THE ISEA NEWSLETTER # 9, SEPTEMBER 1992 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Editors: Wim van der Plas, Dirk Boon (Holland) Correspondents: Yoshiyuki Abe (Japan), Roger Malina (US), Ivan Pope (UK),Leslie Bishko (US) ISEA, POB 60103, 9703 BC Groningen, The Netherlands Tel 31-50-425254, Fax 31-75-701906 Email ISEA@RUG.NL or A430WYNA@DIAMOND.SARA.NL ------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTENTS ISEA BOARD Wim van der Plas LANGUAGES OF DESIGN Ray Lauzzanna ICMC 1993 Yoshiyuki Abe HALL OF WHISPERS: A VIRTUAL OPERA Leslie Bishko NEWS FROM THE UK Ivan Pope JMACS SS'92 Yoshiyuki Abe SELECTED ITEMS FROM FINEART FORUM CALENDAR ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ISEA BOARD Wim van der Plas So far, there are 5 candidates for ISEA Board positions. Since the maximum number of members is 7, there is no need for elections. However, resumes of the 5 candidates will be sent to all regular members, so that eventual objections can be sent in. Together with the resumes, we will include a proposal for new membership fees. Members are invited to react. The results will be published in the newsletter. Presently the ISEA board is investigating possibilities to provide ISEA members with Email facilities at low costs. For practical reasons, we will try to serve Holland first, then EEC member countries and then, we hope, the rest of Europe. Of course we will not stop there! We will keep you informed. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- LANGUAGES OF DESIGN Editor-in-Chief: dr. Raymond Lauzzana Managing Editor: Denise Penrose Aims and Scope: LANGUAGES OF DESIGN is an international, interdisciplinary journal devoted to research in formal languages and their use for the synthesis of words, images and sounds. LANGUAGES OF DESIGN welcomes articles employing linguistic techniques to generate literary and 'nonliterary' texts, music and visual works, including fine art, dance, theater, architecture and all types of design. The multidisciplinary focus is reflected in the composition of the journal's editorial board, which includes literary theorists, music theorists and composers, researchers in artificial intelligence, artists and art critics. Formal design theory, generative grammars, shape gram- mars, and computational musicology are the central domain of the journal. More general subject areas such as formal languages, finite state automata, grammatical inference, pattern recognition, cellular automata, semantic networks, connectionism and syntactical analysis will be dis- cussed in the context of their application to productive systems. Specific analytic perspectives such as syntactics, semiotics, deconstruction, hermeneutics, stylistics, narratology, philology, morphology, prosody, harmony theory, formal musicology and performance analysis will be presented in terms of their impact and influence on a theoretical foun- dation for productive systems. Research results from visual, audio, and textual analysis that may have impact on the arts are also invited. Of particular interest is research utilising computational methods to verify theoretical formal analyses. Articles criticising the assumptions and results of this work are also encouraged. Subscription: Dfl. 347,- (approx US $ 217) ISSN 0927-3034 Elsevier Science Publishers c/o Petra van der Meer, POB 103, 1000 AC Amsterdam, Holland or Journal Information Center, POB 882, Madison Square Station, New York, NY 10159, USA ------------------------------------------------------------------------ ICMC 1993 Yoshiyuki Abe Call for Submissions == tentative version == September 10 - 15, 1993 Waseda University Center for Schoraly Information, Tokyo JAPAN International Computer Music Association and Waseda university The International Computer Music Conference(ICMC) is an annual conference featuring artistic, scientific, technological, and other activities that relate computers with music. The ICMCs are presented under the guidlines of the International Computer Music Association(ICMA). The ICMC 1993 will be held on September 10-15, 1993 at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, under the conference theme [Opening a New Horizon]. This is the first ICMC to be held in Asia, and all who are interested are invited to contribute and participate. The conference program will include concerts, paper sessions, demonstrations, workshops, tutorials, panels, invited talkes, and a vendor exhibition, with highlight features contrasting the traditional and advanced technological aspects of music in Japan. The categories for submission are computer music works, papers, and demonstrations. Proposals for other conference activities are also welcome. The official language of the conference is English. All materials must be presented in English. PAPERS and DEMOSTRATIONS Submissions are