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It's the lazy days of summer ...
but there's still action in cyber-land. 
 
This month
Refresh at Axiom
Between Form and Color
Steampunk Competition
Call for Entries: Digital'2010
Tempus Fugit
Refresh at Axiom
 
refresh at axiomWe hope you have a chance to come to Axiom to see "Refresh," an exhibition of video and animation work that explores an alternative aesthetic in digital media artwork. Refresh, curated by Yuri Stone, features a group of artists that all ask the viewer to reevaluate our collective definition of digital beauty and the value we place on visual quality in contemporary culture.  
 
The exhibition is curated by Yuri Stone, anda the artists include: Nick Briz, Michelle Ceja, Clint Ennis, Elna Frederick, Doug Goodwin and Rebecca Baron, Duncan Malashock, Rosa Menkman, Andrew Rosinski, and Nicolas Sassoon.  .
 
Spanning from 8bit and ascii animations to manipulated digital video, this exhibition creates an aesthetic and conceptual dialogue that allows us to question conventions of digital media in our society as well as our relationship to new and past technology.  
 
"Refresh" is on view through August 28, 2010. Axiom is located at 141 Green Street in Jamaica Plain.  For more information, visit the website.
 
Image: Douglas Goodwin and Rebecca Baron, Lossless #3
 
Between Form and Color
 
powell shadowgramHoward Yezerski Gallery is presenting "Between Form and Color," a sculpture installation by John Powell and James Tellin, on view now through August 20.
 
John Powell, internationally known for his architectural lighting of buildings and bridges, brings his work inside for this exhibition. He lights simple metal objects on the wall using color. The materiality of the metal combined with the painterly shadow on the wall create a wonderful confluence of material and light.  John has been a participant in past Cyberarts Festivals, so we hope you'll check out his work.
 
James Tellin has been working with wood since the early 1990s. Combining elements from sculpture, art furniture and landscape painting, Tellin allows us another way of looking at these three disciplines.

The Howard Yezerski Gallery is located at 460 Harrison Avenue in the South End.  For more information call 617.262.0550 or visit the website.  You can also read the Boston Globe's review  of the show.

Image: John Powell, Shadowgram, 2010
 
Steampunk Competition
 
steampunk stoveOur friends at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation have announced Steampuffin's First Annual Steampunk Form & Function Design Competition. 
 
Steampunk design solutions are primarily built using authentic Victorian (1850s to early 1900s) objects, recycled items, salvage items, clothing and antiques that incorporate modern technology and have specific functions for modern day, practical uses. The competition brings together outstanding Steampunk design innovations, details the design process and promotes the role of the Steampunk designer/craftsman.

The competition is sponsored by CMRIModVic LLC, and Brute Force Studios, and the winners will be selected by a distinguished jury of design peers. All Steampunk design projects will be exhibited at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation in Waltham from October 22, 2010 to May 10, 2011 -- and will be part of the 2011 Boston Cyberarts Festival.

The deadline for entries is September 5, and there will be an awards ceremony on October 30.  You can get more information at www.steampuffin.com.
 
Image: Steampunk Stove
 
Call for Entries: Digital'2010
 
There's still time to enter Digital'2010: PLANET EARTH, the twelfth international digital print competition and exhibition organized by Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) 
 
For Digital'2010, artists and scientists are invited to submit digital prints that reflect their perceptions of our planet. Are these perceptions changing as we learn more about Earth from explorers, scientists, and artists? What is the relationship between living things and planet Earth? What images are evoked by calling it the blue planet or the peaceful planet or the changing planet?  What is the impact of humans on the whole planet? What is our concern for its future?
 
The deadline for entries is August 16.  Jurors are Maddy Rosenberg, owner/director of Central Booking in DUMBO, Brooklyn; and Patrick Hamilton of the Science Museum of Minnesota. Selected works will be exhibited at the New York Hall of Science from October 3, 2010 through January 31, 2011.  For more information, visit ASCI's website
 
Tempus Fugit ...
 
moonwalkYep, that means that time flies when you're planning a Festival, so there's no time to waste. The next Boston Cyberarts Festival is scheduled for April 22-May 8, 2011, and now's the time we need to get participating organizations lined up.
 
If you're an organization and are considering an art-and-technology-related show for spring of 2011, we'd love to hear from you. If you're a cyberartist but are not connected with a particular organization, you can use our Apropos artist and project database to see if you can find a home for your cyber-project.
 
Past Festivals have involved 50 or more organizations, including museums, galleries, dance and music organizations, educational institutions, and others. We'd love to include you!  If you'd like to discuss this more, contact us at .
 
Image: Moonwalk by Clea T. Waite, winner of the IBM Innovation Award at  the 2007 Festival 
 
Thanks to our Sponsors!
 
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 email for information on becoming a sponsor.
 
Contact us!
 
If you have cyber-events coming up that you think the Boston Cyberarts family would be interested in, please send information and an image to .  We'll happily include your stuff if we get it in time and if we have space.
 
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