THE ISEA NEWSLETTER
                           #53 MAY 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. 
                             Tel/fax 31-10-4778605, 
         Email: ISEA@MBR.FRG.EUR.NL (Board) or ISEA@SARA.NL (Newsletter)   
                      WWW URL http://www.xs4all.nl/~isea

Seventh International Symposium on Electronic Art
September 16-20, 1996, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. 

The ISEA Foundation and the Rotterdam Festivals Foundation would like to 
welcome participants to the Seventh International Symposium on Electronic 
The symposium brings together experts on all aspects of artistic
applications of electronic technology in a scientific, creative and
educational forum of scientists, artists, policy makers and all other
specialists in the field of the electronic arts.
The five day event wil loffer lectures and hands-on learning experiences
by international experts on the current state of the electronic arts.
Papers, pannels, poster sessions and round tables, selected by the
International Program Committee, will be presented on the most recent
developments in computer graphics, computer animation, computer music,
video art, interactive art, including CD ROM and Internet applications,
artistic applications of robotics, computer aided literature and dance,
etc. There will be special focus on Networked Art and on education as a 
means to bridge the gap between artists and scientists.
Other symposium events will include an art exhibition at the symposium
site, a larger exhibition organized by V2, R96 and the Dutch Photo
Institute, an Electronic Theater, Concerts and Performances.
During and directly following ISEA96, numerous other Electronic Art
events will take place in Rotterdam, ensuring that your visit will be a
fascinating one. The Dutch Electronic Arts Festival (DEAF96), including a
large exhibition, concerts, performances, A Web Site Exhibition and an
Internet project in the Harbour Simulator, as well as the public events
organized by the Rotterdam Festivals Foundation, deserves your special
The Organizing Committee plans a stimulating and challenging Symposium 
where artists, scientists, technologists, curators, writers,
students and teachers can exchange expertise and ideas and come away with
a broadened sense of the potential within their fields. Your
participation is an integral part of the succes of the program and we
look forward to meeting you in Rotterdam, September 16-20.

ISEA96 is part of the 'R96' Festival.
Right at the start of the 1996-7 cultural season, Rotterdam Festivals
presents the second edition of a series of new art and culture programs.
The title of this years festival was chosen to highlight the influence of
new media on art, culture and the city. R96 takes place from 19 to 29
September, at several locations in the heart of Rotterdam. During these
10 days, the festival will offer a wide range of activities in all
disciplines, which can roughly be divided into an art program and a city
The art program consists of exhibitions, symposia, theatre, dance and
music performances.
R96 will be programming the remarkable play 'Elsinore", a dazzling gold
version of Shakespeare's Hamlet by Robert Lepage, in the Rotterdam
During both weekends, the city program offers a 'behind the scenes' view
of organizations where applications of electronic and digital technology
play a vital role for work and daily life. A city tour leads the public
through the World Trade Center, a Police station, the library,
MarineSafety harbour simulator and Media school. In each location, the
interpretations of a different artist will give new meaning to the
information present. For those who own semaphones, the 'Buzzer Game' is
the perfect guide. In the evening, R96 presents the first 'Non-Audible'
pop concert and a spectacular multi-media party.

                             ISEA96 PROGRAM


During this part of the symposium,presenters of both invited and free
papers and panels will come together with
participants to talk about both new and current issues in and around the
general themes.

ISEA96 will offer tutorials and workshops for both  newcomers  and those
experienced in diverse fields of the electronic arts.

The symposium has made room available for institutions, active in the
field of the electronic arts, which wish to present themselves and their

These sessions will have artists presenting their work and projects in a
rather informal setting.

Roundtable subjects have been selected by the International Program
Committee. The proposer acts as the chair of the discussion.
Symposium participants can sign up via the enclosed registration form or
at the registration desk at the symposium. However, for practical
reasons, the number of Roundtable participants has to be limited.
Roundtable sessions are discussions to which all participants can

Symposium Proceedings will be published after the Symposium and a
selection of the best papers and abstracts will appear in issues of
Leonardo and Languages of Design. All participants will receive a Book of
Abstracts, including the final program, at the time of registration.
                             September 18-20

(note: not all presentations have been confirmed at time of printing)

                            INVITED SPEAKERS

Jos de Mul (Netherlands, Professor of Philosophy, Erasmus University 
Rotterdam): Opening Speech
Stelarc (Australia): On the Future of Networked Art 


Rich  Gold  (USA):
Technology as a Common Language  between  the Arts and the Sciences

Nancy Paterson (Canada):
Curly,  Larry & PoMo,  Electronic Art & Cyberfeminism

Pieter Huybers and Gerrit van de Ende (Netherlands):
The Outlines of the Polyhedric World   

Mike King (UK):
Concerning the Spiritual in Cyberspace: Immortality of Artist and
Artefact in the Digital Terrain   

Jean-Pierre Giovanelli (France):
Technology of Poetics   

Norie Neumark (Australia):
A Shock in the Ear: The Aesthetics of  Sound in Multimedia Interactives

Stewart   Dickson   (USA):
A   Regenerative,   Internet-Driven Philosophical Engine

Sean   Cubitt  (UK):
Online  Sound  and  Virtual  Architecture; Contribution To The Geography
Of Cultural Translation

Eduardo R. Miranda (Brasil/UK):
Machine Learning  and  Musical Invention: A Case Study

Jon Van Oast (USA): 
The (SITO) OTIS Project:  The Past,  Present and  Future of Collective
and Collaborative Art on the  Internet.

