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Artist in Residence: S1 Artspace

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Date: 8 May 2008
Website: http://www.s1artspace.org
Location: england

Outline:

This summer S1 Artspace will host its third artist residency from 19th July – 28th September 2008. The residency will be followed by a solo exhibition in October / November 2008.

The residency is supported by a £1,500 production fee and budget for travel and accommodation. The resident artist will have sole use of the project space to use as a studio which is located centrally to the twenty S1 studios.

Applications are welcomed from artists based in the UK and overseas.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 8th May 2008

For further details and application form please visit http://www.s1artspace.org or email projects@s1artspace.org

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ITWales: New Features for Microsoft Developers in Visual Studio 2008

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 6 May 2008, 6 – 8pm
Website: http://www.itwales.com/Events.htm
Location: wales

Outline:

In this demo-packed session, you can learn about some of the new features in Visual Studio 2008, ranging from innovative language features such as LINQ (Language Integrated Query) to new data tools such as the ADO.NET Sync Services – passing through many, many more in between. There will also be the opportunity to pick up some free copies of software and other launch `memorabilia`!

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.

Book your place online at http://www.itwales.com/Events.htm or e-mail events@itwales.com . Alternatively you can contact Rob or Judith at ITWales Bangor on 01248 388245

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Insight Out

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Date: 30 Jun 2008
Website: http://www.nesta.org.uk/insight-out/
Location: wales

Outline:

Insight Out is a national enterprise training programme fundede by NESTA in conjunction with its regional partners across the UK. The scheme is specifically designed for creative individuals who want to set up a business within the creative industries. Our trainers work with your creative skills and teach you to develop and apply them to your business idea.

The success of Insight Out depends on local, regional and national collaboration. One of our key aims is to create a sustainable enterprise training programme using local and regional resources and expertise.

To facilitate this, each of our seven Insight Out programmes is delivered in partnership with a number of creative industry support agencies, cultural organisations, regional development agencies and Higher Education Institutions across the UK.

In Wales the scheme will consist of a free, seven week training and development course which not only pays you to attend but also gives you the chance to pitch for up to £5,000 towards your business. Elements of the course will also be available in Welsh, including one-to-one mentoring sessions.

Application deadline: 30 Jun 2008. Course dates: 19 Sep ´ 31 Oct 2008. For more information contact: Claire Heat at Creative Business Wales: Claire.heat@wales-uk.com . Tel: 029 20436118

Area: all wales

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MUTEK: Electronic Music and Digital Creativity Festival

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Date: 28 May – 1 Jun 2008
Website: www.mutek.org
Location: international

Outline:

Assembling a compelling program for a festival these days is no easy accomplishment. The aim with MUTEK has always been to look forward, to imagine a future – in all its implications – where technology is the driving engine of aesthetic advancement. Back in 2000, this vision was an tangential subsection to many people, an obscurity relegated to the fringes of the avant-garde arts. Nine years later, digital technology is the driving engine of creativity at all levels. MUTEK 2008 has attempted to reflect the eclecticism and opportunity of this shift, with a program that is more diverse than ever before.

The cutting edge of international electronic music has always been this festival`s strong suit, and 2008 is no exception: from CRISTIAN VOGEL to THE FIELD, from CHLO to SLEEPARCHIVE, international acts in all their thriving variations are represented in spades. Other artists include CARL CRAIG, UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE, CHRISTIAN FENNESZ, RECHENZENTRUM, BEN FROST, TIM HECKER, MURCOF, DEADBEAT, KODE 9 & SPACE APE

Full programme information, tickets and packages for the events are available now at www.mutek.org.

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Futuresonic 2008

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Date: 1-5 May 2008
Website: www.futuresonic.com
Location: england

Outline:

Futuresonic: Urban Festival of Art, Music & Ideas consists of 5 days and nights of live music, art premiers, exhibitions, club nights and events featuring a world-class programme of over 300 artists, musicians and mavericks in 30 venues and spaces across Manchester city centre.

Festival strands include:
* Futuresonic Art – Social Networking Unplugged. The first major art exhibition worldwide on social networking will transform Manchester into the most sociable city on the planet.
* Futuresonic Music. The world-renowned music strand is proud to present Wu-Tang Clan`s The RZA as Bobby Digital and seminal art punk pioneers Wire.
* Futuresonic Conference: The Social Technologies Summit. At the heart of the festival, the Futuresonic Conference: The Social Technologies Summit brings together opinion formers, futurologists, artists, researchers, technologists and scientists to explore the latest upgrade affecting today`s digital culture.

For ticketing information and a full festival programme visit the website www.futuresonic.com or call the hotline: 0844 847 2431.

