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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - <firstname.lastname@example.org> is the temporary home of the nettime-l list while desk.nl rebuilds its list-serving machine. please continue to send messages to <email@example.com> and your commands to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. nettime-l-temp should be active for approximately 2 weeks (11-28 Jun 99). - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 18:27:54 -0400 To: <email@example.com> From: Robert Atkins <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Artists Fellowships at CMU Microsoft Artist-Residency Fellowship Program Supported by a grant from Microsoft Corporation, the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry in the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University is undertaking a one-year pilot program of residency fellowships. Three artists will be selected from across the spectrum of all the arts to receive fellowships through an open, competitive application process. Fellowship residencies will start on October 1, 1999 and end on September 30, 2000. (For additional information visit www.cmu.edu/studio/.) This pilot fellowship program will connect three established artists and a critic-historian-curator to the robust science-technology resources at Carnegie Mellon. The artists will: 1) engage contemporary science-technology as it provides tools, media, and content to their work, 2) assume leadership roles in generating and implementing complex, collaborative projects, and 3) connect the process of the projects and its results to the larger community. Artists will initiate projects and develop collaborative teams drawing on faculty-researchers at Carnegie Mellon. In support of this endeavor, the STUDIO has organized the direct participation of the major academic divisions in science and technology at the university, including its * Carnegie Institute of Technology (engineering), * Mellon College of Science, * Graduate School of Industrial Administration (business), and * School of Computer Science. A critic-historian-curator will participate as a Microsoft fellow in conjunction with this program. This individual will be responsible for establishing a dialogue about this program, evaluating its activities and presenting the resulting work over the program's twelve-month duration. Fellowship Benefits Fellows will receive annual stipends of $30,000 paid in twelve monthly payments, a full Carnegie Mellon benefits packages including health insurance, and round-trip air transportation expenses (or its equivalent) between Pittsburgh and their home cities. In addition, fellows will receive administrative support from the STUDIO staff, including assistance in developing connections with potential collaborators and facilities at the university. Office space in the STUDIO and computing equipment will be provided to each fellow. Fellowship Requirements Each resident fellow will be expected to: *Maintain residence at Pittsburgh from Oct. 1,1999 to Sept. 30, 2000. *Present a culminating work developed with the collaborative team during the residency year. *Work within the community of artists and other professionals at the STUDIO and the university towards enriching the overall interdisciplinary arts culture. Eligibility Artists with established capabilities for working on complex, collaborative projects in the science-technology arenas outlined above. Current or former employees or affiliates of Microsoft Corporation or Carnegie Mellon University are not eligible for these fellowships. Application and Selection Process Fellowship recipients will be selected based upon their capabilities as revealed through resumes and documentation of prior work, their established ability to work collaboratively on complex projects, and the diversity of the four-person group of resident-fellows. The purpose of this project is not only to advance the arts, but also to cross-pollinate the disparate fields of endeavor at the university, to leave a lasting imprint on the university's capabilities to support work involving the arts and other disciplines, and to provide experiences which can be subsequently returned to a diverse set of communities. The selection panel will include artists, scientists, engineers and other professionals. Applications should include the following material: 1) Resume 2) Written statement Outline a general thrust of work that would, at least in theory, be addressed during the residency period. While the statement is not to be considered a specific project proposal, it should reveal a focused interest in engaging and combining the scientific and technological resources available at Carnegie Mellon in computer science and in engineering, science or business. This will necessarily require an investigation and understanding of the university's human and technical resources, which can be determined in part from the university's web site: www.cmu.edu. 3) References Include the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references. No letters of recommendation will be accepted. 4) Documentation of prior work in any of the formats listed below: *Slides - A maximum of 20. Label each slide with your name and slide number, and indicate which side is the top. Include a typed, numbered list identifying work by date, media, size, title and other information as appropriate. *Video tapes - VHS format only. Cue video tapes to the viewing point. *Audio tapes - cassette format only. Cue audio tapes to the listening point. *Film - 16mm format only. *Digital media on CD-ROM or Zip disk. Indicate application and operating system used. *Self-authored publications. *URLs for web sites. Limit the total time-based media selection to 10 minutes. Provide appropriate, concise explanatory material. Provide a self-addressed envelope for return of all materials. Please send applications to: Microsoft Artist-Residency Fellowship Program STUDIO for Creative Inquiry College of Fine Arts Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 Applications submitted by email or fax will not be accepted. Complete applications must be received by July 12, 1999. Fellowship recipients will be notified by August 4, 1999. Questions about the program may be sent via email to email@example.com. Project Partners The STUDIO for Creative Inquiry The STUDIO is a center for experimental and interdisciplinary arts in the College of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University. Founded in 1989, the STUDIO connects artistic enterprises to academic disciplines across the Carnegie Mellon campus, to the community of Pittsburgh and beyond. All STUDIO projects are artist-generated. Work carried out over the years by the STUDIO has typically engaged contemporary science and technology, through projects incorporating disciplines from cell biology to robotics to neuroscience to imaging technology. The generative process utilized by the STUDIO seeds artistic experimentation through artist residencies. Several seeded projects have evolved into major collaborative efforts by interdisciplinary teams. Additional information on the STUDIO and its projects can be found at www.cmu.edu/studio/. Microsoft Corporation Microsoft's national corporate philanthropy focuses on enhancing access to technology in communities with limited access, such as the creative community. By funding a pilot residency program at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Microsoft is endeavoring to support and encourage artists to integrate contemporary technologies into their practices by providing access to that technology along with the opportunity to collaborate with and otherwise benefit from the artistically and technologically enriched environment of Carnegie Mellon. Additional information on Microsoft's philanthropy can be found at www.microsoft.com/giving. ****** Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate and Carnegie Mellon University is required not to discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or other federal, state, or local laws or executive orders. In addition, Carnegie Mellon University does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs on the basis of religion, creed, ancestry, belief, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or in violation of federal, state, or local laws or executive orders. However, in the judgment of the Carnegie Mellon Human Relations Commission, the Department of Defense policy of "Don't ask, don't tell, don't pursue," excludes openly gay, lesbian and bisexual students from receiving ROTC scholarships or serving in the military. Nevertheless, all ROTC classes at Carnegie Mellon University are available to all students. Inquiries concerning application of these statements should be directed to the Provost, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, telephone (412) 268-6684 or the Vice President for Enrollment, Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, telephone (412) 268-2056.