Mark Tribe
Since 2004
Works in New York, New York United States of America

Mark Tribe is an artist whose work explores the intersection of media technology and politics. His photographs, installations, videos, and performances are exhibited widely, including recent solo projects at Momenta Art in New York, the San Diego Museum of Art, G-MK in Zagreb, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Tribe is the author of two books, The Port Huron Project: Reenactments of New Left Protest Speeches (Charta, 2010) and New Media Art (Taschen, 2006), and numerous articles. He is Chair of the MFA Fine Arts Department at School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 1996, Tribe founded Rhizome, an organization that supports the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology.
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New York Fudnding for Distribution of Media Art

Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:02

NYSCA Funds The Distribution Of New York Media Artists Work

The New York State Council on the Arts Electronic Media & Film Program
announces the availability of funding towards the distribution of
recently completed independent media arts projects by New York artists.
With management assistance from National Video Resources, awards of up
to $5,000 will be made on a competitive basis for audio/radio, film,
video, computer-based work, and installation art incorporating these
media. This funding category was established to help professional
artists in the State gain greater exposure for their work.

These awards can be used for distribution expenses such as marketing,
dubs/prints, transfers, closed captioning, subtitling, or CD-ROM release costs. Funding decisions will be based on the artistic quality of the work and the relevance of the distribution plan.

Deadline for submission is August 15, 2003 and awards will be announced
in December 2003.

Files containing the guidelines and application forms are attached. For
further information contact NYSCAs Electronic Media & Film Program by:
phone 212/741-3993 or email .


Job Opening: Programmer/Developer (Fine Arts) Canadian Foundation for Innovation Research

Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:44

Job Opening: Programmer/Developer (Fine Arts)
Canadian Foundation for Innovation Research Project:
"Enabling Interactive Futures: Creating Meaningful Applications for High-Speed Networks."
Dr. Steve Gibson, Principal Investigator, Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts, University of Victoria, BC, CANADA.

In collaboration with:
Dr. John Celona, Associate Dean of Fine Arts, University of Victoria;
Will Bauer, Adjunct Professor, Theatre Department, University of Alberta, and President of APR Inc. (;
Michael Bussiere, Director, Sonic Design Interactive (

Start date:
Sept. 1, 2003.
4 years (renewal possible).

Work load:
circa 30 hours per week.

Doctorate earned or Postdoctoral - $40,000 per annum, including benefits.
Masters earned or Doctoral student - $35,000 per annum, including benefits.
Bachelors earned or Masters student - $30,000 per annum, including benefits.

Job description:
This position is in support of a research project sponsored by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation ( The project involves the set-up and development of a two high-speed, networked, multi-user audio-visual studios in Fine Arts and Visual Arts at University of Victoria. The studios will used to develop and test real-time interactive networked art projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for installing and maintaining equipment related to the project, as well as providing programming solutions for networked multimedia applications.

In Enabling Interactive Futures the principal investigator and his team will be involved in specific projects that make use of high-speed networks for the real-time sharing of tasks. Examples of the research projects that will be undertaken include:

1. Interactive real-time networked musical performance over large distances.
2. Interactive environments using the Martin Lighting Director in several locations to allow remote users to connect with each other and perform a variety of tasks, from playing on-line spatially-controlled games, to navigating educational databases, to experiencing interactive films.
3. Interactive databases that explore new ways of sharing real-time information over networks, using UDP, TCP or other protocols for use in a IP routed deployment.

The successful candidate will have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts, Digital Arts, Media and Communications, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience. A Masters degree is preferred. The successful candidate will have an intimate familiarity with Mac and PC Operating Systems, hardware, and audio-visual peripheral devices. A thorough knowledge of networking software and networking in general, including UDP and TCP/IP protocols, is also essential. A knowledge of Unix would be an asset.

The successful candidate will also have a broad knowledge of digital video and audio, including the following software: Final Cut Pro, Macromedia Director, Digital Performer, Reason. A general familiarity with Lingo programming for Macromedia Director is essential. A knowledge of programming languages such as C, C++, or Visual Basic, as well as video conferencing platforms such as Polycom h.323 or linux protocols such as ISABEL, would be considered an asset.

The successful candidate will report directly to the principal investigator, and will support the activities of the entire team as required. The candidate will also be expected to work intimately with the technicians in the Faculty of Fine Arts to maintain the network facility. The successful candidate will be expected to complete all projects on schedule and should be familiar with working to strict deadlines.

General Duties:
1. Provide technical assistance to the research partners in the area of multimedia including Mac and PC computers, digital video and peripherals, digital audio and peripherals, and robot lighting.
2. Provide technical assistance for the Martin Lighting Director virtual reality tracking system. (
3. Maintenance and tracking of multimedia equipment including digital video, lighting, and computing.
4. Provide networking programming solutions for the creation of multi-user networked environments.
5. Demonstrating research results at conferences and symposia.

