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These sites are the most exciting sites and organizations we have found that support, promote, or discuss technology-based art. Some are very specific, such as focusing only on computer graphics, while others host intellectual discussion regarding the intersection of art and technology.

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We Make Money Not Art
This is one of our favorite sites. They find the best radical art intersections between culture, design and technology. Totally fun. And they have new content all the time.
Rhizome
Excellent site and a great organization. They showcase emerging art, events, and background info on exceptional artists. "Rhizome is dedicated to the creation, presentation, preservation, and critique of emerging artistic practices that engage technology. "
Dorkbot
A great worldwide organization showcasing emerging art with meetings and events. They have a San Francisco chapter. As they put it, "People doing strange things with electricity".
Burningman
An annual event of 50,000 people focusing on free expression, art, fire, and technology. It's the larget art show on earth, and much of it relies on high technology to make it happen. It's an amazing event.
Black Rock Arts Foundation
This non-profit organization originated from people who were inspired by Burningman. They fund large public art projects, and host events (such as the Fire Arts Expo, etc.) but primarily sponsor installations that are interactive and community-based.
Turbulence
Turbulence has commissioned over 150 works ($600,000) in the last 12 years and has exhibited and promoted artists' work through its Artists Studios, Guest Curator, and Spotlight sections. Turbulence commissions, exhibits, and archives new emerging hybrid networked art forms. They are an impressive organization.
ASCI
Great organization. A network for artists who either use or are inspired by science and technology
Eyebeam
Great site. Eyebeam is an art and technology center providing tools for digital research and experimentation.
SIGGRAPH
SIGGRAPH (Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics) is the premier organization of computer graphics and animation. They host a great yearly conference in August, yet have monthly hi-tech meetings all over the US.
Ylem
Ylem is a San Francisco group that focuses on artists using science and technology. They have a list of artists with their links of art.
Critical-Art
They create humorous and provocative biotech art. We love what they do.
Taste-E
They have international links of artists, events, organizations, and e-zines related to the electronic arts.
Art & Science - Lynda Williams
This was the class web site on science and art for a course Lynda Williams taught at the San Francisco Art Institute
Arts Lab
ArtsLab is a Leonardo/ISAST project supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. They have some great links and resources from high profile art activists.
Links from Stephen Wilson
Stephen Wilson is a professor of Art at San Francisco State University. He has compiled a massive list of links related to all aspects of art and technology. This is a great - and massive - resource.

:: Foundations ::

The Foundation Center
First rate San Francisco organization that helps organizations receive grant money. They have books, seminars, an open library, and your local library may also have direct access to them
Grantmakers in the Arts
GIA is an organization that serves grant makers. They focus on who gives money to who (in the arts) .
National Endowment of the Arts
Site of the (U.S.) National Endowment of the Arts.It's OK, but more really big projects.
Council on Foundations
"Provides the opportunity, leadership and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good."
Daniel Langlois Foundation
He founded Softimage (a major 3D animation program and company) and with his money he created this excellent organization supporting technology and the arts. It's a great looking site, too! Check out the amazing art projects he funded. Yet, funding, for now, has ended.
Artadia
Artadia's mission is to encourage innovative practice and dialogue across the United States by providing visual artists in specific communities.
Creative Capital
They fund artists.
Art Science Research Lab
Intellectual site co-created by Stephen Jay Gould, focusing on the lifework of the French-American artist, Marcel Duchamp

:: Annual Events ::

Burningman
An annual week-long event in late August with 50,000 people who meet in the desert near Reno, Nevada, to participate in free expression, art, fire, and technology. An amazing event.
Ars Electronica Festival
In Linz, Austria. Focuses on art, technology, and society. They also hold various competitions
SIGGRAPH
The premier worldwide organization focusing on computer graphics and animation. They have an annual conference in August demonstrating new technologies, and includes courses and a theater of the best computer animation of the year.
Graphite
International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques in Australasia and Southeast Asia.