encouraged on substantial, original, and previously unpublished research on all aspects of computer music. To facilitate the review process, authors are requested to specify appropriate content areas, selecting from (but not limited to) the categories listed below: *Sound/Signal Processing, Analysis and Synthesis *Composition and Performance *Education/Tutoring Systems *Notation Systems *MIDI and standardization *Applications of Music theory/Analysis *Software/Hardware Systems/Tools *Perception, Cognition and Emotion *Physical Models *Theory and Foundation *Linkage with Other Media(e.g. Virtual Reality) *Studio Reports *Others, Inter-Categorical (please specify) Each accepted paper or demonstration is entitled to an article in the proceedings and a certain time for presentation, according to one of the categories listed below. *Long paper 8 pages 30 min. *Regular paper 4 pages 20 min. *poster 2 pages 45 min. *Demonstration 4 pages 45 min. Studio Reports must be submitted as regular papers. Demonstrators must supply their own equipment. Posters and demonstrations will be assigned separate spaces for presentation. The Paper Committee reserves the right to alter the requested category of presentation. Three photocopies of the abstract, which should be 500 words or less, must be sent together with the completed Paper or Demonstrations Submission Form to the ICMC 1993 Secretariat by Jan 30, 1993. The abstracts will be reviewed by an inter- national forum of referees. The accepted author(s) must prepare a camera-ready copy of the full paper (which will be published as part of the conference proceedings) to be presented at the conference. The final articles must be received camera-ready by June 15, 1993. MUSIC WORKS The following six categories of music works will be considered: *Interactive Live Computer Music: Interactive music in various forms based on innovative and creative use of computers. (e.g. virtual reality, neuro-computing) *Music for Computers: Digitally-produced music assisted by computers. Performed in real time or using tapes produced in studios. *Music for Instruments and/or Voices and Computers (live or pre- recorded tape): Instruments may be any acoustic ones. (Western/ Eastern, traditional, etc.) *Music for Experimental Instruments and Computers (live or pre- recorded tape): Any experimental instruments (digital or non- digital) can be used. *Computer Music with Visual Art (video and/or dance and others) *Algorithmic Compositions: Music composed with the aid of computer programs. Other innovative use of computers not falling in the above categories will also be considered. All submissions should comply with [the limitations] described in the Music Submission Form. Materials for each submission (tapes and/or scores) must be sent together with a completed Music Submission Form to the ICMC 1993 Secretariat by Jan 30, 1993. Non- ICMA members who wish to submit music works must pay a sbumission fee of 3000 yen. Music to be performed at the conference will be selected by an international committee. The final program notes and composers' biographies for accepted music works must be received camera-ready by June 15, 1993. CALL FOR PROPOSALS The ICMC Paper Committee invites proposals for conference activities including: *Tutorial themes and tutors *Workshop themes and organizers *Panel discussion themes and speakers The proposal should contain a brief description of the proposed activity, a statement of its relevance and/or importance, the projected agenda, and other relevant information. Proposals must be received by the ICMC 1993 secretariat by Nov 15, 1992. Proposals will be reviewed on receipt for approval by the Paper Committee. IMPORTANT DATES Nov 15, 1992: Proposal deadline Jan 30, 1993: Submission deadline Feb 27, 1993: Acknowledgement of receipt of materials Apr 15, 1993: Notification of acceptance or rejection Jun 15, 1993: Final camera-ready versions and performance materials deadline All submissions should be sent to the following ICMC 1993 Secretariat. Conference information and extra submission kits are available from the secretariat. ICMC 1993 Secretariat c/o The Campus Corporation Babashita-cho 9, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162 JAPAN Tel: +81-3-3202-7521 Fax: +81-3-3202-7523 E-mail: email@example.com This tentative version will be authorized at ICMC'92 in San Jose next month. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ HALL OF WHISPERS: A VIRTUAL OPERA Leslie Bishko Coordinated by Brian Andreas. In conjunction with John F. Kennedy University Graduate School for Human Consciousness, Orinda, CA , USA September 1992 - January 1993 The invitation to participate in the HALL OF WHISPERS goes out via e-mail, FAX, and snail mail around the world. Participants send their wishes for the future, their thoughts on the present, their meanings gathered from the textures of their lives to the HALL OF WHISPERS. As these stories are connected with the stories from other participants, the connecting links are sent back to gather more connections. The stories and their connec- tions will be on exhibition at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California, USA in text form. The HALL OF WHISPERS Virtual Opera in its full voice synthesized and digitized human voice form will be open to audiences at the studio in Berkeley. There will be a chance for audiences at both locations to respond directly to the work they read or hear. Documentation in the form of selected audio tapes of the opera and selected stories and their interconnections in DTP will be available to participants both on the nets and in hard copy. Project Schedule: I. Call for participation: August - November 15, 1992 II. Interchange: September 1 - December 15, 1992 III. Exhibition: November 15 - December 15, 1992 IV. Documentation: December 15 - January 30, 1993 Project Guidelines are available from ISEA or from: Brian Andreas, 2972 Otis St., Berkeley, CA 94703, USA Tel: 1-510-5483452, Fax: 1-510-5485742, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org -------------------------------------------------------------------------- NEWS FROM THE UK Ivan Pope GRANT Ivan Pope, artist and ISEA correspondent, has been awarded a grant from the Live Art Travel & Research Fund of the Arts Council of Great Britain to travel to TISEA in Sydney. This is the first time this fund has been available and the grant is an indication of the interest that the Arts Council is showing in electronic media. The following is quoted from the funding application: "As an artist who works with electronic media in live art, I am involved in a number of projects that seek to promote experimentation with and integration of live work and electronic media. In addition to my work as an artist, I am concerned to promote the fusion of new technologies and live art practice, with the emphasis on art, not technology". UK FESTIVAL OF ARTS Nothingham, UK -Now Between 2nd and 15th October 1992, Contemporary Archives will present Now '92. Now '92 is billed as a showcase of " the most daring and remarkable performers from the UK and beyond in a six week programme spanning dance, theatre, visual arts, films, video, music and many shows which defy description by combining elements of all these." -New Media Weekend 17th-18th Oct 1992 A weekend event of discussion, debate and performances on the theme of the integration of new and broadcast media into the live arts. New Tech- nologies, New Opportunities: A Symposium. A day of discussion about the opportunities created for performing artists through the development of new and broadcast media such as virtual reality, video, TV, satellite, cable, sound sampling etc. Steve Rogers Memorial Lecture: Each year the Lecture is given by an individual whose work has advanced the field of live art. Artist Talks: Philip Jeck and John Jordan in discussion. -Vinyl Requiem Philip Jeck - Vinyl Requiem: The Brass Section. Installation, work in progress and performance of the newest part of Philip Jeck's "scratch orchestra". -Forkbeard Fantasy An experiment in contraprojection. For more details contact box office, tel: 44-602-419419 HYBRID A new magazine, Hybrid, will be launched in February 1993. UK magazine to cover cross-platform arts and technology Hybrid will cover live art, performance art, multi-media work, new technology, new music, video and film experiments, dance theatre, carnival, popular culture, installations, time-based art and collaborative work across art forms. Hybrid is financially and practically supported by the Arts Council of Great Britain and has been started after the failure of Performance magazine, the work of which it will continue and extend. Info tel: 44-71-8315143 (David Hughes) INSTALLATION Nothing Travels Faster Than Light, An Installation by Simulations, London Unwahr Gallery, Kl. Hamburger Str. 16, Ecke Auguststr, Berlin, Germany 19 September - 4 October 1992 "Nothing travels faster than light" is an experimental work to be shown in the Unwahr Gallery in Berlin. The work is conceived and executed by the artists collective of Simulations. It consists of 200 electric light bulbs and computer generated videographics electronically linked by an accom- panying soundtrack, thus forming an integrated system. Simulations is a fluid organisation, participants moving freely in and out of the group. For this project Simulations consists of James Kelly, Stephen Klimas, Jens Heise and Kevin Rowe. Klimas and Heise are German, Kelly and Rowe British, reflecting Simulations European focus. "Nothing travels faster than light: seeks to raise questions concerning our faith in the absolute postulates