Monday, August 17, 2009

[Yasmin_announcements] Leonardo Siggraph collaboration 2010: TouchPoint: The Haptic Exchange Between Digits

Leonardo and Siggraph are collaborating again in 2010

The 2009 collaboration resulted in the Leonardo Special issue


For the 2010 collaboration the theme for the Art Show is:

TouchPoint: The Haptic Exchange Between Digits


The SIGGRAPH 2010 juried art exhibition showcases work by artists who
physically engage technology in their creative process. Beyond the
sense of sight, the exhibition brings together creative works that
investigate, celebrate, and critique the polysensory nature of human
experience in a digitally enhanced environment.

The exhibition investigates the permeable membrane of the digital
interface, where we use an array of tools to materialize and visualize
future artifacts of creative expression. Integral to the work is human
haptic connection in computer-based artwork, involving the "viewer"
and/or the artist through a unique physical interface.

Neural networks extend throughout the human body, connecting our
consciousness to the sensory environment. The lightest touch of a
fingertip blends the seeming separation between self and other. The
memory of such experiences is tacit and stored somewhere between the
point of contact and cognizance. Physical memory is a product of our
polysensory systems, an integrated and constant mapping of the world
through the synthesis of multiple data streams creating tacit

By integrating polysensory experiences, a more thorough marriage
between internal processing and external experience develops a shared
identity with the work - a physical memory of tacit experience -
between the maker and the made, between the user and the artifact,
between the audience and the bard. The user or viewer or participant
becomes an integral part of the manifestation of the artwork. The
exhibition becomes an interactive environment where the viewer
wonders: "What would it look like if I was driving the train?"

Works exhibited in TouchPoint will be published in a special issue of
Leonardo, the Journal of the International Society of the Arts,
Sciences and Technology. The issue will also include the SIGGRAPH 2010
Art Papers. Publication of this special issue coincides with SIGGRAPH

Complete information on how to submit art to SIGGRAPH 2010 DEADLINE FEB 12 2010

Richard Elaver
Juried Art Chair
Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

There is also a call for art papers which do not need to be connected
to the art show theme:

DEADLINE 7 January 2010
SIGGRAPH 2010, in collaboration with Leonardo/ISAST, honors not only
artists and artwork, but also the process of making art and its place
in society. We present papers that illuminate and explore how people
understand the changing roles of artists and art-making in our
increasingly, networked, multi-sensory, online world.

In addition to the core topics of the digital arts and interactive
techniques of SIGGRAPH 2010, Art Papers explore the theme of SIGGRAPH
2010's juried art gallery, TouchPoint: Haptic Exchange Between Digits.
Authors present Art Papers in 20-minute sessions with five minutes of
Q&A. The papers can be submitted in four categories - Applications,
Monograph, Project, or Survey - and will be published in a special
issue of Leonardo, The Journal of the International Society of the
Arts, Sciences and Technology, The issue also includes visual
documentation of the works exhibited in TouchPoint: Haptic Exchange
Between Digits. Publication of this second special issue coincides
with SIGGRAPH 2010.

Lira Nikolovska
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