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Ex Machina Conference

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Date: 24 Feb 2009
Website: http://www.artquest.org.uk/projects/ex-machina.htm
Location: england

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A one-day conference that explores the myriad ways in which visual practitioners are embracing and exploiting new technologies in order to produce contemporary work. These could include Rapid Prototyping Technology, CNC milling and 3D digital printing.

Through the presentation of a historical overview and current case studies, the conference will show how artists have repeatedly exploited technologies and in fact are often early adopters of new tools, materials and techniques that have historically been developed for other industries.

Tickets: £25.
Book online at www.artquest.org.uk/projects/ex-machina.htm

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File Festival 2009

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Date: 10 Mar 2009
Website: http://www.file.org.br
Location: international

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FILE – Electronic Language International Festival ´ is opening registrations for its tenth edition that will be held at Sesi Paulista’s cultural space, in Sao Paulo, Brazil from July 27 to August 31, 2009. Submissions are open from January 1st to March 10th, 2009. Submissions are free and open to professionals, researchers and students of the electronic language.

In the last nine years, FILE has shown what’s been happening in the global networks related to digital and electronic arts, becoming a reference for studies and research on new media. It has exhibited web art, net art, artificial life, hypertext, computer animation, real time teleconference, virtual reality, soft art, games, interactive movies, e-videos, digital panoramas and electronic art installations and robotics, through interactive and immersive rooms.

FILE SYMPOSIUM has become a meeting point in the city of Sao Paulo, proposing discussions and tackling the electronic-digital culture in its relations to art, science and technologies.

FILE HIPERSONICA, the festival’s sonorous branch, is on it’s 7th edition and intends to elaborate connections between the world of images, the world of sonorities and the world of texts. Sound installations and real time performances will be presented by a number of groups and collectives, comprising both erudite and pop electronic music, but also electronic compositions, sound poetry, radio art, video music and sonic landscapes, as well as Djs and VJs presenting their sets through specific apparatus and installations with experimental and immersive projections.

For more information visit:
http://www.file.org.br/file2009/eng/index.php

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Offsite Commission at Oriel Davies

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Date: 9 Mar 2009
Website: www.orieldavies.org
Location: wales

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Oriel Davies Gallery is offering a commission to produce offsite/site responsive work in or around Newtown, mid Wales to complement and coincide with ‘Beyond Pattern’, a group exhibition running from 21 November 2009 ´ 30 January 2010 at the Gallery. The premise of the exhibition and the commission is to explore ways in which pattern influences or echoes aspects of contemporary society whether politically, socially or culturally.

We are seeking initial expressions of interest from visual artists and designers/craft-led makers working across any media. We are particularly interested in hearing from artists with experience of working in the public realm or collaborative community based projects, although early career artists looking to extend their practice are also encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 9 March 2009
Commission Fee (including materials): £5000

For further details and information contact Alex Boyd. Tel: 01686 625041 . Email: alex@orieldavies.org

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BA Interactive Media for the Arts

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Date: 30 Sep 2009
Website: http://www.glam.ac.uk/coursedetails/685/915
Location: wales

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The University of Glamorgan, Wales would like to announce an exciting new course, BA (Hons) Interactive Media for the Arts (iMA), which will be run from the ATRiuM, a state of the art building in Cardiff which opened in November 2007, from September 2009.

This is a course for people who are excited by interactive media arts and want to engage with it through creative practice. Exploring the emergence of new media over the last century and as a result the merging of many art and media practices, the course will offer a unique interdisciplinary approach which foregrounds creative use of interactive media in a variety of ways.

Supported by a team of practicing artists you will undertake a number of exploratory and experimental projects covering screen based work, installation, networked and mobile media, performance and sonic arts. Students will be encouraged to think and work across disciplines and to understand the possibilities of combining media and diverse forms of practice. Visits to galleries, festivals or live events both at home and abroad will be integral to the course.

More information available here online: http://www.glam.ac.uk/coursedetails/685/915
If you would like to discuss the course in more detail please contact: Garrett Lynch, glynch at glam.ac.uk.

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Brand Essentials 2: Design Wales Workshop

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Date: 5 Feb 2009 1-3pm
Website: http://www.designwales.org/Version2/DWDesignSectorsEng_DWBrandingEng.aspx
Location: wales

Outline:

Brand Essentials 2 : developing and reinforcing your brand both off and online

Increasingly customers are looking for products and services on the internet. Having a brand makes it easier to promote your business and make the right impression on your potential customers

This free two hour presentation aims to help businesses to develop an overarching brand ethos which can be rolled out across its identity, products, services, and off and online marketing materials with an emphasis on new media. Presented by a Design Wales advisor in a jargon free easy-to-follow format, cases studies are used to illustrate key points. Delegates are given a strategy which they can utilise during the development of their own brand.

For further information about Brand Essentials please call Victoria Jones on 0845 3031400 or email me at vjones@designwales.org.uk.

