From: Bruce Sterling [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2002 8:33 PM
Subject: Viridian Note 00336: Zero-Gravity Art
- Key concepts:
- art, zero gravity, Gagarin Cosmonaut
Training Center, MIR campaign, Arts Catalyst, Leonardo,
Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts, Projekt Atol,
V2_Organisation, Spectre list
- Attention Conservation Notice:
- Yes this Viridian Note
is out of order since 00337 has already been mailed.
Furthermore, this Note is about a far-out Russo-European
art scheme at a cosmonaut training center.
Entries in the Biofuture Robot Dog Contest:
From: Laura Sterling
From: Mark Simpkins <mark*nodalpoints.org>
From: Paul Jimenez <pj*place.org>
"Here's the rough verbage for a brochure that Lassiecorp
has planned: 'The ROVER Project.'"
This contest ends September 30, 2002.
Link: Renewable Energy Roundup this weekend! Be
there or be square, y'all.
Source: Spectre list
From: Anne Nigten <ANne*v2.nl>
Date: Wed Sep 18, 2002 11:08:18 AM US/Central
Subject: [spectre] MIR Campaign: Opportunity
for Art or Science Projects in Variable Gravity
"OPPORTUNITY FOR ART OR SCIENCE PROJECTS IN VARIABLE
GRAVITY (INCLUDING ZERO GRAVITY)
"and OTHER ARTISTIC PROJECTS at the GAGARIN COSMONAUT
"Call for Proposals = deadline 21 October 2002
"The MIR partnership invites proposals from European
and Europe-based artists and scientists to undertake
projects/research in variable gravity conditions on a
parabolic flights or using other facilities, such as the
centrifuge and the hydrolaboratory/neutral buoyancy
facility used for EVA training, at the Gagarin Cosmonaut
Training Centre (GCTC), Star City, Russia.
"A parabolic flight provides up to 20 cycles of 30-
second periods of weightlessness (zero gravity and
microgravity) in freefall, interspersed with periods of
double gravity (2g acceleration) and normal gravity.
"This is the pilot project of the MIR (microgravity
interdisciplinary research) initiative, which seeks to
open up space and space industry related facilities by
matching artistic processes and scientific research to
give a new impulse to space art and space research.
"The MIR partnership comprises 5 European art
organisations focusing on art, science and technology:
"The Arts Catalyst, science-art agency, London, UK
"Leonardo/Olats, Leonardo journal of art, science &
technology and Leonardo observatory for the arts and the
techno-sciences, Paris, France
"Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts, Moscow, Russia
"Projekt Atol, arts-technology organisation, Ljubljana,
"V2_Organisation, institute for the unstable media,
"The selection committee will be made up of
representatives from these organisations.
"The opportunity includes a cultural exchange and working
trip to Moscow and Star City in early 2003, including the
potential to participate in one or two parabolic 'zero
gravity' flights with the GCTC.
"The opportunity is open to artists and scientists in
any discipline, where the lead proposer is based in any
European country, whether or not EU members. We will
select up to 6 artists' projects and up to 3 scientific
experiments for participation.
"For information and proposal form, go to: http://mir.v2.nl/
"Please email your intent to make a proposal as soon as
possible to : email@example.com
"The MIR initiative is supported by the European Union's
Culture 2000 fund."
O=c=O O=c=O O=c=O
HEY WAIT A MINUTE:
HOW COME THE USA
DOESN'T HAVE ANY
O=c=O O=c=O O=c=O