Monday, June 02, 2008

What The Carnegie International Could Have Been Part 2

Well, I found this little idea on the T&A Blog (must geta lot of hits-- Fellas, it's Technology and The Arts)A small town in Florida is taking what is now known as "projection bombing" to a new level with an open call festival.

"“Digital Graffiti” at Alys Beach is a festival created to celebrate and promote the world’s most talented and innovative digital artists - with the entire town literally serving as their canvas.

Sometimes referred to as “Photon Bombing,” “Guerilla Projection,” “Projection Bombing” or “Urban Projection,” artists use the latest technologies to project their unique works onto the white walls of Alys Beach, Florida - a stunning new resort town on the Gulf of Mexico. Alys Beach is located on Scenic Highway 30A, between Destin and Panama City Beach in Florida’s panhandle, along what The New York Times said “may be the best beach in the continental U.S.”

Artists are encouraged to submit works of digital art for consideration before 5:00pm EST on July 11, 2008. Works may include abstract VJ sets, digital imagery, short graphically-themed films, photography, animations or innovative new interactive concepts. Many category prizes will be awarded, including a $2,500 “Best of Show” grand prize, as judged by a panel of artistic and industry experts.

The 2008 festival will be held on the evening of Saturday, August 30th (Labor Day Weekend), with thousands of spectators expected to attend."

Could the city of Pittsburgh have become a digital canvas?

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