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SWITCH 21: Pacific Rim
http://switch.sjsu.edu

SWITCH, the new media art journal of the CADRE Laboratory for New
Media=20=

of the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University is
pleased=20=

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
2006=20=

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
to=20=

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
integrations=20=

and environmental change. Convergent practices involving art,
science,=20=

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

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
out=20=

not to draw any conclusions, but rather attempts to create
connections=20=

between and across the Pacific Rim.  The body, code, genetics,
privacy,=20=

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
Lab,=20=

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
Weisert.

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
New=20=

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.
http://isea2006.sjsu.edu/prnms.html

The ZeroOne/ ISEA 2006 Symposia takes place August 5-13, 2006 in San=20
Jose, California.
http://isea2006.sjsu.edu/



ABOUT SWITCH

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.
It=20=

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
new=20=

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
art=20=

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
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