Capstone Announcement 2013 heaThe 2013 New Media Night opens tonight from 6-8pm at the University of Maine to celebrate the unveiling of a new center for whiz-bang art and innovation.

Funded by a $3.9M bond in 2009, IMRC (pronounced “immerse”) is chock full of cutting-edge toys, from 3d printers and laser engravers to 360-degree projections and moveable walls.

This opening show is the 8th annual New Media Night, where our best students exhibit their visions of the future. This year’s crop ranges from walk-in immersive videogames to autonomous shadows to social networks for gardeners and boulder climbers.

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Pocos Blue medRichard Rinehart, co-author with Still Water’s Jon Ippolito of the forthcoming MIT book New Media and Social Memory, presents conclusions from the book at the POCOS/HATII symposium on Software Art in Glasgow on 11 October.

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Digital Humanities LogoTechnology is usually associated with scientists, but now that artsy academics have tasted the power of digital media, the digital humanities are going full tilt. Featuring everything from best-selling Kindle authors to sociologists of Twitter, this week-long on-ramp takes tweed-jacketed academics from 0 to 60 onto the information superhighway.

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Demonstrating the power of many-to-many image- and sound-making, artist Aaron Koblin and his collaborators stitch compelling interfaces from huge data sets. Watch Koblin transform airline flight data into global travel patterns, frame-by-frame drawings into an animated tribute to Johnny Cash, and Google Street View into an Arcade Fire video personalized for each listener.


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Save the Date and Call for Submissions PechaKucha Night Bangor Vol. 2 Friday, August 19th Brick Church, 126 Union Street, Bangor

PechaKucha Night Bangor Vol. 2 is slated for Friday night, August 19th. George Kinghorn, Director and Curator of the University of Maine Museum of Art, will emcee the event. A cash bar and munchies will be provided. 8 people will surprise the audience with presentations about their creative work and ideas.

SUBMISSIONS: Please send a 1-paragraph bio, title and description of your presentation, 3 to 5 sample images and your phone and email contact info to pechakucha [DOT] bangor [AT] gmail [DOT] com. Submissions are due July 22nd .

People of all creative expressions, designers, writers, architects, artists, sculptors, dancers, photographers, academics, athletes, farmers, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, and more are encouraged to submit their work to present at PechaKucha Night Vol. 2. More information about the submission process is available at http://www.pecha-kucha.org/night/bangor-meand by emailing pechakucha [DOT] bangor [AT] gmail [DOT] com.

PechaKucha Night Bangor is a presentation event for creative people to showcase their work, accomplishments and ideas to the community. PechaKucha Night started in 2003 in Japan and has spread to hundreds of cities around the world. The event concept is to keep presentations concise, interest up and ideas flowing. The 20×20 PechaKucha format allows each presenter to narrate a slideshow of 20 images, each shown for 20 seconds. Each event has 8 presenters representing a wide array of creative disciplines.

Street View Giardini 1 9 Master CardThe press release for the exhibition Not Here begins, “The Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University is very pleased to announce that we will not be presenting the augmented reality artwork of the art collective, MANIFEST.AR from June 4 through November 27, 2011.” It turns out MANIFEST.AR isn’t featured in the Venice Biennale either. Even more of a coincidence: the same works not featured in the Biennale are not featured in the Samek show, during the exact same period!

If you’re confused, blame Augmented Reality: software that allows enterprising artists to overlay virtual versions of their works in real spaces, at least on AR-enabled smartphones. What’s not (here) to like?

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Anonymous video artists have projected onto the Maine State House the mural by artist Judy Taylor originally installed to commemorate Maine’s labor history. The mural’s removal by Maine’s new governor Paul LePage has provoked outcries of censorship from artists and educators.

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In an age when the Canadian government is muzzling scientists, religious groups are using special search engines like Jewogle to filter out unwanted results, and one in five Americans believes the earth is at the center of the solar system…you might just want to hear Randy Olson speak.

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10orono Without Borders Bells smaSeason seven of this venerable intermedia festival finds newly minted U-Me MFAs mixing it up with the likes of Fluxus mainstay Dick Higgins and DJ paul j. bosse, the “junky but funky beat mechanic.”

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HTML5 tigerThe HTML5Rocks site may be slanted toward Google’s implementation of HTML5 (and works best in Google’s Chrome browser). But it’s an impressive compendium of demos and how-to’s for everything HTML5, from 2- and 3d animations, to instant text columns, to building databases in the browser (“Web Storage”), to drag-and-drop with a single line of code. Web designers, prepare for HTML5 to rock your world.

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Touched by the expression of a dying baby Orangutan, Willie Smits and the Orangutan Survival Foundation regrew a destroyed rainforest in Borneo using satellite imagery and permaculture (though he doesn’t use the word in his TED talk). Why was the project so successful and long-lived (still going after twenty years)? The key, according to Smits, is not to swoop in like an environmental missionary with no regard for the economic plight of local people, but to factor human economic activity in the complex ecological solution.

