Dena DeBry
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Dena DeBry is an artist and web developer. Currently she runs Buttonwillow Six, working primarily on design integration, on-line image collections, and community sites. In her past life, Dena worked for the Visual Resources Center in the Art and Architecture Library and for Freshman and Sophomore Programs, both at Stanford University. Previous to Stanford, she was the Director of Technology and Program Development at Pratt Manhattan, and a visiting Assistant Professor in Pratt's Department of Fine Arts. She was the chair of the SIGGRAPH 2004 conference.
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Leonardo/ACM SIGGRAPH 2009 Special Issue

Thu Jan 08, 2009 00:00

United States of America

Call for papers and artworks - ACM SIGGRAPH 2009/Leonardo

Leonardo/ACM SIGGRAPH 2009 Special Issue

Featuring SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Papers and Juried Art Gallery

Guest Editor: Jacquelyn Martino

We are now accepting submissions for a forthcoming special issue of Leonardo. The issue will feature SIGGRAPH 2009 Art Papers and the SIGGRAPH 2009 Juried Art Gallery, “Biologic: A Natural History of Digital Life.”

SIGGRAPH Art Papers present work that illuminates and explores the process of making art and its place in society, helping people understand the changing roles of artists and art-making in our increasingly computerized, networked, multi-sensory, online world. The papers present challenging ideas in accessible ways. They inform artistic disciplines, set standards and stimulate future trends. In addition to the core topics of the digital arts and interactive techniques, Art Papers explore the theme of SIGGRAPH 2009's juried art gallery, BioLogic Art.

The BioLogic exhibition, chaired by Elona Van Gent, will showcase work by artists who engage technology and the natural world in their creative processes. The artworks and installations chosen for the exhibition will demonstrate, celebrate, critique and conjecture about the flux of natural and technological forces. Plants and animals, insects and even the weather have long served as subjects of study and as metaphors for human experience. Technological gadgetry and digital code are amplifying our understanding of organic processes and enhancing our innate capabilities. Grafting these together--things occurring naturally with those altered or modified—offers opportunities for novel expressions of life as we know it or imagine it to be.

BioLogic will focus on projects that graft together biological forms and systems with mechanical equipment, electronic instruments, robotic devices and digital code and networks that amplify our understanding of organic processes and enhance our natural capacities, allowing us to explore expressions of life as we know it or imagine it to be. Artworks selected for the Juried Art Gallery will also appear in the special issue.

Publication of the special issue, Leonardo Volume 42, Issue 4 (August 2009), will coincide with the SIGGRAPH 2009 conference in New Orleans (3-7 August 2009).

Submission deadlines are at 22:00 UTC/GMT

Art Papers, Thursday, 8 January 2009

BioLogic Art, Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Submission details available online:

Contact information:


Metaverse U

Thu Jan 31, 2008 00:00 - Thu Jan 17, 2008

United States of America

Metaverse U Conference at Stanford University

* WHERE: Annenberg Auditorium, Stanford University
* WHEN: Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of February 2008

Stanford Humanities Lab (SHL)
is thrilled to announce the Metaverse U conference at Stanford University. This two day conference will be held on February 16th and 17th 2008 and feature speakers from a range of disciplines spanning industry and academia. Our lab has worked in virtual worlds for some years now and have seen interest in the space grow exponentially in recent years. We believe that the time has come for an event to tell the interesting stories from the evolving metaverse. The current generation of spaces is part of a larger historical picture and many lessons have been learned over the years. Our ultimate goal with Metaverse U is to create a broad conversation about the pressing question of what the metaverse should be.

Metaverse U's growing list of speakers includes Raph Koster (Metaplace), Brewster Kahle (The Internet Archive), Jeremy Bailenson (Stanford University), TL Taylor (The IT University of Copenhagen), Tony Parisi (Media Machines & Web3D), Jon Brouchoud (Wikitecture), Wm. LeRoy Heinrichs (Stanford Medical Center), Rebecca Moore (Google Earth), Parvati Dev (Innovation in Learning), Kari Kraus (University of Maryland), Cory Ondrejka, Christain Renaud (Cisco), Mike Liebhold (Institute for the Future)

For more information please visit:

Registration is open at:


Call for Speakers/SIGGRAPH 2006 Panels

Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:46

//Call for Participation//

SIGGRAPH 2006 is looking for knowledgeable and interesting speakers on topics such as:

-Digital Rights, Digital Restrictions
-Video Games: Content and Responsibility
-Ethics in Image Manipulation

If you have strong opinions or are an expert in one of the areas mentioned above, or would like to see if you might have something to say about other topics of interest to attendees at SIGGRAPH 2006, go to :

The deadline is March 1st, 2006. Tell us what you know, what's important to you, and why.

//SIGGRAPH 2006/The 33rd Internation Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques/ Boston/ 30 July-3 August 2006//


SIGGRAPH 2004 Panels

Sat Mar 06, 2004 00:00 - Thu Mar 04, 2004

The SIGGRAPH 2004 Panels program is looking for panelists for panels such as:

Cultural Heritage and Computer Graphics: What are the Issues?

Building a Bridge to the Aesthetic Experience: Artistic Virtual Environments and Other Interactive Digital Art

Make your voice heard and submit a position statement today at:


Call for Participation: SIGGRAPH 2004 Panels

Wed Nov 12, 2003 00:00

The Panels program at SIGGRAPH 2004 is different from past years, and far more accessible. All it takes to be considered is to submit either a one-page panel topic idea or later (once the topics are chosen) to submit a one-page position statement.

The panels topics deadline is coming up this week (November 12th), so go check it out at Don't wait and expect there to be topic you are interested in, you can help set the agenda for SIGGRAPH 2004 right now!