THE ISEA NEWSLETTER

                                 #43 JULY 1995

Editors: Dirk Boon, Wim van der Plas (Holland). Correspondents: Yoshiyuki
Abe (Japan), Ray Archee (Australia), Peter Beyls (Belgium), Leslie Bishko
(US/Canada), Paul Brown (Australia), Annick Bureaud (France), Jurgen Claus
(Germany), Roger Malina (US), Rejane Spitz (Brazil).
Lay-out: Rene Pare (Grafico de Poost). Text editors: Ray Archee, Seth
Shostak. Honorary Member: Herbert W. Franke
               ISEA, POB 8656, 3009 AR Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 
                             Tel/fax 31-10-4778605, 
         Email: ISEA@MBR.FRG.EUR.NL (Board) or ISEA@SARA.NL (Newsletter)
                        WWW URL

Wim van der Plas

Recently, several representatives of ISEA visited Ars Electronica in Austria. 
During an accompanying press conference, ISEA95 presented their program for
Montreal in September and ISEA96 presented a preliminary version of their
Call for Papers & Participation. The Call can be found on the ISEA Website 
( The printed version will be distributed in
August, at Siggraph and world-wide via airmail. 
More on the Siggraph meeting in this Newsletter.

We brought a lot of information home from Austria. You will find it in an
article on Ars, as well as throughout the Newsletter, distilled from the
brochures we picked up. It is interesting to note that most of this
information was in German and concerns activities in German-speaking
countries. It has almost made this issue into a 'German Special.'


The Inter-Society urgently needs more volunteers to help. Remember the
editors of this Newsletter are volunteers.  The Board consists of volunteers.
Nobody gets paid. There will be rewards though: free ISEA membership (so
called Working Membership), knowledge, experience and contacts. 

-We most urgently need someone to help do the ISEA administration. 
Just a few hours' work per week. Some bookkeeping skills might help.
For this job we need a Dutch person (residing in Holland, that is). 
-Another job is the maintenance of our Web site. We want to include back
issues of the Newsletter at the site, in HTML, so that links can be provided
to the Web addresses and e-mail addresses mentioned in those Newsletters.
-Help is also needed for the organization of ISEA96 in Rotterdam, The 

Please Help! Contact Wim van der Plas or Dirk Boon at the Inter-
Society addresses mentioned in this Newsletter. 


The meeting of the Inter-Society and its sister organization ISAST
(International Association for the Arts, Sciences & Technology) at SIGGRAPH,
the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques,
has become an annual tradition. SIGGRAPH will be held this year from August
6-11 in the L.A. Convention Center, Los Angeles, USA.
This is the agenda:
-Introduction 5 min.
-ISEA95, Montreal 15 min.
-ISEA96, Rotterdam 10 min.
-ISEA97, Chicago 5 min.
-ISAST/LEONARDO announcements 20 min.
-Other announcements 30 min.

The meeting was set up this time by Cynthia Rubin (ISEA95). She writes: 
'The ISEA-ISAST meeting at SIGGRAPH will be on Thursday, at 12:15, in room
511BC in the Convention Center. This will be followed by a meeting with the
SIGGRAPH Art Task Force.
We will have to start on time - I suggest that we tell people to pay
attention to leave the morning sessions before the questions, to pick up some
lunch, and then come to our meeting.  Otherwise we will not get through the
meeting with the Art Task Force before the afternoon sessions start at 1:45.
But at least we are generally not conflicting with anything else, so I think
that this is the ideal time.'

Rejane Spitz
We are in the process of creating the ISEA Brazil WWW pages - we have already
collected works and info from about 20 Brazilian artists (to start with),
which we are now digitalizing. We hope we will finish everything before
ISEA'95. Our server is at PUC-RIO University - we will be linked to PUC-Rio's
homepage, and we will link to ISEA in Holland too.


In Newsletter #42, we told you about ISEA's first Honorary Member, Herbert.
W. Franke. By mistake, we gave a wrong title for one of his books: instead of
"Machine Art", the title should have been "Apparative Kunst." Here is a
selected bibliography of Herbert's books on art. Not included are his (other)
scientific books and the (science) fiction he published.

-'Kunst und Konstruktion', F. Bruckmann Munich, 1957
-'Phaenomen Kunst', Heinz Moos Verlag Munich, 1967
-'Computergraphik-Computerkunst', Bruckmann, 1971 *)
-'Apparative Kunst, vom Kaleidoskop zum Computer', co-author with 
Gottfried Jager, DuMont Koeln, 1973
-'Computergrafik-Galerie, Bilder nach Programm-Kunst im elektronischen
Zeitalter', DuMont Koeln, 1984
-'Leonardo 2000', Neubearbeitung von 'Kunst Kontra Technik', Suhrkamp
Frankfurt/Main, 1987
-'Die Welt der Mathematik, Computergrafik zwischen Wissenschaft und Kunst',
VDI Verlag Duesseldorf, 1988
-'Digitale Visionen', IBM Deutschland, 1989
-'Das P-Prinzip, Naturgesetze im Rechnenden Raum', Insel Frankfurt/Main, 1995
-'Wege zur Computerkunst', Edition die Donau hinunter Wien/St.Peter am
Wimberg, 1995

*) Translated in English and available in the UK and the USA 
under the title 'Computer Graphics - Computer Art'.

Wim van der Plas

During the last day of Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria, June 19-23) a rather
shocking change was announced. This oldest and largest of the electronic art
festivals (mind: the ISEA symposia are not essentially festivals) was, up to
now, a collaboration of the Brucknerhaus (or rather LIVA, the foundation that
exploits the Brucknerhaus) and the ORF, the National Austrian Broadcasting 
Corporation. The substantial prizes that can be won in the Ars Electronica
art competitions, were, until recently, sponsored by Siemens  Corporation. 
That  role was,  however,  taken  over  by several  other companies,  among
which the local energy  company. This company is also the financial sponsor
of the Ars Electronica Museum,  a  unique museum on electronic art,  under 
construction directly at the other side of the Danube River.

