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Junior designer vacancy

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Date: Closing date 18/7/08
Website: www.bwa-design.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

bwa delivers effective design solutions for positive social and environmental change. Based in Hay-on-Wye, we mix the challenges set by clients ranging from the National Trust to Greenpeace and Christian Aid, with a lot of fresh air.

We need a self-motivated designer with enthusiasm, energy and ideas. You will do a lot more than make the tea, so be prepared to hit the ground running and impress.

This position requires relevant knowledge of mac software.

Please apply, stating job reference BL1, with a cv and pdf of work (5MB max) to jobhay@bwa-design.co.uk

Closing date: 18 July 2008

Sorry, no agencies.

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Writer wanted – video editing in open source

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Date: 18 Jul 2008
Website: www.digitalartistshandbook.org
Location: online

Outline:

The Digital Artists` Handbook is an up to date, reliable and accessible source of information that introduces artists to different tools, resources and ways of working related to digital art.

Folly are looking for someone to write an article on the topic of `Video Editing with Open Source Tools`. An introduction to `Working with Digital Video` has been published at www.digitalartistshandbook.org/node/28. We would like the article to pick up on the ideas introduced in the final paragraph of the introduction, using a number of tools in way of examples:

`When you start working with free software as a videomaker, it is likely that you need to invest some time and energy in understanding certain basics of the video production process. Sometimes this might mean you have to look for alternative workflows, to dive `under the hood` of a digital tool, or reconfigure an existing solution to suit your needs. Investigating the tools you use as a video maker is an important part of the job, it can help gain insights, it can be an inspiration to explore new ways of working and imagemaking.` Peter Westenberg, Working with Digital Video, Digital Artists` Handbook, October 2007

A fee of £185 ex VAT is available to the writer of the `Video Editing with Open Source Tools` article.

For further information please email jennifer.stoddart[at]folly.co.uk or call 01524 388550

The deadline for expressions of interest is Friday 18th July 2008. Submissions should be sent by email to Jennifer Stoddart.

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A Thing About Machines – Call for Artists

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Date: 25 Jul 2008
Website: http://www.athingaboutmachines.co.uk/
Location: england

Outline:

A Thing About Machines is a new three day festival in Coventry exploring art that uses, reinterprets, reviews or renews technology invented in the past 100 years. We will be giving early career artists and recent graduates, chosen through open call, an opportunity to exhibit alongside established local and international artists. The exhibitions will focus on musicians and artists using technology and electronic media (but not necessarily digital or new media). The festival theme for 2008 will be ‘Brand New Retro’.

The festival will take place 19th – 21st September 2008. There is a small budget for expenses.

To apply please contact cormac@sonicgraffiti.co.uk by email for a full brief.

Deadline: 25th July 2008

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dConstruct08

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Date: 5 Sep 2008
Website: http://2008.dconstruct.org/
Location: england

Outline:

dConstruct is an affordable, one-day conference by Clearleft aimed at those building the latest generation of websites. The event discusses how to design websites that not only work, but are an enjoyable experience for the user.

Speaker include: Richard Rutter; Steven Johnson; Aleks Krotoski; Joshua Porter; Daniel Burka; Tantek €elik; Matt Biddulph & Matt Jones; Jeremy Keith

Tickets cost £125.

A series of one day workshops will also take place at the Clearleft offices, prior to the conference. Workshop themes include: Managing Community, by Design; Wireframing Web 2.0 for design and definition; Scaling your design with your community; Social Design: From Strategy to Interface.

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make art 2008 – Open Call

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Date: 25 Jul 2008
Website: http://makeart.goto10.org/call/
Location: international

Outline:

make art is an international festival dedicated to the integration of Free/Libre/Open Source Software (FLOSS) in digital art. The third edition of make art ´ OpenOS – will take place in Poitiers (FR), from the 24th to the 30th of November 2008. make art offers performances, presentations, workshops and an exhibition, focused on the encounter between digital art and free software.

This year make art focuses on the OpenOS: artistic, free, creative use of the Operating System, hackability and modularity of FLOSS and GNU/Linux, scripts as digital glue between applications, enhanced possibilities for the technical expression of ideas, user empowerment and artistic freedom.

We are looking for installations, performances, and presentations that fit the focus of the festival. The festival theme OpenOS is not meant to be restrictive, and can be linked to both the content as the technical realisation of a work. make art is a small festival, we can provide selected projects with housing, travel and a modest fee. We cannot provide artists with funding for the development of projects.

For more information, submission guidelines and how to submit visit the website: http://makeart.goto10.org/call/

Deadline for submissions: 25 July 2008

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Radar Music Videos

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Website: http://www.radarmusicvideos.com/
Location: online

Outline:

Radar Music Videoa connects talented new filmmakers with labels and bands looking for low budget music videos. The site is based in London and was set up in 2006 to inspire, empower and connect people worldwide through music video filmmaking.

Over the last two years Radar has held competitions for 38 artists, 12 record labels and 5 unsigned bands. It has generated over £20,000 cash, £1,000 services, major production company representation, mentoring and new record company commissions.

