THE INTER-SOCIETY FOR THE ELECTRONIC ARTS
ISEA NEWSLETTER #97

ISSN 1488-3635 #97, May - June - July 2004
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* CONTENTS *

* ISEA News
* ISEA2004: Event Countdown
* ISEA2004 Programme Preview
	* Interfacing Sound Cruise
	* Networked Experience Cruise
	* Networked Experience (Ferry) Conferences
	* Tallinn – Conferences
	* Helsinki – Conferences

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ISEA News
by Angela Plohman, ISEA Coordinating Director
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Welcome to ISEA Newsletter #97. As you know, ISEA2004 is fast
approaching, and we are pleased to devote this entire issue to the
extensive and exciting programme of the upcoming symposium, taking place
from August 14 to 22, 2004. We hope to see you there!

The next edition of the ISEA Newsletter will be a very special issue
devoted to the Baltic region, just in time for ISEA2004. If you would
like to guest edit of one of the upcoming issues of the newsletter,
focussed on a specific region or topic, please do not hesitate to
contact ISEA HQ.

++ ISEA @ SIGGRAPH 2004

The Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA) will be holding an open
forum at SIGGRAPH 2004 on the future role of ISEA, including information
about ISEA2006 (San Jose), pre-Symposium residency opportunities, the
Pacific Rim Summit, which will accompany the Symposium, and discussion
of ways to maximize participation in the events. All of the electronic
arts community is welcome.

Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Time: 12:00 - 13:30
Place: Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 505 LA, California, USA.

Bring your own lunch!


++ ISEA Networking Meeting @ ISEA2004

ISEA will be hosting an informal networking meeting on the Networked
Experience Cruise during ISEA2004. The meeting will be held in the
Carmen Conference Room on level 9 of the Silja Opera Ferry, on August
16, 2004 at 18:00. Representatives from the ISEA Board, ISEA
Headquarters, the ISEA Cultural Diversity Committee and the ISEA
International Advisory Committee will be present. Everyone is welcome to
join us and find out more about ISEA's current and future activities!


++ ISEA GM @ ISEA2004

The ISEA General Meeting for all ISEA members will be held on August 22,
2004 at 12:00 in the Sampo Auditorium of the Lume Media Centre in
Helsinki, Finland. This meeting will also give participants a chance to
evaluate and comment on ISEA2004 and offer suggestions for the future.
At 13:00, following the GM, the Director of ISEA2006, Steve Dietz, will
give a presentation on ISEA2006.


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ISEA2004: EVENT COUNTDOWN
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URL . http://www.isea2004.net

SEA . AUGUST 15-17
TAL . AUGUST 17-18
HEL . AUGUST 19-22


ISEA2004 will present socially, critically and ecologically engaging
work during the up-coming festival week (August 14th-22nd). The
symposium presents leading edge interaction technologies and practices,
highlighting especially the creative applications of wireless and
wearable media and their transformation of the user experience. Key
topics on the agenda are also innovative sound/audiovisual techniques
developed within dj/vj cultures, and the peer-to-peer practices of open
source production and participatory authoring.

In Helsinki and Tallinn, the creative media will be brought to the
streets and to clothing; context sensitive work to museums and
galleries; electronic music, screen-based media and design to concert
and club venues. In addition to the conferences, exhibitions, workshops
and other events on dry land, ISEA2004 cruise takes participants to a
sonic and networked journey while turning the Silja Line cruiser ferry
into a nomadic research laboratory introducing projects that float, dock
and sail.

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: REGISTRATION DEADLINE
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If you wish to participate in the ISEA2004 cruise, DEADLINE for the
registration is 1st of August. Due to international ferry regulations,
final passenger lists have to be delivered to the ferry company well
before the departure. It will not be possible to acquire tickets right
before the event. For tickets, go to <http://www.isea2004.net/tickets>
and see also the 'special offers' page.

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SEA: FLOATING PLATFORM FOR CRITICAL DEBATE & SOCIAL NETWORKING
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The most adventurous part of this year's ISEA takes place on the Baltic
sea. The trip on the ferry offers an ideal venue for the shared
experience, participation and exchange of ideas that ISEA2004 promotes.
Networking sessions, thematic dinner tables, poster sessions and
meetings enriched by the experimental, in fact ground-breaking art works
and installations, electronic music and performances accessible to
everyone and everywhere on the ferry, build the very core of the
ISEA2004 cruise.

Networking sessions include:

ISEA: INTER-SOCIETY FOR ELECTRONIC ARTS MEETING
FRENCH RENDEZ-VOUS
EUROPEAN MEDIA ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE EXCHANGE
MEDIA ART HISTORY CONFERENCE PLANNING WORKSHOP
AFRICAN NETWORK MEETING
ASEF: ASIAN NETWORK MEETING

Wide participation for artists and speakers from all continents has been
made possible by substantial contributions received from UNESCO, HIVOS,
and ASEF, for instance. The international support for the event has been
encouraging. This year's programme will be a truly multicultural and
inspiring mix, brought to you by over 150 local and international
artists, musicians and more than 200 speakers.

Furthermore, UNESCO will grant this year's DIGITAL ARTS AWARD to an
artist or artists presenting work as part of the ISEA2004 programme. The
award will be delivered on 20 August 2004 in Helsinki. For more
information on the award, see <http://portal.unesco.org/digiarts>. An
international jury committee of five members was recently appointed by
the Director General of UNESCO to select the awarded work.

