Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 13, 2012.

Update #4

Even more new prizes! Signed prints from Phil Stearns.

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Today we announce some fabulous and generous new pledge-level prizes from Phil Stearns, one of our LISA conference speakers.  Phil is like the mad scientist from The Island of Dr. Moreau who creates new life by experimenting on his test subjects.  Except with Phil, he corrupts old hardware (digital cameras, Game Boys, TV/VCRs, etc.) to produce fascinating abstractions that compare favorably with works by color field artists Gene Davis and Morris Louis, and yet are still indisputably digital in nature.

Now is your opportunity to start your Stearns collection with a limited edition signed print.

For just $25, choose any signed 8x10" c-print from Phil's DCP Series, a collection of digital images produced by intentionally corrupting the circuitry of various Kodak DC series low-resolution digital cameras. By rewiring or "preparing" the cameras' on-board electronics, digital images are produced in a manner that inverts the process of the camera-less photogram; these images are all camera and no light. In addition to re-examining the essential nature of photography in the digital age, the project explores the algorithmic unconscious at work behind the discipline of digital photography. Rather than seeing images of the world through a lens, we catch a glimpse of what the camera sees when it is forced to peer inside its own mind.

For a pledge of $85, receive one of these 3 signed 16x20" archival inkjets (each is one of an edition of two):

For the piece de resistance, pledge just $300 to receive this unique 23x35" signed archival inkjet print (edition of 1):

Better hurry or I will buy this myself!

Bio: Phillip Stearns uses electronics to create phenomenological works of light and sound. Deconstruction, dissection, and reconfiguration are methods he commonly employs in his hands-on approach to creating works using electronics. Through the application of extended techniques for electronic media, the circuit is explored as a means for sculpting electricity.

Phillip Stearns received his MFA in music composition and integrated media from the California Institute of Arts in 2007 and his BS in music technology from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2005. His work has been exhibited internationally at The Photographer’s Gallery London, The Camera Club of New York, Sight and Sound Festival, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Gli.tc/H; Festival De Arte Digital, FILE, NIME, Filmer La Musique, FONLAD, Torrance Art Museum, Optica Film Festival. He has participated in residencies at Museums Quartier, STEIM, Institute for Electronic Art, Experimental Television Center, Harvestworks, and Free103Point9. In 2011, he curated the 8th annual Bent Festival.

All: I realize I'm preaching to the choir here, but please forward this update to some friends or post a link to it on Facebook, OK? Nearly 20% of our pledges so far have come in through Facebook.

Thanks to you all - and thanks Phil!

Isabel

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    Thank you for your vote of confidence! You will get an official public thank you in our social media channels and bi-weekly “insider updates” about the conference plans. We will give you early access to conference video, before the general public gets to see it.

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    Signed Prints! Choose any 8x10" c-print from Phil Stearns' DCP Series, a collection of digital images produced by intentionally corrupting the circuitry of various Kodak DC series low-resolution digital cameras. See more information and pictures in Update #4.

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    Prints signed by the artist! Scott Draves has just donated 75 6.25x11.5 abstract photographic prints (on 12x8 photo paper) to our cause, suitable for framing. The prints are made at ElectricSheep.org using Scott's open source fractal flame algorithm.

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    Party with us! One 10/16 afterparty ticket, plus all the $5 perks.

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    Prints signed by the artist! Scott Draves has just donated 5 8x8in abstract photographic prints (on 12x8 photo paper) to our cause, suitable for framing. The prints, suitable for framing, are made at ElectricSheep.org using Scott's open source fractal flame algorithm.

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    Signed Prints! Receive one 16x20" signed archival inkjet print by Phil Stearns (each is one of an edition of two), a digital image produced by intentionally corrupting computer hardware. See more information and pictures in Update #4.

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    It’s Tee time! Receive a limited edition artist print all-over t-shirt ($65 value) with the LISA logo. Vote on the T-shirt design. Free attendance at a Lightning Talks rehearsal in early October and inclusion on the LISA private salon invitation mailing list. You also get one afterparty ticket, plus the $5 perks.

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    Framed prints signed by the artist! Anne Spalter has generously donated ($350 value each) 11 unique archival ink jet prints size 9x14" made with custom software from her photos of Las Vegas. These gorgeous prints arrive ready to hang (please add $20 for shipping framed art work). Please write us a note stating your first, second and third choice of Seraphim, Double Vision, Landing in Las Vegas, or I'm Leaving You for the Groove (see Update #5 for photos). First come first serve on print choice.

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    Framed prints signed by the artist! Anne Spalter has generously donated ($350 value each) 11 unique archival ink jet prints size 9x14" made with custom software from her photos of Dubai. These gorgeous prints arrive ready to hang (please add $20 for shipping framed art work). Please write us a note stating your first and second choice of Blue Note, Triangulation, or Kingdom by the Sea (see Update #5 for photos). First come first serve on print choice.

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    Framed prints signed by the artist! Anne Spalter has generously donated ($350 value each) 11 unique archival ink jet prints size 9x14" made with custom software from her photos of Las Vegas. These gorgeous prints arrive ready to hang (please add $20 for shipping framed art work). Please write us a note stating your first choice of Structured Wave or The Fountainhead (see Update #5 for photos). First come first serve on print choice.

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    Framed prints signed by the artist! Anne Spalter has generously donated ($350 value each) 11 unique archival ink jet prints size 9x14" made with custom software from her photos of Dubai. These gorgeous prints arrive ready to hang (please add $20 for shipping framed art work). Please write us a note stating your first choice of Desert Flower or Mirror Mirror (see Update #5 for photos). First come first serve on print choice.

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    Glorious! Receive a unique 23x35" signed archival inkjet print (edition of 1) by Phil Stearns. View picture in Update #4.

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    You’re in! Receive a full ticket to the 10/16 conference and afterparty, a limited edition all-over print conference t-shirt by Scott Draves, and vote on the T-shirt design. Plus inclusion on the LISA private salon invitation mailing list and the $5 perks.

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    Become a conference sponsor. Your logo will be included on our printed conference program and website. We will announce your sponsorship on our social media channels, including a brief paragraph about your entity with a logo or picture in an email update to our list, on our blog at http://softwareandart.com, Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. Includes 2 full tickets to conference and afterparty.

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    Become a Gold conference sponsor. Includes 3 full tickets, all the other benefits of conference sponsorship above, larger logos on our conference materials, plus an on-stage announcement about your organization and your logo projected onscreen. We will also include you in a press release about our conference.

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    Become a LISA Artist-In-Residence sponsor. $4K of this sponsorship goes straight to the artist! Includes 3 full tickets, all the other benefits of gold sponsorship, an interview with your organization’s representative on our blog at softwareandart.com, and a brief paragraph about your company on the conference website. PLUS 3 90-minute creativity enhancement/teambuilding/educational sessions given by a custom selected LISA artist at your home or office, and an art show by that artist at your location (complete with opening reception including refreshments and hors d'oeuvres).

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    Sponsor the Afterparty! It will be amazing enough already, but so much more AWESOME with free beverages thanks to YOUR COMPANY. Includes 3 full conference tickets and 10 more afterparty tickets. We’ll go into full sell-out mode and plaster your company name and logo everywhere we can at the party. Your brand will become associated with the hippest artists working in tech today, and your team will meet a network of talented professionals working in tech art and music, interactive advertising, art curating, content development and software programming.

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    Sponsor our Speakers' Dinner on the eve of the conference, Monday, October 15. Five people from your team will dine with all the available speakers, panelists and moderators at an elegant Manhattan restaurant. Primo personal and professional networking. Includes all gold perks too!

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