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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