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ELIXIR RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITIES

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Date: 6 Mar 2007
Website: www.elixirnews.info
Location: england

Outline:

Arts in Trust, the arts programme of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with Stroud Valley Artspace, is offering three artists the opportunity to create screen-based artworks inspired by a residency (fee £4,200) in a ward or department at Gloucestershire RoyalHospital.

The residencies are part of Elixir, a two year digital arts programme which aims to shed new light on and celebrate some of the less understood or ‘invisible’ activities within the hospital.

The works will be shown on a back projected screen in the main reception of the hospital as part of a 2-year curated programme of on-screen activity.

Appointed artists will receive full support and training in appropriate digital technologies, and training in working in healthcare.

Artists will be selected on quality rather than previous experience of working with digital media.

Artist’s Fee: £4,200

For further information and details of how to apply go to www.elixirnews.info or emailemily@willisnewson.co.uk

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 6th March 2007

ELIXIR CALL FOR WORK

Elixir’s curators are also looking for a wide range of work ´ video, animation, text and sound, dance and performance ´ to show on the Elixir screen (exhibition fees paid).

For more information and details on how to submit a work, please go to www.elixirnews.info or email emily@willisnewson.co.uk

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Futuresonic – Call for Projects

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Date: 15 Feb 2007
Website: http://www.futuresonic.com/07/2007_submissions.html
Location: england

Outline:

Futuresonic Festival, to be held in Manchester between 10 – 12 May 2007 have announced a call for submissions under two strands:

1. Futurevisual

Submissions of projects at the cutting edge of immersive sound and image.

Futurevisual forms the centrepiece of Futuresonic Live at Futuresonic 2007 in Manchester/UK, and a dedicated space – the Futurevisual Lounge – will be available at the main festival venue for Futurevisual screenings. A selection of works will be shown at partner festivals in South Korea and Brazil.

Futurevisual is a celebration of all things audiovisual, with a focus on audiovisual projects which emerge from, reference or are inspired by the transfusion of visual media and visual technologies within music culture, and the mixing of visual culture and music culture.

Proposals for projects in any format are welcome. Submissions are assessed by an international jury. Projects should be able to be realised without financial support from the festival.

2. EVNTS 2007

Futuresonic 2007 invites anyone working in music or electronic arts to take part in EVNTS 2007

EVNTS is a strand of the Futuresonic festival which enables artist groups and event organisers to participate in the festival. Since its introduction in 2005, EVNTS has grown into a community of people who
each year return to give the festival an extra edge.

Futuresonic now invites anyone working in music or media arts to take part in EVNTS 2007, with the EVNT Competition offering financial support for a limited number of events. Open to any programmer, curator, promoter, label or artist group anywhere in the world, with the focus on ground breaking and new events as well as one-off or adventurous events by established event organisers. Awards of GBP 1,000 and GBP 250 are available for people to stage an event as a
part of EVNTS via the EVNT Competition.

For more information about the EVNT programme visit: http://www.futuresonic.com/07/evnts.html

For more information on either scheme or to apply, visit the website: http://www.futuresonic.com/07/2007_submissions.html

The deadline for both schemes is 15th February 2007.

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IT Wales: Extend Your Browser

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Date: 6 Feb 2007, 6-9pm
Website: http://www.itwales.com/events
Location: wales

Outline:

Firefox and the Gecko family of browsers are not simply web browsers, they can be extended to provide custom functionality, and used as platforms for building standalone applications. During the presentation I will discuss the anatomy of the Gecko engine and the Firefox browser, extensions and how to create an extension for the Firefox 2.0 browser using Aggreg8 (http://aggreg8.mozdev.org) for example.

Philip Roche is a 2003 Software Engineering graduate of Dublin City University. He has been working at Karova Ltd for two years, on ecommerce and custom web applications, and now holds the position of senior developer. Outside the office, he hacks on Firefox extensions and small python or PERL based open source projects. He loves C#, XSLT, Python, MySQL, WxPython, SVG, XUL, Gecko, Javascript, RSS, CSS, his Labrador puppy, Ubuntu and Mono.

The event forms part of the ITWales Software Developers programme, which is supported by the Welsh Assembly Government.

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 ITWales@Informatics.bangor.ac.uk

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

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Toge Village Online Shop

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Website: http://www.sevensamurai.jp
Location: online

Outline:

Rice, Art and a group of people trying to make things better.

Toge village and Grizedale Arts are pleased to announce the opening of the Seven Samurai Toge Village online shop. The shop is a collaboration between the village and the artists who formed the arts project `Seven Samurai` in July 2006. The shop is part of the Seven Samurai website created by Jamie Goodenough to illustrate and explain this innovative arts project.

Alongside the principle village product – rice, the shop also offers craft items and the village cd, a series of recordings of storytelling and singing by farmers and their families.

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Digital Art Weeks: Call for Submissions

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Website: http://www.digitalartweeks.ethz.ch/
Location: international

Outline:

Digital Art Weeks, Zurich to be held in July 2007 has issued a number of calls for submissions:

1. B.I.O.: To Be the Input or the Output is the Question
The DAW07 invites artists to submit work that concentrates on the use of sensors systems that take their inputs from the human body and whose outputs are then transmapped to audio or video sources. Any type of interface that is designed to use human body signals to control outside sources and artworks that use such transmapping falls into the call`s profile.

2. WIRED MADNESS
The Digital Art Weeks 2007 invites Performing Artists to submit proposals in connection with wearable technology and the arts. We are seeking works that empower the performer in an explosion of the boundaries of the body and link the audience into the virtual of technologically-animated space. Any form of immersion should trigger critical observation in the mind of the audience in order to counter act the most logical form of evolution in the 21st century enabled by technology: Intelligence without morals. A series of performances during three evenings will be organized in partnership with the Cabaret Voltaire of Zurich.

