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New reviews/works & current Projects on Furtherfield .

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Website: http://www.furtherfield.org
Location: online

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New reviews/works & current Projects on Furtherfield .

All reviews can either be accessed via this url http://www.furtherfield.org from the front page, or from the links under each of the introductions below.

Lexicon by Andy Deck.

Graphical, interactive software system, exploring the relationship between code, natural language & image making, composing scripts & adding them to a an existing vocabulary. Reviewer: Alison Colman.

http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?From=Index&review_id=131

Media Curation Seminar at VIVID.

Seminar: Curation, preservation & dissemination of media art. Final seminar in the hothaus series, examines challenges of curating & presenting media art. Reviewer: Mark R Hancock.

http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?From=Index&review_id=134

Random Animation Loops by Philip Wood.

`medialounge` is a good name for Philip Wood`s site, since the works are quite relaxing; all together they form a mediasphere covering at least the past century or so. Reviewer: Alan Sondheim.

http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?From=Index&review_id=130

Tales from the Desktop by Sandra Crisp.

A nonlinear sequence of moving images based on desktop icons and screensavers recent media images and soundbites on global climate change.

Reviewer: JanedaPain.

http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?From=Index&review_id=129

Trondheim Matchmaking Festival.

The annual Trondheim Matchmaking (TMM) festival is `an arena for presentations of innovative ideas and artistic projects ´ a place where competence and resources are maintained and developed`. Reviewer: Helen Varley Jamieson.

http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?From=Index&review_id=133

3 Mexico City blogs.

A walk through three Mexico City blogs. Its members are, for the most part, unpublished writers who started their blogs between the years 2001 and 2002. Reviewer: Ivan Monroy-L¢pez.

http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?From=Index&review_id=132

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Other current projects events/exhibitions related to Furtherfield.

HTTP presents Eating Canvas by UK digital artist Jess Loseby. A new media installation of digital paintings on a range of canvas: fabric, screen, paper and televisions. This warm and evocative cyber-domestic work is a convergence of personal and political aesthetics that is reflective and declares a conscious subjectivity. Loseby`s internationally recognised net artworks always demonstrate a keen alertness to her`s and her viewers` positioning in physical, virtual and political space.

For more information: http://www.http.uk.net/

Artist`s Private View – Tuesday 1st March 2004

7pm exhibition opening hours:

1st – 27th March 2005

Friday- Sunday: 12 noon- 5pm

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New Reviews & features on Furthernoise.

In this the first edition of 2005 we are joined by Keyop`s Andrew Palmer who gives us his verdict on Ian Yeager`s new album Music for Guitar & Computer & the new Sijis release from Pasif Perifrastic.

Alex Young casts his ear over Narrpowminded`s most recent release from Psychon and Roger Mills takes a listen to Blevin Blectum`s album Look Magic Maple and Midori Hirano`s EP Poet at the Piano as well as chatting to Midori (recorded telephone interview) about her music and living in Tokyo.

In this months artist feature Furthernoise resident guest Mark Mclaren interviews Paulo Raposo & Stephan Vitiello on Sirr Records compilation and Homage to Maurice Blanchot. He also takes us through the compilations various artist`s responses to the man and his work.

Other releases to get the mutton treatment are Charles Goff III CDR COO STICKY and the feed back improvisations of Claudio Parodi in his release 11`39 5`00 = 20`00.

http://www.furthernoise.org

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Furtherfield is an online platform for the creation, promotion, criticism and archiving of adventurous net art, networked media, artwork for public viewing, experience and interaction.

Furtherfield creates imaginative strategies that actively communicate ideas and issues in a range of digital & terrestrial media contexts; featuring works online and organising global, contributory projects, simultaneously on the Internet, the streets and public venues. Furtherfield focuses on network related projects that explore new social contexts that transcend the digital, or offer a subjective voice that communicates beyond the medium. Furtherfield collaborates with artists, programmers, writers, activists, musicians and thinkers who explore beyond traditional remits.

We can make our own World . . .