During a press conference on the last day of Ars Electronica, it was
announced that from now on, the LIVA (the Brucknerhaus) will no longer be
on the board of Ars Electronica. Instead, the energy company will be
represented. This not only means the Brucknerhaus may no longer be the main
location of the Festival, it also means the end of the important role
artistic director Peter Weibel played in the shaping of the content of the
successive Ars Electronicas. Of course, Weibel's reaction was one of
disappointment. In his opinion these changes will mean Ars Electronica will
become more popularized and more commercial.

The content of Ars Electronica '95 showed an important shift from real to
virtual space. A large part of the exhibition consisted of computers with WWW
access. A new catagory in the competition was 'WWW-sites' (replacing the old
category 'computer graphics'). The winners of the competition are listed
below. They are "the best and most interesting WWW Sites", according to Ars 
Electronica. However, in some cases one wonders what their relation to art
might be.

This question is also valid for a large part of the Symposium held in the
Brucknerhaus. A lecture by John Perry Barlow on the 'revolutionary impact' of
the (widespread use of the) Internet, was typical: he never mentioned the
word art. Some speakers even showed considerable ignorance of art. Frank
Ogden, for example, maintained that printed books would soon disappear, not
only because publishers of printed media cannot compete with the electronic
media (which may be right), but also because "nobody will want to read a book
if they can live through the adventures themselves using VR techniques". One
wonders what kind of books Ogden reads, if any.

On the other hand, excellent work was presented by Bill Seaman (interactive
installation), Michael Tolson (interactive computer animation), Granular
Synthesis (performance), Trevor Wilson and Gilles Gobeil (computer music) and
others. It certainly would be a tremendous loss if Ars Electronica no longer
reaches the high artistic and philosophical levels it has maintained
throughout the years.

AE: Winning Web Sites
These are the Web sites that won the Ars Electronica competition: (IDEA Futures) (tO Public Netbase) (Ringo + +)
http.// (Station Rose Homepage) (The File Room) (OTIS) (Face to Face) (HotWired) (Snowball Camera) (Current Weather Maps) (aMAZEingweb) ((Digital Art Endeavors) (DigiCash),atikWWW/twg/KaspaH/KaspaHome.html
(KaspaH's Home) (Mircosoft Hate

By the way, this is Ars Electronica's own Web site address:


A new program at SIGGRAPH this year is the 'Artist/Designer sketches'. 
The Art Chair of SIGGRAPH '95, Ken O'Connell, set this up, partly as a
response to the artist's criticism last year (see our September '94
Newsletter). Chair is Eduardo Kac

Wednesday August 10 10-11.30 a.m.
Lane Hall, Lisa Moline, James Faure Walker, John F. Sherman

Thurday 8.30-10
Rodrigo Toledo, Susan Metros, Bill Barminski
10-12 a.m.
Jon McCormack, Yoichiro Kawaguchi, Jill Smith, Phil Dench, 
Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau 

Friday 8.30-10.30 a.m.
Paul Danset, Brad Brace, Richard Navin, Nancy Earle-Navin
10 a.m.-12.15 p.m.
Lev Manovich, Tim Druckrey, Machiko Kusahara, Erkki Huhtamo


'ARTLAB is a project of the Social and Cultural Program Operations Center of
Canon Inc. in Japan. It started in 1991. It employs digital technology that
Canon is promoting and serves as a laboratory (experimental studio) for
pioneering a new art domain where art and science can be fused. The Artlab
helps with the creation ofand exhibition of collaborative art works between 
artists and Canon's computer engineers and the introduction and spreading of
media art. The Artlab also supplies equipment and financial support, as well
as holding workshops and lectures. 'See the 'Video Spaces' announcement in
the Calendar in this Newsletter for one of Artlab's projects, by Teiji
Furuhashi. They are announcing an Internet project for next Autumn. 
ARTLAB, DK Bldg. 5 Fl., 7-18-23 Roppongi Minato-ku Tokyo 106, Japan
Tel 83-3-34784161, fax 54103615


'The Knowbotic Interface Project of Dr. Doeben-Henisch and his team of the
Institute for New Media in Frankfurt, Germany is a research project that aims
at improving communication between humans and artificial intelligence.
Artificial intelligence, in this case, means autonomously learning agents,
'Knowbots'. A philosophical experiment on the road to digital consciousness.'
Dr. Gerd Doeben-Henisch, INM - Institut fuer Neue Medien, Daimlerstrasse 32,
D-60314, Frankfurt, Germany. Tel: 49-69-941963-10, Fax: -22, E-mail  Web Site:


First prize, three-month-scholarship at GMD plus 14.000 DM 
     by Henry Schmidt and Benjamin Seide

     This entry by a young German team reflected both the spirit and the
     technological challenge of navigating the future communication space.
     Designed as an open interface that grows like a virtual organism and
     supported by friendly "teddy-bear agents" representing the media memory
     of the user.Paramatrix bridges the world of MTV and the world of
     Internet. The jury believes that this project represents the generation
     that will eventually become both passengers and drivers on the
     information highway. 

Second prizes, 7.000 DM 
     by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, coll. Will Bauer
     A powerful media study in "Cyber-Presence" - the implications of the  
     extension of body and mind through telepresence. Virtual space and real  
     space, virtual space and real space, virtual body and real body merge in
     a new tele-virtuality that reaches where televison will probably never   

     by Lynn Hershman Leeson
     Based on the creation of a virtual "Cyber-Character", 
     made up of selected fragments ("digital DNA") from random 
     collaboration of Internet users who contribute to the 
     character, VENUS HOME PAGE is designed to grow into a 
     nonlinear TV-mini-series. It adresses issues of identitiy,
     gender, self-prsentation and the perils of network overload. 

     by Dan Northrup 
     Rooted in community video, this project emphasizes local 
     content and the use of new media to strengthen community 
     ties. Recognizing that the acceptance of interactive network
     services will largely depend on their community self 
     expression qualities, this "Cyber-Community" project seems 
     highly relevant. 

