<TITLE>Canada Council - Media Art on the Web</TITLE>
Hello members of Xchange!<BR>
I am currently doing a bit of research on behalf of the Canada Council for the Arts. We are looking at web dissemination of media art works (film, video, audio, and web art). I'm focusing on initiatives outside of Canada that could serve as models, examples, or prototypes for Canadian artists.<BR>
You will find a very short questionnaire and a description of the Canada Council's project below. I hope you will take a few minutes to reply -your input and experience would be invaluable to media artists in Canada! <BR>
Please feel free to circulate &nbsp;to (or let me know of) others with initiatives using the web to present media art that could be of interest to Canadian artists. <BR>
If possible, I would like responses to the questionnaire by January 23rd<BR>
all the very best,<BR>
katarina soukup<BR>
For: Canadian and international distributors of: film, video, audio, and web-based work.<BR>
Re: &nbsp;Web streaming activities and initiatives</B> <BR>
Please send your replies to Katarina Soukup<BR>
<FONT COLOR="#0000FF"><U>katbird@xxxxxxxxxx</U></FONT> <BR>
by January 23, 2001<BR>
PART 1 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;IDENTIFICATION <BR>
1. Who do you represent? What is your constituency? How do you identify/select artists? How large is your membership?<BR>
2. What is your structure? (ie artist run center, not for profit, commercial, web-based exclusively, etc)<BR>
3. What is the reach of your distribution? Can you define your audience?<BR>
1. What type of work is being digitized now and what are the technical considerations?<BR>
2. Are you currently streaming work?<BR>
3. Has using the web to present works enabled you to experiment with interactivity? If so, how?<BR>
4. Are you involved with any broadband (high speed Internet) projects?<BR>
PART 3 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;IMMEDIATE PLANS<BR>
1. What are your immediate plans for streaming? What type of work?<BR>
2. What are your priorities?<BR>
3. What is your timeline?<BR>
PART 4 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;BARRIERS/CHALLENGES/GAPS<BR>
1. What are your biggest challenges to meeting both short and long term plans for streaming work? (technical? copyright? e-commerce etc.)<BR>
2. What resources would you need?<BR>
3. Any other issues? <BR>
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</H5><FONT SIZE="2"><B>Objective:</B> To consolidate and support the efforts of Canadian media artists to ensure they have an informed, active presence in Web dissemination.<BR>
<B>Background:</B> From June 1998 to February 2000, Internet usage by people under 25 years increased from 55% to 84% (©Ekos Research Associates Inc.). Peter J. Nicholson, the Chief Strategy officer at Bell Canada Enterprises, recently ventured that &quot;it is only a matter of bandwidth before the Web fulfils its multimedia destiny&quot; and is able to deliver movies as easily as it now does text and music. In the United States, the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (Namac) estimates that within three years <I>&quot;audience expectations regarding ... interactive media, and the infrastructure designed to deliver it, will become resistant to alternative structures and experiences.&quot;<BR>
</I>The potential for creation and distribution of media artwork over the Web is enormous, audiences¹ appetite for receiving work over the Web is growing, but there is a narrow window of opportunity within which to carve a meaningful presence for artists. <BR>
The Media Arts Section of the Canada Council for the Arts is interested in both the distribution of work that was not originally produced for the Web (videotapes and film, audio works) and work that only exists in the Web environment (Web movies, work with hypertext links). <BR>
</FONT><H5>The Media Arts Section plans to:<BR>
</H5><FONT SIZE="2">1. Study: consolidate information regarding current practices, challenges and opportunities, enrich it with international research and test it with government and private sector partners. (January ­February 2001)<BR>
2. Discuss and develop: bring together members of the community and key partners in a working group to develop a work plan. (May 2001)<BR>
3. Present a proposal for funding to the Board of the Canada Council (June 2001)<BR>
4. Fund prototypes: subject to Board approval, artists and organizations will be invited to apply for funds to build and test dissemination prototypes. (September 2001)<BR>
5. Inform: &nbsp;set up a website to post the research, to invite commentary and feedback from the community and to follow the development of the prototypes (February 2001 ongoing). <BR>
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> > > > Synopsis: The 12hr-ISBN-JPEG Project began December 30, 1994.
A `round-the-clock posting of sequenced hypermodern imagery by Brad
Brace. The hypermodern minimizes the familiar, the known, the
recognizable; it suspends identity, relations and history.

                       The 12-hour ISBN JPEG Project
                          began December 30, 1994

Pointless Hypermodern Imagery... posted/mailed every 12 hours... a
stellar, trajective alignment past the 00`s! A continuum of minimalist
masks in the face of catastrophe; conjuring up transformative
metaphors for the everyday... A poetic reversibility of events...

A post-rhetorical, continuous, apparently random sequence of
imagery...  genuine gritty, greyscale...  corruptable, compact,
collectable and compelling convergence. The voluptuousness of the grey
imminence: the art of making the other disappear. Continual visual
impact; an optical drumming, sculpted in duration, on the endless
present of the Net.

An extension of the printed ISBN-Book (0-9690745) series... critically
unassimilable... imagery is gradually acquired, selected and
re-sequenced over time... ineluctable, vertiginous connections. The
12hr dialtone...

                  [ see  ftp.idiom.com/users/bbrace/netcom/books ]

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~ Set www-links to ->  http://bbrace.laughingsquid.net/12hr.html. Look
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* Remember to set tenex or binary. Get 12hr.jpeg

~ E-mail -> If you only have access to email, then you can use FTPmail
to do essentially the same thing. Send a message with a body of 'help'
to the server address nearest you:

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~ Mirror-sites requested! Archives too!
  The latest new jpeg will always be named, 12hr.jpeg
  Average size of images is only 45K.
  Perl program to mirror ftp-sites/sub-directories:

~ Postings to usenet groups:

* * Ask your system's news-administrator to carry these groups! (There
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~ This interminable, relentless sequence of imagery began in earnest
on December 30, 1994. The basic structure of the project has been over
twenty-four years in the making. While the specific sequence of
photographs has been presently orchestrated for more than 12 years`
worth of 12-hour postings, I will undoubtedly be tempted to tweak the
ongoing publication with additional new interjected imagery. Each
12-hour posting is like the turning of a page; providing ample time
for reflection, interruption, and assimilation.

~ The sites listed above also contain information on other
transcultural projects and sources.

~ A very low-volume, moderated mailing list for announcements and
occasional commentary related to this project has been established at
topica.com /subscribe 12hr-isbn-jpeg

This project has not received government art-subsidies. Some
opportunities still exist for financially assisting the publication of
editions of large (36x48") prints; perhaps (Iris giclees) inkjet
quadtones bound as an oversize book. Other supporters receive rare
copies of the first three web-offset printed ISBN-Books.

ISBN is International Standard Book Number. JPEG and GIF are types
of image files. Get the text-file, 'pictures-faq' to learn how to view
or translate these images. [ftp ftp.idiom.com/users/bbrace/netcom/]

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