>Hexagram and the CIAM welcome the
>FIRST INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT OF THE
>Disturbing, fascinating, poetical, provocative,
>the works and researches of the
>Planetary Collegium's members reveal and explore the fundamental questions
>that are opened by the technological explosion on the topics of
>consciousness, life, humanity, knowledge, being-in-the-world, borders
>between natural and artificial, access to information. 65 researchers from 15
>countries will share during 4 days the result of their research-creation works
>with their guests, their colleagues from Quebec, and with the general public.
>The first International Planetary Collegium
>Summit will be held in Montreal from April 19 to 22,
>2007, on the premises of University of Quebec in
>Montreals Coeur des Sciences.
>The Planetary Collegium is an international
>community of researchers, thinkers and artists
>dedicated since 1994 to research/creation. It
>also offers a unique Ph.D. research program
>through its network of nodes in Europe, South America and Asia.
>Although its members meet regularly in various
>places around the world, the Montreal Summit
>will be the first large scale meeting of its
>young history. It will offer the Montreal based
>artist/creators and the Montreal media arts
>community the opportunity to get in touch with
>projects, methods, tools and research projects
>that are amongst the more advanced in the field.
>The Summit will welcome numerous high reputation
>international artists, thinkers and
>researchers, such as Roy Ascott, founder of the
>Planetary Collegium, astrophysicist Roger
>Malina, culture theoretician Derrick de
>Kerckhove, biochimist James Gimzewski, media artist and
>theoretician Bill Seaman, philosopher Pierre
>Lévy, transhumanist Natasha Vita-More, sound
>artist Andrea Polli, as well as two researchers
>from the CIAM-Hexagram community, Barbara Layne and Nicolas Reeves.
>Entitled Reviewing the Future: Vision,
>Innovation, Emergence, the Summit will allow 65
>presenters from fifteen countries to share the
>results of their latest works and researches with
>their guests, and with the Quebec media arts and
>technologies community. The Summit will be an
>opportunity to get together for members of the
>different nodes of the Collegium (Plymouth,
>Beijing, Milan and Zurich, which will soon be
>joined by Seoul and Sao Paulo), along with several
>members pursuing their research on an individual
>basis as part of this international network.
>Many of these are amongst the best known artist/researchers of their fields.
>Through mostly transdisciplinary research,
>calling upon artists, scientists, engineers,
>philosophers, educators and communications
>specialists, the Collegium is contributing to the
>production of new knowledge in the field of
>media arts and to the transfer of this knowledge to
>other fields. Computer science, communications,
>research on consciousness, biotechnologies,
>cognitive sciences, hypermedia, variable
>environments, robotics are but a few of the disciplines
>whose development feeds and informs the
>Collegium research in all artistic disciplines :
>performance, dance, architecture, new narrative
>forms, music, installations, design, performing
>arts, film and video
>Although the Summit is first and foremost and
>occasion to come in contact with singular artistic
>approaches, which cannot be classified into
>traditional fields and are at the cutting edge of
>contemporary practice, several presentations
>will discuss the theoretical, cultural, social,
>educational, museological and environmental stakes of these practices.
>The Summit is open to everyone interested. For
>information about the Collegium and
>registration to the Summit, please go to :
>For more information about the Summit, please go to Hexagrams site at
>www.hexagram.org, or to the CIAM site at www.ciam-arts.org.
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call for participation
a festival of live online performances to celebrate the launch of UpStage 2
You are warmly invited to create your own original cyberformance and
perform it to a global audience on 7 July 2007, using UpStage -
Purpose-built for live interactive performance events, UpStage is
easy and fun to use. It works via a web browser so you don't need to
download or install anything to create or attend a performance. The
UpStage team can help you to learn how to use the software and give
advice on devising work in UpStage and creating graphics.
To submit a proposal, email the following information to
info(a)upstage.org.nz by 31 MARCH:
o working title of your cyberformance and 3-4 sentences about it;
o names and locations of people involved;
o brief background/bios (not more than 300 words);
o preferred time(s), in your local time, for presentation on 070707;
o contact email and postal address (so thst we can send you
documentation after the festival).
