It's the social/networking event of the Cyber-Summer! Come on
down to Jamaica Plain on August 20 when Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media and Creative Contact host an informational and social networking event for Art Technology New England. You'll have
a chance to see Axiom's summer juried group show that's chock full of new and
experimental media artworks. You'll also
get to meet new people, network with old friends, and find out what ATNE and
Creative Contact have to offer for artists, businesses, academic and non-profit
institutions and creative groups who are working at the intersection of art and
The evening will include mingling time, free refreshments, and a brief
presentation about ATNE and Creative Contact. Bring your business cards,
exhibition postcards and other promotional material to share with your
The event is on Thursday, August 20, from 6:30-9:00 pm at Axiom, 141
Green Street (next to the Green Street Orange Line T Stop) in Jamaica
Plain. Don't forget to RSVP
Last Chance for Human^n
In case you missed it during last spring's Boston Cyberarts Festival, you still have time to see "Human^n,"
an interactive kaleidoscope that's on view at the Museum of Science through September 8. "Human^n," created by
cyberartists Carmin Karasic and Rolf Van Gelder, was a big hit at the 2009
So get yourself on over to the Museum of Science before it's too
Visit the Museum's website for opening
hours and directions.
The Boston Sculptors
Gallery hosts an exhibition by Mary Sherman entitled "Mechanical Universie:
Nocturne" beginning September 2. Mary's work is a steady questioning of painting as a flat, immobile,
two-dimensional object. For "Nocturne" -- which she began when she was a Fulbright
Scholar at Taipei's Kuandu Museum of Fine Art -- she has created an installation that plays on
Whistler's series of paintings called "Nocturnes."
The installation consists of a group of motor-driven "paintings,"
programmed and choreographed to create a mechanical ballet. Sound for the exhibition is provided by the
Belgian sound artist Yannick Franck of Y.E.R.M.O.
Also on view at the Gallery at the same time is Ellen Wetmore's installation, "the Joys
of Motherhood," a set of darkly comedic figurative artworks that explore the
pregnant possibilities of the maternal body.
The Boston Sculptors Gallery is located at 486 Harrison Avenue in Boston's South End. For more information, call 617.482.7781 or
Digital photographers are invited to
participate in the Great New England Digital Shootout, beginning August 5 at
noon and ending August 8 at noon. Entrants will digitally shoot anything anywhere
outdoors in New England over those three days, and then will have will
have one week to process images and post two images to the designated web site.
Each entrant will then vote on the entries. There are prizes for the top
vote-getters, and the top 20 will be featured in a gallery showing at the
Giclée of New England Gallery in Palmer, MA.
As if that weren't cool enough, the
event will raise funds for Top Floor Learning Center, the literacy and adult
education program at the Palmer Library.
For more information or to apply online, visit the website.
SIGGRAPH in New Orleans
This seems to be a big month for conferences, and we're
especially excited about the 2009 SIGGRAPH event, taking place in New Orleans
from August 3-7. Now in its 36th year,
the SIGGRAPH conference is the premier international event on computer graphics
and interactive techniques, and is expected to draw an estimated 25,000 professionals
from five continents.
The SIGGRAPH conference and exhibition is a five-day
interdisciplinary educational experience including a three-day commercial
exhibition that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. SIGGRAPH
is widely recognized as the most prestigious forum for the publication of
computer graphics research. The conference also is home to the international
SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival, showcasing works from the world's most
innovative and accomplished digital film and video creators.
For more information, visit
If you can get yourself across the ocean, the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA), an international organization that fosters
interdisciplinary exchange among organizations and individuals working with
art, science and emerging technologies.Their 2009 conference takes place August
23 through September 1 in Belfast, and will focus on digital technologies, the convergence
of art and design driven innovation, and Northern Ireland's leading role in the
creative industries sector. To learn
more about ISEA and the conference, go to www.isea-web.org
ISEA in Belfast
Closer to home, the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture is
holding its 2009 conference at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston August
26-29. With a new
Administration, new Congress, shifting demographics, evolving economics, and emergent
technologies - what does it all mean for media, arts, and culture? NAMAC, and its co-host
the Center for Independent Documentary, are bringing together artists, media makers, scholars,
technologists, policy wonks and activists to chart a path forward.
NAMAC in Boston
NAMAC was founded in 1980 by an eclectic group of
media arts organization leaders who wanted to provide support services to its
institutional members and advocate for the field as a whole. For more
information on the conference, visit the NAMAC website.
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.
Cyber-Publicity for You
We extend a grateful thanks to our many generous sponsors
Thanks to our sponsors!
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual ArtsBoston
Cage & Pixelyze
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.