The jury also likes to mention: 

     by Catherine Ikam and Louis Fleri
     It develops the concept of the oracle, that in an interactive 
     TV context could serve as "Cyber-Face" - a satirical metaphor 
     of the all-knowing TV-god as well as the all-powerful gatekeeper 
     of the networks." 

Here you find more information about the first "Cyberstar" 
Competition on interactive concepts:
Thanks again to everybody who took part!
Monika Fleischmann
Research Scientist/Artistic Director
German National Research Center for Computer Science
Dept. Visualization and Media Systems Design (VMSD)

Schloss Birlinghoven, D-53754 Sankt Augustin
Phone:++49-2241-14-2809 (Fax: -2040), E-mail:        


by:Christian Moeller, with P. Kuhlmann (D) and L. P. Demers (CND)
Organisation: V2_Organisatie, Rotterdam, Holland, tel: 31-10-4046427
Contact: Marc Thelosen / Alex Adriaansens / Mart van Bree
Location: Museumpark Rotterdam, Holland
Dates: Friday night, August 11th, from 21.30 h
Saturday and Sunday, August 12th and 13th, from 12.00 h - 23.30 h
Admission free
Opening: Friday, August 11th, 21.30 h with performance by Arthur
Elsenaar at 22.00 h

As part of the Rotterdam Summer Festival 1995, V2_Organisatie will be
presenting 220 V  ELECTRO CLIPS - The Party Effect on August 11th, 12th and
13th. 220V ELECTRO CLIPS is an installation in which the audience can create
a sound collage by moving through an enormous light sculpture in the
Museumpark in Rotterdam.
For the Museumpark in Rotterdam, the German artist and architect Christian
Moeller designed a light sculpture which covers an area of 60 x 60 meters.
>From eight towers of 8 meters height, 96 light beams shine through the
installation. In the floor of the sculpture, 32 sensors record changes of
light. When these light sensors are activated, they start searching radio
signals which can then be heard through a sound installation. The sounds move
through the park following certain coordinates. Audio channels interfere and
fade in and out under the influence of the audience moving through the light
sculpture. Additionally, individual visitors can trigger instruments and
various sounds through simple movements.

220V ELECTRO CLIPS is a 3D sound environment from which the audience can send
sounds through the park. It is therefore also a radio set of architectural
dimensions in which the audience determines which stations can be heard.

The first ideas for this sculpture originated from a collaboration between
Christian Moeller and the Frankfurt Ballet of William Forsyth. In 1994
Moeller, together with the Theater am Turm in Frankfurt and the first dancer
of the Frankfurt Ballet, Stephen Galloway, developed the dance and music
piece ELECTRO CLIPS, a performance in which the dancer similarly plays the
sounds of a light sculpture of theatre size.

Christian Moeller has a name both as a media artist and as a media architect.
For the front of the Zeilgalerie in Frankfurt he designed a light
installation which reacts to external factors like humidity, temperature and
light. The front of the building is thus turned into a large display of light
and colour patterns. In June, Christian Moeller received a distinction at the
Prix Ars Electronica 1995 in Linz, Austria, for the Frankfurt production
of ELECTRO CLIPS. At present he is director of Archimedia, a centre for
architecture and new media in Linz, Austria.

During the opening night on Friday, August 11th, there will be a special
performance by the Dutch artist Arthur Elsenaar. The facial muscles which
determine Elsenaar's facial expressions will be connected to Moeller's light
sculpture. Thus the audience, by activating the light sensors, will not only
steer the sound, but also the facial expressions of Elsenaar.
For more information and/or photographic material, please contact: Mart van
Bree at V2_Organisation, phone 010-4046427, fax 010-4128562.

This project has been made possible by: Rotterdam Zomerfestivals, Mondriaan
Stichting, Goethe Instituut Rotterdam and Ampco ProRent


Rotterdam, August 13th, 1995, from 13.00 till 18.30 hrs.
Location: V2_Organisatie, Rotterdam, Eendrachtsstr. 10
Admission: Hfl. 25,00
Tel. +31.10.404 64 27 (reservation recommended)

In 1989, the writer and philosopher, Vilem Flusser (Bra/F), suggested that in
the future we would be building houses which resemble living organisms,
including spinal columns. Until today, buildings have not been 'viable'
machines, but in the future they will quickly become viable because they are
becoming more 'intelligent'. They will become like the skin of an organism
which they will simulate through an artificial nervous system. Thus we can
see the emergence of the notion of the building as a living, organic

The technological and the biological, once regarded as opposites, are today
increasingly merging into hybrid constellations. This calls up the old
question of the definitions of life and nature, and what their relation is to
technology and culture. We can observe a shift from a world of constants to a
world of variables in which the biological is placed ever closer to the
technological. This shift takes place simultaneously with the growing
technologisation of society. Manuel De Landa, author of "War in the Age of
Intelligent Machines" (1991), will discuss these issues in his lecture and
will point to their consequences for the development of interfaces.

The transport revolution of a century ago, which forms part of the overall
mechanisation of society, determined many facettes of the development of
modern cities. In a similar way, the ultimate transport revolution, i.e. the
transportation of digital information via electronic networks, will leave its
mark on the development of the living and working environments of people in
industrial societies of the next century. The colonisation of electronic
space - if we can speak about space in this context - has only just begun. We
see the creation of a new informational space which has structures distinctly
different from those of "the landscape" or "the city", but which still refers
to the latter and is influenced by them. It is also a space in which we
can observe the formation of communities which follow new rules. For
instance, communities emerge in these electronic spaces not in relation to
geographical conditions, but on the basis of shared interests or needs. The
question of the relations between the different spaces and how they are
connected to each other is crucial and refers directly to architecture
because the latter always deals with the structure and the moulding of space,
time, and function.

