experiment with digital media to produce unforeseen, imaginative outcomes. Their works probe fundamental questions and explore controlled and random mediated experience. They interrogate the borderlands, edges, and contested territories of contemporary new media art practice. Exhibition Dates: Open Apr 28-29 and May 3-6; Reception: Friday May 4, 5:30 – 8:30PM; Gallery Hours: 10AM – 4PM; Location: The Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) located off Meyer Drive near the Music Recital Hall and Theater Arts on West Campus. The Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program serves as a center for the development and study of digital media and the cultures they have helped create. Faculty and students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds such as the arts, computer engineering, humanities, the sciences, and social sciences to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research and production, in the context of a broad examination of digital arts and cultures. For more information see: danm.ucsc.edu/yourmind

ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR CHAIR, DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN AND PRODUCTION FOR LIVE PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE, COLLEGE OF FINE AND APPLIED ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an Associate Professor/Professor/Chair of Digital Media Design and Production for Live Performance to design, research, teach major’s courses, devise and implement curriculum, and recruit BFA and MFA students. This is a full-time, nine-month position. Please visit http://jobs.illinois.edu to view the complete position announcement and application instructions. All requested information must be submitted by February 26, 2012 to receive full consideration. The U of I is an AA-EOE www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu

MORPHONANO: WORKS BY VICTORIA VESNA AND JAMES GIMZEWSKI. MORPHONANO will be on view at the Beall Center from February 2, 2012 – May 6, 2012. Meet the artist at the public opening reception on Saturday, February 4, 6pm – 9pm. Tours by Beall Interns are available free of charge during business hours. Private group tours available by appointment: contact the Beall Center at (949)824-6206. MORPHONANO marks a decade of an artistic collaboration (2002-2012) of media artist Victoria Vesna and nanoscientist James Gimzewski. Their work is focused on the idea of change and consciousness at intersection of space-time and embodiment. Participants interact with the works in mindful ways resulting in rich visual and sonic experiences within a meditative space. By reversing the scale of nanotechnology to the realm of human experience, the artist and scientist create a sublime reversal of space-time. For more information, visit: http://www.beallcenter.uci.edu

DIGITAL ART AND COMPUTER GAMING EMPHASIS: Full-Time, Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Position, Department of Art and Art History at San Jose State University. Seeking qualified candidates for a tenure track position in the newly formed Art, Technology and Media program, which is a merger of two programs formerly known as Spatial Art (sculpture) and Digital Media Art. Graduate MFA, MS, or PhD degree in a field related to Gaming required. Visit the SJSU Faculty Affairs website for more information, Humanities and Arts Job Opening ID: 14253. Deadline for full consideration, January 31, 2012. Starting Date, August 20, 2012. http://www.sjsu.edu/facultyaffairs/Unit_3/Tenure_Track/Employment/index.htm

UCLA SCI/ART NANOLAB: IMAGINE THE "IMPOSSIBLE": July 16-27, 2012. The Sci|Art NanoLab is a highly competitive summer program for high school students interested in collaborating with diverse and notable minds to challenge traditional, polarized perspectives of the arts and sciences. This program is open to high school students that are graduating seniors or will be juniors and seniors in the fall. Throughout the 2-week intensive program, students will make connections between cutting edge scientific research, popular culture and contemporary arts. Lab visits, workshops, hands-on experiments, and meetings with world renowned scientists will be balanced with visits to museums, daily movie screenings and meetings with famous contemporary artists who collaborate with scientists. A team of science and art graduate students will lead participants. Throughout the two weeks, students will be developing presentations of group research projects in which they imagine the "impossible." Sponsored by UCLA's ART|SCI Center, Department of Design | Media Arts and the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) , the Sci|Art Nanolab focuses on multi-disciplinary collaborations exploring the possibilities and implications of scientific and technological innovation. Running in parallel with the NanoSystems Chemistry and Engineering Research (NanoCER) program at CNSI and the Design | Media Arts Institute at the Broad Arts Center, Sci | Art NanoLab students will benefit from exposure and collaboration with art and science faculty and students participating in this program's team-based interdisciplinary nanoscience research. Admission to the program is by instructor consent. As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to submit a 500-word essay. Although not required, we strongly encourage students to submit a Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor. Recommenders may submit their comments via email to: sciart@cnsi.ucla.edu. For more info: http://artsci.ucla.edu/summer/. Register online: https://www.summer.ucla.edu/institutes/Register/institutes_register.cfm

PHD IN ART-SCIENCE: NEW RENAISSANCE AT UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, DALLAS: The University of Texas, Dallas is pleased to announce a new PhD program that seeks to enable research and education that couples the Arts and Humanities with the Sciences and Engineering. We are seeking first rate candidates from diverse backgrounds (academia, private industry, non governmental organizations, make and hacker collectives) within the ATEC Arts and Technology PhD Program. More info at: http://malina.diatrope.com/2011/12/19/phd-in-art-science-new-renaissance-at-university-of-texas-dallas/ Roger Malina has been named Distinguished Chair of Arts and Technology and Professor of Physics in the School Natural Sciences and Mathematics and will be supervising student research projects. Students in Science, Engineering or Arts and Humanities may enroll in the PhD. In addition to the art-science research Projects, a Leonardo Initiatives Office has been established in partnership with Leonardo/ The International Society for the Arts and Society. Projects will include a program on Experimental Publishing and Curating in partnership with the EMAC Emerging Media and Communications program at UT Dallas. More information on the PhD: http://malina.diatrope.com/2011/12/19/phd-in-art-science-new-renaissance-at-university-of-texas-dallas/ More information on ATEC and EMAC: http://www.utdallas.edu/ah/atec/ http://emac.utdallas.edu/ If you might be interested in enrolling in the PhD program feel free to contact Roger Malina: rmalina(at)alum.mit.edu.

SPACES OF LIFE: THE ART OF SONYA RAPOPORT: Exhibition curated by Terri Cohn and Anuradha Vikram, 18 January‒11 March 2012, at Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA, U.S.A. Opening reception on 18 January 2012, 6:00‒8:00 P.M. The art of Sonya Rapoport has long operated as a bridge between the public sphere of intellectual curiosity and scholarship, and the domestic one of spiritual inquiry and nurturing. Spaces of Life presents a group of Rapoport's interactive works, created between 1980‒2011, that function in the intersection between questioning and inviting. The installation is structured so as to infuse the spaces of the museum with the energy of the artist's Berkeley home and studio. The exhibition presents a mixture of documentation of original interactive installations, domestic objects that provide a launching pad for interactions, and new interpretations of interactive works that will be developed in conjunction with Mills students and departments. Visitors to the gallery will engage in ongoing, distributed performance actions that draw on imagery and ideas from a range of disciplines including biochemistry, anthropology, psychology, and feminist studies. Central to this installation of Rapoport's work at Mills is Objects on My Dresser (1979-1983), an 11-phase work intended as a kind of "conceptual visit" to the artist's home and studio. Objects on My Dresser will be contextualized by other works that consider domestic concerns through the lens of academic and scientific research. Pre-release book launch March 7, 2012, 7PM: Join editor Terri Cohn, publisher Malcolm Margolin, and artist Sonya Rapoport for a conversation and celebration of Heyday's forthcoming book, Pairing of Polarities: The Life and Art of Sonya Rapoport. http://mcam.mills.edu/events/index.php Visit Mills College Art Museum, 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA 94613, U.S.A. Information: (510) 430-2164. Directions: (510)430-3250. Email: museum@mills.edu. Hours: Tuesday‒Sunday 11:00 AM‒4:00 PM; Wednesdays 11:00 am‒7:30 pm; closed Mondays. Admission: Free for all exhibitions and programs.

THE FUTURE OF ART IN A POSTDIGITAL AGE: FROM HELLENISTIC TO HEBRAIC CONSCIOUSNESS (Intellect Books/University of Chicago Press, 2011). In The Future of Art in a Postdigital Age artist and educator Mel Alexenberg offers a vision of a postdigital future that reveals a paradigm shift from the Hellenistic to the Hebraic roots of western culture. The author surveys new art forms emerging from a postdigital age that address the humanization of digital technologies. He ventures beyond the digital to explore postdigital perspectives rising from creative encounters among art, science, technology, and human consciousness. The interrelationships between these perspectives demonstrate the confluence between postdigital art and the dynamic, open-ended Jewish structure of consciousness. Alexenberg’s pioneering artwork – a fusion of spiritual and technological realms – exemplifies the theoretical thesis of this investigation into interactive and collaborative forms that imaginatively envisage the vast potential of art in a postdigital future. http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/F/bo10398479.html

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DIGITAL MEDIA: Albright College seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in the Digital Media Department, with a focus on gaming and simulation design, beginning August 15, 2012. Qualified candidates should hold a terminal degree in appropriate and related fields, preference being given to individuals with a Ph.D. and with demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. A solid portfolio reflecting a high degree of knowledge in game design and game development required. Ideal candidates should be familiar with developing games on consoles, PCs, and mobile devices, in conjunction with media theory and history. Job responsibilities include assisting in the development, support, and teaching of a curricular program in game design and simulation, supervising student projects, continued scholarly activity and service to the College. Commitment to the liberal arts a must. Applicants should send a letter of application, vita, summarized evidence of teaching effectiveness, portfolio of scholarly work, and three letters of reference (at least one about teaching) to hr@alb.edu. Full consideration will be given to all completed applications received by December 1, 2011. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Albright College is a small liberal arts college in Reading, PA situated in the Northeast Corridor between Philadelphia PA and New York City. Albright College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and is strongly committed to diversity within its community. In pursuit of that, we actively encourage diversity among applicants for this position.

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO MEDIA STUDY - GRADUATE PROGRAMS: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS The Department of Media Study at the University of Buffalo is renowned for its pioneering contributions to film, video and sound art practices and theory. Today, the department adds conceptual and computational media to these existing strengths to offer diversity very few art departments can match. Candidates accepted in the program work together with artists, thinkers and theorists whose work and research deliver formative contributions to current practice and discourse in media arts. Media Study maintains vibrant exchanges with many departments across UB, the flagship institution in the State University of New York, including Anthropology, Architecture, Visual Studies, Geography, Comparative Literature, Music and Theatre+Dance. International ties with world-class institutions such as the Bauhaus Universität Weimar offer students opportunities for research abroad. The PhD in Media Study seeks to nurture the next generation of artist-scholars and assist them as they map new art and research practices of the 21st century. Students develop under faculty supervision their research specialties and engage the university community to formulate deep individualized research trajectories in cutting edge media theory and practice. The MFA in media arts and the MFA/MArch in media arts and architecture allow students to create a sophisticated and individualized artistic practice in every form of media. Focus areas include film and video, documentary, game design, digital poetics, locative media, urban informatics and computational media. Application deadline: January 5, 2012. Later applications considered on a rolling basis For more information, visit: http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu

RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF DIGITAL + MEDIA Rhode Island School of Design seeks a forward-thinking artist/designer, educator, and scholar for the position of Assistant Professor in its highly regarded Graduate Department of Digital + Media. The successful candidate will be an artist/designer working with emergent technologies and engaged in understanding their relationship to other media, disciplines and debates within contemporary theory and reflexive practice. He or she will have a record of critical thought and action in art, technology and society and will contribute to a department culture of curricular innovation and progressive teaching and research practices. He or she will play an important collaborative role in supporting the diverse work of Digital + Media graduate students and facilitating partnerships with other graduate programs at RISD as well as external partners. He or she will contribute to the development of the Digital + Media Department as a research incubator and creative forum at RISD, and advance the Digital + Media program within the expanding field of new media and technology in art and design graduate education. Established in 2003, the Department of Digital + Media offers a selective MFA program for students who bring diverse research interests and creative explorations of technology and culture to the fields of contemporary art/design and new media practices. The Department of Digital + Media has an interdisciplinary structure and reach, with strong connections to RISD’s 15 other graduate departments and programs, as well as with neighboring Brown University. The position offers a unique opportunity for a dynamic intellectual and creative individual to help guide the department in collaborative explorations of advanced art, design, and research practices within the contemporary cultural environment of ubiquitous digital media. For more information about the department, please see: http://dm.risd.edu/about/. Applicants should have a terminal graduate degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience; a substantial record of teaching at the college or university level; and a strong record of research and creative work. Applicants must provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, examples of curriculum design and/or original course syllabi, documentation of creative and student work, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by January 17, 2012 will be assured full consideration. For more information about RISD and to apply online visit http://www.risd.edu/jobs. RISD is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. RISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law, in employment, or in our education programs.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, VISUALIZATION DEPARTMENT COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY, College Station, TX: Assistant Professor in interactive visualization with emphasis on gaming for education, entertainment and/or simulation. Game production experience desirable. MFA or PhD preferred. Responsibilities: research/creative work (collaborative efforts crossing disciplines), advis-ing, service to department/university/field, teach game design/ development, interactive graphics, and other courses. Deadline: 12/19/11 or until filled. Send cover letter, CV, portfolio, three references: Visualization Faculty Search Committee, Texas A&M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3137. For more information: http://www-viz.tamu.edu Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.

DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA MFA PROGRAM UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is accepting applications for Fall 2012 now through January 3, 2012. UC Santa Cruz, located on the stunningly beautiful Monterey Bay, is immediately south of Silicon Valley, allowing our faculty and students to take advantage of opportunities such as participation in ZER01, a multi-disciplinary, multi-venue biennial festival of visual and performing arts at the intersection of art, technology and digital culture. The two-year DANM MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research. The diverse curriculum includes collaborative research project groups, where small clusters of students work with professors on artistic, technical and theoretical research in one of four focused areas: Mechatronics, Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, and Playable Media. Current project group leaders include such notable faculty as: Brandin Baron-Nusbaum, Kate Edmunds, Newton and Helen Meyer Harrison, Jennifer Parker, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, and David Yager. Core and elective courses in the theory and practice of digital media arts support the development of individual thesis papers and projects premiered in the program’s annual MFA Exhibition. The MFA is a terminal degree in the field of Digital Media Arts, qualifying graduates for a variety of career paths including university-level teaching and public- and private-sector research. Information on the program and application process is available at our website: http://danm.ucsc.edu. Send further inquiries to danm@ucsc.edu.

BEAM CAMP CALL FOR PROJECT PROPOSALS Engineers, Architects, Designers, Sculptors, Builders, Technologists, Artists: You supply the plan and vision. We’ll supply 100+ energetic campers and staff and 700+ acres of forest and lakes as studio, canvas and workshop. Submit your proposal today to be one of Beam’s 2012 Project Masters. At Beam Camp, kids aged 7-17 cultivate hands-on skills while exploring innovative thinking, design and the creative process. Beam commissions unique large-scale collaborative Projects that serve as centerpieces each session. Projects can range from the conceptual to the structural. http://www.beamcamp.com/project-proposal/ Deadline: December 31, 2011.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: HYPOTHESIS: AN ART/SCIENCE FAIR AT THE LAB, SAN FRANCISCO: The Lab invites artists, scientists, writers, musicians, performers, theorists, and other makers to participate in Hypothesis: An Art/ Science Fair to be held on November 5, 2011 in conjunction with the Bay Area Science Festival. Participants will present their practice in the form of a traditional science fair display, using the “scientific method” to: define a question or concept, gather information and observations, form a hypothesis, explain experiments and processes, analyze data or processes, and draw a conclusion. Displays should be presented in a traditional science fair display on a 36” x 48” tri-fold board. Participants need not be artists or scientists or artists using science, but rather anyone interested in how concept and process can be creatively presented using a standard format such as the scientific method and display board. We seek a wide range of projects to be presented on levels that will be approachable for a wide audience. Our special guest judges include: Paul Stepahin from The Exploratorium, Tami Spector from Leonardo, Edward Morse from UCB Department of Nuclear Engineering, and Gareth Spor. All participants will have the opportunity to present their practice to the public, receive special participant recognition, and of course compete for valuable prizes to be awarded by our special guest judges! Early bird registration is due October 15, 2011. Registration will remain open until November 1 or until space remains. Please visit http://www.thelab.org/schedule/events/560-science-fair.html for full details, registration form, and more info.

IMAGERY IN THE 21st CENTURY edited by Oliver GRAU with Thomas VEIGL, Cambridge/Mass., MIT Press, 2011, ISBN-10: 0-262-01572-2: Scholars from science, art and humanities explore the meaning of our new image worlds and offer new strategies for visual analysis. We are surrounded by images more than ever: Flickr, Facebook, YouTube; thousands of television channels; digital games and virtual worlds, in media art and science, in politics, communication and knowledge representation. The digital image represents endless options for manipulation; images seem capable of changing interactively or even autonomously. Without new efforts to visualize complex ideas, structures, and systems, today's knowledge explosion would be unmanageable. This volume offers systematic and interdisciplinary reflections on these new image worlds and new analytical approaches to the visual. Imagery in the 21st Century examines this revolution in various fields with researchers from the natural sciences and the humanities to achieve a deeper understanding of the meaning and impact of the image in our time. The contributors explore and discuss new critical terms of multidisciplinary scope, from database economy to the dramaturgy of hypermedia, from visualisations in neurosciences to the image in bio art. They consider the power of the image in the development of human consciousness, pursue new definitions of visual phenomena, and examine new tools for image research and visual analysis. The goal is to expand visual competence in investigating new visual worlds and to build cross-disciplinary exchanges among the arts, humanities and natural sciences. Contributors: Marie-Luise ANGERER, Olaf BREIDBACH, Adrian David CHEOK, Wendy CHUN, Sean CUBITT, James ELKINS, Oliver GRAU, Stefan HEIDENREICH, Eduardo KAC, Martin KEMP, Harald KRAEMER, Lev MANOVICH & Jeremy DOUGLASS, Tim Otto ROTH & Andreas DEUTSCH, Martin SCHULZ, Christa SOMMERER & Laurent MIGNONNEAU, David & Dolores STEINMAN, Thomas VEIGL, Martin WARNKE and Peter WEIBEL. MIT Press: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=12675

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON AQUA SCIENCE, WATER RESOURCES AND THE ARTS: A Virtual Event Open to Worldwide Participation. The third ISASWR will be held online as a virtual event from November 3-5, 2011. Attendance is open to anyone with a computer and a high-speed internet connection. A nominal $5USD registration fee permits attendees to view international presenters and performers who will address various perceptions of water and approaches to water-related challenges. Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters and to participate in online breakout sessions. More details are available at www.isaswr.com.

THE COMMON PULSE MEDIA ART FESTIVAL AND SYMPOSIUM will take place in Durham, ON Canada June 10-12, 2011. The festival will feature performances and exhibitions of work which combines research with art practice. It will include two days of discussions with artists and academics about how media is reshaping our culture: how consumers are becoming producers, how private citizens are adopting public personas, and how ideas evolve in an era of file-sharing, sampling and open source. At the same time, five artists in residence will create new works, which all synchronize to a single, shared, digital pulse signal. www.commonpulse.ca

DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA AT UC SANTA CRUZ PRESENTS PERMUTATIONS, an MFA exhibition of ten graduate students whose artistic research employs advanced technologies for creative potential and social impact. This year's exhibition, April 30 – May 1 and May 5–8, includes new media works that explore performativity, interactivity and participation. Through storytelling about places, times and players, these artists experiment with digital media to produce unforeseen outcomes and permutations. Their works probe fundamental questions and explore controlled and random mediated experience. A talk by Steve Dietz precedes the May 6 reception. Find out more. http://danm.ucsc.edu/permutations

SYNEME ANNOUNCES TELEARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE II IN CALGARY TeleArts: Artists Collaborating Over High Speed Networks; 3 Week Summer Workshop Intensive; July 4-22, 2011; University of Calgary; Alberta, Canada; Instructor: Dr. Kenneth Fields, Canada Research Chair in Telemedia Arts; Associate Professor of Music. Syneme: http://syneme.ucalgary.ca; Wiki: http://syneme.ucalgary.ca/groups/synemesummer/. The workshop explores the collaborative potential of mixed media/reality and live performance over high-speed networks using the power of 1 gigabit research networks. Real-time distance collaboration and performance will be the focus of our exploration. Syneme’s Telearts summer workshop aims to attract professional artists and musicians without year-round access to high-speed networks. Attendees will implement projects utilizing Syneme's (and those of our partner's) robust network infrastructure that carries HD video and uncompressed multichannel audio. A major focus of the course is to share ideas/methodologies in progress as related to telearts projects. The workshop will conclude with an international networked, real-time collaborative performance. You can participate from anywhere in the world with a high speed connection. For initial inquiries, please contact Ellen Pearlman (elpearlm@ucalgary.ca) or Ken Fields (kfields@ucalgary.ca).

