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Rachel Beth Egenhoefer on Mon, 9 Jan 2006 20:26:28 +0100 (CET)

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SWITCH issue 21: Pacific Rim

SWITCH, the new media art journal of the CADRE Laboratory for New Media
of the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University is pleased
to announce the launch of SWITCH Issue 21: Pacific Rim.

Along with Transvergence, Interactive City, and Community Domain, the
Pacific Rim is one of the four chosen themes for the ZeroOne/ ISEA 2006
Festival and Symposium.  As the CADRE Laboratory for New Media at San
Jose State University is serving as the academic host institution for
the symposium and summit, SWITCH has decided to dedicate the issues
leading up to the festival around it92s themes.   Issue 21 is proud to
be dedicated to the Pacific Rim.

The political and economic space of the Pacific Rim represents a
dynamic context for innovation and creativity framed by issues of
economic globalization, isolationist nationalism, regional integrations
and environmental change. Convergent practices involving art, science,
architecture, design, literature, theatre and music are being
manifested in new forms of cultural production, academic research, and
information technology-based industry. The challenge of new media
initiatives to pragmatically address methodologies of interaction is
both essential and timely.

Just as the symposium poses this theme for exploration, SWITCH set out
not to draw any conclusions, but rather attempts to create connections
between and across the Pacific Rim.  The body, code, genetics, privacy,
gaming, gender, and karaoke are some of the ideas explored by both
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
Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia
+  Adrien David Cheok and Roger Thomas Tan from the Mixed Reality Lab,

National University of SingaporeA0
+  Nancy Nowacek, Marina Zurkow, and Katie Salen from the ISEA 2006
City as Interface Residency Project
+ SWITCH Members: Thomas Asmuth, John Bruneau, Carlos Castellanos,
Bruce Gardner, Christopher Head, Sarah Lowe, Ethan Miller, James
Morgan, Aaron Siegel, Skyler Thomas, Arlen Thurber, and Michael

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

ABOUT The Pacific Rim New Media Summit

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

Media Summit co-sponsored by Leonardo. The Summit is intended to
explore and build interpretive bridges between institutional,
corporate, social and cultural enterprises with an emphasis on the
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
Jose, California.


SWITCH is the new media art journal of the CADRE Laboratory for New
Media of the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University. It
has been published on the Web since 1995. We are interested in
fostering a critical viewpoint on issues and developments in the
multiple crossovers between art and technology. Our main focus in on
questioning and analyzing as well as reporting and discussing these new
art forms as they develop, in hopes of encouraging dialogue and
possible collaboration with others who are working and considering
similar issues.  SWITCH aims to critically evaluate developments in art
and technology in order to contribute to the formation of alternative
viewpoints with the intention of expanding the arena in which new art
and technology emerge.

contact the SWITCH Team:  switch {AT} cadre.sjsu.edu
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