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TAL: WEARABLE EXPERIENCE
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The conference on the Wearable Experience in Tallinn will be held at the
cinema Kosmos and at the Estonian Academy of Arts. The exhibition with
the same theme is a city wide event, showing in most major art venues.
Coordinated by Center for Contemporary Arts <http://www.cca.ee>, the
exhibitions will be showing at the Exhibition Hall in Rotermann Salt
Storage, at Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design, at Tallinn Art
Hall and Art Hall Gallery, at City Gallery and the Estonian Arts
Academy's Gallery. Beside the usual art venues, works are installed at
the Viru shopping centre as well as in Tallinna Kaubamaja, where the
works will be seen by unsuspecting audiences. Most exhibitions last
until the end of August, some till September 19th. An attractive
extention to the exhibitions, the ISEA2004 Fashion Show presents a mix
of conceptual electronic art and distinctive clothing with incorporated
illumination, sound, wires, sensors and cameras.

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HEL: WIRELESS EXPERIENCE
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Media Centre Lume <http://www.lume.fi> is the main venue with six
simultaneous streams to choose from for the ISEA2004 conference in
Helsinki. In addition to the conference, Contemporary Art Museum Kiasma
<http://www.kiasma.fi> holds a major ISEA2004 exhibition that attracts
visitors over two months until October 24th. Kiasma Theatre is also
running ISEA2004 programme. A series of workshops and residencies have
been developed to ensure sustainability, and opportunities for longer
term exchange. Youth and children's workshops are hosted by artists from
the Nordic region, UK, and South Africa, reaching out to the next
generation of media makers. Concerts take place at the Sibelius Academy.
Muu Gallery and U Gallery open their respective ISEA2004 exhibitions
while Ursa Observatory, Heureka Science Centre and nearby islands will
host additional ISEA2004 projects.

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ISEA2004 PROGRAMME PICK-UPS
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TOP ARTISTS SPIN THE HOUSE

Collaboration between Montreal-based MUTEK festival on electronic arts
brings AKUFEN, CRACKHOUSE, SKOLTZ_KOLGEN and DEADBEAT to ISEA2004. On
the ferry, Akufen will play 'Music for Pregnancy' - a work that thrilled
crowds at Tate Modern some time ago <http://www.isea2004.net/mutek>. One
of the world's leading VJs, CHARLES KRIEL (UK), has promised to drop
dance-floor bombs and introduce the latest VJ technologies during his
house act <http://www.isea2004.net/kriel>.

FELIX KUBIN ('refreshingly perverse', the Wire), the German-born pioneer
of electro-acoustic music and electronic pop, takes over the Riviera
deck <http://www.isea2004.net/kubin>. The pool party continues with the
underwater soundscapes created by 2Linja. The Finnish-British band ROGER
will add elegance and insight to Northern electronica while mixing in
with the FUCHS-ECKERMAN collective's bewildering FutureDJ project, thus
creating a DJ set of the future <http://www.isea2004.net/roger>. Aboard
the ferry, you also get to experience screenings of interactive films,
installations such as the locative sound installation 'Float' by TUOMO
TAMMENPƒe„Ä (FI) and TAMAS SZAKAL (HU) that will turn the ship's route
into music <http://www.isea2004.net/float>.

BALTIC ACTS ROCK THE BOAT

Along with international artists, local Nordic and Baltic acts are
featured in the cruise programme. The highlights of the club & concert
programme include awesome performances by JORI HULKKONEN (FI);
JEAN-LOUIS HUHTA (SWE);  PINK TWINS (FI); SAM & GIGI (FI); DJ BORZIN
(FI); ANDREAS TILLANDER, ARASH MOORI & STEFAN LEWANDOWSKI (UK/SWE);
AMFIBIO (FI); NICKY SANGIAMO (FI) and FYLKINGEN (SWE). Founded in 1933,
Fylkingen society for new music and intermedia art was organising
electro-acoustic concerts in Sweden already back in the early 1950s
<http://www.fylkingen.se/fylkeng.html>!

NINE2FIVE recordings present in collaboration with CARHARTT some of the
most interesting new talents coming from the Finnish capital: LBJ,
INFEKTO, HETIKOHTA and THE EXECUTIVES. Nordic players have joined forces
to bring excellent music in a true Scandinavian style aboard the ferry,
and some surprises in Mariehamn. In addition, RX:TX line-up presents
extraordinary talent from Russia, Slovenia and the UK, including RANDOM
LOGIC (SI), OCTEX (SI) and SCANNER (UK) from the Slovenian independent
label RX:TX.

LEADING MEDIA-LABS PRESENT THEIR INNOVATIONS

During the Baltic cruise and at the conferences in Tallinn and
Helsinki, leading media labs from all over the world present their
innovations, future products and interdisciplinary projects. KELLY
DOBSON (MIT media lab, USA) brings her MACHINE THERAPY session to the
ferry's gym <http://www.isea2004.net/dobson>; THE SARAI MEDIA LAB (IND)
introduces its innovative research and creative projects in urban
culture and new media, and one of its initiators SHUDDHABRATA SENGUPTA
is a keynote speaker in Helsinki<http://www.isea2004.net/sarai>.

KATHERINE MORIWAKI (USA) presents proposals, prototypes and specific
outcomes of her research examining wearable technologies, fashion,
emerging communication infrastructures, networks and the body in Tallinn
<http://www.isea2004.net/moriwaki>. LOCATIVE MEDIA LAB (CA) comes to
Helsinki with their location-based media installation Trans-Cultural
Mapping as part of the ISEA2004 wireless experience. MAKROLAB (SLO) will
host 8 artists and biologists researching the climate, weather and
telecommunication in a mobile laboratory, which this time finds its
place on a small island in front of Helsinki
<http://www.isea2004.net/makrolab>.

STORYMUPE is a mobile storytelling application created and developed for
ISEA2004 by NOKIA Research Center and HIIT Mobile Content Communities
research project. Cruise participants can join the game by using java
clients in their mobiles, SMS, web or camera phones. LEON CMIELEWSKI and
JOSEPHINE STARRS (AU), world-famous for their animations, bring their
interactive Floating Territories game aboard the ferry. Cruise
participants get to build tribal allegiances and reflect their own
migration history.

