Access Grid & MARCEL

Access Grid is the interactive multicasting environment of choice of the MARCEL membership allowing several sites to communicate simultaneously.  MARCEL has been using Access Grid since its beginning and several members are operating over it regularly and many more are in the process of connecting.  You will find a list of those members at the end of this message.  We would like to encourage more and more of the membership to join in.

Access Grid was built by the Argonne National Laboratory near Chicago and is available as a research tool to anyone wishing to use it.  It is a well-supported program and we are in communication with Argonne discussing how we might better use AG for art.  You can find further information on AG at and download the free software from that site.

There are several existing venues over AG and we have one, the MARCEL Room.  Our web site will soon have a link to it which will show those connected to that venue and any activity happening in that virtual space for those who elect to be seen.  The MARCEL Room can be found in the list of Access Grid venues under non-profit organisations.

Members are encouraged to open a permanent link to the MARCEL Room as a causal always-available virtual meeting space, but also in order to see what else may be happening over the network.  This feature has just begun, so activity is still very new and very limited.  With your participation, this should change.

If you are interested or if you have any problems connecting, please contact us.

Access Grid Contacts
Site, Contact person & email address

Already online:

University of Maine, New Media Dept., Orono, Maine, USA, Mike Scott,

Wimbledon School of Art, London, UK, Grzesiek Sedek,

University of California at San Diego, Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, Miller Puckette,

Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, Many Ayromlou,

CIANT, Prague, Czech Rep., Viliam Sinko,

University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, Malik Sharafutdinov,

London School of Economics & Political Science, Dept. of Media & Communications, UK, Frederik Lesage,

University of Manchester, e-Science Team, Manchester Computing, UK, Mike Daw,

IRCAM, Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France, Remi Desmonet ,

Going on line soon:

Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC), Queen’s University, Belfast, UK, Pedro Rebelo,

University of East London, Architecture & Visual Arts, UK, John Holder,

Salford University, School of Art & Design, Manchester, UK, Mathias Fuchs,

University of Central Lancashire, UK, Aneta Krzemien,

Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada, Rob Inkster,

Kansas City Art Institute, Patrick Clancy : Chair of Photography & Digital Film, USA,

Syracuse University, Sculpture Dept. New, York, USA, Sam Van Aken, Coordinator,

University of Washington, DXARTS, USA, James Coupe,

University of California at Santa Cruz, USA, Ralph Abraham,

Centre Georges-Pompidou, Institut de recherche et d’Innovation, Paris, France,

Bournemouth University, SCAN/Media Dept., UK, Helen Sloan,

Don Foresta, Paris, France,


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