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Urban Eyes at HTTP

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 1st June – 9th July 2006
Website: http://www.http.uk.net
Location: england

Outline:

Urban Eyes is an intermedia project by Marcus Kirsch and Jussi Angesleva, using wireless technology, birdseeds and city pigeons to `reconnect urban dwellers with their surroundings`.

The Urban Eyes feeding-platform stands in one of London`s public spaces. By landing on the platform, pigeons tagged with RFID chips send aerial photographs of their locality to surrounding Bluetooth-enabled devices.

In this work pigeons become maverick messengers in the information super-highway, fusing feral and digital networks. HTTP Gallery provides an interface to the project, mixing live and documentary footage and offering visitors an opportunity to experiment with Bluetooth.

For more information visit the website: http://www.http.uk.net

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Remixing the web: How Web 2.0 is defining a new computing platform

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: Tuesday 6th June – doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start
Website: www.itwales.com/events
Location: wales

Outline:

The next Northern region ITWales Software Developers Special Interest Group (NW-SDSIG) event, `Remixing the web: How Web 2.0 is defining a new computing platform`.

Guest speaker Rhys Jones of Accountis will discuss, from a personal perspective, views on how the web browser is becoming a new computing platform, combining direct web information such as RSS feeds and API calls to Google, Amazon, etc. with custom changes applied by users to web sites visited.
The talk will cover Web 2.0 concepts, API mashups, cross-domain javascript issues, Greasemonkey enhancements to web sites, and how these lead onto a Web 2.0 operating system that orchestrates official and unofficial APIs for new web applications.

This event forms part of the ITWales Software Developers programme and is FREE to attend, however advance booking is required.

To book your place online log on to www.itwales.com/events or e-mail info@itwales.com
Alternatively you can contact Rob or Judith, ITWales Bangor, on 01248 388245.

Area: northern bloc

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Sonic Arts Expo

12:00 am in Festivals by bloc

Date: 23-26 June 2006
Website: http://www.sonicartsnetwork.org/
Location: england

Outline:

Sonic Arts Network and University of Manchester bring the Expo festival to Manchester for a weekend of over twenty free events including concerts, installations, performances, exhibitions, happenings, workshops, gigs, conferences and DJ sets.

Expo is `the hub and playground of the UK’s experimental music and sound art scene, featuring very special guests from around the world. This year’s Expo festival is a sonic exploration of the inner, outer and public spaces of Manchester.`

This year`s line up includes installation work by Staalplaat Soundsystem, Helmut Lemke and Bob Levene and performances by Adrian Moore, Lawrence Upton and the Owl Project (http://www.owlproject.com/).

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The Heart and the Chip: Performance Lecture by Paul Granjon

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 18 May 2006, 7:30pm
Website: www.bac.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Wales-based Paul Granjon`s subject is the co-evolution of human and machine. He will explain and demonstrate the latest results of his research, including live Sexed Robots, primitive fire techniques and a song featuring a heartbeat machine.

Granjon is known for delivering a unique blend of positive, humorous and thought provoking performances.

The Heart and the Chip will be his first live appearance in London since 2001.

Tickets: £10.00 (Concs £6.00)

To book:

visit the website http://www.bac.org.uk or telephone the Box Office on 020 7223 2223.

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Basement Screen Event

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 21 May 2006, 7pm
Website: http://www.basementartproject.com/
Location: england

Outline:

Featuring work by artists Nick Goulis, Martine Dempsey, Toine Klaassen, Lisa Vinebaum, Clare Gasson, Ann-Marie James, Yu-Chen Wang, Sheena Macrae, Andro Semeiko, Laura White, Mathilde Hemmes and Simon Raven this screening event at The Residence, will feature experimental films, performances and computer animation by 12 international artists.

