Seth Thompson
Since the beginning
Works in United States of America

BIO
Seth Thompson is an educator and arts journalist whose work has been exhibited internationally and shown on PBS. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Design at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. In addition, he has written on the arts for such magazines as Afterimage, Art Calendar, Bidoun and Dialogue. Thompson's documentaries, Evolving Traditions: Artists Working in New Media and Outside the Box: New Cinematic Experiences have aired on such television stations as PBS 45 & 49, Northeast, Ohio; KDOL Channel 18, Oakland, California; DUTV, Philadelphia, PA; and Triangle Television, Auckland, New Zealand.

Thompson began his career at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts in New York City where he was the Business Manager and Education Director. In addition to teaching at The University of Akron and Cuyahoga Community College, he was a Contractual Artist/Lecturer with The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Associate Educator at the Akron Art Museum.

Thompson holds a BFA in Studio Arts from the University of Colorado, an MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University and an MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College.

For more information, please visit his site, http://www.seththompson.info .

Wheeler Winston Dixon - Serial Metaphysics


Serial Metaphysics
Serial Metaphysics #1 (1984-86, clip, 6.4MB, 1:08 min)

Serial Metaphysics
Serial Metaphysics #2 (1984-86, clip, 5.9MB, 1:08 min)

Wheeler Winston Dixon is now a professor of film studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Before he did that he made a lot of (on the evidence of these clips & others) really great short movies. In particular these two clips from Serial Metaphysics, apparently almost entirely constructed from TV ads, whet the appetite for a viewing of the whole twenty minutes. Dixon conjures fever dream magic from commercial banality.
Check in particular the end sequence of clip one:
David Lynch eat your heart out.

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Residency



Cat’Art, international centre for research and creation
Visual arts, writing, performing arts, music…

Cat’Art is a place where the diversity of the art expressions is encouraged and where the exchanges between cultures from all over the world can be developed, so that the art expression remains a universal language.

There are still opportunities of residency in spring 2007 at Cat’Art.
Application open to professional artists only, for temporary stays from 2 weeks to 1 year.
Average residency fee: 600 € (lodging, studio and energy costs included). Detailed estimation of costs on request.

Every resident has his/her own independent bedroom with common cooking facilities.

Space for the creation:
9 independent studios from 30 to 200 m²;
3 individual rooms for writers;
a 140 m² room with excellent natural light and good show conditions to visualize the works;
a specialized library with permanent Internet connection.

The environment is exceptional (unspoilt nature, mountains, lake, in the south of France). The region has a rich historical background (Cathar castles, old city of Carcassonne and above all the cave of Niaux with its original paintings). Close by cultural centres, like Toulouse, Montpellier, Barcelona.

More details and application to residency on our website www.catart.org

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Interview with Alejandro Tamayo


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Alejandro Tamayo is an artist-engineer and a teacher working in the intersections of design, art and new technologies in a country that is often seen as the land of wild cartels, coffee, futbol, the terribly boring Fernando Botero (i'm quoting you here, Alejandro!): Colombia. I discovered his work by chance. He had emailed me to say that he wished i'd cover more of the Latin American art scene. That's something i'd love to do but i wouldn't know where to look for information about what's going on up there (although i read Spanish). Then i realized that the best way to start was to ask a few questions to Alejandro about the lab he's currently directing in Bogota.

The v*i*d*a lab, part of the Aesthetics Department at the Javeriana University, is focusing on the development of new design products and ideas. Guided by a reflexion on life itself, the course proposes to engage with organic (biological) and "post-organic" (electronic, digital) visions, trying to identify new relationships and interrogations that could be translated into the realization of concrete projects.

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Mix & Mash


neme.org:

Creative Commons’ UK film competition “Mix & Mash” in association with Google UK invites short video submissions mixing and mashing digital content. Submissions can be made from the 8th of February to the 10th of March. The winners will be notified by the 12th of March and screened on the 16th of March at the Optronica National Film Theatre in London.

