RIDERS on the TRAIN
next exhibition is "RIDERS on
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
We 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
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
- 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,
- 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
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
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 ...
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
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
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.
We extend a grateful thanks to our many generous sponsors
Thanks to our sponsors!
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
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.
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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