of science. It does this by utilising the latest commercial applications of technology. Ideological content attempting to subvert material form. Information tel: 49-30-6115510 (Marcel Hager, Unwahr Galerie, Berlin) or: 44-71-3596715 (Kevin Rowe, Simulations, London) ------------------------------------------------------------------------- JMACS SS'92 Yoshiyuki Abe Japan Music And Computer Science Society(JMACS) held the Summer Sym- posium(SS'92) on Sept.1-3, at Waseda University in Tokyo. Since JMACS was established in 1985, its bimonthly meeting and annual summer symposium have been providing a good place to communicate with person from other fields. This year, Summer symposium, the main event of JMACS, was featured as the rehearsal for the International Computer Music Conference 1993 (ICMC'93). Researchers, educators, artists, students and so on, who are in the fields of computer music, computer science and engineering, computer art, musicology, psychology, from academic and industrial sites, totally 120 attended at Paper session and Tutorial, and a large audience(150+) enjoyed the substantial program of the tape and live concerts performed in the well equipped hall. CONCERT SESSION I (Tape Concert) included the latest works of Marc Battier, Chris Chafe, Trevor Wishart, Tommy Zwedberg, Pierre Bernard, Francis Dhomont, Carlos Gratzer, Hans Mittendorf, Gerard Pape, Brigitte Robindore,Zack Settel,Cort Lippe, Shoji Yamashiro, Takuya Shigeta, Masahiro Miwa, Shohin Kanki, and Suguru Taninaka. CONCERT SESSION II (Live Performance) included Sakae Fuchino: "Farbenlehre II" for Piano and computer(1991), Shigenobu Nakamura: "Interface Concerto" (Live computer music for keyboard player and MIDI-system(1992)), Takehito Shimuza: "void main" in quest of the interactive world between a Shakuhachi-player and a computer music system(1992), Kazuo Uehara: "Chaos alpha II" for MIDI piano and computer with sound-objet and video(1991), Ikue Furitsu: "Curious fish" from "Myth of 20th century" for NeXT and Koto with video performance(1991), Hinoharu Matsumoto: "Le premier oiseau". During the symposium, "Nervous nest" by Saburo HIRANO was demonstrated at the lobby. PAPER SESSION presented following 12 titles. (Minor changes for the title are given onto Hatayama's and Yamada's to prevent misunderstandings.) Y.NAGASHIMA, "An experiment of Neuro Granulation", B.BELET, "Using the Kyma digital synthesis system as a single, unified environment for real-time software synthesis, algorithmic composition, and live perfor- mance", A.YOSHIKAWA, "Composition support system using fuzzy operation" M.HATAYAMA et al, "Music performance system consists of 90 personal computers connected through local area network", S.WAKE et al, "The session system reacting to the sentiment of player", M.AKITA et al, "Extracting a score from polytone using four-layered feedforward neural networks", M.FUKINO, "A way to place three dimensional sound sources" M.YAMADA et al, "Evaluation of naturalness of Ocarina sounds simulated by frequency and/or amplitude modulated sine waves", S.OMURA et al, "Effects of pitch information on metric interpretation in melody perception" T.MURAO, "Identifying structural tones through an objective assessment of closure points", Y.HORIUCHI et al, "A computer accompaniment system considering independence of accompanist", W.INOUE et al, "Automated accompaniment system for singing" TUTORIAL: Toshio HAYASAKA: "Non-science of musical instruments" Toshiaki Matsushima, JMACS SS'92 Chair e-mail: email@example.com Information about ICMC'93 are available from ICMC 1993 Secretariat c/o The Campus Corporation, Babashita-cho 9, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162, JAPAN Tel: +81-3-3202-7521, Fax: +81-3-3202-7523, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org __________________________________________________________________________ Selected items from Fineart Forum , Volume 6 #9 and Leonardo Electronic News, September 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. _________________________________________________________________________ ARTS, DESIGN, AND MEDIA COMMITTEE & SURVEY Jane Veeder This year as I completed a two-year term as Director-at-Large of SIGGRAPH, I launched a new SIGGRAPH committee (ADM) dedicated to giving the computer arts, design, and media community a voice within the organization. This community is active and makes contributions throughout the computer graphics field. Through formal efforts under the SIGGRAPH umbrella, there is great potential to enrich the environment within which this community works, e.g. promotion of Artist-in-Residencies in research and industry, endowed arts awards, collaboration with arts organizations abroad, and conference events. The initial definition is broad, including fine artists, all types of designers, and