Deadline: 10 March 2007

More on http://neme.org/main/584/mix-and-mash

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Call for entries: Slowtime 2007


Wilfried Agricola de Cologne:

Call for entries
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Deadline 31 March 2007
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Theme:
Slowtime 2007 -
Quicktime as an artistic medium
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Cinematheque -
http://cinema.nmartproject.net
http://mac.le-musee-divisioniste.org
is the centre for streaming media in the framework of [NewMediaArtProjectNetwork]:||cologne - www.nmartproject.net, and will open in 2007 - Cinema_C by launching the new show, entitled:
"Slowtime 2007 - Quicktime as an artistic medium".
Already in 2003, Cinematheque was exploring the artistic potential of the popular streaming videoformat
Quicktime as it can be visited in Cinema_B (access via the Cinematheque site). As Quicktime was undergoing a rapid technological development during the past years, it is time again for exploring the current state of Quicktime and its use as a medium for artistic expressions.
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Cinematheque is inviting artists, video and film makers to submit up to three videos in Quicktime format - originating from 2004 or later, preferably sized 480x360 px, but not smaller than 320x240 px, a maximum duration of 6 minutes and make them available online on a separate webpage for review and download.
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Please find the call, the regulations and entry form on
http://netex.nmartproject.net/index.php?blog=8
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the experimental platform for art and New Media operating from Cologne/Germany.
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DISCUSSION

Faculty Positions in Multimedia Design & Visual Communication


American University of Sharjah
School of Architecture and Design
Department of Design
P.O. Box 26666
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
http://www.aus.edu

The School of Architecture and Design (SA&D) anticipates a limited
number of faculty positions for the 2007-2008 academic year. After
establishing a regional reputation and a record of success, the
school seeks highly qualified faculty who are committed to design
education. The school seeks to build upon the strengths of its
programs with the addition of faculty members that have a
demonstrated record of achievement.

The Department of Design offers undergraduate degrees in Design
Management, Multimedia Design, and Visual Communication. The
curriculum for all programs is based on the North American model that
integrates liberal studies with professional education. Design
studios form the core of the Visual Communication and Multimedia
undergraduate programs. Applicants should have previous experience
with the North American model of studio-based design education,
professional experience, a terminal degree appropriate to their field
and show evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching.
Successful applicants will be expected to teach undergraduate design
studios, lecture/seminar courses and contribute to courses in design,
drawing and digital media in the interdisciplinary Foundations
Program. Other responsibilities include: mentor students through an
established advising process; conduct research, engage in
scholarship/creative practice; participate in service activities on
department, school and university level.

For the calendar year 2007-2008, the School of Architecture and
Design is seeking to fill one permanent position and one visiting
faculty position (all ranks are open). Applicants for the following
positions will be considered:

Faculty Position in Visual Communication

The Department of Design is seeking candidates in printmaking and/or
illustration with abilities that include a strong formal base, and an
understanding of historical and contemporary issues in design. A
strong portfolio would demonstrate broad expertise in the areas of
printmaking and/or illustration and how such practices can be
integrated within the context of a design program. Work and
experience should indicate awareness of social and cultural contexts
of design, and commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative
approaches to practice. The position requires a demonstrated ability
to convey theoretical and practical aspects of
printmaking/illustration, design as a process, and the ability to
foster the importance of making/investigation in communication.

Faculty Position in Multimedia Design

The Department of Design is seeking candidates with abilities in
time-based media (including animation and motion graphics). Knowledge
of history of computer graphics in technology and design, 2D/3D
animation with an emphasis on problem solving processes is expected.
Competencies might include hybrid environments; typographic structure
and expression; planning and production of motion graphics for
interactive media, web, and film. Work should indicate awareness of
social and cultural contexts of multimedia design as well as a
commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches to
practice.