LECTURER IN DESIGN AND DIGITAL CREATIVITY FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING: Join an internationally renowned group of academics in Design Lab; Dedicated growing faculty at time of expansion; Full-time continuing up to $118Kp.a. Some assistance towards relocation cost and visa sponsorship may be available. Visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number (401/0211) for more information and to apply. CLOSING DATE: 8th May 2011 (11:30PM Sydney time)

AALTO UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN invites applicants for tenure track or tenured faculty position in Graphic Design Research. Application materials should be received by May 17th, 2011. For further information, please visit http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/jobs/professors/tenure_track_or_tenured_faculty_position_in_graphic_design_research/.

ERROR: GLITCH, NOISE, AND JAM IN NEW MEDIA CULTURES, edited by Mark Nunes. Error brings together established critics and emerging voices to offer a significant contribution to the field of new media studies, exploring the ways in which error can serve as a critical lens for understanding the principles of informatic control that govern our contemporary network society. By offering a timely and novel exploration into the ways in which error and noise "slip through" in systems dominated by principles of efficiency and control, this collection provides an unique take on the ways in which information theory and new media technologies inform cultural practice. For more information visit: www.continuumbooks.com

FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING. Continuing career opportunity to bring your vision for research and teaching in design and computation to a creative and internationally renowned group of academics; Highly equipped design computing and digital architecture labs; and the largest design library in the Southern Hemisphere. Full-time continuing up to $140K p.a. Some assistance towards relocation cost and visa sponsorship may be available. Visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number (3458/1010) for more information and to apply. CLOSING DATE: 19 April 2010 (11:30PM Sydney time)

CONTEXT PROVIDERS: CONDITIONS OF MEANING IN MEDIA ARTS, edited by Margot Lovejoy, Christiane Paul and Victoria Vesna is now available from Intellect Press, UK / University of Chicago Press. Context Providers explores the ways in which digital art and culture are challenging and changing the creative process and our ways of constructing meaning. The authors introduce the concept of artists as context providers—people who establish networks of information in a highly collaborative creative process, blurring boundaries between disciplines. Technological change has affected the function of art, the role of the artist, and the way artistic productions are shared, creating a need for flexible information filters as a framework for establishing meaning and identity. Context Providers considers the work of media artists today who are directly engaging communities through collaboration, active dialogue, and challenging creative work. http://www.press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/C/bo8920656.html

DEAN OF SCHOOL OF DESIGN: The School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is one of the top design schools in the world. It is at the forefront of exploring the legacy and dynamism of Asian cultures in creating human centric products, brands, services and systems for local and global markets. Applications/nominations are now invited for the post of Dean of School of Design (Ref. 11022802). Please visit http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/deans&heads.htm for post specification and other details. General information about the University and the School is at http:/ /www.polyu.edu.hk and http://www.sd.polyu.edu.hk respectively. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

SONYA RAPOPORT, PAIRINGS OF POLARITIES: Retrospective Exhibition at Kala Art Institute Gallery, 4 March-9 April 2011. This show features works from 1972 to the present, in which Rapoport, a systems artist, Internet artist, and creator of interactive installations, explores a range of interests: from Native American migrations to the Egyptian Book of the Dead; from alchemy to recombinant gene splicing; from Jewish masculinities to soap opera jealousies; from shoes to soccer. Mixed media works, prints, and computer artworks give viewers insight into Rapoport's original, vivid, and thought-provoking creations. The Kala Gallery is located at 2990 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702. http://www.kala.org/

FACULTY POSITION IN COMPOSITION, WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: The Wesleyan University Music Department seeks an original composer with specialization in experimental music and digital media. Interests that cross disciplinary boundaries are welcome, as are additional fields of expertise. This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2011. Full information may be found at http://www.wesleyan.edu/acaf/Faculty_Openings.html#MUSIC_DEPARTMENT Wesleyan University is an equal-opportunity and affirmative-action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of historically underrepresented minority groups. Wesleyan recognizes the value individual and group differences contribute to the learning environment and to scholarship. Wesleyan University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or age in its programs and activities. Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Affirmative Action Specialist, 317 North College 860-685-4771.

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR SOCIAL STUDIES OF SCIENCE, 2011, CLEVELAND, OH: November 2-5, 2011. The intersection of art, science and technology constitutes a burgeoning field of artistic practice and a productive site for the development of new theoretical approaches in science studies. For this panel, we invite submissions from artists practicing in this area as well as theorists grounded in science studies, history and philosophy of science, art history, literary theory and related disciplines whose research addresses the novel questions posed by these new artistic practices. We seek to generate a productive exchange about the hybrid methodologies necessary to theorize these artworks and their contribution to science studies. In the interest of generating approaches to art criticism and interpretation that are informed by science studies, we intend to bring to bear the approaches of a group of theorists on one or more artists or artworks. We welcome submissions on topics that address the significance of scientific materials and methods as artistic media; critical practices within sci-art; the rhetoric of scientific and/or artistic expertise in the production and reception of sci-art; and artworks and theoretical approaches that engage with specific fields such as bio-art, synthetic biology, systems of classification, models of experimental practice, scientific instrumentation, environmental art and nano-art. Looking at the way these works position themselves in relation to science and technology, we will reflect on what tools may be developed for use in other disciplinary arenas as well as considering the ways these artworks engage and respond to debates within science studies. Please send an abstract of approximately 250 words to Dehlia Hannah (dh2058@columbia.edu) and Hannah Star Rogers (hsr9@cornell.edu) by: March 9, 2011. Please be sure to indicate whether you are interested in presenting an artwork or a theoretical paper. http://www.4sonline.org/meeting

THE LAND IS THE SOURCE OF LAW: A Dialogic Encounter with an Indigenous Jurisprudence (Routledge, 2010) by Dr C.F. Black. Though a relatively "new" field, indigenous jurisprudence is the product of the oldest continuous legal system in the world. Utilising a range of texts - films, novels, poetry, as well as "law stories"--CF Black blends legality and narrative in order to redefine jurisprudence in indigenous terms.

POSTGRADUATE COURSE IN CULTURAL INNOVATION: arts, digital media and popular culture. Organized jointly by UOC and LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial. This postgraduate program provides the basic concepts needed to understand and analyse the changes and transformations related to culture and society as well as knowledge about artistic and contemporary cultural productions. Directorate and Professors: Advisory Board: Derrick de Kerckhove, former Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology, Toronto; Professor, University of Toronto and Faculty of Sociology, University of Naples Federico II; Roger Malina, Executive Editor, Leonardo/International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, San Francisco; Director, Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence, Co-director of IMERA; José-Carlos Mariátegui, investigator, London School of Economics; founder, ATA-Alta Tecnología Andina and Escuelab.org, Lima; Christiane Paul, Director of Media Studies Graduate Programs and Associate Professor of Media Studies, The New School; Adjunct Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Rosina Gómez-Baeza, Director, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón; Benjamin Weil, Chief Curator, LABoral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, Gijón. Academic directorate: Dr. Pau Alsina, doctor in Philosophy, Professor of Art and Humanities Studies, UOC, researcher, GRECS; director of Artnodes. Invited professors: Jim McGuigan, Professor of Cultural Analysis and Sociology, Department of Social Science, Loughborough University, Leicester; Paul D. Miller aka Dj Spooky, writer, artist and musician, New York; Tiziana Terranova, Associate Professor, Sociology of Communications, Department of American, Cultural and Linguistic Studies, Università degli Studi di Napoli 'L'Orientale. Information and registration: http://www.laboralcentrodearte.org http://laboralcentrodearte.uoc.eduhttp://www.uoc.edu/masters/esp/web/_matriculacion/index.html

DESIGNING INTERFACES IN PUBLIC SETTINGS: Interaction with computers is becoming an increasingly ubiquitous and public affair. With more and more interactive digital systems being deployed in places such as museums, city streets and performance venues, understanding how to design for them becomes ever more pertinent. A signature issue of these settings is the role of bystanders and spectators on interaction. Designing Interfaces in Public Settings presents a design framework for such public technology-mediated interactions, developing conceptual understandings and practical strategies for interaction design practitioners, artists working with technology, and computer scientists. Designing Interfaces in Public Settings is available now from Springer. http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~swr/pages/book.html

THE IMMORTALISATION OF BILLY APPLE, a collaborative project by Billy Apple and Craig Hilton where the artist works in the service of science and science serves the artist to enhance and protect the artist's brand by immortalising his biological tissue for perpetuity. The transaction ensures that the brand (and the artist) can last forever; unconstrained by death and that Billy Apple cells are available for scientific and art practice. I consent to the wide distribution of cell lines derived from my blood, including deposit with the American Type Culture Collection cell bank. I understand this may enable unrestricted use of my cells in research outside my control, including the potential analysis of my DNA. Billy Apple 12/05/2009. http://starkwhite.blogspot.com/2010/05/last-night-we-launched-immortalisation_07.html

DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE FOR CREATIVITY, ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY: Virginia Tech is searching for a creative researcher and experiencedadministrator to serve as the founding Director of the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT). Part of the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech and an integral part of the university's Arts Strategic Plan, ICAT will provide statewide and national leadership in research at the intersection of arts, technology, and education. In this significant administrative/professional faculty appointment, the Director will provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction; manage collaboration among faculty, artists, educators, and students; and develop innovative and educationally effective outreach partnerships with PK-12 schools. Please view the plans for our $89M creative technologies and visual and performing arts facility currently under construction at www.vt.edu/arts. Interested candidates are invited to review the position description and apply at http://www.jobs.vt.edu, Posting #0100984. Review of candidates will begin February 15, 2011. Virginia Tech is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

INVISIBLE HEADS: SURREALISTS IN NORTH AMERICA--AN UNTOLD STORY, edited by Thom Burns and Allan Graubard, will be published in two volumes first quarter 2011(Anon Edition) and available in print and e-book form via internet book sites. Surrealism in North America has a fractured history, with several arcs of continuity. Here is the story of one collective that evolves in five cities through various groups over four decades.... Essential to understanding the fate of surrealism in North America... just beyond the limits set the past. Richly illustrated, with texts, poems, games and commentary. Allan Graubard is a poet, playwright, and critic whose works appear in large and small venues internationally. This November he premiered his theater work Revolting Women/Woman Bomb-Sade at the United Solo Festival, Theater Row, NYC. 2010 also saw the publication of his novella, ROMA AMOR (Spuyten Duyvil Press, NY), and in 2011 Toronto’s Quattro Books will publish Fragments from nomad days, a selected poems and tales. Thom Burns, Allan’s collaborator on INVISIBLE HEADS, is a noted artist who splits his time between Chicago and Flagstaff. Allan Graubard contact information: Postal address: 442 W. 57th Street, apt. 3H, NYC 10019. Email: agraubard@yahoo.com.

"HYBRIDKULTUR" ("Hybrid Cultures") by Yvonne Spielmann now available. Yvonne Spielmann in her new monograph discusses hybrid cultures as phenomena of the present. They emerge from connections between influences and elements of different media, and from various cultural contexts and discursive fields. The plurality of media and cultures under the sign of the digital and the global are prominently discussed as "hybrid" with regard to cyberspace and multipe identities. Yvonne Spielmann in her detailed study suggests a critical concept of hybridity that in an interdisciplinary view interrelates debates of the fields of media studies with Cultural Studies. The study argues that hybridity constitutes a strategy of our contemporaneity to aesthetically intervene into internationally operating media industries. In the book, this hybridity is amongst others highlighted in the non-western and highly technological media and cultural context of Japan. Hybridkultur, Suhrkamp Publishing House, Germany, 2010. ISBN: 978-3-518-29572-4. English Edition forthcoming.

NEW PUBLICATION--INSECT MEDIA: AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANIMALS AND TECHNOLOGY (University of Minnesota Press) by Jussi Parikka. "Uncovering the insect logic that informs contemporary media technologies and the network society." In Insect Media, media theorist Jussi Parikka analyzes how insect forms of social organization—swarms, hives, webs, and distributed intelligence—have been used to structure modern media technologies and the network society, providing a radical new perspective on the interconnection of biology and technology. Also available Parikka’s previous book Digital Contagions: A Media Archaeology of Computer Viruses (Peter Lang, 2007).

WILFRED NIELS ARNOLD POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS: The following PowerPoint presentations by Wilfred Niels Arnold at the interface of the sciences and humanities may be of interest: 1. 'Vincent van Gogh and the thujone connection' (10 minutes) http://cas.umkc.edu/Chemistry/kcacs/Vincent%20van%20Gogh%20and%20the%20thujone%20connection/index.html; 2. 'Chopin's illness' (12 minutes) http://cas.umkc.edu/Chemistry/kcacs/Chopin%20illness%20and%20heart/index.html; 3. 'Creativity and the van Gogh Legacy' (13 minutes) http://cas.umkc.edu/Chemistry/kcacs/Creativity%20and%20the%20van%20Gogh%20legacy/index.html

UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO MEDIA STUDY - GRADUATE PROGRAMS: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: The Department of Media Study at The University of Buffalo is renowned for its pioneering contributions to film, video and sound art practices and theory. Today, Media Study adds to these existing strengths conceptual and computational media with a diversity very few art departments can match. Candidates accepted in Media Study's Graduate program work together with artists, thinkers and theorists whose work and research deliver formative contributions to current practices and discourses in media arts. Furthermore, Media Study maintains vibrant exchanges with many other departments across UB, the flagship institution in the State University of New York, including Anthropology, Architecture, Visual Studies, Geography, Comparative Literature, Music and Theatre+Dance. International ties with world-class institutions such as the Bauhaus Universität Weimar offer students the chance of adding research abroad to their portfolio of activities. Additionally, we offer computing resources and expertise not typically found in arts programs allowing students to engage computational systems such as locative media on a deeper level. All students receive access to studio space and state of the art equipment commensurate with experimental media practices. The PhD in Media Study seeks to nurture the next generation of artist-scholars and assist them as they map new art and research practices of the 21st century. Students develop under faculty supervision their research specialties and engage the university community to formulate deep individualized research trajectories in cutting edge media theory and practice. The MFA in media arts allows students from various backgrounds to create a refined, sophisticated and individualized artistic practice in every form of media. Focus areas include film and video, documentary, game design, digital poetics, locative media, public computational media. The MFA/MArch in media arts and architecture allows qualified students to immerse themselves in media arts practices, including computational media that engage architectural and urban space, such as urban computing, locative media and ambient informatics. The MAH in film studies is an interdisciplinary degree which enables students to study cinema in the context of media theory and cultural studies. Participants take core courses in the Department of Media Study and choose electives from other departments according to their individual focus. Buffalo and Western New York offer a vibrant art scene with a high density of museums and galleries, including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, CEPA Gallery, Big Orbit, Soundlab, Hallwalls, and Squeeky Wheel. If you are an independent, creative, critical and self-motivated artist with a vision, Media Study at the University of Buffalo is the right place for you. Deadline to apply is January 15, 2011. Follow this link to apply to any of the programs listed above: http://mediastudy.buffalo.edu/grad_appreq.php.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DIGITAL + MEDIA, RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN: Rhode Island School of Design seeks a forward thinking and experienced artist/designer, educator and scholar for the position of Associate Professor in its highly regarded Graduate Department of Digital + Media, with the expectation that this individual will also serve as the appointed Department Head starting July 2011. Established in 2003, the Department of Digital + Media offers an MFA program for approximately 30 students a year who bring diverse research interests and creative explorations of technology and the digital world to the fields of contemporary art/design, and new media practices. It is one of three stand-alone graduate departments at RISD. Because of its interdisciplinary structure and reach, the Department of Digital + Media has developed strong connections to other departments and programs both at RISD and at neighboring Brown University. The position offers a unique opportunity for a dynamic intellectual and pedagogical leader to guide the future of the department in its exploration of advanced art, design and research practices within the current cultural environment of ubiquitous digital media. The successful candidate should be an artist/designer who is engaged in the understanding of emergent, adaptive and social media technologies and their relationship with other media, disciplines and debates within contemporary theory. She/he will foster a department culture of curricular innovation in which faculty are encouraged to develop progressive teaching and research practices. As Department Head, she/he will play a pivotal role in supporting the diverse practices of D + M graduate students and forging partnerships with other graduate programs at RISD, as well as external research partners. She/he will develop the role of the Digital + Media Department as a research incubator and creative forum at RISD, and advance the Digital + Media program within the expanding field of new media and technology in art and design graduate education. Applicants should have a terminal graduate degree in a relevant field, or equivalent experience in art, design, media, computer art, or contemporary theory; at least 5 years of full-time teaching at the college or university (especially graduate) level or the equivalent; a demonstrated background and interest in academic, intellectual leadership in a graduate program; and a strong record of research and creative work. Applicants should provide a letter of interest, statement of teaching and leadership philosophy in the context of this field of inquiry, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references; examples of creative and scholarly work; and selected syllabi from courses taught with examples of student work. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates who submit their materials by January 5, 2011, will be assured full consideration. For more information about RISD and to apply online visit www.risd.edu/jobs. RISD is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our College. RISD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law, in employment, or in our education programs.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA MEDIA ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAM TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR: The Media Arts and Technology Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level. The department seeks candidates who will establish a vigorous research and teaching program in computer graphics, scientific/information visualization, or a related field applicable to immersive, interactive, and distributed environments, working with high-dimensional data generated in scientific and artistic domains. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with artists, engineers, and scientists in an interdisciplinary environment of research, creative work, and teaching. Media Arts and Technology offers Master's and PhD degrees, with areas of expertise that include human-computer interaction, electronic music and sound design, computational visual and spatial arts, and multimedia signal processing. Applicants are expected to hold a doctoral degree in Media Arts and Sciences, Computer Science, or a closely related field. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. Primary consideration will be given to applications received by February 1, 2011; however, the position will remain open until filled. See http://www.mat.ucsb.edu/recruit for detailed information on how to apply. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

