Call for Interactive Works
SIGGRAPH 2010 SpaceTime Interactive Exhibition
There are two (2) categories for the SpaceTime Student Interactive Competition:
- A Screen Based interactive work is experienced on a computer monitor or any screen or projection, and is accessed via local disc or network connection. It is typically a video-audio work experienced as virtual interactivity via a computer or similar system.
- A Physical Installation is a custom system, designed by the student artist using personal equipment or materials, to create an interactive experience in a physical space. The student artist typically installs the personal equipment or materials.
Interactive Submission Rules
- All submissions must be interactive. Interactive is defined as a program that responds to direct influence by the viewer(s) using some means of input.
- Viewers must be able to experience the program or installation directly, either individually or in small groups.
- All submissions must be made via the SIGGRAPH Information System (SIS). The SIS is an online submission process. To submit their work, student artists should visit [URL to come]
The system includes fields to enter contact information and a description of the project. Please fill in the electronic forms as completely as possible, providing detail and supporting information to help in the evaluation process.
Here are a few of the details we’ll require:
- Name of student, school, department and instructors
- A full list of credits
- A brief artist’s statement (maximum 250 words) and a brief technical statement (maximum 150 words)
- A publishable image showing a screen grab or detail of the work (Tiff: 1500X1200 or 4X5 inches at 300 ppi)
- A representation of the work for the Second Life exhibition:
One still image [1024px on the largest dimension, RGB, 72 ppi, JPG.] with an optional URL to your work, OR:
QuickTime movie as a MPEG 4 (click here for specifications)
- The date the work was created
- Written authorization for any copyrighted imagery used. (Attach a copy of authorization to your entry)
- Your interactive program or documentation of an installation.
- Works submitted should not have been exhibited at SIGGRAPH before.
- Works submitted for jurying should not be more than two of years old.
- It is preferred that entries be submitted in completed form, though works in progress may be submitted by the May 8th deadline, provided enough of the program is completed to allow evaluation and as long as the completed version is submitted by June 15, 2009. There will be no exceptions.
- Both individual and group projects are welcome. Group projects must be clearly identified, and all group members must be fully credited, with their individual roles enumerated.
We will only accept works submitted by the artist. Works submitted by instructors or assistants will not be included.
Interactive – Screen based
Interactive - Physical
Special Rules for Screen Based Programs:
- Specify the OS/browser/version for optimal viewing and interactivity.
- A list of allrequired plug-ins and peripherals (i.e. cameras) required to view content.
- Once accepted, the exhibitor must provide a final version of the program on CD or DVD, to be installed on a computer in the Gallery space.
- Programs should be submitted online. If you have problems with this process, contact the curator (see below).
Special Rules for Physical Installations:
- Submissions must include a detailed explanation of the physical installation, demonstrating the setup, and describing the interactivity and the intention of the work.
- QuickTime video clips can be submitted online to show operation and interactivity.
- Also acceptable are photos with descriptions that demonstrate various steps in the interactive process.
- Physical Installations must be of a size and configuration that will fit into our existing gallery space. This is determined by the space provided at the convention center and may not be determined at the time of submission. Please be aware that acceptance of work will be determined in part by compatibility with the gallery space. The SpaceTime curators will do their best to accommodate accepted entries.
- Attendance to the SIGGRAPH conference by the student artist is highly encouraged, but is not required for acceptance. If the student artist is not attending, then s/he must ship or deliver work, and include detailed instructions for setup and dismantling, as well as unpacking and packing. The degree of difficulty and clarity of these instructions will be considered as one of the criteria for acceptance.
- The student artist must provide all needed equipment. We will try to provide computers and monitors, but we cannot guarantee this.
- Please note any additional requirements to support your physical installation that you are not providing. We will do our best to assist with power, tables, lighting, shading and hanging of equipment. However, providing a self-contained system is recommended. We cannot guarantee what will be available in the conference space.
- The student artist must ship or hand deliver equipment to and from the convention center. There are no exceptions. Delivery information will be provided.
- The student artist must provide both current and summer contact information on the submission form, as installations require direct and frequent communication with the student artist. If we cannot reach someone, we will be unable to accept or install their work.
Jurors will review all work online. Selection will be based on the quality of the work submitted online by the student artist. Jurors will select their top candidates and discuss their choices with one another to determine the final winners. Notes and comments on submissions are not available for public display. All decisions made by the jurors are final.
Applications and Time Lines
- Each applicant can submit up to 3 works to be considered for the exhibition
- Deadline for receiving submissions: May 8th, 2010
- Notification by June 15, 2010
- The online submission form will be available soon at: the SIGGRAPH Information System
Accepted artists are responsible for the following:
- Accepted screen based programs must be completed and submitted online by Juky 1st, 2010. If you have problems with the online submission, contact the curator (listed below)
- A guarantee that the contributor is legally authorized to submit the materials for publication and presentation.
- Submit all required forms for registration, shipping, insurance, etc. by the due date.
Accepted Screen based programs
- Peripherals such as a camera, mouse and keyboard will be available in the Gallery. Additional peripherals or devices may need to be provided by the artist.
- Attendance to the SIGGRAPH conference by the student artist is encouraged, but not required for acceptance.
Accepted Physical Installations
- Shipping or delivery of accepted entries is the responsibility of the student artist exhibitor and s/he should insure the work during shipping to protect the equipment against damage. The exhibitor is responsible for setting up and dismantling the installation and making it ready for display and interaction.
- As mentioned, if the exhibitor is not attending the SIGGRAPH conference, detailed instructions must be included. ACM SIGGRAPH is not responsible for any damage that may occur during unpacking, assembly, dismantling and repacking.
- Physical works being shipped require two-way shipping to and from the Los Angeles Convention Center.
- SIGGRAPH is not responsible for shipping charges and damage; we highly recommend that you purchase shipping insurance.
For more information, please contact:
Marla Schweppe - Curator, SpaceTime Student Interactive Competition