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By Carlos Castellanos

HI everyone. Just wanted to announce the new issue of SWITCH:

SWITCH : The online New Media Art Journal of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University

http://switch.sjsu.edu switch@cadre.sjsu.edu

SWITCH Journal is proud to announce the launch of Issue 22: A Special Preview Edition to ISEA 2006/ ZeroOne San Jose.

As San Jose State University and the CADRE Laboratory are serving as the academic host for the ZeroOne San Jose /ISEA 2006 Symposium, SWITCH has dedicated itself to serving as an official media correspondent of the Festival and Symposium. SWITCH has focused the past three issues of publication prior to ZeroOne San Jose/ISEA2006 on publishing content reflecting on the themes of the symposium. Our editorial staff has interviewed and reported on artists, theorists, and practitioners interested in the intersections of Art & Technology as related to the themes of ZeroOne San Jose/ ISEA 2006. While some of those featured in SWITCH are part of the festival and symposium, others provide a complimentary perspective.

Issue 22 focuses on the intersections of CADRE and ZeroOne San Jose/ ISEA 2006. Over the past year, students at the CADRE Laboratory for New Media have been working intensely with artists on two different residency projects for the festival – “Social Networking” with Antoni Muntadas and the City as Interface Residency, “Karaoke Ice” with Nancy Nowacek, Marina Zurkow & Katie Salen. Carlos Castellanos, James Morgan, Aaron Siegel, all give us a sneak preview of their projects which will be featured at the ISEA 2006 exhibition. Alumni Sheila Malone introduces ex_XX:: post position, an exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the CADRE Institute that will run as a parallel exhibition to ZeroOne San Jose/ ISEA 2006. LeE Montgomery provides a preview of NPR (Neighborhood Public Radio) presence at the festival including a special daily show collaboration with our SWITCH Team. San Jose State University and CADRE are proud to host the Pacific Rim New Media Summit prior to the Symposium on August 7th and 8th.

In addition to these special issues, SWITCH will be covering the Festival and Symposium by updating their current issue with fresh content during ZeroOne San Jose/ ISEA2006; providing pod casts of events, interviews, and happenings throughout out downtown San Jose; and working with NPR (Neighborhood Public Radio) to broadcast our own daily news show throughout the week of ZeroOne San Jose/ISEA2006.


SWITCH is the new media art journal of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media of the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University. It has been published on the Web since 1995. SWITCH is interested in fostering a critical viewpoint on issues and developments in the multiple crossovers between art and technology. Its main focus in on questioning and analyzing, as well as reporting and discussing these new art forms as they develop, in hopes of encouraging dialogue and possible collaboration with others who are working and considering similar issues. SWITCH aims to critically evaluate developments in art and technology in order to contribute to the formation of alternative viewpoints with the intention of expanding the arena in which new art and technology emerge. SWITCH is overseen by CADRE faculty Joel Slayton and Rachel Beth Egenhoefer.

Thanks, Carlos Castellanos SWITCH Managing Editor

=========================== Carlos Castellanos carlos@ccastellanos.com http://ccastellanos.com ===========================

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