Julean Simon and David C. Wohlhart (Germany):
DisNet - a model of  Discursive Networking  

Samia Halaby (USA):
Rhythms, the Aesthetic of Electronic Painting

Edward A. Shanken (USA):
Virtual Perspective and  the  Artistic Vision: a Genealogy  of
Technology, Perception and Power

Hans  Dehlinger  (Germany)
& Qi Dongxu (China)
Art  Experiments  and  Mathematical Explorations into the Universe of
Machine Generated Drawings

Shawn Decker (USA):
Digital Creativity Inside Out

Roberta  Lord (USA):
Holiness and Dread:  Poetics in  Electronic Art  

Ryszard  Kluszczynski  (Poland):
The  Context  is  the  Message. Interactive Art as a Medium of

Barbara London & Grahame Weinbren (USA):
New Media and Self Expression: the Changing Relationship between
Sender/Creator and Receiver/User. 

Antonio Camurri (Italy):
Multimodial Environments


Martin  Sperka (Slowakian Republic):
Artificial Art and Art Aesthetics     

Nell  Tenhaaf, Eliot Handelman, Jeanne Randolf, Phoebe Sengers (USA)
Interpenetrations: Art, science, cultural theory

Roy Ascott (Wales):
Artists teaching artists; case studies of the Masterclass Paradigm    

Julianne Pierce (Australia): Erotics of the Internet

Rob  Fisher (USA), Masaki Fujihata (Japan), Christian LaVigne (USA):
Computers and Sculpture

Lorne  Falk (USA): The Senses in Motion

Maria  Stukoff (Australia): Space, Time, Body and World

Perry Hoberman (USA): Webbed Spaces: Between Exhibition and Network

Peter Ride (UK): Devising & Positioning interactivity in net projects

Mike Leggett (Australia): Burning The Interface

                             PAPERS (SHORT)

David McDowell (Australia):
Scenography and Synesthetics: New Media and Aestetic Experience.

Jorgen Callesen (Denmark): Into the Black Box

Leo  Chanjen  Chen (USA):
Transparency as Interface:  A  'Petite Histoire' of its Tools.

Toshiya Ueno (Japan): Japanimation and techno-orientalism    

James  Hagan  (USA):
>From Appearance  to  Behaviour;  Issues  in Extending the Sculptural

Karen Guthrie & Nina Pope (UK): the WWW as Live Interface    

Richard Wright (UK):
More Power; The Pioneers of British Computer Animation and their Legacy.

Eric Singer, Clilly Castiglia, Sabrino Liao, Ken Perlin (USA):
Improv; Interactive Improvisational Animation and Music

Carol  Gigliotti  (USA):
Bridge To,  Bridge From:  The  Arts, Technology and Education.

Anna  Ursyn (USA): Teaching Computer Art with  Integrative Assignments

Brett Terry (USA): Sound/action Paragigms in Multi Media 

Xavier Serra (Spain): Beyond Sampling Synthesis

Lily Diaz (Finland): Cross-cultural comparison of the art of memory   
Adrianne Wortzel (USA):
Medieval  Cartography  and   Mapping the Ideological Territories of

Simon  Penny (USA):
Methodologies, Metaphors and Anachronism in Computer Art Pedagogy and

                             POSTER SESSIONS

Josephine  Starrs (Australia):
Gameplay,  Vapourware and Digital Abberations in the age of Information

Ken Gregory (Canada): Under the Influence of Ether

Niranjan Rajah, Azlin Rahman & Hasnul Saidon (Malaysia):
Locating the Image

Kat O'Brien (Canada): Women, Cameras and Computers 

Louis-Philippe Demers & Bill Vorn (Canada):
Real Artificial Life as an Immersive Medium

Lane  Hall & Lisa Molina (USA):
What's So Hard about Hardcopy

Leon   C.M.   Wennekes   (Netherlands):
TIME;   for  a   better Understanding, a better Education and more Fun

Cristine Tamblyn (USA):
Mistaken  Identities:  A CD rom genealogy

Mark  Tribe,  Markus  Weisbeck &  Niko  Waesche  (Germany):
Surf Design;  Web  Development  in a Fluid  Environment

Zvonimir Bakotin (Russia/Netherlands): Trans Navigation

James Faure Walker (UK): Cool Heaven   

Patricia Search (USA):
Hickory Dickory Dock; the  Clock  strikes one  in Hyperspace

Naoko Tosa & Ryohei Nakatsu (Japan):
For  Interactive Virtual Drama: Body Communication Actor

Simone Simons & Peter Bosch (Netherlands):
The Electric Swaying Orchestra

James KM (Canada): Media Probes

Matthew Jones (UK):
Conventional Art as Web Based Exhibits: a new electronic art form

Robin Noorda (The Netherlands):
Horses in the Air: VR Techniques in a linear TV Program

Janet Silk & Ian Pollock (USA): Intimacy, Concept, Interaction

Annette Weintraub (USA): The Web as Intimate Space

Marius Serra (Spain): Babble, the Virtual Tower of Bable

Martin Rieser (UK): Interactive Narratives; Educating the Authors

Jacquelyn Martino (USA):
Without a Special Object of Worship: an intertactive book arts  computer 

Nik Williams & Henry Lowengard (USA):
CYBERGOMI; here today, gone tomorrow

Rob Fisher (USA): Journey into the Living Cell

Ignasie Ribas, Xavier Berenguer, Pere Freixas (Spain):
The Handling of Poetry in Interactive Media
Michael  Bielicky (Tjech Republic):
Exodus,  Internet project in the Negev Desert

Rosa Freitag (UK): Interacting with Human Characters, a different genre  of Computer Games

Sonya   Rapoport   &  Marie-Jose   Sat   (USA):
Brutal   Myths; Collaborative Creation and Interaction.    

