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Business Sense Sustainable Development Assessments

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Website: www.synnwyr-busnes.org
Location: wales

Outline:

Up to £2,000 free assistance for sustainable development assessments is available from Synnwyr Busnes – Business Sense. The scheme is open to small to medium sized enterprises in Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Neath Port-Talbot, Pembrokeshire and Swansea.

The scheme comprises:
* Workshops and seminars to offering information on how working more sustainably can enhance your business.
* Up to £2,000 worth of support to help develop and implement sustainable development strategies.
* Quantification of sustainability levels which can be used for marketing purposes.
* A calculation of the business` ecological footprint.
* Signposts to other sources of advice.

The scheme includes support from the University of Wales, Bangor and ARENA Network and can lead onto Green Dragon Environmental Management System accreditation.

For more information contact Synnwyr Busnes/Business Sense on 01248 382605 or email: info@synnwyr-busnes.org

Area: all wales

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animate! residencies at the London College of Communication

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 3 Nov 2006
Website: http://www.animateonline.org/funding/
Location: england

Outline:

Three new residencies are being offered during 2007 to established or emergent visual artists in the UK whose work challenges the boundaries of animation practice or which explores ideas of animation as manipulated moving image.

The residencies are based in the Animation Department at the London College of Communication, in association with the animate! project.

The residencies offer access to studio space and production facilities within a creative education environment; professional development and networking support;assistance to create new work; and potential exhibition through animate! screenings and online.

Each residency will run for 10 weeks, 3 days a week – starting January 2007, April 2007, October 2007 – within dedicated studio space at the Animation Department at LCC`s Elephant & Castle site in London.

Each artist will receive a fee of £3,300 and up to £1,000 towards production costs and expenses.

More information at: http://www.animateonline.org/funding/

Deadline: Friday 3 November 2006

Area: not in wales

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ICEBOX 02

12:00 am in Festivals by bloc

Date: 24 Nov 2006
Website: Web: www.liquidfridge.co.za/icebox
Location: international

Outline:

ICEBOX is a South African festival of contemporary creativity in audio/visual art. With the focus on the electronic arts, music, film, and video.

The festival is calling for the participation of established and emerging South African and international artists and professionals working in a broad range of disciplines including electronic music, sound art, digital film, animation, photography, video art, graphic design, interactive and generative media, Net art, video game art and electronics.

Entries are invited in three categories: Screenings; Online Exhibition; Club Night & Workshop

See the website for details and how to submit

Area: not in wales

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Leonardo Electronic Almanac – Call for Submissions 2007/8

12:00 am in Publication by bloc

Date: 1 Dec 2006
Website: http://leoalmanac.org/
Location: online

Outline:

The Leonardo Electronic Almanac (ISSN No: 1071-4391) is inviting an open call for special issues / papers to be published in 2007/8. LEA is an international peer-reviewed e-journal published by MIT Press since 1993.

The LEA Editorial Board seeks proposals for:

* Special Issues: To guest edit a special issue/s around any established or emerging topic area. The special will give you an opportunity to work with LEA, its peer-review network and experts in the field to publish critical essays, artist statements, produce bibliographies and academic curriculum.

* Theoretical Discussions: Original essays documenting research, critical commentary in areas of discussion such as nanotechnology, cyberart, cyberfeminism, hypertext, robotics, bio-art, artifical life, genetics. This list is by no means exhaustive, and proposals need not be limited to these areas.

* Artists Statements / Gallery Commissions: International artists are encouraged to submit statements or proposals for exhibiting new media artwork. Curators are welcome to propose thematic exhibitions.

LEA encourages international artists / academics / researchers / students / practitioners / theorists to submit their proposals for consideration.

LEA particularly encourages authors outside North America and Europe to submit essays / artists statements.

Proposals should include:-
- a 150 – 300 word abstract / synopsis detailing subject matter
- a brief bio (and prior works for reference).
- names of collaborators (if suggesting a thematic issue / curated gallery)
- any related URLs
- contact details

We also welcome all collaborative ideas, suggestions and proposals from individuals as well as organizations.

Detailed editorial guidelines at: http://leoalmanac.org/cfp/submit/

Please send proposals or queries to:
Nisar Keshvani
Editor-in-Chief
Leonardo Electronic Almanac
http://leoalmanac.org/
info@leoalmanac.org

Deadline: 1 December 2006. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Area: not in wales

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IT Wales: Keep on running! Disaster Recovery Basics For SMEs

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 23 Oct 2006, 6 – 8pm
Website: www.itwales.com/events
Location: wales

Outline:

Ever wondered how your business would cope with a major failure within the IT infrastructure? Triggers for such a failure include viruses, technical failure, fire, flood and human error to name a few……and not all of these can be anticipated or avoided!

