THE ISEA NEWSLETTER
                           #51/52 MARCH/APRIL 1996
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), James Faure Walker (UK), 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. 
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Recently, the ISEA Newsletter has not been appearing with the 
same regularity as we have done for almost 50 issues. We apologize 
for that. The reason is that the same people who edit the 
Newsletter, are busy organizing ISEA96 (in September in 
Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

Things are going to change, however. The people who organized 
ISEA95 in Montreal, have found government support for continuing 
ISEA activities. Since we never received such support in Holland, 
and had to work as volunteers with borrowed equipment and office 
space, we are very glad to be able to move the ISEA secretariat 
to Canada. We are sure Alain Mongeau c.s. will be able to do a 
more professional job and make the Inter-Society the large scale 
organization it deserves to be.

We will keep you informed on the proceedings...

The International Program Committee of ISEA96 and the several 
local committees are in the middle of selecting proposals for the 
Seventh International Symposium on Electronic Art. We foresee 
that it will take the rest of April to compile the program and 
that we will be able to mail the preliminary program (with 
registration forms) very soon there after. 
We received some 700 proposals. We are still accepting tapes for 
the Electronic Theater (we will until July). Proposals for the 
Exhibition, Concerts & Performances  and General Events are also 
considered by 'R96' and 'DEAF' the two festivals ISEA96 
cooperates with.
We foresee Rotterdam becoming another highlight in the series. 
And we are looking forward to meeting you here in September.


Due to a number of technical and editorial problems, we regret to inform 
you that there is a delay in the appearance of our Journal Languages of 

Our publication schedule now looks like this:
Volume 3 - Issue 1:     April 25, 1996
Volume 3 - Issue 2:     May 29, 1996 
Volume 3 - Issue 3:     September 27, 1996
Volume 3 - Issue 4:     November 26, 1996

The Proceedings of ISEA95 Montreal, the Sixth International Symposium on
Electronic Art, will be available as of January 15th, 1996.  The hard copy
is edited by the University of Montreal.  

The 320 pages proceedings contains papers presented during the Conference
Program by:
Roy Ascott, Doug Back, Cameron Bailey, Louis Bec, Justine Bizzocchi, Peter
Bosch & Simone Simons, Julio Bermudez & Debra Gondeck-Beckers, Veronique
Bourgoin & Marc Roelens, Anita Cheng, Christopher Csikszentmihaly, Char
Davies, Dominique de Bardonneche-Berglund, Derrick de Kerckhov, Isabe1le
Delmotte, Toni Dove, Wayne Draznin, Kitsou Dubois, Tessa Elliott, Agustin
Fernandez, Nicholas Gebhardt, Peter Gena & Charles Strom, Carol Gigliotti,
Elizabeth Goldring, Gary R. Greenfield, Heidi Grundmann & Gerfried Stocker,
Ian Haig, Ross Harley, Mara Helmuth & Aladin Ibrahim, Nigel Helyer, Michael
Hill, Jake, Kathy Kennedy, Judith B. Kerman, Mike King, Ted Krueger, Graham
Harwood, Kharim Hogan, Christian Lavigne, Mike Leggett, George Legrady,
Pierre Levy, David Clark Little, Jean Paul Longavesne, Geert Lovink,
Virginia Madsen, Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew, Brian Massumi, Andra McCartney,
John D. Mitchell & Robb E. Lovell, Mary Leigh Morbey, Margaret Morse, Axel
Mulder, Sally Jane Norman, Marcos Novak, Nancy Paterson, Mark Pesce, Keith
Piper, Christophe Ramstein, Catherine Richards & Kim Sawchuk, Martin Rieser
, Thecla Schiphorst, Jeffrey Schulz, Patricia Search, Tom Sherman, Joel
Slayton, Martin Sperka, Bruce Sterling, Hal Thwaites, Heidi Tikka, Todor
Todoroff, Laura Trippi, Jeffrey Ventrella, McKenzie Wark, Lanny Webb,
Annette Weintraub, Andrea Wollensak, Andrea Zapp

