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Pixel Pops – Call for Submissions

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Date: 25 Aug 2007
Website: http://poppingpixels.org/
Location: scotland

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PixelPops!, now in its 3rd year, is an ongoing, traveling series of annual digital art exhibits, each with its own theme and each curated in a new location by a new individual. The series is wildly organic in the sense that it changes with each year`s new locale and the creativity that each new curator brings to it. Year after year the online catalogue continues to grow and provide new resonances and global connections in artistic interpretation. PixelPops was founded by and is set in motion each year (from afar) by Colleen Tully (http://www.colleentully.com). Previous guest curators have been Cynthia Beth Rubin (New Haven, 2005), Natalia Vasquez, Joan Sanchez, Michal Blazek (Prague, 2006)

This year Pixel Pops is curated by Robert Mitchell. The festival is looking for digital work that is short and fast (small in file size and quick in linear time). The 2007 exhibits will be held at various airfields in the northern Orkney Isles, home of the `The World`s Shortest Scheduled Flight`.

ACCEPTED FORMAT: .MOV files. Maximum file size: 5MB Maximum Length: 2 MINUTES (approximately equal to the shortest scheduled flight time).

EXHIBITION DATE: OCTOBER 2007

For more information and submission guidelines please visit the website.

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Tackling the Mobile Application Pain Points: ITWales

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Date: 7 Aug 2007, 6 – 8pm
Website: http://itwales.com/
Location: wales

Outline:

Mobile devices are now as powerful as a desktop PC of four or five years ago, and their computing capabilities make them powerful tools for building mobile line of business applications. However, application development for these devices presents challenges that developers building for desktop PC or server never think about:
# Will my application still work if I lose network connectivity, for example, lose my signal to the mobile phone network?
# What if I lose my device or it is stolen? How do I encrypt sensitive data?
# How can I implement positive authentication for users on mobile devices?

In this presentation, Andy Wigley shows how he solves these problems using the latest tools from Microsoft which make it surprisingly easy to implement effective solutions to these problems. He`ll also talk briefly about new developments in mobile technology to give a near-term view of where mobile software is going.

About the speaker
Andy Wigley runs a mobile application development and consulting company and is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) for Device Application Development. He is a frequent speaker at major industry conferences such as Microsoft TechEd and MEDC and is co-author of several books, including Microsoft Mobile Development Handbook, published in May 2007 by Microsoft Press, Building Microsoft ASP.NET Applications for Mobile Devices, Second Edition, and Microsoft .NET Compact Framework Core Reference.

This 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.

Book your place online 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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Tale of Tales on Furtherfield

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Website: http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=283
Location: online

Outline:

From Entropy8Zuper! to Tale of Tales: Games and The Endless Forest.

London based organisation Furtherfield are featuring an online retrospective of Net Art duo, Auriea Harvey and Michael Samyn, launching with a major two part interview with Maria Chatzichristodoulou (aka Maria X).

This reflects upon their lives, artworks, ideas, creative histories and their journey from Entropy8Zuper! to their current incarnation as Tale of Tales, which creates elegant and emotionally rich interactive entertainment, explicitly catering for people who are not enchanted by most contemporary computer games, or who wish for more variety in their gameplay experiences. To this end all of their products feature innovative forms of interaction, engaging poetic narratives and simple controls.

The interview is available online at: http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=283

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Spotlight North Wales

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Date: 21 Nov 2007, 9 am – 4.30 pm
Website: http://www.spotlightnorthwales.com/
Location: wales

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Spotlight North Wales is a showcase event dedicated to celebrating success and ensuring a bright future for North Wales. The conference will turn the spotlight onto some of the region’s success stories and will also explore the challenges ahead to ensure a bright future. Eleven organisations dedicated to improving management and professional performance have joined together to deliver this inspiring and thought-provoking programme.

The event aims to mobilise and motivate individuals and organisations from all sectors to raise their aspirations and make positive connections to achieve their goals. The conference will be wide ranging but with a definite focus on developing management and leadership skills.

Main conference sessions will consider key issues facing the North Wales economy and a series of breakout sessions will cover topics ranging from inspiring people to share a company vision, the immense benefits of networking, successful marketing in a world of changing customer needs to raising finance for development and growth.

To join this event and enjoy a day of memorable key messages, valuable learning experiences and positive networking visit the website at: http://www.spotlightnorthwales.com/

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Movie Mogul Viral Ad Campaign

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Date: 30 Sep 2007
Website: http://moviemogulfund.com/
Location: online

Outline:

The Movie Mogul fund – a democratic online film funding system – is inviting submissions of `viral` adverts which capture the fund`s ethos, to be used to raise the profile of the fund online and at festivals around the world.

An award of £1,000 for the best viral video clip is available. The winner will be decided by votes on the Movie Mogul website. Adverts should be no longer than 1 minute in total duration. It can be funny, witty, clever, topical, controversial, informative, shocking, stupid or a combination of any of the above – so long as it is infectious enough to be passed on (and is not classed as ‘Inappropriate Material’).

For more information visit the website: http://moviemogulfund.com/

Deadline for submissions: 30 Sep 2007

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Public Art Wales Award Schemes

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Date: 30 Sep 2007
Website: http://www.cywaithcymru.org/
Location: wales

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Public Art Wales (previously Cywaith Cymru and CBAT) are inviting applications from Wales-based artists for their artist-led award Schemes. Artist @ Work & Good Ideas are award programmes open to artists working in any media, for residency projects in Wales of exceptional interest.

1. Artist @ Work
Up to £6,000 for ideas from artists for residency projects within a business or in a workplace environment.