The electronic spaces are expanding at an incredible speed and intersect with
the spaces within which we live and work on a multitude of levels. Spaces
with different characteristics and specific temporal and spatial dynamics
influence each other to an increasing degree. The connections, links and
gateways between them are so far mainly being developed by technologists.
This amplifies the cultural conflicts which emerge around the
visualisation and structuration of information. According to which strategies
can architects design the gateways between these spaces? How will architects
respond to the challenge of providing interfaces between the new environments
and their human users? This question particularly points to the problem of
the interface in architecture.

When we are talking about architecture in relation to the electronic media we
are dealing not only with a technical question, but also about the actual
forms that architecture creates. This has expressedly determined the choice
of speakers we have invited for this day. They will address the described
complex of questions from their personal vision and working experience. They
are architects whose work deals with the shifting notions of nature and
technology and how these relate to each other.

These are the issues that will be raised during this conference about
architecture and media, issues about which the invited speakers all have
outspoken positions.
Christian Moeller (D) and NOX architects (NL) work as architects, while
Manuel de Landa is a researcher who will be talking about intelligent robots
and interfaces in relation to the military industry. At the time of this
press release we were still negociating with another speaker for this event.
His name will be released in a few days. The mini-conference will be chaired
by Bart Lootsma writer and critic on architecture and media.

The conference which will take place simultaneously with the Museumpark
project "220V Electro Clips - The Party Effect" by Christian M=DCller, wants
to initiate a discussion about media-architecture. It wants to address the
place of architecture in our technological culture, as well as the influence
that this technological culture has on architecture.

V2_Organisation, Alex Adriaansens, Eendrachtsstraat 10, 3012 XL Rotterdam     
The Netherlands. E-mail:, Fax: 31-10-4128562, Tel: 31-10-4046427


This Center for Contemporary Art always sends us their exhibition
announcements. However, it is not always clear whether the exhibits
have a relation to electronic art. For July 9 - October 1 they
announce an exhibition by Alain Sechas. Electronic or not, we have
the impression the art center is worth a visit if you happen to be in
the neighbourhood.  
Le Creux de l'Enfer, Vallee des Usines, 63300 Thiers, France
Tel 33-73-802656 fax 802808

(aus dorfenger Welt ins weltweite Dorf)
Semi-permanent(?) exhibition 
Steyr, Austria
The museum of 'the World of Industrial Labour' shows how the feeling that the
village we used to live in was 'the World', is changing towards the feeling
that the World we live in is a village. Topics include: 'Clock and State',
Railway as Network, Electricity, Telecommunication, Digital Networks.
Museum Industrielle Arbeitswelt
Wehrgrabengasse 7, A-4400 Steyr, Austria. Tel 43-7252-67351, fax 67351-11


Ars Electronica has published an impressive series of books on the occassion
of their successive festivals. Some of these are sold out, but many are still
available. Most of them are bi-lingual (German/English). They are available
from PVS Verleger:
-Ars Electronica 82
-Ars Electronica 84 Supplement (On the History and Aesthetics of Digital Art)
-Ars Electronica 88 ('Kunst der Szene')
-Die Ars Electronica - Kunst im Zeitsprung
-Ars Electronica 91 ('Out of Control')
-Ars Electronica 92 ('Die Welt von Innen -ENDO und NANO')
-Ars Electronica 92 (extracts)
-Ars Electronica 92 ('Pioneers of Electronic Art')
-Ars Electronica 93 ('Genetic Art - Artificial Life')
-Ars Electronica 94 ('Intelligente Ambiente')
Contact PVS Verleger, Pouthongasse 26/13, A-1150 Vienna, Austria
Tel/Fax 43-222-9832855
Available from the Brucknerhaus:
Die Ars Electronica 89 ('Im Netz der Systeme - Fur ein interaktive Kunst'
German only)
Ars Electronica, Brucknerhaus, Untere Donaulande 7, A-4010 Linz, 
Austria. Fax: 43-732-7612350

This a newsletter distributed by the InterCommunication Center of the Nippon
Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, a center for electronic art. The
Newsletter is in full colour and Japanese, but there is a separate sheet with
English translations. The ICC also publishes a quarterly journal and books.
For example journal #11:
Body/Performance. "Possibility of communicating with the body. 
Searching for a new view on the body from the forefront of art and technology
towards the late 1990s and the 21st century."
Yoko Kojima, NTTC, Advertising Department, Marukin Bancho Bldg. 3F, 6-28
Rokubancho Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102, Japan
Tel: 81-3-3288-1121, Fax: 5213-8181, E-mail:

A new magazine on critisism, theory, and history of modern culture roduction.
International, but in German. 'Springer Pool' is the electronic counterpart
of the magazine. 'Active participation in this open forum is unlimited'. This
forum will soon be on the Web.
Hefte der Gegenwartskunst, Sachsenplatz 4-6, A-1201 Vienna, Austria.
Tel 43-1-33024-15345, fax 26351, eMail:

UM 9
A series of books published by the Art Museum of Bern (Switzerland) and
Benteli Verlag: "'Um 9' Am Nerv der Zeit". Most of it is in German, but
included is for example Michael Tolson's 'Thinking Skin, Neural Mediation of
Reaction-Diffusion' (the basis of his interactive piece, see the article on
Ars Electronica in this Newsletter) and Derrick de Kerckhove on 'A Biological
Ground of Interface Technology'. Other authors include Richard Kriesche, 
Rene Berger, Vilem Flusser, Steina and Woody Vasulka, Peter Weibel, Paul
Virilio and a number of famous post-modernists like Beaudrillard and Lyotard.
Get the brochure from:
Benteli-Werd Verlags AG, Seftigenstrasse 310, CH-3084 Wabern-Bern,
Switzerland. Tel: 41-31-9608484, Fax: 9617414 

Beitrage zu einer Kulturgeschichte der Filmtechnik.