Nick Goulis’ animation work is a journey across time and space, inspired by the ancient Greek poem and remixed soundtrack of an 80′s video game by Martin Galway. Martine Dempsey, Ann-Marie James and Sheena Macrae make use of footage from film and television as a readymade. Dempsey and James’ video works questions how ‘the screen’ separates us directly from the events of real space and real time, whereas Macrae’s fast-forwarded epic drama and multi-layered popular TV series explore the new dynamics of Hollywood clichés.

Toine Klaassen, Clare Gasson and Lisa Vinebaum involve themselves by taking part in their work. The performative engagement is extended through physical interaction, role-play and inner voices of specific individuals. As a former midwife, Mathilde Hemmes’ artistic practice deals with the question of life and death by using dead animals as a visual language for exploring the enforcement of gazing at the fragility and powerlessness to the viewers. Yu-Chen Wang, Andro Semeiko and Laura White’s work examines our perception of the different contexts of regeneration, everyday objects and dislocation.

For further information visit the website http://www.basementartproject.com or email info@basementartproject.com

For information on the venue visit www.residence-gallery.com or email info@residence-gallery.com

Area: not in wales

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Web Accessibility – What every business needs to know

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2006 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Website: www.itwales.com/events
Location: wales

Outline:

The next Northern region ITWales business club event, `Web Accessibility – What every business needs to know`, is being on Tuesday 23rd May at Technium CAST, Parc Menai, Bangor. Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start with the presentations ending by 7.30pm allowing for time to network whilst enjoying the buffet.

The Disabilities Discrimination Act requires all websites to be accessible to users with disabilities. It is law.
People with disabilities can find it difficult or even impossible to access, navigate, or read the content of a web page if the information isn`t presented correctly.

Guest speakers Grant Broome and Debbie Marshall of CDSM Interactive Solutions Ltd, will guide you through the process of ensuring your website can be accessed by all and highlight some of the simple
techniques that can overcome the potential barriers between you and your disabled customer.

Grant is the Web Accessibility Manager for CDSM Interactive Solutions Ltd. He has been heading up CDSM`s web accessibility services for the past 3 years and for the past 2 years has been developing the Shaw Trust Web Accreditation service in partnership with the Shaw Trust. Grant is also on the board of administrators for the International Guild of Accessible Web Designers (GAWDS) and has published what has been dubbed the definitive article on automated accessibility testing.

Debbie is a Project Manager with CDSM and was responsible for the management and delivery of one of the company`s most successful and accessible applications to date.

This event forms part of the ITWales Business Club programme is FREE to attend, however advance booking is required.

If you would like to join us you can register online at www.itwales.com/events or e-mail us at
info@itwales.com. Alternatively you can call Judith on 01248 388245.

For more information about CDSM log on to www.cdsm.co.uk/ and for further about Shaw Trust log on to www.shaw-trust.org.uk/.

Area: northern bloc

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THE 17 introduced by BILL DRUMMOND

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 17 – 19 May 2006, 19:30
Website: http://www.amino.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

amino in association with The Penkiln Burn presents…

THE 17 introduced by BILL DRUMMOND

HATTON GALLERY ! NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY ! NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE ! UK

BILL DRUMMOND WANTS TO CHANGE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH MUSIC.

TO DO THIS HE WANTS YOU TO BECOME A MEMBER OF The 17.

TO BE A MEMBER OF The 17 YOU NEED HAVE NO MUSICAL EXPERIENCE.

MEMBERSHIP OF The 17 IS FOR LIFE.

PLACES ARE LIMITED.

The 17 is a choir. Their music has no history, follows no traditions, recognises no contemporaries. The choir has seventeen voices. They use no libretto, lyrics or words; no time signatures, rhythm or beats; and have no knowledge of melody, counterpoint or harmony. The 17 struggle with the dark and respond to the light. All known music has run its course. It has all been consumed, traded, downloaded, understood, heard before, sampled, learnt, revived, judged and found wanting. Dispense with all previous forms of music and music-making and start again. Year zero now.

