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Blogging and Flogging – amperSAND event

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: Wednesday 4th April
Website: www.amperSANDswansea.com
Location: wales

Outline:

www.amperSANDswansea.com

Blogging and Flogging – How to avoid a beating when promoting your website online

Presented by Nigel T. Packer, Business for Business

Wednesday 4th April 2007

Dockside Room, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

6.30pm for a 7pm start – 9pm

£3 entrance – includes buffet

amperSAND is a forum and meeting place for professionals and enthusiasts working in all aspects of digital media, which welcomes businesses, students, independent artists and people with an interest in animation, computer games, digital art, and other production areas in these sectors.

This amperSAND event, presented by Nigel T. Packer of Business for Business, will look at the various opportunities that are available for Blogging and introduce `Flogging`, part of Buzz marketing and the online promotional process.

`Blogging has become a mainstream feature of self promotion online with individuals setting up `blog casts` from all walks of life.

But as many start the process as stop. With millions of open diaries and comment pages online how can you take advantage of these opportunities to help your business, avoiding the problems experienced by many big companies with negative blogs?`

Nigel T. Packer, of Business for Business, has assisted businesses of all sizes in a broad range of sectors in Wales, the UK and Europe to increase their Web site traffic – converting cost centres into profit sources.

These web promotion seminars are sold out quickly so register early at www.amperSANDswansea.com to avoid disappointment.

amperSAND is closely associated with the annual international animation and CG conference event SAND (Swansea Animation Days), linked through its aims and function to engender innovative ideas, business collaboration and the convergence of digital technologies.

Both events are initiated and organised by the School of Digital Media, Swansea Institute, who run a raft of programmes in computer animation, creative computer games design, multimedia, interactive media and music technology from HND, BA, BSc to Masters level.

Area: all wales

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New Life and the Dream Garden

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 13th April – 6th May 2007
Website: www.basementartproject.com/newlife
Location: england

Outline:

Lakis and Aris Ionas ! Andro Semeiko ! Alicia Paz

Mathijs Lieshout ! Nick Goulis ! Sheena Macrae ! Yu-Chen Wang

Mauricio Lupini ! Toine Klaassen ! Jorge Rivera ! Gordon Cheung

curated by BasementArtProject.com

Private View: Thursday 12th April 2007 6-9pm (performance by Para-Site 7pm)

Exhibition continues: 13th April – 6th May 2007

Gallery open: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12-6pm

Catalogue launch and artists’ talk: Saturday 5th May 2007 2pm

FIELDGATE GALLERY

14 Fieldgate Street

London E1 1ES

http://www.fieldgategallery.com

BasementArtProject.com

http://www.basementartproject.com/newlife

info@basementartproject.com

Supported by Arts Council England, Embassy of Mexico, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Cultural Division-Taipei Representative Office in the U.K. and PROduction NETwork.

Area: not in wales

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Art, Lifestyle and Globalisation

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 7 April 2007
Website: http://www.pva.org.uk/index.htm
Location: england

Outline:

Art, Lifestyle and Globalisation is a LabCulture Symposium aiming to open up debate across the realms of modern life. The Symposium deliberately bites off more than it can chew, raising more questions than can be answered, mirroring the complex signals of digital life.

Guest speakers, chaired by Anne Nigten from V2_Lab, include John Jordan, Tim Kindberg, Bella Dicks and Jemima Rellie. They will present their ideas on technology, activism and curating culture.

PVA MediaLab has invited independent voices from around the world to contribute and reflect virtually on key questions. The symposium will culminate in a series of sound and live art featuring Michael Kosmides, Dale Berning, Claire Singer, Jonathan Pigram and Harminder Singh Judge.

Online booking is available at:

http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/symposia/8059.htm

Further details:

http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/eventseducation/ ! http://www.pva.org.uk/index.htm

LabCulture Symposium • TATE MODERN • Starr Auditorium • 7 April 2007

13.30 REGISTRATION

14.00 Symposium

18.00 Live event

Area: not in wales

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ARTRADIO – Call for submissions

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: Deadline: Friday 27 April 2007, 12noon
Website: www.cornerhouse.org
Location: england

Outline:

Cornerhouse, Manchester`s international centre for contemporary arts and film, announces an open call for audio, for ARTRADIO, Cornerhouse’s temporary radio station, broadcasting in FM and online through late June to August of 2007.

ARTRADIO is calling for open submissions of existing audio work of a diverse variety, for example;

digital sound productions from the broad spectrum of experimental music and sound, field recordings / found sound, sound performance and event archives, cultural interviews, radio plays, sounds and shows for breakfast.

For more information please email info@artradio.fm

Area: not in wales

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Blogging and Flogging – How to avoid a beating when promoting your web site online

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: Wed 4th April 2007
Website: www.amperSANDswansea.com
Location: england

Outline:

6.30pm for a 7pm start – 9pm

£3 entrance – includes buffet

amperSAND is a forum and meeting place for professionals and enthusiasts working in all aspects of digital media, which welcomes businesses, students, independent artists and people with an interest in animation, computer games, digital art, and other production areas in these sectors.

This amperSAND event, presented by Nigel T. Packer of Business for Business, will look at the various opportunities that are available for Blogging and introduce `Flogging`, part of Buzz marketing and the online promotional process.