# 2 of this magazine is an international issue. Several articles and
summaries are in English, and cover such topics as holography, interactive
arts, Cinerama, the decline of the film cinema, etc. It is published by the
German Association for the Promotion of Culture (DGFK), from Berlin.
Weltwunder der Kinematographie, DGFK, POB 100274, D-10562, Berlin, Germany.
Tel: 49-30-3053236, Fax: 3052782
Publisher's E-mail:
E-mail DGFK:

With contributions of Thomas Dreher, Ludwig Seyfarth and Romana Schuler.
260 pages with 200 Color and BW-pictures. Vienna, TRITON Verlag, 1995.
To be published in September 1995. Price: DM 60,--.ISBN 3-901310-21-5
Orders: TRITON Verlag, Albertgasse 53/2/11 , A-1080 Vienna, Austria.

                                  WORLD WIDE WEB

                         ROMAN VEROSTKO * WWW EXHIBITION
                                Plotted Works on Paper
                                Recent Sculptures
                            July 15 to August 30, 1995

The Weightless Sculpture Project by Martin Sjardijn intends to bring  a 
virtual sculpture into  cyber- and outer space by telematic technology.   
Consult website: for more information.

interface, the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design's (ACCAD,
Ohio State University, USA), student run publication, is now available

Visit us at our web site:
or FTP at:

editor: Nanette Wylde
Links and contributions are encouraged.

The File Room is a multi-media, computer-based archive which documents
numerous cases of censorship around the world and throughout history.
An artist's project by Muntadas, The File Room is produced by Randolph Street
Gallery (a non-profit artist run center in Chicago, IL) with the support of
the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) at the University of
Illinois/Chicago. The File Room is accessible on the World Wide Web at:
For more information contact RSG at :, Fax: 1-


Emmanuelle Barthou

As an art lover only, I would like to collect any information about the
picture located at the following adress:

I hope you will be able to look at it and help me. Of course, this request is
not a joke but very serious. I am looking forward to receiving your precious
comments at my e-mail adress which is:

Thank you for replying

Anders Knudsen

Help, graphics programmers!
I am looking for the algorithms to perform the tonal correction known as
Dodge and Burn (c/c++ code would be nice.) The implementation of this
function is well illustrated in the Adobe Photoshop application. Is there
perhaps a book that covers this subject? Information is appreciated,

Anders Knudsen
Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA

                             CALLS FOR PARTICIPATION

19th International Animated Film Festival
November 7 - 12  1995, Espinho, Portugal

International Competition, Non Competitive Program and Retrospectives.
Works entered for competition must have been completed after November 1993.
Formats: 16 and 36 mm film, Umatic (LB and HB), VHS and Super VHS. First
prize worth approx. US$ 3300 and a number of prizes worth approx. US$ 1600. 

Entry Forms: August 14
Films & Videos (for preselection): September 1
Selected Films: October 7

Entry forms:
Cinanima95, Rua 62, 251, Apartado 43, 4501 Espinho Codex, Portugal
Fax 351-2-726015


We will be doing an international collaborative art project entitled 
"ChainReaction" at the SIGGRAPH 95 conference in LA, Aug 6-11.  The 
project is a World Wide Web art project based on image manipulation and 
nonlinear image development.  

We are looking for individuals and groups of people from around the world 
to participate in this project.  There is estimated to be approx. 30,000 
people at the SIGGRAPH conference, many of whom will also be 
participating in the project.  

You will need access to the WWW and ftp to participate.  Collaborators 
will be manipulating images and possibly communicating via video 

If you are interested in being part of this project please send us a 
message and we will keep you updated as the project develops.

Bonnie Mitchell, Melody dos Santos, Drew Farris, Josh Jones, Heather Elliott
Scott Mager, Wayne Fidler

Beginning from summer 1994, a new city is in course of foundation:

             NETVILLE, The World Wide City of INTERACTIVE MONUMENTS.

Its aim is "Connecting the Most Significant Monuments" all over the world
through a global network of Interactive Kiosks.

As a Living Memory Lab, Netville redefines man-made spaces to become actual
sites for the access to the virtual space of contemporary communication.

In the context of this new eco-system, each Netville Monument becomes a
sort of bio-technological hybrid (telematic equipments, interactive
visitors and memory's stones), that feeds with information the growth of
contemporary culture within the Sites of Real World.

In the foundation of Netville, not only historical monuments are involved.
Every place (with the significant presence of its inhabitants) may be a
Netville Monument. Since the aim is both the selection of new monuments and
the semantic renovation of ancient ones, the Netville foundation will grow
by considering small as well as great cities. Its membership should be
composed of autonomous teams which will try to forge amicable relations
with the administrative authorities in each city.

Netville is, therefore, an architectural project which envisages the global
village as THEATRUM COMMUNICATIONIS. It is the answer to the aesthetic
drought so dramatically evident in our decaying urban spaces.

The Netville Foundation Committee is currently cultivating links with
organizations in the following cities: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin,
Bogot=E0, Bologna, Charleroi, Civitella d'Agliano, Dro, Cologne, Linz,
London, Marseille, Montb=E9liard, Modena, Munich, Montreal, Nice, Pisa, Rome,
Santarcangelo, Sarajevo, Tokyo, Turin, Trieste, Venice, and, of course, The
World Wide Web.

Each monument should be able to be transformed into a transparent Kiosk,
equipped with one or more terminals, interfacing with the Netville system.
It will have structure, form and dimensions designed in accordance with the
related monument.

Ideally, each Kiosk would be used during the day for research,
documentation, and creative activities, and would be available to
individuals or small organized groups. By night it would become a
theatrical installation, permitting the user to "virtually participate" in
cultural events across the globe. It will thus become a sort of virtual
hyper-actor on the stage of actual cities, with a remarkable presence in
the real world.

In the occasion of ARS LAB 2, international exhibition in Turin, Italy, the
first Netville Kiosk will be installed, with a public involvement of all
the visitors.

We are looking forward to get in contact with people and organizations
interested in the hyperlinking with ARS LAB 2 through the CANTIERE NETVILLE
(October - November 1995).

