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COLLISION in Jamaica Plain
Participation in Portland
Heretics at the ICA
Fireworks in Wellesley
It's time to join ATNE!
COLLISIONcollective at Axiom
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collision 15Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media - which is now a part of Boston Cyberarts! -  presents "Collision XV," which is COLLISIONcollective's 15th annual exhibition of artwork that brings science and technology together. With work ranging from 3-D animation to video sculpture to multi-media interactive projects, this year's exhibition features works by Ben Bray, Joseph Farbrook, Chris Fitch, John Goodman, Rob Gonsalves, Georgina Lewis, Dan Paluska, Roy Pardi, Dan Roe, John Slepian, Mark Stock (whose work is pictured here), Wayne Strattman, and Aaron Zinman.
 
The exhibition runs from February 19 through March 27, and there's an opening reception on February 19 from 6-9pm.  Axiom is located at 141 Green Street in Jamaica Plain, next to the Green Street T stop on the Orange Line. For more information on the exhibition and reception, visit www.axiomart.org or call 617.676.5904.  For more information on COLLISIONcollective, visit their website at www.collisioncollective.org.
 

Deb Todd Wheeler in Portland
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You'll want to head up to Portland to see Deb Todd Wheeler's installation "PolyPolyphemous," part of an exhibition called "Exchange" in the Evans Hunt Gallery at the Maine College of Art's Institute of Contemporary Art. This exhibition series features diverse collaborative approaches between individuals, groups, and institutions Deb's work concerns technology as a mediator for human interaction with the environment, and she will be coordinating a large participatory project that promotes the common good of joined labor forces.
 
The exhibition runs through April 11, and Deb will be giving an artist talk at 12:30pm on March 18.  For more information, go to www.meca.edu/ica or call 207.699.5029.
 
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"The Heretics" at the ICA

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Closer to home, the Institute of Contemporary Art presents the Boston premiere of "The Heretics," an experimental documentary film that charts the history of a 1970's New York feminist art collective from the inside.
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Directed by world-renowned video artist Joan Braderman, the film chronicles the twenty-year span of the feminist art magazine "Heresies," a magazine that spawned groundbreaking photography, poetry, art and ideas.

Filmed at locations around the world, "The Heretics" features interviews and artwork of the artists who grew "Heresies" into a feminist forum for revolution. Among the luminaries who got their starts in the magazine are Alice Walker, Adrienne Rich, and Barbara Kruger.  

 
Screenings take place Thursday, February 11 at 7 p.m. (followed by a Q & A with Joan Braderman) and Sunday, February 14 at 3:30 p.m.  Tickets are just $10, or $8 for seniors, students, and ICA members.  For more information about "The Heretics," visit www.heresiesfilmproject.org.  For more info about the screenings, or to purchase tickets, visit www.icaboston.org or call 617.478.3103.


Something Like Fireworks

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vitielloIn his first solo exhibition in New England, sound artist and electronic musician Stephen Vitiello creates "Something Like Fireworks," a new installation at the Davis Museum in Wellesley. The installation, done in collaboration with lighting designer Jeremy Choate, features Vitiello's field recordings from the Australian outback, the Canadian wilderness, a Virginia marsh, and New York City's streets. In this installation, sound inspires color, creating an experience akin to synaesthesia, in which stimulation of one sense causes the linked experience of another. This experience is described by neurologist Richard Cytowic as "something like fireworks." The Los Angeles Times has called Vitiello's work "stunning" and "revelatory."
 
The installation is on view from February 24 through June 6 at the Davis Museum on the campus of Wellesley College.  There's an opening reception on February 24 from 6-8pm, with an artist talk at 7pm.  Stop by and meet the artist - and you'll have a chance to welcome the Davis Museum's new director Lisa Fischman too.
 
For more information on the exhibition, visit www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu or call 781.283.2051. For more information on the artist, visit www.stephenvitiello.com.

It's time to join ATNE!
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Looking for ways to connect with other like-minded cyber-folk?  Art Technology New England (ATNE) is a new initiative that connects four distinct groups in the art/techology sector: multimedia and digital artists; academic institutions that train digital artists; nonprofit organizations who support the digital arts; and businesses that either generate new creative technologies or use those technologies to create digital arts and entertainment.
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ATNE provides a variety of services, including resource sharing, a forum for interaction and networking, opportunities for learning and collaboration, workforce development and human resource assistance, and avenues for advocacy and community building. Among the specific programs will be a job board, internship placement program, a digital art lending program, artist residencies at high-tech companies, and professional development workshops. And social events too!

Individual membership is just $60 per year, or $45 for students; organization memberships are also available. To find out more about ATNE and to sign up for membership, go to www.atne.org.

Start-up funding for ATNE was provided by the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Adams Arts Fund, a program that invests in cultural economic development projects across the state.

Thanks to our sponsors!
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Boston Cyberarts extends a special thanks to our many generous sponsors.  We couldn't do the work we do without you! 

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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.
 
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Do you have a cyberart 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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