TOP SPEAKERS AT HELSINKI AND TALLINN CONFERENCES

Keynotes at the major ISEA2004 conferences held in Helsinki and Tallinn
include MICHEL MAFFESOLI,
MACHIKO KUSAHARA <http://www.isea2004.net/kusahara>,
JOANNA BERZOWSKA <http://www.isea2004.net/berzowska>,
JULIAN WEAVER <http://www.isea2004.net/weaver>,
ERKKI HUHTAMO <http://www.isea2004.net/huhtamo> and
MATTHEW FULLER <http://www.isea2004.net/fuller>.

In Tallinn, the Wearable Experience comprises project presentations of
state-of-the art ubiquitous computing in fashion and cultural practices.
In Helsinki, Wireless Experience maps current emerging cultural and
social practices of mobile and other wireless media.

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ISEA2004 ORGANISERS
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m-cult, centre for new media culture <http://www.m-cult.org>, is the
main organiser of ISEA2004, coordinating the programme and managing the
event across the cities and on the ferry. Other organisers in Helsinki
include the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma <http://www.kiasma.fi> and
Media Centre Lume <http://www.lume.fi>. In Tallinn, the main partner
Estonian Academy of Arts <http://www.artun.ee> works in collaboration
with the Center for Contemporary Arts <http://www.cca.ee>.  ISEA2004 is
produced in association with the Inter-Society for Electronic Art
<http://www.isea-web.org>

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ISEA2004 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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ISEA2004 is organised under the patronage of UNESCO and the President of
the Republic of Finland Tarja Halonen.

Major funders:
Finnish Cultural Foundation, Nordic Cultural Fund, Finnish Ministry of
Education, Arts Council of Finland, Ministry of Culture of the Republic
of Estonia, Cultural Endowment of Estonia. Additional funders are
Australian Council for the Arts, HIVOS Foundation, City of Helsinki
Cultural Office, Academy of Finland, Asia-Europe Foundation, French
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, AVEK and British Council.

Additional venue partners:
Tallinn:  Estonian Art Museum; Tallinn City Gallery; Sally Studio; Viru
Centre; Port of Tallinn.
Helsinki: Centre for Music & Technology, Sibelius Academy; Heureka, the
Finnish Science Centre; Ursa Astronomical Association; Artists 
Association MUU / MUU Gallery; Hungarian Academic and Cultural Centre
Helsinki / Gallery U.

Residency, touring and other associated programme:
Tallinn:  looming.org, kunst.ee. Helsinki: HIAP (Helsinki International
Artists Programme); Finnish National Board of Education; PixelACHE
festival; Helsinki Festival; The Finnish Museum of Photography; Flow04,
Nuspirit Helsinki; Academy of Fine Arts; Kontupiste; Viikki Teacher
Training School. Mariehamn: The Municipality of Mariehamn. Stockholm:
Fylkingen; CRAC (Creative Room for Art and Computing). Riga: Centre for
New Media Culture,RIXC. Bergen: BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts.
Copenhagen: Danish Artnode Foundation. Montreal: MUTEK.

ISEA2004 is also supported by:
Arts Council of England, Centre Culturel Francais. Tallinn:  IM Arvutid;
City of Tallinn; Forum Cinemas; Viru Centre; Club BonBon; Estonian
Academy of Music. Helsinki: The Finnish Institute in London; Finnish
Swedish Cultural Fund; Swedish Finnish Foundation; Goethe-Institut
Helsinki; Austrian Embassy in Finland; Canadian Embassy in Finland;
Finland’s Embassy, London; Finland’s Embassy, Paris; The Finnish
Institute in London; Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Carhartt.

Additional media partners:
HBL (Finland) and Eesti Paevaleht (Estonia).



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PROGRAMME - INTERFACING SOUND CRUISE
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15.8.2004
ISEA2004 INTERFACING SOUND CRUISE Silja Opera

12:00 - 15:00  Olympia Terminal
Abflug Departure Lounge

16:00 - 17:00 Riviera Pool
Welcome: programme highlights

16:00 - 17:00 Conference 8
James Gibson & Robbie Tingey (UK): Narcissus

16:00 - 17:00 Open Decks
Nigel Helyer (AU): Syren (installation)

17:00 - 19:00 Stardust
Global Karaoke Buffet

17:00 - 18:00 Riviera Pool
Dj Mukul: The Loveboat Remix Meets The Burning Train

19:00 - 21:00 Stardust
Sankari

20:00 - 21:00 Stardust
nine2five with Carrhart: artist tba

20:00 - 21:00 Riviera Pool
Dr P(r)axil (MUTEK)

21:00 - 22:00 Riviera Pool
Deadbeat (MUTEK)

22:00 - 23:00 Metropolitan
Konrad Becker: mario and golden classics

22:00 - 23:00 Stardust
nine2five: artist tba

22:00 - 23:00 Riviera Pool
Skoltz & Kolgen (MUTEK)

23:00 - 0:00 Metropolitan
CasioNova (live)

23:00 - 1:00 Stardust
nine2five: artist tba

23:00 - 0:00 Riviera Pool
Akufen presents: Music For Pregnancy (live) MUTEK

00:00 - 1:00 Metropolitan
nicky sangiamo

00:00 - 1:00 Stardust
nine2five: artist tba

00:00 - 2:00 Riviera Pool
Felix Kubin

00:00 - 1:00 Conference 8
se.ance

1:00 - 3:00 Metropolitan
Roger/futuredj + fuchs/echermann

3:00 - 6:00 Metropolitan
vdj Charles Kriel

1:00:00 - 2:00 Stardust
nine2five: artist tba

2:00 - 4:00 Stardust
nine2five: artist tba

2:00 - 3:00 Riviera Pool
borgia ginz (AU)(live)