To Apply

Applicants should submit the following by e-mail in a digital PDF
format: a letter of application including a statement of artistic,
research and teaching philosophies; visual documentation of current
work (e.g.: a maximum of 10 images and/or URL); detailed CV; and
three names of reference. The application should be submitted to:
DesSearch@aus.edu

Application material must be packaged in a single PDF file and/or URL
clearly labeled with the applicant's name. The Search Committee will
begin reviewing applications November 25, 2006. Only digital files
via e-mail will be accepted.
Positions are open until filled.

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Seth Thompson
Wigged Productions
seththompson@wigged.net
http://www.wigged.net

DISCUSSION

Wigged Productions presents "Extrapolations", an online exhibition


Wigged productions is pleased to announce the opening of its online
exhibit Extrapolations. Curated by Humberto Ramirez, the show
includes work by Lana Lin, The Yes Men, Arzu Ozkal Telhan, Deva
Eveland, eteam, Jason Nelson, Jody Zelen and Peiyun Lee. The
curatorial project focuses on works situated outside of mainstream
visual strategies using anachronism, simulacra, radical denial,
historical revision, humor etc. The idea of critique as an oblique
activity, tangential and tactical is central to this project. The
show will run through June 15, 2007.

Please click on the link below to access the curatorial essay and exhibit.

http://www.wiggedproductions.com/html/extrap/curatorial.html

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Seth Thompson
Wigged Productions
seththompson@wigged.net
http://www.wigged.net

DISCUSSION

Wigged Productions presents "Extrapolations", an online exhibition


Wigged productions is pleased to announce the opening of its online
exhibit Extrapolations. Curated by Humberto Ramirez, the show
includes work by Lana Lin, The Yes Men, Arzu Ozkal Telhan, Deva
Eveland, eteam, Jason Nelson, Jody Zelen and Peiyun Lee. The
curatorial project focuses on works situated outside of mainstream
visual strategies using anachronism, simulacra, radical denial,
historical revision, humor etc. The idea of critique as an oblique
activity, tangential and tactical is central to this project. The
show will run through June 15, 2007.

Please click on the link below to access the curatorial essay and exhibit.

http://www.wiggedproductions.com/html/extrap/curatorial.html

--
Seth Thompson
Wigged Productions
seththompson@wigged.net
http://www.wigged.net

DISCUSSION

Wigged Productions presents "Extrapolations", an online exhibition


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Wigged productions is pleased to announce the opening of its online
exhibit Extrapolations. Curated by Humberto Ramirez, the show
includes work by Lana Lin, The Yes Men, Arzu Ozkal Telhan, Deva
Eveland, eteam, Jason Nelson, Jody Zelen and Peiyun Lee. The
curatorial project focuses on works situated outside of mainstream
visual strategies using anachronism, simulacra, radical denial,
historical revision, humor etc. The idea of critique as an oblique
activity, tangential and tactical is central to this project. The
show will run through June 15, 2007.

Please click on the link below to access the curatorial essay and exhibit.

http://www.wiggedproductions.com/html/extrap/curatorial.html

--
Seth Thompson
Wigged Productions
seththompson@wigged.net
http://www.wigged.net
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DISCUSSION

WIGGED.NET: Call for Works


Wigged Productions in collaboration with curator Humberto Ramirez is
seeking Web-based artists working in video, animation and netart to
contribute projects for an online exhibition addressing the concept
of "EXTRAPOLATIONS" We are particularly interested in works situated
outside of mainstream visual strategies, using anachronism, simulacra,
radical denial, historical revision, nonlinear narratives, humor etc. The
idea of critique as an oblique activity, tangential and tactical is
central to this project.

In order to submit your work for consideration, please provide your
name, title of project, short synopsis and URL address by email to
extrapolations@hotmail.com, or alternatively send DVD with QuickTime
movie or miniDV by May 25, 2006 with requested information to:

EXTRAPOLATIONS
P.O BOX 1637
BRATTLEBORO, VT 05302-1637

The online exhibition will run from July 1, 2006 through June 15,
2007 and the deadline for submissions is May 20, 2006.
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Seth Thompson
Wigged Productions
seththompson@wigged.net
http://www.wigged.net