Locus Sonus, the Aix-en-Provence School of Art’s post-graduate arts study program on art & audio, is now accepting submissions for the 2006-2007 session. The deadline for submissions is July 16, 2006. More information can be found at the Locus Sonus website: link.
I mention it here, because I occasionally intervene in Locus Sonus affairs, as my interests and those of my students often overlap with the Atelier Son. I often collaborate explicitly and implicitly with Peter Sinclair who is one of the co-founders of the project. The other co-founder is Jérôme Joy, who has been doing interesting online work for years, and was one of my rare protectors while in residence at the overtly hostile Villa Arson. I have also in the past sat in on the scientific council and participated in their think-tank sessions, so I’m more or less a part of this crazy thing which is turning out to be an interesting experiment on how research could be conducted within an art school without following the university research model. That said, we are associated with the French national scientific research agency (http://www.cnrs.org/) via the Université de Provence. It should also be made clear that while there is a lot of Pure Data explored in this post-graduate program, it is not as code-oriented at the Atelier Hypermedia, and is oriented more specifically at exploring two fundamental fields: sound/network & sound/space. My work is clearly more image-centric, despite all the noisy interfaces — hence the one-foot-in-one-foot-out participation.
If you’re interested, check out the Locus Sonus website. Make sure your French is up to par (a requirement, obviously).