The New Aesthetic

The New Aesthetic: Seeing Like Digital Devices

Slowly, but increasingly definitively, our technologies and our devices are learning to see, to hear, to place themselves in the world. Phones know their location by GPS. Financial algorithms read the news and feed that knowledge back into the market. Everything has a camera in it. We are becoming acquainted with new ways of seeing: the Gods-eye view of satellites, the Kinect’s inside-out sense of the living room, the elevated car-sight of Google Street View, the facial obsessions of CCTV.

As a result, these new styles and senses recur in our art, our designs, and our products. The pixelation of low-resolution images, the rough yet distinct edges of 3D printing, the shifting layers of digital maps. In this session, the participants will give examples of these effects, products and artworks, and discuss the ways in which ways of seeing are increasingly transforming ways of making and doing.

For starters read this report ( )  from Austin, Texas by James Bridle  on the New Aesthetic panel at SXSW

Bruce Sterling wrote a fairly lengthy response here –

And responses to Bruce Sterlings response by Marius Watz, Kyle Chayka, Jonathan Minard, Greg Boreinstein, James George and KyleMcDonald are here –


Cultural Technologies – Conversations on Media, Art and Science

A list of podcasts by Benard Geogehan regarding media art and science –

Bernard Dionysius Geoghegan is a media theorist and historian of science. He works as a Wissenchaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Institut für Kulturwissenschaft at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, as part of aPROGRAM funded by the German National Science Foundation.

here is one based on Speculative Realism and object-oriented philosophy  –

Art Organizations, Journals, Research Centers, Research Organizations, Alternative Science

Big thanks go to  Stephen Wilson who originally compiled this information at


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  Major Art-Science-Technology Organizations
   Art Science Technology Research Centers
   Art Science/Technology Artist Research Groups and Industry Collaborations

(Ryohei Nakatsu, Tadao Maekawa, Naoko Tosa, Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignounneau, Hisashi Matsuse)

***For a detailed analysis of these and other art/technolgoy/science synthesis 
structures, see **Michael Century’s “Pathways to Innovation in Digital Culture
Also Michael Naimark *8Rockefeller foundation study on alternative structures

   Art Science Organizations, Information Sources
Lists of resources


   Art – Science – Technology  Galleries, Shows, Festivals
   Art  – Science/Technology Sponsors, Competitions, Academic Convergence Programs/ New Funding Initiatives
   Portals, Blogs, Discussion Threads – links to technology & art sites
   New Tech E-zines Blogs, and Organizations
   Resources/Conferences in Particular Emerging Technology Areas


   Educational Programs
   Internet culture/ cyberculture theory links
Sites exploring relationships of humanities/arts/science
   Research Centers
knowledge ecologies, network devices and document services, emerging document types, smart matter, information fabric
 List of Projects    Aspect-Oriented Programming, The Bayou Project, Digital Libraries, Digital Video Analysis, Dynamics of Computation,
Fluid Documents, High Performance Sensor Arrays  for Digital X-ray and Visible Light Imaging, HTTP-NG, Human-Computer Interaction,
Human Vision Model, Image Understanding, Interactive Information Services, Internet Ecologies Area, Inter-Language Unification — ILU,
Internet and World-Wide Web Overview, Machine Learning in Information Access, MagicLenses, Map Documentation, Model-based Computing,
MEMS, MEMS-based Active Control of Macro-Scale Objects, Metaobject Protocols, Nanotechnology, Natural Language Theory and Technology,
Open Implementation, PAIR: “PARC Artist In Residence Program”, Smart Matter, Sparrow Community-Shared Web Pages, User Interface Research,
Work Practice and Technology   Xerox PARC forums

(Perceptual Computing, Learning & Common Sense, Information & Entertainment)

        Projects:  Aesthetics and Computation, Affective Computing, Computers Seeing Action, Electronic Publishing, Epistemology and Learning,
        ,Explanation Architecture, Gesture & Narrative Language, Interactive Cinema, Machine Listening, Machine Understanding, Media and Networks,
        Micromedia, News in the Future, Nanoscale sensing, Object-Based Media, Opera of the Future, Personal Information Architecture,
        Perceptual Intelligence, Physics and Media, Sociable Media,Society of Mind,  Software Agents, Spatial Imaging Speech Interface Group,
         Synthetic Characters, Tangible Media, Visible Language Workshop,

