THE ISEA NEWSLETTER

                         NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1992

                 Candidates for the organization of FISEA 94

- The First International Symposium on Electronic Art (FISEA) took place
  in 1988 in Utrecht, Holland. It was sponsored by the Foundation for
  Creative Computer Applications and the Utrecht School of Arts.
- The Second International Symposium on Electronic Art (SISEA) took place
  in 1990 in Groningen, Holland. It was sponsored by the Groningen
- The Third International Symposium on Electronic Art (TISEA) will be held
  in Sydney, Australia in 1992, sponsored by the Australian Network for
  Art & Technology (ANAT) and the Australian Film Commission.
- The Fourth symposium (FISEA 93) takes place in Minneapolis, USA, in
  1993, and is sponsored by the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.

The ISEA is looking for (preferably) European candidates for the organiza-
tion of the Fifth International Symposium on Electronic Art (FISEA 94).
There is allready a candidate for this symposium in the U.S., but ISEA
aims at having the symposia alternately in Europe and elsewhere.
Preferably, the Fifth symposium (FISEA 94) takes place in Europe.
The organizer must be able to raise the necessary funding by itself.
ISEA will give all the assistance it can provide, but is not able to
assist financially.

Potential candidates (non-european candidates too) can write to:

ISEA, POB 6013, 9703 BC Groningen, Holland
Phone: 31-50-425254
Fax  : 31-75-701906

10th World-wide Video Festival
April 7-12, 1992 11-01 hrs daily
Kijkhuis, The Hague, Holland
Admission Free
Address:  Noordeinde 140, 2514 GP Den Haag, The Netherlands
Phone: 31-70-3644805 Fax: 31-70-3614448

- Approx. 80 new video art productions (the makers are often present)
- Video Installations (by, among others, Alexander Hahn)
- Photo Exhibition
- Music Videos (featuring Dutch independent music videos,
  'Industrial Techno Dance' and Black Rappers)
- Lectures by (among others) Yoichiro Kawaguchi and Steven Partridge
Preceding the festival there is an exhibition of three new video
installations by Tony Oursler in the Kijkhuis.
February 2 - March 15, Wednesday-Sunday, 13-17 hours.
Selected items from Fineart Forum ,  Volume 6 #2
                and Leonardo Electronic News, February 15, 1992

The Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts contributes to Fineart Forum
and republishes the items on electronic art on behalf of its members.
FAF and LEN are published by the International Society for Art, Science
and Technology on behalf of The Art, Science and Technology Network.
ISEA distributes this Newsletter in order to keep its members, who have
no access to Electronic Mail, informed. Those members can, if they desire,
get in touch with the Email addresse mentioned in this newsletter by
contacting ISEA.

Wim van der Plas
ISEA Announcements


     TISEA, the Third International Symposium on Electronic Art, is
     scheduled for 11-15 November 1992, in Sydney, Australia. The
     PO Box 259
     Paddington, NSW 2021, Australia
     Phone : 61-2-3399555
     Fax   : 61-2-3399506

     The Fourth International Symposium on Electronic Art will take place
     in 1993 in Minneapolis, USA. It will be called FISEA 93.  Responsible
     for the organization is Roman Verostko.
     His address:
     MPLS College of Art & Design
     5535 Clinton Avenue South
     Minneapolis, MN 55419, USA
     Phone/fax    : 1-612-8223800 (private)
     Phone College: 1-612-8743737
     Fax College  : 1-612-8743704
     Email        : FISEA93@MCAD.EDU


Nigel Netteim
Announcement of Conference

The Musicological Society of Australia is to hold its 15th National
Conference in Sydney, October 7-11, 1992. I am convening a session
entitled "Computer/Statistical Applications in Music Analysis".  If you
would like to present a paper in person, please contact me as soon as
possible and well before 28th February 1992, indicating your intended
topic. Unfortunately the Society has no funds to assist with travel
or other expenses, so it is hoped that your institution would support your
     Dr. Nigel Nettheim < >
     204A Beecroft Road
     Cheltenham NSW 2119
     Phone  (612)-868-4005
     Fax    (612)-313-7682
Francesco Giomi
Call for Participation - AI and Music

