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Extended Deadline – Deva Scene – Call

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Date: 24 Apr 2009
Website: http://www.chesterperforms.com/
Location: england

Outline:

Calling exceptional and aspiring Filmmakers from the Cheshire and the Surrounding Regions.

Extended Deadline – last chance to submit – Friday 24th April.

Chester Performs is seeking submissions of both new and existing work by young filmmakers, aged 18 to 25 years old from Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales.
We are looking for films no more than 15 minutes long to screen at Deva Scene, a special screening event of local filmmakers in May. We are looking for any kind of film from fiction, to documentary, animation or music videos. This could be your chance to see your film on screen and meet other locally based filmmakers in this unique event for Chester.

For more information: http://www.chesterperforms.com/site/our-projects/2009-programme/screen-deva-2009/events-and-activities/deva-scene

Area: not in wales

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Social Innovation Camp Scotland

12:00 am in Launch by bloc

Date: 22 May 2009
Website: http://scotland.sicamp.org/
Location: scotland

Outline:

From Friday 19th to Sunday 21st June 2009 at the Saltire Centre in Glasgow, the Social Innovation Camp will bring together some of the best of the UK’s software developers and designers, together with those at the sharp end of social change. You can enter your idea for a web-based tool to create social change through our website: http://scotland.sicamp.org/ from 30 March until 22 May – we’re going to be looking for the most exciting ideas for how the web could change stuff that really matters.

Anyone can get involved: you don’t need to be based in Scotland. Further information may be found on our website: http://scotland.sicamp.org/

And here`s what the two most promising ideas will win:
– Up to £5,000 in start-up funding from Firstport (http://www.firstport.org.uk/)
– Three days of time from creative web development company, IfLooksCouldKill (http://iflookscouldkill.co.uk/)
– Branding workshop from design agency, O Street (http://www.ostreet.co.uk/)

Area: not in wales

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amperSAND: Game Animation, Art and Technology

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 22 Apr 2009
Website: www.smu.ac.uk/amperSAND
Location: wales

Outline:

Andrew Lindsay is Animation Director at Lionhead Studios, the studio behind the enchanting, engrossing and award-winning action role-playing game Fable.
Lionhead and Peter Molyneux also developed the recently released, and much talked about, sequel Fable II. Andrew will be discussing how at a studio like Lionhead, everything they do artistically, depends entirely upon the technology they are building for the game.

`How do artists and animators work within the parameters set by the tech, do those parameters restrict or inspire us? What implications does ‘playability’ have for the things we create? Can the balance between the two (tech and art) be managed in favour of the art? `

At this amperSAND event all these questions and more will be aired by Andrew Lindsay (and some may even be answered!). He will also be looking at how they develop a `combat system` like the one used in Fable II.

Register your place on the website now at: www.smu.ac.uk/amperSAND. £4 entrance (includes buffet), 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start – 9pm.

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Welsh Art Now, Online

12:00 am in Launch by bloc

Website: http://www.welshartnow.org/
Location: online

Outline:

We are pleased to announce the launch of the online version of WelshArtNow the companion to the printed version of the magazine.

In our first issue artist Paul Matosic asks how green art is in a time of environmental crisis. We feature profiles of artists James Selway and Michael Gustavius Payne. James describes his new life in Spain and how this has influenced his art work. Michael Payne`s work deals with the notion of the ‘hero’ and asks what modern meaning we can attach to the term.

For more visit www.welshartnow.org

Area: all wales

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Pinpoint launches www.pinpointstreaming.co.uk

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Date: 9 Mar 2009
Website: www.Pinpointstreaming.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

www.Pinpointstreaming.co.uk showcases our new services such as live internet broadcasting and installation of internet broadcasting systems.

Keep an eye on the site over the coming weeks, we`ll be adding more exciting features that we`re currently working on at the moment.

Area: southern bloc

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11 Missed Calls – Wins awards

12:00 am in Commission by bloc

Date: 18 Feb 2009
Website: www.pinpointmultimedia.co.uk
Location: wales

Outline:

I have some good news from the film festival circuit. 11 Missed Calls has been given an award – but not just any award – THE award for best film in the DIY film festival, Los Angeles – please see below.

