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Research Grant Program for Individual Artists or Scientists

Please note that the Research Grant Program for Individual Artists or Scientists is currently being revised. Although the deadline for submitting proposals remains January 31, 2004, we suggest that you return to our site after the beginning of December 2003 to consult the new program guidelines.

Grant Program for Researchers in Residence: August 31, 2003 deadline

As part of its international competition open to historians, conservators, critics, independent scholars, artists and scientists, the Daniel Langlois Foundation is offering the chance for two researchers to work at the Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) in Montreal, specifically in its documentary and archival collections. Research projects must be directly related to one of the Foundation's archival collections.

Radical Software

In order to shed light on the history of artistic practices using electronic and digital technologies, the Foundation, in partnership with project leader Mr. Davidson Gigliotti, has digitized and processed the entire contents of the legendary independent magazine Radical Software. Notably, the Foundation indexed the magazine and created search tools to facilitate access to the publication's extraordinarily rich material. Radical Software, published by the Raindance Corporation, produced eleven issues between 1970 and 1974. During that short span, the magazine was witness to the birth of the video movement and to the emergence of intellectual currents underpinning the intersection of video, cybernetics, computing, social activism, counterculture and art. Our online version of Radical Software includes a historical overview by Davidson Gigliotti and an introduction by David A. Ross.

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Other projects supported by the Foundation

Among the projects supported in previous years that are now producing results, the Foundation is pleased to highlight the following three:

Ghana's Highlife Music, A Digital Repertoire of Recordings and Pop Art: Ghana's Gramophone Records Museum and Research Centre opened in 1994. Its mission is to provide ready access to the audio and visual documents in its collection.

Kër Thiossane, Dakar: In 2001, the Daniel Langlois Foundation awarded a grant in the Program for Organizations from Emerging Regions to the Kër Thiossane project. Located close to downtown Dakar in a neighbourhood called Sicap Liberté II, this new space is intended to be a place of initiation and discovery of new media, with the aim of incorporating them into other forms of artistic creation (music, dance, theatre, visual arts).

Les usages des nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication (NTIC) dans le domaine des études intermédiatiques: After two years of collaborative work, "Les usages des nouvelles technologies de l'information et de la communication (NTIC) dans le domaine des études intermédiatiques" [The uses of new information and communication technologies in intermedia studies] is now online. This research project was led by the Collectif étudiant du Centre de recherche sur l’intermédialité (CECRI) at the University of Montreal.

New projects supported by the Daniel Langlois Foundation

The Foundation is pleased to announce the 16 recipients of grants for 2003 under the Research Grant Program for Individual Artists or Scientists.

New CR+D acquisitions and selection of the month

As we do every month, we are publishing a bibliography of the latest acquisitions available at the Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation. Our selection of the month is Telematic embrace: visionary theories of art, technology, and consciousness by Roy Ascott.

The Daniel Langlois Foundation's purpose is to further artistic and scientific knowledge by fostering the meeting of art and science in the field of technologies. The Foundation seeks to nurture a critical awareness of technology's implications for human beings and their natural and cultural environments, and to promote the exploration of aesthetics suited to evolving human environments. The Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D) seeks to document history, artworks and practices associated with electronic and digital media arts and to make this information available to researchers in an innovative manner through data communications.