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The weather may be getting colder, but things are heating up in Cyber-world.
RIDERS on the TRAIN
Luminous Garden in NYC
Digital Writing with Purple Blurb
SPARK: A Gala Celebration
The End (of the year) is Near ...
Think Big Ideas for Boston
RIDERS on the TRAIN
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ridersAxiom's next exhibition is "RIDERS on the TRAIN," an interdisciplinary art exhibition that explores new relationships between artist, audience, site, and context.  Drawn from an international call for submissions, artists and writers explore "the private within the public" experience of mass transit in Sweden, Australia, South Africa, India, Switzerland, NYC, London, Madrid, Paris, Berlin, Mexico City, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, LA, DC, Portland - and Boston too! The mass transit experience is seen through a diversity of lenses and media including video, sound art, photography, web-based interactivity, performance, installation and writing.
 
The exhibition runs from November 10 through December 19, and there's an opening reception on November 13 from 6-9 pm. The Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media is located -- appropriately -- next to the Green Street T stop, at 141 Green Street in Jamaica Plain.  For more information, visit www.axiomart.org/riders.
 

Luminous Garden in NYC
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luminous gardenWe were delighted to hear that Beth Galston's installation "Luminous Garden (Aerial)", which was part of the 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival, is travelling to New York!  It will be exhibited at the Cynthia-Reeves Gallery in Chelsea (that would be the Chelsea neighborhood in New York -- not the city in the shadow of the Tobin Bridge ...) as part of a group exhibition on the theme of water entitled "H20: Film on Water."   The piece will be sited at the entrance to the gallery and will be reconfigured to contain a passageway, so that visitors entering the space will walk through the sculptural environment.  To get a better idea of what it will be like, check out the video here. It's incredibly beautiful! 
 
If you're planning to be in New York between November 19 and December 23, you should stop in and check it out.  The gallery is located at 525 West 24th Street; more information is at www.cynthia-reeves.com.

Digital Writing with Purple Blurb
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purple blurb"Purple Blurb" is a series of readings and presentations on digital writing by practitioners in the field.  The series is organized by our friend Nick Monfort, and takes place at MIT's Room 14E-310.  Three amazing speakers are scheduled for November:
 
- Mary Flanagan, author of "Critical Play: Radical Game Design," creator of [giantJoystick], author of [theHouse], and Professor in Digital Humanities at Dartmouth. November 2, 6pm.
 
- D. Fox Harrell, creator of the GRIOT system for computational narrative and author of several works in this system. He is assistant professor of digital media at the Georgia Institute of Technology. November 16, 6pm.
 
- Marina Bers, author of "Blocks to Robots: Learning with Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom" and creator of the system Zora. She is associate professor at Tufts. November 30, 6pm.
 
For more info, go to Nick's website.

SPARK: A Gala Celebration
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sparkMark your calendar now for December 12 for a Gala celebration as Axiom and Boston Cyberarts kick off Art Technology New England, the newest endeavor in the Boston area's Creative Economy.  ATNE creates connections between artists, schools, nonprofit organizations and businesses working at the cutting edge of art and technology. There will be a new media exhibition, a performance by Zebbler Encanti Experience, audio and video by SoSoLimited -- and prizes for creative and experimental attire.  Clearly this is no ordinary charity gala.

While they're at it, they are also celebrating the fifth birthday of the Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, and the strategic alliance between Axiom and Boston Cyberarts.  That's a lot of celebrating!

The event is produced by ATNE in partnership with EVENTWORKS and MassArt's Studio for Interrelated Media (SIM).  It all happens on Saturday, December 12, in MassArt's beautifully renovated Pozen Center, 621 Huntington Ave, in Boston.  For tickets and sponsorship levels visit www.atne.org/events.

The End (of the year) is Near ...

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As the end of the year approaches, thoughts turn (we fervently hope) to making year-end contributions to our favorite nonprofit organizations. We hope you will consider supporting Boston Cyberarts -- and the wonderful art and technology community -- by making a fully tax-deductible donation in any amount you can.  The economic environment over the past year has been quite a challenge, and we're counting on Cyber-fans like you to help us balance our budget and stay on top of the world of cyberart.

We'll make it really easy for you:  just click here.  And thanks!


Think Big Ideas for Boston

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SHIFTboston is calling on all visionaries to submit their most provocative ideas for the City of Boston! SHIFTboston is launching a competition, seeking to collect visions that aim to enhance and electrify the urban experience in Boston. They're looking for innovative, radical ideas for new city elements such as public art, landscape, architecture, urban intervention and transportation. Competitors could explore topics such as the future city, energy efficiency, and ecological urbanism.
 
The winning entry will receive a cash prize and will present at the SHIFTboston Forum at The Institute of Contemporary Art on January 14, 2010, and will be displayed on billboards, bus shelters, subway cars and postcards throughout the Metro Boston area. All eligible entries will be promoted on the SHIFTboston blog and website and will become part of the SHIFTboston exhibit.
 
The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 11.  For information visit www.shiftboston.org, or check out their blog.

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 Arts
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.
 
Cyber-publicity 4 U
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Do you have a cyber event or exhibition you'd like to promote?  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.
 
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