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                              CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA

April 9-12 1996, Radisson Santa Fe Hotel, Santa Fe, New Mexico


"During the twentieth century, the Newtonian view of the world has been
challenged on many different fronts.  One of the most serious challenges
comes from the growing interest in so-called complex systems.  In an
increasing number of fields, scientists have shifted metaphors, viewing
things less as clocklike mechanisms and more as complex ecosystems.  Rather
than viewing the world in terms of one individual object acting on another
in a neat causal chain, researchers are viewing the world in terms of
decentralized interactions and feedback loops.  They are studying how
complex behaviors can emerge from interactions among simple rules, and how
complex patterns can emerge from interactions among simple components."
        Mitchel Resnick
        Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams

In manufacturing and process control, we have become all too familiar with
the complexity that characterizes our systems.  Thousands of control
variables must come together in near-perfect harmony to produce
end-products that meet the stringent demands of today's end-user.
Flexibility in response to ever-changing market demands has shifted the
emphasis of plants from product to process, further pushing the requirement
for agile, robust facilities that come on-line quickly and respond to
change, without becoming mired down in system complexity.

This same complexity effects our organizations, management structure, or
even market response and analysis.  Despite best efforts to plan for every
contingency, often the outcome of our efforts is based on the interaction
of seemingly small and unrelated events.

Over the past decade, researchers in a wide range of fields have begun
studying Chaos and the sciences of complexity, and how they can apply them
to better understanding and predicting the behavior of complex systems.
Biologists have ascertained simple rules that, when allowed to interact in
simulation, cause complex systems we know as bee hives, ant hills, termite
mounds, and DNA.  Economists have been able to look for patterns in
seemingly random data to predict stock market and economic behavior.  The
future portends the development of swarm computers, where highly
specialized silicon agents "swarm" together much like a biological system
to attack a problem, then disburse, their task completed.

What does this mean to manufacturing and process control?  In 1991, the
science was first applied in the manufacturing arena.  Visionaries in the
controller and automotive industries allied to attack a complex problem
using simple rules.  The results were impressive on many fronts.
Quantifiable results included a significant reduction of software needed
for complex systems, and economic justification based on material savings
through better control.  The resulting system showed a marked improvement
in quality, and its simplicity of implementation raised worker empowerment
to new levels

Today when discussing advanced control concepts, the term "autonomous
agents" pervades the process control and manufacturing industries.  Major
corporations in a range of industries are examining agents and their impact
on systems.  The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences supports
special interest groups focussed on agents and their impact on competitive,
agile manufacturing to meet emerging market demands.  ARPA is investing
heavily in autonomous agent-based schedulers to replace the brittle MRP
systems in use today.  The concept of autonomy in corporations where
functional groups flock together to meet the needs of the company are at
the heart of the reengineering phenomenon.

Four years ago, a small group of adventurers came together in Santa Fe to
discuss the implications of the new science in manufacturing and process
control.  They met informally and talked about what was being done in other
areas.  They sought to learn from this work, and carry the lessons into
their own domain to apply them.  Each year, conference attendance has grown
as have the practical applications of chaotic, or agent-based systems in
use in our sectors.

This year's conference promises to continue the trend.  Speakers from
industry will discuss how they have applied the science in their plants.
Researchers and key speakers from the Santa Fe Institute will discuss the
latest developments in the field.  Workshops have been refined to include
specific tracks for attendees to sign up for depending upon their
interests.  Once again, we have included poster sessions and demonstrations
so that participants can see firsthand the work that is being done.

The 1996 Chaos in Manufacturing conference is geared toward the technical
or business visionary.  Our objective is to create an environment where you
can open your mind.  You'll be exposed to new techniques, and learn from
those who have hands-on experiences, and from discussions with your peers.
The atmosphere is casual, interactive and intensive.

We hope to see you there.  In order to provide the highest quality
conference for participants attendance is limited, so please register as
early as possible.