News of the Future Group

    • Interval Research  (now defunct)
        Signal Computation, Tangible Interfaces, Human Studies, Reconfigurable Computing, Demographic / Lifestyle Studies, New Media Experiments,
         Home Media Tools, Portable / Wearable Devices, Digital Home Entertainment Systems, Electro-optic and Mechatronic Design,
         Social / Domestic Communication, and New Graphic Architecture
    • ATR(Japan) Media&Communication Lab
        Reconstruction and Creation of Communication Environments, – Communication Support, Mental Image Expression and Transmission,
        Human Communication Process, Art & Technology Project, Enhancing human-machine communication technologies

Human  Information Processing Lab HIP

Adaptive systems and intelligence, collaborative and Multimedia Systems – Natural Language Processing,
Speech Technology, Telepresence, User Interfaces, Virtual Worlds, Vision Technology, Sensecamsocio digital systems , continuous audio logs
   Patent Resources/ Innovation
   Science / Technology Magazines and E-zines
   Emerging Technology News Sources/ Alternative Science Ideas and Tools

Gadget Web Sites

  • the-gadgeteer links  (including many below)
  • The Obsessive Gadget Blog
  • GadgetSpy
  • Engadget Engadget
  • TechLore
  • Gizmag
  • HipTechBlog
  • Gizmodo
  • he Gadget Blog
  • Daily Gadget
  • Coolest Gadgets
  • Preview Gadgets
  • Gadgetwhore

** Indicates missing web links
Thanks to Darlene Dela Cruz for maintenance help
rev 04/10/10

Compiled by Stephen Wilson , Professor, CIA Program , Art Dept, San Francisco State University
###Note these links are part of the research for Wilson’s book 
Informati on Arts (MIT Press,2002) and Art,+Science Now (Thames & Hudson, 2010). Please see the book for more details about the artists, organizations, and texts listed in these links and for extended analysis of the relationship of art and research.  The links are constantly being revised and suggestions are welcomed. Feel free to use these resources but please attribute source. Copyright, 1999-2009 Stephen Wilson.

Compiled list of festivals

this content is a backup from – huge thanks go to  Stephen Wilson as credited below

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Recurring Experimental Media Fesitvals/Dates
** Note dates subject to change

submission date
show date
Japan Media Arts Festival  (Tokyo)
Feb- March
Transmediale  (Berlin)
Siggraph Art Shows (US varies)
Ars Electronica (Linz)
ISEA (International symposium of Electronic Arts) (place varies –  biennial -2008..)
V2 – DEAF (Dutch Electronic Arts Fesitval)  (Rotterdam -_biennial?
VIDA –  Art & Artificial Life International Competition (Madrid)
Rhizome commissions (New York)
Webbys  (online )
EMAF – Electronic Media Arts Fesitval

  Ars Electronica
Ars Electronica Symposia and Shows
   SIGGRAPH – Art shows at International Computer Graphics Meetings 
   ISEA- International Symposium of Electronic Arts
V2 Organization – Symposia, Exhibitions, DEAF (Dutch Electronic Arts Festival)
VIDA (Artificial Life Art Competitions – Spain)
Transmediale (Berlin)
Japan Media Arts Festival (Tokyo)
ZKM – Exhibitions, Museum, Research 
ASCI  (Art Science Collaboration Shows)
Wilson Summary of Web Art Festivals and Specific Projects
(ICC InterCommunication Center Tokyo center for new arts – journal,database,shows) 
   Digital Salon Shows (sponsored by School of Visual Arts NYC – SVA)
   International Academy of Arts and Science
   Other Museums and Institutions
   Calendars of Festivals and Shows
   Other Recurring Shows/Festivals
   Other Fesitvals & Shows

AV Fest

   Art CD Rom’s
Ars Electronica Interactive/ Hybrid
2009  HybridNatural History of the Enigma
Eduardo Kac
David Hines (UK), Joyce Hinterding (AU) New York Times Special Edition
Steve Lambert (US) member of Because We Want It
Evelina Domnitch (BY), Dmitry Gelfand (RU)

Common Flowers – Flower Commons
BCL / Georg Tremmel (AT), Shiho Fukuhara (JP)