8:00 - 10:00 Conference 9
Where are we eating - breakfast buffet

8:00 - 10:00 Open Decks
Syren

10:00
Arrival to Stockholm

FERRY TV loops:
AV-arkki programme ambifio vjs
LOOM Rekombinant (IT): Media activists

INSTALLATIONS & PROJECTS
Alex Davies (AU): Drift (installation)
Symbiotica (AU): Lifeboat (installation)
Tamas Szakal & Tuomo Tammenpää (HU/FI): Float
Symbiotica (AU): Lifeboat
ICOLS

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PROGRAMME - NETWORKED EXPERIENCE CRUISE
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16.8.2004
ISEA2004 NETWORKED EXPERIENCE CRUISE
on the Silja Opera Ferry

10:00 - 12:00 Conference 8
artists presentations

10:00 - 12:00 Conference 9
artists presentations

16:30 - 18:00 Riviera Pool
Abflug

19:00 - 23:00 Conference 8
WAAG

19:00 - 23:00 Conference 8
Sailing For Geeks

19:00 - 23:00 Conference 9
Where Are We Eating

20:00 - 21:30 Stardust
Kino Automat Reperformed DVD (1,5hrs)

20:00 - 22:00 MARIEHAMN
Kunstverein W.A.S. fishing

21:30 - 23:00 Stardust
All We Can Eat Global Karaoke buffet

23:00 - 00:00 Metropolitan
3form (Stef Lewandowski, Arash Moori, Andreas Tilliander): Light in the
Medium of Water

23:00 - 00:00 Stardust
Wade Marynowsky: Apocalypse later

23:00 - 00:00 Riviera Pool
Sam & Gigi(live)

23:00 departure from Mariehamn

00:00 - 01:00 Metropolitan
Monoton

00:00 - 01:00 Stardust
Pink Twins

00:00 - 01:00 Riviera Pool
Toinen Linja (Tuomas Toivonen) Borzin

00:00 - 01:00 Conference 8
se.ance

01:00 - 02:00 Riviera Pool
Borzin and Mukul B2b

08:00 - 10:00 Decks
Syren

09:00
Arrival Tallinn


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PROGRAMME - NETWORKED EXPERIENCE (FERRY) | CONFERENCES
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MONDAY, AUGUST 16TH

NETWORKED EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE, FERRY MON AUG 16TH
12:00-13:30 Networked experience session 1

"The List" - the mailing list phenomena
Moderator: Melinda Rackham
Presentations: 1) Melinda Rackham (AU): Empyre
2) Kathy Rae Huffman (UK): Faces
3) Charlotte Frost (UK): Rhizome & Further
4) David The (AU): Fibreculture

15:00-16:30 Open Source & Critical Interaction Design session 2

Tactical social fictions
Presentations:
1) Angie Bonino (PRU), Hacking Net: Virtual Organization
2) Daniel Michelis (D) / baum.haus: Hypertagging, hyperdemic graffiti
3) Rosanne van Klaveren: Memoires of a Testee - recorded recollections
at Braintec
4) Lionello Borean + Chiara Grandesso (IT) / Usine de boutons: Plug'n'Pray

16:30-18:00 Networked experience session 3

Social networks of resistance
Presentations:
1) Gerald Straub (UK): Societal idea networks - floating spaces: makro
places of escape and avoidance
2) Trebor Scholz (USA), Brian Holmes /Dark Matter (USA): Constellations
of Resistance: Indexing Histories Since 1945

12:00-13:30 Networked experience session 4

Translocal networks
Presentations:
1) Travellab (D/USA), Manuel Bonik, Michael Mikina?: split_connect
presentation
2) o-b-o-k /Ronald Jones; Laurie Mäkelä ? (SWE/USA): Babel Launch
3) Rodriguez Foundation Association (E/PRU): Tester Natxo rodriguez,
Marcus Neustetter, José Carlos Mariategui, Arturo Rodríguez

13:30-15:00 Networked experience session 5

Collaboration and production through networks
Presentations:
1) Troels Degn Johansson /Superflex (DK): Staging Relations"
2) Robert Lisek (PL): FLEXTEXT - hypertextual BeBop
3) Timothy Jaeger (USA): The Peers Are Alright: Peer-to-Peer
Call-and-Reponse
5) Bo Daley, Kate Crawford (AU)/Terry Nation: Tellatron: A real-time
experiment in anonymous group "theft"

15:00-16:30 Open Source & Critical Interaction Design session 6

Artistic open source tools
Presentations:
1) Etienne Deleflie (AU): The artist and his/her software. - Where does
the real creativity lie?
2) Jonathan Kemp, Martin Howse (UK): film-machine (fm01)

PLEASE NOTE: exact times may change. Please print to take with you the
final timetable in August 2004.

