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MusicTank October Think Tank

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 3 Oct 2007, 6 – 9pm
Website: www.musictank.co.uk
Location: england

Outline:

MusicTank`s October Think Tank : Music`s New Conundrum – Too Much Choice?

Web 2.0`s music consumers` paradise of unlimited music poses one overriding question: `How do fans discover the music they want amidst the clamour of a thousand different advisory voices?`

Keynote speaker:
Tom Robinson, Broadcaster and Songwriter

Panelists include:
- Andrew Keen, Author, Cult of The Amateur: How Today`s Internet is Killing Our Culture
- Paul Brown, Managing Director, International, Pandora
- David Jennings, Director, DJ Alchemi Ltd and Author

With so much music vying for our attention in this digital age, the public is now faced with a head-spinning level of choice. While we were once used to receiving our weekly dose of music via the all-important Top 40 and a now defunct Top of the Pops, we can access over 420,000 rock acts and 400,000 hip hop acts via MySpace alone.

In this sea of music of unimaginable scale, can we really be expected to sort the wheat from the chaff amidst the clamour of a thousand different advisory voices? And with the accompanying explosion of hype over substance, are we at risk of losing the tradition of nurturing our talent to its fullest potential?

Price: £30, £25 trade body members
All places must be booked and paid for in advance via www.musictank.co.uk

Area: not in wales

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Sightsonic Educational Digital Arts Conference

12:00 am in Conferences by bloc

Date: 29 Oct 2007, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Location: england

Outline:

The digital and creative industries are fast becoming one of the biggest contributors to our economy and young people are engaging on a daily basis with new technology and media.

As part of the SightSonic year round programme this is a unique opportunity to take part in a day long conference focusing on how to use free software and downloads to enhance your classroom arts experience. The focus will be on how to use sound and image freeware/ software (such as Cubase, Sibelius and Adobe Photoshop/After effects) and web based resources (such as NuMu and Radiowaves).

They are offering practical sessions including real examples of projects, which have been successfully implemented in schools, inspiring and informing your use of technology. David Ashworth, Music and ICT Lead Consultant, National Association of Music Educators (NAME) will give a keynote speech.

The event is aimed at teachers and practitioners who work with key stages 2, 3 and 4 in ICT, Music and Visual art. You dont need any previous experience and will be given supporting materials to ensure that you have everything you need to work with.

Places are very limited, so please contact Simon Harrison, the City of York Arts and Culture, Mill House, North Street, York YO1 6JD 01904 554666, simon.harrison@york.gov.uk for a booking form.

Cost £65.

Area: not in wales

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FLOSS Art: Call for Papers

12:00 am in Publication by bloc

Date: 1 Nov 2007
Website: http://people.makeart.goto10.org/
Location: online

Outline:

people.makeart is a new project by GOTO10. It is a repository of articles and lecture materials focused on the relationship between FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software) and digital arts, as well as a database of free digital art projects.

The selected papers will be published on the people.makeart website and will be printed in the FLOSS Art book, scheduled for spring 2008, using OpenMute`s POD publishing service.

GOTO10 is now accepting new, old and recycled papers/articles/interviews/maps on the following issues:
- opening digital art`s practice, code and culture
- FLOSS communities VS. art collectives
- digital art licensing, copying and distributing, using open content models
- role of the artist in FLOSS development
- influence of FLOSS on digital art practices
- free software to produce art and the art of producing free software
- economy of an open digital artwork
- FLOSS as an embedded political message in digital art
- paradox and limitations of open licenses for digital art
- FLOSS as a way to quote and embed other artworks in a new one
- digital artist as a FLOSS developer/user and vice-versa
- definitions and manifestos for a free software art
- branching and forking of an open digital artwork
- opening digital art to ensure future maintainance and porting

More information and submission details: http://people.makeart.goto10.org/

Area: not in wales

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Communities First Music Trust Fund

12:00 am in Launch by bloc

Date: 31 Oct 2007
Website: http://www.communitiesfirst.info
Location: wales

Outline:

The Communities First (Music) Trust Fund 2007-2008 is now open for applications. The Fund is a programme funded by the Welsh Assembly Government to assist small-scale, community based music activities in Communities First areas in Wales. The fund is an additional and ring-fenced element to the Communities First Trust Fund which is managed by the Communities First Support Network and administered on its behalf by the Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).

Up to £10,000 can be applied for. The next deadline for applications is 31 Oct 2007.

For more information or an application form, visit the website or ring 0800 587 8898.

Area: all wales

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e-Business for Wales 07

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 23 Oct 2007
Website: www.welshevents.com/ebusinessforwales
Location: wales

Outline:

Visit e-Business for Wales 07 at Llandudno and discover first hand how your business can become stronger and more profitable by putting new technology to work for you.

This free event, organised by the Welsh Assembly Government, brings together experts from the public and private sectors to demonstrate how you can gain that vital competitive edge through effective use of information and communication technology (ICT).

We have put together an exciting programme of keynote speakers, seminars, practical demonstrations and exhibitions on the subjects you told us were important to your business.

Learn how to extend your global marketing reach, cut communication costs, protect yourself from online fraud and find out about brand-new technologies that could transform the way you do business.

Places at e-Business for Wales 07 are limited so book your place today. For more information, visit: www.welshevents.com/ebusinessforwales or phone 029 2036 8408.

Area: northern bloc

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amperSAND – Flesh and Blood Humans, Jolyon Webb, Blitz Games

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: Wednesday 10th October 6.30pm-9pm
Website: www.ampersandswansea.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Jolyon Webb, Art Manager at TruSim will be joining us

for the next amperSAND event.

TruSim is a division of Blitz Games one of Europe`s leading independent video games developers, they make engaging training and visualisation tools, known as Serious Games.