Cosmic Revelation
a Tim Otto Roth & KASCADE Experiment (DE)

Silent Barrage
Philip Gamblen, Guy Ben-Ary, Peter Gee, Dr. Nathan Scott & Brett Murray
in collaboration with Dr. Steve Potter Lab (Dr. Steve Potter,
Douglas Swehla & Stephen Bobic) (AU/USA)

Mortal Engine
Damien Cooper, Robin Fox , Paula Levis, Gideon Obarzanek (AU),
Frieder Weiss (DE), Ben Frost (IS) / Chunky Move

Tantalum Memorial
MHarwood, Wright, Yokokoji (UK)

The Kinetic Sculpture

bios [bible]
robotlab (Matthias Gommel, Martina Haitz, Jan Zappe (DE))

Eric Gunther, Justin Manor, John Rothenberg (US) / Sosolimited

Corpora in Si(gh)te
Sota Ichikawa(JP), Max Rheiner (CH ), Ákos Maróy (HU) ,Kaoru Kobata (JP),
Satoru Higa (JP), Hajime Narukawa (JP), / doubleNegatives Architecture

The Fragmented Orchestra
Jane Grant, John Matthias, Nick Ryan (UK)

the idea of a tree
Thomas Traxler (AT)

2009  InteractiveNemo Observatorium
Lawrence Malstaf (BE), Courtesy Galerie Fortlaan 17 – Gent (BE) laughter trips at the threshold of the divine
Osman Khan, Kim Beck (US) to public
Jens Wunderling (DE) http://www.sport4minus.deRed Psi Donkey
Jens Brand (DE)

rAndom International (Stuart Wood (UK), Florian Ortkrass , Hannes Koch (DE))
& Chris O’Shea (UK)

Perpetual Storytelling Apparatus
Benjamin Maus , Julius von Bismarck (DE)

Jammer Horn
Willy Sengewald

CONNECT – feedback-driven sculpture
Andreas Muxel (AT)

Call Cutta in a box
Helgard Haug, Daniel Wetzel, Stefan Kaegi (DE)

Opera Calling
!Mediengruppe Bitnik (CH) and Sven König (DE)

Double-Taker (Snout)
Golan Levin with Lawrence Hayhurst, Steven Benders and Fannie White (US)

Future Kiss
Lenka Klimesova (CZ)

The Physical Value of Sound
Yuri Suzuki (JP)

In the Line of Sight
Daniel Sauter, Fabian Winkler (DE/US)

Watch Me!
Yasushi Noguchi, Hideyuki Ando (JP)

Ars Electronica Interactive/ Hybrid
2008  HybridPollstream – Nuage Vert
Helen Evans , Heiko Hansen / HEHE
bleu remix – Yann Marussich
micro.flow– Julius Popp
www.sphericalrobots.orgFrozen Grand Central
Charlie Todd Play
Harun Farocki / Harun Farocki Filmproduktion
www.farocki-film.deStandard Time
a work by Mark Formanek, realised by Datenstrudel

“Call <-> Response”
tEnt (Hiroya Tanaka + Macoto Cuhara)

The “Ahmad Sherif” Project,,

Thinking Machine
Martin Riches  Masahiro Miwa

Loca : Set To Discoverable
John Evans , Drew Hemment  Theo Humphries  Mike Raento

Malamp UK
Brandon Ballengée in scientific collaboration with Dr. Tim Halliday ,
Dr. Stanley Sessions , and Richard Sunter
commissioned by The Arts Catalyst

Chico MacMurtrie / Amorphic Robot Works

Mikko Hynninen

Wave (Dalay)
Alexander Ponomarev

Johannes Gees

2008  InteractiveImage Fulgurator
Julius von Bismarck (DE) plaything for the great observers at rest
Norimichi Hirakawa (JP)
ttp://counteraktiv.comAbsolut Quartet
Jeff Lieberman, Dan Paluska (US)
ltouched echo
Markus Kison (DE)

Globe Fire
Du Zhenjun (CN)

Optical Tone
Tsutomu Mutoh (JP)

Extended Cognitive Tools
Jun Fujiki (JP)

Julian Oliver (NZ/ES)

Moving Mario
Yan Kit Keith Lam (CN)

It’s fire, you can touch it
Yoko Ishii, Hiroshi Homura (JP)

