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 Medi {AT} terra 2002
> 4th International Art and Technology Festival
> New Platforms of Spectacle, Communication and Resistance
> 6-15 December 2002
> Call for projects
> If "the medium was the message", the platform is the message of the
> and
> the weakening of the message.
> "Platform" is the combination of technology, a new way of thinking about
> meeting
> needs, and the vision of a group of people who are preparing a "space" in
> which
> to invite interested persons to develop their own ideas.=20
> If the late 20th century was characterized by McLuhan=92s maxim "the
> is the
> message", the beginning of the next one can be characterized as follows:
> "We are
> preparing new platforms for new messages".=20
> With these thoughts in mind, and with all possibilities open, we are=
>  exploring
> and challenging new platforms by touching (or clicking on) all matters of
> interest, from growing new pop art (SMS) to the entertainment field
> (feature-length video art, interactive theatre) and technological=
>  development
> (smart agents).=20
> And finally, in this new situation, given the chance to talk about the
> past, we
> pay homage to individuals or even machines that have already marked the
> history
> of the digital culture.=20
> We believe that a new idea cannot exist unless it is preceded by a new
> platform
> to host it and this is essentially what determines the way a society=
>  evolves.
> There are times when evolution is characterized by the destruction of the
> platform, but not the ideas; and others when even though the platforms
> been torn down, and ideas are homeless, new platforms are nevertheless=
>  created
> and new ideas generated.=20
> The period that our culture is now passing through belongs to the second
> instance. Therefore, acts of renewal or resistance can be primarily=
>  described
> as the creation or testing of new platforms and not dispute of a system
> that is
> already as empty as a discarded snake skin.=20
> Nor is it accidental, that the word "platform" in the industrial world
> describes the space between where you are and the means of transportation
> (train, boat) you are about to board to go elsewhere. To board a plane or=
>  boat
> you must first cross the platform=85
> The new platforms then are the landing-stages for the long journey
>  is
> embarking on... The question is who will be boarding and who will stay=
>  behind
> and watch the ship pull out=85
> Manthos Santorineos=20
> Artistic Director of Medi {AT} terra Festival
>    =20
> Feature Length Digital Video=20
> Streaming Video
> The advent of DV technology offers new tools to film and video makers.
> tools are making it possible to produce high quality films cheaply and
> independently of the industry monoliths that currently determine what we
> see. The new lightweight cameras, streaming technology, and DV technology=
>  have
> brought a new lightness of touch to all aspects of the moving image from
> production through to distribution. And a new relationship has been
> between creativity, technology and the digital industry, in the search for
> new aesthetic and financial basis for film and video makers.=20
> Conditions for entry  =20
> The work must have been produced within the past two years.=20
> Works shall be in English or with English subtitles=20
> Just one work per candidate can be accepted in each category=20
> The works may have been presented in other festivals.=20
> Each work should be accompanied by a. the entry form, b. a synopsis, c. a
> short
> CV of the artist, d. Some stills, images in TIFF or JPEG mode, submitted
> digital format, saved on a floppy, on a CD ROM, or as email attachments
> (please
> note: texts should be in Word for Windows)=20
> Pre-selection will be made by the programming committee for Medi {AT} terra
> =20
> No originals must be submitted, as materials will not be returned. The
> will become part of the Fournos Archive. Artists reserve all artistic and
> commercial rights to their works, and for any future use or presentation
> the
> works, their permission is needed.=20
> Fournos and Medi {AT} terra festival reserve the right to publish the submitted
> material for the promotion needs of the festival.=20
> Please also note the following
> The feature-length digital video should  =20
> be a minimum of 50 min.=20
> be sent in DV or DVD format. For the preliminary selection VHS tapes are=
>  also
> accepted.=20
> not be a made-for-TV production. Co-production is accepted. =20
> The streaming videos should be  =20
> a maximum of 5-10 min.=20
> sent in DV or DVD format, but also the exact URL location should be
> indicated. =20
>  =20
> Artificial Entities=20
> Since the early nineties, the interdisciplinary fields of art, science and
> technology have created a different platform for research, collaboration
> creation. This generates works that encourage audience participation,
> continuous change and evolution. These could be interactive artificial
> intelligence environments, autonomous and advanced robotics and
> agents. The features we are looking for are innovation, autonomy,
> interactivity, as well as the subjective adjustment and interpretation
> suggest to the user/viewer allowing him to become a user/ co-creator. The=
>  aim
> of creating autonomous virtual characters that pose and realize goals,=
>  develop
> actions, are influenced by the changes in the environment and then adjust=
>  it,
> gives a new dimension in the space of art.=20
>  =20
> Conditions for entry  =20
> Each work shall be submitted in one of the following forms:=20
> 1. video documentation (DV, VHS tape in Pal or Secam). The maximum length
> shall
> be 15 minutes and it should have an English-language description, either
> voice-over narration or accompanying text.=20
> 2. of an executable (.exe) file saved in a CD ROM, accompanied by a
> description
> and the instructions for use in English
> 3. any type of software that can be run on a "standard" PC, accompanied by
> description and the instructions for use in English. =20
>    =20
> Only one work per candidate is accepted in each category.=20
> The works may have been presented in other festivals.=20
> Each work should be accompanied by a. the entry form, b. a synopsis, c. a
> short
> CV of the artist, d. Some stills, images in TIFF or JPEG mode and e. a
> technical description of the work, with a reference to all the technical
> requirements that should be met by the steering committee.=20
> Preselection of works will be made by the programming committee of the
> festival, representing Medi {AT} terra 02.=20
> Fournos and Medi {AT} terra festival reserve the right to publish the works
> submitted for the promotion needs of the festival. =20
>  =20
> Awards
> One prize of 9.000 Euros for the best Feature Length Digital Video
> One prize of 4.000 Euros for the best project from the Artificial Entities
> One prize of 1.500 Euros for the best Streaming Video
> A call for SMS will also follow soon!
> Deadline
> 20 October 2002
> How to participate
> Please print attached file or download and print the entry form from
> http://www.mediaterra.org and send it along with the material required
>  its
> category to:
> Center for the Art and the New Technologies
> Mavromichali 168
> 114 72 Athens
> Greece
> For more information=20
> Please contact Eleni Kouvari, In Charge of Communication by telephone on=
>  +3010
> 6460748, +3010 6420451 or via email at info {AT} fournos-culture.gr=20
> Medi {AT} terrra 2002, International Art and Technology Festival is organized
> Fournos, Center for the Art and the New Technologies and the Hellenic=
>  Ministry
> of Culture.
> Medi {AT} terra 2002 - Steering Committee=20
> Dodo Santorineos, Director of Fournos & Medi {AT} terra Festival
> Manthos Santorineos, Artistic Director of Fournos & Medi {AT} terra Festival
> Maria X, Curator of Fournos
> Dimos Dimitriou, Artist=20
> John Kontos, Professor of Artificial Intelligence at the Department of
> Methodology, History and Theory of Science, U. of Athens
> Maria Roussou, Head of the Virtual Reality Department, Foundation of the
> Hellenic World
> Maria Bouligaraki, Researcher in Information Science, University of Athens
> Daphne Dragona, Coordinator for Fournos & Medi {AT} terra Festival
>  =20
> Special Advisors
> Zoe Kazazaki, Head of the International Organizations Department, Hellenic
> Ministry of Culture
> Maria Maragou, Director of Rethimnon Contemporary Art Center=20
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