                     CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

Context: The workshop will take place in the context of the
         10th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI-92)

Date: Monday, August 3, or Tuesday, August 4, 1992 -

The aims of the workshop are to discuss, in an informal way, current
topics in research on Artificial Intelligence and Music, especially pro-
blems and approaches related to the representation of musical knowledge.
This concerns both epistemological and methodological issues.
Possible topics include:
   - foundational and epistemological aspects;
   - abstraction and data structures;
   - integration of symbolic and subsymbolic models;
   - Implemented knowledge representation systems and languages;
   - Intelligent human-computer interaction (Implications of AIM in
     multimedia systems etc.);
The workshop will feature some papers presented in the form of talks, but
the main stress will be put on discussions. There will also be some
extended panel or round-table discussions with invited speakers on
specific topics of interest.Researchers interested in participating in the
workshop are invited to submit abstracts (one page) or full-length papers
on completed or on-going research related to the above-mentioned topics.
All submissions must be in triplicate. Submissions should be sent to the
local workshop organizer (address see below). ECAI regulations require
that participants register for the main ECAI-92 conference. For more
information on ECAI-92, please contact the ECAI-92 conference office:
         ADV  c/o ECAI 92
         Trattnerhof 2
         A-1010 Vienna
         Phone: +43 - 1 - 5330913-74
         Fax:   +43 - 1 - 5330913-77
         Telex: 75311178 adv a

      Abstracts/papers due by                       : March 31, 1992
      Notice of acceptance                          : May   15, 1992
      Deadline for early ECAI registration (cheaper): June   1, 1992.

For more information about the workshop, please contact the workshop
organizer. Please send abstracts/papers or any questions to the
  Gerhard Widmer
     Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence
     Schottengasse 3
     A-1010 Vienna
     Phone : +43 - 222 - 53532810
     Fax   : +43 - 222 - 630652
Robert Trappl
Cybernetics and Systems Research

Eleventh European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research
Vienna, Austria
April 21 - 24, 1992
Eighteen symposia will be presented including Connectivism and
Cognitive Processing, Intelligent Autonomous Systems, Telepresence,
Virtual Environments and Interactive Fantasy and Impacts of Artificial
Contact: EMSCR, Osterreichische Studiengesellschaft fur Kybernetik, A-
1010 Wien 1, Schottengasse 3, Austria, tel: 43 1 53532810, fax: 43 1
630 652, email:

Roger Malina

Hyperculture: Virtual Presence in Complex Systems
Faculty of Art and Design
Gwent College of Higher Education
Caerleon, Wales
30 April - 4 May 1992

A conference designed to explore the cultural forms and attitudes
emerging as a consequence of the impact of new technologies on art,
architecture, science, philosophy, education and leisure.  The
approach of the conference will be transdisciplinary, with the goal
of developing strategies for creative thought and action within the
new environment of computer-mediated systems and global
communications networks.

For further information, contact; Sheila Hill, Faculty of Art and
Design, Gwent College of Higher Education, Caerleon NP6 1XJ, Wales,
tel: 44 0 467 20584 or 44 0 633 421292, fax: 44 0 467 25181.

Roger Malina
Computer Music Workshop June 22 - July 10. 1992

The Banff Computer Music Workshop is an intensive three week workshop
offered to composers, performers and other practitioners of computer music
who have considerable prior experience with small computer systems.
Participants will work with a faculty of distinguished artists in the
field.  The workshop will consist of group seminar presentations on
advanced computer music topics by both faculty and participants and
individual faculty coaching as appropriate to each participant's workshop
project.  Each participant will have access to an individual workstation.
The application deadline is March 2, 1992.