Whilst many businesses are now aware of the need for data backup, is their system working and is it enough?

Guest presenters, Ifan Jones and Martin Pegler from Solet Ltd offer advice on how to assess the risks to your business and plan to minimise the impact on your business continuity. Using case studies they will demonstrate best practice and highlight the importance of understanding disaster recovery.

The event 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.

Area: northern bloc

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Salon or Seminar @ E:vent Gallery

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 24 Oct 2006, 6-8pm
Website:
www.eventnetwork.org.uk/programme/forums/269
Location: england

Outline:

The next installment of the Salon or Seminar series of cultural debates will discuss media art.

The debate is a pre-event to the group exhibition GROUNDED, curated by artist and games theorist Axel Stockburger.

The debate will focus on the following questions:
- Does media art change the understanding of the term art itself?
- How is the relationship between the `creative industries` and art reconfigured by media and digital art?
- How does the location of new media and digital art affect contemporary aesthetics?
- Is the term ‘media art’ still relevant in 2006?

Panel:
JJ Charlesworth (art critic/writer),
Axel Stockburger (artist and games theorist),
Sue Thomas (author of Hello World: Travels in Virtuality)
Marina Vishmidt (writer, installation artist)
Chaired and organised by Cecilia Wee (Rational Rec, Resonance FM)

Admission is free but all attending must reserve a space by emailing newartonmondays@yahoo.co.uk by Monday 23rd October 2006 with ‘Salon or Seminar’ as the subject header.

The debate will be recorded for broadcast on Resonance FM, on Thursday 9th November 2006.

Area: not in wales

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The Origin of Painting : Disinformation

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 28 Oct – 2 Dec 2006
Location: wales

Outline:

`The Origin of Painting` by Disinformation is an interactive, sound, light and live performance installation, which encourages audiences to photograph their shadows to a soundtrack of live electromagnetic noise. The installation also enables participants to draw with light directly onto the painting`s surface – producing graffiti, portraits or abstracts.

The exhibition also features `Blackout` – Barry Hale`s video of monolithic, ruined, concrete air-defence Sound Mirrors; the `Spellbound` video (`An Allegorical Portrait of J Robert Oppenheimer`); and test images for the new Disinformation project `Fire in the Eye`, which is created by `Painting with Electricity`.

For more information:
Tel: 01978 292093
E-mail: arts.centre@wrexham.gov.uk

Area: northern bloc

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Caf

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 30 Oct 2006, 5.30-7pm
Website: www.axisweb.org/cafeartistique
Location: wales

Outline:

Bring your big ideas and burning issues to a debate with renowned art philosopher Matthew Kieran.

How it works:

1: Matthew will speak for only 5-10 minutes contrasting the present situation in the visual arts with that of thirty years ago i.e. looking back to the future – what might be problematic for art and artists in the current climate particularly with regard to aesthetics, collecting, public art and fashion?
2: You get another drink
3: Then you’ll offer your ideas and opinions in the 50 minutes that follow.

Anyone involved in the critical elements of contemporary art shouldn’t miss this opportunity to engage with cutting edge art issues, inform practice and thrash out the issues that matter all in an informal setting.

Writer in Residence: Debbie Savage
Chair: Anthony Shapland

More information and directions:
www.axisweb.org/cafeartistique

Area: southern bloc

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FLESHING OUT: Wearable Interfaces, Smart Materials, and Living Fabrics

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 9 & 10 Nov 2006
Website: http://www.virtueelplatform.nl/fleshingout
Location: international

Outline:

Fleshing Out is a two day event involving seminars and workshops on the theme of close-to-the-skin technology. Recent developments in science, including DNA and stem cell research, tissue culturing, smart materials and wearable technology, have a growing impact on how we perceive materials and clothing in design practice.

Fleshing Out aims to create a breeding ground for Dutch initiatives in the field of new technologies, in the arts, materials and clothing design practice. It also examines the social impact of this scientific innovation on our daily lives, by testing out various scenarios in conjunction with their users.

Area: not in wales

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Really Restrictive Shorts

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 30 Oct 2006
Website: http://www.realinstitute.org/
Location: wales

Outline:

Gwynedd-based Real Institute is locking up four teams at a secret location in North Wales and not letting them out until they’ve made us four fantastic films!

And we`re making their lives as difficult as possible while they`re there, with as many odd and restrictive devices we can think of.

Meanwhile, everyone is invited to make their own short films on the loose theme of `restriction`. Your films will be screened alongside those of our prisoners in a celebratory film evening in January at the Royal International Pavillion, Llangollen.

Fancy making a film? Want to be locked up? We say, shorts are great not pants!

For further information and application forms go to: http://www.realinstitute.org/pages/events/rrs2006/rrs-eng.html>

Area: northern bloc