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Vacancies at New Media Scotland

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Date: 30 April
Website: http://www.mediascot.org/vacancies
Location: scotland

Outline:

New Media Scotland is the strategic agency for the art & technology sector in Scotland. Through working with and supporting the work by practitioners in this field, we hope to stimulate public interest, awareness and debate about the impact and potential of new technologies. We deliver exhibitions, presentations, public art projects, discussion & networking events, training, bursaries and commissioning funds, and publications across Scotland.

We are seeking to appoint two posts which will help us to further the organisation’s development and our support of practitioners. We are looking for experienced and talented individuals to join our small team.

Audience Development and Marketing Manager: £18,000 – £20,000 pa

This post is responsible for managing, delivering and developing the organisation’s audience development and marketing initiatives in line with its mission, aims and strategic plan. In 2005 the organisation adopted a new Audience Development and Marketing Plan for the organisation (2005 – 2009) funded from the Scottish Arts Council Audience Development Lottery Funds. The ADM Manager will be tasked with delivering on the key objectives outlined in the plan and will play a major part in the continued success of the organisation for the future. As part of the senior management, you will possess essential knowledge in arts marketing and/or audience development. This is a full-time 2 year fixed term post funded through a grant from Scottish Arts Council Audience Development Lottery Funds. Starting salary is dependent on experience.

Programmes Associate: £16,000 – £18,000 pro rata (part-time 0.4 – 2 days a week)

This post is responsible for supporting the development and delivery of the organisation’s programmes and services. It is also responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with artists and practitioners for the organisation. This post is also specifically concerned with raising the profile of New Media Scotland with artists/practitioners in the country and responding to new ideas and opportunities that are practitioner led. The successful candidate will have knowledge of art and technology, the contemporary visual arts and familiarity with broad arts issues. You will have a track record in project management (this could be as a practitioner). This is an important role for the organisation’s continued success. Starting salary is dependent on experience.

For application packs, please e-mail: recruitment@mediascot.org clearly stating which post you are interested in. Otherwise please download application packs from our website at http://www.mediascot.org/vacancies

Deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 24 May 2007

Recruitment

New Media Scotland

45 Marchmont Crescent

Edinburgh EH9 1HF

New Media Scotland is supported by the Scottish Arts Council. New Media Scotland aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

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Lovebytes Festival

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Date: 13 – 20 May 2007
Website: http://festival2007.lovebytes.org.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

Lovebytes is an annual international festival of digital art in Sheffield UK, which brings together an array of creative work from the frontiers of music, film, art and design.

The theme for Lovebytes 2007 is `process`, focussing on process based artworks and the creative and technical processes involved in making art with computers and digital systems.

Lovebytes 2007 showcases the work of some of the most exciting and innovative artists from around the world and celebrates Sheffield`s own burgeoning creative culture. The festival includes installations, live performances, artist`s talks, workshops, film screenings and exhibitions with a programme of associated events, curated and run by partner organisations across the city. An inspiring range of venues includes the Winter Garden, Sheffield City Library, the Showroom Cinema, the University of Sheffield Student`s Union and the Moorlands Centre in Edale.

All events are individually priced or free and open to anyone. Some free events have limited places, so please book in advance (See individual event listings for details).

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Takeaway Festival 2

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Date: 9-11 May 2007
Website: http://www.takeawayfestival.com
Location: england

Outline:

The three day extravaganza of talks, workshops, performances and exhibitions returns for the 2nd time to the Dana Centre in London.

Workshops: Arduino, Processing, Blogging, HIVE networking, Drupal, Critical Practice, Little Sound DJ

Book your place on a workshop via the Dana Centre’s website http://www.danacentre.org.uk

Technology continues to quietly transform creative possibilities, social structures, communication networks and business opportunities. The Takeaway Festival tries to identify the changing interfaces between technology and practice. It celebrates a D-I-Y praxis that is infusing the creative landscape and challenging the status quo of top down software and proprietary licensing.

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Insight Out Wales For Interactive Media Businesses

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Website: http://www.nesta.org.uk/programmes/insight_out
Location: wales

Outline:

NESTA and the Welsh Assembly Government`s Creative Business Wales team have launched a new initiative designed to spearhead the development of the next generation of new interactive media businesses in Wales.

The Insight Out programme, which has been running in other parts of the UK for a number of years, was developed specifically for creative graduates who want to start up a new or develop an early stage business. It is the first time it has been introduced to Wales and focuses entirely on one specific sector. Insight Out Wales aims to set up between 15-20 businesses in the sector each year for the next 3 years. Insight Out Wales has been designed to take forward the Assembly Government`s Creative Industries strategy which focuses on the film, TV, music and new media sectors.

Insight Out Wales will, over a period of 7 weeks, provide around 20 individuals with business training ranging from advice and coaching to access to start-up funding.

Businesses eligible for Insight Out Wales are those based on new media content or distribution and could be using animation, film, video, web and mobile entertainment technologies or be a range of platforms.