Comments, suggestions, requests and purposes can be emailed to Giorgio
Vaccarino, Netville Project coordinator,

The Netville Project is available on the Internet at the URL

The Netville Project is supported by CSP, Centro Supercalcolo Piemonte.

December 4 - 12  1995, Utrecht, Netherlands

'Again there will be a Springtij-festival in december 1995 in the centre
for culture EKKO, Utrecht, The Netherlands. The festival covers the field of
art and culture in which the role of technological developments in our
society is discussed.

In 1994 the festival Springtij@info.ekko was organised for the first time.
The subtitle of this event was 'Art and Culture in Digital Ages'. The
motive for this event was that the fast development of today's
information-technology results in the fact that the non-insider looses
survey on the role of technology in modern society.
We have chosen for a combination of offering information and initiating a
discussion about the role and use of information-technology. Besides
readings and discussions this was illustrated with film, video, music and
creative art.
The festival was succesfull and as a result of the enthousiastic reactions
we decided to make Springtij a returning event.
This year we will work with a theme: travelling (in digital ages). From
this base we ask artists to contribute in the festival. The field of art
will be broad: creative art, mixed-media, audio-visual, music, theatre,
film/video, performance, literature.
Springtij has to raise questions, answer them and activate the observer.

The role of new media in modern society is growing. The resulting changes
seem to have a great effect on culture. An increasing number of people
seem to loose survey because they are crushed by information and constant
renewing of the possibilities. Decreasing the gap between these people and
the ever growing supply of digital applications is the motive for the
organisation of Springtij.

A phenomenon in almost every culture is the interest in travelling. Hereby
we see as one of the positive aspects of travelling the call of attention
to other cultures. The question that rises is whether the new developments in
this digital age will change the attitude towards travelling or maybe
change the way of traveling. We think that the subject will give a good
motive for bringing the new information- and communication-possibilities
under the attention of people. All this in the context of art and culture.
These aspects are not yet discussed within a platform as Springtij offers.

Travelling is a theme that appeals to almost everyone in their own
individual way. You can travel (physically), dream (mental travelling),
communicate with the rest of the world (telematic travelling) or
view/read/hear (audio-visual travelling). All these ways will be
experienced in many different individual ways.
Travelling offers contact with other cultures and learns how to deal with
them. At this moment it is not clear where the new stream of information and
information-possibilities will lead to. As a result of the nature of new
media, the way of traveling might be more individual in the future. This
in contradiction of todays mass-tourism. Perhaps a great number of people
will not leave their home in the future because they survey a country or
continent via Internet (World Wide Web). Travelling offers adventure and
yet this can be found in many different ways.

During the Springtij-festival we will offer the visitors the possibility to
use the Internet. We are striving for the use of existing networks and thus
creating the possibility to 'travel' to other cities/countries. We are
looking for organisations, artists, institutes etc. with whom we make
contact during the festival. We hope to get 'live' contact via WWW with
Also our aim is to set up a virtual gallery in our centre with
contributions in word, image, movies, sounds, music and combinations of
them. At this moment we are thinking of downloading all contributions to a
computer in our centre. This is to prevent long waiting when people want to
download images etc. Maybe new developments will lead to another setup, but
this is just speculation at this time.
Some of the ideas are:
- videoletters (newsletters)
- videoconference (or refreshing pictures every hour)
- creating something during festivalweeks
- diaries
- compositions
- performances
- installations
- interactive programs (CD-ROM)
- poetry on the net (collaboration)
- visit digital cities/regions
- telematical cooperation with other organisations/artists

Springtij has to offer a absorbing mix of information, art and discussion.
The treshold should be low for all activities. Therefore we strive for a
free entrance of the festival.

We will ask artists to contribute to the festival. We have a preference for
contributions which are about the themes 'travelling' and 'art and culture
in digital ages'. We also strive for original contributions, made especially
for Springtij.
We think of installations, compositions, literary work, film/video,
performances and other art work.'

Descriptions, ideas of contributions or announcements can be send to
     Cultuurcentrum EKKO
     t.a.v. Springtij 1995
     Bemuurde Weerd WZ 3
     3513 BH Utrecht
     Fax: 31-30-310402 
     URL: http:\\

Cultuurcentrum Ekko                              

LEONARDO MUSIC JOURNAL (LMJ) seeks contributions to its annual print/CD
publication and its World Wide Web site

LMJ is an international publication dedicated to new issues, developments and
ideas on the cutting edge of the sonic arts, sciences and technologies of our
time. LMJ publishes texts by diverse contributors (ranging from instrument
inventors to scientists), with primary emphasis on publishing artists' and
composers' discussions of their own work.

>From its inception, LMJ has sought innovative ways of expanding its
definition to include presentation of sound art/music itself as well as ideas
and theories around it. The LMJ CD series adds dimension to the print journal
and allows for an integration of art and commentary that subsumes neither;
the multimedia potentials of the World Wide Web promise to take such forms of
cross-fertilization even further.

We invite feedback and input from artists and interested parties everywhere
who are interested in pursuing similar goals or otherwise influencing the
content of the journal or the Web site. Potential contributors are encouraged
to send proposals to any of the members of the LMJ editorial board (listed in
each issue of the journal).

LMJ is available at many public and university libraries and major
bookstores. To receive subscription information and/or information on the
contents of the current issue, email your  request to
Please email comments or  suggestions on the LMJ World Wide Web site to

Leonardo Music Journal is a companion volume to Leonardo, the Journal of the
International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, a nonprofit
organization. Leonardo and LMJ are published by the MIT Press.

Joyce Hoffer 

CORE New Art Space, a cooperative alternative gallery in Denver, Colorado,
USA, is currently announcing guidelines for its INTERNATIONAL MONA LISA MAIL
ART SHOW, to open November 24, 1995.  Mona Lisa, the mysterious woman of
dream and song, will be the subject matter for the show--she is recognized by
virtually all artists and nearly all art audiences the world over.  The Mona 
Lisa theme can be interpreted in any manner, traditional or experimental, and
in any medium, as long as it fits the size and shipping requirements.  An
entry form must be attached to each piece.  All entries will be accepted and
displayed, none returned. 