3. THE THIRD MIND PROJECT
The Digital Art Weeks 2007 (DAW07) invites Visual and Audio Artists to submit their work to the theme of a `Digital Mandala`.

4. STEREOPHONIC SOUNDSCAPE
The Digital Art Weeks of ETH Zurich and the Stereolith Speaker System Company, Switzerland, would like to invite audio artists to submit soundscape works. The works will be chosen on their ability to `evoke` the presence of things or beings in space and to the extent in which the work `immerses` the listener into a completely imaginary sonic environment.

For more information and individual deadlines, please visit the website: http://www.digitalartweeks.ethz.ch/web/PI07/Topics

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CHRIS ROLLEN ! COVER

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Date: 18:00-21:00 Friday 23 February 2007
Website: http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/livedance.php?id=40
Location: england

Outline:

CHRIS ROLLEN ! COVER

Live Art Weekender ! Arnolfini ! 16 Narrow Quay ! Bristol ! BS1 4QA

0117 917 2300

18:00-21:00 Friday 23 February 2007

12:00-18:00 Saturday 24 February 2007

Chris Rollen’s Cover is an interactive performance in which audience and artist collaborate to create a lo-fi reconstruction of iconic album covers. The audience are invited to choose from a list of vinyl records from the artist’s personal collection. The artist will then recreate the cover image, to be captured by Polaroid by an audience member. Cover explores chance and choice in consumer culture. It plays with ideas of fantasy and the reality behind the pose.

more information:

http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/livedance.php?id=40

Chris Rollen ! #7`

limited edition physically remixed 7-inch records available from amino:

http://amino.org.uk/buy.html

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CHRIS ROLLEN ! COVER

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Date: 12:00-18:00 Saturday 24 February 2007
Website: http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/livedance.php?id=40
Location: england

Outline:

CHRIS ROLLEN ! COVER

Live Art Weekender ! Arnolfini ! 16 Narrow Quay ! Bristol ! BS1 4QA

0117 917 2300

18:00-21:00 Friday 23 February 2007

12:00-18:00 Saturday 24 February 2007

Chris Rollen’s Cover is an interactive performance in which audience and artist collaborate to create a lo-fi reconstruction of iconic album covers. The audience are invited to choose from a list of vinyl records from the artist’s personal collection. The artist will then recreate the cover image, to be captured by Polaroid by an audience member. Cover explores chance and choice in consumer culture. It plays with ideas of fantasy and the reality behind the pose.

more information:

http://www.arnolfini.org.uk/whatson/livedance.php?id=40

Chris Rollen ! #7`

limited edition physically remixed 7-inch records available from amino:

http://amino.org.uk/buy.html

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4th International Joint Workshop On Computational Creativity

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Date: 17 March 2007
Website: http://www.doc.gold.ac.uk/isms/CC07/
Location: england

Outline:

Computational Creativity is the study and simulation, by computational means, of behaviour, natural and artificial, which would, if observed in humans, be deemed creative.

Original contributions are solicited in all areas related to Creative Systems, including but not limited to:

* Computational models of creativity
* Cognitive models of creativity
* Metrics, frameworks and formalizations for the evaluation of creativity in computational systems
* Computational tools for supporting creativity (i.e., machine-enhanced creativity)
* Specific applications to music, language and the arts, to architecture and design, to scientific discovery, to education and to entertainment
* Philosophical discussions of computational creativity
* Detailed system descriptions of creative systems, including engineering difficulties faced, example sessions and artefacts produced, and applications of the system

For more details visit the website.

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Pinnacle Live : Innovation

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Date: Monday 26 February 2007, 10am – 3.45pm
Website: www.wales.gov.uk/pinnaclelive
Location: wales

Outline:

Pinnacle Live will showcase for the first time the breadth of high level training being developed in Wales to support key sectors. The event will take place over four locations, including a showcase launch and a series of regional events focusing on the key strategic areas of sustainability, advanced manufacturing and innovation that are so critical for the Welsh economy.

The event will also be accessible live online at www.wales.gov.uk/pinnaclelive

To confirm attendance please email: sally.gillo@ontrac-group.com quoting Pinnacle Live, Innovation, Bangor

For more information on Pinnacle Live visit www.wales.gov.uk/pinnaclelive or phone 02920 234820

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THE DEMOCRATIC IMAGE – Photography and Globalisation

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Date: Mechanics Centre, Princess Street, Manchester.
Website: http://www.look07.com
Location: england

Outline:

The Democratic Image symposium is the final event in the Look 07 celebration of photography calendar. Bringing together world-renowned writers, thinkers and
practitioners, this event explores how photography is changing and how everyone is involved. From multi-national agencies through to street kids, everyone is taking and distributing photographs.

The Democratic Image asks where is this sudden global access to shared imagery taking us? Is digital technology finally allowing everybody to take, share and represent themselves? Or are we at the beginning of an era of digital anarchy, where no one is in control and the people who shout the loudest form the agenda.

Speakers include; Pedro Meyer – founder of ZoneZero, Mexico; David Levi Strauss – writer and critic based in New York; Suvendu Chaterjee – photographer, media entrepreneur and human rights activist; Bill Thompson internet evangelist; Mark Hawarth Booth – former head of photography at the V&A, London; Brett Rogers – director of Photographers Gallery, London; Geert Van Kesteren – photographer with the Magnum agency

Tickets are available online through the Look07 website or by phone (0845 094 5184) with a special reduced rate of £70 for the event (£50 concessions) if booked
before the 16th March.