Furtherfield.org & HTTP is now supported by Arts Council of England.

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Eating Canvas by Jess Loseby

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Date: 1st – 27th March 2005, Friday- Sunday: 12 noon- 5pm
Location: england

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HTTP presents Eating Canvas by UK digital artist Jess Loseby. A new media installation of digital paintings on a range of canvas: fabric, screen, paper and televisions. This warm and evocative cyber domestic work is a convergence of personal and political aesthetics that is reflective and declares a conscious subjectivity. Loseby`s internationally recognised net artworks always demonstrate a keen alertness to her`s and her viewers` positioning in physical, virtual and political space.

In this exhibition visitors are offered another experience of these relational dynamics. A bank of newspaper-covered TVs loop 10 video clips of meal-times in the artist`s house. Viewers are invited to interact with the same video loops using a touch screen to display a large scale digital painting overlayed with headlines streamed live from online news networks.

http://www.http.uk.net/

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WalesTrade International & Sgrin Cymru Wales: International Elevator Pitch

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Date: 14th & 15th March 2005
Website: www.sgrin.co.uk/2483.html
Location: wales

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You are invited to take part in an interactive workshop with one of Canada’s leading and most honoured producers, Pat Ferns on Monday 14th March from 9.30am at The Hilton Hotel, Cardiff in association with WalesTrade International & Sgrin.

`Pat Ferns enjoys an exceptional reputation in the international film and television industry. He is a visionary leader and innovator, a team and brand builder, a strategic thinker and entrepreneur, as well as a formidable communicator”.

What is your `elevator pitch` to sell? Is it working? Have you found a co-production partner or won business in the international marketplace? Do you want to?

Prior to MIPTV 2005, WalesTrade International together with Sgrin invites Independent Production companies to practice their pitch to find new partners or win new business in the international marketplace.

Pat Ferns will present an interactive workshop on Monday 14th March 2005 at the Hilton Hotel, Cardiff. On Tuesday 15th March, companies are invited to work with Pat in a 1-2-1 coaching session to fine- tune their ´elevator pitch”. These sessions must be booked in advance.

For more information please contact Nicola Pinder (Creative Industries Cluster Manager) on behalf of WalesTrade International – 02920 444 730.

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New net reviews on Furtherfield.org

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Website: http://www.furtherfield.org
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Lexicon by Andy Deck.

Graphical, interactive software system, exploring the relationship between code, natural language & image making, composing scripts & adding them to a an existing vocabulary. Reviewer: Alison Colman.

Media Curation Seminar at VIVID.

Seminar: Curation, preservation & dissemination of media art. Final seminar in the hothaus series, examines challenges of curating & presenting media art. Reviewer: Mark R Hancock.

Random Animation Loops.

`medialounge` is a good name for Philip Wood`s site, since the works are quite relaxing; all together they form a mediasphere covering at least the past century or so. Reviewer: Alan Sondheim.

Tales from the Desktop (2005) – Sandra Crisp.

A nonlinear sequence of moving images based on desktop icons and screensavers recent media images and soundbites on global climate change.

Reviewer: JanedaPain.

Trondheim Matchmaking Festival.

The annual Trondheim Matchmaking (TMM) festival is `an arena for presentations of innovative ideas and artistic projects ´ a place where competence and resources are maintained and developed`. Reviewer: Helen Varley Jamieson.

3 Mexico City blogs.

A walk through three Mexico City blogs. Its members are, for the most part, unpublished writers who started their blogs between the years 2001 and 2002. Reviewer: Ivan Monroy-L¢pez.

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Aspect Ratio Swansea Digital Media Forum

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Date: Tues 15th February 2005
Website: www.aspectratioswansea.com
Location: wales

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Thinking of starting a business…?

Got a small business you want to grow…?

Want support and advice to help you do the right thing…?

THE INCUBATION CHAIN

The first year or two in the life of a new business can be pretty perilous.

It takes time to get up and running ´ you need to make the right contacts, win your first customers and keep adapting your products and services to meet the real-world demands of your market.