Zachary Lieberman (US), Theodore Watson (UK)

LED Eyelash
Soomi Park (RK)

Richard The (DE), Gunnar Green (DE), Frédéric Eyl (FR),
Willy Sengewald (DE) / TheGreenEyl

Constraint City / the pain of everyday life
Gordan Savicic (AT/NL)

The Replenishing body
Ross Phillips (UK) / SHOWstudio

Augmented Sculpture series
Pablo Valbuena (ES)

Ars Electronica Interactive/ Hybrid
2007  InteractivePark View Hotel- Ashok Sukumaran
Seeker  – Leon Cmielewski, Josephine Starrs
Conservation of Intimacy – Bernie Lubell – Shaina Anand /
Deep Wounds -Brian Knep
Animalia Chordata – Gabriel Barcia-Colombo
Open Burble -Usman Haque (with Rolf Pixley and Seth Garlock)
White Lives on Speaker – Yoshimasa Kato, Yuichi Ito
Se Mi Sei Vicino – Sonia Cillari
Freqtric Project – Tetsuaki Baba
Digit – Julien Maire
SHO(U)T – Vincent Elka / Emosmos
SGM-Iceberg-Probe | an explorative interface -Agnes Meyer-Brandis
2007  HybridSymbioticA
Cloaca – Wim Delvoye
Biological Habitat: Breeding Spaces Technology, Made in Space
Zbigniew Oksiuta
www.oksiuta.depublic conVENience, 2006
Tabaimo (JP) Gallery Koyanagi, Tokyo
James Cohan Gallery, New York
Five Pieces of Evidence- Raqs Media Collective
Camera Lucida: Sonochemical Observatory<> – Evelina Domnitch  Dmitry Gelfand
Autoinducer_Ph-1 (cross cultural chemistry) – Andrew Gracie /hostprods, Brian Lee Yung Rowe
Exploding Camera- Julien Maire
Unreflective Mirror – Masaki Fujihata
@c + Lia- Miguel Carvalhais, Pedro Tudela, Lia <>
Day Of The Figurines- Blast Theory
Nothing Happens- Nurit Bar-Shai <>
PigeonBlog – Beatriz da Costa with Cina Hazegh and Kevin Ponto
Latent Figure Protocol- Paul Vanouse
2006Paul DeMarinis  -The Messenger
Zachary Lieberman – drawn
Evan Roth, James Powderly and the agents of the G.R.L. – Graffiti Research Lab
Joan Leandre – Retroyou Nostal(g)
Yunchul Kim (DE) – Hello, world!
Raffaello D’Andrea, Max Dean, Matt Donavan – The Robotic Chair
Arijana Kajfes – Occular Witness
Yuko Mohri, Soichiro Mihara – vexations
Alan Price (US) – Tartarus
Markus Lerner, Andre Stubbe – Outerspace
Alberto Frigo  – SOBJECT
Ryota Kimura – S.U.I.
Alvaro Cassinelli  – KHRONOS PROJECTOR
Ursula Damm (DE) – double helix swing
Techart Group  – Office Live
2004Mark Hansen, Ben Rubin  "Listening Post?"
Feng Mengbo - Ah_Q
Ken Rinaldo  - Augmented Fish Reality 
Julien Maire -  DEMI-PAS  
Barbara Musil  - Alert
Golan Levin, Zachary Lieberman, Jaap Blonk, Joan La
Barbara  - Messa di Voce  %%
Marc Downie, Paul Kaiser, Shelley Eshkar - Loops 
Daniel Sauer; Osman Khan - We interrupt your regularly scheduled program 
Amanda Parkes, Hayes Raffle - Topobo 
Severin Hofmann, David Moises  - Turing Train Terminal  
James Auger, Jimmy Loizeau, Stefan Agamanolis - Iso-phone  %%
Mark Coniglio, Dawn Stoppiello - Isadora / Future of Memory Improvisation; Future of Memory  
Miyajima Tatsuo, Tachibana Hajime - 1000 Deathclock in Paris
Nils Krüger, Andre Bernhart, Andreas Kratky, Bernd Lintermann, Joachim