FFAB:UK has entered it to a number of other film festivals this year and we`ll see what happens, wish us luck.

Also, the film now has an IMDB entry www.imdb.com

Area: western bloc

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At Life Point DVD

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Date: 9 Mar 2009
Website: www.pinpointmultimedia.co.uk
Location: wales

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At Life Point’ is an interactive educational DVD resource for young people and professionals in South Wales. This resource is aimed at raising awareness and highlighting the dangers of knife carrying and knife related crime. Pinpoint created this interactive DVD for Vibe Creative on be half of the South Wales police.

The DVD is intended for distribution throughout schools in Wales.

Area: western bloc

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In Support of Ada Lovelace Day

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Website: http://www.netbehaviour.org/mailman/listinfo/netbehaviour
Location: online

Outline:

In support of Ada Lovelace Day, an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology, we are inviting all women who work in media arts and net art to join the NetBehaviour email list for a week between 23rd and 30th March.

http://www.netbehaviour.org/mailman/listinfo/netbehaviour

We would like to know about your work and that of other women who have inspired you in your own practice. So please come and squat the NetBehaviour list for a week (of course we hope you`ll stick around for longer:) and share your inspirations with our friendly community of artists, academics, writers, code geeks, curators, independent thinkers,
activists and net mutualists.

Posts are welcome in any format and frequency.

Area: not in wales

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2 New Reviews on Furtherfield

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Website: http://www.furtherfield.org
Location: online

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Microcodes by Pall Thayer. Review by Rob Myers.

Pall Thayer`s Microcodes are short code art pieces written in Perl and presented on a website for viewers to read, download, and execute. Each code piece encapsulates tasks performed by artworks such as portraiture or memento mori. They follow on from Thayer`s earlier `Exist.pl`, which allegorized life, death and being using running Perl code. The program listings are presented on a modern, neutrally styled, website for download and execution. The code is licensed under the GNU GPL version 3 (or later), so everyone is free to use, study, modify and redistribute it. The use of the GPL should be a given for code art, but far too many artists are happy to take the freedom that they are given by other hackers and not pass it on. Thayer deserves credit for doing the right thing.

Permlink: http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=337

(sans femme et sans aviateur) by Jorn Ebner. Review by Rob Myers.

Jorn Ebner`s `(sans femme et sans aviateur)` is an atmospheric time-based multi-window web-browser image work that presents an evocative exploration of contemporary Paris. It consists of four series of pop-up browser web windows containing image slide shows which are programmatically arranged in turn on the desktop. The content of each window is static but animated by blurring or scrolling. The frames of the windows are also animated, being opened, closed and placed. Window choreography in net art has a long history, but there`s something subtle and satisfyingly compositional about Ebner`s windows. They are part of the flow of the story, or absence of story.

Permlink: http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=336

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Steve Reinke

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Date: 15 Mar – 7 Apr 2009
Website: http://www.tank.tv
Location: online

Outline:

tank.tv is pleased to present a selection of work from Steve Reinke including thirty two videos from his series `The Hundred Videos` as well as `Painter`, `Regarding the Pain of Susan Sontag (Notes on Camp)` and `The Fallen`. Reinke is a prolific storyteller who enjoys sapping his self-righteous counterparts. As suggested by the title of The Hundred Videos (1989-1996), the volume of his output is monumental. In most of his work and in this series – a large part of which is shown on tank.tv – the procedure that underlies these brief videos consists of an exploration of the voice and of the role of the narrator. In situations engaging with topics as diverse as literature, sex, science and art, Reinke’s voice questions the consistency of the relation between what one sees and what is happening.

Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known for his work in video. He lives in Toronto and Chicago, where he is Associate Professor of Art Theory & Practice at Northwestern University. His work is screened widely and is in several collections, including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Pompidou (Paris), and the National Gallery (Ottawa).

Steve Reinke’s thirty two selections from The Hundred Videos and more will be on www.tank.tv from the 15th March – 7th April 2009 before moving to tank.tv’s online archive of over 600 previously exhibited videos.

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