Info: Amanda Lapierre, RMI
586 Nashua Street, Suite 56, Milford, NH 03055, USA
Fax: 1-603-878-4385, E-mail: 75074.1127@compuserve.com

June 6th to 9th, 1996. Madrid, Spain

5CYBERCONF is an international conference that addresses the social, 
political and cultural implications of cyberspace from a critical standpoint
and encourages discussion between theoreticians and practitioners. Hosted for
the first time in Europe, this fifth edition of CYBERCONF considers computer-
human interface breakthroughs, our fascination and weariness with disobedient
technology, the role of synthetic behaviour in virtual design, and the 
increasing importance of cross-cultural contributions to the electronic 

The six themes are:

Fundacion Arte y Tecnologia
Gran Via, 28. 2 planta
28013 Madrid, Spain.
Tel. 34-1-542-9380, Fax. 34-1-521-0041, Email 5cyberconf@ceai.telefonica.es 
Contingency Email 100705.140@compuserve.com


Interactive Spaces - Europe
(Espaces Interactifs - Europe)
May 7th - June 9th 1996, Pavillon de Bercy, Paris

The Paris City Hall and ART-EL present "Espaces Interactifs - Europe",
from May 7th to June 9th 1996, at the Pavillon de Bercy in Paris, new
venue for art exhibitions recently opened in a former wine storage
building located in the Parc de Bercy.

Following the recent thinking about the relationship between artistic
creation and new technologies, this event proposes an exploration of the
new interactive spaces opened by CD ROM and the Internet. The selected
artworks in this exhibition - works and installations on CD ROM, on
Internet, sound installation, poetry on floppy disks - are
representative of new interactive electronic art forms that can just as
easily be viewed in the homes of private individu's.

Curated by ART-EL - Jo=EBl Boutteville and Annick Bureaud -, this event
invites nine European artists, or groups of artists, to exhibit new
creations or recent works :

KP Ludwig John, Stephan Eichhorn, Michael Touma, Tjark Ihmels
(Germany), Die Veteranen, work on CD ROM
Richard Kriesche (Austria), Spheren der Kunst, work on CD ROM
John Vink (Belgium), Camps de refugies, work on CD ROM
Muntadas (Spain), The File Room, installation, work on Internet
Philippe Bootz (France), Passage (only-once readable poetry), work on
floppy disk 
Dutey J.(France), Les Mots et les Images, work on floppy disk
Nil Yalter, David Apikian et Nicole Croiset (France), Pixelismus,
installation on CD ROM
Harwood (Great Britain), Rehearsal of Memory, installation on CD ROM
Piero Gilardi (Italy), Interactive Rocks, sound installation.

Co-produced by the Paris City Hall (Association pour l'Animation et la
Promotion du Parc Floral de Paris) and ART-EL, the exhibition "Espaces
Interactifs - Europe" is organized with the support of the French
Ministry of Culture (Fine Arts Department and Foreign Affairs
Department) with the participation of the European Cultural Centres and
Institutes in Paris. It has received the patronage of the European

Opening on Monday, May 6th at 7 pm
Forum with the artists on Tuesday, May 7th, all day
Opening days : Tuesday to Sunday, 12 am - 7 pm

Venue : Pavillon de Bercy
Parc de Bercy, Rue Paul Belmondo, 75012 Paris
Information during the exhibition: Tel: 33/1/44670488

Press Officer: Yvette Sautour, Tel 33/1/43382323, Fax: 33/1/43380532

Contacts: Paris City Hall, Marie-Odile van Caeneghem, Tel: 33/1/42764940
ART-EL, Tel: 33/1/45620917

I am pleased to announce that "BOY", an interactive video, has been selected
for inclusion in the following exhibition:

April 26, 1996:
...will showcase live, time-based experimental performance and installation
Produced by Sharon Benedict.
Presented by Eventworks 96 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston,
For more information...
     call Eventworks at +1-617-232-1555x561
     e-mail Eventworks@mecn.mass.edu

Also, updates on the "Burning the Interface" exhibit at the Museum of
Comtemporary Art in Sydney, Australia can be found at...