There’s also the nitty-gritty of administration ´ keeping track of your finances, managing your time, streamlining your operations and establishing the systems that will help ensure your business has a long and prosperous future.

If you want to give your business the best start in life, a business incubator could be the right choice. Business incubation comes in many forms and caters for the needs of both start-ups and existing businesses. Incubators not only provide office space, but also offer early-stage businesses the networks of support, advice and experience that will help them make the right decisions and avoid the pitfalls of the first few years.

If you want to know more about business incubation in Wales, why not join us at the next Aspect Ratio event? Hear from providers of business incubation, as well as businesses that have first-hand experience of being ‘incubated’, and get straight answers to your questions.

If your business is your baby, why not consider incubation?

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Net.Work@Wales

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Date: First Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm
Website: www.networksatwales.com
Location: wales

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Net.Works @Wales is a vibrant monthly event bringing together digital media entrepreneurs, businesses and key industry leaders to meet, network and discuss topics vital to the growth of the digital media sector.

Designed to add value to anyone working within the industry, each month experts will present their views, roles and experience in shaping this thriving industry and engage in debate giving the audience an opportunity to have a say.

The 2005 series includes Marketing Masterclasses, seminars on new technologies, and advice about growing your business. Visit the website to register for these free events.

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transArt: art in a transit van

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Date: Fri 17th Dec and Tate Liverpool – Sat 18th – 11am-5pm in the cold (and possibly rain).
Website: http://www.benjamincove.com/
Location: england

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Please see attached flyer for details.

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EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SLOVAKIA (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK)

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Date: 21 January 2005, 8:30 pm
Venue:ambient space, Regent Studios Unit 76, 8 Andrews Road, London E8 4QN
Location: england

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For 2005, ambientTV.NETés special partner organisation is BURUNDI, the platform for independent media in Bratislava, Slovakia.
we invite for an evening of slovakian culturejamming with Maria Riskova (founder member and curator of Burundi), Robert Parso (founder of STUPIDesign) and urbsounds. We promise delicious Bryndzove Halusky (cooked by yourselves under Mariaés instructions), a reminder of Slovakia`s place in the global cultural firmament (the village of Warholia claiming its 15 minutes of fame), and experimental sounds from Bratislava`s musical underground, the Urbsounds collective (Jamka).

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ReMote: Creativity and Technology in Wales

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Date: Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of September 2000
Partner: Department of Geography, University of Wales, Lampeter | www.lamp.ac.uk/remote
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This two-day conference aims to stimulate discussion and raise the profile and awareness of creativity and new technology in Wales by drawing together professionals from the arts, business, industry, and education.

Organised by b10c, a forum for creativity and technology, in collaboration with the University of Wales, Lampeter.

Outline:

Through a programme of presentations, seminars, workshops and plenary discussions, this two-day seminar will explore the relationship between creativity, technology, and new media activity at the beginning of the 21st century particularly as it affects regional economic development, education and creative practice.

As the novelty value of an emerging e-culture evaporates, and enthusiasm gives way to a healthy suspicion, it becomes increasingly necessary to acknowledge and promote the possibilities offered by new technology whilst maintaining a critical and balanced view of how technologies impact on our lives and our outlook.

What is not in doubt at this crucial moment is that electronic media is recognised as a significantly different conduit for creativity and communications in various professional practices.

Not least that the convergence of traditional platforms creates new opportunities especially when combined with the growing recognition that, in order to be competitive, individuals and businesses need to link up with others through partnership.

One outcome of this will be nothing less than a radical revision of economic and social geography as the focus of commerce and culture becomes dispersed throughout the regions.

This conference will provide a forum for cross discipline exchanges of ideas between business and industry, science and technology, education and creative practices in Wales in order to meet the real challenges that e-culture presents.

The conference`s aims are to make a grounded and practical intervention in these, sometimes abstract, debates. Its objective is to make an important contribution to the growing culture of professionals in the arts and technology in Wales by bringing together creative and commercial interests in new media.