NEW COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS IN DIGITAL MEDIA ARTS—an integral component of UCSC's Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program. MFA program application deadline: February 1, 2011. The Digital Arts and New Media (DANM) MFA Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is initiating new collaborative research projects in the context of the program's ongoing research. Collaborating with faculty and contributing to digital media arts research is a critical component of each student's experience in the DANM MFA program. MFA students entering in Fall 2011 will have the opportunity to collaborate on the following projects: Mechatronics :: Tangible User Interfaces for Interactive Art & Design (Faculty: Jennifer Parker) Created in 2008, sonicSENSE is an evolving site for art, culture, new technologies, digital media, collaboration and participation. Driven by a myriad of data sources often specific to the installation site, the environment, and the body, sonicSENSE takes a systems-based approach to fabricating functional experimental art devices and building collaborative endeavors of art, information and experience. Expand this multi-media art platform by creating meaningful correlations between user gestures, the controller interface, and the output of that controller. Participatory Culture :: Sierra Nevada: An Adaption (Faculty: Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison) SIERRA NEVADA: AN ADAPTION is an initial work in the Force Majeure Series, a 50- year collaboration between the Harrison Studio and the Center for Art + Environment at Nevada Museum of Art. The term 'The Force Majeure' refers to the inexorable force of human-based global warming acting in transaction with our vast processes of extraction and CO2 production. Explore and create the methodologies demonstrating how to buffer drought and erratic weather, which will inevitably impact the Central Valley of California as well as the high grounds of the Sierra Nevada. Performative Technologies :: Peer Gynt (Faculty: Kimberly Jannarone and others) Peer Gynt, Ibsen's 1867 masterpiece, has waited a century and a half to be staged with 21st-century technology. The proscenium theater of Ibsen's day launched this sprawling verse epic, but it could not accommodate the multidimensional adventure it demands. This production will take over a building with advanced technological capacities, bringing the adventure of Peer Gynt to life in rooms crafted from video, digital animation, human and non-human performers. Become a part of this collaborative and multi-disciplinary process. Playable Media :: Playable Fictions (Faculty: Noah Wardrip-Fruin) Play can change the audience's relationship to a fiction. It is also a powerful method of developing audience understanding of a computational system, which is perhaps the most promising future territory for the development of digital fictions. Explore the potential of playable experiences that combine the concerns of fiction (language, character, story), the techniques and research methods of media making and computer science, and the insights of game design in a collaborative and challenging environment. The application deadline is February 1, 2011. ABOUT DANM: The Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program at UC Santa Cruz is an interdisciplinary center for the development and study of digital media arts and their social impact. From its base in the new, state-of-the-art Digital Arts Research Center, this intensive two-year MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue artistic and scholarly research. In addition to conducting collaborative research that results in publications and exhibitions, DANM students take core and elective courses in the theory and practice of digital media arts. Their journey culminates in the development of individual thesis projects, which premier in our annual MFA exhibition. The MFA is the terminal degree in the field of digital media arts, qualifying graduates for a variety of career paths including university-level teaching and research. MORE INFORMATION: http://danm.ucsc.edu/admissions

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR DEPARTMENT OF VISUALIZATION COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY: The Department of Visualization at Texas A&M Uni­versity, College Station, Texas seeks a tenure-track faculty in the area of interactive media. Candidates must demonstrate experience in collaborative efforts that cross disciplinary lines. A graduate degree (i.e., MA, MS) in the field of game design and development, mobile media, interactive graphics, interactive art, multimedia or simulation – or a closely aligned field – is required. A terminal degree (i.e. MFA, PhD) is preferred. Responsibilities in­clude research and/or creative work, teaching and advis­ing at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the department, university, and the field. In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in game design and development. Applications will begin to be reviewed December 17, 2010, and the position will remain open until filled. To apply, send letter of application, CV samples of work or portfolio, and names and references of three references to: Visualization Faculty Search Committee, College of Architecture, Texas A&M University, 3137 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3137. For more information, e-mail search@viz.tamu.edu or reference the posting online at: http://www-viz.tamu.edu/announcements/facultysearch07 Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCES 5th CYCLE OF STAGE INTERNATIONAL SCRIPT COMPETITION Each cycle, the winner of the biennial Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration (STAGE) Competition will receive a $10,000 USD prize, along with possible opportunities for developing and promoting the winning script for a new play about science and technology. Previous STAGE judges include Pulitzer, Tony, Olivier and Nobel-winning judges David Auburn, John Guare, David Lindsay-Abaire, Dr. David Gross, Dr. Alan Heeger and Sir Anthony Leggett. Submitted plays must explore scientific and/or technological stories, themes, issues or events. Multi-media theatre pieces, non-traditional plays and new forms are encouraged. The deadline for 5th CYCLE entries is December 1, 2011. Scripts will be accepted beginning September 15, 2011. For detailed guidelines, please visit: http://www.stage.cnsi.ucsb.edu/competition/guidelines. STAGE is a partnership between the Professional Artists Lab (http://www.proartslab.ucsb.edu) and the California NanoSystems Institute (http://www.cnsi.ucsb.edu) at the University of California.

THE DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA MFA PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ is accepting applications for Fall 2011 through February 1, 2011. UC Santa Cruz is well known for its top-ranked academic programs, ground-breaking research, and class sizes conducive to in-depth learning and professional growth. Our beautiful 2,000-acre campus, boasting ocean views, redwood trees, and state-of-the-art facilities, is immediately south of Silicon Valley, giving our faculty and students unparalleled environmental and technological opportunities. The two-year DANM MFA program joins faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research. The diverse curriculum includes collaborative research project groups, where small clusters of students work with faculty on artistic, technical and theoretical research in one of four focused areas: Mechatronics, Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, and Playable Media. Current project group leaders include: Newton and Helen Mayer Harrison, Jennifer Parker and Barney Haynes, Warren Sack, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, and David Yager. Two project group collaborations exhibited most recently at the 2010 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, North America’s newest and largest festival of digital arts. Core and elective courses in the theory and practice of digital media arts support development of individual thesis papers and projects premiered in the program's annual MFA Exhibition. The DANM MFA is a terminal degree, qualifying graduates for a variety of career paths including university-level teaching and public- and private-sector research. Information on the program and application process is available at our website: http://danm.ucsc.edu. Send further inquiries to danm@ucsc.edu.

THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF CULTURE TECHOLOGY (GSCT) at KAIST invites applicants for tenure-track faculty positions. Application materials should be received before December 15, 2010. For further information, please visit http://ct.kaist.ac.kr/position.

TWO FACULTY POSITIONS OPEN IN THE DEPARTMENT OF ART AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES AT SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAIC): The Department of Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks exceptional applicants for two positions beginning in August 2011: a full-time tenured, senior faculty position to immediately serve as department chair; and a full-time tenure-track faculty position. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions, and are commensurate with quality of scholarship or practice, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing. The department seeks artists who work directly with code-based and generative practices that inform any of the department’s primary arenas of curricular focus: DIY and community based art, kinetics and electronics, interactive and responsive art, performance and experimental audio, experimental visualization and object-making, and conceptually driven interventions into gaming, telecommunications, and other technology-centered practices. It is important that candidates demonstrate their integration of a skills base with a strong conceptual and historical grasp of contemporary issues in the intersecting worlds of art, science, technology and new media. See http://www.saic.edu/about/jobs/faculty for full descriptions. Deadline for application is January 10, 2011, and all application materials are submitted to http://SAICfaculty.slideroom.com.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MFA PROGRAMS IN SOUND AND ART TECHNOLOGY STUDIES AT SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO (SAIC): The Sound and Art and Technology Studies MFA programs at SAIC are accepting applications for Fall 2011 now through January 10, 2011. These two unique, interdisciplinary programs transcend the boundaries of visual art, music, and multimedia by bringing together faculty and students who not only create new aesthetic experiences, but the very tools and processes with which they are achieved. SAIC’s Art and Technology Studies students designed the technology and produced the images that grace Chicago’s Crown Fountain, while SAIC Sound students are heavily involved in Chicago’s experimental sound scene. The programs’ renowned faculty include practicing artists, inventors, composers, designers, and scholars as well as active, international visiting artists who present their work and participate in critiques. Art and Technology Studies and Sound students also have access to faculty, facilities, and resources across SAIC’s 18 graduate programs. Resources include state-of-the-art programming and recording labs, public performance and exhibition spaces, individual graduate studios, an immersive virtual reality lab, a black-box screening and project space, and the SAIC radio and television studios. Information on the Sound and Art and Technology Studies programs and the application process is available on our website at http://www.saic.edu. For further information, please contact Graduate Admissions at gradmiss@saic.edu, 312.629.6100, or 800.232.7242.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MASTERS AND PHD IN MEDIA ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY @ UCSB: Media Arts and Technology (MAT) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is a transdisciplinary graduate program that fuses emergent media, computer science, engineering, and electronic music and digital art research, practice, production, and theory. Created by faculty in both the College of Engineering and the College of Letters and Science, MAT offers an unparalleled opportunity for working at the frontiers of art, science, and technology, where new art forms are born and new expressive media are invented. In MAT, we seek to define and to create the future of media art and media technology. Our research explores the limits of what is possible in technologically sophisticated art and media, both from an artistic and an engineering viewpoint. Combining art, science, engineering, and theory, MAT graduate studies provide students with a combination of critical and technical tools that prepare them for leadership roles in artistic, engineering, production/direction, educational, and research contexts. Deadline 15 December 2010 at 11 PM. http://www.mat.ucsb.edu

UNRULY ECOLOGIES: BIODIVERSITY AND ART, A SymbioticA symposium exploring the possibilities and difficulties of the diversity of life through critical investigations in art, ecology and action. Friday 26 November to Sunday 28 November 2010. The ecology of biodiversity is based upon an uncertain definition, incomplete statistics and the need to act in a world without balance. While multiple flora and fauna databases have being established and are being coordinated, and as natural biodiversity diminishes and more technological life forms come into being; there is an urgent need to engage even more proactively with complex ecosystems and human responses. Artists, scientists, humanities scholars and conservationists will come together to talk of the 'matters of concern' around the potentials and futures of biodiversity. Speakers include Bruce Clarke Literature and Science | Jonathan Majer Insect Biologist | Gregory Pryor Artist | Anas Ghadouani Environmental Engineer | Timothy Morton Literature and the Environment | Nathan McQuoid Landscape Ecologist | Geoff Syme Psychologist | Lesley Instone Human Geographer | Bryndís Snoebjörnsdóttir and Mark Wilson Artists | Oron Catts SymbioticA Director | Hideo Iwasaki Artist/Scientist | Jane Calvert Sociologist | Perdita Phillips Artist | Kath Grey Palaeontologist. Call for contemporary artworks for an online survey: Artist whose work explores biodiversity are invited to email an image and short text to perdita.phillips@uwa.edu.au by 19 November. http://symbiotica-adaptation.com

X-RAY PHOTOGRAMS by Sheila Pinkel was published in 2009. This book is an overview of the X-Ray images she produced at the Xerox Medical Research Center in Pasadena, California, from 1978 - 1983. This technology, commercially known as mammography, is special because of its ability to image delicate tissue and because it makes visible the internal structure of the natural and man-made world. The book is organized into categories in behalf of both clarifying the structure of those categories and to create a sense of the marvelous of the natural and fabricated world. It is available through Lulu.com.

REPRESENTATIONZ is a new blog covering how symbols, images, and language affect our daily lives --- from representation in art, science, and culture to cryptic puzzles. The blog is run by Paul Fishwick and can be viewed on the web or via smartphone apps. Twitter and RSS feeds are available. See http://www.representationz.com for more details.

THE WIRED LAB is an art + science project investigating æolian instruments that sonically capture the magnificent and dynamic universe of the natural world. Based in rural South West NSW, Australia, WIRED Lab was established in 2007 to ensure the legacy of The Wires, a unique and distinctly Australian invention that primarily exists in rural landscapes. The Wires are inherently interdisciplinary with foundations in sculpture, environmental/land art, sound composition, interactivity, behavioural constructs of old/new media, bio resonance, physics and complex systems sciences. We host research residencies and workshop programs for artists and scientists, for more information go to: http://wiredlab.org/.

ECOTONES (working title) is a new data-ecological project by Janine Randerson that employs information from satellite telemetry and sonification of the paths of migratory birds from the Northern hemisphere to the Southern hemisphere. The bar-tailed godwit, a bird with the longest non-stop migration of any species, arrives annually in Miranda, an estuary in New Zealand's North Island. This area is an 'ecotone,' or transitional space between terrestrial and marine ecosystems; where land meets sea, saltwater meets freshwater. The birds are arriving in smaller numbers to New Zealand, due to the lack of seasonal availability of foods, a predicted consequence of climate change, and the historical lack of human care for the ecotones, regarded as unwanted, hybrid spaces. Ecotonal space and the flight of the migratory bird are reconceived visually and acoustically in this installation to work against the atomisation of North/South, human/non-human, air, sea and earthly relations. Ecotones will be developed at the SCANZ: Eco Sapiens residency in New Zealand in 2011. “Eco sapiens seeks to bring a range of worlds together to investigate the cultural roots of climate change, and explore poetically pragmatic approaches to encouraging the long-term cultural shifts required.” Trudy Lane, http://intercreate.org/view/eco-sapiens. Janine Randerson is also a participant in the Data Ecologies workshop series (2010-2011), conceived by Tom Corby, University of Westminster; “The politicization of climate data, whilst potentially dangerous offers opportunities for us to re-think our relationships to science and develop discussion around interdisciplinary art/science approaches to our changing environment.” Tom Corby, August 9, 2010 http://data-ecologies.ning.com.

THE CAMBRIDGE LITERARY REVIEW is a new print journal of poetry, fiction and essays. It is committed to publishing interdisciplinary work. Essays have covered such topics as Otto Neurath’s picture language "Isotype", poetry and politics, Hume, Hegel and Walter Benjamin, as well as traditional literary criticism. Issue 3 (June 2010) is dedicated to translation and contains an essay by the composer Peter Zinovieff on the subject of analogue to digital music translation. The Cambridge Literary Review is available to purchase from http://www.cambridgeliteraryreview.org, and costs £8 for one issue, £20 for a one year subscription (3 issues).

ART & SCIENCE COLLABORATIONS, INC. (ASCI) CALL FOR ENTRIES: DIGITAL'2010: PLANET EARTH12th International Juried, Digital Print Exhibition: organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) to be held at the New York Hall of Science; October 3, 2010 - January 31, 2011; Entry Deadline: August 16, 2010. Details & Submissions are online http://www.asci.org/artikel1102.html. Our blue planet, spinning like a jewel in our solar system, has been perceptually defined by the technology of each era, from believing the Earth was flat, to the scientific understanding that it spins on its axis and has gravitational pull, to being part of just one of many solar systems. In terms of scale, humans are too small to viscerally comprehend our planet’s magnitude and the dynamics of its interconnected physical systems. We therefore break the concepts down into smaller parts, collect data and physical specimens of all kinds, and invent instruments to measure and track physical phenomena like earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes. However, we still cannot grasp the “big picture” of planet Earth unless we read, look at photos, and finally… use our imagination to help envision/conceptualize it! We invite artists and scientists to submit original digital prints that reflect their perceptions of our planet. Are these perceptions changing as we learn more about Earth from explorers, scientists, and artists? What is the relationship between all living things and planet Earth? What images are evoked by calling it the blue planet or the peaceful planet or the changing planet? What is the human impact on the whole planet? What is our concern for its future? The museum furnishes the frames (18"x24"); If selected, just send your digital print(s) in a cardboard tube! email: asci@asci.org; web: www.asci.org

JUDGING EDWARD TELLER: A Closer Look at One of the Most Influential Scientists of the Twentieth Century (Amherst, NY: Prometheus, 2010, hardcover, 650 pages, illustrations) by Istvan Hargittai is a balanced portrait of the multifaceted and enigmatic scientist against the backdrop of a turbulent period of history. The author avoids bias and preconceptions, and critically examines Teller’s personality, family background, his actions, and the experiences that guided his actions. Hargittai corrects many of the myths that others and Teller himself promulgated. He reveals the contradictory nature of this complex man in all his strengths, flaws, and brilliance.

PROFESSOR IN DESIGN AND COMPUTATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND PLANNING (REFERENCE NO. 353/0210): Bring your vision for research and teaching in design and computation to a creative and internationally renowned group of academics in the Design Lab within the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning. We have a dynamic and cutting edge research program funded through grants from the Australian Research Council. We teach design, interaction, and computing within the context of innovative design studios at the undergraduate and graduate level. At a time of expansion and repositioning for the future, we have welcomed eight new academic staff members over the past two years and now look forward to making a new strategic appointment of a Professor in Design and Computation. A cross-disciplinary research interest that intersects with or is tangential to the research projects currently ongoing in the Design Lab will be viewed favourably, as will a broad range of scientific and artistic fields that relate to design. As the Professor you will contribute to the research and teaching in computational design, interaction design or electronic media arts, and contribute to the formation of a new multi-disciplinary research cluster with other academic staff in the faculty. A born leader, you will identify new research directions that will help foster the faculty’s research culture. Visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number (353/0210) for more information and to apply. Closing Date: 19 July 2010.

LOOKING FOR: VISUAL ARTISTS WHO HAVE A PREVIOUS NURSING/CARING BACKGROUND: I am a South African artist doing post-graduate research at Stellenbosch University (South Africa). I am exploring whether a previous nursing or caring experience could alter the perception of visual art. Visual artists who have a background in nursing/care-giving would qualify as participants in this study. Participants would be required to complete two questionnaires per e-mail. Kindly address correspondence to: Sonya Rademeyer at vita@mweb.co.za

ESF-COST HIGH-LEVEL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON NETWORKED HUMANITIES: ART HISTORY AND THE WEB: Since the earliest times, new technologies have contributed to profound scientific advances and have transformed the ways we can do research. It is claimed today that the World Wide Web offers revolutionary models of scientific cooperation, which promise to instantiate a utopian democracy of knowledge. This claim has repeatedly been associated with the development and introduction of a collaborative Web, commonly referred to as Web 2.0 as well as its offspring, a semantically enriched Web 3.0 still in the making The aim of this conference is to bring together art historians and other researchers (including digital humanists) in order to investigate the intersection between the web and collaborative research processes, via an examination of electronic media-based cooperative models in the history of art and beyond. The conference will not only be an occasion to exchange ideas and present relevant projects in the field, but, with contributions spanning from art history (and digital art) to philosophy and cultural studies, from psychology and sociology of knowledge to computer graphics, from semiotics to curatorial practices, it will offer a unique forum for the representation of both diversified and complementary approaches to the topic of Networked humanities. Full conference programme - including list of speakers - accessible online from http://www.esf.org/conferences/10342. A certain number of grants are available for early stage researchers. For further information, contact: Zuzana.Vercinska@cost.eu. Closing date for applications: 18 July 2010.

ASTRONYMOUS: FOR RECOVERING ASTRONOMERS SEEKING TO RE-ENTER SOCIETY: This twine, a sub-group of the Leonardo Scientists Working Group, is for professional astronomers who have dual careers both as scientists and artists, or for astronomers who have collaborated with artists on the creation of art works. Professional astronomers wishing to join the twine should contact Jayanne English at: Jayanne_English@umanitoba.ca. For more information, visit: http://www.twine.com/twine/12mkkxp5k-3lm/astronymous-leonardo-art-and-astrophysics-working-group

UNIVERSITY OF MINHO PRESENTS ARTECH 2010: Leonardo Affiliate Member, University of Minho presents Artech 2010, the 5th International Conference on Digital Arts, April 22 - 23, 2010 in Guimarães, Portugal. Artech 2010 is the fifth international conference held on the topic of Digital Arts. It aims at promoting contacts between Iberian and International contributors concerned with the concept, production and dissemination of Digital and Electronic Art. Artech 2010 aims at bringing the scientific, technological and artistic community together, while promoting the interest in the digital culture and its intersection with art and technology as an important research field, a common space for discussion and exchange of experiences, a forum for emerging digital artists and a way of understanding and be delighted with new forms of digital expression. Artech 2010 includes new topics concerning the relation between digital culture, architecture and design. In traditional design processes, architects work with aesthetic, functional, technical, economic and social elements in order to achieve a final structural design proposal. Generative Computational Design processes share these same concerns, despite the fact that innovative digital tools are forcing new approaches for architectural design to emerge. If in the past paradigms, architects have built what they could represent and represented what they could build, in the new emerging paradigms they are less limited in this regard, due to the integration of generative design systems with digital production technologies including, among others, virtual reality and ambient intelligent artifacts. http://www.artech-international.com/artech2010/index.php

UCSC’s DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA 2010 MFA EXHIBITION: The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at University of California Santa Cruz presents an exhibition of fourteen graduate students whose works employ advanced technologies for creative potential and social impact. Entitled "Things That Are Possible," this year's UCSC DANM MFA exhibition is the culmination of two years of research and artistic exploration, and will include new media works that explore performativity, interactivity and participation. These works interrogate the borderlands, edges, and contested territories of contemporary new media art practice. Exhibition Dates: April 30 – May 9; Reception: Friday May 7, 5:30 – 7:30PM; Gallery Hours: 10AM – 4PM; Location: The NEW Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) located off Meyer Drive near the Music Recital Hall and Theater Arts on West Campus. The Digital Arts and New Media MFA Program serves as a center for the development and study of digital media and the cultures they have helped create. Faculty and students are drawn from a variety of backgrounds such as the arts, computer engineering, humanities, the sciences, and social sciences to pursue interdisciplinary artistic and scholarly research and production, in the context of a broad examination of digital arts and cultures. For more information see: http://danm.ucsc.edu/news_events/2010-mfa-exhibition

DIATROPE INSTITUTE ONLINE BOOKSTORE: The Diatrope Institute has partnered with Amazon.com to create an online bookstore specializing in art, science and technology titles. Our stock includes both new and used items. We will also search for and special order hard-to-find books in the field. Please visit us at http://www.diatropebooks.com. For more information contact us at info@diatropebooks.com.

