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Emerging Technologies
Interactive Art
We are looking for original interactive artworks that challenge the point and click, that subvert the indigenous nature of computing to create unique collaborative behaviors for exchange and interplay between the computer and the participant. Can art have the desire to interact and learn about you? Entangle the viewer in a web of ideas. Create artworks that engage, sense, respond, and interact, transforming participants into creative collaborators. How can we maintain the richness of the perceptual senses such as touch with the robotic personality of the computer?

Joan Truckenbrod
SIGGRAPH 98 Art Gallery Chair
School of the Art Institute of Chicago



The deadline for Artworks was
14 January 1998.

We thank you for your submissions. If you submitted your work to the Art Gallery, you should have already received verification that your submission was received and is being processed. If you have not heard from us, please email us at IMMEDIATELY.

Upon Acceptance
Contributors agree that if they are accepted their responsibilities are as follows:

1. Arrive at SIGGRAPH 98 with all necessary equipment and staff and have such equipment fully installed and functional by Sunday, 18 July 1998. Note: SIGGRAPH 98 cannot be responsible for your shipping expenses.

2. Coordinate arrival of all equipment at SIGGRAPH 98.

3. Insure their works to and from the conference.

4. Provide adequate operational and technical support personnel to maintain full operation of their project for five full days.

5. Dismantle and remove equipment on Friday, 24 July 1998 after 5 pm.

6. Accept responsibility for travel and lodging of all persons participating in their project.

7. Provide by specified deadlines any necessary materials for use in SIGGRAPH 98 publications.

8. Guarantee that the contributor is legally authorized to submit such materials for publication and presentation.

Contributor Recognition

A summary of what you will receive now that your work has been accepted by SIGGRAPH 98.

Materials We Need For Conference Documentation

In order to document your submission in the SIGGRAPH 98 print and electronic publications, we must receive certain materials from you. It is your responsibility to provide material in a timely and orderly manner to SIGGRAPH 98.

Your submission will be documented in the Electronic Art and Animation Catalog. This publication consists of a printed book and an accompanying CD-ROM.

What We Need:

The materials we will need from you to accurately document your submission are:


Digital text which describes your submission as you would like it to appear in print. PLEASE NOTE: What you submit will be printed. For example, do not include your name or contact information if you do not wish it to be printed. This publication is produced on a Power Macintosh; please try to send us text which is compatible with this platform. ASCII text without formatting is best, as the text will be edited and placed in a page layout program.


If you are submitting images over and above those included with your submission, we prefer to receive images as 35mm slides; they provide our best opportunity to accurately reproduce your visual content. Photographic prints and transparencies are acceptable, as are digital images. Polaroid prints are not acceptable except as a last resort.

If digital images are submitted, they should conform to the following guidelines:

at least 300 dpi at 4" by 5"

pixel resolution of at least 1200 by 1500

TIFF or EPS formats, no compression, Macintosh or PC platform

GIF and JPEG are not acceptable formats

Screen captures should be made on as large a display monitor as possible, to ensure acceptable image resolution.

Where To Send It:


Text for your submission should be sent via e-mail to:

Joan Truckenbrod
SIGGRAPH 98 Art Gallery Chair
School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Images may be sent by courier or postal service to the following address:

Joan Truckenbrod
SIGGRAPH 98 Art Gallery Chair
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
14 Cari Court
DeKalb, Illinios 60115 USA
+1.815.756.2447 studio
+1.312.345.3568 school

Images may also be uploaded to "" via anonymous FTP to the following URL:

use "anonymous" as the username and your e-mail address as the password

make sure you use "binary" mode to transfer any image files.

label your files clearly and uniquely, using your full name as part of the filename:


notify us that you have uploaded files to this directory at:

Joan Truckenbrod
SIGGRAPH 98 Art Gallery Chair
School of the Art Institute of Chicago


Text and images as described above need to be sent on or before 16 February 1998.

NOTE: If you are interested in submitting supplemental material to be documented in the CD-ROM only, (this could include; additional images, multimedia projects, QuickTime or MPEG animations, applications, sounds, source code, etc.), please contact Stephen Spencer at for separate deadlines, and complete instructions toformat and send your supplemental material. Supplemental material is optional, though strongly encouraged.

Further Information

If you have questions regarding this document or your responsibilities as a contributor to the SIGGRAPH 98 conference, please contact:

Joan Truckenbrod
SIGGRAPH 98 Art Gallery Chair
School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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