Sauter, Jan Schröder - Interactive generative stage and dynamic costume %%
2005Esther Polak, Ieva Auzina und RIXC – Riga Center for New Media Culture:  “MILKproject”
Mateusz Herczka : “Life Support Systems: Vanda”
Marc Downie, Shelley Eshkar, Paul Kaiser : “how long does the subject linger on the edge of the volume…”
gravicells;  Seiko Mikami / Sota Ichikawa
Run Motherfucker Run;  RMR_organisation (Marnix de Nijs)
Intimate Transactions;   Transmute Collective
Sonic Wire Sculptor: Amit Pitaru
POD (Wind Array Cascade Machine: Qube Assemblage (Steve Heimbecker)Life: a user’s manual: Michelle Teran
glow positioning system:  Ashok Sukumaran
The Network of No_des:
Sarai Media Lab (Raqs Media Collective + Mrityunjay Chatterjee + Iram Ghufran)
Waco Resurrection:  Team Waco (Michael Wilson, Eddo Stern, Jessica Hutchins, Brody Condon, Peter Brinson, Mark Allen)
waco.c-level.ccCapture:  Kaspar T. ToeplitzInterface #4 TFT Tennis V180:  Dirk Eijsbouts 
Bondage:  Atau Tanaka
Theo Jansen:  “Strandbeest”
2003Blast Theory & Mixed Reality Lab – Can you see me now?  %%
(omnipresence of humans via wireless gps – real and virutal spaces)
Maywa Denki / Yoshimoto  Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Japan):  “Tsukuba Series”
– (custom musical instruments and performance)
Margarete Jahrmann, Max Moswitzer  –  “nybble-engine-toolZ” –  (3-d visualizer of net processes on surround screen)Ross Cooper, Jussi Ängeslevä; c/obiganimal – Last
Marie Sester – ACCESS  %%
George Legrady – Pockets Full of Memories  %%
Marcel.lí Antúnez Roca – POLPANSPERMIA S.L.
Scott Snibbe – Deep Walls  %%
Henry Newton-Dunn, Hiroaki – BlockJam  %%
James Gibson, Ryota Kuwakubo; Sony CSL, Interaction LAB & Sony Design Center – Nakano
Mark Goulthorpe; dECOi Aegis Architects – Hyposurface
Iori Nakai; NHK – Nippon Hoso Kyokai –  Streetscape
Haruo Ishii – Hyperscratch ver.12  %%
Sibylle Hauert, Daniel Reichmuth; instant city – ein elektronischer musik bau spiel automat
Agnes Meyer-Brandis – earth core laboratory and elf-scan
2002 <>David Rokeby  – ‘n-cha(n)t’  %%
Ranjit Makkuni – The Crossing Project: ‘The Crossing: Living,
Dying and Transformation in Banaras’
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer – ‘Body Movies – Relational Architecture No. 6’  %%
Luc Courchesne  – The Visitor: Living by Number  %%
Volker Morawe – PainStation
Hay Young – Body-Brush: An Interface Where Aesthetic and Technology Meet
Crispin Jones – An Invisible Force  %%
Ryota Kuwakubo – PLX
Golan Levin, Scott Gibbons, Greg Shakar, Yasmin Sohrawardy, Joerg Lehner,
Joris Gruber, Erich Semlak, Gunther Schmidl  – Dialtones (a telesymphony)
Yasuhiro Suzuki; – Digital Stadium
MEET Autorenwerkstatt Bonn Development Workshop – FX Factory
Tetsuya Mizuguchi – Rez %%
Atau Tanaka, Kasper Toeplitz – Global String
Synthetic Characters Group – Alphawolf
Michael Saup & Supreme Particles

