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Design for Medical Visualisation

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Date: 11th March 2008. (9.30AM ´ 12.30PM)
Website: http://www.nwsadtraining.com/
Location: wales

Outline:

This event takes place during the Wrexham Science Festival and will give an insight into the future design of medical visualisation and how complex data is communicated using current professional digital applications. This event gives the opportunity for those wanting to move into this area of design, the chance to see what can be achieved through undertaking attending training and short courses here at the North Wales School for Art & Design.

Area: all wales

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ArtCast: Open Call for Podcastable Art

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Date: 29 Feb 2008
Website: http://www.folly.co.uk/opportunities
Location: online

Outline:

folly is looking for video and audio work for ArtCast, folly`s ongoing series of podcasting programmes. Through ArtCast folly explores the possibilities of the podcasting medium and provides a platform for public access to new and innovative art.

In April 2008 folly will release the second ArtCast series, in collaboration with the moves08 festival ´ www.movementonscreen.org.uk. Taking place 22-26 April 2008, moves08 will showcase a three-day conference focusing on the interaction of choreographed movement and sound in screen-based work. For April`s ArtCast series, folly is calling for submissions of existing moving image and audio work, from the broad spectrum of contemporary arts practice. Submissions should address themes and subjects broadly relating to the theme of moves08: the interaction of choreographed movement and sound.

Submissions are welcome from all artists working with film, video, moving image or sound, dancers and choreographers, experimental musicians and composers, writers and performance artists etc, basically anyone who has created work which they consider to be suitable for a video or audio podcast. folly welcome submissions from international artists

The deadline for submissions is 29th February 2008

For more information contact Jennifer Stoddart, folly Programme Coordinator on jennifer.stoddart@folly.co.uk or 44 (0)1524 388550. Submission form and equal opportunities monitoring form are available to download at www.folly.co.uk/artcastcall

Area: not in wales

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Vacancy: Portable Pixel Playground Project Manager

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Date: 11 Feb 2008
Website: http://www.folly.co.uk/opportunities
Location: england

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folly is seeking applications to the post of Portable Pixel Playground Project Manager. The successful applicant will develop, initiate and manage all aspects of folly’s unique new project Portable Pixel Playground for 2 years.

folly is a leading digital arts organisation, based in the North West of England. folly`s Portable Pixel Playground will be an innovative and physical new play space that is intrinsically digital. The playground will be a modular set of equipment and creative projects for use in public settings such as shopping centres, galleries and schools. The concept is a radical evolutionary development of folly’s existing follyplay events which feature laptops, computer kiosks and interactive projections on walls, floors and ceilings. The Pixel Playground will encourage young people to use everyday technologies in new and creative ways, providing them with interactive, physical and hands-on new experiences of art and technology. folly is developing the playground over the next 2 years by working with artists, staff and technologists supported by the funding from The Big Lottery Fund as part of their ´Playful Ideas” Programme.

Job Title: Portable Pixel Playground Project Manager (part time)
Terms: 0.4 fixed term freelance contract for 2 years.
Salary: £22,000 pro rata
Closing date: 11th February 2008
Reports to: folly Creative Director, Kathryn Lambert

Apply for application pack to: Brigit Colton, folly, 6.4.4 Alston House, White Cross, Lancaster LA1 4XQ. 01524 388 550 brigit.colton@folly.co.uk www.folly.co.uk

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Designing Motion Graphics for Digital Cinema

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Date: 7th February 2008. (9.30AM ´ 3.30PM)
Website: http://www.nwsadtraining.com/
Location: wales

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Final Cut Studio 2, Apple`s latest suite of innovative digital video products, enables anyone to make edits to a DV project, trim footage, produce an audio soundtrack, and deliver the finished project as a polished DVD. But in the highly specialized world of digital broadcast TV, video, and film industry, many editors who use Final Cut Studio just need to focus on specific production tasks in their daily work. This practical, yet specialist event brings along experts from industry to explain how to create motion graphics and effects using Motion, After Effects, LiveType, and Final Cut Pro, all included in Final Cut Studio and Adobe Video Production Suite.

Speakers: Richard Jobson, Andrea Lunesu

Area: all wales

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film sharing Low & No Budget Video Filmfestival Tour 2008

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Date: July 2008
Website: http://www.film-sharing.net
Location: international

Outline:

WE are looking for:
* your old and new short films/ videos
* short films and videos for the category „Worlds to work in / worlds to live in´
* short films and videos for the category „We could have been happy actually…´

WE are:
* a non-commercial filmfestival for independent filmmakers
* networking, in order to present the film venues at various different locations, and to thousands of interested folks

Be quick and send us your works! a.s.a.p.- We are starting regular and public previewing events in early 2008. We believe the general public should see most of the entered films/videos before the actual festival starts.

