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----------------------------------------------------------- New Media Show & Tell October 17 Plug in to an afternoon of new media, new art and new ideas at the Surrey Art Gallery on Sunday, October 17, 1-5pm. Join artists, engineers, scientists, archivists and others in discussions and demonstrations of art using the Internet, databases, digital photography and partnerships with science. Admission is free. Alexandre Castonguay will begin the afternoon with a presentation about the Ottawa-based agency Artengine. Castonguay is the artistic director of this artist-run Internet site for visual and media artists. Federally incorporated and not-for-profit, Artengine is devoted to the propagation of art on the Internet and the artistic exploration of new technologies. Artengine programmed the database that supports the on-line version of Sylvia Grace Borda's project, Every Bus Stop in Surrey, BC, on exhibit at the Surrey Art Gallery until November 7. Sylvia Grace Borda will follow with an illustrated lecture that discusses the historical precedents, her process and her postproduction thoughts on this epic project. Ms. Borda is quickly gaining an international profile for her documentary photographs of transportation systems and the architecture of subway stations and airports of cities including Tokyo, London, and Taipei. Ms. Borda is a Vancouver-based artist, a faculty member of the Emily Carr Institute, and an Associate Researcher at UBC in digital and studio arts. She recently launched SAW Gallery's net art portal, and this year will exhibit in Shanghai (Liu Hai Su Art Museum as part of adjunct events at the Shanghai Biennale) and in Taipei (Eslite Vision Art Space). Paloma Campbell, an archivist and guest writer, will serve as a respondent to Borda's presentation, and begin a discussion on the issues and ideas raised by Every Bus Stop in Surrey, BC in relation to archiving through images, mapping using digital technology and other concepts. Following the discussions, artists and the public are invited to participate in a networking reception at 3pm. This is an informal "show & tell" for artists and the public to meet and share their on-line work and favourite art websites. At 4pm, Zainub Verjee, Media Arts Programs Officer for the Canada Council for the Arts will present information on the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) New Media Initiative, which partners artists with scientists. This event is part of the New Forms Festival, a celebration of international media arts being held in the Lower Mainland October 14-28. www.newformsfestival.com The Surrey Art Gallery is located in the Surrey Arts Centre, on 88 Avenue at King George Hwy. Admission to the Gallery is free - donations are welcome. Ph: 604-501-5566 or www.arts.surrey.ca -- H-MUSEUM H-Net Network for Museums and Museum Studies E -Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org WWW: http://www.h-museum.net