[ISDC2006] Invitation to Participate in Space Art Track Communication

Frank Pietronigro, Interdisciplinary Artist newpov at sbcglobal.net
Sun Jan 15 17:19:00 EST 2006


The following communication is being sent out to invite participation in 
the Space Art Track.

We invite you to join us for and participate in a Space Art Track held 
as a part of the proceedings of the 25th International Space Development 
Conference 2006, co-sponsored by the National Space Society and the 
Planetary Society, taking place May 4 - 7, 2006, at the Sheraton Gateway 
Hotel at Los Angeles International Airport In Los Angeles, California.

This email will provide you with information on conference registration, 
presentation, exhibition and volunteer opportunities.

The Zero Gravity Arts Consortium’s (ZGAC) International Conference 
Program in collaboration with the STUDIO For Creative Inquiry at the 
College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University will help organize 
this Space Art Track, with Lowry Burgess and Frank Pietronigro serving 
the community as Co-Chairs. Based in part upon the program model that 
was created to support the Workshop for Space Artist’s Residencies and 
Collaborations, that took place February 2005 at Carnegie Mellon 
University West at the NASA Ames Research, it is our intention that 
internet, private working sessions and public activities take place as a 
part of the Space Art Track.


FOR CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION PLEASE VISIT:

http://isdc.nss.org/2006/register.html


INVITATION TO PRESENT - ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2006
(Note: the deadline of February 1, 2006 listed on the ISDC website will 
be extended and please note that the Co-Chairs cannot fund participant 
travel fees).


To submit an abstract please visit the conference website at:

http://isdc2005.xisp.net/~kmiller/isdc_archive/


We seek abstracts for presentations that relate to any of one of the 
three following topics:

1. In the spirit of the theme of the 25th International Space 
Development Conference “Exploring New Worlds” we seek presentations that 
relate to the fortification of participation in space art projects and 
collaborations that include the diversity and cultural richness of our 
global community as reflected in the population of the conference’s host 
city Los Angeles. The Space Art practice is a global, human cultural 
endeavor that transcends national boundaries and as artists we are 
“Exploring New Worlds” in order to create our work. All human experience 
the force of gravity and people from all parts of the world look up to 
the sky, from their unique cultural viewpoints.

2. Presentations that relate to the theme “Gravity Pulse” may also be 
used as a guide during the development of presentation abstracts.

Gravity Pulse is a theme for proposed alternating gravity flight 
campaigns formed to embrace all of the acceleration conditions of 
parabolic flight: 1G earth gravity , microgravity, and above 1G 
acceleration states. It is meant to extend the range of artistic 
creativity and meditation on the interacting continuum between 
microgravity and the other two states present in an experimental 
parabolic flight.

The alternating gravity / acceleration continuum can also be understood 
and experienced as an alternating energy/experience and an overwhelming 
and defining force for a completely new physical, psychological and 
psychic creative environment.

3. Presentations that relate to the implementation of and/or continue to 
refine the report, The Arts and Space Culture: The Common Ground of 
Creativity. Your presentation should elaborate upon or address one or 
more of the key areas of that report including: Residencies, 
Collaborations, Funding, Bringing Space Art to the Broader Public, 
Education, and Archiving, Chronologies, Bibliographies, Databases and 
Scholarship. This report resulted from the February 2005 workshop and a 
copy can be found on the Community Zero / Spaceculture website located at:

http://www.communityzero.com/spaceculture

If you are not a member of Community Zero / Spaceculture and would like 
to obtain a copy of the report please email frankp at andrew.cmu.edu (use 
Community Zero in the subject line) and you will receive an invitation 
to join Community Zero / Spaceculture.

Everyone submitting abstracts will be contacted by March 1, 2006.


SPACE ART EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2006

Members of the International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA) 
are invited to contact Jon Ramer along with other artists interested in 
exhibiting paintings, illustrations or other two dimensional space 
artworks for the proposed ISDC2006 Space Art Track Exhibition.

We also invite artists to exhibit interdisciplinary, new media and other 
space art projects to contact Jon Ramer at ramerj at att.net

All artists proposing should email a .jpg, contact and biographical 
information including the:
Title
Description
Size
Format

Please be sure to include .jpgs of the work you wish to show.


Jean Luc Soret, President of Space Art One and Curator of the 
International @rt Outsiders Festival, is interested in reviewing 
proposals to exhibit documentation of new works that relate to the theme 
of space and electromagnetism. Please contact Jean Luc at 
soret at art-outsiders.com

Please email your contact and biographical information to Jean Luc Soret 
along with the:
Title
Description of Your Project
Format


All artists will be contacted by March 1, 2006 regarding your request to 
exhibit work in the Space Art Track Exhibition of the 25th International 
Space Development Conference.

The Space Art Track Exhibition Committee includes: Lowry Burgess, Sam 
Coniglio (Los Angeles artists liaison), Jean Luc Soret (Space and 
Electromagnetism) Jon Ramer (IAAA Exhibit) and Chris Robinson. Lorelei 
Lisowsky will serve on the committee as an advisor and as ZGAC Parabolic 
Flight for Artist liaison.


SPACE ART SCREENING OPPORTUNITIES – DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 15, 2006

Members of the international space art community have an opportunity to 
raise the level of awareness about their organizations and projects as 
well as inspire the scientists, space agency officials, space tourism 
advocates and other key stakeholders who will be attending the 25th 
International Space Development Conference.

You are invited to submit a request to screen video documentation. 
Please email frankp at andrew.cmu.edu no later than February 15, 2006. (Add 
‘ISDC Screening’ in the Subject Line).

Email your contact information, affiliations and biographical 
information along with the:
Title
Description
Format
TRT of the content you would like to screen.

You will be contacted by March 1, 2006 regarding your request to screen 
video documentation.