2003 winners

association.creation “bump”
Carsten Nicolai, Marco Peljhan; Artlab Canon Inc.-Project Atol “polar”
Haruki Nishijima; IAMAS : “Remain in Light”Signwave Auto-Illustrator Ade Ward Signwave
Camera Musica Gerhard Eckel GMD – Forschungszentrum Informationstechnik
Floating Eye Hiroo Iwata University of Tsukuba
Rakugaki Keiko Takahashi Japan Electronics College
Brainball Smart Studio The Interactive Institute
you think therefore I am Magali Desbazeille, Siegfried Canto Fresnoy, studio national
des arts contemporains
zgodlocator Herwig Weiser
Autopoiesis Kenneth Rinaldo Emergent Systems
Spatial Sounds Edwin van der Heide, Marnix de Nijs
Schmarotzer – Parasites Frank Fietzek
RainDance Paul de Marinis
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer- Vectorial Elevation, Relational Architecture #4 %%
Golan Levin- Audiovisual Environment Suite  %%
Institute for Applied Autonomy-  GraffitiWriter  %%
RoboCup Federation  %%Naoko Tosa- Unconscious Flow  %%
Andrea Zapp- A Body of Water   %%
Orit Kruglanski- As Much As You Love Me (translated) %%
Jason E. Lewi- The ActiveText Project / TextOrgan  %%
Tomoko Ueyama- Watashi-chan
Rania Ho- Free Range Appliances in a Light Dill Sauce  %%
Masamichi Udagawa – Designing Experience  %%
Hart Laurent – Borderland (translated) %%
Istvan Kantor- Intercourse  %%
Jim Campbell- Experiments in Touching Color2000  %%
Difference Engine 3 – Lynn Hershman USA  %%
Landscape One – Luc Courchesne (Canada)  %%
Easel – Daniel Rozin USA  %%
Dispersion – Eric Paulos USA  %%
NYC Thought Pictures: Memories of Place – Russet Lederman USA  %%
Descartes oder die Einsamkeit der interaktiven Skulptur – Beate Garmer D %%
TRACES – Simon Penny USA  %%
metaField Maze – Bill Keays, Ron MacNeil CDN  %%
Augmented Reality Fiction – Stefan Schemat D  %%
Scanner++ – Joachim Blank, Karl Heinz Jeron D  %%
Sound Creatures Canon ARTLAB:- Kouichirou Eto J  %%
HAMSTER – symbiotic exchange of – Christoph Ebener
hoarded energy – Frank Fietzek, Uli Winters D  %%
HAZE Express – Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau A/J  %%
Maurice Benayoun/Jean-Baptiste Barrire (Frankreich) “World Skin”  %%
Christian Mller (Deutschland) “Audio Grove”  %%
Peter Broadwell/Rob Myers (USA) “Plasm: not a crime”  %%
Stephen Wilson (USA): “Crime-ZyLand”  %%
Tams Waliczky (D): “Focus”  ##
Akitsugu Maebayashi (J): “Audible Distance”  %%
Scott-Sona Snibbe (USA): “Boundary Functions  %%
Iain Mott/Mark Raszewski / Jim Sosnin (AUS): “Sound Mapping”  %%
Jim Campbell (USA): “Simultaneous Perspective”  %%
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / Will Bauer (E): “RE: Positioning Fear”  %%
Christoph Ebener / Uli Winters (D): “Byte”  %%
Rachel Strickland (USA): “Portable Effects: A Survey of
Nomadic Design Practice”
Joseph Michael (GB): “Holodeck”  %%
David Small / Tom White (USA): “A Poetic Interactive Garden”  ##
Lisa Prah (USA): “Bernadette”  %%
  1997″Music plays Images x Images play Music”
Toshio Iwai / Ryuichi Sakamoto (J)”Border Patrol”
Paul Garrin / David Rokeby (USA/CA)”The Invisible Shape of Things Past”
Joachim Sauter/Dirk Lsebrink (D)Honorary MentionKP-Ludwig John/Bertram Quosdorf (Deutschland): “Ottos Mops (trotzt)”
Mark Madel (Niederlande): “Jewelry Box”
Jon Berge (USA): “Life Journey”
Tamio Kihara/Toshihiro Anzai (Japan): “Moppet”
Knowbotic Research (Deutschland): “Anonymous Muttering”
Bill Barminski/Webster Lewin/Jerry Hesketh (USA): “The Encyclopedia
of Clamps”
Kazuhiko Hachiya (Japan): “Seeing is Believing”
Die Veteranen (Deutschland): “Venetian Deer”
Marita Liulia (Finnland): “ambitious bitch”
Jutta Kirchgeorg (USA): “The Information Age”
Stefan Zeyen (Deutschland): “Akt (Ein Portrait des Knstlers)”
Arthur Elsenaar/Remko Scha (Niederlande): “On The Expressive
Possibilities Of ….”
1996Global Interior Project
Masaki FujihataMotion Phone
Scott Sona SnibbeScavengers
Louis-Philippe Demers & Bill VornHonorary MentionHiroo Iwata – “Cross-active System”
Hachiya Kazuhiko – “Inter Dis-communication Machine”
Harwood/ARTEC – “Rehearsal of Memory”
Elizabeth Goldring /MIT – “Eye to Eye: Interactive Cybervision
Environments for the Visually Challenged”
Knut Mork/Kate Pendry/Stahl Stenslie/Marius Watz – “sense:less”
Erwin Redl – “Parallel Mesmerization of Eleven Blondes and
Eleven Brunettes by Two Computers”
Silver – “Resident”
Ronen Mintz/Brian Duggan/Jason Ditmars/Bridge Interfaces –
“Virtual Wheelchair”
Ken Feingold – “where i can see my house from here so we are”
Michel Redolfi et Luc Martinez / CIRM – “In Corpus”
Nobuya Suzuki – “Three men three legs”
Knowbotic Research – “Dialog with the Knowbotic South”
1995Ehrenpreis fr das Gesamtwerk
Tim Berners-LeeBinary Ballistic Ballet
Michael SaupPassage Sets/ One Pulls Pivots at the Tip of the Tongue
William SeamanLas Meninas
Michael TolsonHonorary Mention