A BEST OF SHOW Mona Lisa will be chosen by popular vote of guests at the
Opening Reception, to be held Friday, November 24 on the American
Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  The winning artist, no matter where she/he
lives, will be part of the Winners' Show at CORE in 1996.  CORE will also
publish an Exhibition Registry, with the names and addresses of all entrants. 
All participating artists will receive a copy.  The Best of Show piece will 
illustrate the cover of the Registry.  A $1 entry fee is being charged
artists within the US Postal Service Area, to cover the costs of printing and
mailing.  Because of international exchange charges, there will be no fee for
artists living outside the USA.

After the exhibition, the Mona Lisas will be distributed in a random lottery
to anyone who makes a $5 donation (US check or International Postal Money
Order) to CORE, a non-profit corporation.

CORE members hope to have hundreds of entries from all over the world.  To
keep the excitement/expectation level high all year, there will be at least
one Mona Lisa hanging in the gallery at all times, from January to November.  

WHO WAS MONA LISA ANYWAY? She has long been thought to be the wife of a
wealthy Italian businessman.  The April issue of SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN has an
article suggesting that the painting was actually the feminine version of a
self-portrait of Leonardo himself. *)  

--One piece per artist.  No rejections/No returns.  Exhibition Registry will
be sent to all participating artists.

Interpretation and media are left to the artist.  Artwork must be:
-the size of a standard sheet of paper: 8 x 10 photographic, 8.5 x 11 inches
or legal (American) OR European A-4 or standard photographic size.
-shipped FLAT, unframed, in an appropriate envelope.
-submitted by mail.  No hand-carried work will be accepted.
NOTE:  3-D work is acceptable, as long as it folds FLAT to a size 
listed above and has specific instructions for set-up and 
display.  Postcards and/or folded 2-D work will not be accepted.        


DEADLINE:  Artwork to arrive at CORE  NO EARLIER than October 15, 1995
and NO LATER than Nov. 15, 1995.

FEE:  NO FEE for artists living outside US Postal Service area. All artists
will receive copy of the Exhibition Registry, with costs covered by $1 fee
from US artists.

**BEST OF SHOW:  To be chosen by Popular Vote at the Opening 
Reception. Winning image will be featured on the cover of the 
Exhibition Registry and that artist will be invited to exhibit in 
the 1996 Winners' Show at CORE.

**LOTTERY:  Win a Mona Lisa!  Send a $5 donation (International 
Postal Money Order) to CORE, a non-profit corporation.  Your Mona 
will be selected in a ramdom drawing and mailed within two weeks 
of the close of the show.  (CORE is not responsible for postal 

**Attach entry form to back of each Mona Lisa and mail to
CORE New Art Space, 1412 Wazee Street, Denver, 
Colorado 80202-1310, USA
**All work becomes the property of CORE New Art Space.  


ENTRY FORM:  Attach one entry form to the back of each Mona Lisa and send.

          PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY.  Thank you!

Title of piece_______________________________________________
Artist's Name (PRINT)_________________________________________
City, State, Country,Zip Code_________________________________
Where did you hear about this show?___________________________
Artist's Signature__________________________Date______________

The artist's signature implies agreement with all the rules of this show.

For further information contact: 
Joyce W. Hoffer, Mona Lisa Committee, c/o CORE, 
1412 Wazee St., Denver, Colorado  80202-1310, USA
FAX: 1-303-3930998, email:

*) Note from the Newsletter editors:
This interpretation of the Mona Lisa was suggested by Lilian  Schwartz. As
early as 1988 the computer-generated combined  portrait of Leonardo da Vinci
and Mona Lisa that Lilian Schwartz created was printed on the cover of the
First ISEA Proceedings, a special issue of Leonardo ('Electronic Art',
available from the Inter-Society).


June 22 - September 12  1995, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Exhibition of video installations. Accompanied by a publication.
The artists are: Judith Barry & Brad Miskell, Stan Douglas, Teiji Furuhashi,
Gary Hill, Chris Marker, Marcel Oldenbach, Tony Oursler and Bill Viola.
The MOMA has a Web Site too:

July 8 - 29  1995, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Atsushi Oga, C.M. Judge: Fluvial dreams - remnants of a liquid past -
Info: Spuistraat 104, 1012 VA Amsterdam. tel: 31-20-6237101, Fax: -6244423.

July 25 - 27  1995, New York, USA
Info: Tel: 1-212-226-4141, Fax: -4983

August 6 - 11  1995, Los Angeles, USA.
22nd International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques
Conference and exhibition.
Info: SIGGRAPH 95, Conference Management Smith, Bucklin & Associates, Inc.
401 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA.
Tel: 1-312-321-6830, Fax: 6876, Email:

August 8 - 11  1995, Boston, USA
Info: Tel: 1-617-361-2001, Fax: -3389

August 16, 17, 18  1995, Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Electronic Music concerts by a.o. Yens & Yens, Dylan Hermelijn, Sonja
Mutsaers, the Zion Dub Orchestra, Oval/Jim o'Rourke and u-Ziq.
Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, 1017SG Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

August 23 - 25  1995, Washington, USA
Info: Tel: 1-703-3470055, Fax: -3493169

August 28 - September 3  1995, Maastricht, Holland 
Computer Graphics, Multimedia and Virtual Realty. Tutorials on Monday and
Tuesday, Papers & Panels Wednesday-Friday, Workshops on Monday-Tuesday and on
Saturday-Sunday. Exhibition, demonstrations and industrial presentartions
Wednesday-Friday. Advance Program available from:
Eurographics95, c/o Lidy Groot Congress Events, POB 83005, 1080 AA Amsterdam,
Holland. Tel: 31-20-67-93218, Fax: -58236, E-mail:

