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For immediate release - March 28, 2003
Press Contact: J. M. Bailey (617) 971-9383

2003 Boston Cyberarts Festival unites worlds of art + technology at more than 50 venues

April 26-May 11 Festival features visual and performing arts, conferences, collaborations Festival-goers can gather at three CyberArtCentral locations, including one just for kids Festival kicks off April 25 with festive party at the Hotel @ MIT

Boston, MA - The creative connection between two of Boston's most innovative forces -the arts community and the high-tech industry- is once again in the spotlight at the third Boston Cyberarts Festival, taking place at more than 50 locations in and around Boston from April 26 through May 11. The Festival incorporates exhibitions, performances, conferences, web-based projects, and public artworks by artists who use computer technology as an integral part of their work.

Among the highlights of the 2003 Festival are the American premiere of the Toy Symphony by the MIT Media Lab's Tod Machover, the first-ever conference on digital and interactive public art, and a venue featuring activities specifically for kids at Cloud Place.

Other Festival events include exhibitions at major museums such as the DeCordova, Danforth, Davis, and Worcester Art Museums; performances at locations including the Tsai Center, Berklee and Brandeis; events at many smaller performance spaces, museums, and galleries; and public artworks sited at locations in Boston and Cambridge.

The Festival is a biennial event presented by Boston Cyberarts, Inc., under the direction of George Fifield. A complete searchable database of events is at bostoncyberarts.org. Festival-goers can also obtain a catalog of all the exhibitions and events in the April 25 issue of The Phoenix, at three CyberArtCentral locations in Boston and Cambridge, and at participating venues.

The Hotel @ MIT, a major sponsor of Boston Cyberarts and official hotel of the Festival, is the site of the Opening Night Party on Friday, April 25, from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. The party gives artists, sponsors, and patrons of the arts an opportunity to meet, mingle, and view the works of some of the Festival artists. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased through the Festival office.

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CyberArtCentral Locations

Festival-goers can pick up catalogs and information, view cyberart installations, purchase the CyberPass discount card or Festival merchandise, or check email and online sites at three CyberArtCentral locations:

  • At the Copley Society, 158 Newbury Street, Boston. Exhibition: "Manifest," a bienniel juried exhibition open to New England artists, which this year features digital 2D and 3D work. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10:30-5:30.

  • At Art Interactive, 130 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge (near Central Square). Exhibition: "Origins," analog and digital interactive video tools; with performances and demonstrations. Tuesdays-Fridays 2-6, Saturday-Sunday 12-6.

  • At Cloud Place, 647 Boylston Street in the Back Bay, the Art and Technology headquarters just for kids. Participating organizations include the Toy Symphony, Computer Clubhouse at the Museum of Science, Codman Square Technology Center, and others. Weekends only.


At bostoncyberarts.org

  • Festival Information: With a searchable database of Festival events. Sponsored by skyBuilders

  • HyperArtSpace: The Festival's online gallery. Sponsored by MathWorks

  • Faces of Tomorrow: An interactive site for kids and teachers. Sponsored by LM Interactive

  • APropos: A database and registry for artists' proposals. Sponsored by CAGE Web Design


Major Festival Sponsors

The Boston Cyberarts Festival is grateful to the many generous individuals and corporations whose donations of funding and services have made the Festival possible, including the following major sponsors:



Note to Editors

Photos for press (300 dpi) may be downloaded from the Press Room at the Festival website: bostoncyberarts.org

Interviews may be arranged through the Festival's press office or directly with the participating venues.

Further information on specific events may be obtained from the Festival website or directly from the venues.

A Festival catalog will be available on CD-ROM in April. Press may request a copy by emailing .

Festival visitors from out of town enjoy special room rates at the Hotel @ MIT.
Call 617.577.0200 or email .

Additional sponsorship support has been provided by:

Art New England
Bottlecap Studios
Castle Graphics
City of Boston
Cloud Foundation
Communication Media Group
Koundakjian & Co.
Museums Magazine
Pixelyze
Proverb
Raincastle Communications
Tech Superpowers

 


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