ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art

ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art ASPECT is a biannual DVD publication. Our mission is to distribute and archive works of time-based art. Each issue highlights artists working in new or experimental media, whose works are best documented in video or sound.
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50 Great Works of Video Art That You Can Watch Online
06/25/2013
50 Great Works of Video Art That You Can Watch Online

50 Great Works of Video Art That You Can Watch Online

There are several reasons why video art is underexposed. Part of it has to do with the hard-to-shake reputation that video art is just too campy and esoteric — an opinion espoused by Jack Donaghy a...

We are proud to unveil our latest and final DVD release, Volume 21: A Good Place To Stop!The issue features works by Jon...
05/01/2013
A Good Place to Stop | ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art

We are proud to unveil our latest and final DVD release, Volume 21: A Good Place To Stop!

The issue features works by Jonathan Gitelson, Chris Milk & Aaron Koblin, Larson & Shindelman, Carolyn Shadid Lewis, Bogdan Perzynski, Alicia Eggert & Alexander Reben, Pilvi Takala, and JR Uretsky & Kayo Nakamura.

Congrats to our friends over at Big Red & Shiny, who have made their fundraising goal (and then some) through Kickstarte...
09/26/2012
BIG RED SHINDIG

Congrats to our friends over at Big Red & Shiny, who have made their fundraising goal (and then some) through Kickstarter. The ASPECT Collector they were offering is already sold, but there are still some great rewards and five days left to pledge!

Did you miss us? We're relaunching Boston's favorite online art journal and need your help.

For a limited time, the entire ASPECT collection is available at a discounted price. Now through October 31 only!
09/26/2012
Sprint to the Finish | ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art

For a limited time, the entire ASPECT collection is available at a discounted price. Now through October 31 only!

Get every DVD ASPECT has ever published PLUS the last two volumes (to be released in Fall 2012 and Spring 2013) for just$500! Help us raise the funds we need to get our last two issues to press. This is the best deal ASPECT has ever offered. Available only until October 31, 2012

06/27/2012

OPEN CALL DUE AUGUST 1, 2012

ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a biannual DVD publication, is currently accepting submissions of time-based work for V21: A GOOD PLACE TO STOP.

After ten years, twenty-six DVDs, and the published works of over 200 artists, ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art reaches its conclusion with Volume 21: A Good Place to Stop. We are currently accepting submissions that explore the concept of endings. We will review installation, video, performance, sound and any other work best documented in time-based format.

ASPECT asks artist/commentator pairs to submit proposals of time-based work. Commentators may be curators, historians, critics, or educators who can offer a distinct perspective on the work. Criteria for selection will include the qualifications of the commentator and the quality of the work. Audio recordings of the commentary will be assembled after the submissions have been selected.

SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE:

-Video documentation (less than 15 minutes in length)
-A brief (100 word) statement regarding the submitted work
-Resume of the artist, resume of commentator
-Contact information for the commentator and artist
-Brief notes outlining the proposed commentary w/ respect to theme

Submissions must be received by August 1, 2012, sent to*:
ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art
46 Waltham Street, suite 108
Boston, MA 02118
617.695.0500
* please do not ship with signature required

OPEN CALL DUE AUGUST 1, 2012ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a biannual DVD publication, is currently accepting s...
06/27/2012

OPEN CALL DUE AUGUST 1, 2012

ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a biannual DVD publication, is currently accepting submissions of time-based work for V21: A GOOD PLACE TO STOP.

After ten years, twenty-six DVDs, and the published works of over 200 artists, ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art reaches its conclusion with Volume 21: A Good Place to Stop. We are currently accepting submissions that explore the concept of endings. We will review installation, video, performance, sound and any other work best documented in time-based format.

ASPECT asks artist/commentator pairs to submit proposals of time-based work. Commentators may be curators, historians, critics, or educators who can offer a distinct perspective on the work. Criteria for selection will include the qualifications of the commentator and the quality of the work. Audio recordings of the commentary will be assembled after the submissions have been selected.