To get involved visit www.radarmusicvideos.com.

Area: not in wales

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Crwydro/Marcheurs des Bois book launch

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Date: 26 Jul 2008, 2pm
Website: http://www.ointment.org.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

You are warmly invited to the launch of a new publication by artists’ collective, ointment: CRWYDRO / MARCHEURS DES BOIS: a wales / québec ambulation

2.00pm Meet at Canolfan Pentre Ifan
2.30pm Various walks including: botanising; meanderthal; elasticated; outdoor philosophy; short
5.30pm Book Launch with invited speaker and light refreshments

Children welcome, and dogs on a lead. Please note that parking at Canolfan Pentre Ifan is limited. Please RSVP via email to enquiries@ointment.org.uk. Visit the website for further details and directions: www.ointment.org.uk.

About the project: Between spring 2003 and winter 2005, an exchange between the artist groups ointment and Boréal Art/Nature gave place to two residencies: Crwydro/Wander, in the Preseli Hills in west Wales, and Marcheurs des bois, in the Québécois winter, on a frozen lake in the Laurentian forest. Walking was the common strategy used by the 12 artists involved in the projects. The trilingual publication (French, English and Welsh) contains documentation of the two expeditions, punctuated by texts, artists’ writings, drawings and photographs of works and actions.

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Benefiting from a High SALT Intake

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Date: 1 Jul 2008, 6-8pm
Website: http://www.itwales.com/
Location: wales

Outline:

Guest speaker Gruffudd Prys from the Language Technologies Unit (Canolfan Bedwyr) at Bangor University will discuss efforts to enable SMEs to profit from Speech and Language Technology (SALT) research carried out in Wales, in what is an increasingly multilingual world.

Speech and Language Technologies enable human language, in its written or spoken form, to be included, used and catered for in software. These technologies include spellcheckers, intelligent search engines, computer assisted translation tools and speech-enabled websites and devices. These were the focus of the recent SALT Cymru project, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government, and will be described in the presentation, along with its recommendation that a Special Interest group bring together academia and industry, as well as users and developers of the technology.

The event is FREE to attend, however advance booking is essential. To book your place online go to http://www.itwales.com/997419.htm . Alternatively you can contact Rob or Judith at ITWales Bangor on 01248 388245.

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piksel08 – open call

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Date: 15 Aug 2008
Website: http://piksel.no/piksel08/
Location: international

Outline:

Piksel08 examines the other side of code, an alternative side to a hard-coded reality of work and play. Open hardware and free software project a utopic
vision, yet exist within economies of capital, the dream factory of mainstream technology. Within the chance meeting of sewing machine and umbrella on the dissecting table, hardware and software are flattened.

The festival is inviting submissions in the following categories:

1. Installations
Projects related to the code dreams theme including but not restricted to: reverse engineering, soft hardware, code poetry, novel instruction sets, invisible exploration, ghosted computation… programmed by and running on free and open source software and/or open/DIY hardware.

2. Audiovisual performance
Live art realised by the use of free and open source software. We specially encourage live coding and DIY hardware projects to apply.

3. Software/Hardware
Innovative DIY hardware and audiovisual software tools or software art released under an open licence.

Deadline for submissions: 15 August 2008

For more information and to submit please visit the website: http://piksel.no/piksel08/

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If you build it they will come

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Date: 9 Jul – 9 Aug 2008
Website: http://www.g39.org
Location: wales

Outline:

On 3 July 1998, there was a sense of anticipation in the Cardiff artscene: a new artist-run space was being launched. The inaugural exhibition preview was packed with artists, students and suits, curious about the new project; it was met with both a sense of expectation as well as the doom-laden predictions of a short lifespan. Fortunately g39 is still here, quietly but determinedly delivering a programme, providing a meeting place for artists and a focus for graduates. To celebrate g39 is marking its ten-year anniversary with a commemorative programme of events, starting with If You Build It, They Will Come ´ an attempt to present the works of each and every artist g39 has worked with in the past decade.

If You Build It, They Will Come demonstrates the extent to which g39 has supported artists as well as the wealth of talent that has grown from g39′s activities ´ a retrospective of sorts. Every artist that has worked with the space has been invited to produce a single work for exhibition and eventual publication. The show is a demonstration of the links between artists, official or unofficial, forged at g39 or made subsequently. We know these exist, whether they are swiped at as nepotism or viewed as a collective zeitgeist or artscene, but it is these relationships that maintain a flow of ideas and theory, dialogues and interconnections. For the rest of its tenth year g39 will host a series of symposia that look at the promises artist led activity seemed to offer, at different ways of working and at the role(s) this activity can assume. It is the first step in a year-long review; an open evaluation of the last decade and a period of planning for the next.

For more information about the exhibition, or for images please contact Chris Brown t: 44 (0)29 2025 5541 e: chris@g39.org or visit our website www.g39.org

Please join us on Thursday 3 July 6-9pm for the preview,food and drink served at g39, continuing in the function room of Dempseys, Castle Street until late.

Exhibition open: 9 July ´ 9 August 2008, Wed-Sat 11-5.30

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