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PROGRAMME - TALLINN | CONFERENCES
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Themes

Wearable Experience (Wear)
Critical interdisciplines:
research/science, art and collaboration (CI)
Geopolitics of media (G)

Invited speakers include:

Arturo Escobar (Colombia/USA)
Sarah Kember (UK)

Speakers include:
Katherine Moriwaki, Susan Ryan, G‹–æan Mura, Petri Kuljuntausta,
Symbiotica, Marko Peljhan, Catherine Richards, Thomas Brroomé, c.cred,
ian clothier, quiasma / Barbara Santos, Andres Burbano, Clemencia
Echeverri, Kristina Andersen, Susan Kennard, Barbara Layne, Joanna
Berzowska, Ingrid Bachmann & Charles Halary, Margot Jacobs, Lisa Parks &
Miha Vipotnik, Diane Ludin, Paul Vanouse, Kira O.Reilly, Gina Gzarnecki,
Frohne Ursula & Sabine Flach, Anne Nigten, Geert Lovink & Trebor Scholz,
Nina Czegledy & Andre P Czegledy, Kate Rich, Xin Wei Sha, Marlon
Barrios, Kati Aberg, Leon Cmielewski & Josephine Starrs, Jonah
Brucker-Cohen, María Fernández, Ingeborg Reichle, Ana Viseu, Astrid
Vicas, Simon Penny, Pam Skelton, Kim Stringfellow, Stahl Stenslie, Jorge
Luis Marzo, Artur Matuck, Pascal Maresch, Ayhan Aytes

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17TH

11:30-12:00 Welcome notes
12:00-14:00 Wearable Experience keynotes
15:30-17:00 Wear1 panel session

Fashion and wearable technologies

15:30-17:00 CI2 poster session

Artists and scientists in collaboration

15:30-17:00 G1 Poster session

"Axis of Evil"
Surveillance and monitoring the state, tactics for media artists

15:30-16:30 G2 Poster session

Cartographies and identities

15:30-18:00 Wear3 Workshop

Floating bodies performance workshop

16:00-17:30 Performance/presentation
17:00-18:30 CI1 Panel session

What are the aesthetics of Collaboration?

16:30-18:30 Wear2 Panel session

Interactive textiles and wearable computers

17:00-18:30 G3 Poster session & discussion

Independent media strategies

16:30-18:00 CI3 Poster session & discussion

Human "control models" - Explorations with biotechnology

19:00-late Exhibition opening and performances

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17TH

09:30-10:45 CI4 Talks + discussion

Media, art and sciences

09:30-11:00 CI6 Poster session

Free co-operation
Network dynamics

09:30-11:30 Wear3 Poster session

Conjuring bodies
Wearable technologies and performance

09:30-11:00 G4 Round-table sessions

Border crossings
media artists on issues of minorities, migration and asylum

10:00-18:00 Wear5 Workshop

DIY wearable challenge

10:45-12:00 CI5 Two talks + discussion

Crisis of representation

11:00-12:00 Wear6 Panel session

The visions and realities of bodynets

11:00-12:00 GX Session
12:00-14:00 Critical interdisciplines keynotes
15:30-16:30 CI8 Panel session

The aesthetics of behaviour

15:30-16:30 G5 Poster session

Art detectives

15:30-16:30 Wear7 Poster session

Connected bodies experiments in wearable, multi-sensory environments

15:30-16:30 CI7 Poster session

New media aesthetics and mixed realities

16:30-18:30 Geopolitics of media keynotes
20:00-late Club night

Including: Wearable Fashion show and performances

PLEASE NOTE: exact times may change. Please print to take with you the
final timetable in August 2004.



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PROGRAMME - HELSINKI | CONFERENCES
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CONFERENCE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 19TH

11:00 Registration & coffee
12:00 Welcoming words
12:30 Keynote session: Wireless Experience

Professor Machiko Kusahara
Waseda University, Japan
Japanese Mobile Phone Culture and Urban Life

The mobile phone has already become a critical part of culture and
economy in Japan. With its instant connectivity and multiple layers of
communication (talking, exchanging email/photo/video, browsing the
Internet) mobile phone met the demand of urban life in which senses of
being connected and being private need to coexist in a sophisticated
manner. Supported by the nation-wide trend of urbanism, all sorts of
applications for digital, audiovisual, home security, robots, and other
equipment are now migrating onto mobile phones, further changing the
society.

Professor Michel Maffesoli
Paris V (Sorbonne), CEAQ, France

Michel Maffesoli is Professor at the University of La Sorbonne. He is
also the director of "Sociétés", a scholarly journal in the humanities
and social sciences, and director of the Centre d'Etudes sur l'Actuel et
le Quotidien (CEAQ) and Secretary general of the Centre de Recherche sur
l'Imaginaire (Maison des Sciences de l'Homme). His book La
Transfiguration du Politique obtained the Grand Prix des Sciences
Humaines of the Académie Française in 1992. His publications in English
include:

- Techno (Editions Dis Voir, 1998)
- Contemplation of the World (University of Minnesota Press, 1996)
- Ordinary Knowledge (Blackwell Publishers, 1996)
- Time of the Tribes (Sage Publications, 1995)
- Shadow of Dionysus (State University of New York Press, 1993)

"I am looking forward to hear Professor Maffesoli.s views on how urban
and mobile cultures intertwine and what kind of implications does this
encounter provide for understanding transformations in the urban space?
If the speedline, engineering aesthetic of mechanical mobility were
rudimentary in defininig early urban modernisms, on which terms can one
critically understand the utopian discourse on contemporary mobility,
part of which is defined by practices around mobile telephony?"
Tapio Mäkelä, programme chair, ISEA2004

15:30-17:00 Wireless Experience, session 1

Mapping space; the social potential of locative media
Moderator: Marc Tuters (CAN)
Presenters:
1) Ed Mac Gillavry, (NL)
2) Ben Russel (UK)
3) 0100101110101101.ORG (IT)
4) Giles Lane (UK)

15:30-17:00 Histories of the New Session 1

Working across boundaries: curating and preserving new media art.
1) Beryl Graham (UK)
2) Sarah Cook, (UK)
3) Steve Dietz, (USA)
4) Caitlin Jones, (USA)

15:30-16:30 Histories of the New, session 2

The case of France: From Minitel to Gitoyen (secure collaborative access
to high bandwith.)
presenters:
1) Nathalie Magnan (FRA)
2) Valentin Lacambre (FRA)
3) Aris Papathéodorou (FRA)

