Monday, August 26, 1996
A biweekly newsletter about artnetweb
This newsletter is available on our website:
Greetings from artnetweb:A reader wanted to know why we don't have graphics in
this newsletter since we call ourselves a visual arts site.
We pointed out that this is an *email* newsletter and we
doubt many of our readers have the equipment to receive
email with graphics and we know we don't have the patience
to wait for them to download when we're in email mode.
Sometimes a thousand words are worth one picture,
at least when it comes to the Internet. We wanted a
way to stay in touch with our friends around the world
and let them know what we are doing in a direct and
economic form. Nothing beats email for that and as
enamored as we are with the bells and whistles that come
sliding through the pipeline every day we still see
value in simplicity.
As always we invite your comments and suggestions.
Our general email address is:
Remo Campopiano | firstname.lastname@example.org
Robbin Murphy | email@example.com
The Soho Arts Festival will take place in New York City
from September 5 - 8. We'll be there as part of Cyber-Soho
(Space Untitled, 133 Greene Street and other locations) along
with Nam June Paik, Plexus, The Thing, Postmasters, Gertrude
Stein Theatre Company, Floating Point Unit, Bernadette Corp.,
Pseudo Online, ada'web Lucent Technologies and others.
Additional Festival events include: "Shopping", 24 site-specific
installations; "Thaw", an exhibition of artists from London;
"Blue Boy", a 30-foot inflatable sculpture from Australian
artist Maria Kozic; plus dance, music, poetry and fiction,
theater and performance art, film and video; and
the Art Vote '96 voter registration project to create a
grass-roots lobby for culture and linked progressive concerns.
A Web site will be available for listings and scheduling
CLASS IN VRML 2.0
Taught by Hal Eagar at the artnetweb storefront, 426 Broome, NYC.
Introduction to writing VRML, its syntax and meaning,
including animation. For those who want to get dirty with
the code, important to understanding the intentions of the
authors and how to structure your models for efficiency.
Will highlight a few nodes that are useful even if you will
be using modelers.
Then an introduction to some VRML 1 and 2.0 tools, with tips
on how to effectlvely use them, as well as techniques for
VR-like inlining, reused objects, transparent textures and,
Examples used will be made available online for reference at:
For information about cost and scheduling contact:
or call (212) 925-1885
We also still give our popular "Introduction to HTML"
class at the storefront. Taught by Remo Campopiano,
This one-time class provides a "real world" introduction
for those just entering the "virtual world" of the Web.
For scheduling and other information contact:
or call (212) 925-1885
THE BARE BONES GUIDE TO HTML (our favorite
cheat sheet for HTML codes) is out in Version 3.0
ART DIRT ON PSEUDO RADIO
G.H. HOVAGIMYAN'S ART DIRT RealAudio program
can be heard live every Thursday at 4:00 or
at any time from the archives.
August 15: The Plaintext Players discuss
performing on the PMC MOO.
August 22: Iara Lee talks about her film
Art Dirt site and archives:
G.H. Hovagimyan has added QuickTimes to his "Faux
Conceptual Art" project. The embedded movies take
about 7 minutes at 28.8 and require Netscape 3.0
with a quicktime plug-in. GH would like to know what
For GH's review of other QuickTimes:
For a dialogue between GH and Nino Rodriguez on the
IN artnetweb READINGS:
"The Organism: A Web Jam Grows In Brooklyn",
Notes by collaborators on an ambient event
from the Spring of 1993 compiled by Ebon Fisher.
IN artnetweb PROJECTS:
Seven new on-going artist projects produced with
Stephen Romano will debut within the next two weeks.
We'll give full details about all these projects
in our next newsletter.
EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL
11 - 15 September 1996, Osnabrueck, Germany
A "Newsroom" allowing global participation
in the festival is planned.
Mark Tribe will present his "Rhizome" resource
We gave you the wrong URL for the Web site for
the Seventh International Symposium on Electronic
Art ISEA96 September 16-20, 1996, Rotterdam, Holland.
The correct URL: http://www.eur.nl/ISEA96
Adrianne Wortzel is working on a live audio/video
connection to the Internet from ISEA. If all goes
well she'll conduct an online conference with
participating artists on Friday September 20th
from 7-9 pm Rotterdam time (1-3 pm New York Time).
We'll let you know more details in our next newsletter.
If you're in New York City and interested in
interning at artnetweb we'd like to talk to you.
In exchange for your hard work we are very willing
to tailor projects to your specific interests and
or call (212) 925-1885
A grab bag of good things we found on
the Web. New finds are added daily in our
Kunstradio On Line-1
Original works for radio by artists, musicians, writers.
Mostly in German but much in English.
Sargent at Harvard
Searchable database of images and textual information
relating to the American artist John Singer Sargent.
A Call for an Ingathering of Bosnian Manuscripts
For the Oriental Institute in Sarajevo, home to one of
Europe's most important collection of Islamic and
Offers services to innovative artists and producers
who use media technology in New York City.
New York chapter web site for the AIDS Coalition
to Unleash Power, a diverse, non-partisan group
of individuals united in anger and committed to
direct action to end the AIDS crisis.
Center for Resourceful Building Technology
Educates the public on issues relating to housing
and the environment, with emphasis on innovative
building materials and technologies.
Nonsensodimensional imageflow with pulse, from SITO.
Kunst -und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
Exhibitions, congresses, theater and musical
events, film presentations and lectures.
German and English.
Drury's Exotic Entomology
Butterflies and moths from the 1837 monograph
by Dru Drury presented by the Natural History
Museum of Los Angeles County.
Placing captures the essence of a new kind of selfhood
for the '90s.
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