September 3 - 5  1995, Edinburgh, UK.
Info: Emilios Cambouropoulos, Faculty of Music, Univ. of Edinburgh, 
12 Nicolson Sq., EH8 9DF Edinburgh, UK. Email:

September 6 - 10  1995, Osnabruck, Germany
For information and entry forms contact
EMAF, Postfach 1861, D-49008 Osnabruck, Germany.
Tel: 49-541-21658, Fax: 28327, Email: EMAF@BIONIC.ZER.DE
WWW-info: http://EMAF.NDA.NET/nda/emaf

September 12 - 14  1995, San Francisco, USA
Info: Tel: 1-212-226-4141, Fax: -4983

September 17 - 24  1995, Montreal, Canada.
Sixth International Symposium on Electronic Art
Info: ISEA 95, 307 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Bureau 515B, Montreal, Quebec,
Canada. Tel: 1-514-990-0229, Fax: 1-514-842-7459, Email: ISEA95@ER.UQAM.CA

September 19 - 21  1995, New York, USA
Info: Tel: 1-914-328-9157, Fax: -0649

International Symposium on Science, Technology and Aesthetics
September 22 - 24  1995 Art Museum of Luzern, Switzerland
Includes Neural, System, Chaos and Computer Research, Robotics, Artificial
Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Neuro Informatics, Neuro Philosophy and Neuro
Technology. No contact address available

September 23 - 25  1995, Munich, Germany
Info in USA: Tel: 1-714-51384-00, Fax: -81

October 8 - 11  1995, Chicago, USA
Info: Graphic Arts Show Company, Tel: 1-703-2647200, Fax: -6209187

October 25 - 29  1995, Luzern, Switzerland
International Film- and Videofestival.
Info: Viper, P.O. Box 4929, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland. Tel/Fax : 41-1-2717227

International Symposium
November 1 - 3  1995, Hamburg, Germany.
'The international data networks and global electronic communications are
also becoming increasingly meaningful in Germany' (...) 'Interface 3
withholds from (the) euphoria and brushes off the image of a sales fair of
new products and services. The symposium will instead meet the hectic
activity in an invitation to reflect and discuss, upon a high niveau, the 
phenomena at hand. The philosophical, aesthetical, and ethical foundations
within the three salons of the symposium (Thinking Networks, Circulating Art,
Commitments) build the center of Interface 3.'
Bi-lingual (German & English).
For a Program contact:
Interface 3 Office, Studio Andreas Heller, Tel/fax 49-40-470968
Web Site:

Exhibition and Symposium on the Interactive and Networked City
November 4 - 12 (exhibition) and 10 - 11 (symposium), 1995
Luxemburg International Trade Fair
'You are invited to join us building the european Telepolis, as a visitor or
a citizen, as a producer and creator of innovative ideas. Contact the
Telepolis Organisation Office in Munich, Germany, visit our construction site
in the World Wide Web. We are looking forward to your participation.'
Medienlabor Munich, Lothringerstrasse 13, D-81667 Munich, Germany.
Tel: 49-89-48407-3, fax: -4, E-mail:
Web Site:

November 7 - 10  1995, Amsterdam, Holland
Title: Info-Eco Communities'. Theme: 'on matter'
NVI, Keizersgracht 609, 1017 DS Amsterdam, Holland. 
Tel: 31-20-5516500, Fax: -6201031, E-mail

November 8 - 12  1995, Dessau, Germany.
The International Video Forum at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation.
Video-installation, performance, workshop, symposium, emare.
For info and application form:
Stephen Kovats, Studio Electronic Media Interpretation, Bauhaus Dessau
Foundation, Gropiusallee 38, 06846 Dessau, Germany. 

November 9 - 11  1995, Bologna, Italy.
Info: Lelio Camilleri, Comitato Organizzatore del XI Coloquio di Informatica
Musicale, Conservatorio di Musica G.B. Martini, Piazza Rossini 2, 40126
Bologna, Italy. Tel: 39-51-233975, Fax: 223168, Email: 

November 9 - 15  1995, Arnhem, Holland
AVE is an international festival for audiovisual experimental arts. AVE will
present films, videos, installations, performances, audio art and other art
works. It aims at stimulating the new and investigative use of time based
electric, electronic or visual mediums in modern art practice. AVE also 
actively stimulates dialogue between artists, critics and audience. AVE has
free participation and free entrance.
Deadline for entries July 1st.
Entryforms and info: AVE, POB 307, 6800 AH Arnhem, Netherlands.
Tel 31-85-511300, fax 517681

November 22 - 26  1995, Buenos Aires, Argentina
World Wide Competitive Section, Informative Section, Seminars and Workshops. 
Info: Festival Internacional de Video, Guardia Vieja 3360, 1192 - Capital
Federal, Argentina. Tel: 54-1-862-0683/865-8024, Fax 54-1-866-1337

December 4 - 17  1995, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Info:  Cultuurcentrum EKKO, t.a.v. Springtij 1995
Bemuurde Weerd WZ 3, 3513 BH Utrecht, Holland
E-mail:  Fax: 31-30-310402 
URL: http:\\

September 16 - 20  1996, Rotterdam, Holland
Organized by the Rotterdam Polytechnic. Including DEAF96, organized by V2. In
cooperation with R96 (Rotterdam Festivals). 
The final version of the Call will soon be distributed.
Preliminary Call for Participation:

The Inter-Society aims at joining a world-wide network of artists, scien-
tists 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.

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.

Support: Erasmus University Rotterdam (Law Dept),  Amsterdam University,
V2 Organisation,  YLEM,  ISAST,  Media Research, Museum der Stad Gladbeck,
The Council for the Int. Bienale in Nagoya,  KITT Engineering,  Viking
Eggeling-Salskapet,  Bratislava Academy of Fine Arts & Design,  Softimage
Inc,  Lokman Productions, ARTCOM in Deutschland e.V., Painatuskeskus Oy,
Tallinn Art University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BSO Medialab,
Koln Academy for Media Arts, Monitor Information Systems.

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