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Women in Games Conference 2007, call for papers

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Date: 26 Jan 2007
Website: http://www.womeningames.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Over the past 3 years, The Women in Games conference has become the European forum for women working in and around the computer games industry. The event is characterised by its mix of women from industry, the academy and other sectors of society united in their passion for games. WIG 2007 is interested in continuing this tradition and broadening the dialogue on games to a wider context by seeking contributions from more traditional media disciplines, gender studies and the ICT sector.

Games combine visually led, screen-based arts with performance media to create a gaming experience. The art of gaming is one of action; it is about the player and their performance within the game context. Further than this it is of interest to deepen our exploration of what the unique characteristics of the game experience are in order to celebrate and expose new forms, WIG is in a unique position to express a feminine perspective on these possibilities.

Submissions are invited within the following categories: full paper, short paper, poster, panel or student forum. Submissions can address any of the conference themes:

*The Big Game
*Other Players
*Non-Games
*The Performance of Play
*Situated Play/ers

Deadline for submissions: 26 January 2007

For more information visit the website: http://www.womeningames.com

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IT Wales: The Oncoming Challenge: Programming Multicore & Hybrid Systems

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Date: 5 Dec 2006
Website: www.itwales.com/events
Location: wales

Outline:

John Easton: Senior Consulting IT Specialist & Technical Staff Member, IBM Systems & Technology Group

John has been working for IBM for 20 years in a variety of technical roles. He has worked with a number of development labs helping refine many IBM hardware and software products. He holds several patents in the areas of security and systems software and for 12 years was the worldwide leader for mission-critical systems. Currently, as the European lead architect for emerging technologies, he has several roles competing for his time; all of which revolve around advising organisations on how best to exploit new technologies to maximise business benefits.

Future generations will not be able to rely on single platforms or solutions meeting their business needs because business needs are moving faster than the technology to address them. To allow businesses to grow at the rates they need to, the next generation of systems will be hybrids; combining multiple technologies into a single system. This session will describe illustrate some of the benefits and challenges of programming hybrid architecture systems.

IBM UK
www.ibm.com/uk
IBM is the world`s largest information technology company and is aligned around a single, focused business model: innovation. IBM takes its breadth and depth of insight on issues, processes and operations across a variety of industries, and invents and applies technology to help solve its clients` most intractable business and competitive problems. Although we remain committed, as ever, to lead the development of state-of-the-art technologies, and the products and service offerings built around them, we measure ourselves today by how well we help clients solve their biggest and most pressing problems.

The event is FREE to attend, however advance booking is required. A Christmas buffet will be available during the event. For those interested, ITWales will be holding a Robocode competition. The agenda and Robocode rules, will be sent out once registration for the event has been received.

To book a place online log on to www.itwales.com/events or e-mail ITWales@Informatics.bangor.ac.uk

Area: northern bloc

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Make Art 2007 – Call for Projects

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Date: 9 December 2006
Website: http://makeart.goto10.org
Location: international

Outline:

Make Art is an international festival dedicated to the integration of free/libre and open source software in electronic arts.

The second edition of Make Art will take place in Poitiers, France, from the 2nd to the 8th of April 2007.

Make Art offers performances, exhibitions, lectures and workshops, focused on the blurred line between art and software programming. The event is dedicated to artists who create their own tools, and apply the same rules to art as to free software development.

Make Art are seeking new, innovative FLOSS based works and projects: performances, lectures, software presentations, installations…

The focus is on works that involve innovative tools for artists, artificial intelligence/life, open hardware myths and realities and human machine interaction.

To apply go to http://makeart.goto10.org and copy and paste the application form, fill it and send it to: makeart2007 -at- goto10 -dot- org

DEADLINE : Saturday 9th of December 2006

Area: not in wales

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xxxxx reader

12:00 am in Publication by bloc

Website: http://xxxxx.1010.co.uk
Location: england

Outline:

`The xxxxx reader proposes a radical, new space for artistic exploration, with essential contributions from a diverse range of artists, theorists, and scientists. Combining intense background material, code listings, screenshots, new translation, [the] xxxxx [reader] functions as both guide and manifesto for a thought movement which is radically opposed to entropic contemporary economies.

