Wearer can take hold of 3D images.
A subsidiary of NTT has developed the technology to make 3D images viewable without special equipment, and a glove that allows users to ‘feel’ the images.
NTT Comware has developed what it calls ‘Tangible-3D Technology’, which uses twin cameras to produce an easily viewed 3D image. A glove loaded with sensors can then be passed over the image to let the user feel the shape and texture.
“This technology reproduces the physical feel of 3D video at a remote location as well as allowing the viewer to reach out and ‘touch’ the person or object on the screen by means of a special device,” said the company in a statement.
Piemonte Share Award: Digital Art Prize 2008
Piemonte Share Festival announces the second edition of the Share Prize 2008
for digital art. The competition jury will award a prize of $2,500 to the
work (published or unpublished) which best represents experimentation
between arts and new technologies.
The candidates for the prize will be guests at the 4th edition of the
Share Festival, taking place in Turin March 2008 at the Accademia
Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin. The contest is open to any Italian and
foreign artist using digital technology as a language of creative
expression, in all its shapes and formats and in combination with analogue
technologies and/or any other material (i.e. computer animation / visual
effects, digital music, interactive art, net art, software art, live
cinema/vj, audiovisual performance, etc.). Each artist or group can enter
up to 3 works. Artists who are part of a group participating in the
contest may also enter up to 3 individual works. Please visit the
Piemonte Share Festival website for more information and online
Application Deadline: 30 September, 2007
Call for Applications: Material City 2007
In September and October this year the City of Melbourne will host
Material City, a platform for dialogue and exchange featuring a program of
artists talks, panel discussions and intensive creative workshops that aim
to encourage artists to explore a range of alternative responses to
working in Melbourne’s urban spaces. The City of Melbourne is calling for
applications from artists, sound designers, performers, writers and
creative producers to participate in one of the following workshops: SIAL
(Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory) Sound Studio Creative Lab
from the 22nd-24th of September, or PVI Collective Creative Lab from
September 30th to October 3rd.
Applications close Monday, August 6th.
For more details, selection criteria and application forms, please visit
the City of Melbourne’s website.
Phone: 03 9658 9658
Tape Projects is now calling for works for the second instalment of its
quarterly zine/DVD series. For this cross-format publication, we are
looking for your high-quality submissions that are screen, sound or
print-based. If your creative brain-flow has taken the form of
short/experimental art videos, animations, hybrid works, sound pieces,
drawings, photographs or collages then flow it our way. The chosen works
will be included in a limited release DVD, accompanied by a mono-colour
Deadline for submissions: July 14th 2007
Design Competition & Exhibition
To celebrate 25 years of Melbourne Fringe, Crumpler is calling out for
artists to create original bag designs that will be made into 25 one-off
custom Crumpler bags. We’re looking for designs that celebrate the
flavour of Melbourne Fringe and Crumpler – creative, rebellious and
Melbourne-all-over. Be creative, use your imagination. We’re looking for
original ideas that engage the theme in an interesting way. Our 25
favourite entries will be turned into custom made Crumpler bags, and
displayed for the duration of The Age 2007 Melbourne Fringe Festival. 25
sacks for ya back will be listed as a Special Event in the Festival Guide
and on the Festival website, with plenty of additional exposure at the
busy Crumpler Store on the corner of Smith and Gertrude Streets in
Fitzroy. In addition to the excitement of seeing your very own design
turned into a one-off Crumpler bag and displayed during the Festival, the
25 winning artists will get to keep their bag following the Festival.
Entrants are asked to provide an initial submission file for judging
purposes only – Crumpler will request the original work / high resolution
files should you win the competition. Please limit the size of your entry
to no larger than A4 size (210mm high x 297mm wide) at 150dpi, and ensure
that each entry is no larger than 1MB. Adobe Illustrator files are
preferred, but files may also be submitted in PDF, TIFF, JPG, or PSD
format. Include your name, postal address, email address and telephone
number with your entry.
Entry Deadline: July 29th 2007, 5:00pm AEST
Email your entry to email@example.com, with ‘Crumpler’
in the subject field. Up to three different entries will be accepted per
person – each entry must be sent separately.
Melbourne Fringe Festival dates: 26 September – 14 October