2. Good Ideas
Up to £6,000 for artists proposals for innovative residency projects involving a `community` in the broadest sense. Artists are encouraged to submit ideas, which are of benefit to the host or collaborator, will take forward the artist`s practice, extends the understanding of residency projects and opens new avenues for art in the public realm.

Next deadline for applications: 30th September 2007

For further information contact:
Public Art Wales, 4 Sovereign Quay, Havannah Street, Cardiff CF10 5SF
Tel 44 (0)2920 489 543
Tel 44 (0)845 241 3684

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The Shift to Multicore Processors: ITWales

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Date: 4 Sep 2007, 6 – 8pm
Website: www.itwales.com/events
Location: wales

Outline:

What’s in the Next Generation Box: The Shift to Multicore Processors
Guest speaker : Ade Fewings from Technium CAST Ltd

Modern computer processors and systems are going through a period of fundamental change. The amount a computer can process simultaneously reflects directly in an enhanced user experience. However, where once speed was gained through ever-increasing raw clock speed, (over 3200 times faster in the last 20 years from 1MHz to 3.2GHz), now parallelism is the key to maximising performance. Multi-core processors are soon to become the standard in all PCs. They have already found a home in games systems, high-end workstations and servers – with architectures from a number of vendors including Intel, AMD, Sun, IBM and STI.
We will look at what has necessitated this fundamental change, in what ways the architectures differ and the challenges this might present to software development in the future.

Ade Fewings followed up his first degree at the University of Wales, Bangor, with a PhD in the High Performance Visualisation and Medical Graphics group at the university, completed in February 2006. His PhD work was in the area of visualisation within distributed systems, particularly involving Grid and parallel graphics technologies, and has been presented at the Eurographics and SuperComputing conferences. At Technium CAST, Ade is responsible for maintaining, supporting and developing the hardware behind the advanced facilities available, including the PowerWall, compute cluster and storage area network. He has additionally worked on development of visualization applications in a number of areas and continues to try to push the boundaries of what the technology is doing, at present particularly in the area of remote visualization.

The event forms part of the ITWales Software Developers Special Interest Group 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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VIDA – Art & Artificial Life

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Date: 17 Sep 2007
Website: www.telefonica.es/vida/
Location: international

Outline:

VIDA 10.0 is an international competition created to reward excellence in artistic creativity in the fields of Artificial Life and related disciplines, such as robotics and Artificial Intelligence. The competition is inviting applications from artistic projects that address the interaction between ´synthetic” and ´organic” life”.

In previous years prizes have been awarded to artistic projects using autonomous robots, avatars, recursive chaotic algorithms, knowbots, cellular automata, computer viruses, virtual ecologies that evolve with user participation, and works that highlight the social side of Artificial Life. Applicants should refer to awards previously granted at VIDA’s web page http://www.telefonica.es/vida to determine suitability of their project.

First prize: 10,000 euros
Second prize: 7,000 euros
Third prize: 3,000 euros

For further information and to apply visit the website: www.telefonica.es/vida/
Deadline for applications: 22 Oct 2007

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European Machinima Festival 2007

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Date: 12-14 Oct 2007
Website: http://www.machinimaeurope.co.uk
Location: england

Outline:

De Montfort University’s Institute of Creative Technologies will host the 2007 European Machinima Festival, the first Machinima festival to be held in Europe. The festival, which will take place at the University’s campus centre from 12 ´ 14 October, will show case the latest Machinima films and will attract Machinima makers world-wide.

Machinima, a fusion of film-making and computer gaming, which is increasingly being used as one of the quickest and most cost-effective ways of creating animation, has a rapidly growing following, fuelled in part by the enhanced visual quality of many of the most popular computer games.

The festival, which is supported by the Academy of Machinima and Arts Sciences (AMAS), will attract both professional and enthusiast creators of animation and is likely to encourage more people to try Machinima for themselves. Workshops will cover many of the key aspects of making Machinima and an awards ceremony will recognise some of the best talent of this quickly growing phenomenon.

Creators of machinima are invited to submit their work to the festival for inclusion in the awards. Awards are available across a range of categories.

The deadline for submissions is 1 Sep 2007. For more information and an application form visit the website.

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Offload Festival: Online Submissions Call

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Date: 13 – 16 Sep 2007
Website: http://www.offloadfestival.org
Location: england

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OFFLOAD SYSTEMS FOR SURVIVAL – is an interdisciplinary network media and systems arts event on nature, sustainability and ecology.

OFFLOAD brings together international, national and local artists and practitioners interested in creating socially engaged work that use new and existing media to address the core themes of `Trade, Network and Nomads` and `Health, Wealth and Play`.

Central to OFFLOAD is the concept of `SYSTEMS FOR SURVIVAL` – whether you consider that we have already passed an environmental `tipping` point or that we
are living in a post- apocalyptic state, is no longer the issue – as we are in a continual state of survival. To address our current-state-of-play an interdisciplinary approach is central. For this reason, OFFLOAD brings together artists and practitioners from different disciplines – sound and video art, computer science and net art, design, architecture, academia, broadcasting, live art and performance.

Artists and practitioners include: Futurefarmers, Amy Balkin (US), Exzyt (FR), Juha Huuskonen & Tuomo Tammenpaa, Dodo (FI), Interferenze (IT), Andre
Goncalves (PT), LYSN ensemble (NL/UK), Minimaforms,

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: OFFLOAD ONLINE EXHIBITION

The OFFLOAD: ONLINE EXHIBITION is now open for submissions. The online exhibition is an extension of the physical event and will also act as a growing
archive of work and documentation in this field.

Submissions details and criteria are available on:
http://www.offloadfestival.org/offload07

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