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Some Winter-Cool cyber events for you, and from all of us at Boston Cyberarts, Happy Holidays!

This month
Axiom-Schismatic?
Does Art Matter?
Being Cell-f-ish
Cyber Support!
Axiom-schismatic? 

The second installment of Axiom's poetry and spoken word night, Readings on Art and Science #2, will feature readings and performances from writers whose work addresses the evolving relationship between the humanities and sciences. Is there indeed a schism between art and science?


On Saturday, December 11 writers Thomas Dodson and Nadia Colburn will read. Dodson explains that the piece he has chosen for this night explores "the limits of empirical, causal explanations," "Our notion of pollution as an inorganic irruption within "nature," a desire to imagine the space of "nature" as pure and harmonious" and boils it all down to "Obsession and desire, and how these can take over your whole consciousness."


There will be a question and answer session directly following the readings, offering the audience and the writers an opportunity to discuss the night's topics.


Saturday, Dec. 11, 7pm

Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media

Suggested donation: $8


For more information, visit the Axiom website.

So... Does Art Matter?
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Come find out if art does matter at a free event celebrating the power of art to create social change! December 17th from 5:00 - 8:00pm Urbano hosts Does Art Matter? A celebration of art and activism hosted by Urbano's Teen Curators


Urbano's Teen Film, Graphic Design, Spoken Word, and Visual Art Curators along with our newly-formed Public Art for Social Change young artists' collective present an interactive evening of performance and visual art.


Are you an artist? Do you believe in the importance of arts education? Do you know a teen or young person who has benefitted from opportunities to create and show their artwork or performance? How has art affected your life? Urbano invites you to join the party and share your stories on December 17th. Audience members are invited to respond to our teen artists, make something, and become a part of the creation of new collaborative performance and visual art works. We believe that art and performance can create change in our community, and we want you to come and find out how we're making it happen!


Questions or want more information?
Contact Urbano at 617.983.1007 or email .

Being Cell-f-ish at MassArt

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Proprioceptive Refraction by Heidi Kayser and Sarah Rushford
Cell-f, new work by Heidi Kayser, has a reception for this Thursday, December 2nd from 5-8 at the Arnheim Gallery at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

Cell-f also includes a collaborative video sculpture done with Sarah Rushford and a collaboration with MassArt Professor Dan Roe, students from his Biological Form and Function class, and the teen  class, Public Art for Social Change at the Urbano Project.

The reception will be followed by
an Artists' Talk and Panel Discussion from 7-8 pm with MassArt SIM Faculty Nita Sturiale and Dana Moser and Emeritus Faculty Donald Burgy, moderated by Dan Roe. The discussion will
be an informal conversation
starting with the work in Cell-f in
the context of an art education
gallery and move into contemporary issues surrounding creativity and education.

For more information please visit
 the Arnheim Gallery website

It will be Cyber time before you know it ...
 
The next Boston Cyberarts Festival is scheduled for April 22-May 8, 2011, just a few months away, and we need your support!

Right now we're working hard to pull together the very best of cutting-edge digital art, music, dance, electronic literature and more for the 2011 Festival.  We're also working hard to keep you up to date and plugged in to the Cyber community, through our monthly updates on cyber-events taking place around the area and our social network where you can meet others who share your interest in cyberart.  
 
We know that the community understands and appreciates the value of the Festival. Here's a sample of some of the coverage of past Festivals:

"Cyberarts ... is the most distinctive sector of Boston-area art these days ... It's when all art is electric, when interactive is the watchword, when the future is now." - Boston Globe

"The biennial Boston Cyberarts Festival ... has given Boston a front-row seat on new developments." - Boston Phoenix

"The Boston Cyberarts Festival ... has become one of the biggest art events in the city - and, we might add, one of the most entertaining. Where else do people from such disparate backgrounds - think super-nerdy techies, flamboyant artists, and hip electronic musicians - mingle?" - Improper Bostonian

"When artists engage with technology or the ideas inspired by new media, they often fold those ideas back into their explorations of more traditional media, creating hybrids that are inspired both by the past and the present."  - Big Red & Shiny

The 2011 Festival is our 11th Festival, and we're very excited  - but we need your help to make it happen. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution in any amount to Boston Cyberarts, and help us ensure that the 2011 Festival can continue our great tradition.
 
In the current tough economic climate, it's more important than ever to invest in those organizations that can contribute to the economy, support talented artists, and improve the quality of life for all of us.  Please click here to make a contribution, or snail-mail a check to the address below. And, if you do it before December 31, you'll get the benefit of a deduction on your income taxes!  Sounds like a win-win all around, don't you think? 
 
Thanks for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the next Festival!
 
Happy Holidays,
George Fifield, Director
 

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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