Nino Rodriguez
506 North Flores Street #7, West Hollywood, CA 90048, USA
Email: nino@pobox.com, Tel: +1-213-653-4266


1. Icon on Silver
Annual exhibition of the Soros center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje,
Exhibition and CD ROM presentation
Contact Address: Ruzveltova 34, 91000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
tel/fax:		389.91.361.855 e-mail: scca@soros.org.mk
Parts of the CD ROM project Ikona na Srebro / Icon on Silver can also
be seen at our web site. easiest to find at: 

2. Deep Space, Art group Archimediala , 15.04.1996
Computer Interactive Installation
Presenting a deeper inner connection between the human and the space.
The project deals with the breathing of the universum. Maximum of 9
visitors at one time. 
Contact Address:	
Nezavisen kulturen Centar Mala Stanica, Zeleznicka 18, 91000 Skopje, 
Republic of Macedonia. Tel/fax: 389.91.115.103
Soros Center for Contemporary Arts - Skopje, Macedonia
Ruzveltova 34, 91000 Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
Tel/fax: 389.91.361.855
e-mail: scca@soros.org.mk

3. Visual Experiment, Violeta Blazeska and Bogdan Grabuloski, April 1996
Traveling exhibition now to take place in the Museum of Contemrporary
Art - Skopje
Contact Address: 
Museum of Contemporary Art - Skopje
Samoilova b.b. 91000 Skopje, Macedonia. tel/fax:  389.91.117.734


26 - 27 - 28 - 29 - 30  APRIL 1996, Den Haag, The Netherlands

installations, video and CD-Rom on exhibit in the Haags
Gemeentemuseum through 2 June 1996

The festival focusses on the achievements of media art in the widest sense;
drawing attention to new developments in international media art; the
critical consideration of the place and possibilities of media arts;
publicizing new productions both to the general public and to the artistic
world; the provision of opportunities for artists to illustrate their work
and to dialogue with each other and with the general public; the stimulation
of interest in media art; the provision of a meeting place for artists,
distributors, curators, programme compilers, television directors, press,
producers and public.

The fourteenth World Wide Video Festival will presents around 15
installations and more than 100 video and CD-Rom productions, lectures,
performances and interviews. The festival will be held at various locations
in The Hague. Haags Gemeentemuseum (installations, video tapes and CD-Rom),
Theater aan het Spui (performances, auditorium presentations, viewing on
request, CD- Rom, interviews), World Wide Video Centre (Priva-Lite projection,
installations, projections) and the Atrium of the Town Hall (installation).
The installations, video tapes and CD-Rom in the Haags Gemeentemuseum  will
be exhibited in various rooms in the Museum for five weeks after the opening
of the Festival (from 26 April through 2 June 1996). There will also be 
another 'Academy Day' for the audio visual departments of the High Schools
for Art. This will be held on 26 April 1996. Recent interest in media art
generated through CD-Rom and the internet will be represented in the 1996

The installations
The installations exhibited in the Haags Gemeentemuseum will include IRIT
BATSRY's 'Giacometti's Scale' (Israel), Giacometti's texts about sensory
experience of art and reality form spirals on the walls. Seven projectors
at unexpected locations within two spaces link images of the outside world
with those of the 'inner' world. HENNING LOHNER (Germany) 'Raw Material 
vol. 1-11' presents random selections of 400 hours of image footage from
Lohner's own archive on 11 monitors. Landscapes and interviews with artists
and philosophers about the (daily) existence of mankind. BETH B (USA)
'Under Lock and Key', an installation consisting of surrounding wall 
projections and an architectural sculpture. Victims and perpetrators 
address each other and the public from prison cells. JAAP DE JONGE
(the Netherlands) 'Kristallen Bol', images received via satellite dishes,
computer patterns and animations can be manipulated by touching and turning
the glass ball. EDER SANTOS (Brazil), a recent video installation specially
designed for the festival in one of the rooms in the Haags Gemeentemuseum
KIRSTEN GEISLER (the Netherlands), The installation Who Are You? binds our
earthly existence to virtual reality. In the installation two
videoprojections show respectively a young woman and her clone.
The installation 'Schaulust' by ANNA ANDERS (Germany), continuously changing
voyeuristic images; are they actors or ordinary people telephoning at the
windows, eating, looking, dressing. The installation 'Anima della Pietra'
by FABRIZIO PLESSI (Italy) will be exhibited in the Atrium of Richard Meier's
new Town Hall in The Hague, twenty one monitors and sculpted stones on twenty
one plinths form a monumental historical reference from projected image to
the original and vice versa.

