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The New Cyber Year is here!

This month
Top Ten
Cyber Pioneers
Its A Group Thing
New Year's Resolution
Congratulations to the Year's Top Ten
 

From all of us at Boston Cyberarts, we'd like to wish everyone a Happy New,  Cyber-filled Year!

We'd also like to congratulate the arts venues and the artists who were mentioned in the Boston Globe's Top Ten shows of 2010. Our good friends Megan and Murray McMillan mesmerized us with their video installation "What Stands Between Us and the Sun" at Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media, Deb Todd Wheeler "BLEW" us all away at Miller Block Gallery, and we say fairwell to our cyber-cohort Judi Rotenberg Gallery, as they went out with a bang with "Man Up,'' a show of Jesse Burke, El C. Leonardo, Steve Locke and Rune Olsen.

Cyber Pioneers
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Electronic Abstraction 4, 1952, by Ben Laposky
 

To kick off the new year in Cyber style, Boston Cyberarts Festival Director George Fifield curates an exhibition at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum of the earliest computer prints and computer animation by the field's innovators. Curated from the Providence-based collection of Anne and Michael Spalter, Drawing with Code is one of the first museum exhibitions to broadly document this early period of new media art. Drawing with Code will feature computer-generated art from the 1950s to the mid-1980s alongside the more recent work of these early practitioners.


The exhibition will be on view from January 29 - April 24, 2011 to coincide with the 2011 Boston CyberArts Festival. Come see how it was done in the days before iPhone apps!


For more information visit the deCordova website.

Its A Group Thing...

Identity Element

Axiom Center for New and Experimental Media celebrates recent organizational and structural shifts by kicking off 2011 with Identity Element: Works from the New Axiom Group.

In Fall 2010, during its sixth year of supporting and cultivating new and experimental media art, Axiom made a milestone decision to improve its organizational structure. New members for an artist collective who will oversee operations were selected through a call for applications and an interview process, culminating in the emergence of the new Axiom Group, formed by twelve talented and artistically diverse Boston-area artists.

The first exhibition organized by the new Axiom group, Identity Element showcases Axiom's new identity while maintaining its presence as an arts organization supporting innovative and experimental approaches to art-making.The show features work by eleven artists in the new group and one outside artist curated by a group member. The artists' backgrounds range from art history to traditional painting and sculpture to computer science. Building on their skills and interests, the artists work in animation, video, installation, design, sculpture, photography and hypermedia.


For more information about the show and the Axiom Group members, visit the Axiom website.

Luminous Winter
Trex Hologram
T Rex Skull, by John Perry


The MIT Museum's 3rd annual Luminous Windows winter exhibition of holography features technical achievements by companies and individuals working
in this revolutionary imaging technology since 1984. Every evening for several months the following holograms are on view to the public in the windows
of the MIT Museum, facing Massachusetts Avenue.


The holograms on view represent historical breakthroughs and state-of-the-art techniques.

In addition to developments in computer-generated holography and digital holographic printing, the exhibition also highlights innovations in analog holography, including large-scale and high-resolution images with dramatic depth and clarity.


For more information, visit the MIT Museum website.


Cyber Time is coming fast!
 
The next Boston Cyberarts Festival is scheduled for April 22-May 8, 2011, just a few months away, and we need your support!

It our personal New Year's Resolution to bring you the very best in cutting-edge digital art, music, dance, electronic literature and more for the 2011 Festival!

Afterall....

"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 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.

Thanks for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the next Festival!
 
Happy Cyber New Year,
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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Arts Boston
Cage & Pixelyze
IBM
Knight Foundation
Koundakjian & Co
New England Foundation for the Arts
Phoenix Media Communications Group
Tech Superpowers
The MathWorks
Trust For Mutual Understanding
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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