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ELIGIBILITY: New England Residents [Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont]
WHAT: Three networked art commissions @ $3,500 to be launched/performed on Turbulence and at Art Interactive.

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CONCEPT: Net art projects are "art projects for which the Net is both a sufficient and necessary condition of viewing/ expressing/ participating" (Steve Dietz). They live in the public world of the Internet. Recently, however, wireless telecommunications technologies have enabled computation to migrate out of the desktop PC into the physical world, creating the possibility of "hybrid" networked art, works that intermingle and fuse previously discrete identities, disciplines, and/or fields of activity such as the Internet and urban space. (See the networked_performance blog--specifically the categories "Locative Media" and "Mobile Art and Culture.") Borders are disintegrating and new identities are emerging. We encourage applications by net artists and artists working on networked hybrid projects.
DEADLINE: February 28, 2006
JURORS: Julian Bleecker/bio; Michele Thursz/bio;
Helen Thorington
SELECTION CRITERIA: (1) artistic merit of the proposed project; (2) originality; (3) degree of performativity and audience participation; (4) level of programming skill and degree of technological innovation; and (5) extent of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity.

(a) Your name, email address, and web site URL (if you have one).
(b) A description of the project's core concept and how it will make creative use of digital networks (500 words maximum).
(c) Details of how the project will be realized, including what software/programming will be used. Specs for the Turbulence server are available here. You may request additional software but we cannot guarantee it.
(d) Names of collaborators, their areas of expertise, and their specific roles in the project.
(e) A project budget, including other funding sources for this project, if any.
(f) Your résumé/CV and one for each of your collaborators.
(g) Up to five examples of prior work accessible on the web.

Email submissions (the web site URL) to turbulence@turbulence.org with
NE 2 in the subject field.

Proposal Deadline: February 28, 2006
Selected Projects Announcement: March 15, 2006
Project Launch/Exhibition: October 1, 2006

CONTACT: email proposals to turbulence
CREDITS: Turbulence is a project of
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
New England Initiative II is made possible by the
LEF Foundation and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.