SUBMISSIONS MUST INCLUDE:

-Video documentation (less than 15 minutes in length)
-A brief (100 word) statement regarding the submitted work
-Resume of the artist, resume of commentator
-Contact information for the commentator and artist
-Brief notes outlining the proposed commentary w/ respect to theme

Submissions must be received by August 1, 2012, sent to*:
ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art
46 Waltham Street, suite 108
Boston, MA 02118
617.695.0500
* please do not ship with signature required

Nineteenth volume released
05/23/2012

Nineteenth volume released

As tools of communication evolve, so does language itself. While globalization expands our notion of community and networked culture shrinks the boundaries between public and private, the strategies through which we communicate are thrown into question.
featuring:
Dirk Adams, Anna Stothart, Yolanda Domínguez, Ciuco Gutiérrez, Kevin Hamilton and Lara Scott, Matt Freedman, James Sham, Nina Katchadourian and Sandra Skurvida, Elizabeth Watkins, Grant Wahlquist, Rachel Perry Welty, Leonie Bradbury, I-Yeh Wu, and Yu Ling Chou.
http://www.aspectmag.org/issue/communication

Eighteenth volume released, V18: Export China
05/23/2012

Eighteenth volume released, V18: Export China

In recent decades, China has undergone massive change. Yet, the country is also home to what is arguably the oldest continuous culture in the world. This dichotomy may be the cohesive element of the volume.
featuring:
Lana Z Caplan, Liz Munsell, Fang Lu, Carol Yinghua, Ben Houge, Rebecca Catching,
Linda C.H. Lai, Kimburley Choi, Lily & Honglei, Stephen Persing, Ma Yongfeng, Edward Sanderson, Caspar Stracke, Kathy Brew, Tsang Kin-Wah, Álvaro Rodríguez Fominaya, Wang Gongxin, and Barbara London.
http://www.aspectmag.org/issue/export-china

Seventeenth volume released, V17: Hi-Tech
05/23/2012

Seventeenth volume released, V17: Hi-Tech

In our era of planned obsolescence and weekly technological breakthroughs, innovation is the norm. How can we move past novelty and use new technologies to ask questions about contemporary culture?
featuring:
Marnix De Nijs, Arie Altena, Eduardo Kac, Simone Osthoff, Anne Leighton Massoni, Adrian Duran, Nikhil Murthy, Catherine Taft, Anna G. Norton, Ashley Peel Pinkham, Mark Stock, Phaedra Shanbaum, Stephen Vitiello, Elaine Mehalakes, Jeff Warmouth, and Matthew Nash.
http://www.aspectmag.org/issue/hi-tech

Sixteenth volume released, V16: Lo-Tech
05/23/2012

Sixteenth volume released, V16: Lo-Tech

The term lo-tech also describes modern techniques and equipment which are no longer cutting-edge; as the rate of technological advancement increases, nostalgia for fleeting technologies swells.
featuring:
Shannon Lee Castleman, Weng Choy Lee, Matthew Gamber, Amani Olu, The Green Eyl, Peter Hall, Hotel Modern, John Bell, Jeff Kolar, Meredith Kooi, Linda Price-Sneddon, Nick Capasso,
Joshua Rosenstock, Wayne Marshall, Tore Terrasi, Benjamin Lima, Lo Vid, and Ed Halter.
http://www.aspectmag.org/issue/lo-tech

05/16/2012

Dear ASPECT friends:

After ten years, twenty-six DVDs and the published works of over 200 artists, the staff and board of ASPECT have decided to stop publishing our DVD periodical. Looking back on what we have accomplished, it is no understatement to say that we took on the art world and changed the way it looks at new media art.

When ASPECT published our first DVD in 2003 there were few, if any, dedicated new media programs at the graduate or undergraduate level in the world. Youtube and Facebook did not yet exist. At that time the idea of getting video directly from artists and publishing it for the use and consumption of universities, students and other artists was considered impossible. A DVD periodical was an unknown idea, and it took several years to educate the public as to the potential of such a format.

Today, new media art programs exist at universities around the world. Many artists publish their work on their own website or on video sharing services. Video art is a much more accepted and understood medium, and the broader genre of new media art has been accepted and integrated into galleries, museums and academia. However, the concept of pairing primary source material and critical analysis in the same publication remains unique to ASPECT.

The world has changed around us and accepted the genre, format and approach that ASPECT has been highlighting. Therefore it is time for us to say thank you to all the artists who have contributed their work, the commentators who have lent their time and expertise, and the staff and volunteers over the years who have made this publication possible.

Bill Arning, director of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and a renowned expert on new media who was involved with ASPECT from its beginnings recalls, “When ASPECT started there was great confusion about how art lovers and students were to experience time-based artworks, with no clearly defined distribution systems in place. ASPECT’s vision was to put DVDs directly into the hands of eager viewers until the art world mechanisms could catch up to what the best artists were making. I am proud to have been part of this history.”