Performances can be on any theme or topic - adapt a stage classic,
tell your own story or go for the avant garde! The only rules are it
must be no longer than 21 minutes, and must be created and performed
The deadline for submissions is MARCH 31 2007; selections will be
made shortly after this and you will be advised as soon as possible.
The festival will take place online in UpStage, and screened at the
New Zealand Film Archive, Wellington, NZ, on 070707 (7 July 2007).
There is no entry fee; participating artists will be listed in a
printed programme and on the UpStage web site, and will receive a DVD
of the festival and copies of promotional material.
To learn more about UpStage, email us for a guided tour or come to
the next open session: Wednesday 4 April - check here for times:
The development of UpStage 2 has been funded by the Community
Partnership Fund of the New Zealand Government's Digital Strategy;
project partners are CiityLink, MediaLab and Auckland University of
For futher information, email info(a)upstage.org.nz or visit
helen varley jamieson
UpStage project manager
a web-based venue for live online performance
Kia Ora Maree,
I am also an ADA lurker and just want to say go for it.
Hopefully people from this list might offer help or resources.
If I can in anyway via internet, please ask. My area is design / the arts.
I've been living away from Aotearoa so long now, so my apologies if this sounds wrong, but I
would think that working with Nga Puna Waihanga would be a good thing, so that it stays grounded in tikana maori and to use ADA as a resource for support.
Kia kaha with your mahi.
naku na, Sonja
(living in The Netherlands)
this may be of interest to some people on this list ...
h : )
>>From: "Sita Popat" <S.Popat(a)leeds.ac.uk>
>>CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS:
>>Emergent Objects: Performing Design Invited Colloquium on Thursday
>>7th and Friday 8th June 2007 at the University of Leeds
>>Emergent Objects: designing the human/technology interface through
>>performance is a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities
>>Research Council (AHRC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences
>>Research Council (EPSRC) programme Designing for the 21st Century.
>>At the colloquium, we want to share our research so far with design
>>practitioners (e.g. interaction design, experience design, product
>>design, fashion and clothing, robotics, digital and media art,
>>engineering, architecture and computing) and reflect on how a range
>>of design disciplines might make use of the particular approaches
>>and concepts we are using in the Emergent Objects project.
>>The project draws on performance knowledge to explore and
>>articulate the emergent nature of the interface between
>>technological object and human that is fundamental to the
>>development of new design thinking and practices. The project uses
>>performance perspectives to investigate the modelling of a role of
>>design in a technological society and asks questions about the
>>desirable relationships between users and designed artefacts,
>>systems or environments. Key research questions include:
>>- How do performance processes facilitate
>>interdisciplinary communication and collaboration in a design
>>context and what new insights does this bring to design thinking?
>>- How can practice-based methodologies which are used in
>>performance practice and research be usefully applied to the design
>>- How can performance knowledge of play, embodiment and
>>composition inform the design of interfaces between humans and
>>- How do we design interfaces that are fluid, malleable
>>and emerging, to promote human engagement with technological
>>objects as an expressive, communicative and creative act?
>>You can read more about the Emergent Objects project and the June
>>event on our website: <http://www.emergentobjects.co.uk/>
>>We have a limited number of funded places (travel, accommodation
>>and attendance at the event will be covered for). If you would like
>>to be involved, please send 50 words on what you think you can
>>contribute to this research event to
>><mailto:email@example.com>pculs(a)leeds.ac.uk by 25th April 2007?
>>We hope you will be interested in this opportunity to contribute to
>>an exciting and interdisciplinary research initiative. We look
>>forward to hearing from you.
>>Emergent Objects: designing the human/technology interface through
>>Principal Investigator: Prof Mick Wallis, University of Leeds
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
...certainly a good idea to throw the net to the ADA to access a
broader network of Maori digital practitioners.
I can put you on to a few in the emerging category at Unitec if this
is helpful as I am sure others can in their Institutions.
Good to hear from you.
greets from the other end of the world (Helsinki)
As it looks like my planned visit to NZ will be brief or non-existent,
here's a virtual substitute -- I would cordially invite your participation
through sending a stream in!