xxxxx traces a clear line across eccentric and wide ranging texts under the rubric of life coding which can well be contrasted with the death drive of cynical economy with roots in rationalism and enlightenment thought. Such philosophy, world as machine, informs its own deadly flipside embedded within language and technology. xxxxx totally unpicks this Hiroshimic engraving, offering a dandyish alternative by way of the deep examination of software and substance. `

The reader includes work by Hal Abelson, Erich Berger, Shu Lea Cheang, Florian Cramer, Yves Degoyon, Leif Elggren, Simon Ford, Olga Goriunova, Paul Graham, Graham Harwood, Stewart Home, Martin Howse, Jonathan Kemp, Friedrich Kittler, Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, Aymeric Mansoux, Bruno Marchal, Armin Medosch, Anthony Moore, Peter Norvig, Jeff Prideaux, Thomas de Quincey, Otto Roessler, socialfiction.org, Jerry Sussman, Oswald Wiener

Area: not in wales

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Sonic Arts Network Expo 2007 – call for submissions

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Date: 31 Jan 2007
Website: www.sonicartsnetwork.org/expocall
Location: england

Outline:

Sonic Arts Network`s annual Expo festival is a hub and playground of the experimental music and sound art scene in the UK and beyond. Free and open, the event mobilises a national network of artists and engages with communities from all backgrounds placing sonic art and the people who make it in direct contact with the public. Expo steps out from traditional venues and into spaces that lie at the heart of the community – inspiring practitioners and the public to reconsider their environments.

After last year`s eclectic event in Manchester the focus for 2007 shifts to Plymouth and the South West of England where Expo will be presented in partnership with the University of Plymouth`s i-DAT (Institute of Digital Art and Technology).

The weekend of performance, exhibition and presentation will take place between 22-25 June 2007 across a variety of public venues in Plymouth including a selection of outdoor performance spaces, club spaces and an historic architectural space.

Call for Commission Proposals
SAN are offering a festival commission for the creation of new work and are seeking proposals for this commission that will be presented in the large upstairs space of the New Cooperage building, Royal William Yard, Plymouth on the 23/24 June. A total budget of £4000 will be made available for the production of the selected work.

Call for Submissions
Submissions are sought in all forms of sonic art including real-time interactive works, improvisation with technology, experimental electronica, noise, instrumental/electroacoustic mixes, acousmatic music, sound installations, environmental sound work, performances, internet-based creative work, sound and image works, conceptual sound art and cross-arts work. We welcome submissions of all kinds incorporating sound as a major element.

Call for Papers
On the final day of Expo the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) at the University of Plymouth will host the Expo conference; a day of sonic art related papers and research presentations.

For full details and how to apply visit:

www.sonicartsnetwork.org/expocall

Deadline for all submissions is 31 January 2007

Area: not in wales

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Helfa Gelf, December dates

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Date: 2 – 3 Dec 2006
Website: www.helfagelf.org
Location: wales

Outline:

Following a successful open studios event in May 2006, Helfa Gelf artists are opening their studios to the public again on the 2nd and 3rd of December.

Entry is free and the event is a chance to pick up a pre-Christmas bargain of unique hand-crafted quality loacl arts and crafts.

Thirty-three artists and crafts makers open their studios working with sculpture, basket weaving, painting, metalwork, carving, embroidery, and located from North to South to East to West of County Conwy.

Dominic Chennell said `There was an fantastic response in May when an over five thousand visitors experienced art being created in front of their eyes. I`m sure the weekend opening will be of equal success. We also have a Treasure Hunt as part of the project and its yet to be discovered, so keep searching for the £3,000 worth of golden rings.`

Open studios happen when a group of artists open their work places to the public for free. Everyone has the opportunity to see artists at work, ask questions and even buy work direct from the artists.

The treasure is five gold rings hand-crafted by five of the UK’s leading jewellers and buried somewhere in Conwy. Each ring is held in a beautiful porcelain casket specially commissioned from Sophie Lowe, one of Conwy`s own international ceramicists and also opening her studio in December.

