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The EServer is a unique website where 226 scholars, readers, artists and writers gather to share and discuss their works (currently 31754 of them in all). The EServer (founded in 1990 as the English Server) attempts to provide an alternative niche for quality work. We offer 44 collections on such diverse topics as contemporary art, race, Internet studies, sexuality, drama, design, multimedia, accessible publishing and current political and social issues. In addition to written works, we publish hypertext, audio and even video recordings.

URL: http://eserver.org/

Art and Culture

An encyclopaedic site (not to say kalaedoscopic) covering many aspects of art and culture with explanation, example, original works and links to other sites. Lots of music, Shockwave, Flash. Check out Immerse - interactive essays. The site seems to always have something moving on the screen, but attractive rather than distracting.

URL: http://www.artandculture.com/

The Virtual Platform

A network of organisations working in new media in the Netherlands. News on events, government action, project activity.

URL: http://www.virtueelplatform.nl

International sculpture centre

The web site has articles on digital sculpture with video, pics and some VRML. 24/07/00

URL: http://www.sculpture.org/main.htm

Institue of International Visual Arts (UK)

The Institute of International Visual Arts (inIVA) is an innovative and progressive contemporary visual arts organisation, with a special interest in new technologies, commissioning site-specific artworks and international collaborations. Site has a number of interesting projects using animated gifs, shockwave etc.

URL: http://www.iniva.org/

Centre for Research in Computing and the Arts

CRCA is an Organized Research Unit of UCSD whose mission is to foster advanced research and production at the crossroads between digital technology and new art forms. The interests of the CRCA research community are represented in a broad array of media and digital arts. These include, but are not limited to interactive multimedia, digital audio, digital video, sound spatialization, virtual environments, robotics, computer composition, installation, artificial intelligence, and World Wide Web art projects.

URL: http://www-crca.ucsd.edu/

V2 Dutch art group

V2_Organisation was founded in 1981 by a group of multimedia artists in Den Bosch as a centre for art and (media-) technology. V2_ focuses on the merging of different media and the relationships which occur between them through creative activities, especially, those activities dealing with the electronic networks, Internet and the World Wide Web.

URL: http://www.v2.nl/

New media web site and mail lists

Rhizome.org is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1996 to provide an online platform for the global new media art community. Our programs and services support the creation, presentation, discussion and preservation of contemporary art that uses new technologies in significant ways. Our core activities include commissions, email discussions and publications, this web site, and events.

URL: http://www.rhizome.org/

Ars Electronica - Linz, Austria

The Ars Electronica festival, prizes and Museum of the Future has been in existence for 20 years and is a major contributor to the history and future of creative technology. The TeleZone offers you the possibility of having a robot build architectonic structures. Construct a virtual model of your ideas with the ConstructionTool on the TELEZONE website and have your ideas turn to reality. Follow the performance of your actions live from your own terminal. The robot realises the draft project 1/1 on a platform in the Ars Electronica Center, Linz. From here it can be viewed via WebCams or on location. TeleZone is the crystallisation point for a self-organizing community.

URL: http://www.aec.at/

ZKM - zentrum für kunst und medientechnologie - Karlsruhe, Germany

As a cultural institution, the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe holds a unique position in the world. It responds to the rapid developments in information technology and today's changing social structures. Its work combines production and research, exhibitions and events, coordination and documentation. The web site contains extensive material on new media art, projects and event information in German and English.

URL: http://www.zkm.de/


For over 30 years, SIGGRAPH, the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics, has been fullfilling its mission to promote the acquisition and exchange of information and opinion on the theory, design, implementation, and application of computer-generated graphics and interactive techniques to facilitate communication and understanding. Its annual conference is one of the most important for cultural technology R&D.

URL: http://www.siggraph.org/


subterranean notes

e-zine - A select list of links that will take you to the very best resources for exploring digital art on the web!

URL: http://hine-digital-art.com/weblog/weblog.html

Japanese web jockey e-zine

Shift is a Japanese monthly cool site review e-zine that features work from many of the most creative groups like Me Company (winners of awards for their promos and albums for Bjork).

URL: http://www.shift.jp.org/

The Internet Eye Magazine

Graphic design e-zine with how to articles - eg How to paint with Flash 4 - lots of tutorials (Adobe, Metacreations and Corel plus others), reviews, news.

URL: http://the-internet-eye.com/

Dutch e-zine

Mediamatic.net is a [very good] database of info on new media, art, culture and theory. It has a searchable online calendar of current cultural events; reviews of books, websites, cd-roms, dvd's and festivals. For a time Mediamatic seemed to drop out of view, but is alive and well and even better.

URL: http://www.mediamatic.net/

e-zine ctheory

CTHEORY is an international journal of theory, technology and culture. Articles, interviews, and key book reviews in contemporary discourse are published weekly as well as theorisations of major "event-scenes" in the mediascape. Now includes an extensive digital library of downloads.

URL: http://www.ctheory.com/

Music industry e-zine

Mi2n - the Music Industry News Network - provides daily informatin on the music industry with many items on digital topics, technical news and IPR issues.

URL: http://mi2n.com/

Animation magazine

The title says it all.

URL: http://www.animationmagazine.net

Cinefex magazine

Cinefex is a quarterly paper magazine of the filmFX industry. The web site has an extensive index of FX films and supplemental articles to those in the paper mag. The magazine and books can be ordered online.

URL: http://www.cinefex.com/

VFX resources

A site for visual special effects is VFXPro, a daily e-zine. VFXPro is the Internet community for Visual Effects Professionals providing daily information on the Art, Technology and Business of Visual Effects.

URL: http://www.vfxpro.com/

Comic book resources

US e-zine and resource site for comic book design and marketing, over 2000 links.

