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SWITCH 21: Pacific Rim

SWITCH, the new media art journal of the CADRE Laboratory for New

of the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University is

to announce the launch of SWITCH Issue 21: Pacific Rim.

Along with Transvergence, Interactive City, and Community Domain, the=20
Pacific Rim is one of the four chosen themes for the ZeroOne/ ISEA

Festival and Symposium.  As the CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San=20
Jose State University is serving as the academic host institution for=20
the symposium and summit, SWITCH has decided to dedicate the issues=20
leading up to the festival around it=92s themes.   Issue 21 is proud

be dedicated to the Pacific Rim.

The political and economic space of the Pacific Rim represents a=20
dynamic context for innovation and creativity framed by issues of=20
economic globalization, isolationist nationalism, regional

and environmental change. Convergent practices involving art,

architecture, design, literature, theatre and music are being=20
manifested in new forms of cultural production, academic research,

information technology-based industry. The challenge of new media=20
initiatives to pragmatically address methodologies of interaction is=20
both essential and timely.

Just as the symposium poses this theme for exploration, SWITCH set

not to draw any conclusions, but rather attempts to create

between and across the Pacific Rim.  The body, code, genetics,

gaming, gender, and karaoke are some of the ideas explored by both=20
SWITCH writers and contributors from around the globe.

SWITCH Issue 21 features new writings and projects by:
+  Anne Farren and Andrew Hutchison of the Department of Design at=20
Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia
+  Adrien David Cheok and Roger Thomas Tan from the Mixed Reality

National University of Singapore=A0
+  Nancy Nowacek, Marina Zurkow, and Katie Salen from the ISEA 2006=20
City as Interface Residency Project
+ SWITCH Members: Thomas Asmuth, John Bruneau, Carlos Castellanos,=20
Bruce Gardner, Christopher Head, Sarah Lowe, Ethan Miller, James=20
Morgan, Aaron Siegel, Skyler Thomas, Arlen Thurber, and Michael=20

SWITCH is currently overseen by CADRE faculty members Rachel Beth=20
Egenhoefer and Joel Slayton.

ABOUT The Pacific Rim New Media Summit

The CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San Jose State University will=20
host a two-day pre-symposium to ISEA 2006 entitled the Pacific Rim

Media Summit co-sponsored by Leonardo. The Summit is intended to=20
explore and build interpretive bridges between institutional,=20
corporate, social and cultural enterprises with an emphasis on the=20
emergence of new media arts programs.

The Pacific Rim New Media Summit takes place August 6-8, 2006.

The ZeroOne/ ISEA 2006 Symposia takes place August 5-13, 2006 in San=20
Jose, California.


SWITCH is the new media art journal of the CADRE Laboratory for New=20
Media of the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University.

has been published on the Web since 1995. We are interested in=20
fostering a critical viewpoint on issues and developments in the=20
multiple crossovers between art and technology. Our main focus in on=20
questioning and analyzing as well as reporting and discussing these

art forms as they develop, in hopes of encouraging dialogue and=20
possible collaboration with others who are working and considering=20
similar issues.  SWITCH aims to critically evaluate developments in

and technology in order to contribute to the formation of alternative=20
viewpoints with the intention of expanding the arena in which new art=20
and technology emerge.

contact the SWITCH Team:  switch {AT} cadre.sjsu.edu
21: Pacific Rim=20

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