Fw: Crossings eConference on Eduardo Kac

From: Forrest Bishop (forrestb@ix.netcom.com)
Date: Sat Oct 27 2001 - 14:25:49 MDT

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From: Mads Haahr <haahrm@cs.tcd.ie>
To: <cyberartists@u.washington.edu>
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2001 9:40 AM
Subject: CFP: Crossings eConference on Eduardo Kac

> Please find the attached CFP for short, critical pieces on an
> exhibition of transgenic artwork. Feel free to forward to anybody you
> think might be interested. Note the short length (300-2000 words) of
> contributions and the 21 November deadline.
> All the best,
> --
> Mads Haahr <Mads.Haahr@cs.tcd.ie>
> Editor-in-Chief, Crossings: Electronic Journal of Art and Technology
> http://crossings.tcd.ie/
> oOo
> Call for Contributions: eConference #1
> Crossings: Electronic Journal of Art and Technology
> 1-21 November 2001
> Eduardo Kac's 'The Eighth Day'
> Please distribute widely - Apologies for duplicates
> oOo
> Is a live glowing green mouse a work of art? Can a robot with amoebae
> for brain cells be an interactive player in an ecosystem? As we learn
> to change our world using the tools of science and technology, how is
> the world in turn changing us?
> These are just a few of the provocative questions that transgenic
> artist Eduardo Kac raises through his new work 'The Eighth Day.' The
> piece places a 'biobot' with transgenic amoeba for a brain into an
> 'ecosystem' with transgenic mice, fish and plants that contain Green
> Fluorescent Protein which causes them to glow green under UV or blue
> light. Spectators can view the system through the four-foot diameter
> Plexiglass dome or through the biobot's 'eyes' and 'ears' over the
> Internet.
> 'The Eighth Day' is the focus of the first Crossings eConference, a
> virtual gathering of attention around a well-defined topic taking
> place over a three-week period. To participate, submit a short paper
> of 300 to 2000 words relating to 'The Eighth Day' by 21 November 2001.
> Whether your perspective is biological, ecological, philosophical,
> technological, postmodern or posthuman (or none or all of the above),
> we want to read what you think about this piece. We expect Kac's work
> will provoke responses as vivid, provocative and mindboggling as the
> exhibition itself.
> The best entries will be selected for publication in Issue 1.3 of
> Crossings: Electronic Journal of Art and Technology.
> Submit entries by 21 November 2001 to: crossings@tcd.ie
> For more information, visit: http://crossings.tcd.ie/gallery/Kac/Eighth_Day/
> _________________________________________________________________________
> Crossings is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary academic journal that
> aims to explore the areas where technology and art intersect. Papers
> are encouraged on any topic related to art, technology or the
> philosophical issues raised by attempts to bridge the gap between art
> and science. Crossings is published by the University of Dublin,
> Trinity College and can be found http://crossings.tcd.ie/

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