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Have you ever wished you could use Jedi mind powers to speed up your boring professor’s PowerPoint presentation? Or force the words “Happy Birthday Jennifer!” suddenly to appear on his screen? Now you can, thanks to Dutch researcher Niels Teusink, who combined an Arduino board and Metasploit software to demonstrate how to hack a presenter’s computer by hijacking his remote.

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More on the talk:

Historian Nils Gilman, a consultant at Global Business Network/Monitor, is co-author of a forthcoming book on the subject.

“Deviant Globalization” Nils Gilman, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, 7pm, Monday, May 3.

This is one of a monthly series of Seminars About Long-term Thinking (SALT) organized by The Long Now Foundation. Free audios and my summaries of all previous talks are available for download.

http://www.longnow.org/seminars/

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More on the talk:

Historian Nils Gilman, a consultant at Global Business Network/Monitor, is co-author of a forthcoming book on the subject.

“Deviant Globalization” Nils Gilman, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, 7pm, Monday, May 3.

This is one of a monthly series of Seminars About Long-term Thinking (SALT) organized by The Long Now Foundation. Free audios and my summaries of all previous talks are available for download.

http://www.longnow.org/seminars/

Virion Exhibition dates are from 19 July – 1 of August

Virion is a screen based digital art exhibition that links to public sites across Brisbane, focused in the Kelvin Grove Urban Screen Network.

Virion provides artists the opportunity to display their work across a network of public screens and access a diverse audience. The exhibition is open to all users from professional and emerging artists to people experimenting with cameras and scanners. There is no juried selection process and each work is given equal showing time. Submissions may be in the form of digital stills or video files up to 100MB each.

Each screen will play a compilation of diverse images and video that represent a wide & integrated range of local and international art practices and styles. Screens are located across a range of public, gallery and institutional sites to offer unique viewing experiences and to maximize & diversify Brisbane audiences’ exposure to new media practices.

All submissions also play on the Virion website: www.virion2010.com.au

Throughout the exhibition the audience is invited to respond and participate by contributing further content to the show. Sites will be updated progressively to include all work.

Online Artist submissions will open in early May. To be included in the opening of the exhibition submissions must be received by July 14.

For Exhibition questions please e-mail [email protected]

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Virion Exhibition dates are from 19 July – 1 of August

Virion is a screen based digital art exhibition that links to public sites across Brisbane, focused in the Kelvin Grove Urban Screen Network.

Virion provides artists the opportunity to display their work across a network of public screens and access a diverse audience. The exhibition is open to all users from professional and emerging artists to people experimenting with cameras and scanners. There is no juried selection process and each work is given equal showing time. Submissions may be in the form of digital stills or video files up to 100MB each.

Each screen will play a compilation of diverse images and video that represent a wide & integrated range of local and international art practices and styles. Screens are located across a range of public, gallery and institutional sites to offer unique viewing experiences and to maximize & diversify Brisbane audiences’ exposure to new media practices.

All submissions also play on the Virion website: www.virion2010.com.au

Throughout the exhibition the audience is invited to respond and participate by contributing further content to the show. Sites will be updated progressively to include all work.

Online Artist submissions will open in early May. To be included in the opening of the exhibition submissions must be received by July 14.

For Exhibition questions please e-mail [email protected]

Waterfall Arts presents Still Water Co-Director Joline Blais talking about her work in ecology, the New Commons, and cross-cultural networking on Monday 26 April at 7pm.

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Have you ever played a guitar that sounds like a thunderstorm? Worn glasses that automatically upload a photographic history of your everyday life? Schussed down Sugarloaf with skis made from organic materials?

MelansonThis Wednesday, thirty-five New Media seniors will rock the U-Me campus with a night of curb-jumping capstones.

CatalinaHeld in Lord Hall from 4 to 6pm on Wednesday 28 April (Maine Day), this event showcases senior projects that reveal or transform what we take in with our eyes, ears, and even taste buds. More than one-off student projects, many of these startups already have sizable audiences, proving that an economy in the dumps is little deterent to the creative undergrads of the University of Maine’s New Media Department.

Open Your Eyes: The 2010 Capstone Night

Wednesday 28 April 4-6pm

Lord Hall

Find out more about projects featured in the 2010 Capstone Night

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Create10 :: the conference for innovative interaction design

30th June – 2nd July 2010

Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh UK

http://www.create-conference.org/

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The Create10 conference is seeking submissions in the form of full papers, workshops, short presentations, demonstrations and exhibits.

THEME : : Transitions

Analogue <> Digital

Academic <>Practice

Place <> Time

Real <> Virtual

We invite case studies of innovative design from the commercial, academic, public, government and research sectors. Cases can come from any paradigm – the web, mobile and hand held, products or consumer electronics. We would particularly like to encourage submissions from students. They will be given the opportunity to showcase and discuss both finished work and work-in-progress in a supportive environment.

