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Stranger Than Fiction

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Date: 13-14 Mar 2008
Website: http://www.screenacademywales.org/
Location: wales

Outline:

A new free two-day Stranger than Fiction festival is to take place in Newport on the 13th and 14th of March.

This new Festival will be an opportunity, co-ordinated by the Screen Academy Wales, Film Agency Wales and supported by British Film Institute, to bring important works from early documentary filmmakers to as wide a new audience as possible, and will be a unique opportunity to see films with Welsh themes never before seen on the big screen in South Wales.

The festival’s screenings will consider Wales through documentary film ´ looking at how Wales has been viewed and portrayed by filmmakers from outside Wales such as by legendary 30′s and 40′s filmmakers Rotha, Anstey and Jennings. Films will include a lyrical British Transport film, Every Valley, which cuts fine images of light industry in Wales to Handel’s music, in a study of the effects of the depression on industrial Wales.

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BioWales 2008

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Date: 12-13 Mar 2008
Website: http://www.biowalesevent.com/
Location: wales

Outline:

BioWales 2008 showcases the Welsh bioscience sector to an international, commercial and academic audience. It has:

* an unparalleled conference programme with world-class guest speakers, researchers and companies

* a biopartnering event with pre-arranged, one-to-one meetings to discuss potential collaboration projects

* an exhibition and networking opportunity to share ideas and promote your company profile.

Attracting bioscience industry professionals and academics seeking licensing and business development opportunities, BioWales 2008 offers an opportunity to showcase your business, learn about the latest trends and developments in the sector and make valuable connections.

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RadioReborn

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Date: 28 Apr 2008
Website: http://media.guardian.co.uk/radioreborn/
Location: england

Outline:

A one-day conference tackling the key issues facing radio as it continues its digital evolution.

Radio has entered headlong into the digital age, successfully fragmenting and diversifying content and business models across a range of new media and technologies. A new wave of listeners, investors and creative talent are being drawn in to an increasingly dynamic industry that has been forced to reassess its offering and position within a crowded multimedia mix.

But the online revolution has asked as many questions of the radio and audio industries as it has created opportunities. Brought to you by MediaGuardian, the inaugural Radio Reborn conference will tackle head-on the key challenges facing radio as it continues its digital evolution:

* How can radio continue to address external and internal pressures in order to grow audiences, influence and revenue streams?
* How must radio engage with new media platforms in order to refresh its appeal and capacity to generate market share in the multi-media mix?
* How are new media entities beginning to exploit audio content and does this pose a threat to radio`s identity or an opportunity for reinvention?

These central questions and more will be debated by the leading minds in radio and the wider media world at MediaGuardian`s Radio Reborn on April 28 2008. Join us then for an invaluable day of inquest and insight into an industry at a pivotal point in its digital development.

For more information visit the website: http://media.guardian.co.uk/radioreborn/

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SAND PAPER 2008 – Call for Papers

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Date: 30 Jun 2008
Website: www.sand.org.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

After eight international conferences for industry and academia, Swansea Animation Days (SAND) is pleased to announce its first call for academic papers on animation, games, and special effects.

SAND Paper invites you to submit a research paper on, but not limited to, one of the following topics:
* The application, evaluation, or theoretical development of digital visualisation ´ e.g. procedural animation, motion capture, issues of realism and perception.
* Issues relating to the uncanny valley concept in relation to the creative, digital industries ´ e.g. computer games, 3D animation, multimedia.
* An evaluation of pedagogical approaches for digital media disciplines ´ e.g. teaching strategies, assessment procedures, and the development of new teaching tools.
* An investigation of ludological and/or narrative structures in computer and video games.
* Issues concerning formal, scientific evaluations of game quality.
* Other topics of particular interest include online communities, new approaches for the creation of 3D art, and the design and contextual analyses of digital visualisation.

Papers should outline original work and clearly describe the method(s) used and its application in the context of creative digital industries and/or visualisation.

For more details and to submit visit the website.

Deadline: 30 Jun 2008

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Arts Sponsorship Seminar

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Date: 14 Mar 2008, 10.00 – 17.00
Location: wales

Outline:

Arts and Business` next Sponsorship Seminar will be held at Creative Industries Research and Innovation Centre (CIRIC), Swansea Institute, Swansea on Friday 14th March 2008. Places are limited so please book quickly.

The Arts & Business Sponsorship Seminar is specifically designed to raise understanding of sponsorship and give practical guidance to arts organisations on how best to go about obtaining and developing it. The day is aimed at those who have no sponsorship experience as well as those who wish to refresh themselves of the fundamental principles and practice of this important area. The seminar will be presented by Arts & Business Cymru.

COST: £80.00 (plus VAT). 10% Discount for members.

For details contact, Yvette Kemble, Arts & Development Manager, Arts & Business Cymru. Tel: 029 2030 3023. Email: yvette.kemble@aandb.org.uk . Website: www.AandB.org.uk

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e-MobiLArt: European Mobile Lab for Interactive Artists

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Date: 16 Mar 2008
Website: http://www.media.uoa.gr/emobilart
Location: international

Outline:

European Mobile Lab for Interactive Media Artists (e-MobiLArt) is a project tailored around the process of creating collaborative interactive installation artworks. Such interactive mediated environments may involve the use of multimodal interfaces, ubiquitous computing and mobile or locative media technologies.