`Blogging has become a mainstream feature of self promotion online with individuals setting up `blog casts` from all walks of life.

But as many start the process as stop. With millions of open diaries and comment pages online how can you take advantage of these opportunities to help your business, avoiding the problems experienced by many big companies with negative blogs?`

These web promotion seminars are sold out quickly so register early at www.amperSANDswansea.com to avoid disappointment.

amperSAND is closely associated with the annual international animation and CG conference event SAND (Swansea Animation Days), linked through its aims and function to engender innovative ideas, business collaboration and the convergence of digital technologies.

Area: not in wales

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Dutch Electronic Arts Festival 07

12:00 am in Festivals by bloc

Date: 10-29 Apr 2007
Website: http:/www.deaf07.nl
Location: international

Outline:

The Dutch Electronic Art Festival (DEAF07) takes place April 10 to 29, 2007, in Rotterdam. The international art and media technology festival is organized every two years by V2_, Institute for Unstable Media. The festival includes a broad program of performances, exhibitions, workshops and symposiums.

V2_ turns 25 this year and will celebrate its anniversary during DEAF07 with a night of music and performances at Staal in Rotterdam on Saturday, April 14

Area: not in wales

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Exhibition: The Cream of British Animation

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 27th March to 3rd April
Website: http://www.newi.ac.uk/en/aboutNEWI/whatson/WrexhamScienceFestival/
Location: wales

Outline:

For the first time in many years, the work of three of the most successful companies in the field of stop-motion animation is being brought together at one venue. The Cream of British Animation features work by Mackinnon & Saunders (Corpse Bride, Mars Attacks, and The Sandman) and characters from Cosgrove Hall Films (The Wind in the Willows, Little Robots, Postman Pat, Engie Benjy, and Rupert the Bear) and HOT Animation (Bob the Builder, Pingu, Brambly Hedge, Rubbadubbers). See your favourite characters and learn how the puppets are brought to life on the screen.

Area: northern bloc

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Lecture and Seminar by Nick Roberson

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 29 Mar 2007
Website: http://www.newi.ac.uk/en/aboutNEWI/whatson/WrexhamScienceFestival/
Location: wales

Outline:

Ian Mackinnon and Peter Saunders founded Mackinnon & Saunders in 1992. Since that time, it has developed into the leading puppet-making company with a world-class reputation for quality, design and technological innovation.

Nick Roberson is Lead Sculptor and Painter at Mackinnon & Saunders and is recognised as a highly talented sculptor.

His talk will focus not only on such technological advances as the tiny mechanisms that allow puppets to ´smile” in films such as Corpse Bride, but also the philosophy of creativity and the diverse craft skills that are open to animators within the industry.

This event is suitable for adults and children aged 12.

Tickets: adults £3, concessions £1, available for purchase from 1 March 2007 from the following locations:

NEWI Service Information Desk, Edward Llwyd Centre: 01978 293439. TECHNIQUEST@NEWI: 01978 293400. Wrexham Tourist Information Centre, Lambpit Street, Wrexham: 01978 292015.

Area: northern bloc

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30 Years of Cosgrove Hall Films: An illustrated talk by Chris Bowden, Executive Producer at Cosgrove Hall Films.

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: Friday 30th March. 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Website: http://www.newi.ac.uk/en/aboutNEWI/whatson/WrexhamScienceFestival/
Location: wales

Outline:

Cosgrove Hall Films was founded in 1976 by Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall. In 2006 Cosgrove Hall Films celebrated its 30th anniversary.

Chris Bowden, Executive Producer at Cosgrove Hall Films, will give an insight into the early days of animation through to the present day in this illustrated talk.

His talk will feature clips from animation favourites including DangerMouse, The Wind in the Willows, The BFG, Postman Pat, Engie Benjy, Fifi and the Flowertots, and many, many more.

This event is suitable for adults and children aged 5 .

Tickets: adults £3, concessions £1, available for purchase from 1 March 2007 from the following locations:

NEWI Service Information Desk, Edward Llwyd Centre: 01978 293439. TECHNIQUEST@NEWI: 01978 293400. Wrexham Tourist Information Centre, Lambpit Street, Wrexham: 01978 292015.

Area: all wales

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Convergence Journal: Call for Submissions

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 30 May 2007
Website: www.beds.ac.uk/convergence
Location: international

Outline:

Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies is published by Sage Publications, and is one of the longest-standing journals in new media studies.

Convergence publishes two issues a year which are open to any submissions that fall within its remit. They have announced an open call for papers for Volume 14, number 2, which will appear in May 2008. For this issue, papers would need to be submitted by 30th May 2007.

Papers in areas including the following are welcome: Video games, Cable and telecomms, Mobile media / content, Internet studies, Digital / new media art, Digital photography, VR, Control and censorship of the media, Copyright / intellectual property, New media policy, New media industries / institutions, New media history, New media in cross-cultural/international contexts, new media products, Digital TV, DVD, Digital music ´ recording, production, distribution, file formats / file sharing, Cinema, and gender and technology.

For detailed submission guidance see the website: www.beds.ac.uk/convergence or contact Jason Wilson, Reviews Editor by telephone on 44 (0)1582 489144 or email jason.wilson[at]beds.ac.uk.

Area: not in wales