Ed Osborn
Since the beginning
Works in Providence, Rhode Island United States of America

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BIO
Ed Osborn is a sound and media artist who has exhibited and performed worldwide. He has performed and exhibited at SFMOMA (San Francisco, CA), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), the singuhr-hörgalerie (Berlin, Germany), the Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, CA), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Artspace (Sydney, Australia), Sonambiente Festival (Berlin, Germany), the Museum of Applied Arts, (Helsinki, Finland), Galerie DARE-DARE (Montréal, Quebec), the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane, Australia), the Auckland Art Gallery (Auckland, NZ), and the Sonic Arts Research Centre (Belfast, Northern Ireland). He has received grants and residencies from the Guggenheim Foundation, Arts International, and the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. He is on faculty in the Department of Visual Art at Brown University.
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OPPORTUNITY

Tenure Track Position at UC Santa Cruz - Artist Scholar / Arts Scholar


Deadline:
Sun Nov 05, 2006 18:27

The Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of art
position. We seek an artist scholar/arts scholar with a commitment to outstanding research, creative activities, and teaching in the
field of art with a theoretical practice that includes publishing and/or curating. Studio production will also be considered. A
successful candidate must be able to work with students and faculty from a wide variety of social and cultural backgrounds. They
should be able to forge and maintain affiliations in related fields of study in other departments and schools on campus. We are
especially interested in colleagues who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their
research, teaching, and/or service.

Applicants should be engaged in the scholarly and creative investigation of the production, dissemination and impact of visual
images, objects, experiences, and practices. This scholarship should incorporate critical scrutiny of the assumptions, methods and
approaches used in this investigation. Applicants should have knowledge of and working experience with the relationship between
contemporary art practice and theory. Applicants are also expected to undertake independent research and publication appropriate
for advancement within the University of California. The successful candidate will contribute to, and help to facilitate an MFA
graduate program in studio art that is currently under development and scheduled to commence in Fall 2009.

We are seeking a candidate with excellent writing and teaching skills. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses
ranging from studio courses to large and medium-sized lecture classes to seminars on a broad range of topics, including writing-
intensive courses. We seek teaching expertise in art theory, visual fundamentals, and curatorial or museum/gallery studies. The Art
Department has established programs in electronic art, intermedia, sculpture, photography, drawing, painting, printmaking and art
theory. Our program currently serves approximately 550 majors and pre-majors.

The campus currently operates on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year. This position entails: teaching five five-
unit courses per year, or their equivalent, in accordance with the department's workload policy; advising and mentoring students;
actively engaging in research activity; and actively participating in administrative responsibilities for the department, affiliated
college, and the campus.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and level of appointment; $49,900 to $52,700

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or terminal degree in relevant field of study, in hand by June 30, 2007. (Applicants
nearing completion of their doctoral dissertations should have their thesis director send a letter indicating the projected date of
completion.) Demonstrated potential for excellence in innovative research, commitment to and talent for excellence in university
teaching, and demonstrated potential for undertaking administrative service. University level teaching preferred.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2007.

TO APPLY: Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) writing/work samples; 4) syllabi and course descriptions from courses previously taught; 5) statement of teaching philosophy; and 6) list of 3 referees from whom the applicant has requested confidential letters of recommendation, including telephone and email addresses. Referees should be asked to send letters of recommendation directly to the Art Department - letters must be received before an application will be considered. (All letters will be treated as confidential. Please direct your references to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://www2.ucsc.edu/ahr/policies/confstm.htm). 7) A summary of past student evaluations is desirable, if available. The committee may request additional information from applicants before deciding on whom to interview.

Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you desire materials returned at the end of this recruitment.

All materials should be sent to:
Search Committee
Art Department
University of California
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

Please refer to Position #212-07 in your reply.

Questions regarding the department or position may be addressed to visart@ucsc.edu. Further information about the department is available at http://art.ucsc.edu.

CLOSING DATE: Screening will begin with applications postmarked by Friday, December 15, 2006. Position is open until filled, but not later than June 30, 2008.

UC Santa Cruz is nestled within 2,000 acres of redwood forest and meadows, overlooking the Monterey Bay National Marine
Sanctuary of California’s beautiful Central Coast, about 70 miles from San Francisco and 30 miles from Silicon Valley.
Information about UC Santa Cruz is available on our Web site at http://www.ucsc.edu

UCSC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Office at
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686. Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able
to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

If you need assistance due to a disability please contact the Academic Human Resources Office at 499 Clark Kerr Hall (831) 459-4300. This position description is
available in alternate formats, which may be requested from Academic Human Resources at (831) 459-4300.

VISIT THE AHR WEB SITE http://www2.ucsc.edu/ahr/employment/
7/20/06


DISCUSSION

New Articles and Projects on Stretcher.org


Dear Rhizome Reader,

We want to tell you about the new articles and artist's projects we've posted on Stretcher.

A number of special pieces cover the International Society for the Electronic Arts (ISEA)/Zero One Festival, a major event in new media art hosted by the city of San Jose this past August. Stretcher provides overview and analysis of the event, comprising the first six of the links below. In addition, this issue includes a profile of Ryan McGinness, an essay on painting, a book review of "Connected, or What It Means to Live In the Network Society", and reviews of "Particulate Matter," "Paintings by David Ivan Clark," and of "David Ireland".