Derek Richards (UK): Permanent Revolution I; Flame Wars

Heidi  Grundman (Austria): Radio the Ne(x)t Century

Michael LeBlanc and Andrea Wollensak (Canada):
The McLuhan Probes

Victoria Vesna (USA): Bodies INcorporated

Sue Machert (Germany): SUBconsciousNet         

Peter  Lunenfeld  (USA):
Light in  space:  Hyperaesthetics  Case Studies

Wolfgang von Stuermer (Germany): VC-Virtual Chess Salon

Christophe Ramstein (Canada):
Navigation  on  the  Web  with  Haptic Assistance.


Richard  Povall  (UK):
Aesthetic  and  Compositional  Issues  in Interactive Systems

Josepha  Haveman (USA):
Bridging the Gap (Education as a way  of bridging the gap between artists
and technologists)

Cynthia Rubin (USA):
Breaking the Code:  Art that does not Stand on  its  Own (How does the
WWW liberate artists from the idea  of the work of art as a stand alone


Michael Century(Canada): CITI, Centre for Information Technology Innovation   

Elizabeth  O'Grady (Canada):  inter/@ccess 

Hasnul Saidon (Malaysia): Creative Studio,  University  Malaysia Sawarak  

Jeremy  Welsh (Norway): Kunstakademiet i  Trondheim, Intermedia Dept.   

Steve  Partridge (UK): University of Dundee, School of Television & Imaging

James K.M. (Canada): Vancouver Film School Multimedia  

Bulat Galeyev (Russia): Prometei 

Georgy  Senchenko (Ukraine): Space of Cultural Revolution 

Leonello  Tarabella (Italy): Computer Music CNUCE/CNR, Pisa    

Jose   Alcala  Mellado (Spain): Universidad  de  Casilla- La Mancha

Katerina Thomadaki & Maria  Klonaris (France): A.S.T.A.R.T.I.

Shawn Decker (USA): School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

Tessa  Elliott (UK): Middlesex University    

Xavier  Berenguer (Spain): Institut de l'Audiovisual, Barcelona   
Galeria Virtual    

Peter   Lunenfeld (USA):
Art Center,  College of Design/Southern California New Media Working 

Mikhail  Zalivadny (Russia):
The Hatomaya Itiro Electro- Acoustic Music School Studio

                          WORKSHOPS & TUTORIALS
                             September 16-17


Zack Settel & Cort Lippe (USA):
Real Time Audio  Morphing,  with NeXt Cube (half day). Preferably in
combination with Tutorial

Web Sites as Project Tools
With  the  organizers  of the Doors of  Perception  and  Victoria 
Vesna, Judith Donath and Nik Williams (2 days)

Michael  O'Rourke (USA):
Introduction to Three dimensional Computer Animation : 3-D Studio (half
day). In cooperation with autodesk Holland.Preferably in combination with

Stephen Wilson (USA):
Intermediate/advanced Authoring for the WWW (1 day workshop)

Quick Time VR
On Macintosh, for starters (photographers, graphic designers, etc.) 1 day
Workshop in cooperation with PF Publishing.


Michael  O'Rourke (USA):
Introduction to Three-Dimensional Computer Animation (half day)

Josepha  Haveman (USA):
3 half day tutorials:
1.  Computers and Art;  An  introductory tutorial overview   for  artists
who  are   new   to   digital media/technology.
2. Image   processing; For   professional artists and photographers.
3. Image   processing; creative potentials and aesthetics of digitally
'enhanced' imagery.

Mari Kimura (USA):
Virtual soundscape; Violin and Vitual Reality Sound Environment. (half

Zack  Settel & Cort Lippe (USA):
Real Time Audio Morphing  (half day)
                             ISEA96 FESTIVAL

An art exhibition will be held at the site of the conference,
featuring, among others, the latest electronic art from Japan. (In
cooperation with ISEA-Japan and the Japan Foundation).

ISEA96 shall host a Film and Video Show of computer animation and video

One evening will be reserved for those interested in viewing and
listening to a series of international computer music concerts and
electronic art performances.


The Dutch Electronic Art Festival, organized by V2-Organization, consists
of exhibitions,a symposium presentations, concerts, performances and
various special events.
Furthermore, the DEAF symposium will be presented as part of ISEA96. More
information on DEAF is presented on the other side of this folder

WWVC Spui 189, The Hague
The World Wide Video Centre invited Stefaan Decostere (in 1994), General
Idea (in 1995), Ponton European Media Art lab, Bill Viola and Rem
Koolhaas to develop a project for the privalite windows of the festival
premises. The Ponton project 'Numud' will not be unfolded until September
1996, however the web site will be premiered by April 26th.
'Numud',a virtual display of social architecture, focuses on interaction
and communication on different levels; providing, generating, and
initiating content. The Interactive proces between artist, scientist and
Ponton is based on the idea that traditional public space lost its
communicative role. Technical development, specialisation and social
isolation are leading to new forms of communication.