For further information contact:
Claire Heat – Claire.heat@wales-uk.com, tel: 029 20436110 or Richard Turner – Richard.turner@nesta.org.uk, tel: 029 20452632
or visit: http://www.nesta.org.uk/programmes/insight_out

Area: all wales

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Summerbranch

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Date: 10 June 2007
Website: www.igloo.org.uk
Location: international

Outline:

By means of camouflage and other disguises the exhibition considers ways in which a person can blend into a ‘natural’ environment. Summerbranch uses the tools of the military-entertainment complex, computer gaming, motion capture and 3D environments to question what is truth and what is artifice in our attempts to reproduce nature. Not only is the role of the real in virtual environments investigated, but also that of the reproduction of nature in the history of art, and particularly landscape work. The work challenges our experience of the real, presenting interactivity as a form of audience engagement, blurring the boundaries between spectator and participant in both active and passive ways.

`… it concerns the reappropriation of technology used for more militaristic means: yet despite it`s faintly ominous imagery, Summerbranch conveys a sense of tranquility.` – PC Gamer (Jan 2006)

10 June – 1 July

New Forest Pavilion – Palazzo Zenobio

52nd International Art Exhibition

La Biennale di Venezia

For more information and images, please contact Press Officer Laura McLean-Ferris at Artsway Gallery,01590 6822 60 xtn 16 or email: laura@artsway.org.uk

image: Summerbranch (2005/6), computer installation with sound, dimensions variable

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dotdotdot in Virtual Creatures

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Date: 26 april
Website: www.igloo.org.uk
Location: online

Outline:

dotdotdot is part of Folly`s Virtual Creatures which launches today, 26th April 2007 at www.folly.co.uk/creatures.

What is dotdotdot?
dotdotdot is the internet’s first interactive radio streaming motion capture project. It is an online virtuali choreographic work where viewers select the soundtrack whilst driving the performance animations.

What can we do with it?
dotdotdot uses motion capture to locate a figure in a virtual space. You can choose what the figure looks like and what sort of music it dances to. Using your mouse you can take control of this virtual dancer’s movement and performance. The more you play with dotdotdot the more you will develop control over the dancer’s moves.

Who are the artists?
Igloo are led by artists Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli. Their projects are created with teams of highly skilled practitioners drawn primarily from performance, music, design, architecture, costume, computer science and technology backgrounds. The work is developed in a variety of formats and made for distribution across a range of platforms, including gallery installation, internet sites, large and small scale performance and Cd Rom. Gibson and Martelli are acknowledged experts in the field of motion capture.

Area: not in wales

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HyperScope by Levox

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Date: Friday 27th April – doors 7.30pm
Website: www.ampersandswansea.com
Location: wales

Outline:

HyperScope – Levox

In this brand-new production, French artists Gaelle Rouard & Etienne Caire reprocess found film footage from Wales, France and the world entirely in 16mm celluloid, while virtuoso turntabler eRikm re-mixes cinematic fragments into a new soundtrack.

Levox re-create a stunningly visceral and unique live performance – unlike any film you`ve seen before!

PLUS post show entertainment by Vibrations including DJ DoomDonkey and visuals by Anti Detail Squad

PLUS pre show DJ Brian Nylon

PLUS Food and

Doors 7.30pm

Tickets £5

HyperScope co-producers: Real Institute, Centre Pompidou & CCAM

Funded by Film Agency Wales & The Arts Council of Wales

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The Fabric of The Universe, An Investigation.

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Date: 23rd April untill 11th May
Location: wales

Outline:

Exhibition of work produced during the six months of the annual `Paul Goody Artist in residence Award.`

Open from 10 untill 7 weekdays, 10 – 4.30 Friday.

Private view 27th April. Every one welcome.

Area: all wales

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Cwmaman Art Science Installation

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Date: 8-25 may 2007
Website: www.artstation.org.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

Science Shops Wales and Artstation are looking for volunteers to participate in an explorative hands-on three week project that will involve researching, designing and building a unique larges scale paper installation that responds to St Peters Church in Cwmaman.

Volunteers can devote as much time as they have and can participate in a number of tasks such as creative or technical input, hands on work , sharing information and stories about the locality that can enrich discussions and outcome.

Installation will be on view at St Peters till 5th June

for more info please contact Ana:

avasquez@glam.ac.uk / 07876392057

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Cardiff Design Festival 2007

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Date: 2 May 2007
Website: http://www.cardiffdesignfestival.org/
Location: online

Outline:

Cardiff Design Festival ’07 is calling for entries for a showcase celebrating the creative talents of designers in Wales.

Submissions are invited from the following disciplines;

Advertising, Branding, Exhibitions, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Interiors, Packaging, Product, Textiles, Web & New Media.

Submitted work will be featured in an online gallery and the best entries selected will be showcased at Festival events during June and elsewhere in Europe during the year.

Submissions are welcomed from design companies working in Wales and from Welsh businesses or organisations.

There is an entry fee of £20 per project.

Entry Deadline May 2nd 2007

To submit entries please visit http://www.cardiffdesignfestival.org/design/

Area: all wales