PROJECTS OF EVOLUTIONARY SYSTEMS GROUP (ESG) is an interdisciplinary group of professors and researchers operating at the University of Calabria (Italy), directed by Pier Augusto Bertacchini, Eleonora Bilotta and Pietro Pantano. Among its interdisciplinary fields of research it can cite Scientific Visualization and Digital Art (especially of Dynamical Systems, like Cellular Automata and Chua's attractors). ESG uses Artificial Life models in artwork as a very stimulating and fascinating method in the research of new forms of digital art. In particular, using mathematical models of Dynamical Systems and appropriate code systems, the group creates different kinds of artistic depictions, especially chaotic forms derived from Chua's oscillator. The project related to this research is "Scientific Scenarios and Art – SCIENAR," carried out with the support of the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the European Union". It takes into account the links existing between Science and Art using the innovative possibilities that new media and ICT offer for a better visualization and communication. In particular, the central idea of SCIENAR consists in developing and building three emblematic scenarios at the intersection of Science & Art. Each scenario (geometry, symmetry, and relativity) is closely linked to three different historical ages in which the interaction between mathematics & art was deep. Moreover, an open cooperation network aims at the exchange of ideas and products, the mobility of researchers and artists, in order to start a new production of cultural events and products. (Please visit the following websites: http://www.scienar.eu/main/; http://galileo.cincom.unical.it/Chua/index.html).

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA SEEKS ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN DIGITAL ARTS & SCIENCES: The University of Florida Digital Worlds Institute, in collaboration with the Colleges of Fine Arts and Journalism & Communications, seeks new visionary faculty members with expertise in the fields of Interactive Media / Digital Arts & Sciences. The starting date for these positions is August 16, 2010. Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor tenure track; nine-month salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarship, research and/or professional project development appropriate for appointment at the assistant or associate professor level. Responsibilities: The successful candidates will join a team of transdisciplinary Digital Arts & Sciences (DAS) faculty at the core of a dynamic academic and research consortium between UF’s Colleges of Journalism & Communications, Fine Arts, and Engineering, centered at the Digital Worlds Institute. Tenure lines will reside in the Digital Worlds Institute. Faculty will engage in interdisciplinary teaching and research promoting the further development of graduate and undergraduate DAS study and research. Application Procedure: To view instructions and apply, visit: www.hr.ufl.edu/job. The reference number is 00009162. Applications must include an electronic copy of the following: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of at least three professional/academic references. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2010 and continue until an applicant pool is established. Applicants urged to apply ASAP for fullest possible consideration. For more information on the UF Digital Worlds Institute, please visit: http://www.digitalworlds.ufl.edu

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA MFA PROGRAM AT UC SANTA CRUZ: The Digital Arts and New Media MFA program at the University of California, Santa Cruz is accepting applications for Fall 2010 now through February 15, 2010. This interdisciplinary, two-year MFA program brings together faculty and students from across the academic spectrum to pursue artistic and scholarly research. The diverse curriculum includes collaborative research project groups, in which small clusters of students work with professors on artistic, technical and theoretical research in one of four focused areas: Mechatronics, Participatory Culture, Performative Technologies, and Playable Media. These collaborations result in publications and exhibitions. Faculty include Elliot Anderson, Sharon Daniel, Jennifer González, Michael Mateas, Jennifer Parker, Warren Sack, Ted Warburton, Noah Wardrip-Fruin, visiting artist Barney Haynes, and additional faculty from departments across campus, including Art, Computer Science, Film + Digital Media, History of Art + Visual Culture, Music, Social Documentation and Theater Arts. Students also take core and elective courses in the theory and practice of digital media arts that support the development of individual thesis projects, which premiere in the program's annual MFA Exhibition. The MFA is a terminal degree in the field of Digital Media Arts, qualifying graduates for a variety of career paths including university-level teaching and research. Information on the program and application process is available at our website: http://danm.ucsc.edu. For further inquiries, contact Felicia Rice, Program Manager, fsrice@ucsc.edu.

ANTICIPATED ASSISTANT/FULL PROFESSOR (AVATAR MHI/One or more Tenure-track positions) The Center for Computation and Technology, Louisiana State University The Louisiana State University (LSU) Multidisciplinary Hiring Initiatives identify promising intersections of emerging research, bringing multiple departments and diverse faculty together to solve complex problems. The Arts, Visualization, Advanced Technologies, and Research (AVATAR) Initiative is a platform for intersections among the arts, technology, and computational sciences, uniting scholars across the University, including the Schools of Art, Music, Landscape Architecture, and Mass Communication, the Departments of Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and English, as well as the Center for Computation & Technology. It builds upon a university-wide commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching, progressive state tax credits for digital media and recent economic development in the region. AVATAR research and creative projects center on two primary topics: Intelligent and Responsive Systems (which include video games, training systems, simulations and visualization) and Collaborative Digital Media Arts in visual, musical and literary forms. LSU AVATAR invites dynamic, interdisciplinary scholars and artists dedicated to the advancement of digital media to apply to join our faculty. We are seeking world-class leaders, and emerging junior faculty, to help us build the critical mass of expertise necessary to create new technologies, advance understanding, and explore uncharted modes of expression in the realm of digital media. Departmental affiliations will be made as appropriate, and all positions are tenure-track. Required Qualifications: Terminal degrees within their disciplines (Ph.D., DMA or MFA); distinguished records of research accomplishments and publications; strong reputations in their disciplines, or the capacity to build the same in the case of emerging scholars. Additional Qualifications Desired: A history or potential to attract extramural funding and work with interdisciplinary teams that include doctoral students, post-docs, and research associates; all areas of digital media research and creativity will be considered; commitment to building interdisciplinary research teams that complement existing strengths among LSU faculty and community partners; candidates’ fields of interest should include one or more of the following: Computer Music: Electroacoustic composition, visual music, interactive music systems, information retrieval or auditory display; Digital Art & Design: Animation, shading, modeling, environmental design; computational and digital art/design, interactive installations, situated technologies; media art, narrative content creation, writing for film or games; Computer Graphics: Graphics processors and hardware, visualization, animation; digital signal processing for image, audio and video; Interactive Systems: Intelligent agents, machine learning, responsive systems; human computer interface; domain specific semantics. Special Requirements: Candidates who demonstrate an appreciation for the economic development potential of digital media are especially encouraged to apply. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Application deadline is January 5, 2010 or until a candidate is selected. Apply online at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position’s #030028, 026986, and 034190. LSU system is an equal opportunity/equal access employer.

SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE MFA SOUND PROGRAM: The Master of Fine Arts in Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago is a unique program in the creative use of sound that goes well beyond the boundaries of a typical program in visual art, music, or multimedia. Students may pursue the creation and recording of audio work; the composition of music in numerous genres; live performance, improvisation, and audio installation; the integration of sound in other media, such as video, film, performance, and web-based art; designing and building software and hardware instruments; live and recorded electroacoustic music; and the use of distribution technologies such as radio, internet, and others. SAIC’s MFA in Sound is one of the only sound programs in the nation situated within the context of a fine arts school. This orientation allows students the freedom to explore hybrid practices, such as electronics and instrument building and conceptual projects that consider sound outside of a musical context. The program’s studio offerings are complemented by courses in the history and theory of sonic arts, physics, acoustics, electronics, and kinetics. SAIC’s diverse Sound department faculty are innovators in the field, with specialties including composition, improvisation, sound installations, computer music, digital and analog sound synthesis, acoustics and psychoacoustics, radio art, cognitive psychology, instrument design, critical theory, curatorial practice, performance, and software development. The Department of Sound fully shares SAIC’s multidisciplinary philosophy that promotes the intersection between all artistic disciplines, exploring their methods, materials, and critical thinking. Students are encouraged to take courses throughout SAIC, such as film, video, and new media; performance; art and technology; writing; and exhibition studies. Distinct from other institutions, advisors are NOT ASSIGNED, but chosen by individual graduate students. Students have the opportunity to choose faculty advisors from across all departments within one of the nation’s most influential art and design schools, ranked in the top three graduate fine arts programs by U.S. News and World Report. At the end of each semester, students participate in Waveforms, the presentation of work including performances and video. Recent work has included Chris Burke’s Interactopus, a hardware interface for real- time sound and video housed inside a warm, flexible fabric body, and Jenna Caravello’s presentation of her hybrid acoustic instrument, the Celloharp. Students also have access to SAIC’s vast array of resources including the wood and metal shop, performance and exhibition space, Video Data Bank, SAIC radio and television studios, and an extensive collection of rare historical recordings and artists’ books housed in the Artists’ Book Collection. Current faculty: Nicolas Collins, Mark Booth, Shawn Decker, Robb Drinkwater, Peter Gena, Eric Leonardson, Lou Mallozzi, Julia Miller, Robert Snyder, Lori Talley. Admissions deadline for the MFA Sound program is January 10, 2010. URL: www.saic.edu/gradapp. Phone: 800.232.7242.

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION, NEW MEDIA PROGRAM, RYERSON UNIVERSITY: Ryerson University, located in the heart of downtown Toronto, is known for innovative programs built on the integration of theoretical and practically oriented learning. More than 95 undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada. Apply your MFA or equivalent and studio-based teaching experience in this probationary tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, in Experience Design, commencing August 1, 2010, subject to final budgetary approval. Fluency in at least two current programming languages and an established art practice focused on the creative use of artificial intelligence, networked computational art and/or behavioural/social physical objects are required. Full position details, including how to apply by January 8, 2010, are available at www.ryerson.ca/jobs. This position falls under the Ryerson Faculty Association (www.ryerson.ca/~rfa) jurisdiction. For details on the Ryerson Faculty Association Collective Agreement and the University’s RFA Benefits Summary, please visit www.ryerson.ca/hr/working/docs/rfa_collective_agreement_09.pdf and www.ryerson.ca/hr/working/etoolkit/benefits/rfa/ respectively. Ryerson University has an employment equity program and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women. Members of designated groups are encouraged to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA’S 4th ROUND OF THE STAGE INTERNATIONAL SCRIPT COMPETITION: $10,000 PRIZE TO BE GIVEN FOR THE BEST NEW PLAY ABOUT SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. Submitted plays must explore scientific and/or technological stories, themes, issues or events. Multi-media theatre pieces, non-traditional plays and new forms are encouraged. Current and previous STAGE judges include Pulitzer, Tony, Olivier & Nobel-winning judges David Auburn, John Guare, David Lindsay-Abaire, Sir Anthony Leggett & Dr. Douglas Osheroff. The winner of the Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration (STAGE) Competition will receive a $10,000 USD prize, along with possible opportunities for developing and promoting the winning script. THE DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 15, 2009. For guidelines, an entry form and all details, please visit: www.stage.cnsi.ucsb.edu. For a press release: http://www.stage.cnsi.ucsb.edu/news/4th-stage/KornbergPressRelease.pdf STAGE is a unique collaboration between the Professional Artists Lab - a dynamic artistic laboratory - and the California NanoSystems Institute - an esteemed science institute – both housed at the University of California, Santa Barbara. S T A G E = Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration. STAGE endeavors to: foster new and imaginative voices and methods of storytelling; catalyze the development of art that depicts the technological age in which we live; cultivate appreciation and collaboration between the two cultures of science and art; promote understanding of the sciences in the public arena; accomplish all of the above within an international community. To download the STAGE poster: www.stage.cnsi.ucsb.edu/about/poster.pdf

IMAGINING MEDIA. PRODUCED@AT ZKM: An exhibition on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of ZKM at the ZKM | Media Museum. Opening Friday, October 9, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the ZKM_Foyer. Exhibition runs through December 31, 2010. The future is the declared objective of the work produced at the ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. On the occasion of its jubilee, now twenty years after its foundation in 1989 the institution casts back to its past with the opening of an exhibition, which brings the history of ZKM to life: in a large-scale overview presentation commencing on the October 10, 2009, the best of media art works produced by international artists at ZKM will be presented. In collaboration with over 500 guest artists from all over the world, the various institutes of the ZKM have generated a multiplicity of highly regarded works that have received worldwide recognition in biennales, festivals and exhibitions, which have thus decisively marked the face of media art. Through the ongoing adoption of these works at the beginning of the 1990s by the founding Director Heinrich Klotz, the ZKM_Collection in Karlsruhe is today one of the most important collections of international media art worldwide. Thus, the exhibition "IMAGINING MEDIA. produced@zkm" aims at no less than the reconstruction of the international development of media art by way of a presentation of the productions from ZKM. Curated by Peter Weibel and Bernhard Serexhe. http://on1.zkm.de/zkm/e/

Berkeley Symphony Season Opener. Half-Price Ticket Offer for Leonardo Community Members "Welcome Joana: A Berkeley Opener," Thursday, October 15, 7 PM (note early start time!), UC Berkeley Zellerbach Hall, Berkeley, CA. Berkeley Symphony welcomes 32-year-old Lisbon native Joana Carneiro in her inaugural performance as Music Director. Carneiro will conduct works by two well-known Berkeley composers: John Adams with The Chairman Dances, and Gabriela Lena Frank with the West Coast premiere of her Peregrinos (Pilgrims), a work inspired by stories gathered from Latino immigrants and the subject of a recently completed PBS documentary. Concluding this gala evening will be Béla Bartók's showpiece, Concerto for Orchestra, followed by a complimentary toast with Portuguese sparkling wine to celebrate our new conductor! Half-price tickets available on-line or by phone with the coupon code LEONARDO. For more information or to order tickets, call 510-841-2800 ext. 1, or visit: http://berkeleysymphony.org/programs/season.htm

INTERACTIVE ART RESEARCH, Gerfried Stocker, Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau (Eds.), 2009. Springer Verlag Vienna/New York, ISBN: 978-3-211-99015-5 English, with DVD. This monograph represents a comprehensive overview of Sommerer and Mignonneau’s art and research. In addition to providing detailed project descriptions of each interactive artwork, it includes essays and articles by highly recognized media scholars and theoreticians such as Peter Weibel, Christiane Paul, Mathias Michalka, Itsuo Sakane, Erkki Huhtamo, Christine Schoepf, Hannes Leopoldseder, Ingeborg Reichle, John L. Casti, Machiko Kusahara, Tomoe Moriyama, Florence de Mèredieu, Oliver Grau and Roy Ascott. http://www.springer.com/springerwiennewyork/art/book/978-3-211-99015-5

THE THURSDAY CLUB is an open forum discussion group for anyone interested in the theories and practices of cross-disciplinarity, interactivity, technologies and philosophies of the state-of-the-art in today's (and tomorrow's) cultural landscape(s). It is organized and supported by the Goldsmiths Digital Studios (GDS) and the Goldsmiths Graduate School, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK. Initiated in October 2005 by GDS, the Club has grown to include 300 members: artists, technologists, scientists - in fact, a growing diversity of people from different communities worldwide, that are connected via a mailing list and online forum. www.thethursdayclub.net/

COMPUTER ARTIST AND PHYSICIST PROF. DR. HERBERT W. FRANKE, senior fellow of the ZIB in Berlin, launched a research project called "math goes art." The Konrad-Zuse-Institut für Informationstechnik Berlin (ZIB) is a German research institute working in the field of information technology. Herbert W. Franke was named as senior fellow of ZIB the year before. In this project, a virtual three dimensional world will be set up on the Internet for presentations and experiments in the field of mathematics and art. The platform used for this project is "active worlds." The so called "Z-Galaxy" will be opened to the public at the end of 2009.

SYMMETRY: TWO NEW BOOKS -- Visual Symmetry by Magdolna and Istvan Hargittai (World Scientific 2009). It is a pictorial presentation in full color, including over 500 photographs from all over the world with easy yet accurate and systematic explanation of the simplest to the most complex occurrences of symmetry in the world around us. Symmetry through the Eyes of a Chemist, Third Edition, by Magdolna and Istvan Hargittai (Springer 2009). It is a systematic journey through chemistry from the point of view of symmetry. An independent reviewer claimed about the first edition: "the most delightful book on symmetry ever written!"

SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SEEKS DIRECTOR AND VICE PRESIDENT: Scottsdale Cultural Council (SCC) seeks applications for the position of Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), Director and Vice President of SCC. SCC seeks a seasoned leader of vision and integrity with a background in contemporary art who inspires consensus and can work in partnership with all levels of stakeholders to carry out the mission of SMoCA. Qualifications include, but are not limited to: master's degree, ten years contemporary art curatorial experience at senior management level, demonstrated accomplishments/achievements in exhibitions, scholarly art publications, education programming, fund-raising, audience development, and budgeting. Visit: http://www.sccarts.org/employment

NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCES: EXPLORING THE MIND-BODY CONNECTION BY ORNELLA CORAZZA, MA. PhD: This fascinating book introduces the phenomenon of NDEs. Taking a strikingly original cross-cultural approach, and incorporating new medical research, it combines new theories of mind-body with brain research. It analyzes the use of ketamine to reveal how characteristics of NDEs can be chemically induced without being close to death. This evidence challenges the conventional 'survivalist hypothesis,' according to which the near death experience is a proof of the existence of an afterlife. It concludes that we need to move towards a more integrated view of embodiment, in order to understand what human life is and also what it can be.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: ACM CREATIVITY & COGNITION 2009: Everyday Creativity: Shared Languages and Collective Action. October 27-30, 2009, Berkeley Art Museum, CA, USA. We invite submissions for: Full Papers, Art Exhibition, Live Performances, Demonstrations, Posters, Workshops, Tutorials, and Graduate Symposium. Keynotes: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Professor of Psychology & Management, USA; JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Director, Allosphere Research Laboratory, USA; Jane Prophet, Professor of Interdisciplinary Computing, UK. All submissions will be peer reviewed. Printed proceedings, published by ACM Press, will be available at the conference and will be included in the ACM digital library. Submission deadline: April 24, 2009. More information at: http://www.creativityandcognition09.org

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: BRIDGES: MATHEMATICAL CONNECTIONS IN ART, MUSIC AND SCIENCE: The Bridges Conference, scheduled to take place 26-29 July 2009 at Banff Centre, will feature presentations of full and short papers, invited talks, an art exhibition, and hands-on workshops. Papers will be published in a refereed proceedings. Submission deadlines: Regular papers: 1 February; Workshop papers: 1 February; Short papers: 15 March; Acceptance notification: 25 March; Final submissions: 25 April. For more information, visit: http://www.BridgesMathArt.org

PAVEL FLORENSKY: BEYOND VISION: Essays on the Perception of Art, ed. N. Misler, (Reaktion Books, London 2002) is a collection of essays on art by the Orthodox priest, mathematician and scientist, Pavel Florensky (1882-1937). Although Florensky is known widely for his religious writings--on the church service, on icons, on liturgy--his conception of art history, of artistic devices and of visual culture in general is less familiar. Edited by Nicoletta Misler and translated (for the first time) from Russian by Wendy Salmond, "Pavel Florensky, Beyond Vision" contains Florensky's major statements on realism, Aegean Culture and perspective. MORE INFORMATION

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SEEKS NEW DEAN OF COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE:
Texas A&M University seeks applications for dean of the College of Architecture, one of the premier design research institutions in the world and the largest college of its kind in the U.S. The college is dedicated to generating knowledge and producing leaders in the fields of architecture, construction science, landscape architecture, urban planning and visualization sciences. The college’s four departments offer four undergraduate and nine graduate degree programs, including doctorates in architecture and urban and regional science and professional programs in architecture and landscape architecture. It also sustains five formally organized research centers with rich and diverse research portfolios and areas of special focus including healthy environments, sustainability and visualization. The college is committed to sustaining disciplinary integrity among its departments, fostering established and new teaching, professional and research programs, and encouraging continued multidisciplinary collaboration within the college, across the university and with government and industry. The ideal candidate will share the college’s united vision of significantly influencing the state of the art in the design, planning and construction of built and virtual environments and possess demonstrated ability to lead in a multi-disciplinary environment rich in resources. Applications, accepted through March 1, 2009, should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and five references. The letter should address experience, accomplishments and strengths that qualify or distinguish the candidate, leadership style, and a summary describing the candidate’s commitment to research, teaching and service. Details are available online at http://deansearch.arch.tamu.edu/. Texas A&M University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution that is strongly and proactively committed to diversity.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: SENIOR WEB ARCHITECT Leonardo/ISAST announces an opening for the position of Senior Web Architect. Leonardo/ISAST and its associated web sites, such as Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA), are preeminent resources for those interested in the intersection of art, science, and technology. The journal Leonardo, published by MIT Press, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. The Leonardo/ISAST Board of Directors has decided to initiate a major effort to update its web sites and to explore Web 2.0 and other electronic possibilities. The board seeks proposals from those who would be interested in helping to lead this challenging effort.Deadline to submit proposals is December 1, 2008. For more details, visit: http://www.leonardo.info/isast/announcements/CFP-Web-Architect-Nov08.html

MASTER OF RESEARCH IN COMPUTER MUSIC. The computer is becoming increasingly ubiquitous in all aspects of music. The new MRes in Computer Music at the University of Plymouth (UK) provides an exciting opportunity to pursue a research project of your choice while enhancing your career with a post-graduate academic qualification. Projects range from the development of music technology to musical practice using computers. The training conveys skills necessary to progress to more advanced research towards a PhD. The course is delivered in the context of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR). For more information please contact Eduardo Miranda (eduardo.miranda@plymouth.ac.uk).