SPACE ART TRACK VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Please contact frankp at andrew.cmu.edu (Use ‘ISDC Volunteer’ in the 
Subject Line) if you would like to volunteer to help in the following 
areas.

TITLE:
Space Art Track / ISDC Program Liaison
Space Art Track Scheduling Support Staff
Space Art Track On-site Exhibition Support Staff
Space Art Track Screenings Manager
Space Art Screening Technical Support Staff
Space Art Track On-site Documentation Support Staff (Film, Video, 
Photography)
Space Art Track International Participation Outreach Coordinator
International Arts Community Outreach Coordinator
National Arts Community Outreach Coordinator

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS:

Space Art Track / ISDC Program Liaison
This person will support the Space Art Track team as a liaison between 
the ISDC Program Book Staff and the Space Art Track Co-Chairs to gather 
all Space Art Track information for inclusion in the ISDC Program Book. 
This person will compile and edit all program information.

Space Art Track Scheduling Support Staff
This person will support the Space Art Track Co-Chairs with all 
scheduling details.

Space Art Track On-site Exhibition Support Staff
These people will support the Space Art Track Exhibition Committee on 
site in Los Angeles with shipping and receiving, exhibition set up, 
signage, and exhibition strike.

Space Art Track Screenings Manager
This person will work directly with the Co-Chairs and manage all aspects 
of the Space Art Track screenings.

Space Art Screening Technical Support Staff
This person will work directly with the Space Art Track Screenings 
Manager in Los Angeles to help run the program tapes and address any 
technical problems as they arise. This person will work as a liaison 
between the Space Art Track and the ISDC conference hotel AV facilities 
staff.

Space Art Track On-site Documentation Support Staff (Video / Photography)
These people will assist with all aspects of Space Art Track 
documentation identifying key features and program highlights and then 
setting up the documentation systems to catalogue those events using 
video and photography.

Space Art Track International Participation Outreach Coordinator
This person will support the Space Art Track team by identifying and 
inviting participants from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, China, 
Central America, Japan, Russia, India, South America, and Australia.

International and National Arts Community Outreach Coordinator
This person will support the Space Art Track team by identifying and 
inviting participants from museums, art publications, and other key arts 
institutions.

In closing, we wish to say that it is our vision, as Co-Chairs, that 
many different cultural points of view, including yours, are represented 
in our Space Art Track. We sincerely hope that you accept our invitation 
to join us in Los Angeles, May 4-7, 2006 and we appreciate your 
consideration. Please feel free to contact us if you any questions.

Sincerely,
Lowry Burgess and Frank Pietronigro
Co-Chairs
Space Art Track

International Space Development Conference 2006
http://isdc.nss.org/2006/

Lowry Burgess (lb30 at andrew.cmu.edu), Professor of Art, STUDIO For 
Creative Inquiry
College of Fine Arts, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Frank Pietronigro (frank at pietronigro.com), Co-Founder and Project 
Director, Zero Gravity Arts Consortium, San Francisco, CA


SPACE ART TRACK SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS

The National Space Society
The Planetary Society
The STUDIO For Creative Inquiry at the College of Fine Arts, Carnegie 
Mellon University
Zero Gravity Arts Consortium
Zero Gravity Corporation


AFFILIATE / COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS

The Arts Catalyst, London, United Kingdom
California Space Grant Consortium, United States
Exequo, the Open Broadcast Network, London, United Kingdom
Foundation for Space Exploration, United States
General Orbital Corporation, United States
Goianesia Communities, Brazil
International Association of Astronomical Artists, Canada
ItauLab - Itau Cultural Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Itau Cultural, Brazil
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Space Environment Utilization 
Center, Utilization Planning and Integration Office, Japan
Lateq/UnB – Laboratory of Applied Chemistry from the University of 
Brasilia, Brazil
Leonardo / OLATS, France
Leonardo Space Arts Working Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and 
Astronautics, United States
New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program, United States
Philcorp, United States
San Francisco Art Institute, Center for Art+Science, United States
Skedio, Brazil
Texas Space Grant Consortium, University of Texas Center For Space 
Research, United States
University of California Santa Barbara Media Arts and Technology 
Department, United States
University of South Carolina, Art Department, United States
Space Art One, France
Zavod Projekt Atol Institute, Slovenia
Zero G Arts Lab, United Kingdom

ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Annick Bureaud
Leonardo/Olats

James D. Burke
International Space University

Marcos Cuzziol
ItauLab - Itau Cultural Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Burke Fort
President, Foundation For Space Exploration and Director, Texas Space 
Grant Consortium, University of Texas Center For Space Research

Dr. Holly Henry
California State University, San Bernardino Member of Space Generation 
Advisory Council

Jeffrey Hoffman
Former NASA Astronaut

Bettyann Holtzmann Kevles
The Planetary Society Member
Professor of History, Yale University

Marko Peljhan
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of 
California, Santa Barbara, Director Projekt Atol

Richard Lowenberg
Radlab

Roger Malina
International Academy of Astronautics

Margaret Myers
STUDIO For Creative Inquiry, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon 
University

Dr. Dava J. Newman
Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, 
Director of Technology and Policy Program, MacVicar Faculty Fellow, 
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology

David Raitt
Senior Technology Transfer Officer, European Space Agency

Jon Ramer
International Association of Astronomical Artists (IAAA)

Douglas Rushkoff
New York University, Interactive Telecommunications Program

Jean Luc Soret
Space Art One

Nicola Triscott
The Arts Catalyst

Meredith Tromble
San Francisco Art Institute, Center for Art+Science

Mike Wiskerchen
California Space Grant Consortium

Arthur Woods
The OURS Foundation

Tsutomu Yamanaka
Senior Researcher
Space Environment Utilization Center
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency




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