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inter_multi_trans_actions symposium

12:00 am in Seminars by bloc

Date: 26 Jun 2008
Website: http://www2.napier.ac.uk/inter_multi_trans_actions/
Location: scotland

Outline:

Napier University would like to announce their forthcoming inter_multi_trans_actions symposium. This one day symposium will bring together a number of leading practitioners from the fields of art, architecture and design who each share a common desire to exploit the latest computing technologies in their creative practice. The invited speakers will reveal their cutting edge work that blurs the traditional boundaries of the creative disciplines.

Speakers include: thePOOCH / Usman Haque / Moritz Waldemeyer / HeHe / Jason Bruges Studio / TROIKA / Greyworld / The Owl Project / Lucy Bullivant

Delegate rate: £20

For more information visit the website: http://www2.napier.ac.uk/inter_multi_trans_actions/

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Flexible Support for Business

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Website: www.business-support-wales.gov.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

The Welsh Assembly Government is reforming its business support services again, bringing all of it services under the banner of `Flexible Support for Business`. The new approach is intended to help Welsh businesses start, grow and prosper. The service will be rolled out during 2008-09 with communications to businesses at all key stages.

From 15 April 2008, changes to the national customer entry point will go live with the introduction of a new number – 03000 6 03000 for existing companies and those people wishing to start up in business. The new website, www.business-support-wales.gov.uk , will become the main site for businesses in, or looking to invest in, Wales, and will begin to replace existing Welsh Assembly Government websites that currently provide information related to supporting business, including the Business Eye site.

Creative Business Wales will continue to be the main point of contact for businesses in the creative industries. CBW can be contacted on 029 20 436 110.

Area: all wales

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b.TWEEN 08

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Date: 18-20 Jun 2008
Website: http://just-b.com/btween/
Location: england

Outline:

b.TWEEN is a cross media gathering where interactive ideas are seeded, shared and sold. 
It uses technology in innovative ways and radical formats to deliver cutting edge, interactive events with networking and business at their core. 
b.TWEEN is about knowledge sharing, being inspired, learning from peers and doing deals. 
It connects talent scouts from big companies and talented indies with big ideas

The event aims to bring together a diverse gathering of influentials and pioneers: all hungry to explore what can happen when the worlds of Advertising, Creative Technology, Film, Games, Mobile, TV and Web collide

Opportunities at this year`s b.TWEEN include:
* Showcase your interactive installation at the b.TWEEN 08 Gallery (Submission deadline May 30)
* Sign up to pitch you ideas to the other delegates at the Quickfire session (Submission deadline May 30)

For more information go to http://just-b.com/btween/

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Freelance Editor, TotallyDigital UK

12:00 am in Jobs by bloc

Date: 9 May 2008
Website: www.totallydigitaluk.com
Location: online

Outline:

Totally Digital UK is seeking a sharp freelance editor who not only knows the language and culture of the UK creative media, but has recent first hand experience of that creative community market. We are creating a Newsletter and Web Forums for companies based in the digital arena (design agencies, software developers etc). Experience in editing/writing exclusively for the digital arena will be huge plus.

We need someone to
* Monitor the creative, media & design press
* Review one or two events from the previous month
* Updates from totallydigital UK on company news and so on
* Write, vetting copy for correctness, tone and relevancy.

Those interested in writing must be knowledge about general trends in the digital arena and adept at analyzing data or open-ended questions and spotting consumer insights. We anticipate this level of contribution will take on average about 20 hours per month. This is a remote freelance work, with no travel required, but does require weekly deliverable from you.

Please email a covering letter and resume, stating your hourly rate to godwin@totallydigitaluk.com . Deadline for applications: 9 May 2008.

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HACK.Fem.EAST

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Date: 10 May – 22 Jun 2008
Website: http://www.women.it/
Location: international

Outline:

The exhibition project in Berlin, HACK.Fem.EAST, seeks to present experimental and artistic practices of artists and activists working in digital networks in Eastern Europe. Main topics are media, art and hacking. The focus of the exhibition is on presenting a use of media located somewhere between hacking, art and hacktivism which is driven forward by an international counterculture and avant-garde: the main protagonists are women or projects in which women play an important role.

The aim of the project is to provide and to develop a network platform. This is achieved through five elements: the exhibition, workshops, a conference, a publication in newspaper format, and a website bringing the aspects of the project together.

Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien
Mariannenplatz 2 – 10997 Berlin, Germany
U-Bahn Kottbusser Tor
Tel.: 49 -(0)30-90298-1455
Fax.: 49 -(0)30-90298-1453
http://www.kunstraumkreuzberg.de

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