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Claire Hope

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Date: 15 – 31 Jan 2009
Website: http://www.tank.tv
Location: online

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Originally from North Yorkshire, Claire Hope is now based in London; graduating with an MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2004. Claire has produced a number of solo installations and shown widely in group exhibitions; recently screening video work internationally as part of the touring transmediale.07 video selection and presenting a solo exhibition at Way East Project Space, London in May 2008. Claire was also a 2007/8 LUX Associate Artist.

Claire’s video and performance projects are choreographed to emphasise the personal, subjective sphere of human life. Her work often responds unconventionally to particular environments or social contexts; disrupting and subverting our associations with them by combining narratives ranging from the surreal, strange and unsettling to the humorous, playful and emotive. Video work has drawn from existing, improvised and written speech with non-linear narratives often mapped to the filmed space. Recently Claire has developed original scripts for video projects conceived as highly orchestrated linear journeys.

For more information visit the website: www.tank.tv

Area: all wales

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Brand Essentials 1: Design Wales Workshop

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Date: 23 Jan 2009 10am-12pm
Website: http://www.designwales.org/Version2/DWDesignSectorsEng_DWBrandingEng.aspx
Location: wales

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In order to reach their full potential, all companies need to present themselves appropriately to potential customers, staff, suppliers and investors. Design Wales has developed branding workshops called Brand Essentials. The workshops are aimed at pre start-up & start-up companies who have yet to develop a brand identity and also first-time users of external design expertise.

The free workshops last for two hours and aim to provide delegates with a basic understanding of the process of branding a product or service, through practical advice and case studies. Brand Essentials includes a session where delegates can start to draft their own design brief with the assistance of a design advisor.

For further information about Brand Essentials please call Victoria Jones on 0845 3031400 or email me at vjones@designwales.org.uk.

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Doron Golan and Michael Szpakowski

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Website: http://http.uk.net/
Location: online

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An article written by Edward Picot for the forth coming exhibition `Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent…` by Doron Golan and Michael Szpakowski, at HTTP Gallery, London, UK. http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=329

Edward Picot is an artist and writer based in Kent, UK. He holds a PhD in English Literature and has a particular interest in hyperliterature, having founded the Hyperliterature Exchange (http://hyperex.co.uk/) in 2003. He frequently publishes art criticism and creative writing online. http://edwardpicot.co.uk

Area: not in wales

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Econsultancy Training Courses

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Website: http://econsultancy.com/training
Location: england

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Despite the doom and gloom we saw some great digital success stories towards the end of 2008. Although 2009 looks set to be a challenging year we can take some comfort in the fact that online is well placed to help the recovery. Digital allows us to be flexible with our pricing strategies, offers us the ability to test everything and is the most measurable sales and marketing channel we have.

Throughout 2009 we will be delivering a range of updated courses and qualifications to help you get the most from your digital initiatives and to help you build a robust and successful digital strategy for 2009.

Visit our website and download our new training brochure to see our full programme, guaranteed to give you the edge in 2009. Places are filling up fast so book now to avoid disappointment.

Public Training Courses in January

* Fast Track Digital Marketing – London, 20th January, 2009
* Online PR and Social Media – London, 20th January, 2009
* Paid Search Marketing – London, 22nd January, 2009
* Web Project Management – Manchester, 22nd January, 2009; London, 29th January, 2009
* Search Marketing – Organic/Natural (SEO) – London, 27th January, 2009
* Web Measurement and Analytics – London, 27th January, 2009; Manchester, 29th January, 2009
* Usability and User Experience – London, 28th January, 2009

For more information visit the website: http://econsultancy.com/training

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Interviewing The Crisis – Art Is Open Source

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Website: http://www.interviewingthecrisis.org/?p=27
Location: online

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`His interview is an incredible text that shows more than ´art”, accessing dimensions that show how new practices can create a physical and networked-to-a-human-scale critique to the world that is around us. A use of networking that is centered on human beings that need/want to act/react. A form of life. Technology, network, sociality and positive attitudes as the necessary set of tools to confront the contemporary era.` Art Is Open Source.

In this interview Marc discusses how the finacial crises and how the cuts in arts fundng has been and is continuing to affect art freedoms in the UK, Canada the USA and elsewhere. With reference to how the Olympics, nationalism, art cuts and wars are from the same source of neoliberalist strategies, `Many of our institutions have been committed in taking on and implementing their own global and local versions of neoliberalism, where it has seeped into the very infrastructures and consciousness of our entertainment industries, the arts, academia, business, governments and broadcasting media, news publications; where corporate agendas (and governmental schemes) matter more than the health of the planet, human contexts and social needs. Where the value of human life has been worth less than product and fanciful ideologies. In a world when genuine concerns are expressed, they are constantly ignored systematically, or at best paid lip-service and treated as annoying irritants. Together, we need to rethink things and negotiate ways out of these cul-de sacs. To be concerned and thinking about these things really should not be seen as extremist or radical, it is simply common sense.` Marc Garrett.

Italian & English version here:
http://www.artsblog.it/post/2803/intervistando-la-crisi-con-marc-garrett-part-2

Art Is Open Source:
http://www.artisopensource.net

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