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ART NEWS FROM SIGGRAPH 2016

HIGHLY INTERACTIVE ART GALLERY PRESENTATION – ‘DATA MATERIALITIES’ TO BE SPECIAL FEATURE AT SIGGRAPH 2016 IN ANAHEIM CHICAGO, June 16, 2016—Highly interactive art exhibits from around the world will be a special feature during SIGGRAPH 2016, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques. With the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” SIGGRAPH 2016 will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center, 24–28 July 2016. This year’s Art Gallery, assembled under the banner “Data Materialities,” represents a unique collection of 10 highly interactive installations created from 2003–2016. SIGGRAPH 2016 Art Gallery Chair Jonah Brucker-Cohen said, “We have…

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CFP, Conference Session: New Aesthetics and the Postdigital, Their Effect on Contemporary Art

CFP: New Aesthetics and the Postdigital, Their Effect on Contemporary Art. Since its introduction at SXSW in 2012, “New Aesthetics” has been increasingly recognized as an important perspective in the discussions of digital and postdigital art as well as a driving force in art practice. At a time when contemporary art production is commonly facilitated by digital technology, New Aesthetics is a frame of reference and an attitude revealing the pervasiveness of digital objects’ presence in our everyday lives as well as the deeply rooted and persistent, autonomous agency of computational algorithms in many forms of contemporary art. Regardless of…

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Upcoming Events: IMRC at University of Maine

Located on the University of Maine Campus the Innovative Media, Research and Commercialization Center (IMRC Center), at Stewart Commons, is a 15,000+ square foot facility provides comfortable, state of the art prototyping facilities, audio and video production spaces, a resource library, performance and installation spaces, classrooms, and offices. IMRC is outfitted with a variety of tools and equipment, including a full shop, 3D printers and 3D scanner, computer controlled machine tools, a cutting and engraving laser, plastic vacuum former, large format printers, a range of design and production software, electronics workbenches, video and still cameras, audio recording and mixing equipment, and…

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Call for Panel Proposals – CAA New York 2017

The New Media Caucus invites panel proposals for a 1.5-hour affiliated panel session to be held during the 2017 College Art Association annual conference in New York. Proposals must address issues related to new media. Panel chairs will submit the proposal and organize the session, including its call for submissions. The NMC Exhibitions & Events Committee will assist with providing liaison to CAA, administration, publicity, etc. PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE: completed Proposal Application Form – DOWNLOAD HERE 3-page CV, submitted as PDF 300 – 600 word abstract addressing: concept for the panel areas of investigation questions the panel will raise specific…

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Symposium: Pioneers on the Prairie: Celebrating Women in New Media Arts

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago will hold a day-long, free public symposium in Chicago that will examine how women artists use new media to merge art forms, address feminist issues, and critique technology. We would be very grateful if you could forward this information to your members or anyone you feel may be interested. Pioneers on the Prairie: Celebrating Women in New Media Arts looks at the achievements and strategies of women working in new media in the Midwest from the 1980s onward and will bring together more than a dozen artists from the field to share their stories…

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The Illusions of Love Stories

Artist Nichola Kinch is bringing back the physicality of images with her participatory installations. A mix of 19th and 21st century image making methods as well as her consideration of the exhibition space provides a captivating viewing experience. The installation Love Stories is being exhibited at Fleisher Art Memorial located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA from December 4, 2015 thru January 30, 2016. Nichola is a Philadelphia artist and her work has been chosen to be included in Fleischer’s 38th Annual Wind Challenge Exhibition Series. My first reaction from experiencing Love Stories is how the illusion of two- dimensional images is…

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: NMC Showcase during CAA 2016 in Washington D.C.

Dear NMC Members: We are proud to announce that George Washington University will host the seventh annual NMC Showcase during CAA 2016 on Thursday February 4th. The NMC showcase is a series of rapid-fire presentations by 16 NMC members (6 minute presentations). It has proven to be a great forum to get to know the work of a number of fellow members in a lively atmosphere and a great way to present your work to like-minded individuals.  Several spots are reserved for graduate students currently enrolled in an MFA or PHD program. How you use the 6 minutes is up to…

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: TRANSFORMERS: Code and Data-Driven Animation

TRANSFORMERS: Code and Data-Driven Animation Computer programming is an often invisible force that effects many aspects of our contemporary lives. From how we gather our news, maintain our libraries, or navigate our built environment, code shapes the interfaces and information they connect to. Artists who work with these languages as material can critically excavate code and its effects. We seek submissions of animation and video that are produced through the use and manipulation of code and/or data. This can include, but is not limited to Processing, data sets, motion capture, procedural animation, and other forms of digital processing. Submitted work…

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – (Tangible) Manifestations of Code

Art2Code is a catalog that will exhibit the work of artists who use computer programming and code to create work that manifests as screen imagery, sculptural objects, installation environments, or time-based performance.The collected artworks will highlight the various ways algorithms and computer coded instructions are used to create artwork that expands the interactive relationships between art, artists and audience. The College Art Association and the artists collective, v1b3, will distribute the printable PDF catalog.  Each project will link to thev1b3 website where additional media will be available and the catalog can be downloaded. http://v1b3.com/project/art2code/ Previous v1b3 and CAA collaborations include…

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Call for Panel Participation – CAA Washington, DC 2016

The New Media Caucus invites artists, scholars, and theoreticians to submit proposals for a panel discussion titled Procedural Art: Game Platforms for Creative Expression. We welcome presentations focused on the design, aesthetics, and affordances of game platforms for new media art, as well as in critical approaches to this emerging genre. We are especially interested in sharing projects that demonstrate the creative use of game platforms in fine art contexts, and in highlighting the full range of possibilities this new medium offers. Each participant will present a 10-15 presentation, and then participate in a discussion on the genre in relation…