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MIT Panel Discussion
Sculptural Weaving Workshop
New Connections
Adams Grant
Get Plugged in
Artist Opportunities

Computers + Visual & Literary Arts: A Panel Discussion @ MIT on March 8

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Manfred Mohr, p-300b, 1980


Drawing with Cod
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, the exhibition curated by George Fifield of works from the Anne and Michael Spalter collection that celebrates a selection of computer-generated art by the form's earliest and most important practitioners from the 1950s to today, opened last month at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum to much acclaim.

Panel Discussion at MIT
Moderated by John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design.
Tuesday, March 8, 7 pm
Bartos Auditorium , MIT Campus

Join deCordova and MIT for an evening event focused on how the computer has creatively influenced both the visual and literary arts in this panel discussion. Hear from Drawing with Code curator George Fifield, exhibiting artist Mark Wilson, and writers who employ computers in their creative practice as they discuss the history behind this fascinating intersection between science and art. Held in collaboration with MIT's Purple Blurb series, this event is co-organized by deCordova and MIT.
  

For more information, visit the deCordova website.


Sculptural Weaving Workshop


Natalie Miebach: Sculptural Weaving
Natalie Miebach: Sculptural Weaving

 

 

Join Cyberarts Festival artist Nathalie Miebach for a sculptural weaving workshop at the Fuller Craft Museum on March 8 to March 12.

 

This course will enable artists to explore and invent various ways of weaving into three-dimensions. Based on weaving traditions that go back thousands of years, participants will learn the fundamentals of basic sculptural weaving techniques: twining, plaiting, coiling and random weave. Through the use of traditional and non-traditional materials, participants will learn to use these techniques as a springboard to adapt, integrate, and explore their own sculptural interests and material choices. Techniques for treating surfaces, such as dying, embellishment, over-weaves and painting will also be explored.

Hands-on work will be complemented by slide lectures and discussions examining the adaptations and significance of weaves in contemporary and traditional cultures, and how these techniques have been used by traditional basket weavers and contemporary artists across disciplines.

 

For details and registration, visit the Fuller Craft Musem website.




We're so connected

 
Take a look at our brand new 2011 Festival 
website and begin planning your agenda now. There are dozens of events and exhibitions to take in, so it'll pay off to prepare well.

 

www.BostonCyberarts.org/Festival

 

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MCC <3 Cyberarts

The Massachusetts Cultural Council loves Cyberarts and we love them. The MCC recently awarded the Boston Cyberarts Festival a prestigious Adams Arts Program Grant. Is it because of our focus on technical innovation? Perhaps our involvement of artists and organizations from across the Commonwealth? Or maybe our diverse offerings of visual art, dance, theater, film, video, education, demonstrations and lecture programming? How about the economic impact that new media has on our region? I think it might be all of the above. We are extremely grateful for the continued support of the MCC and look forward to seeing the impact of the Adams grant on this year's festival.  

  

Ready To Get Plugged In? 

 
The next Boston Cyberarts Festival is scheduled for April 22 - May 8, 2011, just a few months away! We can use all the support you can give!

Volunteer:
We are always looking for community participation. Our small staff relies on its volunteers to manage important tasks large & small. Volunteering is an opportunity for close contact with participating artists and organizations.

Get plugged in and help out in the following areas:
-Gallery Sitting
-Guest Writers for our Blog
-Exhibition Installation
-Recruiting Donations
-Selling Merchandise
-Event Documentation

Please contact Autumn Ahn with the subject line "Volunteering" at autumn@bostoncyberarts.org
 
Make a Donation:
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:

Boston Cyberarts
9 Myrtle St.
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

 
Thanks for your support, and we look forward to seeing you at the next Festival!
 
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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Dig Publishing
IBM
Mathworks
Wellington Management
Art New England

 ...and many other generous institutions and individuals.

Boston Cyberarts is proud to be a partner with Boston Properties and Atlantic Wharf.

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.

Artist Opportunities
 
Our friends at Together Boston are searching for artists for their upcoming festival. Send your proposals their way! Here are the details:

From April 18-24, Together Boston will conduct a week-long series of concerts, parties, educational events, panels, technology demonstrations and arts installations.  Our intent is integrate visual artists and their work into Festival events and provide a means for local artists to publicize and potentially sell their work. We are currently seeking artists to participate in 2011 Festival events. Together will work with participating artists and facilitate their installation work with venues and event planners.  

GUIDELINES
  • Interested artists must submit the following by no later than Saturday, March 12, 2011 @ 12:00 PM: 
    • Name, email address & phone number
    • Three digital images of the work you wish to display
    • Installation requirements
  • Each artist must sign a waiver of liability for theft and/or damage.  Together assumes no liability for damage to artwork or installation materials.
  • Artwork, if available for sale, should be priced to include sales tax
  • Participating artists are fully responsible for the installation and de-installation of their work. 



FEES

There is no fee to participate as a Together Artist.  Depending on the scale and scope of the installation, some stipend funds or logistical support may be available, but will be handled on a case by case basis and no guarantee. 

 

QUESTIONS

Send email to joe@togetherboston.com and list "Together 2011: Art" in Subject Line.  


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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