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Accepting Applications for the Intermedia MFA program at the University of Maine

The University of Maine is now accepting applications for UMaine system’s only program of it’s kind, the Intermedia MFA program. The IMFA is a unique MFA graduate program that seeks to provide students with advanced study and practice in interdisciplinary art. This program is distinctive in that is places an emphasizes on intensive creative development and innovative ability through diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills, and creative production tools and technologies.

The program invites students from all professional, creative and academic programs. Students have the opportunity to work with internationally accomplished faculty and actively engaged in a range of creative disciplines. Students also have access to the 15,000+ square foot facility providing comfortable, state-of-the art prototyping facilities, audio and video production spaces, a resource library, performance and installation spaces, classrooms and offices.

The IMRC is a hub for learning, creating and producing. It is the most recent of the portfolio of the University of Maine’s facilities that support innovation and economic development. The IMRC Center is supported by a range of expert instructors and a community of collaborators.

Although we often offer consider acceptance of application materials through June, January 15th is the deadline for priority consideration for financial aid(consideration for RA/TA Awards) with a final deadline of February 28th for all other Fall 2016 applications.

For more information visit our website: http://intermediamfa.org


 

The Masters of Fine Arts in Intermedia at the University of Maine provides substantial advanced study for individuals interested in interdisciplinary study in the arts. The program emphasizes intensive development of students’ creative and innovative abilities through a diverse engagement with multiple research processes, critical thinking skills and creative production tools and technologies.

 

Science of the Unseen: Digital Art Perspectives – ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Art Community

 

What goes unseen, unfelt, or unheard? In this online exhibition, the artworks converge with scientific experiment, using digital tools to creatively reinterpret the imperceptible and science of the unseen.

Artworks in Science of the Unseen: Digital Art Perspectives think creatively about questions of scale and how unseen processes animate larger effects. By using digital tools and computational programs, we see with new eyes as we view visual material from the microscopic cell to the cosmic universe. Technology increasingly alters the senses and our experience of the biological, astrological, and geological landscape. From our new ways of seeing, questions emerge such as: how does nano-technology mirror and magnify the art of nature? How does visualizing insect burrows in trees allow us to interpret a larger ecosystem? Or we can ask what still remains unseen: how do organisms form new imperceptible habits in response to technology?

See more at: http://www.siggraph.org/connect/digital-arts/call-submissions-science-unseen


 

Mission of the Digital Arts Community Committee: Foster the evolution of a strong year round Digital Arts Community within the international organization and promote a dialogue between visual artists and the larger ACM

OPEN: Assistant Prof of Media Arts at Pacific University

The Department of Media Arts at Pacific University invites applications for an assistant professor position beginning Fall 2016, able to teach both introductory and advanced level courses, and with advanced working knowledge of the relevant technology. Teaching load is (22 credits) and capstone project supervision.

Required: Master’s Degree or equivalent, preferably in the field of Media Arts, Interactive Design, or Multimedia/Web-related fields, and demonstrate a strong record of professional activity and experience in the field. A record of excellence at baccalaureate-level teaching, a substantial level of computer literacy (Mac and Windows), a good proficiency with the use of technology in education, and a U.S. work permit also required. Salary and benefits are competitive.

Final decisions will be made no later than May 2, 2016.
Application review begins February 1, 2016.

Submit letter of interest, CV, teaching philosophy, evidence of successful teaching including a syllabus from a digital-media related class, names and contact for three professional references, online portfolio of professional/creative work (7-10 samples) and of student outcomes (4-6 samples). Send application materials to the Media Arts Search Committee (humanities@pacificu.edu). We accept only electronic submissions, PDF preferred. For additional details see www.pacificu.edu/hr/employment/.


 

Pacific University is a small but diverse community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment. Tracing its roots back to 1849, when it began as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in people’s lives. Nestled in the valley at the base of the coastal range and Mount Hood, the university is only a half hour to the Portland metro center.

Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business. Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu. In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience. At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences. International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 25,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.

CFP and Artwork: Taboo – Transgression – Transcendence in Art and Science

Ionian University, Department of Audio and Visual Arts CFP and Artwork: Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence in Art and Science

The Department of Audio and Visual Arts of the Ionian University in Corfu Greece organizes a two-day interdisciplinary conference with theoretical and artwork presentations under the theme of “Taboo - Transgression - Transcendence”, 20-21 May 2016, focusing on questions about the nature of the forbidden and the liminal as expressed in science and art.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: until February 29, 2016

Since the beginning of time, taboo has traced the edges of experience. As with Icarus, whose excitement made him forget the restrictions of his man-made wings leading to his fall towards death, humans have always been regulated by a set of rules defining the borders of knowledge and experimentation. What constitutes the limits of the accepted, however, has to be read within the ethical horizons of a specific time frame. It is not uncommon that what seems outrageously transgressive in one moment, can eventually transcend to a commonplace practice.