URL: http://www.comicbookresources.com/


DMN is primarily focussed on the market, with corporate and product news of AV and digital creation in the US.

URL: http://www.digitalmedianet.com/

literary ezine Exquisite Corpse

US literary ezine, largely satirical, rather post-modern, not for the faint hearted.

URL: http://www.corpse.org/

e-zine M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture

M/C crosses over between the popular and the academic, by engaging with the 'popular' and integrating the work of 'scholarship' in media and cultural studies into theirr critical work. From Media and Cultural Studies Centre at the University of Queensland (AU)

URL: http://www.media-culture.org.au/

Interactive MM in education

Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer Enhanced Learning (IMEJ) now on Vol.4, e-zine that covers experience with the use of IMM in educational environments. The zine is an academic journal but includes lots of demo files in QT and Shockwave, and is oriented to practical review of the results of trials.

URL: http://imej.wfu.edu/

Telepolis - German CT e-zine

Magazin der netzkultur.

URL: http://www.heise.de/tp

Canadian web art e-zines

Magazine of web art (latest edition No 15, Summer 2002) include reviews of interactive literature sites around the world and is created by the International Centre for Contemporary Arts, in Montreal.

URL: http://www.ciac.ca/magazine/

Another Canadian e-zine is Archée, revue d'art < en ligne >. The latest number is October 02 and is an interview with VR and interactive art pioneer Myron Kruger.

URL: http://archee.qc.ca/sommaire.htm

tutorials, software, etc


Terragen is a work-in-progress scenery generator for Windows 95/98/NT/2000. At this stage of its development, Terragen is free for personal non-commercial use. Terragen is already capable of photorealistic results for professional landscape visualisation, special effects, art and recreation. Images on the main site and user sites are quite astonishing. Software can be downloaded.

URL: http://www.planetside.co.uk/terragen/

Computer Animation: Algorithms and Techniques

This web book is an educational reference for graduate and upper-level undergraduate students covering computer animation techniques. Created by Dr. Richard Parent, Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science at the Ohio State University, it gives a thorough overview with topics ranging from the history of computer animation to hardware and software requirements to kinematics algorithms. There are extensive links. The approach is very much a computer scence one.

URL: http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~parent/book/outline.html

Animation to TV service

Information and services on 14x9 etc for animation to TV transformation.

URL: http://www.animationpost.co.uk

Free music composition tool

If you fancy yourself as a musical composer then go to Coda Music and download Finale Notepad. This is the entry level product in their range of music notation software and is available free for Windows or Mac. Simple drag and drop interface to put notes to stave and then hear how it sounds in Midi.

URL: http://www.codamusic.com/coda/np.asp

music scores for free

Mutopia is a project Gutenburg style archive of classical music (some Joplin), out of copyright. The scores may be downloaded in .ps, .pdf or .ly format. (.ly is GNU Lilypond format). There are also simple .mid files for a rough preview of the sound. Volunteers are welcomed.

URL: http://www.mutopiaproject.org/

TV production course

A Comprehensive On-line Cybertext in Studio and Field Production. The course really is comprehensive and is available in english, spanish and portuguese.

URL: http://www.cybercollege.com/tvp_ind.htm

Digital art source

A news and resource site.

URL: http://www.digitalartsource.com/

Blender free 3D game development package

Blender - the amazing 3d modeling/rendering/animation software from Not a Number (NaN). Blender was initially published as a freeware gift to the world-wide computer graphics community, giving design and animation professionals and enthusiasts alike access to the same tools as the expensive programs available on the market. The product was then commercialised but failed to make sufficient money. Now the Blender Foundation has been created to continue the project, they have bought the source from the owners for 100k Euros and it will be re-released under a GPL like license.

URL: http://www.blender.nl/


A resource site for 3d modellers. Extensive links to sites for plugins and tutorials sorted by package, plus forums, news, ....

URL: http://www.3dark.com/

Planete Typographie

L'essentiel de la typo en ligne. French news and resource site for all aspects of typography. Download fonts and read the manual of typography. All in French.

URL: http://www.planete-typographie.com/


Arts Visuels et les Communications Graphiques resource site with links and information.

URL: http://www.collegesherbrooke.qc.ca/%7Ebarbeari/avcg/

Linux and music resource

A survey of Linux-based projects in computer music created in conjunction with JIM2000 Computer Music Conference in Bordeaux. Useful starting points for those who are already familiar with computer music on other platforms and want to get an idea of what's going on in the Linux world and/or want to develop applications for it.

URL: http://www.grame.fr/yann/linuxcms.html

Everything Photoshop

Tips, tools, plug-ins, news, peripherals... from the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (probably US).

URL: http://www.planetphotoshop.com/


News, exhibits, links and papers on digital art.

URL: http://www.artnode.dk/

Interactive MM in education

Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer Enhanced Learning (IMEJ) now on Vol.4, e-zine that covers experience with the use of IMM in educational environments. The zine is an academic journal but includes lots of demo files in QT and Shockwave, and is oriented to practical review of the results of trials.

URL: http://imej.wfu.edu/

The Book Arts Web

Resources for those working with books (yes, paper, bookbinding, typography etc.).

URL: http://www.philobiblon.com/

Experimental Musical Instruments - EMI

The EMI web site has a collection of articles from their paper publication. The main attraction however is the very extensive link list for experimental instruments. The EMIs covered are not limited to electronic or computer controlled instruments (they are a minority in fact).

URL: http://www.windworld.com/emi/

Paul Joachim's Artist Portfolio

Web design, digital illustration, animation - examples with 'how I did it' pages explaining techniques.

URL: http://www.artwiredmedia.com/

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