In Spring 2013, we will be publishing our final release, Volume 21: A Good Place to Stop. We hope you have enjoyed ASPECT over the past ten years, and will continue to use our disks and online resources for years to come.

Thank you.

Michael Mittelman
Founder

Volume 18 artist Ben Houge is speaking tonight at MIT, as part of a panel on sound and real-time systems. Check out the ...
02/15/2012

Volume 18 artist Ben Houge is speaking tonight at MIT, as part of a panel on sound and real-time systems. Check out the details here: http://tinyurl.com/7y2frua

Artist Wang Gongxin (featured in V.18: Export China) speaks tonight at Harvard's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.
02/09/2012
Artist Talk- Wang Gongxin

Artist Wang Gongxin (featured in V.18: Export China) speaks tonight at Harvard's Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts hosts a prestigious lecture series and a variety of exhibitions in the gallery at ground level and the third floor Sert Gallery.

We're proud to announce the release of ASPECT Volume 18: Export China! Check out clips and more info on the ASPECT websi...
11/16/2011
Export China | ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art

We're proud to announce the release of ASPECT Volume 18: Export China! Check out clips and more info on the ASPECT website.

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09/08/2011

The ASPECT Video Viewer is for iPad is now available in the iTunes store. The app is free, but you need a subscription to watch the videos. Email [email protected] if you want a free 1 month subscription to help us test.

08/10/2011
Aspect-EZ V.3: Text & Image

Aspect-EZ V.3: Text & Image

Come submit your videos for Aspect-EZ's current open call! The theme is "Text + Image." Submissions are due by September 7, 2011. Please visit www.aspectmag.com/ez for more information!

art and technology blog We Make Money Not Art reviews v.16: Lo Tech and v.17: Hi Tech
06/22/2011
ASPECT, the Chronicle of new Media Art: Lo-tech and Hi-Tech - we make money not art

art and technology blog We Make Money Not Art reviews v.16: Lo Tech and v.17: Hi Tech

ASPECT Magazine releases periodically DVDs documenting works by 5-10 artists working in new or experimental media. The videos of the pieces can be viewed in their original version or accompanied by the audio commentary of an expert. The commentators usually start with a description of the work then

ASPECT-EZ 2: FAILURE
05/22/2011

ASPECT-EZ 2: FAILURE

EXTENDED DEADLINE on our call for submissions for Vol. 18: Export China
12/08/2010
Open Call Volume 18: Export China | ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art

EXTENDED DEADLINE on our call for submissions for Vol. 18: Export China

ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a biannual DVD publication, is currently accepting submissions of work for V18: EXPORT CHINA. EXTENDED DEADLINE: MARCH 1, 2011 In recent decades, China has undergone massive social, economic and cultural change, altering its citizens’ view of the world and

Aspect EZ: Strangely Funny Opening
12/01/2010

Aspect EZ: Strangely Funny Opening

Check out the open call for FAILURE, the next installment of the Aspect EZ series!
11/17/2010
OPEN CALL - ASPECT-EZ: FAILURE | ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art

Check out the open call for FAILURE, the next installment of the Aspect EZ series!

ASPECT-EZ is a new series of events and DVD publications coordinated by ASPECT to provide support for emerging artists. These events will be under the auspices of the curatorial team at ASPECT, and produced by young interns and guest organizers. FAILURE is the second installment of ASPECT-EZ.

09/06/2010
OPEN CALL for ASPECT-EZ Event: Strangely Funny

Deadline Reminder: Wednesday, September 8th is your last chance to submit to Strangely Funny

ASPECT-EZ ASPECT-EZ is a new series of events and online projects coordinated by ASPECT to provide support for emerging artists. These events will be under the auspices of the curatorial team at ASPECT, and produced by young interns and guest organizers. Strangely Funny, a video show at ASP

08/04/2010

Check out the open call for our new ASPECT-EZ series!

06/02/2010
OPEN CALLS FOR V.16: LO-TECH AND V.17:HI-TECH

ASPECT seeks work for V.17: Hi-tech—Due August 1, 2010.

V16: Lo-tech—Due May 1, 2010 V17: Hi-tech—Due August 1, 2010 ASPECT: The Chronicle of New Media Art, a biannual DVD publication, is currently accepting submissions of work for V16: Lo-tech, and V17: Hi-tech. Artists have historically co-opted emerging technology, adapting and expan

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