MIT LIST VISUAL ARTS CENTER
JANUARY 25 through MARCH 29, 1997
BRIEF PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
PORT is an exhibition of networked digital worlds on the Internet organized by ARTNETWEB for the MIT List Visual Arts Center, January 25 through March 29, 1997. Scheduled time-specific Internet projects by individuals and groups will be projected in the physical gallery space and accessible over the Internet for the duration of the exhibition. A Web site and the PORT-MIT listserv have been created to identify potential participants and document the exhibition process.
We are inviting interested individuals and groups to be "Remote Participants," which means that they will be scheduled to participate from their own base of operation, with the resulting project viewed at MIT on four large-screen projection systems as well as over the Internet.
Participant should already be working with the Internet technologies that they propose to use and be willing to commit to an eight week performance schedule. Projects will be scheduled in two-hour weekly time slots over the eight-week period of the exhibition. The first two weeks will be considered "rehearsals" to work out bugs in the technology and content, after which the Internet public will be invited to join in.
If you would like to be considered for remote participation in this exhibition, please visit the PORT-MIT Web site and join our mailing list discussion group. Further information about the creation of the exhibition can be found on the Web site.
The listserv and the web site will be the "base of operations" for the duration of the exhibition rather than the MIT gallery space itself. Schedules and other information will be made available along with biographical/background information on the participants and the projects.
The following is a list of parameters to help participants understand the scope and focus of this exhibition during the proposal process.
(Note: you have two audiences, people viewing from the gallery and from the Internet.PORT-MIT will be one of the nodes focused in on your event during your time slot. Keep in mind that interactivity is an aspect of the Internet and you may not be able to control who participates in your project.)
AVAILABLE HARDWARE & TECHNOLOGIES
The gallery will be set up with the follow configuration of hardware, software and connectivity.
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The four PCs will be connected to the MIT Media Lab ethernet hub installed specifically for this exhibition, allowing 8-times T1 throughput.
Please copy/paste the following form into a new message, fill it out, put PORT PROPOSAL in the subject line and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DO NOT send examples of your work as attachments to email or regular mail. Work samples must be accessible over the Internet. If documentation of your work is necessary via other means, state so and you will be contacted. PORT-MIT is an artist-run, grassroots operation relying on the time and energy of many volunteers. The more we are able to cooperate the better we can help participants.
Name of Organization or Individual:
Regular Mail Address:
Alternative Phone Number:
Description of Organization or Individual: (200 words)
Title of Project:
Description of Project: (500 words)
Technologies Used: (100 words)
Special Needs (100 words)
Send Proposal to:
(please, do not fax or snail mail your proposal)
426 Broome Street
New York, NY 10013
November 20, 1996