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Phd Posts in the Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries

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Website: http://jobs.ac.uk/jobfiles/QG436.html
Location: wales

Outline:

Two Phd Research Studentships in the Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries.

Research in this Faculty ranges from traditional academic research to practice-led research and knowledge transfer. The School provides a vibrant, cross-disciplinary research culture across three departments and a supportive environment.

From September 2007, the School will be based at a new campus in Cardiff city centre.

One research studentship is available in each of the following areas:
* Arts and Regeneration ´ How do the creative industries impact on the regeneration of South Wales?
* Arts and Innovation ´ How does innovation occur in the digital media industries?

For more information visit the website: http://jobs.ac.uk/jobfiles/QG436.html

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New Opportunites for Online Video

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Date: 16th February, 2007. Starting at 2.30pm
Website: http://www.digitalmediaconsortia.com/site/events/events.php
Location: wales

Outline:

This event is free to Individuals and Companies who reside in Wales. The advent of broadband heralded the opportunity for film-makers to reach an international audience with their films. With greater bandwidth and websites such as YouTube, MySpace and Google video it is now possible to make films that can be uploaded and distributed essentially for free. As always, quality and/or appeal are the key to getting your film seen. This talk will look at the various opportunities available whether the films are purely for entertainment, advertising or training.

For more information on this event and to register you place, please visit the Consortia website at: www.digitalmediaconsortia.com

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Visualisation Workshops

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Date: 26th February, 2007. Starting at 10.00am
Website: http://www.digitalmediaconsortia.com/site/events/events.php
Location: wales

Outline:

The following workshops will be run at this event followed with an open discussion on the future possibilites within Visualisation.

Virtual Environments in Medicine – Current and Future Possibilities:

The medical domain provides excellent opportunities for the application of computer graphics, visualization, and virtual environments, with the potential to help improve healthcare and bring benefits to patients. Possible applications include anatomical educational tools; diagnostic aids; virtual autopsies; planning aids; guidance aids; skills training; and computer augmented reality. This talk will provide a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art in this exciting field. Examples from research projects being carried out at the School of Computer Science will be presented, including the Bangor Image Guided Needle Puncture Simulator (BIGNePSi), and a mixed reality tool for anatomy teaching.

Visual Communication:

The visual display of information is a dynamic and constantly evolving field due to the rapid advances in graphical computation and digital display technologies. Whilst visualisation has benefited from technical advances the portrayal of information is useless if the intended audience misinterprets or fails to engage with the visual representation. Visual communication of complex information relies on design theory and an understanding of its key building blocks for any system to prove accessible and usable. This presentation is an aid in developing systems of visual representation by introducing basic design theories and developing an understanding of visual communication.

To register for these workshops and any other of our events, please visit the Digital Media Consortia Website at www.digitalmediaconsortia.com

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Making Interaction Work

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Date: 23rd February, 2007. Starting at 9.30am
Website: http://www.digitalmediaconsortia.com/site/events/events.php
Location: wales

Outline:

This event is aimed at individuals involved in Web Design, Mobile Technologies, Animators, Broadcasters, Illustrators, Photographers, Designers and Filmmakers. The general idea of this seminar is to increase better understanding of usability and accessibility through interactive design and to be more creative and innovative in your work practice.

Area: all wales

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Creating Screen Based Materials for Children

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Date: 08 February/2007, starting 10.00am
Website: http://www.digitalmediaconsortia.com/site/events/events.php
Location: wales

Outline:

This event is aimed at anyone involved within Game Design, Teaching, Children’s illustration, Television Production, Publishing, Designers involved in Educational content, Animation companies who need to have a better understanding of younger audiences and the fundamentals which should be applied when developing screen based content for children.

Bafta Award Winner and Creator of `Lazytown` Magnus Schieving will be the Keynote for this event.

For more info on Lazytown visit: www.lazytown.com

or visit the Consortia Website for more information regarding this and other events.

Area: all wales

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Cardiff Art in Time

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Date: 14-17 March 2007
Website: www.tracegallery.org
Location: wales

Outline:

Cardiff Art In Time, known as the CAT Show, revives one of the seminal performance art festivals of the 1990s with an international programme of time-based art, curated, produced and directed by TRACE Install-Action Artspace, Cardiff. The event takes place at TRACE, CSAD [Cardiff School of Art & Design, UWIC], the National Museum of Wales and Cardiff City Centre locations.

Cardiff Art In Time features live presentations by some of the foremost performance artists working in the world today, including:

Adina Bar-on [Israel]; Julie Andree T. [Québec]; Eddie Ladd [Cymru]; Arai Shin Ichi [Japan]; Paul Granjon [France]; Alastair Maclennan [N. Ireland]; Jamie McMurry [USA]; Shaun Caton [England]; Ointment [Cymru]; Roi Vaara [Finland]; Anne Bean [England]; Gustav Uto [Romania]; Julian Blaine [France]; Clemente Padin [Uruguay]

Cardiff Art In Time`s Alumni programme welcomes back to Cardiff its successful Time Based Art graduates from the Cardiff School of Art, now established, internationally recognised artists:

Eve Dent; Kira OûReilly; Matt Cook; Paul Hurley; Kim Simons; Tim Bromage; Richard Dedomenici; Robin Deacon

Cardiff Art In Time is accompanied by lectures and conversations (featuring Roddy Hunter, Phil Babot and Anthony Howell), a student programme selected from art schools in the UK and abroad and nightly music events.