Witte de With, centre for contemporary art Rotterdam
Witte de Withstraat 50
Opening hours: Tuesday- Sunday, 11 a.m. till 6 p.m.
The Canadian artist Tony Brown will present five gigantic kinetic
sculptures/ installations in Witte de With, consisting mechanized and
computerized elements, light, sound and projected images.
In a time where the rapid rise of the new media and technology has an
enormous influence on society, the work of Tony Brown has special
meaning. It intertwines different disciplines such as visual arts,
architecture, dance, cinema, literature and new media in a highly
technological and spectacular icon.
Tony Brown will also show an ambitious interactive internet project on
the occasion of this exhibition. It will include a digital, 3D
reconstruction of this exhibit.

                           GENERAL INFORMATION

The Symposium will be held at the 'World Trade Center' (WTC) Congress
Center, Beursplein, Rotterdam. During the Symposium the organization can
be reached at the WTC by telephone: +31-10- 405 44 44. Trains leave every
half-hour from Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to Rotterdam Central Station.
Train traveling time is less than an hour. There is a local airport in
Rotterdam with connections to several European destinations.
The WTC is located right in the city center, 10-15 minutes walking
distance from Rotterdam Central Station and can also be reached by the
subway as well (Beursplein/ Churchillplein station). The Workshops and
Tutorials will be held at several locations in Rotterdam, the Hague and

More information, with reference to the locations, will be sent to you
together with the confirmation of your reservation.

Registration of the Symposium will be at the WTC from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00
p.m. on Sunday, September 15. From Monday, September 16, to Friday,
September 20 registration will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the WTC.
Participants can receive mail during the Symposium adressed to ISEA96,
World Trade Conference Center, Beursplein Rotterdam. During the symposium
you can be reached by fax (+31-10-477 86 05) as well.

Participants are strongly advised to preregister for the Symposium. Since
places are limited for ISEA96, participants are strongly advised to
register a.s.a.p. Some venues have limited capacity, so priority will be
given to those registered first. All  ISEA96 public events and the
exhibition of the Dutch Electronic Art Festival are free of charge for
ISEA96 participants.

Payment for registration and hotel reservations should be made by cheque,
Master Card, Visa Card or bank-to-bank transfers. Cheques should be
payable to ISEA96, Rotterdam. Bank-to-Bank transfers of money should be
directed to the account of 'Stichting ISEA96, Rotterdam' with the
Postbank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, account number 4524912. Be sure you
state your name and address on the bank statement. Do not send data
relating to your credit card via E-mail, but make a copy of the attached
registration form and send or fax it to the ISEA secretariat.

Your registration will be acknowledged by letter after receipt of fees
due. On presentation of this letter at the registration desk you will
receive all documents relating to the Symposium.

Notification of cancellation must be in writing, telegram, fax or E-mail
to the Symposium Secretariat. Cancellations received before September 1,
1996, will be reimbursed the total amount less 25% for administration and
banking cost. Refunds will be processed after the Symposium.

Rooms will be reserved for symposium participants at several hotels in
Rotterdam. Reservation of a hotel before july 15, 1996 is recommended.
For Hotel reservation please include Hfl 200,- hotel deposits.

The official conference language of the Symposium is English.


Full Registration

Before july 15: Hfl 550,-
After July 15: Hfl 650,-
Group Rate (10 persons or more): Hfl 500,- pp
ISEA members  before July 15: Hfl 500,-
ISEA members  after July 15: Hfl 590,-

Daily rate symposium: Hfl 225,-
Daily rate students: Hfl 50,-

Workshop/Tutorial fees per day
Symposium participants: Hfl 175,-
Non Participants: Hfl 225,-

Hotel Reservations
Class A- Single: Hfl 270,-  Double: Hfl 320,-
Class B- Single: Hfl 200,-  Double: Hfl 235,-
Class C- Single: Hfl 160,-  Double: Hfl 200,-
Class D- Single: Hfl  50,-  Double: Hfl 110,-
It is possible to stay at the City Hostel as well.
The price will be around Hfl 30 per night, with sheets costing an extra
Hfl 6,-

The Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) is the parent
organization behind the ISEA Symposia.
The ISEA Symposium series was initiated in 1988 by the Dutch Foundation
for Creative Computer Applications, in order to found an international
and inter-discplinary network of artists, technologists and scientists.
The Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts was founded in the Netherlands
between the first and second Symposium.
Since then it has published a monthly Newsletter (both electronic via
E-mail and as a hard copy), coordinated the continuing Symposia and
started national or regional branches. Active branches (both formally
founded or still leading an informal, but active existence) are ISEA-NL,
ISEA-Japan, ISEA-UK, ISEA-Canada, ISEA-Brasil and ISEA-Australia.
HeadQuarters have been located in Rotterdam, but as of ISEA96 they will
move to Montreal, Canada. The idea is to move HQ and secretariat every
five years. The Board of the Inter-Society is chaired by founder Theo
Hesper and is elected by the ISEA members every three years.
For further information consult: http//www.xs4all.nl/~isea or get the
brochure from ISEA, c/o Dirk Boon, POB 1624 1500 AP, Zaandam, The


The Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts
Mondriaan Foundation
Rotterdam Festivals Foundation
Rotterdam Art Council
Rotterdam Art Foundation
City Development Corporation
Japan Foundation
V2 Organisation
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam Music Conservatory
The Hague School of Arts
(Institute of Sonology, Inter-Faculty
Image & Sound, Academy of Visual Arts)
Netherlands Design Institute
World Wide Video Center
MonteVideo/ TBA
Studium Generale EUR
Rotterdam Ethnological Museum
Witte de With center for contemporary art
PF Publishing
Rotterdam Regional College
and others...


