NEWS FROM THE DANIEL LANGLOIS FOUNDATION - JUNE 2004 Html version  Version française 

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 Grant program for Researchers in Residence: August 31 2004 deadline

Please note that as part of its international competition open to historians, curators, 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 or research projects supported by the foundation. [More...]


 Variable Media: A Study of the Emulation of The Erl King (1982-1985)

Recently, the Guggenheim Museum in New York held a symposium exploring the research conducted on methods of preserving digital works of art. The one-day event was the conclusion of a partnership between the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as part of the Variable Media Network. In one of the day's case studies, programmer and computer scientist Isaac Dimitrovsky outlined his experience working with The Erl King, a piece by Grahame Weinbren and Roberta Friedman whose original technology, while still functional, is nevertheless based on the virtually obsolete Pascal programming language and a technology platform that no longer exists (the Sony SMC 70 computer). The challenge was to find an emulation approach that would allow the piece to continue to function using current technology. We have published Dr. Dimitrovsky's restoration report on the variable media site.

To read the report: http://www.variablemedia.net/e/seeingdouble/report.html


 New Acquisitions by the CR+D and Monthly Selection

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

Our selection of the month is Chronophobia: On Time in the Art of the 1960s, by Pamela M. Lee published by MIT Press, Cambridge, 2004. [More...]


 About the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology

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. [http://www.fondation-langlois.org/]


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