Monday, August 12, 1996
A biweekly newsletter about artnetweb
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Greetings from artnetweb:
artnetwebINDEX 1.2 is a few days late because we were zapped
by lightening last Friday. Some of us were tempted to believe
it was part of an intricate plot by Bill Gates to eliminate any
and all competition (even us? wow!) but consensus now is that
it was only Mother Nature teaching us a lesson:
KIDS, UNPLUG YOUR COMPUTERS DURING ELECTRICAL STORMS!
Thanks to everyone for the very positive feedback on our first
issue. At the suggestion of several people we will now put
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DOTCOM GALLERY AND CYBERSOHO
The dotCom Gallery has placed an ad (without our knowledge or
permission) in the current WIRED Magazine (September 1996, p. 225).
The ad has several factual errors and a design that may cause
some misunderstanding as to their relationship to CyberSOHO,
in which we are participating in September.
Our name, "artnetweb," is printed as "artnet". This is a common
mistake and we'd like to take this opportunity to let everyone
know that there is another excellent but unrelated art web site
with the trademarked name "ArtNet" (http://artnet.com). That is
why we are "artnetweb" (http://artnetweb.com) -- one word, all
The ad also gives the URL for "artnet" as "adaweb.com" and the URL
for our friends at ada'web as "artnetweb.com". We could ignore this
transposition if only we hadn't spent so many years proofreading
ads on lobster shifts to support our art work.
Well, we all make mistakes.
Unfortunately, the design of the ad could give the impression that
CyberSOHO is a project run by dotCom Gallery. We would like to believe
this, too, is a mistake and a result of poor judgement on the part
of the gallery.
CyberSOHO is a project of the Soho Arts Festival produced by
Simon Watson and will take place September 5 - 8 at
Space Untitled, 133 Greene Street, New York City and at a number
of other locations. We'll be giving you more information about
the event closer to that date.
Our VRML/Metaworld SIG will hold its first meeting this Thursday
to share information about VRML development approaches, research
into VRML and Metaworld environments and to make intelligent
choices as to what directions to pursue. At this point membership
is by invitation for those already working with the technology in
order to keep the group small and focused. We'll be posting reports
on the group's progress to keep you up-to-date. We've also created
a web site resource center for members that you're welcome to access.
There's not much there yet except for links to other vrml sites and
hope to be adding more in the coming weeks.
ART DIRT ON PSEUDO RADIO
G.H. HOVAGIMYAN'S ART DIRT RealAudio program on Pseudo will soon
be interactive with CuSeeMe and Chat. Check the site for details.
Guests on the 8/1 show included Cynthia Pannucci from Art & Science
Collaborations talking about their new forum "ASCI Interactive"
(http://nttad.com/asci); the 8/8 show included an historic
interview with Leonardo da Vinci by musEleanor (aka Adrianne Wortzel)
SONY LOOKING FOR ARTISTS
GH and ADRIANNE visited the hallowed halls of SONY for a demo of
the new Sony Digital Camera. Sony reps are looking for independent
filmmakers to experiment with the camera and QuickTimes from the
films will be posted on the Sony Web site along with text
about the filmmaker's experience creating digital films.
Dan Nicholson, national training manager, sony consumer
WEB CINEMA GROUP
The real highlight of the evening was the discovery of The Web
Cinema Group, "dedicated to the independent filmmaker
using new media technologies to finance, produce, distribute
and market independent film." They have regular meetings and
E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (webcinema)
Listserv: subscribe webcinema" in message body to
ISEA96 IN ROTTERDAM
ISEA will have its Seventh International Symposium on Electronic
Art in Rotterdam, from September 16-20. Adrianne is delivering
a paper and has promised to send back daily reports of the festivities.
INTELLIGENT AGENT NEWSLETTER
INTELLIGENT AGENT is a monthly print newsletter on the use of interactive
media and technology in arts and education. Some of the topipcs covered in
the current September issue: The Guggenheim's "Mediascape" exhibition;
Part 2 of an article on building interactive narratives;
reviews of Uffizi and Louvre Museum websites, and the Frick Museum CD-ROM;
and "ScruTiny in the Great Round," a CD-ROM by Tennessee Rice Dixon and
For subscription information, previous articles and a FREE issue
visit the Web site:
DUCHAMP CHEW CHOMP
JEFFREY KURLAND, who did "The Dotted Line" in our Projects section,
has a new online work: "Duchamp Chew Chomp." He uses GIF animations
and the Talker plugin to create a resonant meditation on the Master's
eating habits. Or something like that, we're not sure. But we like it!
VIRTUAL REALITY THROUGH THE AGES
JOSEPH NECHVATAL has created a discussion area on The THING called
"Immersive Ideals / Critical Distances." The issue(s) under consideration:
an examination of the affinity between art based in Virtual Reality (VR)
and previous artistic expressions of the "immersive ideal".
Discussion area: http://www.thing.net/thingnyc/msgboard.html
Joseph's Web sites:
A grab bag of good things we found on
the Web. New finds are added daily in our
A parody of you-know-who.
Diaries and Journals on the Internet
Los Angeles Contemporary Arts Magazine.
A non-linear film on CD-ROM created by artist/musician
Perry Hall and architect Ed Keller.
Middle of Nowhere Web
Over 200 mb of searchable data ranging from university
course material to Web development tools.
Images from the book of Goldsworthy's work courtesy Gary Hunt of
University of Bath.
The latest in the upsurge of activity on the Southbank, London.
Drag queen wisdom.
Devoted to writers such as Borges, Eco,
Garcia Marguez and Joyce.
Official Monty Python web site.
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