15:30-16:30 Two Talks and Debate Session 1

Critical Interaction Design & Wireless Experience
Speakers & debaters:
Jonah Brucker-Cohen & Armin Medosch & Julian Priest
1) Armin Medosch (UK), Julian Priest (UK): Free Networks: A Scenario
Planning Approach
2) Jonah Brucker-Cohen (IRL): Subversive Networks

CONFERENCE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 20TH

09:30-11:00 Histories of the New, session 3

Re:searching our Origins: Critical and Archival Histories of the
Electronic Arts
Chair: Catherine Mason, Birbeck, University of London
Panelists:
1) Gerfried Stockers, Ars Electronica
2) Annick Bureaud, Leonardo/Olats, Pioneers & Pathfinders
3) Nick Lambert, CACHe (Computer Arts, Contexts, Histories, etc), Birkbeck
4) Alain Depocas, Centre for Research & Documentation, Daniel Langlois
Foundation

09:30-11:00 Histories of the New, session 4

Uncovering Histories of Electronic Writing
Moderator: Noah Wardrip-Fruin (USA)
Presenters:
1) Noah Wardrip-Fruin: What was Hypertext?
2) Michael Mateas (USA)
3) Nick Montfort (USA): Continuous Paper
4) Jill Walker (NOR)

09:30-11:00 Wireless Experience, session 3

Tracing space; locative media as a means for artistic expression
Moderator: Marc Tuters
Presenters:
1) Pete Gomes (UK)
2) Esther Polk & Ieva Auzina (NL/LVA)
3) Teri Rueb (US): Drift
4) Andrew Paterson (UK/FIN): Rengo: Creative workshops with
location-aware media mobiles
5) Jaanis Garancs (LVA)

09:30-11:00 Wireless Experience, session 4

Mobile Realism? Documentary film-making and wireless networks
New Media Scotland, Chris Byrne (UK)
- Director; Iliyana Nedkova (BUL)
- Associate Curator; Fee Plumley (UK)
- the phone book ltd; Paul Phillips (UK)
- Head of Brand Futures, Orange

09:30-11:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 1

Narratives, subjectivity and interaction
presenters:
1) Pamela Jennings (USA): Constructed Narratives
2) Axel Roch (UK): Surfaces that See: Subjective Vision and Imagination
in Gaze-based Interaction
3) Ranjit Makkuni (IND): Body friendly, culture friendly mobile
interfaces - The Crossing Project
4) Joëlle Bitton - Human Connectedness/ Medialab Europe (IRL/USA): RAW,
an audio/photographic tool for composing sonic flows surrounding visual
moments.
5) Heidi Tikka: Developing concepts for situated and mobile imaging

11:00-12:00 Lunch
12:00 Keynote Session: Histories of the New

Shuddhabrata Sengupta (IND)
Sarai-CSDS/Raqs Media Collective, Delhi, India

The Remains of Tomorrows Past: Speculations on the Antiquity of New
Media Practice in South Asia

This presentation will offer forays into enquiries and speculations
about the possibility of constructing alternative, non-transatlantic
histories of 'new' media practice, by situating 'new media' and
practices of information in the context of the nineteenth century, by
tracing continuities in terms of ways of communicating on to the present
reality of South Asia, and by searching for compasses that can enable a
truly global map of different new media practices and forms.

Erkki Huhtamo (FIN)
University of California Los Angeles, USA
Pockets of Plenty: An Archaeology of Mobile Media

Media experiences have often been associated with fixed locations. From
nineteenth century panoramas to 20th century movie theatres, moving
images have been displayed in dedicated public venues. Media experiences
also developed within the home, from looking at stereoscopic photographs
and listening to phonograph records to talking on the telephone,
watching the television, listening to stereophonic music and eventually
surfing on the Internet with the desktop computer. In recent decades,
media experiences have begun to "break out" from fixed locations, taking
place in all kinds of intermediate spaces. The media move with the
people wherever they go, turning into extensions of their bodies
(McLuhan). Mobile phones, pagers, personal digital assistants, MP3
players and pocket game consoles are changing the ways we conceive
communication, mobility, social space and the formation of identity.
These developments are seen as the "Newest of the New", a veritable
break with the past. But is it really so? Are there any qualifications
to make? This paper performs a "media archaeological" excavation into
the origins and early stages of mobile media, to test the validity of
such an idea. Does the emergence of mobile media represent a real
cultural rupture? Is it possible to identify continuities between the
current mobile media forms, and earlier developments? This paper
analyzes a variety of phenomena from 19th century predictions of
communication, the flip book craze, the breakthrough of amateur
photography and the introduction of portable radio and television sets
to the launchings of the Walkman and the iPod to explain the cultural
and evolutionary logic behind mobile media. Instead of concentrating
merely on the devices themselves, the paper investigates their
(imaginary and real) uses and the discourses that have accompanied and
influenced their development.