<<<<< please forward >>>>>><<<<<<< apologies for x-posting >>>>>>>>>
the Remote Presence: Streaming Life workshop, part of the Pixelache 2007
"Architectures of Participation" Festival is looking for participants to
their final event/happening/party:::
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS:
REMOTE VISUAL/SONIC STREAMERS:
2000 - 2400, Saturday, 31 March 2007, Helsinki (EET) GMT+2 **
1900-2300, Saturday, 31 March 2007, Berlin (CET) GMT+1
1:00-5:00 PM, Saturday, 31 March 2007, NYC (EST) GMT-4
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Saturday, 31 March 2007, Los Angeles (PST) GMT-7
0300 - 0700, Sunday, 01 April 2007, Sydney (EST) GMT+10
at MUU galleria, Lönnrotinkatu 33, 00180 Helsinki, Finland, +358 (0)9-625
STAY TUNED FOR UP-TO-DATE info at
neoscenes invites your incoming audio (mp3, ogg) and video (QT) streams
for local playing, re-broadcast on the net, and re-mix. local
participants in Finland are also welcome to bring sonic and/or visual
set-ups to plug in to the mix and join the party.
PLEASE EMAIL John Hopkins at jhopkins(a)commspeed.net with your proposal or
for further information....
And, we will also have an IRC chat open on:
this will be projected during the event...
** go to http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/ for times in other
<<<<< please forward >>>>>><<<<<<< apologies for x-posting >>>>>>>>>
Tena koutou katoa
Nga mihi nui kia koutou
Ko Ngati Tuwharetoa taku iwi
Ko Ngati Hine taku hapu
Ko Maree Mills Taku ingoa.
Greetings to you all,
My name is Maree Mills
I have been an ADA lurker (and skiver) since its inception at the
University of Waikato. I am a lecturer here in the Screen and media
Studies department at Waikato where some of you have enjoyed(?) a
digital artist residency. I convene the video production papers and
belong to that large group of practitioners/artists/teachers attached
to the institution so we can get our hands on the resource! I really
wanted to be at the meeting to table my research, unfortunately a free
ticket to WOMAD steered me west but Stellar has just e-mailed me and
reminded me that its time to step out into public view. I've been
pretty quiet as continuing without Sean Cubitt's support seemed a
daunting reality. (God I'm envious of you Janine.)
I am currently enrolled in a doctorate by part practice titled "A
multi-media approach to communicating the female element within Maori
philosophy for the 21st century"
Basically I am placing my own practice (video installation) within the
wider context of Maori digital arts in Aotearoa. In brief discussion
with Stellar, I was hoping to get ADA involved in this research as I
want to organize a hui for Maori digital artists, and get more Maori
contributing to the list. I remember a korero about digital mythology
that Lisa Reihana initiated last year, and of course Cultural Futures
(2005) has voiced issues for Maori working in this area, but I want to
initiate something directly focused on Maori. The kaupapa is to network
with other Maori artists who are using digital technology to visually
communicate Maori worldviews.
I'm going to go for CNZ funding in the next round and try here at
Waikato and Nga Pae o te Maramatanga, center for Maori research
excellence for dollars as well. It would be GREAT to time it, or place
it within an ADA event. What do you think? Or should I think about ADA
as distribution network and place it within the context of say Nga Puna
Waihanga (Maori artists and writers) Hui?
Interested to hear your thoughts.
here are the notes from Sunday in glorious Plaintext. Thanks to
everyone who made it.
There are a number of conversations that it would be good to continue
onlist, so please read on:
Ada meet Sunday March 18th 2007
Su Ballard – head of Theory at Otago Polytechnic – working with
Caroline McCaw on digital strategies within the institution
Janine Randerson – teaching Theory and Media Studies at Unitec.
Moving to Melbourne to start Phd with Sean Cubitt, looking at
information and atmospheric phenomena.
Sarah Munro – artist
Alex Monteith –New Head of Moving Image at MIT School of Arts.
Wanting to open the department up to possibilities beyond video.
Frances Joseph – Working at AUT. Now doing PHD and developing
Fashion Technology Research Centre and Creative Media Laboratory with
MIC and other partners.