11th GENERATIVE ART CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPER / POSTER / ARTWORK / PERFORMANCE. Topics include: Art & Science; Philosophy & Technology; Infinity & Identity; Image & Space; Music; Poetry; Mathematics; Visionary Scenarios & Virtual Environment; Architecture; Cities Identity & Town Design; Software Art - Web Art; Industrial Design &Intelligent Production; Artificial Intelligence; Artificial Life; Artificial Behaviors; Generative Robotics; Mechatronic; Teaching Theory; Visual Grammar. Visit http://www.generativeart.com for more information.

THE TOPOLOGY OF DESIRE---Artificial Life's Search For Sexuality. Free email article, request from author: dinavonzweck@earthlink.net

INTERSPATIALITY & DYSTOPIA EXHIBITION: 1st - 9th November 2008; Lecture: 6th November 2008. Part of Un-built, 2008 international architecture research events, The Athens Byzantine and Christian Museum & SARCHA (School of ARCHitecture for All). You are cordially invited to Interspatiality & Dystopia lecture and exhibition by Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou. The growth of non object-centred thinking, the cosmological understanding of space as an uncontrollably changing informational substance and the expanded use of virtual environments, necessitate new strategies for developing spatial research in order to advance art and architecture. Pioneering methodologies for expanding the development of digital site-specific art through the in-depth investigation of the emerging relationships between space and digital visualisation have been the outcome of Fratzeskou’s theoretical and practical research on the new intersections between art, architecture, philosophy and computer science. Interspatiality is manifested in the creation of inter-passages between the digital and physical spaces of architecture, revealing the hidden dimensions of architectural space. The creation of inter-passages has resulted in innovative types of spatial intervention within built architectural spaces through devising new types of virtual environments and in-situ digital modelling. The existing modes of digital visualisation, site-specificity, virtual and mixed realities in art, design and science are radically challenged, as the built boundaries of architecture are 'unfolded' to reveal a paradoxical hybrid space.

2008 SYNAPSE ART AND SCIENCE RESIDENCIES CALL FOR PROPOSALS - The Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT) is calling for proposals from media artists and science organisations to take part in the 2008 Synapse Residency program, supporting intensive partnerships between Australian media artists and science and research organisations in Australia and beyond. Deadline for applications is 5PM, FRIDAY 15th AUGUST 2008. Guidelines for applicants can be downloaded from http://www.anat.org.au.

YLEM: ARTISTS USING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Next YLEM forum will take place Wednesday, May 14, 2008, 7:30 pm (the audience is encouraged to arrive at 7 pm to socialize) at Area 2881, Art Robotics Studio (2881 23rd St. and Florida, San Francisco, CA 94110). Open to the Public, and free (but donations are appreciated). Come explore the art and inner workings of Area 2881, studio to Carl Pisaturo. Learn about reliable electrics, electric nervous systems and the mysteries of led pulsing strobe lights. Explore the processing and properties of materials like 2 part urethane polymers, belts, shafts and ball bearings, silicone elastomers and miniature wire rope. Carl Pisaturo is an area artist, currently focused on operations in experimental aesthetics, focused on constructions thematically revolving around robotics, electronics and computer interfacing. He has built experimental objects exploring the human form, other organic formations, myth, other elements of popular culture. Carl earned a BA in Biology at Boston University, a BS in geology at UMASS, and has worked as an applications engineer for the Stanford department of Neurology. http://www.ylem.org/blog

DVD PUBLICATIONS: Oskar Fischinger and Jordan Belson. Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles has published two compilation DVDs: Oskar Fischinger: Ten Films (2006, US$30) and Jordan Belson: 5 Essential Films (2007, US$25). The DVDs include films that have influenced generations of animation, experimental films, computer graphics, motion graphics, commercials and music videos. Includes Fischinger's Allegretto, Radio Dynamics, Motion Painting No. 1; Belson's Allures, Samadhi and his latest film Epilogue (and more). For private home use; Institutional rates for libraries and classroom use are higher. Available through http://www.centerforvisualmusic.org or for more information, CVMaccess (at) gmail.com

LIGHT-MUSIC, SYNESTHESIA, "COLOR HEARING": annotated bibliography (Russia, 1742-2002). The Research Institute "Prometheus" (Kazan, Russia) has published recently a unique bibliography of nearly all Russian publications on synesthesia, "color hearing" and related experimental arts such as light-music, abstract musical films, inter-media compositions, etc. (compiled by scientific editor Bulat Galeyev). The bibliography covers a period of the last 260 years and includes nearly 2500 titles of books, journal articles and conference theses. All materials are arranged in chronological order so that the reader gets an opportunity to trace the dynamics of interest in the problem in different epochs. Each item is supplied with a short abstract enabling the reader to appraise the publication. The publications on light-music concern not only history and theory, but light-music technologies as well. The phenomenon of synesthesia is also presented in various aspects by the literary sources of physiological, psychological, linguistic and art study. As these works are little known in western countries, Prometheus Institute suggests a project of making an English version of the bibliography (printed and on-line) with abstracts in English to each item . The project can be realized provided sufficient financial support. We will be very grateful for any grants or donations from interested organizations. Part of publications, made by Prometheus Institute are currently available online at: http://synesthesia.prometheus.kai.ru.

THE CLIMATE CLOCK GLOBAL INITIATIVE is seeking ideas from artist-led teams to create a major artwork entitled Climate Clock, which will measure changes in greenhouse gas levels, and be the first in a series of global projects calling attention to climate change. Climate Clock will be an instrument of long-term measurement and will collect data for 100 years. The artwork will be located in downtown San Jose, California, Silicon Valley’s city center, and will be a collaboration between an artist-led team composed of artists, international and Silicon Valley engineers and other creative professionals who are working with climate measurement and data visualization. It is anticipated that the budget for the construction of Climate Clock will be between $5 and $15 million, depending upon the scope of the final proposal. For a PDF of the call, please visit http://www.sanjoseculture.org/?pid=4500 and to apply, go to www.callforentry.org, register a username and password, navigate to "Apply to Calls", and search for "San Jose Climate Clock". The Climate Clock Initiative is a collaboration between FUSE: cadre/montalvo artist research residency initiative and the City of San Jose Public Art program in cooperation with ZERO1.

BLUE MORPH at Fringe Exhibitions, (Los Angeles, CA, March 1 - April 12, 2008). BLUE MORPH is a site-specific interactive installation that uses nanoscale images and sounds derived from the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. Fringe is pleased to present this art-science collaboration between media artist Victoria Vesna and nanoscientist James Gimzewski. Digital photographic images related to the installation complete the show. http://artsci.ucla.edu/BlueMorph

NEW PUBLICATION ON CHINESE GRAPHICS: Francesca Bray, Vera Dorofeeva-Lichtmann and Georges Métailié (eds), Graphics and text in the production of technical knowledge in China: the warp and the weft, Leiden, Brill, 2007; 743 pp. This collection challenges conventional understanding of the primacy of text in Chinese knowledge production. We discuss examples of technical graphics (tu) ranging from ancient divination boards to maps, mathemical diagrams, botanical illustrations, drawings of machines or mandalas to argue that for Chinese thinkers tu were not simply representations but rather templates for action, inseparable from text but with distinctive powers of communication.

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TEXTBOOK PUBLISHING: Over the coming months Dr. Barry Blundell will be establishing a small publishing entity with international representation, primarily focusing on high quality textbooks (both teaching and research) in physics, mathematics, computing, engineering, and the humanities. Emphasis is on publishing books whose content transcends traditional subject boundaries, and which are both accessible to a broad audience, and multidisciplinary. As an author, his intention is to provide better deals for authors of high quality works and streamline the production process. If you are interested in this project, e.g. as a subject editor or author, please contact Dr Barry G Blundell. E-mail: barry.blundell[at]physics[dot]org.

FACULTY POSITION, DESIGN THEORIST, CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART: The Cleveland Institute of Art seeks qualified applicants for a full-time faculty position as Design Theorist at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should have extensive knowledge of current approaches to theory as integral to culture and society. A primary emphasis will be on an interdisciplinary engagement of production; global politics; ethics; semantics and semiotics; and convergent media. The successful candidate will be engaged in program and curriculum development. Opportunities exist for innovative collaboration and joint program development with neighboring institutions such as Case Western Reserve University. Position begins July 2008. Qualifications: Ph.D. is preferred in one of the following: physics; mathematics; philosophy; cognitive science; technology studies; media studies; information studies; design; or other appropriate field. Applicants should show evidence of professional activity and demonstrate promise of contributing to curricular development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach in the Liberal Arts and Studio areas. Position Requirements: Participation in school-wide committees and assessment of programs is required by full-time ranked faculty members. Review of credentials will begin January 10, 2008. Interested candidates must submit letter of interest summarizing qualifications and teaching philosophy; CV; sample syllabi; and 3 letters of reference to: Design Theorist Search Committee, Attn: Tanya Lee Shadle, The Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd., Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1710, tshadle[at]gate[dot]cia[dot]edu. Visit: http://www.cia.edu.

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR POSITION, BIOMEDICAL ART DEPARTMENT, CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART: The Cleveland Institute of Art is seeking a qualified individual to help expand the current department faculty and fill a full-time ranked Assistant/Associate Professor position with a focus on natural science art, media theory, and technology. Qualifications: Minimum of Masters degree from accredited University or College of Arts, Sciences, and/or Technology; Record of professional activity, exhibitions, lectures, and published work; Administrative and leadership skills are essential; quality driven and experienced in project management, and strong ability to communicate within an interdisciplinary environment; Teaching experience at an institution of higher learning preferred; Ability to convey technical and conceptual information at different levels for students; Good organizational skills of both written and verbal lectures, research, and broad communications; Flexibility in communication style for different majors and faculty collaborations; Strong research and knowledge in natural sciences, art, media, and technology; Demonstrated technical proficiency in digital media with an emphasis on: 2D image development, knowledge of 3D imaging and integration into time-based media, web and interactive media, and aptitude to learn innovative technologies; A demonstrated knowledge in visual problem solving, research methods, science, art, and new media theory, technology, and professional experience in both client driven and fine art driven fields. All full-time ranked faculty members participate in departmental and school-wide committees, curriculum development, advising of students, and assessment of programs. Applications should include: Curriculum vitae; Portfolio of professional work (CD-ROM, DVD and Website). No more than 20 examples demonstrating a broad depth of media and skills; Statement of philosophy on teaching; Vision statement as to the future direction of Art, Science, Technology, and the education of students involved in the contemporary evolution of the field of Biomedical Art (formerly Medical and Scientific Illustration, as it is nationally recognized.); Examples of student work (if applicable); Names and contact information of 3 references; SASE for return of materials. Please mail all application materials: Biomedical Art Search, Attn: Tanya Lee Shadle, The Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106. Position begins August 2008. The department's review of candidates' credentials is scheduled to begin January 15, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. The Institute offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Academic transcripts and background check authorizations will be required for finalists. Rank and compensation are commensurate with experience and qualifications. For further information please visit http://www.cia.edu or contact Tanya Lee Shadle at tshadle[at]cia[dot]edu.

EVA LONDON CONFERENCE, 22-25 July 2008. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts. Call for Papers and Workshops. Deadline: 31st January 2008. Papers may be on any aspect of EVA London's focus on visualisation for the arts and culture, broadly interpreted, including technology, use and users, creative, visual and performing arts and music, strategy, organisational implications and policy. Papers are peer refereed and may be edited. They will be published as hard copy and online. Conference Co-chairs: Suzanne Keene, Institute of Archaeology, UCL; George Mallen, System Simulation; Lindsay MacDonald, LCC; Jonathan Bowen, Museophile; Stuart Dunn, King's College London; James Hemsley, Founding Chair. See: http://www.eva-conferences.com/eva_london/2008

DEPARTMENT HEAD, ELECTRONIC ARTS The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic seeks a prominent artist, writer or educator, in any area of electronic art or music, to lead an innovative electronic arts department. The candidate should have a proven teaching, professional and administrative track record. The spectrum of responsibilities for this position would range from teaching, to interfacing with EMPAC (the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center) and the Institute, to mentoring and supporting faculty and staff. This position requires a Ph.D., MFA, or other terminal degree. The candidate should be eligible for appointment at Associate or Full Professor rank with tenure. The iEAR Studios (integrated Electronic Arts at Rensselaer) of the Department of the Arts at Rensselaer is dedicated to interdisciplinary creative research in electronic arts. As an art program situated within a technological university, it offers a uniquely creative environment for development and realization of innovative music and art, performance and interdisciplinary art works. The department's Ph.D. in Electronic Arts, MFA degree program, and thriving undergraduate programs (BS E-ARTS and EMAC) attract accomplished faculty and students. The department’s iEAR Presents! is a long standing public performance series. In fall 2008, Rensselaer will open EMPAC, which will become a major research center. Rensselaer is located in Troy, New York, in the vibrant and growing Capital District area, 150 miles north of New York City. Please see the impressive array of faculty, students and projects: http://www.arts.rpi.edu. To apply, send a resume, a cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in our program, and a sample of your work. Letter of recommendation may be requested after receipt of your application. Work samples may be in the form of scores, articles, books, videotapes, DVDs, CDs, websites, or other media. Applications will be considered beginning January 15, 2008, and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to: Igor Vamos, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, iEAR Studios, Arts Department, West Hall, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180 USA tel: 518-276-4778, fax: 518-276-4370 email: vamosi@rpi.edu. We welcome candidates who will bring diverse intellectual, geographical, gender and ethnic perspectives to Rensselaer's work and campus communities. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

DAVID ROSENBOOM'S FUTURE TRAVEL RELEASED Long out of print in its original, 1981 LP version, Future Travel, has now been released again, re-mastered for digital media, by New World Records (80668-2) http://www.newworldrecords.org/. A new version of And Out Come the Night Ears, first introduced in 1978 is also included. One of the first albums composed almost entirely with a digital synthesizer, Future Travel, features the Touché, a pioneering, digital keyboard instrument from Buchla and Associates. Rosenboom also performs on piano, violin, percussion, and the Buchla 300 Series Electric Music Box, along with spoken texts.

ANNOUNCING COMPUTER IMAGE ANALYSIS IN THE STUDY OF ART ELECTRONIC IMAGING PROCEEDINGS volume 6810 SPIE (2008) $53 edited by David G. Stork and Jim Coddington. This volume from the January 2008 Electronic Imaging inaugural symposium on the subject contains 20 papers on the application of image analysis, computer vision, and pattern recognition to problems of interest to art historians, curators and conservators. Topics include: image analysis of perspective, form and color; multi-spectral images for attribution and dating; drawing tool recognition based on image analysis; color modeling for pigment analysis; multi-scale analysis and recognition of brushstrokes; fractal analysis of Jackson Pollock's drip paintings; computer graphics reconstructions of tableau in paintings to infer artists' working methods, computer ray tracing to test for artists' use of optical aids, and more: http://www.electronicimaging.org/program/08/index.cfm?fuseaction=proceedings.

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION, CADRE LABORATORY FOR NEW MEDIA (SJSU) Qualifications: Graduate MFA degree emphasizing digital media practice or PH.D in Art History or New Media research/practice is required. Demonstrated record of professional activities including exhibitions and publications is required. This position is directly affiliated with the CADRE Laboratory for New Media, an interdisciplinary academic program emphasizing experimental practice and research. Candidates must demonstrate artistic achievement in an area of expertise informing the intersection of information culture and contemporary art. Candidates must demonstrate familiarity with emerging media and technologies as well as theoretical sophistication in cultural studies or social practices of digital media and technology. Candidates with expertise in emerging areas of artistic practice, history, and theory that involve mobile computing, gaming, mapping, social networks, network art or information visualization are preferred. Candidates with demonstrated theoretical or critical authorship and/or curatorial practice, with community or public art expertise desirable. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience. Teaching experience at the university level is preferred. This faculty position has direct responsibilities associated with administration of CADRE special programs including publishing, exhibiting, and symposia, as well as supervising sponsored projects. Faculty from Fine Arts, Graphic and Industrial Design, Art Education, Museum Studies and Art History are involved; the faculty member is therefore expected to display leadership skills and demonstrate a record of fundraising or development skills including grant writing and/or individual solicitation for sponsored research projects. Academic responsibilities include teaching a range of undergraduate and graduate courses in digital media and in the Art History program. Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: August 21, 2008. Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, creative, scholarly or research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by January 23, 2008 to: Chair, Digital Media Search Committee, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0089. Please include Job Opening ID School of Art and Design (JOID) on all correspondence. Representative examples of your creative and scholarly work can be submitted on-line or CD/DVD. More about San José State University and CADRE: http://cadre.sjsu.edu/

ROB HARLE'S LATEST ARTWORK Rob is an established sculptor and artist and active reviewer for Leonardo. He not long ago added a new section to his web site RECENT WORK. This displays his most up to date digital artwork with prices and purchasing details. Rob’s work is only available directly from him or through one gallery that shows his work - Nimbin Artist’s Gallery, Nimbin Australia. Each work is an original, one-off giclée framed print and as with his academic research is concerned with the technoMetamorphosis of humanity, and more lately with the relationship of consciousness to an “all-integrating field of matter”. Please visit his site at http://www.robharle.com

AHRC FINE ART DOCTORAL RESEARCH TRAINING PROGRAMME 2005-7 Wimbledon College of Art and Kingston University, London: Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou, Co-editor. Initiator of Revealing Practice research conference. Publication available through http://www.intute.ac.uk/artsandhumanities/cgi-bin/fullrecord.pl?handle=20070705-095538 & http://fadoctraining.wimbledon.ac.uk. Dr Eugenia Fratzeskou has been the initiator of Revealing Practice research conference, which has formed part of a series of research events on the latest developments in practice-based doctoral research in Fine Art. Dr Fratzeskou has been also the co-editor of the Programme publication. The publication presents the range of emerging fields of research, research methodologies, postdoctoral careers and research provision. Contributors have included invited experts, research staff and students from leading UK institutions.

