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DWYN: Grennan and Sperandio project

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Date: July 2006
Website: http://www.mayyouliveininterestingtimes.org
Location: wales

Outline:

Artists Grennan and Sperandio are producing Dwyn, a new card game for Cardiff. The artists are inviting member of the public to contribute feedback to the project, by visiting the website: http://www.kartoonkings.com/dwyn

Christopher Sperandio will be in residence at Chapter, Cardiff during July to test the game with groups of gamers, historians, artists and interested individuals, culminating in a tournament at the end of July.

The Dwyn residency is supported by Cywaith Cymru . Artworks Wales as part of May You Live In Interesting Times, Cardiff`s Festival of Creative Technology developed between Chapter and Bloc: Creative Technology Wales.

For more information visit www.mayyouliveininterestingtimes.org

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Going Flexible – A look at Agile Methods and Extreme Programming

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Date: Tuesday 2nd May, 6 – 8pm
Website: http://www.itwales.com/events
Location: wales

Outline:

The next ITWales Software Developers Special Interest Group (NW-SDSIG) event `Going Flexible` – A look at Agile Methods and Extreme Programming (XP) will take place at Technium CAST (Centre for Advanced Software Technology) Park Menai, Bangor on Tuesday 2nd May from 6pm until 8pm.

Doors open at 5.30pm for registration and refreshments.

Dr Robert Gittins will offer an introduction to flexible software development methodologies, demonstrating how one `Agile` methodology – `Extreme Programming (XP)`, can be introduced or even replace existing software development practices to reconcile problems. Audience participation will be welcomed throughout the presentation – especially from anyone with real and repetitive software development problems to solve.

The event will also include an opportunity for networking.

The event forms part of the ITWales Software Developers programme. Attendance is free, but advance registration is required.

To Book go to: http://www.itwales.com/events or contact Rob and Judith, ITWales Bangor by e-mail or phone.

ITWales, School of Informatics, University of Wales Bangor, Dean Street, Bangor, Gwynedd LL57 1UT

E-mail: judith@informatics.bangor.ac.uk
Tel/Fax: 44 (0)1248 388245

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EMARE – CALL FOR ARTISTS

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Date: 15th May 2006
Website: http://www.vivid.org.uk/opportunities.php
Location: international

Outline:

Submissions are invited for the 12th Europe-based Media Artists in Residence Exchange, hosted at VIVID in Birmingham, which will take place from Autumn 2006 to Spring 2007.

Europe-based Media Artists in the fields of digital media including internet and computer based art, filmmakers, sound and video artists are invited to apply for a two month residence based stipend at VIVID, Birmingham; at IMPAKT, Utrecht, Netherlands or at Werkleitz Gesellschaft`s Center for Media Arts in Halle, Germany.

Students are not eligible, but applications from young artists are encouraged. EMARE includes a grant of 2,000 Euro, free accomodation, 250 Euro travel expenses, access to technical facilities and media labs and a professional presentation.

Entries should include a CV, audio/visual documentation of past work and a outline project proposal.

To apply visit the website: www.werkleitz.de/emare or http://www.vivid.org.uk/opportunities.php or contact one of the host venues directly.

Application Deadline: 15th May

Germany: Werkleitz Gesellschaft e.V. EMARE, Peter Zorn , Schleifweg 6, D-06114 Halle (Saale)
tel: 49 345 68246-0 email: emare@werkleitz.de

England: VIVID, Yasmeen Baig Clifford, 140 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham, B9 4AR, UK
tel: 44 (0) 121 766 7876 email: info@vivid.org.uk website: www.vivid.org.uk

Netherlands: Impakt Festival, Arjon Dunnewind, P.O. Box735, NL-3500 AS Utrecht, Niederlande
tel: 31 30 2944-493 email: arjon@impakt.nl website: www.impakt.nl

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Net.Works@Wales – Advertising, Promotion, Marketing

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Date: Tuesday 9 May 2006, 6:30pm
Website: http://www.networksatwales.com/
Location: wales

Outline:

The next NetWorks@Wales event will explore the difference between advertising, promotion and marketing:

*Does advertising work for small businesses?
*When is it right to advertise?
*When is it better to invest in marketing and promotion?

