SCAN Symposium on Small Computers in the Arts: Nov. 7-9, 1997, Philadelphia, PA

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Subject: SCAN Symposium on Small Computers in the Arts: Nov. 7-9, 1997, Philadelphia, PA
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SCAN Symposium on Small Computers in the Arts: Nov. 7-9, 1997, Philadelphia, PA

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November 7-9, 1997

The Franklin Institute Science Museum

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Come join us for 3 days and 3 nights of presentations,
performances and an art exhibition all centered around the
applications of computer technology in the arts. This
intimate artistic gathering offers unusually abundant
opportunities to speak personally with the presenting
artists and performers, and to network with other attending

For full details, see the web site at or write or call for a copy
of the brochure (contact information below).

Preliminary SCHEDULE:

Thursday, November 6th 7pm Reception

Friday, November 7th 8:30am Registration
9am-4pm Presentations, demos, workshops
4pm-7pm Art exhibit opens
8pm Jaron Lanier's VR Lecture/Performance

Saturday, November 8th 9am-6pm Presentations, demos, workshops
8pm Concert and dance performances

Sunday, November 9th 9am-4pm Presentations, demos, workshops

REGISTRATION information:

Full symposium (3 days): $125; $40 for student with ID
One day: $55, $20 for student with ID

Jaron Lanier performance: $12.50 or $10 (represents a 50%
discount for SCAN attendees), available from UPSTAGES at
(215) 569-9700.

Please make check payable to SCAN
SCAN, 209 Upland Road, Merion Station, PA 19066-1821
For more info, call Misako Scott at (610) 664-3417
or email

PRESENTATIONS will include (subject to change):

Minute Variations
--Lawrence Fritts, Director, Electronic Music Studios

SUPER Computers in the Arts
--Laura Giannitrapani, Manager of Graphics Consulting,
Scientific Computing and Visualization, Boston University

GRAMMATRON: Hypertext Fiction On The Web
MARK AMERIKA, author of The Kafka Chronicles and Sexual
--Blood, founder and publisher of Alt-X online magazine

Artistic Collaborative and Educational Possibilities Using
Interactive Multimedia-Dance
--A. William Smith, Ph.D., Ohio State University

Sculptural Form & Space And Boolean Algebra
--Timothy Duffield, Sculptor and Landscape Architect
--Robert Michael Smith, Sculptor

BYTES of Bryant Park: From Cyberspace to Performance Space
--Steve Koplowitz, director, choreographer

The First Wave: Art that is defining the pallet of the Web
--George Thompson, publisher Electronic Alchemy, Director of
the isual Arts and Music Program at Johnson County Community
College, KC, MO

Computer Aided Design for Handmade Sculpture
--Rod McCormick, Sculptor, Metalsmith, Chair Crafts Dept.,
University of the Arts, Phila, PA

Lisa: Using Motion Sensing And Realtime Sound Sampling
Systems In Performance
--Richard Povall, Chair Timara Dept., Oberlin College
Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio

Creating Digital Sculpture
--Bruce Wands, Chair of the Computer Art Department and
Director Computer Education, School of isual Arts, NYC, and
Peter Terezakis, Instructor Electrical Engineering for
Artists, Digital Sculpture, and Advanced Computer Systems,
School of Visual Arts, NYC

...and a performance by Jaron Lanier, Virtual Reality Pioneer.

SCAN: Small Computers in the Arts Network, Philadelphia, PA

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== Contacts:
== Misako Scott, -- conference info and registration
== Ranjit Bhatnagar, -- web site and mailing list help