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Fall's a busy time in Cyber-land, so let's get busy!
Attention Gamers!
Pulling Back the Curtain at Axiom
Who's That at Northeastern?
Fall into Fall!
REALLY the Last Chance for Human^n
Attention Gamers!
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gamers"Behind the Game" is the first exhibition that brings together concept art being created at many of Massachusetts' most prominent video game developers.

Concept art is a form of illustration that serves as a bridge between the game's design and final, in-game graphics. While it serves this purpose, a game concept art piece can transcend its production role and be appreciated for its own merits: technique, idea, and artistry. "Behind the Game," curated by Ezra Cove, presents this sometimes invisible art to a wider audience beyond developers and hardcore gamers.
 
The exhibition takes place at the Gallery at Mount Ida College, 777 Dedham Street in Newton. The exhibition runs from September 8 through October 18, and is open It's  open Tuesdays through Sundays from 1-5pm.  The opening reception on September 16 from 5-7 pm features Tara Rueping, Lead Concept Artist at Turbine.  For more information, call 617.928.4768 or visit the website

Pulling Back the Curtain
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mcmillan at axiomAxiom's next exhibition, "Pulling Back the Curtain," is a group show of works that explore ideas of perception, layers of clandestine meaning and the uncertainty of nostalgic emotion. The ten featured artists were selected through a call for submissions that reached artists from across the United States. Ambiguity, personal observation, and mystery emerged as common themes across the works chosen, resulting in a cohesive mix of compelling works in media that include animation, film, and  mechanized and electronic sculpture.

The show was juried by George Fifield and Heidi Kayser, and includes works by Joseph Farbrook, Henry Gwiazda, Megan and Murray McMillan (whose work is pictured here), Nick Montfort, Denyse Murphy, Sarah Rushford, Allison Safford, John Slepian, Jessica Westbrook,and Jonathan Vingiano.

The Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media is located at 141 Green Street, next to the Green Street T Stop on the Orange Line.  The exhibition is on now and runs through September 27. There's a reception on September 11 from 6-9 pm and an artist talk and open group critique on September 27 from 4-6 pm.   For more information, visit www.axiomart.org.

By the way, Axiom also has two workshops going on in September -- for more information on them, click here.

Who's That?
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murdochYou'll also want to check out works by sculptor Tim Murdoch, at Northeastern University's Gallery 360.  Called simply "Installations," the show includes  Tim's work "Who's That?" (pictured here), plus his sculptures "Tubes" and "Lifelines."

The works are on display now through October 8, and there's a reception September 16 from 4-7 pm. 

Gallery 360 is located in the Ell Building at Northeastern, 360 Huntington Avenue in Boston.  The Gallery is open Monday-Friday 10-7 and Saturdays noon-6pm.  For more information, click here.

Fall into Fall!

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artsboston logoThe Boston arts scene really gets going in the fall.  To be sure you don't miss anything, we recommend you visit ArtsBoston's brand new website, a comprehensive calendar of everything going on around town with particular emphasis on the performing arts. Check out everything that's available, get information, look for special offers, buy tickets - and then when you get back home after the event, go back to the site and write a review!

And, of course, don't forget to check out the excellent arts coverage provided by our good friends and long-time media sponsors The Boston Phoenix.  They're producing their annual Fall Preview issue on September 18, so be sure to get yourself to a newsstand and grab a copy -- or check them out online.

big red & shinyAlso, for lively and insightful coverage of what's happening in the visual arts around the area, we recommend you check out our friends at Big Red & Shiny.  They'll keep you up to date on all things cyber.


So there's no excuse for you to be just sitting around on your couch!

REALLY the Last Chance for Human^n
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human nIn case you missed it during last spring's Boston Cyberarts Festival and over the summer you still have a few days 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. 

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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