ISEA2015 :: Disruptive Closing Ceremony

After another great day of listening, meeting, and discussing, The Yes Men keynote and closing ceremony was intense. It unexpectedly began with a student protest after the opening remarks by Simon Fraser’s President, Andrew Petter. The student called attention to alleged monies being accepted by Simon Fraser from the tar sands pipeline. The Yes Men where then asked to participate in a video to assist in the protest by the student (NSFW), which they readily did. This was all very disruptive, and therefore, highly appropriate. The Yes Men continued with their goals and background, showing clips from their recent movie: The Yes Men are Revolting.They…


Exhibition Announcement – Revisions—Zen for Film

Revisions—Zen for Film On view September 18, 2015–January 10, 2016 How do works of art endure over time in the face of aging materials and changing interpretations of their meaning? How do decay, technological obsolescence, and the blending of old and new media affect what an artwork is and can become? And how can changeable artworks encourage us to rethink our assumptions of a work of art as fixed and static? Revisions—Zen for Film, an exhibition on view in Bard Graduate Center’s Focus Gallery from September 18, 2015 through January 10, 2016 explores these questions through Zen for Film (1962-64),…

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Dispatch from Vancouver – ISEA2015 Part 2

ISEA2015 is barely half over, and its amazing to think back to what’s already happened and also what is still to come. I’m not able to stay for the entire conference, but have really enjoyed the engaging programming and all of the events. I’m going to just mention a few… as I’m sure you know its impossible to see everything that you really want to at a conference of this scale. The quality of what I’ve seen and heard about, however, puts you in the position where its difficult to make a bad decision – there’s something for everyone. On…


Dispatch from Vancouver – ISEA2015 Part 1

I’m a bit at a loss for words, but wanted to share a little bit as everything starts to take off here in Vancouver for ISEA2015. If you’re around, you should try to catch up with me, but I know it’s probably next to impossible with all the great things going on. Thanks so much to Simon Frasier University and just about all of Vancouver for the welcome and good vibez! As I write this dispatch, I’m sitting at the venue waiting, excitedly for the Hakanaï performance to begin. I’ve heard a lot of great things about their work and am eagerly anticipating…

Call for Entries

Call for Entries – Voices Exhibition at Kala Gallery

Application Deadline: September 11, 2015 Kala Gallery announces Voices a call for entries exhibition open to artists working in all media. Voices seeks work by artists who explore the idea and action of making sounds from a wide range of perspectives. The voice consists of sounds and non-sounds including talking, singing, laughing, crying, screaming, etc. It is an act of self-expression, communications and story telling, and a part of our cultural identity. The exhibition Voicesexamines the human body as a memory chamber and musical instrument; voice as expression of political conflicts and rhythm of nature; immersion in sonic landscape; and more. Work will be selected…

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Call for Work – IDEAS Exhibition

Call for Entry iDEAS 15 iDEAS 15 is an international exhibition of Hybrid forms, digital art, design, and new media. The iDEAS 15 exhibition coincides with the annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) conference, to be held on the campus of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, from November October 21st – 23rd. Opening reception is Wednesday evening, October 21st. The International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) was founded in early 2004 by a group of 15 universities. iDMAa is dedicated to serving educators, practitioners, scholars, and organizations with interests in digital media. Around the…

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Call for Entries – 19th Japan Media Arts Festival

The Japan Media Arts Festival is a comprehensive festival of Media Arts (Media Geijutsu) that honors outstanding works from a diverse range of media – from animation and comics to media art and games. The festival gives awards in each of its four divisions: Art, Entertainment, Animation, and Manga. Since its inception in 1997, the festival has recognized significant works of high artistry and creativity, and in addition to a yearly Exhibition of Award-winning Works has held other events, such as symposiums, screenings, and showcases. Entries are sought from professional, amateur, independent and commercial creators across the globe. Works completed…

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Call for Work – In the In-Between: Journal of Digital Imaging Artists

We accept submissions of photographic and video work that critically examines the world through the properties, theories and applications of digital and web-based technologies. We also welcome inquiries from volunteer writers, curators and historians interested in participating. More Information on our website: In the In-Between: Journal of Digital Imaging Artists is a web-based research platform that publishes artists working at the intersections of photography and digital media. Since June 2012, In the In-Between has published portfolios, interviews and essays on the work of nearly 60 artists investigating the use of 21st century image-making technology.

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: “OPEN ALL PORTS” The Ammerman Center at Connecticut College seeks submissions for its 2016 Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology being held February 25-27, 2016 at Connecticut College. Paid Commissions Deadline: September 30General Submissions Deadline: October 19 The aim of the symposium, now in its 30th year, is to create a forum for multi-disciplinary dialogue at the intersection of arts, technology and contemporary culture. The symposium brings artists and researchers from a wide range of fields together to engage, interact and share ideas as they present new works, research and performances in a variety of formats. Featured…

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Announcing the upcoming July 2015 ArrayList discussion theme: New Media Foundations: Code! Sign up/join in here: The purpose of ArrayList is to connect new media artists, designers, educators, theorists, producers, activists, and organizers while facilitating critical discussion about foundation level new media pedagogy and context (both inside and outside traditional academic structures). Thanks, j.duran, Adam Trowbridge, and Jessica Parris Westbrook, ARRAY founders JULY 2015 GUEST THREAD LEADERS Ubi de Feo: very curious person, creative technologist”I was born in 1974 and I believe I belong to one of the most lucky, unique generations ever lived: I am part of a demographic which…