This glossary contains terms used for describing the matters related to art and advanced technology. It was compiled by the National Center for Contemporary Arts (Kaliningrad branch) specialists, with the experts advisory support from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts), Art & Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI, New York), ZKM Center for Art- and Mediatechnology (Karlsruhe), with the special help from Svetlana Borinskaja, George Gessert, Tatiana Gorjucheva, David Darrow, Konstantin Mitenev, Ionat Zurr, and Roy Ascott.
On the basis of this glossary Dmitry Bulatov (the Kaliningard Branch of NCCA) in cooperation with Dmitry Scherbo (Department of Medicine and Biology of the State Medical University, Russia) are working on an international encyclopedia covering the terms and concepts of high technology art. The open access on-line encyclopedia at http://www.arschimaera.org.ru/ is the first project aimed at creating a terminological web-page devoted to the theory and practice of sci-art. It provides a comprehensive and detailed terminological representation of high technology art (including such subtrends as telepresence, artificial life, robotics, genetic art, expert systems, ars chimera, non-linear dynamics, neural networks, nanotechnologies, genetic programming, etc). After registering on the site, those interested in adding their terms to the glossary database may do so. We encourage the representatives of contemporary art and science to participate in this international project.
This on-line version of the book "Biomediale. Contemporary Society and Genomic Culture" is not full. The unabridged edition can be purchased in printed form as anthology. Requests should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org (full information) or in written form: 236000, Russia, Kaliningrad, 18, Marx str., The National Publishing House “Yantarny Skaz”. Phone requests: Kaliningrad +7(0112)216251, Saint-Petersburg +7(812)3885881, Moscow +7(095)2867666. On-line bookshop (in Russian): http://www.yantskaz.ru. Full reference to this book: "Biomediale. Contemporary Society and Genomic Culture". Edited and curated by Dmitry Bulatov. The National Centre for Contemporary art (Kaliningrad branch, Russia), The National Publishing House “Yantarny Skaz”: Kaliningrad, 2004. ISBN 5-7406-0853-7