Peter Beyls (Belgium)
Paul Brown (Australia)
Mike Chanowski (Netherlands)
Rene Coelho (Netherlands)
Achamyeleh Debela (Ethiopia)
Anton van Gemert (USA)
Michael Girard (USA)
Craig Harris (USA)
Theo Hesper (Netherlands)
Pierre Levy (France)
Raymond Lauzzana (France)
Thomas Linehan (USA)
Roger Malina (USA)
Alain Mongeau (Canada)
Jos de Mul (Netherlands)
Cynthia Beth Rubin (USA)
Joel Ryan (Netherlands)
Keisuke Oki (Japan)
Christine Schopf (Austria)
Roman Verostko (USA)
John Vince (UK)
Iannis Xenakis (France)
Siegfried Zielinski (Germany)

Theo Hesper (Chairman)
Wim van der Plas (Secretary)
Bas Vroege (Treasurer)

Prof. Dr. P.W.C. Akkermans M.A.
Rector Magnificus of the Erasmus University Rotterdam

C. Dercon
Director of the Boymans-van Beuningen Museum

Drs. C.O.A. Baron Schimmelpenninck van der Oije
Muncipal Archivist, Director of the Rotterdam Historical Museum

Wimfred Grashoff - Executive Director
Wim van der Plas - Program Chair
Rick Terlouw - Secretariat
Heidi van der Plas - Secretariat
Karin van Stijn - Conference Coordinator
Odrada Burghoorn - Exhibition Coordinator
Karlijn Ernst - Publicity
Danielle Rungs - Sponsoring
John van der Hulst - Production Assistent
Gerd Westendorp - Webmaster
Marcel Kaars - Concerts & Performances
Alex Schaub - Concerts & Performances
Jip Vermond - Design
Michael Josias - Design
Nadine Salas - General Assistant
Titia Fuchs - Advisor
Anne de Haan - Publications
David de Roos - Trouble Shooter

Secretariat ISEA96
P.O. Box 8656
3009 AR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
telephone +(31) (0)10-477 86 05
telefax +(31) (0)10-477 86 05
E-mail: isea96@hro.nl

                            REGISTRATION FORM

Return this form to:
ISEA96, POB 8656, 3009 AR Rotterdam, The Netherlands
fax 31-10-4778605, email isea96@hro.nl




City & Postal Code:



(Symposium and Workshop/Tutorial fees include 6% Value Added Tax)
O Full Registration before July 15  Hfl 550
O Full Registration after July 15   Hfl 650
O ISEA Member Registration before July 15  Hfl 500
O ISEA Member Registration after July 15  Hfl 590
O 1 Day symposium: Hfl 225,-
O 1 Day students: Hfl 50,- (enclose proof of student status)
O Grouprate (number of participants times Hfl 500)
O I would like to take part in the folowing Roundtable discussion:


Name of Tutorial(s)............................................
Name of Workshop(s)............................................
Total number of days (a Hfl 175,- for Symposium participants, Hfl 225,- 
for non participants) ......


O Class A- Single: Hfl 270,-  Double: Hfl 320,-
O Class B- Single: Hfl 200,-  Double: Hfl 235,-
O Class C- Single: Hfl 160,-  Double: Hfl 200,-
O Class D- Single: Hfl  50,-  Double: Hfl 110,-
Number of nights .... 
(from..... to .....)


GRAND TOTAL (A plus B plus Hotel Deposit):  Hfl.........

Payment via:
O Eurocard or Master card #................................
O Visacard #................................
Exp date ........

O Cheque in Dutch Currency (Holland Florin), payable to Foundation 
ISEA96, Rotterdam.

O Bank to bank transfer to Postbank Amsterdam, account# 4524912 of 
ISEA96, Rotterdam. 


Print and fax or mail to ISEA96, POB 8656, 3009 AR Rotterdam, Holland
fax 31-10-4778605 (email isea96@hro.nl)


UK Bid to Host Major International Event Successful
ISEA - the International Symposium on Electronic Art - will be taking place
in Liverpool and Manchester, UK in September 1998.

Strengthened by the support of the entire cultural infrastructure in the
region, the bid partners of Liverpool John Moores University, Manchester
Metropolitan University and Moviola* have successfully secured ISEA 98 in
the UK.

ISEA 98 will be taking "REVOLUTION/(RE)EVOLUTION" as its theme - from the
industrial to the technological, from the political to the sociopolitical
in acknowledging the failure of the "information revolution" to address the
great divide between the Northern and Southern hemispheres.  A Symposium
will bring together a global forum of hundreds of experts, enthusiasts,
entrepreneurs and educators to debate the potentials and pitfalls of
electronic art**.  In addition to this, a comprehensive region-wide
programme of events, exhibitions and performances including a dedicated
radio station will attract tens of thousands of visitors. 