creative arts workers in commercial media production. More specific focuses within the ADM committee will be formed and the future may bring splinter groups with their own distinct identity and mission. The SIGGRAPH Arts, Design, and Media Survey (approx 470 distributed at the conference) was an effort to collect information about this community in order to assess current SIGGRAPH programs and lay plans for the future. I also conducted the first meeting of the ADM Committee, attended by about 75 people and witness to lively discussion. The meeting and numerous discussions with attendees revealed wide and clear support for a more clearly defined role within the organization. We will be producing a report on the survey data before the end of the year. IF YOU RECEIVED A SURVEY, PLEASE RETURN IT ASAP. Thanks! For further information contact Jane Veeder Advanced Computer Imaging Center, School of Creative Arts, San Francisco State University email@example.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ART AND DESIGN SLIDE SET Cynthia Rubin This year SIGGRAPH published an Educational Art and Design slide set for the first time. The slide set was edited by Cynthia Rubin, University of Vermont, and produced by Diana Tuggle, Los Alamos National Laboratory. The set shows the working processes of 13 artists, and includes accompanying statements from the artists on their artistic philosophy and processes. Many of us who are artists teaching with the computer have long held the belief that the real power of the computer as an instrument for leading us to a new aesthetic lies in the process of artist interaction with the computer while developing an image. Unfortunately, since most manuals and books on the commercial market emphasize easy step by step production, we were without a resource for examples of more innovative image development until now. This set focuses on two-dimensional imagery, and includes the work of: Sandro Corsi, Acha Debela, Carol Flax, Karen Guzak, Michael Holcomb, AnnMarie LeBlanc, Robert Martin, Delle Maxwell, Barbara Mones-Hattal, Jacquelyn Ford Morie, Cynthia Beth Rubin, Eva Sutton, and Roman Verostko. For those of you who missed the set at SIGGRAPH, it can be ordered from: Publications Marketing Manager, ACM Press 1515 Broadway New York, NY 10036, 1-800-342-6626 1-410-528-8596 fax single-copy orders +1 301-528-4261 customer service, or orders outside the USA or in MD or AK (8:15 - 4:15 M-F US Eastern Time.) e-mail inquiries: ACMPUBS@ACMVM.BITNET The cost is $33 for SIGGRAPH members, and $44 for non-members, plus shipping. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERACTIVE ART PIECE Heather Logan Barbara Nessim is an internationally know New York City artist, il- lustrator and educator whose computer art piece at the SIGGRAPH `92 Art Show was so interactive, you could come away with an "original" Nessim, free of charge. By selecting one of 18 national flags displayed on a Mac screen, visitors obtained their own artists book, containing 14 drawings selected randomly from the 400 drawings Nessim had created and stored, using a custom-designed HyperCard stack. By cutting, folding and stapling the 8 1/2-by-11 inch sheet of paper printed on the laser printer into a small book, users created their own minibook and walked away with a unique work of art. "The chances of getting the same book twice is 48 million to 1," Nessim said. Interactivity is one of the most compelling aspects of computer-generated art. Nessim takes advantage of the computer's unique characteristics to develop personal concepts and images relating to the nature of interper- sonal relationships. The relationship between the artist, the artwork and the observer/participant echoes her theme of art as the universal lan- guage. The multidimensional experience that Nessim creates uses visual elements contained in the computer's memory and the tactile experience of the printed page. Each visitor is engaged to interact with the computer, and is rewarded with a unique work of art. This ability to walk away from a computer interactive environment with an artifact not only piques the interest of the audience, but invites participation in the art itself and becomes an additional tool for the artist. For further information contact Amy Lynn Morawa 212 219-1111 ------------------------------------------------------------------------- CALENDAR ------------------------------------------------------------------------- ADVERTISING BRAINFRAMES September 23, 1992, 14.00 hours, Amsterdam, Holland Seminar organized by VEA (Dutch Association of Accredited Advertizing Agencies) and Adformatie Magazine Subject: New media, virtual reality, CD-I, multimedia etc. Panel: dr. Peter Hofstede (media sociologist), Derrick de Kerckhove (McLuhan Institute, Canada), Raymond leGue (Electrogig NL/US), Frans