More information is available online: www.helfagelf.org or via the information point at Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy 01492 593413

Area: northern bloc

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AirVideo call for submissions

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Date: March 23rd and July 27th, 2007
Website: http://www.basementartproject.com/airvideo/submission
Location: england

Outline:

AirVideo is a series of artists film and video events co-curated by Matt Roberts of The Conjunction Group and Yu-Chen Wang of BasementArtProject.com. Each film and video programme will be based around an issue prevalent in contemporary video practice. The events will take place at AirSpace Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent on March 23rd and July 27th, 2007. If you would like your work to be considered email airvideo@hotmail.co.uk for further details or submit your video (QuickTime 320×240 less than 3mins for preview) to submissions@basementartproject.com.

For more detail:

http://www.basementartproject.com/airvideo/submission

Deadline: 31 January 2007

AirSpace Gallery and AirVideo are funded by the National Lottery through the Arts Council England.

Area: not in wales

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Welsh Coalfields Bond Award Scheme

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Website: www.welshcoalfieldsbond.org
Location: wales

Outline:

The Welsh Coalfields Bonds, run by the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and Citylife, aims to give people from the former coalfields area the chance to make a name for themselves in the fast growing creative and cultural industries sector in Wales. The scheme was launched on 27th November at the Millennium Centre in Cardiff.

Awards will be made available to give those from the coalfields areas an opportunity to pursue their aspirations, which are currently unattainable due to financial constraints.

Awards will be disbursed via the Coalfields Regeneration Trust following recommendations from a Selection Panel and expert opinions from the creative and cultural industries.

AIMS OF THE AWARDS SCHEME
• to identify people with the necessary interest, ambition, potential and enthusiasm who will benefit from an Award
• to make Awards that will encourage training and/or educational opportunities for people from former coalfield areas who would not easily be able to access such opportunities.
• to make Awards that will remove barriers to training, employment or enterprise with a view to developing creative talent especially in film, music, media and industry infrastructure.
• To develop and retain intellectual property or economic added value within Coalfields Regeneration Trust priority wards
• Expand the skills base in the TV, Film and Music industries within Coalfields Regeneration Trust priority wards
• Identify and address infrastructure gaps in those industries

Area: all wales

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A Passing Moment

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Date: 7 December 2006, 5.30-7.30pm
Website: http://www.vivid.org.uk/projects.php?work=30
Location: england

Outline:

Artist Ian Upton and collaborator Steve Wilkes invite you to share A Passing Moment in the Rotunda Hall at the University of Birmingham on Thursday 7 December between 5.30-7.30 pm.

The University`s Rotunda is a wonderful piece of Edwardian architecture, a beautiful space with a spectacular dome. The artists will use the latest hi-tech Surveying Laser Radar Scanner, to scan the Rotunda and all those in it to create a 3D image of the entire environment.

The scanner emits a vertical beam that slowly moves across the room, taking about 90 minutes to complete to process.

Normally archaeologists try to keep people out of scans as their movements leave ghostly trails in the images – but here you are warmly invited to add your presence, by donating 15 minutes of your time your data can be absorbed into a beautiful image which will be displayed throughout January to March at the University and at VIVID in May 2007.

The image shows the artist experimenting with the scanning technology to be used at the event.

This event is part of the Interdisciplinary Support Programme (ISP) at VIVID which is working with 17 artists over a two year period to research and develop collaborative projects with other industries and creative sectors.

Showcases from this programme will run at VIVID`s exhibition space, 140 Heath Mill Lane, Birmingham from February to May 2007.

For more information on the other VIVID ISP projects please visit http://www.vivid.org.uk/projects.php

Area: not in wales

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Online Projects Manager at FACT

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Date: 3 Nov 2006
Website: http://www.fact.co.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Based in Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008, FACT is dedicated to the support, development and presentation of artists` work in film, video and new
media.

As part of a major development of online activity, FACT are looking for an Online Projects Manager with strong arts and/or media background to research, facilitate and manage online commissions and projects working closely with the technical team, artists and community partners and based within the Collaborations programme.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate specialist knowledge of managing online commissions and developing
creative online platforms for diverse audiences, a passion for using technology creatively and a clear understanding of both technical and artistic issues.

For more information or to request an application pack contact:
Jenny Porter, FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool. L1 4DQ
Tel: 0151 707 4444
Email: mailto:recruitment@fact.co.uk

Closing date for applications: 3 November 2006
Interviews in Liverpool: w/b 10 November 2006

Area: not in wales