The Create conference centres on the discipline of interaction design, a young disciple with roots in human-computer interaction, ergonomics, product and graphic design, multi-media and art. An interaction designer is a difficult person to pigeon hole and can be found in mobile phone companies, consumer product manufacturers, design consultancies, as a single practitioner, or within academic computing and design departments.

We are seeking original, unpublished work under the following categories:

Full Papers (2 stage submission)

: : High quality academic papers for peer review (max 6 pages)

Other Submissions (single stage)

: : Practical half-day workshops

: : Short papers and/or case studies from practitioners within the field

: : Short presentations and/or posters from students to be presented in informal student sessions

: : Demonstrations and/or videos of installation-based exhibits or creative work in progress

Please note that all successful authors will be expected to pay to register for the event.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions of :

max 1 page abstracts for papers : 15th March 2010

max 2 page proposals for all other submissions : 31st March 2010

Notification of acceptance : Early April 2010

Full paper submission : End of April 2010

http://www.create-conference.org/calls-for-participation/

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Student Design Competition

In addition to the above call Create10 is organising a unique competition for students.

Today=92s art, design and technology students are the people who will be defining what the interdisciplinary field of interaction design will become in the near future. Create10 is a conference that celebrates innovative interaction design, whether digital products, services, environments or new interaction paradigms.

This competition is aimed at students from a wide range of disciplines, for example: interaction design, product design, industrial design, communications design, architecture, fashion, multimedia, HCI, and related fields. Students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, can enter for up to a year after completing their studies.

Entries will be assessed by a jury of leading creative design practitioners and academics: Dr Shaleph O=92Neill, Mark Daniels, Anab Jain, Crispin Jones, Di Mainstone, Christopher Pearson

All selected submissions will be exhibited at the Create10 conference exhibition in June/July 2010 in Edinburgh, at New Media Scotland’s Inspace. There will be one free conference place available for each successful entry, as well as access to assistance with travel.

Further details here: http://www.create-conference.org/student-competition/=

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http://www.create-conference.org/

On 25 February 2009, the University launched its new name, Edinburgh Napier=

University. For more information please visit our website.

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the top 10 universities in the UK for=

graduate employability (HESA 2009)

Create10 :: the conference for innovative interaction design

30th June – 2nd July 2010

Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh UK

http://www.create-conference.org/

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

The Create10 conference is seeking submissions in the form of full papers, workshops, short presentations, demonstrations and exhibits.

THEME : : Transitions

Analogue Digital

Academic Practice

Place Time

Real Virtual

We invite case studies of innovative design from the commercial, academic, public, government and research sectors. Cases can come from any paradigm – the web, mobile and hand held, products or consumer electronics. We would particularly like to encourage submissions from students. They will be given the opportunity to showcase and discuss both finished work and work-in-progress in a supportive environment.

The Create conference centres on the discipline of interaction design, a young disciple with roots in human-computer interaction, ergonomics, product and graphic design, multi-media and art. An interaction designer is a difficult person to pigeon hole and can be found in mobile phone companies, consumer product manufacturers, design consultancies, as a single practitioner, or within academic computing and design departments.

We are seeking original, unpublished work under the following categories:

Full Papers (2 stage submission)

: : High quality academic papers for peer review (max 6 pages)

Other Submissions (single stage)

: : Practical half-day workshops

: : Short papers and/or case studies from practitioners within the field

: : Short presentations and/or posters from students to be presented in informal student sessions

: : Demonstrations and/or videos of installation-based exhibits or creative work in progress

Please note that all successful authors will be expected to pay to register for the event.

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions of :

max 1 page abstracts for papers : 15th March 2010

max 2 page proposals for all other submissions : 31st March 2010

Notification of acceptance : Early April 2010

Full paper submission : End of April 2010

http://www.create-conference.org/calls-for-participation/

+ + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + + +

Student Design Competition

In addition to the above call Create10 is organising a unique competition for students.

Today=92s art, design and technology students are the people who will be defining what the interdisciplinary field of interaction design will become in the near future. Create10 is a conference that celebrates innovative interaction design, whether digital products, services, environments or new interaction paradigms.

This competition is aimed at students from a wide range of disciplines, for example: interaction design, product design, industrial design, communications design, architecture, fashion, multimedia, HCI, and related fields. Students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, can enter for up to a year after completing their studies.

Entries will be assessed by a jury of leading creative design practitioners and academics: Dr Shaleph O=92Neill, Mark Daniels, Anab Jain, Crispin Jones, Di Mainstone, Christopher Pearson

All selected submissions will be exhibited at the Create10 conference exhibition in June/July 2010 in Edinburgh, at New Media Scotland’s Inspace. There will be one free conference place available for each successful entry, as well as access to assistance with travel.

Further details here: http://www.create-conference.org/student-competition/=

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http://www.create-conference.org/

On 25 February 2009, the University launched its new name, Edinburgh Napier=

University. For more information please visit our website.

Edinburgh Napier University is one of the top 10 universities in the UK for=

graduate employability (HESA 2009)

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