P U B L I C:
The AeA has thus far presented 7 annual iterations of "The Carnival of
e-Creativity" (CeC, pron. Sek, see links above right), the first
three of which were played out as "The Carnival of e-Creativity & Change-agents Conclave"
(CeC & CaC, pron. Sek & Sak), in league with and across several venues
of India International Centre, New Delhi
(2006 through 2008).
CeC has since then been played out at Sattal Estate, in the Lower Himalaya of Kumaon
(Uttarakhand, India || 2009 through 2012)
These are largely public incidents that bring together cutting-edge experimental Creative Practitioners of all
description from around India and the world, within the framework of a sort of peer-group conclave, wherein
everybody who is formally scheduled to present or perform is expected to bring something absolutely new to the table.
To view some press coverage of the incident in 2008, which was its last year in Delhi, go
"Research & Innovation Ashram #001" was notionally
launched early-2012, upon a small plot of land in Petunia village, near Sattal/Bhimtal/Nainital, in the Lower
Himalaya of Kumaon (Uttarakhand, India)
This a concept we had tabled in the public domain late-2006, in service of the greater public good for countries
such as India. And, whereas our own attempt to manifest the concept on the ground may never be everything we would
wish it to be, the basic concept itself is something we warmly encourage almost anybody and everybody to look to
invent and implement their own versions of, for themselves and their communities, almost anywhere and everywhere
The AeA is also engaged
upon establishment of a global convergence centre for e-Creative
Practitioners and Change-agents, and always looking for partners
and supporters to initiate a substantial program for surveying
and benchmarking of the burgeoning unorganized sectors of public
technology-education in India and several other parts of the world.
A R C H I V E
S & G A Z E T T E S:
The IDEA [Indian Documentary
of Electronic Arts]
is a very simple creative sharing matrix for e-Creative Practitioners
and associated individuals & organizations from all over
the world to share their works, visions, aspirations, experiments
and communiqués, etc. on a common platform that can be
distributed, retrieved and archived for the future.
Almost 1,000 copies of
each CD-Gazette of The IDEA are distributed free to identified
e-artists and associated individuals & organizations all
over the world through the six month period following individual
are available for purchase after this).
The 7 gazettes issued
so far are also now hosted online by the e-music pioneer &
Special Advisor to The AeA)
Laurie Spiegel, at http://retiary.org/idea
The IDEA series of CD-gazettes
and the overall archive of original materials that the project
has gathered on CDs and DVDs since 1999 are now reckoned by several
people in the know to be "one of the most significant
historical archives of the worldwide digital arts movement available
anywhere in the early twenty-first century."
Originally an independent
project of the Managing Trustee of The AeA in his private capacity,
The IDEA and it's archives are mentored and stored by The AeA
since January 2005.
To read a small article on the archive, which appeared in the 'Art Cart'
column of The Indian Express, April 29, 2008, go
F E L L O W S H I P S:
The AeA offers residential
fellowships on a case-by-case basis to e-Creative Practitioners
and associated Individuals developing outstanding independent
The underpinning principle
of the Fellowship is to offer e-Creative change-agents an opportunity
to get close to "who we all are as human beings, even
as we look to transform ourselves," and will therefore
normally comprise residency in some appropriate outpost of rural
Accordingly, the first
Fellowship Residence is "The 2nd Last Resort" at Sattal,
in the lower Kumaon area of the Himalayan Indian state of Uttarakand
(above, during construction, and presently on loan to The AeA). It is a simple open-plan cottage,
located within walking distance of a small town (Bhimtal) and several little lakes suitable
for swimming, fishing and some boating
(Sattal actually means Seven
Lakes). Whereas Fellows
are normally expected to carry their own equipment, a basic media-lab
is set up as and when required, and there is an abundance of hand-tools always available.
N O T E: [i] Fellows
in Residence are expected to also engage themselves at some level
during their tenures in mentoring children of lesser-privileged
communities in the neighbourhood (e.g.
by presenting occasional 'Awareness Modules' as referred to under
[ii] Individual Fellows may also be hosted in other suitable
accomodation in the neighbourhood, or even entirely elsewhere
in grassroots India, on a case-by-case basis with appropriate
and ample prior notice. [iii] Fellowships will NOT normally
include any travel-grant or other cash-support.
Only one Fellowship Residency
is normally offered in this particular cottage in any one year,
for any 1-3 months between June-October. Applications completed
in all respects must reach The AeA's mailing address at anytime
before the beginning of the particular year applied for to be
The Fellowship Application
Form can be downloaded here.
Please do not worry that it has not been updated awhile.
D I P L O M A S:
The AeA will issue Diplomas
to individuals completing outstanding guided-research or project-development
on any aspect or stream of e-Creative Practice under its guidance
Certificates may in certain cases be issued
to individuals completing other works for, or on behalf of,
N O T E: Guidance-fees
may be charged in some cases. However, The AeA
does not set out to be an educational institution with regular
classes and courses.
Diploma aspirants and
Certificate aspirants are invited to contact The AeA directly
for all further information.
G R A S S R O O T S:
The AeA presents basic
'Awareness Modules' in various circumstances, to promote e-Creative
awareness, aspiration and imagination.
Individual projects suggested
by participants may be mentored to completion by The AeA on a
**Singers and Musicians
will be encouraged and mentored to record and master finished
works using The AeA's facilities, on an ongoing case-by-case
N O T E: Whereas The
AeA normally develops and presents Awareness Modules as a
free public service, it also accepts invitations to do so
for a fee, as and where appropriate.
Supporters and Benficiaries are invited to contact The AeA directly
for all further information.