Alejandro Jaimes
Since 2004
Works in Tokyo Japan

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EVENT

Urban Sensoria


Dates:
Fri Nov 30, 2007 00:00 - Mon Nov 26, 2007

Urban Sensoria is an experimental method of experiencing and exploring the city. It is also a theoretical inquiry into cities, culture, memory, experience, and how it relates to traditional media and new technologies. It consists of an exhibition (through Dec. 8th) focused on Shimokitazawa (Tokyo) and a workshop to explore El Raval in Barcelona. Both are part of the Barcelona International Contemporary Art Festival.

In the workshop (Nov. 30-Dec. 2) we will experiment with ways we explore the city, guided by our senses, the culture that shapes them, and the city itself. In particular, the workshop will focus on El Raval, an interesting neighborhood in Barcelona undergoing rapid changes.

We will meet over 3 days (and nights), use special tools we have developed for mobile phones for capturing media experiences and for presenting them (collaborative mashups!)

A city is experienced, inevitably, as seen through the self and compared with the cities that have shaped that self. This connection between the self and the city is what makes us identify with a particular physical space of a particular city. But the sensory experience of the city can be determined by many different factors: we can choose a form of navigation (walking, running, driving, flying, crawling), and a speed (slow, medium, fast), and we can choose a sensory focus (smell the city, observe it, listen to its sounds, to strangers’ conversations). We can also determine how we navigate through the city-we may explore it randomly given its physical constraints, follow shortest paths to reach places, look for markers or monuments, or simply follow sensory intuition (how many times have you followed smells in a city?). .. (more on the website! http://www.urbansensoria.com)


OPPORTUNITY

ACM Multimedia Interactive Arts Program CALL for Papers/Artworks


Deadline:
Wed May 09, 2007 15:55

ACM Multimedia 2007 Interactive Art Program
23-29 September, Augsburg, Germany
In collaboration with Leonardo
http://iap07.multimedia.fh-augsburg.de/
*** DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 22 ***

CALL FOR EXHIBITION ENTRIES AND PAPERS

ACM Multimedia 2007 is the premier annual multimedia conference, covering all
aspects of multimedia computing. The ACM MM Interactive Art Program seeks to
bring together the arts and multimedia communities to create the stage to
explore, discuss, and push the limits for the advancement of both multimedia
technology through the arts, and the arts through multimedia technology.

This fourth version of the Interactive Art Program will consist of a conference
track and an art exhibition. We invite artists working with digital media and
researchers in technical areas to submit their original contributions to the
following tracks:

- Conference track: we solicit papers describing interactive multimedia
artworks, tools, applications, and technical approaches for creative uses of
multimedia content and technology as well as technical approaches for the
management of art-related media collections. Emphasis will be given to novel
works that use a rich variety of media and those that are interactive,
particularly works that exploit non-conventional human-computer interfaces or
sensors in new and emerging areas. We strongly encourage papers with a strong
technical content written by artists. Papers may be long (10 pages) or short (2
to 4 pages). Long papers are presented in front of an audience and short papers
are presented in poster format. New Deadline for full papers to the Arts
Program Conference Track May 22, 2007
Deadline for short papers to the Arts Program Conference Track June 1, 2007

- Multimedia art exhibition: "I / You / Other". We seek artworks that use
multimedia to explore issues of self-exploration, self-presentation towards
another, the self in a group or the group as a self. We particularly seek
interactive multimedia works that by combining multiple media, technologies,
and novel technical ideas, realize strong artistic concepts that give a new
perspective on the topic of the exhibition. New Deadline for submission to the
Art Exhibition: May 22, 2007

For further submission details please see
http://iap07.multimedia.fh-augsburg.de/

Accepted papers and art works will be published in the ACM Multimedia
Conference proceedings.
Important Dates
May 22, 2007 Long papers and art exhibitions submission deadline.
June 1, 2007 Short papers submission deadline.
June 20, 2007 Authors notification.
July 20, 2007 Camera-ready papers due.

Program Chairs

Alejandro Jaimes, IDIAP Research Institute , Switzerland (Alex.Jaimes@idiap.ch)
Frank Nack, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France (frank.nack@liris.cnrs.fr)
Thomas Rist, FH Augsburg, Germany (tr@rz.fh-augsburg.de)

Curatorial Committee

Annet Decker, Montevideo, Amsterdam
Anne Nigten, V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam
Prof. Robert Rose, time based media, Faculty of Design, Augsburg University of
Applied Sciences, Augsburg
Alejandro Jaimes, IDIAP Research Institute , Switzerland (Alex.Jaimes@idiap.ch)
Frank Nack, University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France (frank.nack@liris.cnrs.fr)
Thomas Rist, FH Augsburg, Germany (tr@rz.fh-augsburg.de)


OPPORTUNITY

ACM Multimedia Interactive Arts Program DEADLINE


Deadline:
Tue May 08, 2007 00:00

ACM Multimedia Interactive Arts Program

http://iap07.multimedia.fh-augsburg.de/

This fourth version of the Interactive Art Program will consist of an Art Exhibition and a Conference Track. We invite artists working with digital media and researchers in technical areas to submit their original contributions to the following tracks:

• Multimedia Art Exhibition: "I / You / Other" For this exhibition we seek artworks that use multimedia to explore issues of interactivity, self-exploration, self-representation, identity, the self in a group or the group as a self. We particularly seek interactive multimedia works that by combining multiple media, technologies, and novel technical ideas, realize strong artistic concepts that give a new perspective on the representation and presentation of the self and its interaction with others.