NEW BAUHAUS BOOK available now: Marguerite Wildenhain and the Bauhaus: An Eyewitness Anthology. Edited by Dean and Geraldine Schwarz. Designed by Roy R. Behrens. Decorah, Iowa: South Bear Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-9761381-2-9 (clothbound). LC Number 2006902559. 11 x 8.5 in. 776 pages. 627 illustrations (black and white, and full-color). This is a copious archive of hundreds of Bauhaus-related images, both historic and contemporary, interwoven with essays, memoirs, diaries, letters, interviews and other candid written texts (often first-person, eyewitness accounts), many of which are published here for the first time. For details, page spreads and ordering info, go to http://www.southbearpress.org.

TWO NEW BOOKS BY ISTVAN HARGITTAI: The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century (Oxford University Press, 2006); The DNA Doctor: Candid Conversations with James D. Watson (World Scientific, 2007). Both books are for a diverse, general readership. Both contain, among others, interesting material about symmetry. Eugene Wigner, one of the Martians, worked out the fundamental relationships: Symmetry-Laws of nature-Physical phenomena. As for the other book, twofold symmetry is crucial for the biological function of DNA. Both books illustrate how profoundly society and our lives are dependent on the achievements of science.

EXEMPLARS OF THE NEW TROBAR CLUS, adventures in diminished reference, lost classics of modernism, écriture actuelle, hard-core composition, ephemeral memos filed by the Research Division of the Bureau of Resistance, and a series of sacrifices in which the victims are words. All at Eclipse Archive: http://english.utah.edu/eclipse/

POWERED BY IMAGINATION: nano-images, their history, popular appeal and ethical implications: Images play a major role in the popularisation of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Their role and function has fascinated Brigitte Nerlich since 2003 when she began to study their cultural history (see article “From Nautilus to Nanobo(a)ts: The Visual Construction of Nanoscience” http://www.azonano.com/details.asp?ArticleID=1466). Since then she has investigated the representation of nanobots in much more detail and would be happy to share this work with others interested in nano-imagery and their relation to public understanding of science on the one hand and nano-ethics on the other. For more information, please write to: brigitte.nerlich@nottingham.ac.uk

DIGITAL HUMANITIES CHAIR POSITION, DARTMOUTH COLLEGE: Dartmouth College invites applications for a newly endowed chair in the Digital Humanities. The successful candidate should be committed to interdisciplinary collaboration, technological innovation, and creating curricular links within the Humanities and across divisions. The position offers the opportunity to define a new area of research and teaching, and to build on Dartmouth’s existing strengths in the Humanities and Computing. The field of research and teaching is open; we seek candidates with practical and/or theoretical expertise in one or several of the following fields in the Arts and Humanities: visual arts, visual culture, new media, screen studies, performance arts, music and sound, film, TV/Video, literature, and human-computer interaction. Expertise in computer hardware and/or software will be welcome but is not essential. The role of the Chair in Digital Humanities is intended to be broad in scope, potentially incorporating current or future initiatives in cyber-culture and the creation, performance, and critical study of digital arts, including a consideration of the socio-political and theoretical implications of new artistic technologies. The endowment for this Chair provides additional funds for projects involving research, teaching, and program building in the Digital Humanities. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications after October 1, 2007. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted in digital form. Please send letter of application, CV, and the names of three references to: digital.search@dartmouth.edu. Please contact Mark Williams, Chair of the Search Committee with any questions Mark Williams (Mark.J.Williams@Dartmouth.edu).

COLORLIGHT MUSIC AND SYNESTHESIA: The history of colorlight music and its connection with synesthesia is described in detail in a recent publication by Jörg Jewanski and Natalia Sidler: "Farbe - Licht - Musik. Synästhesie und Farblichtmusik". The book is the result of a combined scientific-artistic project, which took place at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Zuerich, Switzerland. The center of this study is the colorlight music by Alexander László from 1925, to which many hitherto unpublished documents are added. The book is written in German, has 528 pages with c.200 images, mostly colored, and is available by http://www.peterlang.com.

QUIRKY SIDES OF SCIENTISTS: TRUE TALES OF INGENUITY AND ERROR FROM PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY, by David R. Topper, is a dozen essays on famous scientists revealing the often irrational way they arrive at their theories. There are stories of Einstein's stubbornness leading him to reject a correct interpretation of an experiment, and Newton missing the important deduction from one of his most celebrated discoveries. Copernicus and Galileo are found suppressing information. A theme running throughout the book is the notion that what is obvious today was not so in the past. (Springer; 2007); ISBN-13: 978-0-387-71018-1.

ABSTRACT SPACE: BENEATH THE MEDIA SURFACE is a visually stunning and conceptually rich book, which investigates the cultural connections between new media and architectural imaging. Therese Tierney explores notions of what the architectural image means today through a range of material, from theoretical texts to experimental design projects. Within a design framework based on innovation, Abstract Space engages discourses from architecture, visual and cultural studies, to computer science and communications technology. Also tracing a provisional history of the topic, the book lends a provocative and multivalent understanding to the complex relations affecting the architectural image today. Published by Routledge: http://www.routledge.com

RESEARCH COORDINATOR POSITION, Arts Media and Engineering (AME) Program, Arizona State University. AME is a nationally leading program in transdisciplinary research and education for experiential media. The program has established a diverse graduate interdisciplinary curriculum which includes AME concentrations in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics, Dance, Music, Theater and Film, Visual Arts, Design, Psychology, Bioengineering, Education, as well as a PhD in Media Arts and Sciences awarded through AME. Ten AME faculty and 30 affiliated faculty from the participating departments work collaboratively with over 50 graduate students supported by research assistantships for the creation of innovative media systems and applications. AME has state of the art media facilities. The appointee will: coordinate the promotion and presentation of AME research activities; coordinate the production of AME promotional material; coordinate an annual program of visiting speakers and researchers; coordinate scheduling of Department events and large AME research activities; participate actively in tours and demos of the program (including leading tours and visits when appropriate); give summary presentations of AME research when needed; coordinate the production of AME promotional materials; coordinate work on mailing lists and electronic announcements; assist in grant preparation and reporting; other program coordination duties as needed. This is a 12 month position renewable annually, contingent upon performance, for an initial term of 3 years. Close Date: June 6, 2007. Application Instructions: Please reference Job ID # 11107 at: http://www.asu.edu/asujobs/ for application instructions and to submit an application for the position. For more information regarding this position, please write to: ameresearchcoord@asu.edu

THE DESIGN | MEDIA ARTS SUMMER INSTITUTE PROGRAM 2007 is designed for high school students who are interested in exploring their creative potential by learning techniques using the most current software and working with trained and experienced instructors and professionals in the field. Students not only develop pieces that can be submitted for applications to college but also earn *one unit of college credit* for attending class. At the end of class students will have the ability to create their own online portfolio to show friends and family, as well as to use in high school and college arts admission applications. During the time students are enrolled in the D|MA Summer Institute, students will be in the newly renovated Broad Art Center building and have access to UCLA facilities, just like current undergraduate students. Students can also stay in the UCLA residence halls to fully experience campus life. Although workshops are designed to last a week, it is recommended that students enroll in all three weeks to gain as many skills as possible and incorporate work from other modules. All workshops meet every day with hands on instruction in the lab for two sessions per day, totaling in 32.5 hours of instruction. Class size is limited to 20 students. Each class has two highly skilled instructors from the Department of Design | Media Arts teaching college level skills. The UCLA Design | Media Arts Summer Institute 2007 begins June 24th! If you have other questions, please contact Carolyn Ramirez-La Faso at cramirez@arts.ucla.edu or call 310-267-4907. For more information, visit: http://www.dma.ucla.edu/summerinstitute/

THE 2nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON THE ARTS IN SOCIETY will take place August 22 - 24, 2007 in conjunction with the Documenta 12 at the University of Kassel, Germany. The next Call for Presentation Abstracts (for papers, performances, workshops, colloquia) is being accepted through June 30, 2007 via the online submission process at www.arts-conference.com. For further information, contact tressa@commongroundconferences.com

LEONARDO HONORARY EDITOR HERBERT FRANKE CELEBRATES 80th BIRTHDAY: Herbert W. Franke, expert in media theory, pioneer of computer art, and co-founder of the ars electronica festival, will celebrate his 80th birthday in May 2007. On this occasion, a cycle of several events, themed art meets science and dedicated to Herbert W. Franke?s life?s work, will take place at various locations in Germany and Austria from May through July 2007 including talks between Franke and physicists, computer scientists, Artificial Intelligence experts, psychologists and philosophers on topics such as the future of man, the origin of art, artificial intelligence, reality and cyberspace. The events will also feature Mr. Franke reading and interpreting some of his utopian short stories with plots in line with the mentioned issues. An exhibition of Franke's pioneering work in computer art will be on display in an exhibition at Kunsthalle Bremen in June 2007. For more information on Herbert W. Franke visit www.zi-biologie.uni-muenchen.de/~franke. More information about events and venues related to his 80th birthday celebration can be found at: www.art-meets-science.info.

COMMUNICATING VESSELS: NEW TECHNOLOGY AND CONTEMPORARY ART: 10 years of action of The Daniel Langlois Foundation. Presented by the Daniel Langlois Foundation at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 20 September--9 December 2007. Featuring works by Philip Beesley, Jim Campbell, Marie Chouinard, Luc Courchesne, Jessica Field, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eduardo Kac, Rafaël Lozano-Hemmer, Catherine Richards and David Rokeby. www.fondation-langlois.org/expofdl/; www.mbam.qc.ca/en/index.html. Made possible with the help of: Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the arts

REWIND | Artists' Video in the 1970s & 1980s - a major research project to collect and preserve the most important British videoart of the 1970s and 1980s. This period saw an explosion of creativity in videoart as artists gained access to video equipment and the UK was a pioneering centre of vibrant, though disparate, independent film and video activity. Sadly much the work was not properly preserved or archived, and as a result, little of it has been exhibited or seen in any context over the intervening decades. Rewind now makes this canon available again with online interviews with the major players. Visit rewind.ac.uk

METALANDSCAPES: Revisiting Landscape from the Perspective of Digital Art. Group exhibition presenting the work of Adam Chapman, Mauro Ceolin, Joan Fontcuberta, Thorsten Knaub, Lalalab, Scott Snibbe and Carlo Zanni. Beyond the mere representation of the environment, the 3landscapes after landscape2 here exhibited create an abstraction that is both a landscape as well as an analysis and a critique of the concept itself. Curated by Pau Waelder (pau@pauwaelder.com). From October 5th 2007 to January 6th 2008 at the Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation - Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

LISTEN TO YOUR DATA: http://musicalgorithms.ewu.edu/. For questions or commissions contact composer Jonathan Middleton (jmiddleton@ewu.edu). Recent examples of his work are featured on commercial recordings "Dreaming Among Thermal Pools and Concentric Spirals" on Soak: The Marriage of Cello and Bassoon, sold through CD Baby (www.cdbaby.com); and "Redwoods Symphony," mvt. I recorded with the Kiev Philharmonic on ERM Media's Masterworks of the New Era, vol. 11 (to be released).

FACULTY IN 2D ANIMATION, Department of Film, Video, and New Media The Department of Film, Video, and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks an innovative animation artist for a one-year full-time visiting artist position. The ideal candidate is able to teach traditional and digital 2D animation as an art form, both technically and aesthetically. The one-year position begins August 2007 and could be extended, pending a performance review. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in animation, both narrative and experimental. Candidate is responsible for teaching three animation classes per semester that may include studio classes, graduate advising, and/or an animation history course. Studio class size is ideal, with between 10 and 15 students per course. Candidates should have a body of creative work in animation: drawn, cutout, or traditional/digital puppet. Applicants should have teaching experience, and be comfortable teaching drawing; idea development; digital compositing; sound and image. Must be able to teach traditional film techniques; traditional cut-outs, puppets; drawing discs; and interfacing digital media tools and applications such as scanners; PhotoShop; Flash; After Effects; ToonBoom; Final Cut Pro, and ProTools. Terminal degree preferred but not required. Application review begins February 15, 2007 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be directed to Shanna Linn, Associate Director in the Office of Deans and Division Chairs, at slinn@saic.edu, or 312.899.7472. Consult www.saic.edu for information on the School and its programs, or www.saic.edu/about/jobs/faculty for specific application procedures.

FACULTY IN 3D COMPUTER ANIMATION Applications are invited for the one-year visiting position of Assistant Professor in 3D Computer Animation in the Department of Art and Technology Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. We seek to find an innovative artist and animator committed to being part of a creative and engaging community of artists, faculty and students. The one-year position begins August 2007 and contract could be extended, pending a performance review. Position requires teaching both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing studies in animation, both narrative and experimental. Duties also include the development of new animation curriculum and committee work pertaining to revision and expansion of animation curriculum. Applicants must hold a graduate degree in an art or design field, or in a related technical field, if evidence of artistic activity is provided. University-level teaching experience and a strong record of creative activities is desired. Experimental approaches to the 3D animation medium are welcomed. Advanced training and substantial professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: animation, three-dimensional modeling, rigging, surfacing, visual effects, digital lighting, motion capture, and/or digital storytelling. Questions regarding open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be directed to Shanna Linn, Associate Director in the Office of Deans and Division Chairs, at slinn@saic.edu, or 312.899.7472. Consult www.saic.edu for information on the School and its programs, or www.saic.edu/about/jobs/faculty for specific application procedures.

DESIGN COMIC BOOK: The Pangolin's Guide to Biomimetics & Digital Architecture by Dennis Dollens, SITES Books. 24 pages, ISBN: 0-930829-62-x. This manga-inspired comic book tours new ideas about the environment, design, software growth, and architecture in Dollens' Santa Fe and Barcelona work. The Pangolin functions as tour-guide and mascot frequently interjecting comments making the brief format dense with illustrated ideas, yet comprehensible as an introduction to biomimetics and the experimental process. The comic illustrates how biomimetics--the search for form and systems in nature--can be used to integrate natural processes with digital design to visualize works extrapolated from nature. www.tumbletruss.com

Handmade Electronic Music: The Art of Hardware Hacking by Nicolas Collins provides a long-needed, practical, and engaging introduction for students of electronic music, installation and sound-art to the craft of making---as well as creatively cannibalizing---electronic circuits for artistic purposes. Designed for practitioners and students of electronic art, it provides a guided tour through the world of electronics, encouraging artists to get to know the inner workings of basic electronic devices so they can creatively use them for their own ends. Handmade Electronic Music introduces the basics of practical circuitry while along the way instructing the student in basic electronic principles from the practical point of view of an artist. It teaches a style of intuitive and sensual experimentation that has been lost in this day of prefabricated electronic musical instruments whose inner workings are not open to experimentation. It encourages artists to transcend their fear of electronic technology to launch themselves into the pleasure of working creatively with all kinds of analog circuitry. Publisher: Routledge, 2006. ISBN: 0-415-97592-1.

"JE N'AI PAS LE TEMPS" (NO TIME LEFT) 20 years old mathematical genius Evariste Galois laid the basis of group theory in a letter written the night before being killed in a duel (hence his words: "je n'ai pas le temps") in which he had been trapped for his republican convictions during Louis-Philippe's reign. A work based on this letter includes music for soprano, violin, cello and piano by Marcel Fremiot and five 6 meters-high hanging paintings by Jacques Mandelbrojt. Due to be premiered December 7 at Cite du Livre in Aix-en-Provence, this work can be replayed on request. jmandelbrojt@wanadoo.fr

CALL FOR PAPERS: CONSCIOUSNESS REFRAMED - ART & CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE POST-BIOLOGICAL ERA Consciousness Reframed: art & consciousness in the post-biological era (21-23 July 2006) is an international research conference that was first convened in 1997, and is now in its 8th incarnation. It is a forum for transdisciplinary inquiry into art, technology and consciousness, drawing upon the expertise and insights of artists, architects, performers, musicians, writers, scientists, and scholars, usually from at least 20 countries. Papers are invited which will explore the theme of Immateriality. The conference will include researchers associated with the Planetary Collegium, on the campus of University of Plymouth, UK. Abstracts (500 word maximum) are due 20 April 2006. They should be submitted as an attached document in Microsoft Word by e-mail to: consciousness@planetary-collegium.net. Include in your submission the title of the proposed paper, full name(s) of author(s), institutional affiliation(s), and your mailing address, including email/mobile/phone and URL as applicable. (If Panels are proposed, give details of each panellist) Five key words are also required. Your Abstract must be accompanied by a declaration of intention to attend the conference. Acceptance. Abstracts will be acknowledged on receipt, and authors will be notified of acceptance by 28 April 2006. Papers should be submitted by 20 June 2006. Papers Committee: Roy Ascott (chair), Antonio Caronia, Kenneth Fields, Lucia Leão, Eduardo Miranda, Michael Punt, Jill Scott, Victoria Vesna. Conference Registration Registration form is now available at http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/files/nabc/docs/421/Registration%20Form.pdf

COMPUTER ART PORTFOLIO, FRIEDER NAKE. Contained in a hard cover black case, four high quality digital prints come with a transparent text sheet. The portfolio's title "die präzisen vergnügen" is a reminder of Max Bense. Three prints celebrate Nake's computer art from 1965, the fourth is from 1968 (Nake's famous "Hommage à Paul Klee" among them). Each of the four images inspired an interactive installation jointly designed by Nake and collaborators. The works were exhibited at Kunsthalle Bremen (2004) and ZKM Karlsruhe (2005). The interactive installations are visually quoted on the digital prints, bridging earliest computer art with recent trends. Edition of 40 numbered and signed copies. Inquiries: nake@informatik.uni-bremen.de

EDUARDO KAC: TELEPRESENCE AND BIO ART The texts collected in Telepresence & Bio Art were written and published by Eduardo Kac between 1991 and 2002. In this period the artist further developed his innovative telepresence art, expanding it into uncharted areas such interspecies communication and microchip implants, and explored unprecedented possibilities with his bio art, notably with an ongoing suite of transgenic works. One of his best known works is "GFP Bunny", which addresses the multiple implications of creating a new animal and integrating it into society. Telepresence & Bio Art is a testament to Kac's uniqueness as an artist-theorist. Published by the University of Michigan Press, 2005. ISBN: 0472068105

FROMM PLAYERS AT HARVARD: /* e l e c t r o n I c s.*/ FREE CONCERTS Friday, Saturday, Sunday March 10-12 at 8:00 pm in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall. Curated by composer Hans Tutschku, the weekend will feature three different concerts of cutting edge work. Friday night: Pierre Boulez, Milton Babbitt, Earle Brown, Örjan Sandred, Luigi Nono, Jacopo Baboni, and Alvin Lucier, who will give a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm. Saturday night: Ensemble für Intuitive Musik Weimar (Germany), performing pieces by Cage and Stockhausen. On Sunday, the four finalists of the 2006 live electronic competition will perform premieres of their work, joined by Boston's finest new music performers. This competition--the first of its kind at Harvard--aims to encourage the creation of new instrumental pieces with live-electronics. A final prize winner will be announced after Sunday's concert. John Knowles Paine Hall is located on the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, MA, directly behind the Science Center, and is wheelchair accessible. The Hall is a short walk from the Harvard Square red line stop. Free parking for this event is available after 7pm at the Everett Street Garage.

THE INTERFACE CULTURE MASTER STUDY PROGRAM at the Linz University of Art and Design in Austria was founded in 2004 by Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau. The program teaches students of human-machine interaction to develop innovative interfaces that harness new interface technologies at the confluence of art, research, application and design, and to investigate the cultural and social possibilities of implementing them. The two-year master's degree study concentrates on project-oriented and theory-based training combining the development of projects and prototypes with scholarly publication. Subjects include: interactive art, interaction design, game design, tangible interfaces, auditory interfaces, fashionable technologies, wearable devices, intelligent ambiences, sensor technologies, telecommunication and new experimental forms in interactive art, software art, robotic art, sound art, games and story telling, mobile art as well as genetic art, bio art, and nano art. Interested applicants for the study year 2006 should contact: ic@ufg.ac.at or http://www.interface.ufg.ac.at

MEDIA POETRY : POETIC INNOVATION AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES, Edited by Eduardo Kac. This is the first international anthology to document a radically new poetry. First released in 1996 as a special issue of the journal Visible Language, this classic anthology has been updated and expanded. The work of the poets discussed in this book embraces new technologies to explore new syntaxes made of linear and non-linear animation, hyperlinkage, interactivity, real-time text generation, spatiotemporal discontinuities, self-similarity, synthetic spaces, immateriality, diagrammatic relations, visual tempo, multiple simultaneities, and many other innovative procedures. Published by Intellect, Bristol, UK. ISBN 1841500305. Order from Amazon.com.

