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We can't do anything about the weather, but we can steer you to some great cyber-events this month.
The Disappearing Woman
Salt of the Earth
The Refractive Kinescope
Virtual Street Corners
Cyber-Publicity for You
The Disappearing Woman
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disappearingFans of contemporary dance won't want to miss "The Disappearing Woman," the world premiere of a new dance work that addresses the anxieties of three women in an increasingly dispersed, high-speed culture. The piece was created by Nell Breyer and Alissa Cardone -- leaders in the New England dance community and organizers of Boston Cyberarts' dance and technology events for the last several Festivals -- along with their colleagues Lorraine Chapman and Bronwen MacArthur.
 
The piece is part of the Summer Stages Dance/Baryshnikov Arts Center Residency Project 2008.  It was commissioned and developed by Summer Stages Dance, in association with the Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, the Regional Dance Development Initiative of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and Vermont Performance Lab.
 
It's happening on July 11 at 7:30 at the ICA, 100 Northern Ave in Boston.  For tickets visit www.icaboston.org or call the ICA box office at 617.478.3103.
 
(If you're a dance fan, you should also check out the other events on Summer Stages Dance's "Meet the Artist" Performance Series, taking place throughout the month of July.  Visit www.summerstagesdance.org for details.)

Salt of the Earth
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wheeler biosphereThere's still time to see "Salt of the Earth," a biennial exhibition organized by the New Art Collective at the Montserrat College of Art. One of the featured artists is our friend Deb Todd Wheeler, whose work, "Biosphere" is pictured here. 

The exhibition runs through July 24 at Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex Street in Beverly.  For more information, click here.

The Refractive Kinescope
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The history of silent cinema, projector devices, and a curiosity about the persistence of vision are sources of inspiration for "The Refractive Kinescope". This gallery installation puts the viewer in the belly of a film projector, brought into motion by model steam locomotives and by the spectators themselves. The locomotives transport projector bulbs illuminating over 200 celluloid oversized film frames, selected from the silent films that form a ribbon spooling between two reels, spanning the entire space. Moving through the installation, the viewers, like film editors, assemble frames into the scenes.
 
"The Refractive Kinescope" is on view through October 18 at the MCLA Gallery 51 Annex @ 65 Main Street in North Adams. There will also be live dance performances in the gallery at 6pm on July 30, August 27, and September 24. The installation was commissioned by Downstreet Art. Kinodance Company created the concept; the sculptural installation is by Dedalus Wainwright and Alla Kovgan with contributions from Bryan Long and Gideon Weisz; and the performers include Alissa Cardone, Ingrid Schatz and guest artist Michael Jahoda.   For more information, go to www.downstreetart.org.
 

Virtual Street Corners

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We're delighted to report that "Virtual Street Corners," a digital media public art project by John Ewing, has been awarded a Challenge Grant from the Knight Foundation, which supports innovative projects that use technology to distribute news in local communities.
 
Beginning in June 2010, storefronts in Coolidge Corner in Brookline, and Dudley Square in Roxbury will be transformed into large video screens, providing pedestrians of each neighborhood with a portal into one another's worlds. Running 24/7, life-size screen images and AV technology will enable real-time chat between residents of the two neighborhoods. These portals would also act as media centers for news collection and dissemination. In this way, the viewing and sharing of news is brought out of private spheres and into a public forum - a kind of virtual town hall meeting.
 
sym cityThe project is being organized by John Ewing, in collaboration with Carmen Montoya, Kevin Patton, Christopher Robbins and Minotte Romulus.  Those of you who have been following Boston Cyberarts for awhile will remember John's earlier project called "Symphony of a City," which premiered at the 2001 Boston Cyberarts Festival. "Symphony of a City," pictured here, used headcams, projections and streaming video to paint a portrait of Boston through the eyes of eight different residents - with results projected on the walls of Boston's City Hall.
 
We'll keep you posted on the progress of "Virtual Street Corners" as the project gets closer.

Cyber-Publicity for You 
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Do you have a cyber event or exhibition coming up this fall?  If so, please send details and an image to  by the 15th of the month preceding your event.  We'll be happy to include it in our monthly eblast, if we have space and if we get your stuff in time.
 
Thanks to our sponsors!
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We extend a grateful thanks to our many generous sponsors

1330 Boylston
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual ArtsBoston
Art New England
Arts Boston
Cage & Pixelyze
IBM
Koundakjian & Co
LEF Foundation
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Phoenix Media Communications Group
Tech Superpowers
The MathWorks
Yelp!

And many other generous institutions and individuals.
 
We would love to work with your company on upcoming Boston Cyberarts projects!  Please contact George Fifield at 617.524.2109 or for information on becoming a sponsor.
 
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