14:30-16:00 Histories of the New, session 5

The Network of No_des: Excavating the Histories of the 'New' in South
Asia's Media
Hosted by Sarai New Media Initiative, New Delhi, India
moderator: Monica Narula (IND)
presenters:
1) Monica Narula
2) Jeebesh Bagchi (IND)
3) Shuddhabrata Sengupta
4) Gunalan Nadarajan (SNG)

14:30-16:00 Histories of the New, session 6

Documenting Art, Science and Technology
moderator: Alain Depocas (CAN)
presenters:
1) Alain Depocas (CAN), Daniel Langlois Foundation: Documenting Art,
Science and Technology
2) Monika Fleischmann (D): Netzspannung.org: Knowledge Space for Media
Art and Digital Culture
3) Tilman Linden (D): netart datenbank.org
4) Nick Lambert (UK): British Computer Art 1960-1984. The aims and
methods of the CACHe Project
5) Darko Fritz: Amnesia International: Early computer art and the
Tendencies movement

14:30-16:00 Wireless Experience, session 5

GPS Art: Mapping New Territories
moderator: Marisa Olson (USA)
presenters:
1) Marisa Olson
2) Joel Slayton (USA)
3) Natalie Jeremijenko (AU/USA)
4) Marek Choloniewski (PL)

14:30-16:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 2

The Aesthetics of Interaction and Behavior
Proposed moderator: Simon Penny (USA)
presentations:
1) Simon Penny The Aesthetics of Behavior
2) Maciej Ozog, Against friendly interface: Aesthetics of trammelized
interaction
3) Riikka Pelo (FIN): Caesura in Marina's Garden
Interactive Narrative as a Drama of Responsibility and Interruption

14:30-16:00 Histories of the New, session 7

Sound Art Histories
moderator: Seth Cluett (USA)
presenters:
1) Debra Singer (USA)
2) Stephen Vitiello (USA)
3) Christoph Cox (USA)

14:30-16:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 3<

Amplexus Poetics: Language, Art and New Software Forms moderator: Lisa
Moren (USA)
Presenters:
1) Kenny Goldsmith (USA), UBUweb
2) Nina Katchadourian (USA), Talking Popcorn
3) Camille Utterback (USA), Text Rain 4) Bill Seaman (USA), Recombinant
Poetics

14:30-16:00 Two Talks and Debate, session 4

Imagining cities and public spaces Moderator: Hanna Harris (FIN)
Richard Barbrook (UK): New York Prophecies. Imagining the future at the
1964 New York World's Fair
Jennifer Gonzalez (USA): Visualizing Artificial Worlds: The Political
Geography of On-Line Public Spaces

CONFERENCE ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 21TH

09:30-11:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 4

Open Source City
Moderator: Amanda Ramos (CAN)
presenters:
1) The Maze Corporation; Dennis Kaspori (NL): Communism of ideas towards
an open source practice of architecture.
2) Mirjam Struppek (D): Interactionfield Public Space - Interactive
installations in the urban public space
3) Mixed Reality Lab, Clara Boj Tovar (SNG): A trip around a magic puzzle
4) The Field Office, Amanda Ramos, Michelle Kasprzak (CAN): Open Source City
5) Fælles Gr˜” Byrum (DK): Communal urban Green Space

09:30-11:00 Open Source and Software as Culture, session 1

Narratives and images of open source
Moderator: Mark Tribe (USA)
presenters:
1) Mark Tribe: Open Source from Picasso to the Present - A Brief History
of Open Source Culture
2) Warren Sack (USA): Images of Open Source Software
3) Axel Bruns (AU): The Rise and Rise of Open News - Open content -
Stuff That Matters

09:30-11:00 Open Source and Software as Culture, session 2

Games and the art of hacking Presenters:
1) Laetitia Wilson (AU): Play Ethics: The Convergence of Art, Games and
Politics
2) Tiffany Holmes (USA): Arcade Classics Spawn Art? Current Trends in
the Art Game Genre
3) John Klima
: Codeplay: Gaming Paradigms and Participatory Environments
4) Mathias Fuchs & Sylvia Eckermann: FLUID - arena of identities
5) Kristian Lukic: Information Ages: Eastwood

09:30-11:00 Two Talks and a Debate, session 3

Who owns our (software) culture?
Speakers and Debaters:
Miller Puckette (USA), Casey Reas (USA)

09:30-11:00 Wireless Experience, session 6

Mobile sound and art practices: the local contexts
presenters:
1) David Crane (USA): The Mobile, the Local, and the Global: Keitai and
Cultural Translation
2) Adriana de Souza e Silva (USA): Location Based Mobile Games: blurring
the borders between physical and virtual spaces
3) Frauke Behrendt (GER): Mobile phone music. Ring tone culture and the
mobile phone in Sonic Art
4) Olle Karlsson & Ola Pehrson (SWE): Mobile Position based Art and Sound
5) Soh Yeong Roh, Art Center Nabi (KOR): Art in wireless

09:30-11:00 Histories of the New, session 8

Hybridity: Interfaces, Identities, and the Arts moderators: Yvonne
Spielmann and Ryszard W. Kluszczynski
presenters:
1) Yael Eylat Van-Essen (ISR)
2) Yvonne Spielmann (GER)
3) Sabine Fabo (GER)
4) Mette Ramsgard Thomsen (D)
5) Ryszard W. Kluszczynski (PL), New Media Art as Transcultural Interface

09:30-11:00 Histories of the New, session 9

Histories of time-based art
proposed moderator: Susanne Jaschko (D)
presenters:
1) Susanne Jaschko: Segmentation and Reassembly of the Digital Moving
Image: Space and Time Correlations in Audio-Visual Art
2) Catherine Mason (UK): The Routes Toward British Computer Art: Art
Schools & The Computer Arts Society
3) Masanori Mizuno, Kiyofumi MOTOYAMA (JAP): A time consciousness of the
young Japanese media artists
4) Caroline Huybrechts (BE): Nicolas Sch‹”†er's Spatiodynamic Tower in
Liège. A Monument to the Information Society?
5) Sven Sterken (BE): Architecture as a Time-Based Art: Immersive
Strategies in Iannis Xenakis' Polytopes

12:00 Keynote Session: Critical Interaction Design

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun
Brown University, USA

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is an assistant professor of Modern Culture and
Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design
Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in
her current work on digital media. She is currently completing a
manuscript on the crisis of disciplinary and regulatory power brought
about by high-speed telecommunications networks, entitled _Control and
Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (forthcoming MIT
2005); co-editing a collection with Thomas Keenan on the archaeology of
multi-media, entitled _New Media, Old Media_ (forthcoming Routledge
2005); and starting a new project on the relationship between race and
code. She has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced
Study and has been awarded a Henry Merritt Wriston fellowship at Brown.

