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The time between now and Labor Day might seem like lazy daze, but there are still plenty of cyber-events going on!
You're invited!
Last chance for Human^n
Nocturne by Mary Sherman
The Great New England Digital Shootout
SIGGRAPH in New Orleans
ISEA in Belfast
NAMAC in Boston
You're Invited!
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ATNEIt'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 technology.

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 colleagues. 
 
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
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human nIn 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 Festival.  So get yourself on over to the Museum of Science before it's too late!  

Visit the Museum's website for opening hours and directions. 

Nocturne
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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 visit bostonsculptors.com.

Digital Shootout
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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 GiclĂ©e 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.
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For more information or to apply online, visit the website.

SIGGRAPH in New Orleans

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siggraph photoThis 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 the website.

ISEA in Belfast
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isea logoIf 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
 
NAMAC in Boston
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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 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.

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

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1330 Boylston
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual ArtsBoston
Art New England
Arts Boston
Cage & Pixelyze
IBM
Koundakjian & Co
LEF Foundation
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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