Maurice Benayoun (F)
Peter dAgostino (USA)
Franz Fischnaller (I)
Peter Grucza (CDN)
Lynn Hershman (USA)
Mogens Jacobsen (DK)
Mihoko Kosugi / Asuhiko Ando (J)
Webster Lewin (USA)
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer / Will Bauer (MEX)
Jon McCormack (AUS)
Christian Mller (D)
Kirk A. Woolford (USA)

Christa/Laurent Sommerer/MignonneauKinoetic Evolution
Loren Carpenterrealtime
Honorary MentionMax Almy / Teri Yarbrow (USA)
Edward Elliott (USA)
Friedrich Frster (D)
Michael Girard / Susan Amkraut (USA)
Richard Kriesche (A)
Wolfgang Krger (D)
Brenda Laurel / Rachel Strickland (USA)
George Legrady (USA)
Patti Maes (USA)
Christian Mller (D)
Christian Mller / Rdiger Kramm (D)
Catherine Richards (CDN)

** Indicates missing web links
rev 4/10/10
thanks to Darlene Dela Cruz for maintenance help

Compiled by Stephen Wilson, Professor, CIA Program , Art Dept, San Francisco State University
###Note these links are part of the research for Wilson’s books Informati on Arts (MIT Press 2002) and Art,+Science Now (Thames & Hudson, 2010).. Please see the books for more details about the artists, organizations, and texts listed in these links and for extended analysis of the relationship of art and research.  The links are constantly being revised and suggestions are welcomed. Feel free to use these resources but please attribute source. Copyright, 1999-2009 Stephen Wilson.

Artists’ Work – websites, documentation, descriptions

A huge thanks goes to Stephen Wilson for this fantastic database of information

Be sure to take a look at this > Intersections of Art, Technology, Science & Culture – Links

And also this > Survey of Artists Working with Activated Objects, Mixed Reality, Physical Computing

Compiled by Stephen Wilson , Professor, CIA Program , Art Dept, San Francisco State University
###Note these links are part of the research for Wilson’s books Informati on Arts (MIT Press,2002) and Art, Art,+Science Now (Thames & Hudson, 2010). forthcoming). Please see the books for more details about the artists, organizations, and texts listed in these links and for extended analysis of the relationship of art and research.  The links are constantly being revised and suggestions are welcomed. Feel free to use these resources but please attribute source. Copyright, 1999-2009 Stephen Wilson.




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Electronic Arts Intermix –

Founded in 1971, Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI) is a nonprofit arts organization that is a leading international resource for video and media art. A pioneering advocate for media art and artists, EAI’s core program is the distribution and preservation of a major collection of over 3,500 new and historical video works by artists. For 40 years, EAI has fostered the creation, exhibition, distribution and preservation of video art, and more recently, digital art projects.

Video Data Bank –

Founded at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) in 1976 at the inception of the media arts movement, the Video Data Bank (VDB) is a leading resource in the United States for video by and about contemporary artists. The VDB Collections include the work of more than 550 artists and 6,000 video art titles, 2,500+ in active distribution.


