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

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 Multimedia Content Navigation Tool on the DLF site

A new feature is now available on the Foundation's main page. In the lower right hand side a new icon called multimedia provides access to image and video content, and thus makes it possible to navigate the site using visual links rather than textual ones. By clicking on this icon you open mosaics that let you access the audiovisual content in a playful and intuitive manner. We have made sure to prepare variations structured around artists or thematic projects that are supported by the Foundation. Once you have opened a multimedia block you can, if you wish, access its context by clicking on the icon in the upper tool bar of each of the multimedia blocks.


 Documentary File on Lynn Hershman Leeson: Agent Ruby

Beginning this month, and extending over the coming months, the Foundation will present and complete the information and documentation on certain artist projects that it has supported, with the aim of increasing awareness of these artists and their work which makes use of new communication technologies. We will begin with Lynn Hersham Leeson's work, which was created thanks to a grant she received in 2000. Lynn Hershman Leeson is a pioneer on several fronts: media arts, feminist art, interactive art. [To access Lynn Hersham Leeson's documentary file...]


 Researcher in Residence: Presentation of Research Results

We are pleased to present the results of research work carried out by Jennifer Gabrys in the context of the Foundation's Researcher in Residence program. During her residence she studied the collection of published documents by Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.). Gabrys comments on the projects undertaken by E.A.T. in which technological processes produce residual forms. She links her analysis to her object of study by considering the collection's archival material as the waste of such technological processes. [To access the research results...]


 Interview with Honor Harger from radioaqualia

We present an interview with the artist Honor Harger of the collaborative duo radioaqualia, who recently showed their new project Radio Astronomy, which is supported by the Foundation, at ISEA 2004 in Helsinki. This project received a UNESCO digi-arts award. Interviewed in Riga, Latvia on July 24, 2004, by Jacques Perron, from the Foundation, Honor Harger spoke about various aspects of this project, notably the presentation of sound in a physical space. [To access the interview...]


 Workshops with professor Yvonne Spielmann

The Foundation's CR+D is offering three days of workshops with Yvonne Spielmann (Ph.D) titled The Vasulka's Experimental Video in the Light of Media Developments in the '70s, '80s up until Today. The workshops will take place on September 29, 30 and October 1, 2004 from 1:30 PM to 5 PM. [For more information...]


 A donation to the Humane Society of Dominica

The Daniel Langlois Foundation is making a donation to the Humane Society of Dominica. [To read the press release...]


 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 Régis Debray, Introduction à la médiologie published by Presses Universitaires de France, 2000. [More informations...]


 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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