[epidemiC] double-blin Invitation
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                    - [epidemiC] for CODeDOC II 2003 (http://                 
              epidemic.ws/double-blind/). = DoubleBlind Invitation            
           joins three points together online.  =  double-blind: of or        
        pertaining to an experiment or clinical trial in which neither the    
      subjects nor the researchers know which subjects are receiving the ac-  
     tive medication, treatment, etc.,  and which are not: a technique for el-
    iminating subjective bias from the test results. =  Executing DoubleBlind,
    you [point 1] invite,  on behalf of  Ars Electronica Festival  [point 3], 
     one of the 99 winners [point 2]  of  IOCCC  (International Obfuscated C  
       Code Contest, http://ioccc.org/) to participate at  CODeDOC II 2003.   
          CODeDOC I  was launched  in September 2002  by Whitney Museum.      
            DoubleBlind Invitation  will expire  on September 6, 2003.        
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Dear Frank Black,                                                             
as part of the Ars Electronica Festival 2003 -- Code - The Language of Our    
Time -- Ars Electronica will commission an 'extension' of the online          
exhibition CODeDOC, which I curated for the Whitney Museum of American Art's  
artport site (see http://artport.whitney.org) and which launched in           
September 2002. For the original CODeDOC, a dozen artists were invited to     
code a specific assignment in a language of their choice and were asked to    
exchange the code with each other for comments. The results of the            
programming are made visible only after the code -- what visitors to the      
site encounter first is a text document of code from which they can launch    
the 'front end' of the project. Since the Whitney Museum is by mission        
devoted to American art, only American artists (citizens or artists living    
and working in the U.S.) could participate.                                   
For CODeDOC II, Ars Electronica will invite 8 (mostly European) artists to    
continue the project and it would be great if you could participate. The      
assignment remains the same. The original assignment can be accessed at       
http://artport.whitney.org/commissions/codedoc/CODeDOC.html -- a shorter      
version of it is attached to this message. (If you visit the original         
CODeDOC site you will notice that some of the artists went over the limit     
that was set in the assignment. This is ok, the idea behind the limit just    
was to prevent that artists would write a one-liner of code that would call   
massive external libraries.) Once an artist's assignment has been submitted,  
it will be made accessible to all the other artists who have finished their   
project for comments. In the original project, some of the artists started    
remixing each other's code, which is fine (if you feel like it, you can also  
use and remix code from CODeDOC I).                                           
The commissioning fee for each project is $ 500. I ccd Iris Mayr from Ars     
Electronica on this message -- she is responsible for contracts etc.; please  
contact her if you have any questions. Unfortunately, the deadline is ASAP    
and it would be great if you could let us know what would be realistic for    
you in terms of a 'delivery date.'                                            
Below is some information on this year's Ars Electronica Festival and the     
way in which CODeDOC II will be presented. Please let us know as soon as      
possible if you can participate.                                              
Christiane Paul                                                               
Iris Mayr                                                                     
Code - The Language of Our Time                                               
Ars Electronica 2003, "CODE - the Language of our Time," is set for           
September 6 - 11. Three thematic domains "Code=Law, Code=Art, Code=Life"      
provide a framework for the issues on which this year's festival of art,      
technology and society will focus:                                            
- How strong is the socially regulative and normative power of the            
structures and rules of the game that computer programs and their standards   
implement and enforce? What possibilities exist to get around them?           
- How do software and digital codes impact the essence and identity of media  
art as "art created out of code" that is, as a generative and processual      
artform that has developed from and consists of algorithmic and               
computational processes? To what extent can this be captured and represented  
by means of conventional, art-immanent criteria?                              
- What paradigms relevant to our future can be derived from artistic and      
scholarly speculations about the emerging epoch of bio-information and        
genetic engineering?                                                          
Via interdisciplinary encounter and confrontation, the strategy Ars           
Electronica has been utilizing productively since 1979, artists, scientists,  
scholars and technicians will elaborate on these considerations from          
theoretical and practical perspectives.                                       
CODeDOC II and Festival Ars Electronica 2003 - CODE - The Language of Our     
Within the Festival Ars Electronica 2003, "CODeDOC II" will be part of an     
exhibition focusing on Code in the Brucknerhaus. Those who have been at the   
Festival know that the "Brucknerhaus" is the physical center of the           
Festival, as it hosts the Code-exhibition, the Symposium, concerts and        
performances, the Electrolobby, and the Electrolobby Kitchen. Other invited   
artists as part of the larger Code exhibition are: Casey Reas, Roman          
Verostko and Ben Fry.                                                         
The exhibition of CODeDOC II is planned to be installed on up to 9            
computers, one presenting CODeDOC I, the others CODeDOC II. The               
online-presentation will be done similar to the Whitney Museum's CODeDOC      
implementation and we will give you more detailed information on that asap.   
Iris Mayr                                                                     
production team                                                               
festival ars electronica                                                      
AEC Ars Electronica Center Linz                                               
Museumsgesellschaft mbH                                                       
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tel: +43-732-7272-74                                                          
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email: iris.mayr@aec.at                                                       
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