Video, CD-Rom and Internet
As well as the exhibition of installations, there will be around 100
selected tapes, CD-Rom and internet productions. Those whose recent works
will be exhibited include: Walter Verdin, Gust=E1v H=E1mos,
Alain Bourges, Stefaan Decostere, Bart Dijkman, Nelson Henricks, Andrew
Stones, Ana Torfs, Marcel Odenbach, Don Ritter, Christine Tamblyn, the world
premier of the last two parts of the video epic 'Work, Rest and
Play' by Douglas Aubrey and Alan Robertson, and many others. The selected
tapes will be projected onto a large screen in the small auditorium of the
Theater aan het Spui. Projections will alternate
with interviews in which the artists will talk about their work. The artists
will be interviewed in the auditorium by: Jorinde Seydel, Willem van Weelden
and Jane Rigby. The internet productions will be exhibited to the public in
the small auditorium along with explanations from the artists. Sixteen
viewing sets will be set up in the large auditorium of the Theater aan het
Spui, each set offering space for 4 visitors. Visitors can view tapes of
their choice from the Festival collection at any time they like. About 12
computer stations will be set up in the foyer of the theatre for viewing
the selected CD-Rom and internet productions.

Virtual Reality
The World Wide Video Festival invited seven young artists working in the
Netherlands to make a sketch design on video tape and/or computer. The
international advice committee of the World Wide Video
Festival, comprising Christine van Assche, John Hanhardt, Dorine Mignot,
Maria Vedder and  John Wyver, selected the definitive contributor from the
seven invitees. He will present his installation during the festival in the
Haags Gemeentemuseum.

The official opening of the 14th World Wide Video Festival will take place
on Friday, 26th April 1996 in the Haags Gemeentemuseum at 17.00 hours.
The exhibition will be opened by Catherine David, Director of the Documenta
X' in Kassel.

Catalogue and Programme Newspaper
The fourteenth World Wide Video Festival will be accompanied by a catalogue
and programme newspaper.

Information and Ticket Sales
The central festival meeting point is located in the foyer of the Theater
aan het Spui. Here there will be computer stations as well as the festival
bar, ticket sales and the information desk. The auditoria where the
screenings, lectures, interviews and viewing on request take place open onto
this foyer.

Opening Times
The 14th World Wide Video Festival 1996 is open from 11.00 in the morning
until 01.00 at night. Location opening times are as follows: Theater aan het
Spui  from 11.00 hrs to 01.00 hrs.
Haags Gemeentemuseum  from 11.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs. The Haags Gemeentemuseum
will also be open on Monday 29th April. Atrium of the Town Hall in The Hague
from 11.00 hrs to 19.00 hrs.
The World Wide Video Centre from sundown to 02.00; Priva-Lite projections
and installations can be seen from outside.

Press Day
The press is invited to the Theater aan het Spui to view selected festival
productions on Thursday 25th April 1996 at 12.00 hrs. We will then move to
the Haags Gemeentemuseum to view a number of festival

For more information about the programme and the selected productions, as
well as previews of video and CD-Rom and for illustration material, please
contact Antoinette te Paske,
or Sonja van der Burg.