The event will provide real opportunities for collaboration, alliance and partnership between individuals, organisations and business in Wales by drawing together a broad constituency of people united by diverse involvement with digital media and remote working.

The programme will identify the challenges that working regionally presents and discuss whether Wales could harness its remoteness and the virtual properties of new technology as a way of promoting a light industry in a largely rural country.

It will focus on the social and economic aspects of new technology and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the emergence of new projects. The stranded themes include

* Digital Economies
* From Broadcast to Broadband
* Sustainable Technology
* Remoteness
* Fine Art and New Media
* Web/Virtual Learning Environments
* Presencing
* Design Futures

Speaker drawn from across the United Kingdom with special interest in business, education and the arts will make presentations intended to stimulate discussion and positive interaction in the plenary sessions and social forum.

In addition, a number of b10c initiatives intended to encourage creative and commercial interaction will be facilitated by ReMote. These include the `b10c network`, a professional online network for the arts and technology in Wales established in response to a number of requests for new media skills in Wales, and `bloc refresh`, an online prospectus of courses, workshops, training, and education in art and new technology in Wales.

b10c Refresh

There is a growing demand for piece-meal or refresher courses and on-line structures for education on the practical, theoretical, and artistic understanding of new media towards life long learning.

New media is generally recognised as a prominent vehicle for creativity and communications by many professionals who therefore need to cultivate their knowledge of new media in order to further their practice.

bloc Refresh aims to provide a searchable online prospectus of adult education, graduate and postgraduate courses, workshops, seminars and events on creativity and new technology in Wales.

We are collating prospectus details on long term and short term courses and workshops rather than detailed course structure including contact name and addresses, telephone number, and email.

This initiative will be discussed at the Roundtable: b10c Refresh – Education in Creativity and Technology at the conference ReMote, Creativity and Technology in Wales, September 22nd and 23rd organised by b10c in conjunction with the University of Wales, Lampeter.

The Roundtable: b10c Refresh aims to discuss new structures for education and learning methods and encourage partnerships between education and business

b10c Network

Creativity and communications in various professional practices can converge to create exciting opportunities in responses to the growing recognition that, in order to be competitive, individuals and businesses need to link up with others through partnership.

The bloc Network bring together a broad constituency of individuals and businesses united by diverse involvement with digital media and remote working. The network provides real opportunities for collaboration, alliance and partnership between Wales-based individuals, organisations and business and cross discipline exchanges between business and industry, science and technology, education and creative practices.

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RESEARCH IS NOT TERRORISM

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Date: Monday 7 February 2005 8pm
Venue:Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 2BS
Location: england

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STEVE KURTZ of Critical Art Ensemble, artist, activist and researcher, arrested by the FBI and still facing charges

with CLAIRE PENTECOST from the Critical Art Ensemble Defence Fund.

STEVE KURTZ, member of the internationally celebrated Critical Art Ensemble (CAE), was detained by the FBI last year. He faces a pre-trial hearing in the US on February 10 and speaks 3 days earlier in the UK about this fundamental threat to academic freedom of expression.

CAE is known for its critical discourse and activist practice. CAE stands for the bottom-up appropriation of scientific knowledge and its utilisation for tactical purposes. In recent projects, CAE has created a mobile DNA extractor, which tests groceries for possible genetic modification, and a transgenic bacteria release mechanism. It was this equipment and Kurtz` home biotech lab that generated a chain of bizarre events after the death of Kurtz`s wife when Kurtz himself was detained by the FBI as a suspected bio-terrorist.

Although the bioterrorism charges against Kurtz were finally dropped in late 2004 by a Grand Jury, after an international storm of protest, he was charged with mail fraud (a charge traditionally used by the Department of Justice when they can`t pin another charge on someone they think should be gagged or neutralised).

Also indicted was Robert Ferrell, head of the Department of Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh`s School of Public Health. The charges concern technicalities of how Ferrell helped Kurtz to obtain $256 worth of harmless bacteria for an art project. These new charges still carry a potential jail
sentence of 20 years and threaten many researchers in the sciences who source material in a similar way.