Please submit an application letter and Curriculum Vitae (with three listed references) by August 1, 2003 to:

Dr. Steve Gibson
Digital Multimedia, Visual Arts
University of Victoria
Victoria, BC CANADA V8W 2Y2
Fax: +1-250-721-6595
E mail:
E mail applications are encouraged in MS Word 98 or Rich Text formats.
Dr. Steve Gibson, Assistant Professor, Digital Media
Visual Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Victoria
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2 Canada

Voice: +1-250-721-8017 or +1-250-920-7722
Fax: +1-250-721-6595
E mail: or


Fwd: FW: UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS - deadline July12th

>Subject: FW: UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS - deadline July12th
>Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 09:27:15 -0700
>The UNESCO DIGIARTS program and IAMAS have announced a digital
>Arts prize
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Christa Sommerer []
>Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 12:00 AM
>Subject: UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS - deadline July12th
> Dear friends and collegues,
>We are happy to announce the
>Digital Pluralism - UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS
>Please find our website and instructions for submissions in 10 languages
>1.) AWARD: <>
>The award is organized in collaboration between IAMAS
><> Gifu, Japan and the UNESCO Digi-Arts Portal
><>, Paris.
>The award consists of a 10.000 USD money award & a 6-month
>artist-in-residence stay at the IAMAS <>,
>Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences and the International
>Academy of Media Arts and Sciences in Ogaki, Gifu Japan.
>a) Award Money:
>The total money award of USD10,000 is provided by the Higashiyama Fund
>set-up and managed by the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in
>Japan (NFUAJ) and given by the Director-General of UNESCO.
>In addition, IAMAS provides a 6-months salary for the 1st price winner
>who will be invited as artist-in-residence to IAMAS. This salary is
>around 2,100,000 yen (~ 18.000.- USD) for 6 months (the exact amount
>will depend on the number of years' professional experience that the
>artist has had, for example, an artist with 2-6 years' experience will
>receive 350,000 yen per month, totalling 2,100,000 yen for 6 months).
>The components of the Award are:
>1st prize: USD 5,000 & 6 months artist-in-residency at IAMAS
>2nd prize: USD 3,000
>3rd prize: USD 2,000
>b) 6-month Artist-in-Residency at IAMAS
>IAMAS <> will welcome the main
>award winner as artist-in-residence
><> for 6 months. This is intended
>to give the young artist the chance to work in a very well equipped,
>high-tech environment where he/she can realise the chosen project and
>benefit from cultural exchange with IAMAS staff and students.
>IAMAS will provide the artist with a monthly salary during this time
>(depending on the numers of years' professional experience up to
>2,100,000.- yen for 6 months) as well as travel expenses incurred when
>joining and leaving IAMAS. Furthermore, IAMAS will rent an apartment for
>the artist-in-residence. However, the artist is asked to pay for part of
>the rent.
>The artist-in-residence will be at IAMAS from October 2003 until March
>2004. During this time, the artist will develop his/her work, based on
>his/her award-winning project proposal. The final artwork will be
>presented at the 5th World Forum for Media Art and Culture exhibition to
>be held in Ogaki, Japan in March 2004. This is when the award winner and
>his/her work will be introduced to the public
>Project proposals in the field of digital art (including web art,
>interactive art, media installation, digital music, performance or other
>media art forms) are accepted.
>1. One project proposal per artist is accepted. The official language
>for all submissions is English.
>2. The proposed project must not be an already finished artwork.
>3. Total length of the project proposal: 5-7 pages, A4 format.
>4. The project proposal must include: title, 500-word abstract, concept
>of the work, project description, technical description, drawings and
>set-up plan as well as a timetable for carrying out the work during the
>6 months as artist-in-residence at IAMAS.
>5. A short biography (2-3 pages, A4) including education, career,
>exhibition list and list of activities as well as contact address
>(including telephone number and email address) and 2 passport photos are
>6. All submissions must reach IAMAS by postal mail by 12 July 2003.
>7. Download and sign the entry form
><> and send it
>along with your submission by postal mail to IAMAS:
>Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
>International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences
>3-95 Ryoke-cho Ogaki City Gifu 503-0014 Japan
>Phone. +81(0)584 75 6600 Fax. +81(0)584 75 6637
>* The award focuses on supporting young, talented people involved in
>media art.
>* The age limit for submitting artists is 35 years.
>* The award will be given to project proposals, not to finished
>* Project proposals should relate to the theme of the award.
>* The main award winner's project proposal will be carried out at IAMAS
>during a special artist-in-residence period provided by IAMAS.
>* We especially encourage submissions by artists from developing
>In our increasingly diverse societies, it is essential to ensure
>harmonious interaction among people and groups with plural, varied and
>dynamic cultural identities as well as their willingness to live
>together" (UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, 2
>November 2001)
>But how does technology shape cultural identity and how has it changed
>the way we live together? Can digital technology promote dialogue
>between people from different cultures, creating a better, fairer and
>more peaceful world where cultural diversity and tolerance prevail? And
>how can an artist's vision and sensibility reflect and contribute to
>cultural diversity and digital pluralism?
>These are the questions we want to address through the "Digital
>Pluralism - UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS". We encourage
>artists to reflect on the theme of cultural diversity, digital pluralism
>and social interaction, and to send project proposals for a media
>artwork that considers these topics and that can be realised during a
>6-month artist-in-residence period at the Institute of Advanced Media
>Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) in Gifu, Japan.
>5.) JURY <>
>An expert jury, representing the 5 cultural regions as well as UNESCO
>and IAMAS has been assembled.
>The jury members are:
>Ibrahima Ndiaye [Multimedia critic, Professor of Universite Cheikh Anta
>Diop de Dakar, Senegal]
>Eliane Ng [Independent curator specialized in contemporary and new media
>art, China]
>Latin America/Caribbean:
>Diana Domingues [Professor and Researcher at the University of Caxias do
>Sul/ CNPq, Brazil]
>Europe/North America:
>Gerfried Stocker [Director of Ars Electronica, Austria]
>Arab States:
>Azza El-Hassan [Independent filmmaker, Palestine]
>Itsuo Sakane [Founding President of IAMAS]
>Hiroshi Yoshioka [Professor of IAMAS]
>Shigeru Okada [Secretary General of the National Federation ofUNESCO
>Associations in Japan]
>Tereza Wagner [Deputy team leader for the Digi-Arts Project, Paris
>External supervisor of the jury:
>Christa Sommerer [Associate Professor of IAMAS]
>We are looking forward to receive your project proposals and to welcome
>you at IAMAS !
>Best regards
>Dr. Christa SOMMERER
>UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS
>Organizing and Program Committee
>Dr. Christa Sommerer
>Associate Professor
>IAMAS Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
>3-95 Ryoke-cho, Ogaki-shi, Gifu 503-0014, Japan
>Tel/Fax: +81-584-75-6806 or -6808
>Mobile: +81-90-5880-1801 or +81-90-8957-4524