Spui 189, 2511 BN Den Haag, The Netherlands
E-mail: wwv@bart.nl , Tel: 31-70-3644805, Fax: 31-70-3614448


For each category: 1 prize of FF 5000 and 3 finalists of FF 2500
Promotional awards: 
-Described and published in the "Computer Music Journal"
and "Keyboards-France". 
-Exhibition - demonstration during Festival "Synthese" de Bourges at 
June 6,7,8,9 1996.
-Imported into the Bourges Institute's Web
Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique,PO Box 39, 18001 Bourges
Cedex, France.
Tel: 33-48207187, Fax: 4551, Email: agmeb10@calvacom.fr
WWW: http://www.gmeb.fr


Submissions are invited for the 1997 College Art Association conference
session on:
Electronic Arts and the Concept of the Gesamtkunstwerk (Total Artwork)
to be held in New York City, February 12-15, 1997.

Please direct your inquiries to:

Michael Rodemer, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 112 South Michigan
Avenue, Chicago, IL 60603 email: rodemer@artic.edu

Using computers, artists are able to orchestrate video, light, movement,
and sounds in artworks which often incorporate elements of painting and
sculpture as well. Since these artworks typically change over time and/or
through interaction, artists naturally look to music, theatre, literature,
and dance for structuring principles for their work. Thus, in the interplay
of the arts, the concept of the "total artwork" gains in importance as a
historical precedent and as a lens through which to view contemporary
tendencies. Although Richard Wagner coined the term, with opera in mind, to
designate an artwork in which a group of artists unifies various media in a
universal statement about human life, the term has come to be applied to
more broadly. Studio artists and art historians are invited to present
papers and/or discussions of artworks which employ the concept of the total
artwork to encourage thinking about the aims and effects of artmaking with
computers, and to help create a richer critical perspective from which to
view some of this new work.

Submissions should be received by April 10, 1996, and should include:

-- a preliminary abstract of 1 to 2 pages
-- a letter explaining your interest and expertise in the topic
-- an indication of CAA membership (waived for foreign participants)
-- c.v. with your home and office addresses, phone, fax, email
-- slides, videotape, or other documentation of work, with SASE for return
-- a stamped, self-addressed postcard for confirmation of receipt of the

Determination of acceptance will be made by May 10.

Michael Rodemer
Assistant Professor, Co-Director of ISEA97
Department of Art & Technology, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
112 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60603, USA
Tel: 1-312-345-3567, Fax: 1-312-345-3565, E-mail: rodemer@artic.edu

International Symposium on Art and Science
ATR, Japan 13 & 14 May 1996

ATR Advanced Telecommunications Research Laboratories and
the newly created MIC Media Integration & Communications
Research Laboratories are hosting an international symposium
dedicated to the relationship between Art, Science and Technology.

MIC Media Integration & Communications Research Laboratories
are pioneering the combination of art & science in Japan,
being probably one of the first Japanese institution creating
and enforcing this link.

The international symposium will feature talks by the following

Invited Speakers:
Prof. Itsuo Sakane - Keio University, Tokyo Japan
Prof. Donna Cox    - NCSA, Illinois USA
Prof. Dan Sandin   - University of Illinois in Chicago, USA
Prof. Hiroshi Ishii            - MIT Media Laboratory, Cambridge USA
Prof. Demetri Terzopoulos      - University of Toronto, Canada
Prof. Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz - University of Calgary, Canada
Prof. Machiko Kusahara -Tokyo Polytechnics, Japan
Prof. Erkki Huhtamo    - University Lapland, Finland
Prof. Peter Weibel     - Academy of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria
Philippe Queau         - Imagina INA, MonteCarlo
Prof. Akira Asada or Prof. Toshiharu Ito - InterComm. Center Tokyo, Japan
Paul Haeberli          - Silicon Graphics, Mountain View USA
Michael Naimark        - Interval Research, Palo Alto USA
Peter Richards         - Exploratorium, San Francisco USA
Prof. Jeffrey Shaw     - ZKM Karlsruhe, Germany

Complete program, titles and abstracts:

We are looking forward to see you in Japan !
Very best regards,

Christa Sommerer
ATR Advanced Telecommunications Research Lab
MIC Media Integration & Communications Laboratories
2-2 Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku gun, 619-02 Kyoto, Japan
Tel: 81-7749-5-1426, Fax: 81-7749-5-1408, Email: christa@mic.atr.co.jp
WWW: http://www.mic.atr.co.jp/~christa

Call for papers

We are seeking papers relating to research projects or case studies on the
impact and use of new media technologies. Papers in any of the following
areas are welcome: control and censorship, the cable and telecommunications
industry, internet, copyright, media policy, new media products, 
gender and technology, new technology in art and design education,
interactive TV etc. 
Convergence is a refereed academic journal which addresses the creative,
social, political and pedagogical issues raised by the advent of new media
Published biannually in paper form and adopting an inter-disciplinary approach
Convergence will develop this area into an entirely new research field. The
principal aims of Convergence are:
o to develop critical frameworks and methodologies which enable the reception,
  consumption and impact of new technologies to be evaluated in their domestic,
  public and educational contexts
o to contextualise the study of those new technologies within existing debates
  in media studies, and to address the specific implications of the increasing
  convergence of media forms
o to monitor the conditions of emergence of new media technologies, their
  subsequent mass production and the development of new cultural forms
o to promote discussion and analysis of the creative and educational potentials
  of those technologies, and to contextualise those cultural practices within
  wider cultural and political debates.

Submission details:  Two hard copies and where possible one disk copy
(Macintosh Word5 compatible) of all articles should be sent to the editors
with the following information attached separately: name, institution and
address for correspondence, telephone, fax and email address. Papers should be
typed on one side of the sheet with endnotes in accordance with the MLA style
sheet (abbreviated form available on request). Authors should also enclose a
50 word biography and an abstract.

Proposals for articles or completed papers should be sent to: Julia Knight or
Alexis Weedon, Editors, Convergence, School of Media Arts, University of Luton,
75 Castle Street, Luton, LU1 3AJ, United Kingdom. 
Tel: 44-1582-34111, Fax: 44-1582-489014, Email: Convergence@luton.ac.uk

ACM Multimedia '96 Call for Demonstrations

Proposals for demonstrations are solicited for presentation at ACM
Multimedia '96, Boston. The demonstration program will feature
novel research prototypes that demonstrate the latest advancements in
multimedia computing and communications technologies. These juried and
working prototypes will be exhibited at regular intervals by their
creators. Time will be provided for personal interaction with the
systems. Submissions are solicited as one of the following types:

 1. New technology,
 2. unique application and integration of existing technology, and
 3. interesting multimedia content.

Proposals based on WWW/Internet technology or international
collaboration are encouraged.

Submissions must include:

 1. a two page abstract of the proposed demonstration,
 2. a 2-7 minute VHS NTSC video tape summarizing the demonstration, and
 3. a brief biography.

Accepted demonstrations will be described in the conference
proceedings and featured on the conference CD-ROM.

Send submissions by June 30, 1996 to:

  Dr. Arding Hsu
  ACM Multimedia '96 Demos
  Siemens Corporate Research, Inc.
  755 College Road East
  Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
  Tel: +1 609-734-6548
  Fax: +1 609-734-6565
  e-mail: ahsu@scr.siemens.com

Notification of acceptance will be sent by July 31, 1996.


April 18 - May 5 1996,  San Francisco, USA
SFIFF, 1521 Eddy Street, San Francisco, CA 94115-4102 USA.
Tel: 1-415-929-5014, Fax: 921-5032, Email: sfiff@sfiff.org
WWW: http://sfiff.org/sfiff 

April 26 - 30 1996, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Info: W.W.V.C. Spui 189, 2511 BN Den Haag, The Netherlands
Tel: 31-70-3644 805, Email: wwvideo@bart.nl

May 8 - 11  1996, Geneva, Switzerland.
An international exhibition in the field of communication and high technology
Info: Secretariat Transcom, 7 Rue de berne, PO Box 1731, CH - 1211 Geneva 1,
Switzerland. Tel: 41-22-908-1811, Fax: 1835.