The Stretcher co-publishers chose favorite artworks from the ISEA/Zero One festival to bring to your attention, in FOCUS: ISEA/Zero One.
http://www.stretcher.org/archives/ep1_a/2006_10_11_ep1_archive.php

A web piece, "Palabras" by Sharon Daniel, is showcased as representative of the geographically and culturally far-reaching initiatives of the festival, as well as its collaborative spirit:
http://www.stretcher.org/archives/ap1_a/2006_10_12_ap1_archive.php

Ed Osborn provides a succinct overview of the first large- scale media arts festival presented by the city of San Jose, in ISEA/Zero One.
http://www.stretcher.org/archives/r1_a/2006_09_09_r1_archive.php

"Sure, play can be fun. But just because it‚s fun doesn't mean it‚s play. And, just because you track something on GPS, that doesn‚t make it play or fun for that matter." Christiane Robbins quotes Daniel Perlin on the IDC list in her incisive critique of the festival, Assessing ISEA 2006.
http://www.stretcher.org/archives/f1_a/2006_10_06_f1_archive.php

Reflecting on the Pacific Rim Summit meeting that preceded the Festival, Stephanie Ellis and Meredith Tromble identify key contradictions in the way "virtual reality" is construed.
http://www.stretcher.org/archives/e1_a/2006_09_22_e1_archive.php

The Exploratorium's "Invisible Dynamics" project, presented at ISEA, used new mapping technologies as reported by Meredith Tromble in Invisible Dynamics.
http://www.stretcher.org/archives/r2_a/2006_10_05_r2_archive.php

Meredith Tromble talks with Ryan McGinness, who says his work, "allows the human spirit to have the final say in the ordering of the universe", in Profile: Ryan McGinness.
http://www.stretcher.org/archives/e2_a/2006_10_19_e2_archive.php

Gloria Tanchelev considers politics, abstraction, and painting as an anomaoly, in On Painting.
http://www.stretcher.org/archives/r4_a/2006_10_08_r4_archive.php

Tromble also reviews Steven Shaviro‚s book, "Connected, or What it Means to Live in the Network Society", in BOOKS: Connected, making note of Shaviro‚s use of the structure of the web search and his references of intriguing novels & film that support his underlying thesis.
http://www.stretcher.org/archives/r5_a/2006_10_06_r5_archive.php

Greg Borman closely observes and quietly records the detail from which we can assess the work presented in Particulate Matter, at Mills College Art Museum.
http://www.stretcher.org/archives/r3_a/2006_10_01_r3_archive.php

Thomas Cuniff talks about aspects of romanticism and the landscape bordering on abstraction in David Ivan Clark, Paintings.
http://www.stretcher.org/archives/r7_a/2006_10_17_r7_archive.php

Borman also takes a perceptive and penetrating look at Ireland‚s history and the current show in David Ireland, a review of the current Gallery Paule Anglim show, ending November 4.
http://www.stretcher.org/archives/r6_a/2006_10_27_r6_archive.php

We look forward to reading your posts in response to these pieces, and to hearing from you with any suggestions or contributions to Stretcher.

Sincerely,

The Stretcher co-publishers,

Amy Berk
David Lawrence
Cheryl Meeker
Ed Osborn
Meredith Tromble

EVENT

Digital Arts & New Media Festival, UC Santa Cruz, May 4-7


Dates:
Thu May 04, 2006 00:00 - Sun Apr 30, 2006

DIGITAL ARTS AND NEW MEDIA FESTIVAL
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
May 4-7


DISCUSSION

Harvester at ASU / AME


Harvester
Sound Installation by Ed Osborn
Computing Commons Gallery
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
February 3 - March 11, 2005
Lecture February 3, 3-4pm, Computing Commons Auditorium
Reception immediately following the lecture

Harvester is an installation that employs sound, kinetic elements,
and interactivity to create a shifting audio field from a system of
controlled feedback. These sounds are generated in real time and
filtered so that they become a set of evolving, resonant low and
mid-range tones that can be listened to for an extended period. The
piece consists of a set of microphones that are held at the ends of
slender, flexible support stands which are moved by electric motors.
The stands are distributed around the space so that visitors can walk
among them. As they move through the piece, visitors can affect its
behavior by their physical presence in the path of the sound. Both
the visitor input and its results occur in real physical space. It is
a form of interaction that is both complex and subtle, one that is
intuitively engaging and rewards extended interaction.

Images and more information:
http://www.roving.net/installations/harvester.html

Arts, Media and Engineering Program * Institute for Studies in the Arts
Arizona State University
http://ame.asu.edu/news/index.html

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Ed Osborn
edo@roving.net
http://roving.net

DISCUSSION

Harvester at Interaccess


Harvester
Sound Installation by Ed Osborn
November 11 - December 11, 2004
Interaccess, Toronto

Harvester is an installation that employs sound, kinetic elements, and interactivity to create a shifting audio field from a system of controlled feedback. These sounds are generated in real time and filtered so that they become a set of evolving, resonant low and mid-range tones that can be listened to for an extended period. The piece consists of a set of microphones that are held at the ends of slender, flexible support stands which are moved by electric motors. The stands are distributed around the space so that visitors can walk among them. As they move through the piece, visitors can affect its behavior by their physical presence in the path of the sound. Both the visitor input and its results occur in real physical space. It is a form of interaction that is both complex and subtle, one that is intuitively engaging and rewards extended interaction.

Images and more information:
http://www.roving.net/installations/harvester.html

Interaccess
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