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

Update #5

Only 32 hours left! New framed prints from Anne Spalter.

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Dear Friends,

WE MADE IT! Thank you so much to everyone who is making this conference a reality. Can we make our new goal of $20,000? This will allow us, among other things, to release videos of some of the conference sessions on the web so that anyone who can't make it can see what they missed, and start making plans to attend next year!

Wednesday at midnight is the last day to buy our pre-sales tickets for $400. Starting Thursday, you can buy them on Eventbrite for $500 ($100 discount may continue to be available for a limited time through our distribution partners). Afterparty ticket price is going up to $40.

We are thrilled to announce that Anne Morgan Spalter has generously donated 11 unique framed, signed prints at the unbelievable $200 pledge level (they usually sell for $350). Each an edition of one, the digital video paintings are created with custom software from photographs she shot in the desert cities of Las Vegas and Dubai. It's first come first serve with unique prints, so do not delay if you love something. My personal favorite is "Blue Note" - it's like swimming to God.

Anne says, "Both places spoke to my obsession with modern landscape and each provided compellingly unique visual detail to work with. Both cities were constructed and emerged suddenly from a desert. Each was designed with clear goals for commerce, entertainment, and lifestyle. No expense was spared in the hyper-luxurious Disney-like hotel and casino creations in Las Vegas, and, likewise, a vast fortune has been spent constructing Dubai with its iconic buildings such as the Burj Al Arab and the world’s tallest skyscraper, the Burj Khalifa. Whereas the cities of the East Coast and most of Europe have evolved over hundreds of years, these two are relatively recent, with Dubai, a city of almost two million people, being built in a mere 40 years...The symmetrical patterning satisfies a basic perceptual and aesthetic desire for order by reducing the overdose of complexity that video capture can confer. While recognizable objects and motions remain, they now have the context of a basic, highly structured visual language. Celebrating the same philosophy as the action painters and surrealists, my creative methodology uses automated computational functions that create random features and arrangements. The changing angles and centers of focus create a constantly emerging stylized landscape with the objects, motions, colors and atmosphere of the actual scene but without the uniform photographic Western perspective. The results are sometimes reminiscent of psychedelic art. Although my work is not related to any substance effects, I do believe that the computer offers a new tool for transcendental visual thinking and, in the case of these landscapes, serves to disorient the viewer and force a new perspective, both literally and figuratively.

Choose your $200 pledge carefully, as each pledge is of a different group (to maximize chances that you will get your first choice).  See attached images for details.  For higher resolution images, see Las Vegas and Dubai

Bio: Anne Spalter created and taught the first fine art digital media courses at both the Rhode Island School of Design RISD and Brown University. Her book, The Computer in the Visual Arts has become a standard reference text used at over a hundred universities throughout the world. She has served on committees and boards for the Digital Art Museum, Journal of Mathematics and Art, ACM SIGGRAPH, and her work is included in leading contemporary collections in the US, Europe and the Middle East as well as in museums such as the Albright-Knox (Buffalo, NY), the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum (Providence, RI), and the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK). Spalter’s recent New York City solo show (featuring geometrically patterned video works generated from footage she shot in traffic, from aerial perches, at airports, and on the highway) received reviews in Modern Painters, ArtSlant, PostMediumCrituque, ArtDaily, the Sundance Channel and more.

All: Please post this link to facebook and twitter. We want as many friends of friends to know about the ticket pre-order as possible, before the price goes up.

Thank you,

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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    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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