CALL FOR PROPOSALS for upcoming trans-disciplinary conference “CAMOUFLAGE: Art, Science, and Popular Culture,” to be held at University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls) April 22, 2006. Proposals are invited for 30-minute slide talks, panel discussions, demonstrations, or other events on any and all dimensions of camouflage. There will be a $20 registration fee for conference participants, with the exception of all students, UNI faculty, and all session presenters, who will be admitted free. Please e-mail all proposals (include title and brief paragraph description) to conference organizer Prof Roy R. Behrens at ballast@netins.net, with “Camouflage Conference” in the subject line. Deadline for submissions is January 10, 2006.

WILFRED NIELS ARNOLD, Professsor at the University of Kansas Medical Center has published an interactive website on the illnesss of Vincent van Gogh. http://www.med.wayne.edu/elab/vangogh/MainIndex.htm He also recounts his first experience with a van Gogh reproduction at another site. http://www.med.wayne.edu/elab/vangogh/arnold.htm

ARNHEIM, GESTALT AND ART: A Psychological Theory by Ian Verstegen Arnheim, Gestalt and Art is the first book-length discussion of the powerful thinking of the psychologist of art, Rudolf Arnheim. Not content to simply summarize Arnheim's theory, however, Arnheim, Art, and Gestalt goes on to enrich (and occasionally question) Arnheim's findings with the contemporary results of gestalt-theoretical research from around the world, but especially in Italy and Germany. The result is a workable overview of the psychology of art with bridges built to contemporary research, making Arnheim's approach living and sustainable. 35 euros, paperback: 188 p. 18 illus., Softcover ISBN: 3-211-28864-3

ARTBRIDGE: A MATRIX OF INSPIRATION artBridge is a matrix of information to bridge the science and techniques of Holography to the art and new media. artBridge has been initiated in 1989, by Dietmar Öhlmann, artist and holograph with a group of artists in Liverpool. The goal was to communicate, produce and exhibit art using new technologies bridging all kinds of parties. In 2000, www.artBridge.info the quarterly online magazine has been launched to exchange experiences about new media of light, optics and natural phenomena like holography and its impact in socio-cultural mutations. The concept of artBridge is based on the "Multidimensional Holographic Thinking" where everything is connected to each other in continuous changing situations, calling for major transformations in our structure of perception and acquisition. When we know that seventy percent of the information we store is transmitted by light stimuli, then holographic and light imaging have a big responsibility in new visualisation. Contact: artBridge editor: Odile Meulien-Ohlmann, a sociologist, co-founder of the Art, Science and TechnologyInstitute ASTI and former Curator of the Museum of Holography in Washington, DC, USA. om@artbridge.info or artBridge creative technique manager: Dietmar Ohlmann, MA RCA, an artist and holograph. do@artbridge.info

DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY SALON AT SFAI. On Friday November 4 at 7 PM, The San Francisco Art Institute's Center for Media Culture and the Design + Technology department are hosting the first salon in a continuing series focusing on the intersection of art, design and technology as articulated by today's practitioners. This series will investigate contemporary converging media cultures and how they are expanding cultural engagement with design. Participants, including noted Art Institute faculty as well as members of the wider community, will shape this debate. The first salon will feature short presentations by three SFAI faculty: Amy Franceschini talking about sustainability, Ian McDonald presenting object identity, and Scott Snibbe discussing reactive systems. The presentations will serve as a point of departure for further conversations with presenters and among all of the evening's participants. This event is open to the public. A reception follows the presentations. http://www.sfai.edu


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DIRECTOR SCHOOL OF FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA, University of Central Florida The School of Film and Digital Media at the University of Central Florida seeks a visionary Director to lead its growth into an internationally prominent center for creative innovation and scholarship in film and digital media. The Ph.D., M.F.A. or comparable industry experience is required. The successful candidate must have a record of either scholarship or professional creative activity consistent with the standards for appointment as a tenured associate or full professor. A significant record of accomplishment as a successful cinema or media professional, or in a related academic field, is required. The Director must have demonstrated leadership skills, a clear understanding of the potential of the field and the ability to work effectively with the important constituencies of the university, community and industry. Applicants for the position should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a complete vita and 3) the names and contact information for three references. Applications should be sent to Dr. Mary Alice Shaver, Chair, Director Search, School of Film and Digital Media, P.O. Box 163120, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816-3120. Review of applications will begin on October 4 and continue until the position is filled. UCF is a culturally diverse university and an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Search documents may be viewed by the public upon request, in accordance with Florida statute.

CHAIRPERSON, DEPARTMENT OF ART, MUSIC & TECHNOLOGY Applications and nominations are requested for the position of Chairperson in the Department of Art, Music, & Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology. The department has two newly developed programs: Art & Technology and Music & Technology. The Chair will be responsible for working with the Directors of the Music and Art Programs in matters of curriculum development, policy, and fundraising. The applicant must have a substantial international or national presence in the art or music community beyond the Institute. The position will start as soon as the candidate is available. Deadline to apply is December 15, 2005, but applicants will be considered sooner. For further information about the department, see http://www.hum.stevens.edu/ArtMusicTechnology/. Nominations and letters of application should be sent to Dean Erich Kunhardt, Imperatore School of Sciences and Art, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030.

NEW MEDIA/INTERMEDIA POSITION, PURDUE UNIVERSITY. Entry level Assistant Professor. Tenure track. Begins August 14, 2006. Applicant must be practicing New Media/Intermedia artist with strong theoretical basis. M.F.A. or equivalent professional experience required. Professional experience and university teaching preferred. Teach cross-disciplinary courses and develop curriculum in New Media/Inter-media across four divisions (Art & Design, Dance, Music, and Theatre) of Patti and Rusty Rueff Department of Visual and Performing Arts http://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/vpa/ and Envision Center http://www.envision.purdue.edu. Continue professional work in creative endeavors and/or research beyond Purdue University and participate in usual departmental activities. Send letter of introduction, resume of professional and academic experience, digital portfolio of representative work, copies of reviews of art works, statement of teaching interests and previous teaching experience, three names and contact information of current references, and SASE for the return of visual materials to Star Brown, Pao Hall, 552 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2002. Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. (preferential): 1/31/06 or until filled.

SymbioticA: THE ART AND SCIENCE COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH LABORATORY, will offer as of 2006 a postgraduate degree in Biological Arts MSC (BiolArts) and Grad Dip (BiolArts) designed for art practitioners, scientists, and Humanities scholars who wish to engage with creative bioresearch. The course will focus on the Life Sciences, both in theory and practice. Emphasis is placed on developing critical thought, exploring ethical and cultural issues and experimenting with cross-disciplinary art and science projects. SymbioticA is based in the School of Anatomy and Human Biology at the University of Western Australia. For more information contact Ionat Zurr: ionat@symbiotica.uwa.edu.au

NEW MASTERS DEGREE (MA): 1 YEAR FULL-TIME OR 2 YEARS PART-TIME. This challenging new programme offers a unique opportunity to explore the ways in which different types of attention to music, phonography, broadcasting, the voice, telephony and noise have radically changed our understandings of visual and spatial cultures.The programme is set within the broader context of Visual Culture, and provides preparation for higher research in this area. This inspiring new degree course is led by Kodwo Eshun, cultural critic and author of the acclaimed More Brilliant Than The Sun : Adventures in Sonic Fiction. Teaching involves seminars, lectures, debates, workshops and group projects. Guest lecturers for 2005-6 include Kaffe Matthews, Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, Christian Marclay and Jem Finer. The Department of Visual Cultures also offers: Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Art History, MA in Contemporary Art Theory, MRes in History of Art, and MPhil and PhD. CONTACT: emailadmissions@gold.ac.uk, emailk.eshun@gold.ac.uk. Admissions Office: Goldsmiths College, University Of London, New Cross, London, SE14 6NW. Tel 020 7919 7060. Web: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk

NEW ONLINE REVIEW: PLASTIR (TRANSDISCIPLINARY REVIEW OF HUMAN PLASTICITY Plasticities Sciences Arts (PSA) is pleased to announce the launching of a new on line review named PLASTIR (Transdisciplinary Review of Human Plasticity). It will cover the field of art-science, transdisciplinarity and epistemology, but remains open to any other discipline provided that it integrates a plastic approach of the events. It will be regularly fed by new papers from our members or guests, but also by contributions submitted to the PSA reading committee. The first publications are from now accessible on our web site: http://plasticites-sciences-arts.org

INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL--DIGITAL PRINTS--NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE Deadline 1 August. Juried Exhibition - DIGITAL '05: "E X Q U I S I T E" is the 7th Annual International Digital Print Competition & Exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations; Oct. 1, 2005 - Jan. 15, 2006 at The New York Hall of Science, NYC. Digital'05 invites an examination of the nature of "exquisite" in all of its ramifications. This year's juror is Lynn Gamwell, Director of the Binghamton University Art Museum, Binghamton, New York, and Curator of the Gallery of Art and Science at the New York Academy of Sciences, New York City. $5/per image submission. See Prospectus for full details & Online Entry Form: http://www.asci.org/artikel685.html

NEW ADDRESS FOR LEONARDO REVIEWS Starting 1 May 2005, Leonardo Reviews will have its own office in the United Kingdom at the University of Plymouth under the direction of Editor-in-Chief Michael Punt. Leonardo is especially grateful to the University of Plymouth's Faculty of Technology and the School of Computing Communications and Electronics for their considerable financial sponsorship and support of the work involved in hosting LR for Leonardo/ISAST. The new address for Leonardo Reviews is: Michael Punt Editor-in-Chief, Leonardo Reviews, University of Plymouth School of Computing Communications and Electronics, Portland Square, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8A A, UK, E-mail: ldr@leonardo.org

INNOVATION AND VISUALIZATION BY AMY IONE is the first in-detail account that relates the development of visual images to innovations in art, communication, scientific research and technological advance. Integrated case studies allow Ione to put aside C.P. Snow®s "two culture" framework in favor of cross-disciplinary examples that refute the science/humanities dichotomy. The themes, which range from cognitive science to illuminated manuscripts and media studies, will appeal to generalists as well as specialists (artists, art historians, cognitive scientists, etc.) interested in comparing our image-saturated culture with the environments of earlier eras. More information: http://www.rodopi.nl/functions/search.asp?BookId=CLA+1

"SMART METAL" SCULPTURES BY ETIENNE KRÄHENBÜHL AT SWISSNEX The first North American exhibit by Etienne Krähenbühl "The shape of memory" will show at swissnex, March 23rd to April 22nd. The extraordinary "smart metal" sculptures instill a sense of wonder as they challenge our perceptions of memory, time and weightlessness. Krähenbühl collaborates closely with Rolf Gotthardt, a physicist at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne [http://www.epfl.ch]. The two Swiss personalities will be present for an opening reception March 23, 6:00 pm at swissnex. The exhibit also presents a sound and video installation by Swiss-American composer Emile Ellberger, illustrating further the idea of memory and time in the sculptures. See [www.swissnex.org] for more information.

RARELY SEEN THOMAS WILFRED LUMIA COMPOSITIONS. Three of the rarely-seen Lumia compositions by Thomas Wilfred [a Leonardo Pioneer] are on view as part of the "Visual Music" exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, until Sept. 11, 2005 [http://www.hirshhorn.org].   Included is one of his masterpieces, the very large work commissioned by the Clairol Corporation, "Study in Depth," Opus 152, 1959.  Further information, including "animations" of two of the works in the exhibit, may be seen at [http://www.lumia-wilfred.org]. Also, until Sept. 25, 2005, at the Tate/Liverpool "Summer of Love" exhibit is "Lucatta," Opus 162, 1968, Wilfred's last composition. The "Summer of Love" exhibit travels to the Frankfurt Schirnhalle in early Nov. 2005 and to the Vienna Kunsthalle in the spring of 2006. The Center for Art and Media Technology (ZKM), in Karlsruhe, Germany, is scheduled to have Wilfred's "Multidimensional," Opus 79, 1932, and "Untitled," Opus 161, 1965/66, in an exhibit opening Nov. 18, 2005.

BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RUSSIAN PUBLICATIONS ON SYNESTHESIA. The research institute Prometheus has collected a unique bibliography of nearly all Russian publications concerning synesthesia, "color hearing" and art experiments relevant to it (light-music, abstract films with music, multimedia compositions and so on). The list of publications covers the last 100-125 years and consists of nearly 3000 titles (newspaper articles are not included--only books, journal articles and conference theses). The research works on synesthesia that have been carried out in Russia (and former USSR) are little known in the West. That is why our institute is planning to issue an English version of the bibliography, supplying each item with an abstract showing its content. To realize this project (with a subsequent publication of the results in printed and/or Internet versions) we need financial support. We will be very grateful for any offers of grant donations from organizations interested in this project. Email: galeyev@prometey.kcn.ru

HIGH DEFINITION STORYTELLING ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY. The San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) and Rearden Studios are seeking submissions from qualified applicants for the High Definition Storytelling Artist-in-Residency at the SFAI Ars Nova XXI High Definition Research Lab. The chosen artist will create an 8-10 minute time-based narrative, documentary or experimental form to be screened at SFAI in October 2005. In addition, the artist in residence will teach a 2-week seminar at SFAI and a 4-day Masters Workshop at BAVC. Deadline for receipt of entries: January 15, 2005. The Artist-in-Residence program will provide an extended creative experience for one mid/late career artist per year. As a resident, s/he will receive extensive access to the equipment and services needed to complete a new media piece. The resident artist will also teach less experienced and aspiring media artists. More information: http://www.sfai.edu/news/news.aspx?id=1090&source=home&returnURL=%2f

HUNTER COLLEGE'S MFA PROGRAM IN INTEGRATED MEDIA ARTS. Hunter's MFA in Integrated Media Arts offers a 48-credit course of study, combining analytical seminars, interdisciplinary research, and creative workshops in writing, visual communication, and media distribution and exhibition. The program is highly selective, enrolling only 15-20 students each year. The goal of the program is to educate socially aware artists, documentary story tellers and 21st-century pamphleteers, people who will assume creative leadership positions as independent producers or in the media industry, specialists in informed, nonfiction media making, who are conversant with the new digital media environment. Building on a foundation of research and analysis, students produce knowledge-based projects using a wide range of creative tools including animation, digital imaging, non-linear editing techniques, online journalism, virtual environments, interactive web design and programming, information visualization and computer games. For more information, please contact: Prof. Stuart Ewen, Program Director, integrated.media.arts@hunter.cuny.edu Also visit our website at http://filmmedia.hunter.cuny.edu

THE CENTER FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF MULTI-DIMENSIONAL INFORMATION (CROMDI) is an interdisciplinary group at the University of Utah, whose research focuses in developing new data representation architectures to facilitate rapid and accurate analysis of complex databases in real time. Application areas range from industrial processes and networking monitoring, to business activities, security, medicine, and art performances. CROMDI’s visualization methodology maps data variables into 3D objects, spaces and attributes, which enables significantly faster, more accurate and less cognitive demanding recognition of events than with traditional representations. CROMDI faculty and researchers come from a wide variety of fields such as architecture, art, business, computer science, medicine, music, planning, psychology and others. For more information, visit the web site: http://www.cromdi.utah.edu/

THE MEMNON COMPETITION: Call for Participation. A competition is being organized to design solar thermal musical instruments. Precedents include the ancient statue of Memnon that once emitted sound when warmed by the morning sun. Supporting technologies include easy-to-build thermoacoustic "singing tubes" (for self-actuating solar organs) and various thermomechanical actuators. A competition event has been proposed for the 9-12 July annual conference of the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) in Denver. An ASES paper that introduces the concept can be requested from duffey@gwu.edu. A web site for the Memnon Competition with further information will be available shortly.

HYBRID IDENTITIES IN DIGITAL MEDIA: Call for papers. The forthcoming special issue of Convergence, guest-edited by Kerstin Mey and Yvonne Spielmann, intends to discuss concepts of identity under the condition of digital media, with a particular focus on the resultant examples of hybridity that either include or exclude the "other," the background culture, the cultural precedents or earlier traditions, the previous (re-mediated) and/or other media. We would like to focus on a discussion of the twofold meaning of the concept of hybridity and the further consequences of either homogeneity or heterogeneity in the hybrid. Copy deadline for refereed research articles: 1 April 2005. Send all proposals, inquiries and submissions for this special issue to: Yvonne Spielmann spielmann@medien-peb.uni-siegen.de or Kerstin Mey k.mey@ulster.ac.uk.

UNYAZI: the very first South African electro-acoustic music festival will take place at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg from August 30 to September 5, 2005. Besides many concerts with music by practitioners from, among other countries, Brazil, Canada, Europe, Mexico, South Africa, USA, the festival will include workshops as well as paper sessions on electro-acoustic music in the southern hemisphere. The event is organized by NewMusicSA, the South African section of the International Society for Contemporary Music. For more information contact Dimitri Voudouris dimitrivo@absamail.co.za, or Jürgen Bräuninger brauning@ukzn.ac.za, or Theo Herbst the@sun.ac.za.

LEONARDO/OLATS LAUNCHES LES BASIQUES: a project on art and multimedia, at: http://www.olats.org/livresetudes/basiques/basiques.php The project is in French only. Les Basiques answers the basic questions on a given topic within the field of art, science and technology. The first module deals with artworks on the Internet, cd-rom, or DVD. Les Basiques: Art and "multimedia" has been funded by the French Ministry of Culture/DDAT.

aRT+sCIENCE, AN OPERATIVE PLATFORM BETWEEN SCIENTISTS AND ARTISTS: aRT+sCIENCE is gathering artists and scientists sharing a common interdisciplinary approach. Operations started early 2004 with about 20 scientists and a dozen artists collaborating with a same goal: dissemination and vulgarisation. The main operative tools are a website supported by a Newsletter and an exhibition program packaged with an eye-catching approach. First exhibitions will be conducted during 2004 in Euskirchen (Germany) and Libramont (Belgium). aRT+sCIENCE is a non-for-profit organisation based in France operated by volunteers. URL references: http://www.artandscience.fr.st Working languages: English and French. Scientific contributions under preparation from Germany, France and China. Contact: José Polet aRT.and.sCIENCE@wanadoo.fr

ART OF THE COSMIC ERA by Bulat Galeyev was published in Russia in 2002 (600 p., 100 illus.). The book contains selected works by Bulat Galeyev - head of the Institute "Prometheus" (Kazan) - on various topics including the history and theory of light-music, abstract cinema, spatial music, light-architecture, video-art, computer art and his own experiments in all of these fields. A separate section refers to synesthesia. The book is supplied with the bibliography of the author's works (800 titles). The author offers his book for re-publication in English, as well as some other books (on synesthesia, light-music, A.Scriabin, L.Theremin). The book "Art of Cosmic Era" may be sent to any interested readers in exchange for their works galeyev@prometey.kcn.ru, or bulat.galeyev@mail.ru. If you want to know about it all in detail, see Prometheus Institute's site that we have updated recently.

