From: Laura Giannitrapani <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jun 1999 21:12:48 -0400
Subject: "Spirited Ruins" Updates
We had a very productive "Spirited Ruins" meeting on Monday, June 21 with
many collaborators and SCV staff attending. Since then I hope the collaborators
have been working on ideas and proposals. I know some of you are waiting to
hear who you might collaborate with or how you can otherwise participate.
Our staff has been clarifying the plan of action and in this mailing I will
update you on this and other relative information.
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Computing in the Arts) mailing list because of your interest in participating
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Because of the complexity of the project and the need to integrate a lot
of aspects of it, we would like you to submit proposals which a smaller
group including our staff and some artists will evaluate. The smaller group
will develope an overall plan including any recommendations for modifications
which would help to integrate each of the pieces into the environment. We
will present the plan along with recommendations to the entire group for
discussion and refinement. At that point it should be clear where additional
help/talent is needed. Please note that the proposals are being used to plan
out the entire environment, both virtual and physical, to optimize the
experience of the navigator and the display of each of the submissions.
This is not a juried project. We are asking for proposals for new submissions
only. If you already have pieces in "Spirited Ruins", we will include them
in the new plan.
We know this is somewhat short notice, but we would like to receive proposals
on Tuesday, July 6. Proposals can be in any form or combination: Web pages,
email, slides, paper, drawings, verbal descriptions, etc. If you will need
assistance acquiring equipment for your (physical) piece, please include
specific information about the equipment. The one request we have that you
include in your proposal is that every item you submit has your name on it.
We will accept submissions throughout the day.
Submissions may be:
emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
snail mail should arrive on the 6th:
Boston Univ., Info. Tech.
111 Cummington Street
Boston, MA 02215
Computer Graphics Lab
111 Cummington Street, room 203
The smaller group will evaluate the proposals and develope a plan during
the week of July 6-9. We will present the plan to the entire group on
Tuesday, July 13 6:00pm - 9:00pm. We will try to find an appropriate room
for this meeting and will let you know where it is later. Since at that
time our staff will have a better idea of the specific technical needs
of individual pieces, we will try to include that information along with
any recommendations for modification whenever possible.
Below is the list of artists who have attended our last couple of meetings
and or participated in "Gateway to Spirited Ruins". Many are interested in
collaborating on pieces with other artists. I have included email addresses
so that you can contact each other directly. Perhaps we will need to come
up with more appropriate descriptions, but in the list below, I use
"3D modeling" to indicate virtual or computer graphics artist and "Sculptor"
to indicate physical materials and kinematic sculpture artist. Suggestions
for better terms are welcome. If there are mistakes, please forgive me
and send me the corrections.
Alex Broadbent, email@example.com 3D modeling - available for collaboration
Claire H Chin, firstname.lastname@example.org 3D modeling - available for collaboration
Tom Coffin, email@example.com 3D modeling
Deborah Cornell, firstname.lastname@example.org Painter
Richard Cornell, email@example.com Audio
Rita DeWitt, firstname.lastname@example.org 3D modeling
Michael Golembewski, email@example.com Sculptor
Arnaldo Hernandez, firstname.lastname@example.org Audio - available for collaboration
Jerry Hoyt, email@example.com 3D modeling - available for collaboration
Lynda MacDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org 3D modeling - available for collaboration
John McCormack, email@example.com Sculptor
Dana Moser, firstname.lastname@example.org Sculptor, Audio - needs help with modeling
Nancy Moskin, email@example.com 3D modeling - available for collaboration
Mark Nadeau, firstname.lastname@example.org Sculptor
Carlton Newton, email@example.com 3D modeling, Sculptor
Aaron Skillman, firstname.lastname@example.org 3D modeling - available for collaboration
Chelynn Tetreault, (617)524-8404 Sculptor - needs help with modeling
Ben Thompson, email@example.com Sculptor, Audio
Walter Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org 3D modeling
Here is the schedule. Please note that because of the numerous activities
our staff is involved in to produce the entire Chautauqua conference,
our work with "Spirited Ruins" must be complete by the end of August.
That means we cannot accept any changes from artists after 9:00 am
on Monday, August 23. Also please note that everyone who wants to be
included in the final version of "Spirited Ruins" must have their work,
however rough, included in the August 5 dry run.
Tue, Jul 6 (all day) Proposals due.
Deadline for submissions to participate in Jul 9 dry run.
Jul 6-9 Evaluate proposals.
Develope modification recommendations.
Design space (both virtual and physical) layouts
based on proposals.
Fri, Jul 9, 1-4pm Dry run.
Tue, Jul 13, 6-9pm Meeting with artists to present/discuss/modify the
plan for the space and cover some technical "workshop"
topics using the proposed pieces as a basis for the topics.
Aug 2-Sep 7 Staging area in the CGL for kinetic scultures.
Mon, Aug 2 Deadline for submissions to participate in Aug 5 dry run.
EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE.
Thu, Aug 5 Dry run - EVERYONE IS REQUIRED TO PARTICIPATE.
Fri, Aug 13 Deadline for updated work for final dry run, Aug 18.
Wed, Aug 18 Dry run.
Aug 19-20 Minor fixes.
Mon, Aug 23, 9:00am NO MORE CHANGES from artists after this point.
Sep 6-8 Final setup of sculptures at the Photonics Center.
Wed, Sep 15 "Spirited Ruins" Opening reception
Thu, Sep 16 Chautauqua HiPArt Workshop Day
Even as lengthy as this mailing is, I am sure I have some left some
information out. So if you have any questions, please let me know.
If it would be of interest to the whole group, please send it to
Our staff is very pleased with your enthusiasm for participating in
the "Spirited Ruins" project and we look forward to reviewing your
proposals and working with you.
Manager of Graphics Consulting
"Spirited Ruins" Updates / Laura Giannitrapani
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