Limits are continuously put to test as contemporary scientific experimentation pushes forward our idea of the world, in quest for answers but also for solutions allowing us to overcome the problems present in our lives. Progress in fields such as the human genome editing, the creation of cyborgs and any human-like artificial intelligence, are only few examples presently generating double-edged questions on the nature of humanity. One could easily recall Dr. Frankenstein, whose ambition to solve the mystery of life and death ends up revealing the threshold of control between creator and creation. As we experience a gradual, but substantial, de-centering from the humanistic values, scientific experimentation bears potential turmoil; its advances are essentially stretching the borders of our experience of the world and ourselves, mostly revealing the fragility of social values.

However, isn’t this also the essential role of Art? More than ever before, isn’t this the point where science intrinsically meet with the arts? Arts apply critical questions to our certainties, and it is not a coincidence that in the last decades so many artists have focused on the human body as their primary medium for investigation. In the merging of science and art opens a space for creative transformation. Art’s playfully transgressive nature offers creative bypasses to the scientific grammar and expands the dialogue with its openness to a multiplicity towards the new. Nevertheless, art – albeit its originary affinity with the taboo – is never completely liberated from moral considerations. Deeply involved into this lively discourse on the nature of the taboo, art becomes the very domain of contemporary experimentation with transgression, in order to provoke and sparkle discourse, catalyzing possible forms of transcendence. Can this relation bear a force of liberating? Is there such a thing as incentive prohibitions and who/what defines the borders of accepted identities and ideologies? Immersing into the impure realm of limits and liminalities, one might trace the mental structures filtering our experience of the world, ultimately opening space for creative transformations through the mixing of art and science.

Submissions are welcome both from scientific fields acquainted to audio & visual technology and/or new media theory as well as from the diverse fields of artistic expression related with scientific issues. Suggested, but not exclusive topics, are those associated, from an artistic, scientific or ethical perspective, with: • Art as subversion and art as transcendence • Dirt, disgust and the polluted • The body machine and the animal body • Animal rights in Art and Science • Taboos in technological applications and transcendence in art creation • Tradition, experimental use of technology and contemporary aesthetics • Internet, new dimensions of “touching” and control • Post gender, transgressive identities and social models • Transgression, subculture and ritual • Trance culture, psychotropic substances and socialization • Attraction, eroticism and techno-reproduction • Dogmas’ transformations and dissolutions in present times • Educational environments and new practices of space transcendence • Plastic surgery and bοdy modification-body alteration • Gene editing, mutation and eugenics • Psycho-pharmacology, somatechnology and post-humanism • Human-like machines, uncanny valley and sex technology • Nanotechnology, skin and other dimensions of the body • Neurophysiology and cybernetic art • Art and neuroscience

For more info http://avarts.ionio.gr/festival/2016/en/conference/


 

Including a wide range of artistic and scientific activities, the Audiovisual Arts Festival provides a chance to highlight the overall results of the educational and research activities developed by the Faculty of Audiovisual Arts, particularly in the field of contemporary sonic and visual arts. The festival’s main program include, among other events, presentations of digital interactive audiovisual works/installations and electronic music concerts by artists from Greece and abroad. Ultimately, there will be workshops, focusing on familiarizing the audience with new audiovisual technologies as well as with the contemporary artistic expression using new media, and an international conference, in 2016 under the title “Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Science and Art”.

CFP: The Arts and New Technologies (Greenwich, CT; June 19, 2016)

The Bruce Museum welcomes submissions for its second annual graduate student symposium, this year organized in conjunction with the exhibition Electric Paris.

Electric Paris explores the ways in which artists depicted older oil and gas lamps and the newer electric lighting that emerged by the turn of the twentieth century. Whether nostalgic renderings of gas lit boulevards, subtly evocative scenes of half shadow, or starkly illuminated dance halls, these works of art record the ways in which Parisians experienced the city as it transitioned from old to new technologies.

Building on this central theme of the exhibition, the museum invites graduate students in the humanities to submit papers on the relationship between the arts and the advent of new technologies from a broad range of time periods, geographic regions, and theoretical approaches. From the invention of the printing press through to the popularization of social media, emerging technologies have had a profound effect on the arts. This symposium seeks to address how artists, writers, musicians, and the like have responded to advancements in travel, communication, medicine, etc., which radically reshape the lived experience.

Potential approaches to this topic include, but are not limited to:
• Technology as subject matter
• Using new technology in the process of art making
• New technology as artistic medium
• New technology as dissemination tool
• Overt rejection of technology
• History and reception of new technology
• Gendered, racial, or social issues in relation to technological change
• Exhibition of new technology
• New technology and the built environment

Graduate students chosen to participate in the symposium will present 20 minute papers, which will be followed by a discussion moderated by Dr. Gülru Çakmak, Assistant Professor of Nineteenth-Century European Art at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. All graduate speakers will receive an award of $250 for participating.

Please submit an abstract (maximum 300 words) for a twenty-minute paper and a one-page CV as a single PDF by February 15, 2016. Selected speakers will be notified in early March.

Completed papers must be submitted by April 20th.
Please email materials to Mia Laufer at mlaufer@brucemuseum.org

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