POST-GRADUATE OPPORTUNITY IN INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS: The Faculty of Technology at the University of Plymouth, UK, offers a unique post-graduate programme addressing the increasing need for the development of innovative computing systems that demand different approaches to systems design and interaction: MSc in Interactive Intelligent Systems. Students are introduced to the latest developments in interface design and artificial intelligence, and they will acquire the necessary know-how to develop radically innovative systems that require sophisticated human-computer interaction. The course links theory with practice, with a high commitment to project work involving bio-signal interfaces, artificial life, pervasive computing, telematics, digital musical instruments and art installations, to cite but a few. Contact details: Ms Barbara Davies (technology@plymouth.ac.uk). For informal enquiries, contact Dr Eduardo Miranda (eduardo.miranda@plymouth.ac.uk). http://www.plymouth.ac.uk

NEW MEDIA DESIGNER POSTION: School of the Art Institute of Chicago New Media Designer. The Department of Visual Communication seeks a full-time faculty member with expertise in web- or video-based communication design and/or interactive media, to teach graphic design within an interdisciplinary context. Core Curricular topics include theories, strategies and methodologies of navigation, interpretation, content configuration and digital production. Related competencies might include typographic structure and expression; hybrid environments; planning and production of motion graphics for television and film; research and development of cultural and environmental issues; and /or contemporary visual cultural criticism. The successful candidate will play a lead role in the coordination and continued development of the new media track in Visual Communication. Teaching experience and a terminal degree in visual communication, design or other relevant area preferred. Applicants should have an active design and/or art practice. The position is full-time, tenure-track, rank and salary commensurate with experience and begins the fall of 2004. Application curriculum vitae, course syllabi, artist statement and teaching philosophy, and design work in the form of slides, CD-ROM, DVD, VHS, or Website. New Media Designer Search Committee/LEO The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Dean's Office 37 S Wabash Ave Chicago, IL 60603 Preferred Deadline April 1, 2004. Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled.

THE PLANETARY COLLEGIUM (CAiiA-STAR), www.planetary-collegium.net, is an international doctoral and post-doc research network based in the University of Plymouth, directed by Roy Ascott. Information and application forms are available from the research administrator Carol Watson C.Watson@plymouth.ac.uk.

JOHANNES VERMEER HOUSE NOW ONLINE. An Internet recreation of the historic Johannes Vermeer House is presented by Dutch art historian and webmaster Kees Kaldenbach. From an inventory document drawn up after Vermeer's death in 1675 architectural plans of the Vermeer House and model were made. The Amsterdam Rijksmuseum has provided bundance image material for this unique site. The grand opening ceremony of this large Internet site took place on 17 January 2003 in the Delft Church that now occupies the original site of the Vermeer House.Web: http://www.xs4all.nl/~kalden. E-mail: kalden@xs4all.nl.

NEW SYMMETRY BOOK. I. Hargittai (Budapest) and T. C. Laurent (Uppsala), editors, Symmetry 2000. The book was published by Portland Press, London, 2002. It is hardback (2 parts), 627 pages, GBP 110, ISBN 1-85578-149-2. This is a multidisciplinary book about the symmetry concept and its applications across the sciences, arts, and the humanities. It should be of interest to the most diverse readership, to scientists, artists, humanists, and educators. It can be obtained from Portland Customer Services, Commerce Way, Colchester, CO2 8HP, U.K. Fax +44-1206-799331, e-mail sales@portland-services.com. Please quote ZPPC 1264 when ordering.

aRT+sCIENCE, an operative platform between scientists and artists: aRT+sCIENCE is gathering artists and scientists sharing a common interdisciplinary approach. Operations started early 2004 with about 20 scientists and a dozen artists collaborating with a same goal: dissemination and vulgarisation. The main operative tools are a website supported by a Newsletter and an exhibition program packaged with an eye-catching approach. First exhibitions will be conducted during 2004 in Euskirchen (Germany) and Libramont (Belgium). aRT+sCIENCE is a not-for-profit organisation based in France, operated by volunteers. Web: http://www.artandscience.fr.st/ Working languages: English and French Scientific contributions under preparation from Germany, France and China Contact: José Polet aRT.and.sCIENCE@wanadoo.fr

THE NATURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS: A primer on the new science of mind, by Piero Scaruffi, provides a breathtaking and interdisciplinary overview of modern research on mind and consciousness. It offers a survey of the philosophical mind-body debate, of neurological models of the brain, of computational theories of cognition (Artificial Intelligence, Connectionism, Cybernetics), of post-Darwinian biology, of theories on memory, reasoning, learning, emotions, common sense, dreams, language, metaphor, and, last but not least, consciousness itself. Order from Amazon or visit the author's website:http://www.scaruffi.net

DEEP LISTENING PUBLICATIONS announces the release of their first DVD, "Recording Field, H" featuring the live-electronic performance ensemble "interface," (Curtis Bahn, Dan Trueman and Tomie Hahn) with Pauline Oliveros. This disk is an excellent example of their performance with extended instruments including Trueman's award-winning "Bowed Sensor/Speaker Array (BoSSA.)," Bahn's "Sensor/Speaker Performer (SSPeaPer)," and Oliveros' "Expanded Instrument System (EIS)." The DVD includes three extended improvisations, and the Bahn/Hahn interactive dance pieces "streams," and "Pikapika." For more information or ordering visit the Deep Listening Publications website: http://www.deeplistening.org/dlc/, or http://interfaceimprov.net. Deep Listening Publications, PO Box 1956 75 Broadway Kingston, NY 12402, (845)338-5984, FAX (845)338-5986, Email dlc@deeplistening.org

NEW BOOK: The Eighth Day: The Transgenic Art of Eduardo Kac (Tempe: The Institute for Studies in the Arts, Arizona State University, 2003). Distributed by DAP, New York. Edited by Sheilah Britton and Dan Collins. Format: Paperback, 6.5 x 9.5 in./180 pgs / 32 color. ISBN: 0972429107. If there is no eighth day in the biblical account of things, perhaps it's time to add another, now that we have the means. The transgenic art of Eduardo Kac does just that, raising often unanswerable questions about ethics, evolution, biogenetics, and animals' rights, to name but a few of the areas from which his work has raised controversy. At the dawn of the 21st century, Kac shocked the world, first with a groundbreaking net installation entitled Genesis, and then with Alba, his fluorescent, genetically engineered rabbit. From his first experiments online in the mid-1980s to his current convergence of the digital and the biological, in The Eighth Day installation Kac has always investigated the philosophical and political dimensions of communication processes. Equally concerned with the aesthetic and the social aspects of verbal and nonverbal interaction, Kac has examined linguistic systems, dialogic exchanges, and interspecies communication, combining robotics and networking to explore the fluidity of subject positions in the postdigital world.

JACQUES MANDELBROJT WEBSITE: The site http://www.mandelbrojt.com presents some of Jacques Mandelbrojt's paintings and exhibitions. Several aspects of his work are emphasized: 1. The time aspect: (elongated formats induce the onlooker to read the painting in the same direction in which it was painted. The series of paintings constitute space-time paintings.) 2. His collaboration with music composers of MIM (Laboratoire Musique et Informatique de Marseille) leading to multimedia works. 3. His reflexion on art and science, published in particular in LEONARDO, based on his first hand experience both as a painter and a theoretical physicist. The site also includes a biobibliography, and a lecture.

SYMMETRY FESTIVAL. 16-22 August 2003, Budapest, Hungary. See http: //www.conferences.hu/symmetry2003.

OSCHERWITZ EXHIBITION: Steven J. Oscherwitz will exhibit his paintings and drawings in a solo show entitiled Nanostructures: Invisible Hands at The Karpeles Manuscript Museum , in Santa Barbara, California. April 1-June 30th , 2003. The Karpeles holds in its collection such works as Einsteins's Writings on Relativity, thus this is an ideal place to integrate science and art. The show includes a brief text on Oscherwitz's exploration of constructing nano-fabricated structures within a cancerous cell.

LABORATOIRE MUSIQUE ET INFORMATIQUE DE MARSEILLE. Visit the website of Le MIM, one of the most active experimental and computer music organizations in France, at http://www.cosa-mentale.fr/MIM.html. For more information contact Marcel Frèmiot mfremiot@wanadoo.fr.

DAVID BYRNE WRITES SERIOUSLY ABOUT PLEASURE. Read David Byrne on Blip Hop music and writings by other composers in LEONARDO MUSIC JOURNAL Vol. 12 on the topic of PLEASURE in music. For Table of Contents see http://www.leonardo.info/lmj. The accompanying CD features experimental music from Eastern Europe curated by Christian Scheib and Susanna Niedermayr. Order from journals-orders@mit.edu.

WEBSITE http://kitezh.com features exhibitions such as Water Medicine (Precious Works for an Arid Continent), Goodbye Kind World, Turn the Soil (What If Australia Had Been Colonised by Someone Else?), Symmetry (Crafts Meet Kindred Trades and Professions), How Say You, and Offline; as well as texts on the intersection of craft and technology, such as insect arts, the relationship between open source and the arts & craft movement, and the new stone age. For information: info@kitezh.com.

COSMICSTOCK PHOTOGRAPHY, http://www.cosmicstock.com/, specializes in rare pictures of crop circles, photographs of Stonehenge, space and satellite images, globe photos, etc. All of these images are ready for licensing and come in different sizes and resolutions. An online calculator helps to determine pricing, though if you wish to speak with someone directly, please call: (866) 259-0877 or cell: (250) 888-8433. We hope you enjoy your visit.

LEONARDO SPACE ARTS WORKING GROUP announces its French-language website, featuring documentation of the annual Space Art Workshops. If you are interested in participating in the work of the group, contact leo@mitpress.mit.edu.

CALL FOR BIBLIOGRAPHIES. We are seeking bibliographies and reading lists for posting on Leonardo On-Line (http://www.leonardo.info). Types of lists might include detailed a bibliography on a specialized topic or a bibliography of a single author of interest to our to our art/science/technology readership. Bibliographies are reviewed before acceptance for posting. Contact isast@leonardo.info with a paragraph describing bibliography.

YEARBOOK OF THE ARTIFICIAL, Issue 1, 2002. Peter Lang Academic Publisher, Bern. Edited by Massimo Negrotti, Urbino. In the different areas of the artificial, defined as the attempt to reproduce natural objects or processes by means of the available technology, researchers and designers often work within their disciplines with little or no information about research done in other areas. Bioengineers, for instance, know little about the problems of Artificial Intelligence researchers whereas roboticians often neglect the efforts of medical engineering, etc. The main assumption of the Yearbook is that there are common logical and methodological problems for all disciplines concerned with the reproduction of natural objects and processes.

ALTA TECNOLOGIA ANDINA (ATA) is a privte, nonprofit cultural organization created with the objective of helping the development of a new culture based on the use and growth of the relations between art, science and technology in Peru and Latin America. The foundations for this development involve the promotion and support of young art professionals. ATA includes the following programs: International Video/Electronic/Art Festival; Art and Science Creation Support Pgram and media Laboratory (with the support of Danile Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, Technology, Canada); Video and Electronic Arts National Contest (with the support of AECI, Spain); TA Medithek (the only Peruvian art archive available); as wella s multidisciplinary projects on scientific thought and artistic and theoretica events in Latin America. Contact us at http://www.ata.org.pe or jcm@ata.org.pe.

SOFTWARE SYNTHESIS: SOUND DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING: The second edition of the book "Software Synthesis: Sound Design and Programming", by Eduardo Reck Miranda (Focal Press) is a comprehensive introduction to software synthesis techniques and programming. This second edition features a foreword by Jean-Claude Risset and provides new information on the latest directions in digital sound representation, advances in physical modeling and new Artificial Life methods for sound design. The accompanying CD-ROM contains examples, complementary tutorials and a number of synthesis systems for PC and Macintosh platforms, ranging from low level synthesis programming languages to graphic front-ends for instrument and sound design. The author is a member of Leonardo Music Journal's editorial board and a leading researcher and composer. For more information: http://website.lineone.net/~edandalex/publics.htm

TECHNOETIC ARTS is an international journal of speculative research edited by Roy Ascott ra@caiia-star.net. Advisory Board: Monika Fleischmann, James K. Gimzewski, Piet Hut, Eduardo Kac, Pierre Levy, Luis Eduardo Luna, Annick Bureaud, Ryohei Nakatsu, Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta, Neil Spiller, Barbara Maria Stafford, Victoria Vesna, Won-Kon Yi. This peer-reviewed journal presents cutting-edge ideas and projects at the confluence of art, science, technology and consciousness research, with special interest in matters of mind and the extension of the senses through technologies of cognition and perception. The journal documents accounts of transdisciplinary research into new systems and structures for life in the 21st century and invites a re-evaluation of older world views and esoteric knowledge. By looking toward creative uses of artificial life, nanotechnology, mixed reality, telematic media and the aesthetics of outer space, it focuses on human values and identity in a post-biological culture. Published by Intellect Books http://www.intellectbooks.com.

JÜRGEN CLAUS WEBSITE: The website of LEONARDO International Co-Editor Jürgen Claus http://www.juergenclaus.de offers seven chapters including his different areas of work, his Solar Art realizations and lists of his exhibitions and books as well as actual publications. There are many links to English websites and pictures all over to illustrate the visual work.

WWW.ABOVESTREAM.COM: ART RELATED VIDEO STREAM: We have developed a valuable and unique resource for art-related web sites. Our site offers any art-related web site with access to over 500 full-length streaming videos relating to art, architecture and literature. Any web site may add these videos to its pages by merely copying a short piece of code and pasting it into a web page. This is an excellent and free way for museums, libraries and galleries to offer their visitors intelligent video content. Further info contact: Thomas Chase, Director, AboveStream.com, 520 Hudson St. #144, New York, NY 10014, E-mail: tomchase@abovestream.com, (212) 352-1979, Website: http://www.abovestream.com.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR DESIGN VISUALIZATION, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY The Center for Design Visualization (http://www.cdv.berkeley.edu/) is an Industry/University Research Partnership at the University of California at Berkeley. Created with the support of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Dean of the College of Environmental Design, the CDV is charged with fostering industry/university collaboration in architecture/engineering/planning, art/new media, and archaeology/heritage. A cross-campus research facility involving faculty, students, and others interested in the challenges of applying emerging visualization media in design, the Center's affiliated faculty range from architecture to computer science, and art to anthropology engineering.

PENROSE PRESS ANNOUNCES PUBLICATION OF THE "INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF DESIGN" (6th EDITION). This comprehensive 12 volume set now contains over 2,000 pages, with contacts for over 20,000 professional organizations, 4,000 periodical publications, and 1,000 events, for every design discipline and country in the world. Search our database at: http://www.penrose-press.com/IDD/search.html. For more information see: http://www.penrose-press.com/books.html or write us at orders@penrose-press.com

PIERRE-ALAIN HUBERT SEEKS COLLABORATORS AT YALE. Pierre Alain Hubert, an artist who creates works using pyrotechnics, is being commissioned to do a work at Yale University in connection with a large university celebration. He is seeking collaborators at Yale or persons interested in helping him incorporate astronomical explosion imagery in fireworks and art work. Contact: Pierre-Alain Hubert at pyrohub@yahoo.fr. Web: http://pro.wanadoo.fr/pyrohub/.

DANCE OF THE AURORAS---FIRE IN THE SKY. This site provides documentation about a dance and multimedia work that explores auroras and other phenomena associated with the interaction of the sun with the earth's atmosphere. Choreographer Maida Withers; artist Tania Fraga; composer Oystein Sevag. http://www.danceaurora.org

THE CONCEPTUAL INFORMATION ARTS (CIA) program at San Francisco State University's Art Department stresses experimental art at the juncture of science, technology and culture, offering both BA and MFA. Contact Steve Wilson or Paula Levine. Web site: http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~infoarts/ (415) 338-2291

INFORMATION ARTS: INTERSECTIONS OF ART, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY BY STEPHEN WILSON. Published by MIT press Fall, 2000 (Leonardo book series). Survey of artists, theorists, and researchers working with emerging technologies and frontier areas of scientific inquiry. Covers areas such as biology, physics, artificial intelligence, touch and motion sensors, surveillance, and information visualization. More information available at Steve Wilson website: http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~swilson/

ELECTRONIC MUSIC FOUNDATION (EMF) distributes back issues of Leonardo Journal and Leonardo Music Journal as well as Leonardo compact discs. For information on these publications, go to: http://www.cdemusic.org.

AESTHETICS - MATHEMATICAL AND COMPUTATIONAL Those interested in mathematical and computational research on aesthetics should look at the website of the International Society for Mathematical and Computational Aesthetics: http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~mleyton/ISMA.htm

DATABASE OF VIRTUAL ART The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) therefore supports an initiative of the art-history department of Humboldt University in Berlin to build up an international archive of virtual art. For further information contact Oliver Grau, Ana Ofak, Anja Schmalfuss, Maren Ziese and Christian Berndt via Oliver.Grau@culture.hu-berlin.de.

DIGITAL MUSEUM IN NEW YORK is seeking early digital art. They wish to preserve the early history of digital image-making before it all disperses or disappears. Compiling a list of possible donors now, so artists and others who have early digital prints that they would like preserved, and that they would be willing to donate to the museum, should contact Corinne Whitaker at museum@giraffe.com

TURBULENCE is a web site that facilitates artistic exploration of the Web medium. Turbulence has commissioned over 35 projects to date, hosted over 20 online performances from multiple locations and has become a point of definition for an emerging community of musical and other artists exploring the creative potential of the network. Contact: Turbulence, New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., 120 Tysen Street, Staten Island, NY 10301-1120, U.S.A. E-mail: newradio@interport.net. Web: http://turbulence.org; http://somewhere.org

THE AMERICAN GAMELAN INSTITUTE (AGI) is dedicated to all forms of gamelan, the performing arts of Indonesia and their international counterparts. AGI distributes recordings, scores, monographs and related materials. AGI publishes the journal Balungan, coordinates gamelan programs in schools, maintains an international gamelan directory and distributes Indonesian writings in translation from the Lontar Foundation. A research archive is available to visiting scholars. A free print catalog is available by mail. American Gamelan Institute, Box 1052, Lebanon, NH 03766, U.S.A. Tel/fax: (603) 448-8837. E-mail: agi@gamelan.org. Web site: http://www.gamelan.org.

FROG PEAK MUSIC (a composers' collective) is an artist-run organization devoted to the publication and production of unusual and experimental works. Frog Peak distributes recordings, scores, books, periodicals and other artist-produced materials, especially in the areas of experimental and electronic music. We are the source for the remaining Lingua Press materials and editions from Peter Garland's Soundings Press, plus annotated issues of the work of the experimental composer Johanna Magdalena Beyer. Free print catalogs are available by mail. Frog Peak Music, Box 1052, Lebanon, NH 03766, U.S.A. Tel/fax: (603) 448-8837. E-mail: fp@frogpeak.org. Web site: http://www.frogpeak.org.

EXPERIMENTAL ART WITH NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES. The Department of Art and Technology at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers an interdisciplinary intermedia program in which students explore the application of both standard and emerging technologies to artmaking in the widest possible context. Students gain significant hands-on production experience in areas of study including digital video, interactive media, computer-controlled installation, telecommunication art, neon, kinetics, fabrication for motion, white light, microcontrollers, computer imaging and animation, holography and computer holography. Students may also choose to study computer programming for image processing, algorithmic composition, the development of virtual environments or the direct control of physical environments and constructions. Additionally, the Art and Technology Studies Program offers master-level students a solid theoretical background in contemporary topics such as art and biology, the history of art and technology, and electronic ritual and ceremony. For more information, contact ats@artic.edu or visit http://www1.artic.edu/saic/programs/depts/graduate/ats.html.

ART & SCIENCE COLLABORATIONS, INC. (ASCI) raises public awareness about artists and scientists using science and technology to explore new forms of creative expression, and to increase communication and collaborations between these fields. Programs include a biweekly e-mail publication, the ASCI Bulletin; public symposia and panels on timely topics; exhibitions; on-line and hard-copy Membership Directory for curators; monthly ASCI meetings in SoHo, NYC; and public art-science projects. Contact Cynthia Pannucci, director, ASCI, P.O. Box 358, Staten Island, NY 10301, U.S.A. Tel: 718-816-9796. E-mail: asci@asci.org. Web site: http://www.asci.org.

Updated 1 February 2016