This is a rare opportunity to join The 17 and is the first time it will be performed in the UK

Currently active as a writer and artist, Bill Drummond is best known as co-founder of The KLF, the groundbreaking avant-garde pop group of the late eighties, the K Foundation, its nineties avant-art media-manipulating successor, and for burning a million pounds in 1994. He has also written several books, produced a variety of different conceptual art projects (collected under The Penkiln Burn label) and helped to set-up The Foundry, a thriving arts centre set within the aegis of a public house in Shoreditch, London.

THERE ARE ONLY 34 TICKETS FOR EACH EVENT
Tickets GBP10.00 ! available in advance from RPM (Newcastle), alt.vinyl (Newcastle), Steel Wheels (Newcastle), Hatton Gallery (Newcastle), and online at amino.org.uk.

Scores and original paintings from The 17 will be exhibited at Hatton Gallery from 24 April ´ 21 May 2006.
Admission free, open 10:00-17:00 Monday – Saturday.

more on The 17 at:
www.the17.org

Bill Drummond talks about The 17 to Metro newspaper:
www.metro.co.uk

Area: not in wales

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StoryRooms DVD Launch

12:00 am in Launch by bloc

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2006, 8pm
Website: www.storyrooms.net
Location: england

Outline:

StoryRooms is an exhibition focussed on Interactive Networks, Media Art and Installation. The DVD which accompanies the exhibition will be launched on 10th May in Manchester.

Directed by video artists Dave Griffiths and Nick Jordan and produced by Andrea Zapp, the DVD features documentations and artist interviews about the show, two newly commissioned short films by its directors, a downloadable installation soundtrack by Vini Reilly, and an illustrated booklet.

The programme for the launch event includes:

*Almost, a film by Mary Oliver. A `three dimensional digital comedy` about `our obsession with house makeovers, property profits and white walls`

*Illuminati and Disco Operating System will be collaborating on a unique improvised electronic piece of music together with visuals from Hollowsphere/VJ Fusion.

The publication is also available online via Cornerhouse Publications: www.cornerhouse.org/publications, price £15.99

Area: not in wales

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Call for Submissions: Perimeters, Boundaries and Borders

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: May 26th 2006
Website: http://www.fastuk.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

fast-uk and folly are inviting submissions from regional, national and international practitioners for ‘perimeters, boundaries and borders’, an f.city exhibition, which will take place at CityLab in Dalton Square, Lancaster from September 29th to October 21st, 2006.

The event will examine the role of digital technologies in the convergence of practice between sculpture, product design and architecture.

The exhibition will be held at CityLab in Lancaster, a new initiative for growth oriented companies in the ICT/Creative New Media and other knowledge based sectors.

Deadline for submissions: 10am May 26th, 2006.

For further information about submissions, folly or fast-uk contact Jennifer Stoddart by email: enquiries@folly.co.uk .

Further information is also available at: http://www.fastuk.org.uk and http://www.folly.co.uk

Area: not in wales

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Call for Submissions: Trampoline in Tokyo

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 31st May 2006
Website: http://www.trampoline.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Nottingham-based new media platform, Trampoline is inviting submissions from new media practitioners for `Dislocate`, an exhibition curated by Emma Lewis which will travel to Tokyo in July 2006.

‘Dislocate’ will examine `the tensions between the local and the global ´ the elements and identity of one local space which are simultaneously intersected by countless global links and influences.`

Submissions are invited of works which engage with notions of multiple spaces and presence, the ubiquity of new media and the challenge to our sense of place.

Video work is particularly encouraged, for presentation on a showreel and single monitors. Web streaming, computer based works and sound works is also welcome.

Work should engage with the theme of the exhibition on some level and proposals should outline how this connection is made.

In addition, submissions are invited from artists who work with `audio tours` to develop an accompanying sound piece to the exhibition, to be located in and around the exhibition venue.

For more information contact:

Emma Lewis
Trampoline, Broadway Cinema, 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham, NG1 3AL

email: emma@trampoline.org.uk
website: http://www.trampoline.org.uk
tel: 0115 8409272

Area: not in wales