ISEA 98*** is appropriately located in the North West of England.  Over the
past eight years, the region (Liverpool and Manchester in particular) has
become the centre for the commissioning and presentation of electronic
artworks in the UK.  The bid partners are united in their resolve to
further this history through  ISEA 98; to leave a meaningful legacy for the
nation by consolidating international links with those working in the field
of digital media; and to create touristic and cultural opportunities which
will enhance the profile of the North West region in particular.

Further details about events leading up to ISEA 98 including its official
launch will be announced shortly.

* Moviola is the UK's leading agency for the promotion of electronic media
and organises  the largest and most successful international electronic
arts festival in the UK - Video Positive (the next festival commences April
** For the purpose of the symposium, 'electronic art' is defined as "all
art forms that use electronic technology as an essential prerequisite for
their production".
*** ISEA 98 is supported by Liverpool City Council, Manchester City Council
and North West Arts Board.

For further details please contact Alison Edbury at MOVIOLA:
Tel: +44(0)151 7092663, Fax: +44 (0)151 7072150, e-mail:

Janet Martin, Corporate Affairs at LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY:
Tel: +44 (0)151 231 3583        Fax: +44 (0)151 709 9841

Tel: +44 (0)161 247 1901        Fax: +44 (0)161 247 6818        e-mail:

                              CONFERENCES & SYMPOSIA
The Fifth International Conference in Central Europe 
on Computer Graphics and Visualization 97 

in cooperation with IFIP working group 5.10 on Computer Graphics and Virtual
Worlds will be held in February 10-14, 1997 in Plzen at the University of
West Bohemia close to PRAGUE, the capital of Czech Republic 

Conference Chairs
Nadia Magnenat Thalmann, MIRALab-CUI, Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland
Vaclav Skala, Univ. of West Bohemia, Czech Republic

Information for authors:	
Contribution deadline: October 30, 1996 in Camera ready format A4
Maximal length: 10 pages including tables and figures Black/White 
pictures only for proceedings 3 copies
Notification after review: December 10, 1996

All papers will be reviewed carefully by the International Program 
Committee members and by external reviewers, too. Authors are asked 
to declare that the submitted contribution has not been submitted 
for publication elsewhere.

Accepted papers will be published in the Conference proceedings 
with ISBN as previously that are reviewed by INSPEC, IEEE 
and others for cititions index and other purposes.

Topics included
Fundamental algorithms, rendering and visualization, virtual reality, 
animation and multimedia, medical imaging, geometric modelling and fractals,
graphical interaction, object-oriented graphics, standards, computer vision,
parallel and distributed graphics, computational geometry, 
computer aided geometric design, CAD/CAM, DTP and GIS systems, 
educational aspects of related fields, usage of graphics within mathematical
software (Maple, Mathematica, MathCAD etc.) in education.

Information for exhibitors: Please contact the organiser as soon as possible
for detailed information and conditions.

The WSCGAE97 Exhibition will be held in parallel. Top leading european 
companies active in computer graphics, visualization and computer vision, 
CAD/CAM  and GIS systems, virtual reality, multimedia systems 
and others will be presenting their latest products.

Organizer and conference secretariat
Vaclav Skala, Computer Science Dept., Univ.of West Bohemia
Univerzitni 22, Box 314, Plzen, Czech Republic
E-mail: wscg97@kiv.zcu.cz   Subject: INFO

The latest information will be available at:                
http://yoyo.zcu.cz/~skala/wscg97.html or via

Information on previous conferences:
or via http://herakles.zcu.cz



"the book of ruins and desire " an Interactive Kinetic Sculpture
by Pamela Jennings

SVA MFA Computer Arts Thesis Show:
May 31 - June 15 1996
Visual Arts Gallery
137 Wooster Street, New York City

for more information and images of the sculpture see my homepage:

Pamela Jennings
Mind Field Productions
Email: pamelaj@panix.com

Value Conflicts and Social Choices, Second edition, edited by Rob King
Includes discussion of the following issues related to computerization:
-Does computerization demonstrably improve the productivity of organizations? 
- How can computerized system designs incorporate social principles? 
- Does electronic mail facilitate the formation of new communities, 
  or does it undermine intimate interaction? 
- Is computerization likely to reduce privacy and personal freedom?
Paperback: 29,95 British Pounds, March 1996, ISBN: 0-12-415040-3
Orders: Marketing Department, Academic Press, 24-28 Oval Road, London NW1 7DX,
United Kingdom.  



Herewith I invite you to visit the project DataDream / Morpheus' Embrace
>From April 28 until June 2 1996.
Yours, Jos de Mul
Email: josdemul@molyvos.net, j.demul@filint.fwb.eur.nl


Explore the possibilities of the Homestead Project

A fascinating, puzzling, thought-provoking "artist's colony in
cyberspace"--that's one way to think of the Homestead Project, a virtual
exhibition of art and texts on the World Wide Web. Paul Hertz of Academic
Technologies at Northwestern University is curator of the project in
collaboration with the departments of Painting and Sculpture at the
Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain. The Department of Radio,
Television and Film at Northwestern University, ARTEC (Advanced Research
and Technological Expansion in Computer Graphics) at the University of
Valencia, and Apple Computer, Spain, are providing technical support for
the project.