13:00 Keynote Session: Wireless Experience

Nina Wakeford
INCITE, Department of Sociology, University of Surrey, UK
The identity politics of mobility and design culture

The social history of the mobile phone has often been told in terms of
the changing cultures of early adopters, and recent research tends to
focus on normative social behaviours such as texting. This talk will
question the standard mass media and industry portrayals of mobility and
mobile culture by focusing on a collaborative project between the INCITE
research centre, a shelter for homeless mothers, and a small design
company.

She is Director of the Incubator for Critical Inquiry into Technology
and Ethnography. (INCITE) research centre in the Department of
Sociology, University of Surrey. Her previous research projects include
studies of internet cafes, women's discussions lists and the use of
ethnography by new technology designers. Along with colleagues at INCITE
she is interested in the ways in which collaborations can be forged
between ethnographers and those from other disciplines, such as
engineering, computer science and art/design. She is currently working
on an Intel-funded project studying the 73 bus route in London as a way
to understand place and consumption of new technology.

13:00 Keynote Session: Open Source and Software as Culture

Matthew Fuller (UK)
Reader in Media Design at the Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam

Matthew Fuller, author of "Behind the Blip: essays on the culture of
software" will talk about the recent surge of interest in the
reinvention of software in political, social and and cultural terms.
Matthew Fuller is Reader in Media Design at the Piet Zwart Institute,
Rotterdam (see http://pzwart.wdka.hro.nl/). He is author of 'Behind the
Blip, essays in the culture of software', (Autonomedia) and of the
forthcoming 'Media Ecologies, materialist energies in art and
technoculture' (MIT Press).

The anti-disciplinary work of art makes a strange coupling with the
rule-bound world of software. But because art is built upon the promise
of destruction, irrelevance, sensual pleasure, proud stupidity as well
as a certain kind of overcooked or brilliantly raw intelligence it
provides a perfect foil for the logical monotony of computation.
Software, and progress through technology is one of the presiding myths
of the day, of electronic art as much as of business, thus, its
reinvention by numerous currents, with their own pecadilloes, twists and
forms of knowledge is both a way to test and challenge normalised life
and to insist on the capacity to experiment and invent.

14:30-16:00 Open Source and Software as Culture, session 3

Cultural Softwares: Artistic Tools & DIY Networks
moderator: Christiane Paul (USA)
presenters:
1) Mary Flanagan & Ken Perlin, Endpapers: collaboration, process, and code
2) Jon Ippolito & Joline Blais, Code as tool, meme, structure

14:30-16:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 5

Critical interaction design in the everyday
Presenters:
1) Keir Smith, Daniel Heckenburg, Penny Hagen (AU): Socialising with
Strangers. Content as Interface: In Critical Interaction Design Research
2) Mark Palmer (UK): Towards New Forms of the Social
Posters: 3) Trebor Scholz (USA): Critical Cultural Production and the
Everyday web-based works/poster in critical interaction design
4) Jessica Hammer: What Cabwatch Does Right: Wireless in the Real World

14:30-16:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 6

Mediated urbanisms
Proposed moderator: Naomi Matsunaga
1) invOFFICE, Frans Vogelaar, Elizabeth Sikiaridi (NL): An architecture
of switching: Hybrid communication spaces
2) Ana Betancour (SWE): The Mediated City - Aviopolis - everyday network
culture at the airport
4) Tu Darmstadt / architectural faculty, Lilian Juechtern, Oliver
Langbein: Relief space: negotiation of urban reality in everyday experience
5) Adam Somlai-Fischer: Mediated Spaces: Extending architecture and its
territory
6) Nis R—ãr, Marie Markman, Jesper Dyrehauge/ Copenhagen North West,
Fælles Gr˜” Byrum: Communal urban Green Space

14:30-16:00 Histories of the New, session 10

Race, representation & digital divides
Presenters:
1) Monika Bokiniec (PL): Intellectual Colonisation or Do They Just Know
Better?
2) Ahasiw Maskegon-Iskwew (CAN): CyberSkins: Aboriginal Art on the Web
3) Gary Stewart (UK) inIVA Digital Archive: Race Representation and the
Digital Domain

14:30-16:00 Two Talks and Debate, session 4

System aesthetics and critique
Speakers and debaters:
1) Aristarkhova Irina (RU/Singapore) Matrixial Spaces of Virtual Reality
2) Charlie Gere (UK): Systems Aesthetics, Systems Sublime

14:30-16:00 Histories of the New, session 11

Internet based practices: local histories
moderator: Andres Burbano
presenters:
1) Karla Schuch Brunet (BRA): Multi-culturalism in internet
2) Indrek Ibru (EST): How new is new - The origins of web-design
Posters:
3) Genco GƒLAN (TUR): Web Biennial 2003: International Bi-annual
Contemporary Art Exhibition for and on the World Wide Web
4) Fannuel Wallah (Zimbabwe):
RT-IT (real time - inner time) a new media project by African Colours
5) Mari Laaniste (EST): Going Digital: Comics and the Internet

14:30-16:00 Critical Interaction Design, session 7

Affect & Media(ted) Experiences
Moderator: Susanna Paasonen (FIN)
Discussant: Maria Fernandéz
Panelists:
Norie Neumark (AU), E.motional Perturbations Katrien Jacobs (USA),
Peer-To-Peer Porn: Towards a Networked sexual Culture
Susanna Paasonen (FIN), Desires for sale: online pornography and affect

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