Deadline for submission to the Art Exhibition: May 8, 2007

• Conference Track: we solicit papers describing interactive multimedia art works, tools, applications, and technical approaches for creative uses of multimedia content and technology as well as technical approaches for the management of art-related media collections. Emphasis will be given to novel works that use a rich variety of media and those that are interactive, particularly works that exploit non-conventional human-computer interfaces or sensors in new and emerging areas. We strongly encourage papers with a strong technical content written by artists.

Papers may be long (10 pages) or short (2 to 4 pages). Long papers are presented in front of an audience and short papers are presented in poster format.

* Deadline for full papers to the Conference Track May 8, 2007
* Deadline for short papers to the Conference Track June 1, 2007

Accepted papers and art works will be published in the ACM Multimedia conference proceedings.

Important Dates:

* May 8, 2007 Long papers and art exhibitions submission deadline.
* June 1, 2007 Short papers submission deadline.
* June 20, 2007 Authors notification.
* July 20, 2007 Camera-ready papers due.

Please direct any inquiries to the organisers of the interactive arts exhibition
http://iap07.multimedia.fh-augsburg.de/


OPPORTUNITY

URBAN TYPHOON tokyo (6/26/06-6/29/06) call for participation


Deadline:
Thu Jun 15, 2006 00:00

>>>> URBAN TYPHOON WORKSHOP <<<<
Participatory Urban Design & the Future of Alternative Communities
Shimokitazawa, Tokyo, June 26-29, 2006
http://www.urbantyphoon.com

** CALL FOR PARTICIPATION **

[----Registration deadline 6/15/06----]

Shimokitazawa is one of the most interesting, young, and culturally active areas of Tokyo, with one of the strongest artist communities in Japan. Grassroots cultural activities have emerged in its maze-like streets, creating a mosaic of food, fashion, and musical, and theatrical performances. However, a massive road construction project is underway, threatening to eliminate the area’s unique features.

Urban Typhoon is a creative, multicultural, multi-disciplinary, and multimedia global experiment in participatory urban design to brainstorm on the present and future of Shimokitazawa and similar alternative communities around the world. We invite creative spirits from Japan and abroad, including urban planners, architects, designers, artists, sociologists, political activists, utopists, and other nomadic types to reflect on the present and imagine the future of Shimokitazawa.

The objective is to produce alternatives to the government's road plan as well as a multimedia testimony to the unique spirit of Shimokitazawa. The workshop itself is a joyous and participatory takeover of the city.

The workshop consists of creative units led by cutting edge academics and practitioners from Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Each unit functions as a team and has its own approach and media. The fields to be explored include architecture, urban design, politics, history, art, video, and new media. The workshop will include a Ubiquitous Urban Design Symposium on June 28, 2006 and the outcomes of the workshop will be presented at the Cultural Typhoon symposium (June 29-July 2, Tokyo, Japan).

REGISTRATION: On-line by June 15, 2006. Space is limited so early registration is strongly encouraged.

Visit the website for more information, including detailed unit descriptions.
http://www.urbantyphoon.com
Questions? info@urbantyphoon.com


DISCUSSION

ACM Multimedia Arts Program Call for Art/Papers


***** CALL FOR ART/PAPERS *****

ACM Multimedia 2006 Interactive Arts Program
Santa Barbara, California (USA), October 22-28, 2006
http://www.mat.ucsb.edu/acmmm06/arts/

EXTENDED DEADLINE **** June 1, 2006 ****

Sponsored by ACM SIGMM. In collaboration with Leonardo.
Supported by Intel.

ACM Multimedia is the premier annual multimedia conference. The ACM MM
Interactive Arts Program brings together the arts and multimedia communities to
create the stage to explore, discuss, and push the limits for the advancement
of both multimedia technology through the arts, and the arts through multimedia
technology.

We invite artists working with digital media and researchers in technical areas
to submit their original contributions to the following two tracks:

*CONFERENCE*: papers describing interactive multimedia artworks, tools,
applications, and technical approaches for creative uses of multimedia content
and technology. We particularly encourage papers with a strong technical
content written by artists, as well as technical papers with a strong art
component.

* MULTIMEDIA ART EXHIBITION*: "Remote: Networked Realities & Prospective
Locative Hacks." We seek multimedia artworks that raise issues related
communication (human-human, human-computer-human, etc.) and that place a strong
emphasis on the role of the notion of awareness, be it cultural, linguistic,
network-centric, spatial or geospatial. The emphasis for the exhibition is on
interactive art works that realize powerful artistic concepts using multimedia
content and technologies. Emerging and established artists are strongly
encouraged to submit.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM Multimedia Conference proceedings
and a selection of the works accepted will be published in a Leonardo Gallery
in the Leonardo Journal and on line in the Leonardo Electronic Almanac.

All submissions (short papers, long papers, and art works) are due JUNE 1, 2006
(firm, extended deadline!).

** Please see the website for details on conference topics, exhibition, etc.
**.
http://www.mat.ucsb.edu/acmmm06/arts/
Please direct any inquiries to acm.arts.inquiry@zwhome.org

INTERACTIVE ART PROGRAM 2006 CHAIRS

Alejandro Jaimes, FXPAL Japan, Fuji Xerox Co. Ltd.
George Legrady, University of California, Santa Barbara
Lonce Wyse, Institute for Infocomm Research & NUS, Singapore

CURATORIAL COMMITTEE
JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Marko Peljhan, University of California, Santa Barbara
G. Legrady, L. Wyse, A. Jaimes