Deadline 1st of April 2008

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Rhizome Commissions

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Date: 31 Mar 2008
Website: http://rhizome.org/commissions/
Location: international

Outline:

Rhizome has announced that it will award seven commissions with fees ranging from $3000-$5000. This year, Rhizome has expanded the scope of its commissions programme which had been formerly focused strictly on Internet-based art, to encompass the broad range of practices that fall under new media art.

This includes projects that creatively engage new and networked technologies to works that reflect on the impact of these tools and media in a variety of forms. With this expanded format, commissioned works can take the final form of online works, performance, video, installation or sound art. Projects can be made for the context of the gallery, the public, the web or networked devices.

All applicants will be reviewed by a selected jury and several awards will be granted through Rhizome`s membership in an open, community vote.

Proposal submission takes place online. The deadline is midnight on Monday, March 31, 2008.

For more information visit the website: http://rhizome.org/commissions/

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Who Wants to Be…? hosted by The People Speak

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Date: 23 Oct 2009
Time: 7 pm

This event forms part of May You Live in Interesting Times, Festival of Creative Technology, Cardiff, which runs from 22-24 Oct 2009. For a full programme of activities visit the festival website: http://mayyouliveininterestingtimes.org.uk/
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Who Wants to Be…? is the dangerously spontaneous, democratic cinema experience where the audience makes up the questions, conjures up the answers, and even sets the rules!

People propose ideas, argue, and then vote on how to spend the entire evenings box-office takings.

Donate it?
Gamble it?
Invest it?
Waste it?

The audience decides!

Marvel as people`s wildest ideas materialise instantly on the cinema screen, wait with baited breath as the votes come in live. And if you don`t like the game, you can vote to change the rules. Previous audiences have come close to sacking the host and putting the money behind the bar. But whatever the outcome – your terms and conditions apply.

Outline:

Tickets cost £10 per person and can be booked in advance by calling 029 2030 4400 or you can use Chapter’s online ticketing system.

Please follow the link to take you to the booking page: http://www.chapter.org/17069.html

Further information is available from the Festival team at 029 2031 1050 or email
admin@mayyouliveininterestingtimes.org.uk

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ITWales, Breakfast Networking Events

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Date: 7 Feb 2008, 8 – 9:30am
Website: www.itwales.com
Location: wales

Outline:

ITWales are holding a series of breakfast events which form part of a wider ITWales strategy to bring business communities together across the academic and commercial sectors.

The first event will be held on Thursday February 7th at The Management Centre at Bangor Business School, starting at 8.00 am. and finishing at 9.30.am.

We will be joined by University colleagues from Business Sense, who promote sustainable development among businesses and also Go Wales, who offer student placements and support.

At the breakfast there will be a chance to tour the new computer facilities at the Management Centre. Following the tour a short demonstrating of the virtual environment of Second life will be presented.

Breakfast is provided so that you can start your working day without too much disruption to a busy working schedule.

Robert Gittins and Judith Pike are hosting these events in the North Wales region, if you would like to discuss this or any of the other opportunities and resources provided ITWales please contact us on 01248 388245 or email itwales@bangor.ac.uk

Area: northern bloc

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Maker Faire

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Date: 23-24 Oct 2009
Time: 11am – 4pm

This event forms part of May You Live in Interesting Times, Festival of Creative Technology, Cardiff, which runs from 22-24 Oct 2009. For a full programme of activities visit the festival website: http://mayyouliveininterestingtimes.org.uk/
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Along the lines of Dorkbot, Makers and Hackers, Folksy, Craft Mafia, Howduino, Oomlout and other get-together events for technical doers, the festival is preparing Wales’ first public event for DIY enthusiasts with a taste for the technical. Individuals and collectives will come together to demonstrate their homebrew technical concoctions. This event is part village fete and part hands-on workshop ´ be prepared to be surprised and engaged and go home inspired.

A family-friendly event where you can make with makers who will share how they do what they do over a two-day period. There will be gizmos for sale and you may need to pay for price of parts if you would like to make-your-own during the faire.

Outline:

The lineup includes:

– Carolyn Ryves: Bicycle Powered Smoothie Maker
– Chipboard Project: Mobile Laptop Stations
– Dorkbot Bristol
– Ele Carpenter: Many:Many Project
– Kathy Hinde: Music Box Mapping
– The Amazing Rolo: Wii Loop Machine
– Yarn and Yarn

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New Work Network ACTIVATOR Bursaries

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Date: 4 Feb 2008
Website: www.newworknetwork.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

New Work Network (NWN) is a national, artist-led support organisation bringing together people working in live art, contemporary performance and interdisciplinary practice in England.

NWN is offering 3 12 Month Bursaries OF £4000 to artist ‘Activators’ based in the East, North West and South East regions. The bursary is intended to support three Activators to create artist-led opportunities and activity that support and nurture artists and the new work arts community in their region.

For more information please see the NWN website: www.newworknetwork.org.uk

Deadline: 4 Feb 2008

Area: not in wales