Jon Hollins, from Freshwater UK (www.freshwater-uk.com) and Lisa Barton from Cardiff Business School will explore the issues facing small businesses in their marketing and offer advice on which methods are best suited to small, growing companies.

Jon Hollins heads up the design, advertising and events division of Freshwater UK and has over 15 years experience in the industry. Working in both the public and private sector, Jon has worked for companies such as Lloyds TSB, RAC and the Welsh Development Agency. He has a wide range of experience of advertising, marketing and promotion at a local, national and international level. Jon’s industry specific experience includes FMCG, legal, insurance, medical devices and leisure, and he is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Lisa Barton has experience in strategic management and marketing within the SME sector. She has written on strategic marketing and management topics and speaks at national and international seminars and conferences. Lisa has been engaged on many academic projects and consulting assignments including helping small businesses in Wales develop the marketing concept. She is presently based at Cardiff Business School where she lectures in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development.

For more information about this free event, visit: www.networksatwales.com

To Register visit: http://www.3dwales.net/atwales/registrationatwales.asp

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Moving Picture Company at amperSAND

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Date: Wed 3rd May 2006, 6:30pm
Website: http://www.ampersandswansea.com
Location: wales

Outline:

amperSAND is a series of forum events for the South Wales Digital Media Community. The May event comprises a presentation by the Moving Picture Company, Europe`s largest post-production house.

Based in Soho, London, MPC have been involved in many award winning features and commercials, including Stella Artois skating priests, Honda`s Civic choir and Rexona`s stunt city. Post-production and special effects credits for feature films include: Charlie and Chocolate Factory, The Kingdom of Heaven, Harry Potter, and The Corpse Bride.

Matthew Sager (Head of Recruitment and Resourcing) will speak about MPC`s recent work in features, television, commercials and music videos. He will be joined by an animation colleague who will talk about their roles within the company.

For more details visit: http://www.ampersandswansea.com

The event costs £3. To register visit: http://www.3dwales.net/ampersand/amperSAND-swansea-register.asp

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The 4th Screen: festival of art and innovation for mobile phones

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Date: June 2006
Website: http://www.The4thScreen.net
Location: international

Outline:

The4thScreen, a global festival of art & innovation for mobile phones has announced a call for submissions for consideration for inclusion in the festival. Submission guidelines and entry forms are available on the website.

Deadline for entries is 4 June 2006.

Ten entries will be selected for awards of US $5,000.

The4thScreen festival focuses on the mobile phone as `an emerging social, cultural and technological phenomenon`.

The festival was conceived by Tamas Banovich, curator and co-director of Postmasters Projects and Postmasters Gallery in New York:

`We are at the moment when everybody, from the media moguls to Vietnamese peasants – artists, hackers, activists, businesses and governments, are trying to grasp the impact, the power, of this new phenomenon… trying to claim a part of it. There is still a lot of space for great ideas, to fulfill dreams and real needs. I hope the Festival will serve as a catalyst and influence this process…`

Artists, movie makers, designers, technologists, programmers, game designers and all creative thinkers are invited to submit their creations, inventions
and revolutionary ideas in one of two categories:

1. Moving images- including videos, animations, and games made specifically for mobile delivery

2. Wise technologies – including SMS based projects, sound, software art, software and hardware projects proposing new or extended use of mobile devices, applications that impact on the cultural, social and economical conditions of people living in diverse cultures.

The festival is produced by Postmasters Productions in partnership with the Museum of the Moving Image and Polytechnic University, New York.

For more information contact:
Tamas Banovich, Festival Director
Email: Tamas@The4thScreen.net
Phone: 212 229 9736
Mobile: 917 400 2381
Website: http://www.The4thScreen.net

459 W19 Street New York, NY10011

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Cardiff Film Maker Meet

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Date: 29/04/2006
Website: http://project.sharedcreation.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Shared Creation is assembling an informal meet up those interested in Film Making in South Wales. You need no experience to attend – this meeting is for both amateurs and professionals interested in making film

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OUT VIDEO `06 Festival

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Date: June 5 – July 5 2006
Website: www.artpolitika.ru/outvideo
Location: international

Outline:

The Out Video festival which will take place in various sites across Russia in June / July 2006, is inviting submissions from artists working with video, animation
and new media.