van Lier (journalist) Festige, A.J. Ernststraat 102, Amsterdam, Holland Tel: 31-20-6425642, Fax: 31-20-6464737 1992 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON MODELS AND REPRESENTATIONS OF MUSICAL SIGNALS 05-07 October 1992 Focus on microstructural and macrostructural representations Capri (Napoli) Contact: Giovanni De Poli, CSC-DEI, Universita' of Padova, Via Gradenigo 6a, 35131 PADOVA, Italy, tel.: +39-49-8287631, fax: +39-49-8287699, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. VISUAL LANGUAGES IEEE Workshop on Visual Languages 09-11 October 1992, International Convention Center Kobe, Japan Contact: Professor Tada Ichikawa, Faculty of Engineering, Hiroshima University, 1-4-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima 724, Japan. Tel: 81 824 22 7195, Email: email@example.com. SMC 92 IEEE Intl Conf on Systems, Man and Cybernetics 13-16 October 1992, Charlottesville, VA, USA Contact: Chelsea C White III, Department of Industrial and Operations Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA, tel: 1 313 763 1332, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. DICK RAAIJMAKERS October 16-17-18, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Lectures/demonstrations and concert by Dick Raaymakers(1930). Dick Raaijmakers is a composer/scientist/theatremaker who teaches at the center of Sonology and CAM at the conservatory in Den Haag (NL). His work (theories and artworks) is a consequent study on basic phenomena in music/art. In his reflections on music/art he also intergrates the use of technology as well as the fundamental distinction that remains between technology and art. His concert will be the systematic dissection of 12 microphones in a laboratory set up. V2 Organisation, Muntelstraat 23, 5211 PT, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Tel 31-73-137958, Fax 31-73-122238 FAUST 92 4th Forum of Arts, Science and Technique in Toulouse, France. October 16-20 Toulouse, France Features exhibitions, performances, competitions, symposia; Secretariat: FAUST, Mairie de Toulouse, 34 rue Pargaminieres, 31000 Toulouse, France Tel: 33-61-214474 & 222300 Fax: 33-61-298611 LUX EUROPAE Exhibition of Light Installations 22 Oct 1992 - Jan 4 1993, Edingburgh Lux Europae is a spectacular exhibition of light installations, bringing together thirty European artists. Light forms involved include neon, video, liquid crystal and laser. MUSIC ANALYSIS 3rd European Conference of Music Analysis 24-27 October , Trento, Italy Contact: Academia Filarmonica Trentian, Via Oriola 12, Trento 38100, Italy, tel: 39 0461 238008, fax: 39 0461 238166. EUROGRAPHICS WORKSHOP ON OBJECT-ORIENTED GRAPHICS 28-30 October, Champery, Switzerland Contact: Eurographics Workshop on Object-Oriented Graphics, Centre Universitaire d'Informatique, 12 rue du Lac, CH-1207 Geneva, Switzerland, Tel: 41 (22) 787 65 86, Fax: 41 (22) 735 39 05, E-mail: email@example.com. TELENOIA October 31 - November 1, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Roy Ascott will activate a global network on October 31 at 12.00 H. till November 1st 12.00 H. The network will be active for 24 hours with fax, E-Mail a.s. Roy Ascott will also talk about his work on October 30 at 21.00 H. V2 Organisation, Muntelstraat 23, 5211 PT, 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. Tel 31-73-137958, Fax 31-73-122238 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COGNITIVE MUSICOLOGY Jyvaskyla, Finland Deadline for papers 30 October 1992 (conference dates: 26-29 August 1993) Contact: Jukka Louhivuori, University of Jyvaskyla, Department of Musicology, P.O. Box 35, 40351 JYVASKYLA, FINLAND, tel: + 358 41 601 337, fax: + 358 41 601 331, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THREE DIMENSIONAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGY November 3-5, Montreal Canada 3D Film, Video & TV, Stereo Computer Graphics & Animation, Virtual Reality, Holography, Spatial Sound Systems, 3-D Multi Media, 3D Theory & Research Info: 3Dmt Center Concordia University, 7141 Sherbrooke Street, West Montreal, Canada H4B 1R6 Tel: 1-514-8482539 Fax: 1-514-8483492 Email: email@example.com NICOGRAPH '92 The Computer Graphics Convention in Japan November 9-13, 1992, Ikebukuro Sunshine City/ Yurakucho Mullion, Tokyo Info: Nicograph '92 secretariat, Ogawa Building, 1-2-2 Uchikanda Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo 101 Japan. Tel 81-3-32333475, Fax 81-3-32333450 THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ELECTRONIC ART November 9-13, Sydney Australia Info: TISEA, POB A307, Sydney South NSW 2000, Australia Tel: 61-2-3605607 Fax: 61-2-3602943 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CREATIVITY AND COGNITION SYMPOSIUM April 13-15, 1993 Topic areas include Creativity in practice, Reflection upon and obser- vation of the creative