The e-MobiLArt project aims to provide selected participants with an ideal context, that will allow them to travel, collaborate and exhibit their work. During this project, artists and scientists who are active in creating interactive media art or pursuing innovative interdisciplinary research will have the opportunity to:
* create interactive installation artworks
* collaborate with other artists and scientists from different countries
* get technical support and tuition from experts on using innovative technologies for creating interactive art
* meet, discuss and collaborate with curators and museum organizers
* exhibit their work in at least two different European countries
* document their work in a special issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac and the exhibition catalogue
* participate in an international network of artists, researchers, academics and theorists

Eligibility / requirements:

Artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply to e-MobiLArt: interactive installation artists, video artists, visual artists, net artists, as well as musicians, choreographers, performance artists and others who wish to experiment with the use of the interactive technologies.

Individuals with a scientific background and the willingness to experiment in a collaborative artistic project, as described above, are also eligible.

Deadline for applications: Sunday, March 16th, 2008.

More information and the full application form for participation can be found at:
URL: http://www.media.uoa.gr/emobilart

Area: not in wales

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The Comfort of Strangers

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Date: 28 Mar 2008
Website: http://soundnetwork.omweb.org
Location: england

Outline:

At Futuresonic 2008 in Manchester, 1-4 May, SoundNetwork will be creating a brand new kind of social space close to the centre of the festival where artists and visitors alike can meet, relax and experience sonic art. Our cafe will be an exhibition and an exhibit. Wherever you sit to drink your coffee, eat your cake, and talk there will be access to audio work (by means of headphone outlets inserted into the furniture) or a local network that allows you to experience and interact with sonic art work on your own laptop. In addition there will be live performances at our Binary Jam event showcasing some of the best emerging talent in live sound art and experimental music.

SoundNetwork are inviting submissions of stereo (and mono) audio work to be shown as part of The Comfort of Strangers headphone exhibition. With respect to the theme of the festival, The Social, we are seeking only work created by collectives, groups, ensembles or any other kinds of collaborations from anywhere around the world. We especially welcome submissions from registered members of the network and would encourage you to register with us on our website. Work made by individuals will not be accepted for this exhibition.

You can download an application form at: http://soundnetwork.omweb.org and find out more about how to send us your work.

The closing date for this call is 28th March 2008.

http://www.futuresonic.com
http://soundnetwork.omweb.org

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Access to Digital Media Finance

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Date: 6 Mar 2008
Website: www.swscreen.co.uk
Location: england

Outline:

Today`s digital media success stories: Facebook, YouTube, and MySpace are amongst the most recognisable brands in the world. So how do you transform your brilliant digital idea into a phenomenal commercial
success?

Bringing together digital media entrepreneurs and investors, this event will present an expert view of the investment landscape and get behind some of the success stories.If you`re a digital media entrepreneur the event will give you an invaluable insight into how to make your idea investment ready. If you`re an investor, this is a chance to meet the people whose ideas could be the next big thing and assess the shape of the market and its opportunities. Featuring keynote speakers, panel sessions and workshops looking at all the key issues, this is an unmissable event for digital media producers and investors alike.

For further information visit www.swscreen.co.uk

BOOKING
Places cost £50 including lunch and are on sale from Watershed Box Office, Tel: 44 (0)117 927 5100 / www.watershed.co.uk

Area: not in wales

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SwanQuake: the user manual

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Date: 28 March 7.30-9.00
Website: www.swanquake.com
Location: england

Outline:

Edited by Scott deLahunta and published by Liquid Press /i-DAT SwanQuake the user manual contains a series of commissioned essays on subjects such as: Art is DOOMed: The spawning of game art by Shiralee Saul and Helen Stuckey (curator of Games Lab at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image) and Gaming, Uncanny Realism and Technical Demonstration by David Surman (senior lecturer in computer games design, University of Wales). The book is part of the SwanQuake project by igloo. Together with the book launch igloo will preview House, phase one of the SwanQuake project…

About SwanQuake:
SwanQuake is a surreal semi-abstract inhabited world, home to a series of potential encounters. These may be theatrical and dreamlike, sometimes uncanny perhaps even frightening, at times quotidian and familiar. It`s these interactions that inspire curiosity, wonder and the desire to continue looking and sensing.

igloo`s SwanQuake is a unique project involving the ongoing making of an artwork comprising realtime 3-D virtual environments and motion-capture driven characters. However, despite the title `mashup` of computer game Quake and traditional ballet Swan Lake, there are no targets, health points, wins or dying swans here…

Date: Friday 28th March 2008
Time: 7.30 pm to 9.00pm

Venue: igloo studios (bell 3), Top Floor, 449-453 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 9QH

Please RSVP to eskimos@igloo.org.uk
Tel: 44(0)207 613 4996

Area: not in wales

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JOHN CAGE – VARIATIONS VII, Performed by: zoviet*france

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Date: 29 Feb 2008
Website: http://avfestival.co.uk
Location: england

Outline:

American composer John Cage (1912-92) was a celebrated pioneer of electronic and chance music. As part of AV Festival 08`s opening gala, one of his most famous performances is to be recreated for the first time in the UK. The original Variations VII took place at 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering in the 69th Regiment Armory in New York, in October 1966 where Cage intended the work to transform the building into a broadcast space. Alongside radios and televisions collecting sounds, there were 10 phone lines connected to city locations including a dog pound and the New York Times press room. Other microphones were attached to household appliances such as a juicer and a blender. There were also Geiger counters and short wave radios and photoelectric cells triggering different sound sources on and off as the performers and audience moved around. The aim, said Cage, was to `go fishing` for sounds.

AV Festival 08 is staging an entirely new version of the work, performed by an exceptional ensemble of :zoviet*france:, Atau Tanaka and Matt Wand.

20:00 – 21:00 and 21:30 – 22:30 Friday 29 February 2008

AV Festival 08
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art
South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA, UK

£6 ! ticket information: avfestival.co.uk/tickets

Area: not in wales