The application must include a resume, two letters of recommendation,
a project statement and a tape portfolio including examples of computer
music or electroacoustic work.  The workshop is limited to 12 partici-
pants.  For further information, contact: The Banff Center for the Arts,
Office of the Registrar, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020, Banff,
Alberta, Canada T0L 0C0, tel: 403 762 6180, fax: 403 762 76345,
telex: Artsbanff 03-826657.
Eric Rauch
Computers and Music

International Meeting on Computer and Music, 30th of March to the 4th
of April 1992.
Contact: Direccion de Musica del I.N.B.A.,Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas
No. 2, Piso 31, Torre Latinoamericana, Col. Centro, Mexico 06000, D.F.
FAX: 518-11-18

Roger Malina
New art and Technology lab

Professor Jenny Zinner, Head of the School of Art and Design, Monash
University, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia reports the launch of
Pro-Tec Art, an in-house experimental art and technology laboratory at
Monash University.  An exhibition of technologically-assisted works of
art was held with works of Bashir Baraki, Isobel Clement, Gillian
Dallwitz, Petra Ellis, Tim Jones, Andrew Hirle, Jean Knox, Dinae
Mantzaris, Gerard Minogue and Fran Van Riemsdyk.

Yves Pilon
Poduction  92

Production 92, which consists of Festival International du Film par
Ordinateur de Montreal (FIFOM), is scheduled for May 22, 1992 through
May 31, 1992 and COMMUNICATIONS92, a symposium for professionals in the
cultural and communications fields.  During last year's festival, over
200 films were presented, of which 60 were in competition.  FIFOM 92
provides an opportunity for the public as well as for professionals to
view the most recent computer graphic works produced throughout the
world.  Screening will take place in a number of theaters.  FIFOM, in
conjunction with Infographie Canada, will present the international
symposium on computer graphics as part of the Production 92 line-up of
events.  Sixty international experts will be on hand to lead the
symposium conferences, seminars and workshops.  The deadline for entry
is March 15, 1992.

     Yves Pilon
     1276, rue Amherst
     Montreal Quebec, Canada H2L 3K8.


The Inter-Society aims at joining an already existing world-wide network
of artists, scientists and their institutes, making it easier for the
institutes and individual members to share expertise with each other.
The aims of the Inter-Society are to promote a structured approach to
electronic art and to help finance worthy electronic art projects. For
membership information contact : ISEA, POB 60103, 9703 BC Groningen, NL.
                        CALENDAR - MARCH 1992

2 February - 15 March 1992
Video Installations by Tony Oursler
Kijhuis, The Hague, Holland
Contact:  Noordeinde 140, 2514 GP Den Haag, The Netherlands,
          tel: 31 70 3644805, fax: 31 70 3614448

01 March 1991
Deadline for application for video production grant
The Canada Council
Contact:  The Canada Council, 99 Metcalfe Street, P.O. Box 1047, Ottawa,
          Ontario K1P 5V8, Canada, tel: 613 598 4350, fax: 613 598 4390.

01 March 1992
Deadline for registration for Third International Conference on
Cyberspace, Montreal (conference dates: 29-30 May 1992)
Contact:  Allucquere Rosanne Stone, Department of Sociology, University
          of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0102, USA, tel:
          619.534.0525, fax: 619.534.4753, email:

06 March 1992
Dalia Judowitz at Public Domain
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact:  Jim Demmers at or at

15 March 1992
Deadline for films for FIFOM - Festival International du Film par
ordinateur de Montreal.  (festival dates: 29 - 31 May 1992)
Contact:  Yves Pilon, FIFOM, 1276, rue Amherst, Montreal, Quebec,
          Canada, H2L 3K8.

19-21 March 1992
Prints and the Main Stream: Paper Boat or Flag Ship?
Southern Graphics Council Meeting
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Contact:  Beauvais Lyons, Department of Art, 1715 Volunteer Blvd.,
          University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996-2410, USA.

20 March 1992
Shirlene Holmes at Public Domain
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Contact:  Jim Demmers at or at

30 - 31 March 1992
IRCAM symposium "Musique, Creation et Television"
Contact: Marc Battier < >.

30 March - 4 April 1992
International Meeting on Computers and Music
Mexico City, Mexico
Contact:  Direccion de Musica del INBA, Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas #2,
          Piso 31, Torre Latinoamericana, Col. Centro, Mexico 06000, DF,
          fax: 518 11 18.