[artinfo] Fwd: Applied Interactives presents Synthecology at NEXTFEST2005

Carol Hobson chobson at ucsd.edu
Fri Jun 24 21:23:33 CEST 2005

CRCA's new Technical Director Todd Margolis is a founding member of Applied 
Interactives premiering their new work, Synthecology, at NEXTFEST2005 in 
Chicago this weekend.  You may also contribute via the Synthecology Web 
Interface.  See details on the project website. Apologies for 
cross-postings.  cjh

>Opening June 24!
>Chicago - Applied Interactives announces Synthecology, a tele-immersive 
>collaborative project with a new architecture for virtual reality sound 
>immersion to create a garden of sonic experimentation for visitors to 
>explore and cultivate.
>Synthecology will debut at WIRED's NEXTFEST2005 in Chicago, June 24-26, 
>2005. During the festival, you will be able to visit the physical 
>installation and/or connect to the virtual installation and contribute 
>content to the project. You can experience Synthecology by visiting the 
>Future of Communication Pavillion at the Navy Pier Conference Center, June 
>24-26, 2005, 9am-6pm. You can contribute content in the form of audio to 
>the installation by visiting the project website, at 
>Synthecology is being created as a collaboration of 
><http://www.appliedinteractives.com/>Applied Interactives and students and 
>faculty from the <http://www.evl.uic.edu/index2.php>Electronic 
>Visualization Laboratory at the 
><http://tigger.uic.edu/index.html/>University of Illinois at Chicago, 
><http://www.artic.edu/saic/>The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 
><http://www.colum.edu/>Columbia College Chicago and 
>For this special event, the virtual environment of Synthecology will be 
>networked from Navy Pier in Chicago to the Electronic Visualization 
>Laboratory (EVL) at the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Advanced 
>Visualization Laboratory (AVL) at Indiana University, the Center for 
>Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) at the University of California 
>at San Diego and the Virtual Reality Studio, Department of Media Study, 
>University of Buffalo.
>Future of Communication Pavillion
>Navy Pier Conference Center, Chicago, Illinois.
>The show is open to the public between 9AM-6PM June 24-26
>Media Contact: Geoffrey Baum, Applied Interactives
><mailto:info at appliedinteractives.com?Subject=Synthecology>info at appliedinteractives.com
><http://www.appliedinteractives.com>Applied Interactives is an 
>artist-based non-profit organization that was founded in Chicago in 2001. 
>Its primary mission is to propagate virtual reality technologies and art 
>into the exhibition spaces of galleries and contemporary art museums as 
>well as into the hands of individual artists. Its secondary mission is to 
>continue to develop an art lab (a physical space) where artist members and 
>visitors can work collaboratively on large scale or immersive artworks 
>that make use of a range of interactive technologies. You can find out 
>more about Applied Interactives by visiting 
>This project was generously supported by Ellen Sandor at 
><http://www.artn.com>art(n), Tom DeFanti and Dan Sandin at the 
><http://www.evl.uic.edu>Electronic Visualization Laboratory at the 
>University of Illinois at Chicago, and <http://www.vrco.com>VRCO.


CRCA is an organized research unit of UCSD whose mission is to facilitate 
the invention of new art forms that arise out of the developments of 
digital technologies.  Current areas of interest include interactive 
networked multimedia, virtual reality, computer-spatialized audio, and live 
performance techniques for computer music and graphics.    http://crca.ucsd.edu


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