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New Internet Site for the Daniel Langlois Foundation

The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is proud to unveil its new Web site. In addition to a new graphic design, the site will allow easier access to its wealth of unique editorial material: information on media artists and projects combining artistic, scientific and technological research, access to an extensive data base and numerous audiovisual documents, as well as many other improved features.

To systematize the information as efficiently and logically as possible, we have employed “content blocks” which display all the information related to a particular subject, be it an individual, organization, work or other type of document. Since this is a research and documentation site, all texts are printable for easier consultation, and each content block has its own URL resource link—as do all search results, including bibliographies and lists of events allowing for later reference.

Among the innovations in the Foundation’s updated site are interfaces allowing a wide variety of search options. They provide access to various database modules for documents, individuals, organizations, events, works and projects subsidized by the DLF. The interfaces simplify access and browsing within the entire body of data.

The new Web site of the Daniel Langlois Foundation has been constructed entirely with Flash, which allows us to better integrate multimedia content while offering users a variety of configuration possibilities.

We invite you to visit the new Web site of the Daniel Langlois Foundation, and to discover or rediscover the myriad resources it contains!

To visit the new Web site: http://www.fondation-langlois.org/

The 2003 Recipients of Strategic Grants for Organisations

The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology supports eight organizations that are encouraging the meeting of art and science in the field of technologies, as part of its new Strategic Grants for Organizations. In its first year of existence, the Program supports activities and programs that are considered strategic to the development of a particular organization. The Foundation defines the term “strategic” as projects, activities and programs that have a demonstrated potential, as a plan, to better position the organization to fulfill its mandate and to enhance its capacity to act on issues and concerns in its milieu or community, or in the Foundation’s fields of interest.

The Foundation received 168 submissions in response to its call for proposals within this program, of which eight were selected: four from Canada, two from the United States, one from India and one from Peru. The grants range from $25,000 to $50,000. {More...}

New Acquisitions by the CR+D and Monthly Selection

As we do every month, we're publishing a bibliography of the latest current acquisitions made by the Foundation's Centre for Research and Documentation.

Our monthly selection is a catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition E.A.T. The Story of Experiments in Art and Technology, NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC), Tokyo, Japan, April 11-June 29, 2003, curator: Hisanori Gogota. Texts in Japanese and English.

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.