A special exhibition of archival materials, entitled Traces, examining performance art residues, temporal objects, documentation and ephemera, will be running concurrently at the Howard Gardens Gallery, CSAD (open daily throughout the event).

All events are free.

For more information telephone: 44 [0] 2920 407338 or visit the website: www.tracegallery.org

Area: southern bloc

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IT Wales: Software Development Methods

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Date: 25 Jan 2007, 2-4pm
Website: http://www.itwales.com/events
Location: wales

Outline:

This workshop will provide practicing programmers and software development managers, a guide to embracing change from ad hoc practices to a more formalised software development methodology – with as little pain as possible.

The workshop will be an overview of Agile Methods, in particular to the fundamental principles and practices of ‘Extreme Programming’ (XP).

Dr Robert Gittins has first-hand experience of providing companies with support during the adoption of Extreme Programming, a novel software development methodology developed in the USA.

At the end of the workshop, individuals or companies seriously considering adopting XP methods will be able to discuss opportunities for attending introductory or advanced training and mentoring, group-wide and in-house.

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

Alternatively you can contact Rob or Judith at ITWales Bangor on 01248 388245.

Area: northern bloc

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Festival Break 2.4

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Date: 1 Feb 2007
Website: http://www.break-festival.org
Location: international

Outline:

`The purpose of the multimedia festival Break is to explore new artistic expressions and contemporary topics and to emphasise emerging poetics whose artistic discourse has not yet been deep-rooted within firmly established standards, criteria and cultural values.`

The ninth edition of the festival, Break 2.4, will take place in Ljubljana from 5th to 18th of November 2007.

From 1997 to 2000, the festival was produced by the Student Organisation of the University of Ljubljana and had the primary function of presenting young emerging artists. Since 2001, the festival has been the project of Zavod K6/4, a non-profit institution operating in the area of contemporary art and culture.

The festival is seeking submissions of art projects, from established, mid-career, and emerging artists that address the theme selected for the festival: Potemkin village.

Definitions of the Potemkin village
-Pretentiously showy or imposing fa‡ade intended to mask or divert attention from an embarrassing or shabby fact or condition
-Something that appears impressive but is ineffective and insubstantial
-Any hollow or false construction, physical or figurative, meant to hide an undesirable or potentially damaging situation
-Politically generated appearance that covers a less impressive underside

Applicants must include a completed application form, supporting material, and a project presentation (visual and/or text) on an A4 sheet.

Deadline: February 1, 2007 (postmark)

For more information, please visit the website: http://www.break-festival.org
or email: info@break-festival.org

Selection will be made on March 1 2007. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Area: not in wales

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Merthyr Media Project Screening

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Date: Thu 18 Jan 2007, 7 – 9pm
Location: wales

Outline:

The Merthyr Media Project will be screening `Asboland` at Play in Merthyr Tydfil on 18th January.

The film tells the stories of several young film makers who are involved in the MMP project and was directed, edited and acted by the students themselves working in close collaboration with film director/producer Karl Francis. The film was produced as part of the MMP Summer School in July and August 2006.

The evening will also include screenings of other work produced as part of the MMP project, including some short films made by beneficiaries who participated in the recent Christmas School.

To book, or for more information about the project contact Paula Evans, Merthyr Media Support Worker on 01685 729942 or email pjevans@glam.ac.uk .

MMP has also recently launched its Merthyr Stories Website at: www.merthyrstories.org.uk

Area: southern bloc

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Nonsense on Stilts

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Date: 16 February 2007
Website: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Lighthouse, with Dada-South are inviting submissions from a Deaf or disabled artist or artist group to create a digital artwork or moving image piece in response to the phrase `’nonsense on stilts’`.

`’Natural rights is simple nonsense: natural and imprescriptible rights, rhetorical nonsense — nonsense upon stilts.` Jeremy Bentham

Applicants must define themselves as Deaf or disabled, be over 18 years old at the time of application, be based in the South East region and should have prior experience of project delivery. Emphasis will be given to work which is innovative and risk-taking or process-driven.

A fee of £5000 is available, to cover artists’ fees, bespoke training, materials, and installation costs. Both organisations will provide additional support to the artist in the development of this work, and to meet the artist’s access requirements, where appropriate.

Deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 16th February 2007.

For more information visit the website or email: noemi@dada-south.org.uk

Dada-South: http://www.dada-south.org.uk
Lighthouse: http://www.lighthouse.org.uk

Area: not in wales