process, art practice and cognition, the role of technology, creative communications: dialogue and interchange across disciplines, cognitive concepts of creativity, computational models of creativity. Contact: The LUTCHI Research Centre, Loughborough University of Technology, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK Tel: (44) 509 222694 Fax: (44) 509 610815 Email: email@example.com COURSE Principles & Practice of Advanced User-Interfaces October 12-16 Bonn, Germany November 16-20 Rennes, France Information: CWI, Mr Frans Snijders, POB 4079, 1009 AB Amsterdam, Holland Tel: 31-20-5924133 Fax: 31-20-5924199 Email: FRANSS@CWI.NL ------------------------------------------------------------------------- CALLS FOR PARTICIPATION ------------------------------------------------------------------------- EUROGRAPHICS 93 Barcelona, September 6-10, 1993 Paper Proposals Highlights: Advanced Interaction, Cooperative Working, Visualization in the following application areas: CAD, Animation, Electronic Publishing, Geographical Information Systems. Other topics among others: Multimedia/Hypermedia, Graphics in the Arts, Image Processing, etc etc. Deadline for Papers: January 8th, 1993 Tutorial Proposals Topics: Computer Graphics for Artists, Designers & Amateurs, Computer Animation, Electronic Publishing, Virtual Reality and others Deadline: contact Tutorials Chair (via Conference Secretariat) before September 12, 1992 Slide, Video & Film Competition Topics: Technology, Science, Architecture; Advertising, Presentation Graphics; Work from Students, Universities and Academies Video/Film only: Realtime Graphics; Physically-based Animation/Rendering; Scientific Visualization; Virtual Reality; Human Modelling/Animation/Rendering; Animation for Training Slides: 35 mm Video: Umatic or VHS PAL Deadline: May 31st, 1993 For the Application Form and other info: Conference Secretariat Eurographics 93 Palau de Congressos, Dept. de Convencions Fira de Barcelona, Avda. Reina Maria Cristina s/n, E-08004 Barcelona, Spain Tel: 34-3-4233101, Fax: 34-3-4262845, Email: EG93@LSI.UPC.ES ----------------------------------------------------------------- SIGGRAPH 93 20th Annual International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Anaheim (CA), USA, August 1-6, 1993 Deadlines: -Papers: January 8, 1993 -Panel abstracts: October 16, 1992 Final Panel proposals: January 8, 1993 -Preliminary Course proposals: October 16, 1992 Final Course proposals: December 4, 1992 -Designing Technology *) preliminary descriptions and critical essay abstracts: October 30, 1992 Designing Technology proposals and critical essays: January 8, 1993 Designing Technolgy accepted works: April 2, 1993 -Electronic Theater alternate media proposals requiring special assistance and performance and audience-participation proposals: January 15, 1993 Electronic Theater film, video and alternate media preliminary entries for jurying: April 16, 1993 Electronic Theater final accepted film, video and alternate media entries: June 18, 1993 -Tomorrow's Realities **) early proposals: January 8, 1993 Tomorrow's Realities final proposals: March 12, 1993 -Images: any time (early submission recommended) -Student volunteers application and copy of student ID: April 2, 1993 -Multimedia 93 ***) papers, panels, courses and workshop proposals: January 8, 1993. *) New program: showcases the convergence of design and technology and explores how these disciplines have advanced functionality, communication and usability. Categories: Interface design, print and non-print oriented design, product design, package design, ergonomics, spatial, environmental and architectural design, virtual and artificial reality, design for physically and mentally challenged. **) Tomorrow's Realities presents the latest concepts and developments in interactive computing and establishes a framework in which to consider the social, cultural and political implications of these new 'historical' technologies. Presentation formats include: gallery/museum installations, poster presentations, self-run demos, interactive installations. ***) The First International ACM Conference on Multimedia, August 2-6, 1993 will be co-located with Siggraph 93. For more info and contributor forms contact: Siggraph 93 Conference Management Smith, Bucklin & Associates 401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611, USA Tel: 1-312-3216830, Fax: 1-312-3216876, Email: SIGGRAPH93@SIGGRAPH.ORG _________________________________________________________________ ISEA distributes a hard copy version of 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 addresses mentioned in this Newsletter by contacting ISEA. 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 at the address on the front page. Support: Groningen University, Amsterdam University, De Fabriek/Hollandia.