All screenings will take place on screens sited in public spaces in 16 cities across Russia.

The festival programme also includes lectures, workshops, presentations and round table discussions from international artists and critics.

Artists are invited to submit film, animation and screen-based media work for consideration for inclusion. Work should be 30 seconds in length and should not include sound.

Selected work will also be screened in theatre venues for the festival`s finale.

All selected artists will recieve a DVD catalogue of the festival.

For more information and application form please visit the website: www.artpolitika.ru/outvideo .

To contact the festival email Arseny Sergeyev, programme curator on: outvideo@pochta.ru or telephone 7 (343) 374 73 18.

Deadline for posted submissions: May 15, 2006
Deadline for emailed submissions: May 31, 2006

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RADIO 0

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Date: 15th April 2006, 7 – 12pm
Website: http://www.hullartlab.org
Location: england

Outline:

`RADIO 0` is an evening of sound based performances exploring the use of short-range domestic FM radio transmitters.

Several micro-stations will be broadcasting simultaneously throughout the evening.

Hull Art Lab and the audience are invited to mediate the work using portable radios.

The content of the broadcasts generated will exploit the technical possibilities of the radio medium and it`s cultural context.

The nature of the evening is one of on-going experimentation and improvisation rather than a presentation of set pieces, the work as whole will develop as the evening progresses. The artists involved will be a mix of local and UK practitioners.

The C.A.S. is a recently formed group of international artists and scientists with an interest in sound. The purpose of the society is to consolidate knowledge and
resources in order to carry out practice based research and publish material. The C.A.S. will take part in this year`s Sonic Arts Network Expo in Manchester.

Contact:
Telephone: 44 (0)1482) 620993
Email: mailto:info@hullartlab.org
Website: http://www.hullartlab.org
Mailing list: http://hullartlab.org/mailman/listinfo/on_hullartlab.org

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SPACE Media Arts: Call for Proposals

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Date: Friday 28 April 2006
Website: http://www.spacemedia.org.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

SPACE Media Arts invites proposals for a series of four artist commissions that explore creative use and context of electronic tagging technology, in particular RFID.

`Even if you don’t know what a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag is, you’ve probably used one, whether it’s at your local grocery store checkout, using an Oyster Card, tracking a package you’re waiting to be delivered or in your passport at the airport. RFID is the barcode of the future. It is a unique identification code that can be tracked through radio waves, sometimes without human contact or knowledge. RFID may help create a real-life internet, where objects can communicate with each other to create complex networks, exchange useful information, and do things for you in every day life. But it could also have a major impact on commercial industry, security and privacy.`

SPACE Media Arts core objective is to encourage access to emergent technology, proposals that have a public art focus or that show an understanding of the communities in which they will be presented are particularly encouraged.

The production budget / artist fee for each commission is £3,250. Production should be completed by October 2006, and projects are expected to be presented to the public. Commissioned artists will also be offered the opportunity to be involved in Who Designs the Future?, a one day workshop and presentation at the HCI 2006 ENGAGE conference at Queen Mary University London in September 2006.

Proposals must include:

1. A project description of 1000 words maximum. This should describe what the project is, its main concepts and how it will be realized.
2. You are encouraged to include a production timeline and a project budget, which should include your artist’s fee.
3. Your individual or collective CV. If you plan to work with a technical assistant or collaborators, their information should be included.
4. A completed application form, available on the website.

Proposals will be evaluated on: artistic merit; technical feasibility; and audience/participant awareness.

SPACE Media will provide some project mentorship and technical advice but artists must show in their proposals that they can execute their own projects.

Artists will be notified of the status of their proposal by Friday, May 12.

Questions can be directed to Heather Corcoran at heather@spacestudios.org.uk.

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