will take place in the UC San Diego, Atkinson Hall Auditorium, Tuesday, December 2 at 5:30 p.m.
Artist Sheldon Brown, Calit2’s Artist in Residence and Director of CRCA, will discuss the genesis of the project "Scalable City" and its multiple incarnations. Accompanying him will be writers Geoff Ryman and Kim Stanley Robinson. This creative trio will be seated on stage while the images and progression of "Scalable City" is being projected in 4K video behind them.
The evening will include UK-based Ryman, current Writer in Residence at CRCA, presenting the premiere of his new short story, “Care,” which is set in the world of the Scalable City. Ryman describes Brown's piece as a “breathtakingly visual” artwork. Ryman will also read from his just-published novel, “The King's Last Song.”
Kim Stanley Robinson, a distinguished science-fiction author and graduate of UC San Diego, will be reading from his Orange County trilogy, set before a background of early digital artwork of Sheldon Brown.
ATLAS in Silico, a collaboration, and Scalable City by Sheldon Brown, are featured installations at the new exhibit 'DIGITALEYES 2008: New Esthetic Dimensions in Computer Visualization Technology' in Los Angeles running from November 6 thru Jan 18, 2009 in the South Gallery.
Scheduled events include a Conversation with the Artists Saturday November 15 at 2pm, December 5 at 7pm, and January 10 at 2pm.
A free family Animation Festival and Workshop is 12/14 from 1 - 4pm.
Additional digital works include a selection from the ACM SIGGRAPH Traveling Art Show from SIGGRAPH 2007.
Multiplicities: An Inter-Arts Telematic Performance
Date: October 25th, 2008
Time: 8 p.m.
Location: Black Box Theater at the Visual Arts Facility on the UCSD campus, and Auditorium in the CALIT2 builind on the campus of UC Irvine
This multi-art experience will feature original music compositions, live painting and dance collaborations from two locations simultaneously. Five performers will be working in real time using advanced internet technologies to bring their work together.
Featured performers at the two sites, are:
In Irvine: Oguri, dance; Myra Melford, piano; and Michael Dessen, trombone.
In San Diego: Mark Dresser, bass; and Nancy Ostrovsky, painting.
Event is free and open to the public.
The event will be broadcast in Quicktime, live starting at 7pm Oct. 25th. [more...]
Virtual Unreality, Interactive Digital Artworks Using Game Technology. Three Internationally-Known Artists Embrace the Unreality of Virtual Spaces. September 14 through January 7, 2008
Our world is edging more and more towards digital environments. What are the societal and cultural implications? Does it change the way we think? The way we feel? Virtual Unreality, a new interactive exhibition in the Exploratorium’s Seeing Gallery, brings together three digital artworks by internationally-known artists that use game technology to explore the unreality of virtual landscapes. The works are Life Spacies II by Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau, Scalable Cities by Sheldon Brown, and Oceans (2000-2007) by Dan Torop. Virtual Unreality is open to the public from September 14, 2007-January 7, 2008.