The Homestead will be put on line at the University of Valencia in May. It
incorporates work by nine artists from several different countries on the
theme of colonization. The Homestead involves not just the exhibition of
art on the Internet, but design of a virtual exhibition space and
interface. To check out what's currently going on at the site, see

A series of workshops culminating in a roundtable discussion of artists,
media critics, and other experts (including a virtual reality engineer) on
"The Colonization of Cyberspace" will celebrate the opening of the
Homestead. Hertz will moderate the discussion and will lead a workshop on
creating art on the Web. Proceedings from the roundtable will be added to
the web site.

C. Webb Young, MFA candidate in the NU Radio/TV/Film (RTVF) department, has
also been instrumental in the design of the Homestead Project. Among his
other major work is design of the OMNIBUS:EYE Web site
< http://omnibus-eye.rtvf.nwu.edu >, which focuses on the future of media
production and study on the Internet.

Exhibiting artists include Annette Barbier, Roshini Kempadoo, Richard
Maxwell, Esther Parada, Rejane Spitz, Stephen Wilson, and three of Stephen
Wilson's students from San Francisco State University, Kasey Asberry,
Torrey Nommesen, and Victoria Anne Morawietz.

paul-hertz@nwu.edu (Paul Hertz)               
Coordinator, Learning Technology Center       
Northwestern University                       

Hello all,

Thirty days, detailing my latest incarnation(s) of self, have almost 
come to a close.  Evidence via the internet performance/installation 
entitled "This Is The Place" will continue to reside at its current 
address for many months with hopes that I may secure permanency and 
signifigance through my mediated image(s) and consequent disassociations 
with the flesh.  Please feel free to conjure me at:


My greatest hopes are to induce sentiment within you all; exceeding far 
beyond where my definitive physicality fails. Please do not hesitate in 
contacting me or in returning such sentiment...

Yours Always,
Cary Peppermint 


Design & 3D Visualisation
October 2-4, 1996,Sofia, Bulgaria 
Student Computer Art Society and others
-3D modelling & visualisation
-CAD in architectural design
Deadline June 30.
House of the Architect, Sofia, Bulgaria

Dear Sirs/Madams,

online, open exhibition using the world-wide computer network, THE INTERNET.
In the second "ART ON THE NET" Exhibition, we will explore the potentials of 
HOME PAGE as a new medium of art. You are invited to send your original HOME
PAGE art via THE INTERNET from anywhere in the world.

Judges representing four poles in the world will be evaluating your 
HOME PAGE. THE ART ON THE NET PRIZE, given to the work with the highest points,
is 1,000,000 yen. The Silver Prize and the Bronze Prize works will be given
200,000 yen and 100,000 yen respectively.

The four judges are:
*HEIDI GURNDMANN/AUSTRIA  -- Producer of Austrian Broadcasting Corporation
*SHU LEA CHEANG/U.S.A.  -- Media artist, film director of "Fresh Kill"
*HANK BULL/CANADA  -- Media artist, director of "Western Front"
*TETSUO KOGAWA/JAPAN  -- Media critic, professor of Tokyo Keizai University,
                         guest curator of the exhibition

The deadline by which the work should reach us is June 30, 1996 (your time).
HOME PAGES which pass the first screening will be exhibited on 
THE INTERNET from July 27, 1996 through January 31, 1997. 

For further information, please have a look at ;

Thank you.
You Minowa
curator of MCMOGATK (Machida City Museum Of Graphic Arts, ToKyo)
e-mail : mcmogatk@po.infosphere.or.jp

Ars Electronica '96

A Call for Participation in the Discussion

We would like to invite you to take part in the Net-Symposium of the Ars
Electronica '96. For the first time the real Symposium which will take place
from the 2nd to 7th September will be prepared in the form of a discussion
in the Net. 

The invited guests were requested to write an opening statement as starting
point for the discussion. At the same time everybody else is invited to post
their statements, critics, related material to the open forum

Participants of the Panel are: Robert Adrian X, Sadie Plant, Richard
Barbrook, Mark Dery, Sandy Stone, VNS Matrix, Arthur & Marilouise Kroker,
Herbert Hrachovec, Francis Heylighen, Derrick de Kerckhove, Karin Spaink,
Paul Garin, Perry Hoberman, Tom Sherman, Konrad Becker, Heimo Ranzenbacher.
The discussion is moderated by Geert Lovink.

The concept for this years' theme was developed by Gerfried Stocker. In his
opening statement Stocker points out that "memes describe cultural units of
information, cognitive behavioral patterns that propagate and replicate
themselves through communication ...the discussion is intended to probe
specific segments of the techno-cultural revolution against the background
of the idea of a "culturally based history of creation". 

Starting from this outline the participants are focussing on different
aspects of the theme. Herbert Hrachovec states that "in introducing memes
into the discussion of recent developments in Cyberspace, a less than rigorous
use is made of the relevant concepts. I read the prospect as an exercise in
stretching one's phantasy, risking some interesting and possibly irritating
conceptual displacements in the process." 

>From a critical point of view Barbrook noticed that "if memes 'replicate
themselves', what are humans doing in the meantime? We're not the blind
objects of genes or memes. Rather, whether using language or global
networks, humans transform themselves and nature through our own activity.
We are the subject of history - even if it is not always in circumstances of
our own choosing ..." 
For Barbrook, machines will always be subjected to men, he rejects the
notion that machines and programms will ever gain autonomy.

Is the metapher of "Memes" a workable concept for artists and scienctists or
just another neo-darwinist ideology which promotes a cynical notion of the
survival of the fittest?