May 22 - 25  1996, Toronto, Canada
Metropolitan Toronto Convention Centre. Conference and Trade Show.
Info: Multimedia Trade Shows Inc, 7-70  Villarbot Crescent, Concord, 
ON L4K 4C7, Canada
Tel: 1-905-660-2491, Fax: 2492, WWW: http://multimedia.magic.ca

June 4 - 8 1996, Geneva, Switzerland
MIRALab, CUI, University of Geneva, 24 Rue General-Dufour, CH-1211 Geneva 4,
Switzerland. Tel: 41-22-7057769, Fax: 41-22-7057780

May 31 - June 9 1996, Bourges, France
Info: Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique,PO Box 39,
18001 Bourges Cedex, France.
Tel: 33-48207187, Fax: 4551, Email: agmeb10@calvacom.fr
WWW: http://www.gmeb.fr

June 6 - 9  1996, Madrid, Spain
Fifth International Conference on Cyberspace
Info: 5Cyberconf, Gran Via, 28. 2 planta, 28013 Madrid, Espana
Tel: 34-1-542-9380, Fax: 34-1-521-0041, E-mail: 5cyberconf@ceai.telefonica.es

June 7 - 14 1996, Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Dino Raymond Hansen, Film House Denmark, Vognmagergade 10, 
DK 1120 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
Tel: 45-33931914, Fax: 45-33931912

June 9 - august 19 1996, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Info: P.O. Box 204, 3000 AE Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Tel: 31-10-4331557, Fax: 4123025, Email: manifest@xs4all.nl
WWW: http://www.mediaport.org/~manifesta

June 13 - 15 1996, Barcelona, Spain
3rd International Festival of Advanced Music and Multimedia Arts.
Info: PO Box 38024, 08080 Barcelona, Spain.
Tel: 34-3-442-2972, Fax: 34-3-441-5338, Email: sonar@mail.softly.es

June 17 - 22  1996, Boston, Mass., USA
World Conference on Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia
Papers, Panels, Roundtables, Tutorials/Workshops, Posters/Demonstrations
Info: AACE, PO Box 2966, Charlottesville, VA 22902, USA.
Tel: 1-804-973-3987, Fax: 978-7449, Email: AACE@Virginia.Edu

July 26 - August 2 1996, New York, USA
Film Society of Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th St., New York, NY 10023, USA 
Tel: 1-212-875-5628, Fax: 1-212-875-5628

August 26 - 30  1996, Futuroscope Poitiers, France
Info & Call: Eurographics'96, INRIA Rocquencourt, POB 105, 78153 Le
Cedex, France. Tel: 33-1-396356-00, fax: 38, E-mail: eg96@inria.fr
CADEX '96  
International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Aided Design
September 9 - 12 1996, Hagenberg Castle, Hagenberg, Austria.
General Organizer and Chairman :
Harold P. Santo, GRASP - Cadex '96, PO Box 4076, Massama, 2745 Queluz, 
Portugal. Tel/Fax : 351-1-439-2571, E-mail: chpsanto@beta.ist.utl.pt
"Memesis - The Future Of Evolution  
 September 2 - 7, 1996, Linz, Austria
To receive entry forms for the international competition 
of computer arts, the Prix Ars Electronica, please contact us under the 
following numbers:
Tel: 43-732-6900-267, Fax: 43-732-712121-2, Email:  info@aec.at

September 16 - 20  1996, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Including DEAF96 (Dutch Electronic Art Festival, September 17-22)
organized by V2) and in cooperation with R96 (City-wide festival on New
Media, September 16-29, organized by Rotterdam Festivals).
ISEA, POB 8656, 3009 AR, Rotterdam
Tel/fax: 31-10-4778605, Email: ISEA96@HRO.NL
URL: http://www.xs4all.nl/~isea or http://www.eur.nl/ISEA96

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,  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, , Centre Georges Pompidou, Rotterdam Academy
of Art & Design , ANAT, Moviola, ZKM.

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