Trudy Lane – collaborating with Ian Clothier, developing a Research
Centre based at the Western Institute of Technology, organizer of
scanz residencies, producing publications Canadian/nz research
centre for interdisciplinary creativity
Sally MacIntyre – freelance writer
Helga Fassonaki – based in LA. At the last meeting. musician
San Hamilton – musician and artist, filmmaker.
Luka Prinčič – from Slovenia. An ADA Lurker. Working with Adam.
Working with Pure Data. Looking for open projects.
Adam Hyde – lives in Amsterdam. On way home from Antarctica. New
media artist – focus changing to free software/ utility based. Has
just sold low-res van looking for a new one.
Julian Priest – living in Wanganui. Working on wireness networks
(consume.net) building alternative free wireless structures in
London, going into media art/advocacy/activism Now baking bread.
Zita Joyce – Doing her Phd re radio spectrum / artists’ use of
radio technologies. Working on mapping the nz radio spectrum.
Stella Brennan – artist and writer teaching at AUT, started ADA with
Sean Cubitt. Pushing the ada bucket along.
Stella and Su working with funding from Cnz, Otago Polytech,
hopefully AUT. Tracing history of new media practice through tracing
the development of the ADA network.
Trudy – conversation developing out of scanz – lot of ideas
Adam – trying to recognize the appropriate form for a media lab for
new Zealand – very distributed, overseas labs – some chaotic (e.g.
deckspace in London), others more organised, as in the Netherlands.
What is it that ‘we’ could want here?
Zita – imporatant to acknowledge ourselves as a distributed
network – perhaps with different kinds of nodes in different
places. – as a site of information – somewhere to go to find out
Janine – not appropriate to be a resource base, to be more
flexible. – to be able to mobilize other people’s resources:
Su – not based in an architecture
Julian – other networks? Linux?
Website as a resource hub?
Julian – physical spaces – in Jossland in the Netherlands, a drop-
in self-help centre in basement of a sports hall turned into a
province-wide wireless network serving 15 000 households. In Berlin
– seabase – reconstructing a spaceship… hackerlab – coders and
media artists – backspace, media shed. Physical spaces without
poplulation density – containers, vans, movable spaces, a traveling
infrastructure – regular meetings, time together, events. Wireless
networking event – no-one travels beyond their region – reducing
costs to attend.
Su – trust facilitates, rather than is something. Not fixing
anything too early.
Zita – likes idea of traveling national symposium – like to think
that similar meetings could happen elsewhere.
Julian - Stringing together things that are already there – making
sure that members are present at different events –
Su – should have been more identifiably ada at medianz.
Adam – physical space helps to break out of closed social circle –
mumma in croatia – draws community in. people work within that space.
Julian – want to have a shop front as part of next project –
don’t want to be locked away behind the scenes.
Zita – openness of an actual physical space – Audio Foundation
office in St Kevins arcade, part of audio foundation archiving
project – access point –
Alex – silent observer of ADA – small group – posts are relevant
to subscribers – members are outside of institutions, but connected
Su – we end up teaching to support ourselves – have access to
Alex – people are connected to so many institutions here –
Frances – discussing development of Creative Media Lab with AUT and
Su – is this something that is operating nationally?
Frances – yes, depending on partner institutions.
Zita – definitely worth discussing.
Julian – retrospective funding? The projects where I’ve had to
wait for funding have been problematic.
Frances – artists don’t access research and technology funding.
Su – output ethos is a problem – how can we shift to a more
Su – bring visitors over and work them too hard.
General consensus, partnerships good. AUT project good. Issue is
infrastructure. Need to use institutions.
Opening of conversation about conference.
Putting a series of conferences back to back? Will continue on-line.
Bringing international people?? Su will continue conversations with
Initial signing and toasting of the (nearly finished) Trust Document.
Hi, just a brief reminder about this Triennial-related talk tomorrow night at the Gus Fisher Gallery:
Monday 19 March 5.30pm
Adam Hyde and Andrew Clifford
Media artist Adam Hyde, recently returned from a radio-focussed residency in Antarctica, and Andrew Clifford, curatorial assistant at The University of Auckland's Centre of New Zealand Art Research and Discovery, respond to The Long March Project's use of radio in turbulence: the 3rd Auckland Triennial.
Gallery 1 - Gus Fisher Gallery
74 Shortland Street, Auckland