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iDEAs Exhibition



iDEAs, Emerging Codes Of the Digital

April 3rd through April 8th, 2006

Hiestand Galleries, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

To coincide with <code>, the International Digital Media and Arts Association conference, April 5-8th, 2006

You are invited to submit digital art, design and educational materials to iDEAs, Emerging Codes of the Digital. iDEAs is an exhibition of artistic and innovative digital installations, creative mobile media, interactive pieces, web sites, games, digital images, film and video and much more. The iDEAs exhibition coincides with the third annual International Digital Media and Arts Association (iDMAa) conference called <code> to be held at Miami University in Oxford Ohio from April 5-8, 2006.

To create a dialogue with the conference theme, iDEAs will focus on creative and insightful interpretations of what code means within the art, design and education context. We are surrounded by many codes such as the cultural codes that inform our thoughts and passions, the unexplored codes of emerging applications, the implications of the fourth dimensional codes intrinsic to the moving image, the legal codes that constrain our life activities, and machine codes that chatter and hum inside our devices, to name a few. The manifestations of code in digital media range from digital images and algorithmic processes to the theoretical exploration of the ever-evolving codes of aesthetics and ethics. iDEAs is open to all interpretations.

So what is iDEAs? An idea is by definition that which “potentially or actually exists.” Last year, projects for iDEAs included digital performances, interactive poems, an interactive book, a self-destructing robot, museum education kiosks, wall-hung images, short animations and videos, and interactive installations. Ideas found in the iDEAs exhibition span the stages of completion from beta-ware to finished work, but together form a playful showcase of meaningful investigations in arts, design, applications and education.