artnetwebINDEX 2.02
Monday, March 10, 1997

A newsletter about artnetweb


Greetings from artnetweb:

Our PORT Exhibition at the MIT List Visual Arts Center
is in the final weeks of its present manifestation. By April
our physical bodies will be back from Cambridge and in the
Soho storefront. Our thoughts, however, will be even more
dispersed than ever as we start in on future projects.

As an exhibition PORT is very successful -- we've had
nothing but positive feedback from visitors -- but as a
learning experience for all of us it has been more important
than we'd ever imagined. We're creating a printed catalogue
that will serve -- along with the Web site and listserv
archives -- as historical documentation not only for those who
participated but also, we hope, as a guide for future exhibitions
that explore the flux of digital culture.

Our goal now is to keep the momentum going.

As always we invite your comments and suggestions. Our general
email address is:

Best regards,

Remo Campopiano |
Robbin Murphy |


	Newsletter on the use of interactive media
	and technology in arts and education


AROUND artnetweb

PORT: Navigating Digital Culture
MIT List Visual Arts Center
January 25 - March 29, 1997

The PORT exhibition would not have been possible without the
generous support of the following sponsors:

nVIEW (projectors)

Downtown Anywhere (server, computers and technical advice)

Toshiba (computers)

Cambridge SoundWorks (audio system)

RealAudio (server software)

Pseudo Online Network (broadcast studios and technical assistance)

Black Sun Interactive (software and server space for VRML 3D interaction)

White Pine Software (Enhanced CU-SeeMe)

HB Communications, Inc. (cables and support for projections)

There are still two weeks left of PORT and the schedule of
events is almost full. The exhibition will end with a Web Jam
on Friday, March 28 (see details under Art Dirt, below) and a
roundtable discussion by the organizers on Saturday, March 29
is planned (details to come).

We now have a telerobotic camera installed in the gallery that
you can operate from a java-enabled Web browser:

Screenshots of the four screens in the gallery are available
on the Web: 

Daily schedules are posted on the PORT index page:

Participant information:

Calendar of events:



Marek Walczak and other sig members have created one of the
most popular projects for PORT: Mapdance

Visitors both to the gallery and online meet in 3D space using
the BlackSun Cyberhub software every Sunday from 4:00 - 6:00 pm EST.

Software and access information for Mapdance:



G.H. HOVAGIMYAN'S ART DIRT RealAudio program
can be heard live every Thursday from 6 to 7 pm
(Eastern Standard Time) or at any time from the archives.

The special PORT edition of Art Dirt that has been online every
Tuesday from 1:00 - 3:00 pm EST will host the closing "Web Jam" for
PORT on Friday, March 28th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm EST. Confirmed
participants include:

LOEIL workshop and Cypres, Aix-en-Provence, FR
FPU- Pseudo Studios, NYC, US
Charlie Chan- Sydney, AU
AlulA Dimension-Brooklyn, NY

The CU-SeeMe reflector site address will be:

For more information contact GH:


An Amphitheater for Artists created by Adrianne Wortzel

Adrianne Wortzel and Noah Wardrip-Fruin were keynote speakers
at the Society for Photographic Education National Conference
in Dallas, Texas, 3/6-3/9.  They performed a dialogue on the
history of technology and the constraints and liberties afforded
by new media to artists and educators called "Generating Moments:
Creativity and Meaningful Constraint in Digital Work", which was
well received.  Among the other artists speaking were Judy Natal,
Carol Flax, Jeffrey Wolin, Pinky Boss and Steven Bliss.

Adrianne and Noah also attended an opening of new work by David
Byrne at the McKinney Avenue Contemporary Gallery (MAC) where
visitors viewed his new photo-parodies of product advertising while
listening to fabulous audio on headphones. Visitors roamed silently,
ears covered and eyes glued, sipping wine and having a wonderful time.



Northern Europe's most important and vibrant fair for international
contemporary art will sail on one of the world's biggest cruise liners,
Silja Symphony, with the intention of bringing the Baltic art scenes closer
together. Sailing in international waters between Helsinki and Stockholm
20-23 March, 1997.

During the show you can take part, or be a part, of the event at:


"Studio Visit"
A work for the World Wide Web for the Dia Center in New York.
Launches March 20, 1997.

A visually-rich and playful interface constructed from imagery
Donegan has utilized in her studio practice including film frames,
tvscreens, thumb prints, detergent bottles, and Newport
cigarette's advertising campaign 


Los Angeles, CA
March 16 - 19, 1997

Organized by Archives & Museum Informatics.


artnetweb BOOKMARKS

A grab bag of good things we found on
the Web.  New finds are added daily in our
RESOURCES section:


Universes in Universe
An extensive and well-structured information system on
the arts of Africa, Asia and Latin America and the art
exchange with these world's regions. In English, German
and Spanish.


Rosendale Odyssey
Photographs and stories by children at Rosendale Infants
School, South London.


Soros Center for Contemporary Arts Budapest (C3)
Provides the opportunity for Internet access free of charge
to Hungarian artists, artist groups and art organizers.


Applet multiples that will create, with your co-operation,
variations on works by various contemporary artists.
By Robert Myers.


Body Missing
Internet extension of a work by Vera Frenkel first installed
at the Offenes Kulturhaus Linz, Austria continuing her inquiry
into the Kunstraub (art theft) policy of the Third Reich.

Scripting News
News and commentary from the cross-platform scripting community.
Lots of other tech info and gossip, too, from Dave Winer.


Monthly online literary magazine from Essays,
interviews and excerpts.


Builds software to support real-time, community-based
interaction fully embedded in the World Wide Web. Pavel
Curtis, founder and chief administrator of LambdaMOO,
is a principal architect for the company.


Noise Laboratories
Providing creative decoding schemes for information
from our environment that is normally classified as noise.


National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
A complex search function provides detailed information
about the Gallery's collection of more than 100,000
paintings, sculpture, and works on paper.


Thomas Pynchon
HyperArts Pynchon Pages curated by Tim Ware.


Metropolis Magazine
Examines contemporary life through the focus on various
design disciplines.


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