URL: http://www.aec.at/meme/symp/
Contributions to: open-memesis@aec.at
To subscribe to the Symposium just mail
to open-memesis-request@aec.at (message text 'subscribe')

Ars Electronica Center
Hauptstrasse 2, A-4041 Linz, Austria
Tel.: 43-732-712121-0, Fax.: 43-732-712121-2


Fellow Media Mavins, 
visit our "Technology in the 1990s" bulletin board at ada 'web
http://adaweb.com also accessible directly at
Shareyour opinions with me, Jane Veeder, Julia Shear and Benjamin Weil,
Jim Campbell, and Simon Penny  about where artists dare to go.
Electronically yours, Barbara London

Benjamin Weil, beweil@adaweb.com
Curator, ada 'web,  http://adaweb.com
32 west 22nd street, New York, NY 10010, USA.
Tel: 1-212-620-7288, Fax: 1-212-620-6224

International Association for Semiotic Studies -
Association Internationale de Semiotique

Circular IASS-AIS 6th Congress - Call for Papers

The IASS-AIS is organizing its 6th Congress ("Semiotics Bridging Nature and
Culture") in 1997 (July, 13-18) in Mexico. As the title indicated, it will
both reflect the role of semiotics as a bridge and, at the same time,
provide a forum for researchers from various disciplines.
The following scholars are invited as Plenary Speakers: Mieke Bal (The
Netherlands), Jean-Claude Gardin (France), Junzo Kawada (Japan), Floyd
Merrell (USA), Michael O'Toole (Australia).
The Congress is organized by Adrian S. Gimate Welsh (address: Pacifico 350
H-103, Los Reyes, Coyoacan, 04330 Mexico, D.F., Mexico; fax +52-5-5495764,
phone +52-5-6895686 (weekdays), fax +52-22-430418 (weekends), e-mail:

The first Call for Papers is sent out right now, but since last week it is
also present on the Web.
The full address of the Call is


In addition, we want to draw your attention to a new publication of the
Association: the *IASS-AIS Bulletin-Annual '95 + '96* has just appeared
(632 pp. ISBN 3-900494-27-4). The first issue of this yearbook actually
covers two years of *Semiotics Around the World* (this is the title) with
reports on conferences, recent publications, tables of contents of relevant
journals, semiotics on the Web, theses, research projects, etc. Within the
IASS-AIS it is distributed as part of the membership benefits, but it is
also available for non-members (US$ 50.00), orders should be sent to the
IASS-AIS Secretary General (address see below).

Gloria Withalm (Assistant Secretary General)
Lehrkanzel fuer Kulturgeschichte * Hochschule fuer angewandte Kunst
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43-1-71133-342, Fax: +43-1-71133-310
E-mail: gloria.withalm@hermes.hsak.ac.at

November 18 - 22, 1996, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA, USA 

ACM Multimedia '96 Call for MULTIMEDIA AND ART
June, 24 (postmarked), 1996

Submissions by artists presenting innovative work in the field of 
Interactive Media Art and Culture are encouraged.

Specific areas are:
1. Interactive Media Art & Drama
2. Interactive Design & Art Mediation

A juried election process and a special Multimedia and Art session on 
"Storytelling after Cinema" will be composed of: 

a) Papers (email) 
b) CD-ROM's (PC/MAC)
c) URL's
d) Video Tapes (VHS NTSC/PAL)

Ref. to a) :
Paper submitting authors should send a 2 page abstract focused on 
fundamental theoretical aspects of interactive storytelling, 
demonstration requirements and a biography. 

Ref. to b), c), d) :
Submitting artists dispose of a 5 minute (demo) duration to tell an 
interactive story. Authors should send their work with a short
description, demonstration requirements when applicable and a biography.

The elected art works will be part of the exhibition and/or round tables
with elected speakers organized in Boston.

The elected art works will be edited either in visual proceedings, on
a CD-ROM or in the web.

Authors must assign copyright to ACM as a condition of publishing their
work. An author who embeds an object, such as an art image, copyrighted by 
a third party is expected to obtain that party's permission to include the 
object with the understanding that the entire work may be distributed as a 
unity to ACM members and others.

Authors of accepted submissions will be required to send both a
camera-ready copy of the manuscript for the printed proceedings and an
electronic copy for the CD-ROM or visual proceedings.

Extended deadline for art submission: June, 24 (postmarked), 1996.
Notification of acceptance: September, 13, 1996

Submit art proposals to: Monika Fleischmann, Art Chair.

Monika Fleischmann
GMD/Institute for Media Communication (IMK)
Schloss Birlinghoven
D-53754 Sankt Augustin, Germany


May 13 - June 8  1996, Newcastle, UK.
David Metcalfe Asscociates, c/o Dance City, Peel Lane,
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4DW, United Kingdom.
Tel: 44-191-2614780, Fax: 2300486

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 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

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 11 - 15  1996, Osnabruck, Germany.
Info: PO Box 1861, 49074 Osnabruck, Germany.
Tel: 49-541-21658, Fax: 28327, Email: emaf@bionic.zer.de
WWW: http://www.emaf.de

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

8th International Computer Art Forum
October 23-26, 1996, Sofia Bulgaria 
'From Interpassivity to Interactivity'
Deadline September 10
For an entry form contact:
Rossen Petkov, office 407, 10, Narodno Sabranie sqr.
1000 Sofia Bulgaria. Tel/fax: 359-2-870293

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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