Imagine being given two seconds to know a character… tick tock…tick tock… time`s up, what can you tell me about them?

This may seem like a crazily short amount of time or a totally artificial limitation but it reflects a truth about the way humans view humans. In a very short amount of time people take in a large amount of information about others. Are they well? Are they frightened? Are they hot? Have they been running?

TruSim, Blitz Games `serious games` division, is working on a medical training prototype where a character`s state must be quickly and accurately recognised by medically trained players. This means lots of the kind of visual clues that can be `recognised in two seconds` must be in place and dynamically respond as the character`s condition worsens.

This talk will explain the thinking, research and some of the technology needed to give this sort of meaningful visual display.

To register visit: www.amperSANDswansea.com

Area: all wales

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Junior designer vacancy

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 14/9/07
Website: www.bwa-design.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

bwa is a design agency that delivers innovative solutions for positive social and environmental change. Based on the Welsh border, we mix challenges set by high profile clients with a lot of fresh air.

Junior designer: we require a self motivated designer with energy and enthusiasm to join our team. Reference UJD

This position requires knowledge of relevant mac programmes.

Please apply in writing, stating job reference, with a cv and pdf of work (2MB max) to jobhay@bwa-design.co.uk. Closing date 28/9/07. This post is based in our office in Hay-on-Wye, Powys. Please note that only successful applicants will receive a reply. Sorry, no agencies.

Area: eastern bloc

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Comic Book launch in Second Life

12:00 am in Launch by bloc

Date: Saturday 15th September, 6pm-9pm BST
Website: www.thecomicbook.org
Location: wales

Outline:

You are cheekily invited to the launch of

The Comic Book Exhibition

this Saturday 15th September 2007, 6 – 9pm BST

and you don`t need to leave your house!

THE COMIC BOOK

Over fifty artists and writers coming together to create a new book of contemporary comic art. Including Bedwyr Williams, Marc Rees, Mark Newgarden, Suzanne Andrade, John Hegley and many, many more.

This exhibition of the artwork is the first Welsh exhibition to launch in Second Life.Opening with tunes by DJ Brian Nylon, fully stocked bar and hot-air balloon ride through the book!

SECOND LIFE

If you`re new to Second Life, don`t worry. Its simple. Its free. We have easy instructions for you to make your way to our brand-spanking-new gallery-in-the-air in the Second Life virtual world.

But make sure you prepare in advance – you wouldn`t want to miss all fun! Just go to the website and navigate to `Second Life` ….and all will be clear. see you there – don`t be late!

image: Here`s a postcard of Brian Nylon with side-chick Parsnip in the new gallery.

Area: all wales

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The C

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: Wednesday 10th January, 7pm
Website: www.ampersandswansea.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Wednesday 10th January, 7pm

Calon TV

Presented by Huw Walters

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.

Each amperSAND event focuses on a particular field – from animation to web design, digital music to multimedia with speakers from the industry and the opportunity for discussion. On Wednesday 10th January you can join us at the National Waterfront Museum where we are delighted to have Huw Walters of Calon TV starting off the 2007 season of amperSAND. Non-members are welcome to join us at this free event but please register in advance at http://www.ampersandswansea.com/

Calon TV

Presented by

Huw Walters

Huw Walters, Commercial Director of Calon TV, will be joining us to talk about the work of the Calon team who together have a 25 year track record of producing high quality animation for UK and international networks. Their latest series Hana’s Helpline is a 26 part preschool series in production for S4C, Five and German broadcaster ZDF.

In addition Calon have recently won a tender of £250k to develop and produce animation for S4C’s tv and digital output. Robin Lyons, Managaing Director at Calon, believes this will give Calon a chance to introduce all sorts of new ideas and talent to the industry in Wales, as well as providing a stepping stone to more ambitious and far-reaching work.

At amperSAND Huw Walters, who has 16 years experience of television business affairs, programme finance, co-production and distribution, will give a general overview of Calon TV. He will also focus on the animation side of Calon`s work, and explore how Calon go about financing and maximizing animations commercial potential as well as other programming.

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.

Register at: http://www.ampersandswansea.com/

Area: southern bloc

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The

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: Wednesday 10th January, 7pm
Website: www.ampersandswansea.com
Location: wales

Outline:

Wednesday 10th January, 7pm

Calon TV

Presented by Huw Walters

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.

Each amperSAND event focuses on a particular field – from animation to web design, digital music to multimedia with speakers from the industry and the opportunity for discussion. On Wednesday 10th January you can join us at the National Waterfront Museum where we are delighted to have Huw Walters of Calon TV starting off the 2007 season of amperSAND. Non-members are welcome to join us at this free event but please register in advance at http://www.ampersandswansea.com/

Calon TV

Presented by

Huw Walters

Huw Walters, Commercial Director of Calon TV, will be joining us to talk about the work of the Calon team who together have a 25 year track record of producing high quality animation for UK and international networks. Their latest series Hana’s Helpline is a 26 part preschool series in production for S4C, Five and German broadcaster ZDF.

In addition Calon have recently won a tender of £250k to develop and produce animation for S4C’s tv and digital output. Robin Lyons, Managaing Director at Calon, believes this will give Calon a chance to introduce all sorts of new ideas and talent to the industry in Wales, as well as providing a stepping stone to more ambitious and far-reaching work.

At amperSAND Huw Walters, who has 16 years experience of television business affairs, programme finance, co-production and distribution, will give a general overview of Calon TV. He will also focus on the animation side of Calon`s work, and explore how Calon go about financing and maximizing animations commercial potential as well as other programming.

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.

Register at: http://www.ampersandswansea.com/

Area: southern bloc