Fwd: Interactive Arts program at Brooklyn College

Fri May 23, 2003 10:53

>Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 21:36:05 -0400
>From: "john j.a. jannone"
>The new program in Performance and Interactive Media Arts at Brooklyn
>College in New York City is now accepting applications for the Fall of
>2003. Interactive Arts is a three-semester graduate certificate program in
>collaborative, experimental, cross-disciplinary artistic production.
>The program is a cooperative project of six departments at Brooklyn
>College: Art, Computer and Information Science, Film, Television and
>Radio, Theater, and the Conservatory of Music. Interactive Arts students
>will have access to production resources within all six departments. A
>core group of 22 faculty and staff representing all six departments
>participate in the program.
>The curriculum consists of courses covering the technology, theory,
>creation, and production of multimedia and interactive artworks, with an
>emphasis on live performance.
>Exploration of the collaborative process within a community context,
>focusing on the intersection of the creative process and contemporary
>community and cultural issues, constitutes an important feature of the program.
>See the program website at for more
>Please to contact the program director, Professor John J.A. Jannone, with
>any questions or to set up a phone appointment to discuss the program:


Re: Re: RHIZOME_RARE: Mirapaul on Dietz Departure

At 08:57 PM 5/13/2003 +0100, marc.garrett wrote:
>Hi Mark,
>It seems, looking from over here in the UK that 'Net Art' in America is
>moving into the dark ages.

I wouldn't jump to that conclusion just yet. We are certainly witnessing a
retrenchment in institutional support, but these things develop in cycles.
I predict that in ten years time every major museum (and many of the
not-so-major ones) will have a signficant commitment to new media art in
some form. Meanwhile, the boundaries between new media art and other forms
of art are getting blurrier--a welcome transition, in my opinion. The walls
of the new media ghetto are crumbling. Bring 'em down!

>A power hungry governmental administration that
>is gradually closing many portals/doors for creative net adventurers
>nationally and of course internationally.

Yup. This is a bigger problem, and not just for artists.

>May be business indicatives (not
>necessarily corporate or Rockefeller based) and separate from funding
>demands can offer new answers...

Indicatives? Do you mean initiatives?

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