Founded in 2002 as a charity and not-for-profit limited company, it builds on a lineage of predecessororganisations (The London Filmmakers Co-operative, London Video Arts and The Lux Centre) which stretches back to the 1960s. LUX is the only organisation of its kind in the UK, it represents the country’s only significant collection of artists’ film and video and is the largest distributor of such work in Europe (representing 4500 works by approximately 1500 artists from 1920s to the present day). LUX works with a large number of major institutions including museums, galleries, festivals and educational establishments, as well as directly with the public and artists. LUX receives regular revenue funding from Arts Council England.

National Film Board of Canada –

The National Film Board of Canada’s award-winning online Screening Room, featuring over 2,000 filmsexcerptstrailers and interactive works. The NFB is working to digitize its entire collection of over 13,000 titles, to make these works accessible as never before and preserve them for the future. This work was begun in 2001 with the help of Canadian Culture Online, a program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

New Media Art Archives

Rhizome ArtBase –

Founded in 1999, the Rhizome ArtBase is an online archive of new media art containing some 2139 art works, and growing. The ArtBase encompasses a vast range of project by artists all over the world that employ materials such as software, code, websites, moving images, games and browsers to aesthetics and critical ends. We welcome submissions to the ArtBase; they are reviewed by our curatorial staff on a monthly basis

Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art

Under the sponsorship of The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art serves as a research repository of new media art and resources. The curatorial vision emphasizes digital interfaces and artistic experimentation by international, independent artists. Designed as an experimental center of research and creativity, the Goldsen Archive includes materials by individual artists and collaborates on conceptual experimentation and archival strategies with international curatorial and fellowship projects.

Banff New Media Institute Program Archive

Media Research at The Banff Centre began with the establishment of the Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) in 1995. The BNMI developed to become an internationally respected arts production and research institute, with programs designed to support creative pluralism, different modes of inquiry, the production of new work, and the engagement of artists, producers, technologists, and researchers with the aesthetics and culture of new media.

Turbulence –

Turbulence is a project of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA). Now celebrating 15 years, Turbulence has commissioned over 200 works and exhibited and promoted artists’ work through its Artists Studios, Guest Curator, and Spotlight sections. As networking technologies have developed wireless capabilities and become mobile, Turbulence has remained at the forefront of the field by commissioning, exhibiting, and archiving the new hybrid networked art forms that have emerged. Turbulence works have been included in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Biennial (’00, ’02, ’04), and its Bit Streams and Data Dynamics exhibitions; Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea; C-Theory, Cornell University; Ars Electronica, Austria; International Festival of New Cinema and New Media, Montreal; European Media Arts Festival, Germany; and the Sundance Film Festival, among others. is in the process of being archived at the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. The project is discussed in Virtueel Platform Research: Archiving the Digital by Annet Dekker and Rachel Somers-Miles.

Art and Electronic Media Online Companion –


This dynamic resource complements Edward Shanken’s book Art and Electronic Media (Phaidon, 2009). The growing number of images, videos, texts, and links provided here offer additional information and multimedia documentation about work by individuals, groups, and institutions that have made valuable contributions to the discourses of electronic art. The site follows the book’s organization in seven thematic streams but can also be searched by keyword and tag-cloud links. You don’t need to register to explore content but registered users can access a rich interface to submit entries that will be considered for publication. Additional functionality and content are under development, and your contributions to that process are welcome. We hope that this resource will assist in the process of teaching and learning and are grateful for your submissions and feedback.

Software Art Archive is a software art repository, launched in January 2003. It is an open, moderated database to which people are welcome to submit projects they consider to be interesting examples of software art.

Software art is an intersection of two almost non-overlapping realms: software and art. It has a different meaning and aura in each. Software art gets its lifeblood and its techniques from living software culture and represents approaches and strategies similar to those used in the art world.

DIY Hardware Resources

Instructables –

User-created and uploaded do-it-yourself projects


Make Projects / Make Magazine –

User-created and professional DIY projects, generally higher quality & more technical than instructables


Life Hacker –

“Tips and tricks for getting things done” more general purpose DIY than art related


Hack A Day –

More technical than any of the above, hacking computer hardware, arduino, kinect, cellphone tricks and more