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Video ! Feral trade cafe: buying a narrative with your coffee.

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Website: http://artsandecology.rsablogs.org.uk/2009/07/27/feral_trade/
Location: england

Outline:

by William Shaw from The RSA Arts and Ecology Centre.

`It’s interesting to see how the best media art moved on from the idea of creating networks in the virtual world, to seeing how those networks could affect the real world. Early net communities were full of idealism; how far does that ability to change the way we interact with each other spill over into the physical?`

William Shaw visits North London’s HTTP Gallery, where media artists/gallerists Ruth Catlow and Marc Garrett are exhibiting the Feral Trade Cafe, implemeting artist Kate Rich’s Feral Trade network in their gallery space.

The RSA Arts and Ecology Centre is an organisation whose role is to catalyse, publicise, challenge and support artists who are responding to the unprecedented environmental challenges of our era. Using their inspirations, RSA Arts and Ecology aims to create a positive discussion about the causes and the human impact of climate change through commissioning, debate, interdisciplinary discourse and a high-profile website.

Details about the exhibition:

http://www.http.uk.net/docs/gettingto.shtml

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Jacco Olivier on www.tank.tv

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Date: 22nd July – 11th August 2009
Website: www.tank.tv
Location: online

Outline:

Jacco Olivier

22nd July – 11th August 2009

on www.tank.tv

tank.tv is pleased to present nine of Jacco Olivier’s animated works online at www.tank.tv from the 22nd July – 11th August 2009. The show will include work made between 2003 and 2009: `BMK`, `Birds`, `Submerge`, `Sleep`, `Transit`, `Wood`, `Return`, `Run` and `Almost`.

´The images he (Olivier) makes are obviously painterly, their brushwork bold and narrative, their colour-sense superb. Yet the point of painting is that it is framed, that it frames (or freeze-frames) a turning world. By contrast, Olivier’s frames do all of those transitory things we expect of film, so that you’re constantly longing to shout ´Stop!”; to be given a moment to appreciate his individual visions. We expect different things of painting and cinema. By running the two together, Olivier shakes the way we see the world.” Charles Darwent, The Independent on Sunday, 2007.

tank.tv is pleased to present a showcase of the work of Dutch artist Jacco Olivier. The short videos exemplify the dense painterly technique that has come to define Olivier within the realm of moving image and position him somewhere between painter, filmmaker and animator. Each work is `a slice of life` and the effect is of a feeling forgotten or a mystery unravelling. By witholding the signpost of narrative Olivier leaves viewers examining their own desires for these little, emotive pieces which seem like so much flotsam from the artist`s own life. Whilst Olivier`s technique describes intense labour the videos appear and disappear leaving the viewer in their deep, gentle wake.

Jacco Olivier was born in 1972 in the Netherlands. He lives and works in Amsterdam.

Visit www.tank.tv to explore Jacco Olivier`s work as well as our online archive of previously exhibited work.

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Design Secrets of digg.com`s User Interface

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Date: 8 Sep 2009
Website: http://carsonworkshops.com/
Location: england

Outline:

Web 2.0 is focused on user participation, so how can you promote interaction on your site? As designers and product people, our focus is on developing wonderful user experiences where people can come together to participate in meaningful and useful ways. With social sites, this is doubly critical as our sites are fundamentally powered by users interacting with one another.

This workshop will focus on design strategies for lowering the barriers to participation, adapting to user behavior, promoting positive behaviors, managing scale, and creating intuitive user experiences.

Who should attend?

This workshop is aimed at designers, information architects, user experience pros, product managers, planners, idea people, and any of the diverse group of people who plan, design, and develop social websites. There won`t be a ton of code examples and I hate using industry jargon, so this workshop really is open to any and all people who are interested in making great user experiences.

The workshop is led by Daniel Burka, creative director of Digg and one of three cofounders of Pownce recently acquired by SixApart. He is also one of the founders of the Canadian company Silverorange where he worked on various projects including branding and user interface design for Mozilla.

Tickets: £375 VAT

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12th Generative Art Conference

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Date: 15 Sep 2009
Website: http://www.generativeart.com/
Location: international

Outline:

The 12th Generative Art Conference will be held at the Politecnico di Milano University, Italy, from 15 – 17 December 2009. Submissions of papers, posters, artworks or live-performances are invited for consideration for inclusion in the Conference. Since 1998, about 500 papers have been presented at previous conferences all of which are available on the website. Full details of the call are also available on the website.

Topics include: Art & Science; Philosophy & Technology; Infinity & Identity; Image & Space; Music; Poetry; Mathematics; Visionary Scenarios & Virtual Environment; Architecture; City & Town Planning; Software Art – Web Art; Industrial Design & Intelligent Production; Artificial Intelligence; Artificial Life; Artificial Behaviors; Generative Robotics; Mechatronic; Teaching Theory; Visual Grammar

Deadline for submissions: 15 September 2009

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ISEA 2009

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Date: 7 Aug 2009
Website: http://www.isea2009.org
Location: n. ireland

Outline:

Artists from across the globe will present leading edge art, created with electronic and digital technology, in an unprecedented multi-site exhibition in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Opening to the public on Friday, 7 August, the exhibition will continue through August. The Exhibition will be on view at the Ormeau Baths Gallery, the Golden Thread Gallery, the Foyer Gallery of the University of Ulster Belfast campus, and at sites across the city in the public domain.

The Exhibition addresses contested spaces, focusing on the environment, political and economic conflicts and the human body. Curated by Kathy Rae Huffman, it will display an exciting range of innovative and challenging work at the interface of art, science, communication and technology. The Exhibition is an extended part of ISEA2009, the 15th International Symposium on Electronic Art, which will take place from 23 August to 1 September 2009 on the island of Ireland. Hosted by the University of Ulster in partnership with academic and cultural providers the symposium focuses on Engaged Creativity in Mobile Environments.

For more information on ISEA2009: The Exhibition and to reserve your place at the ISEA2009 Symposium please go to: www.isea2009.org

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Sound of EBB

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Date: 31 Aug 2009
Website: http://theendofsomething.wordpress.com/sound-of-ebb/
Location: online

Outline:

Sound of Ebb is an open source sound series that calls for reflection on the global crisis by sound artists and artists working with sound to respond to the question:

`What is the sound of Recession?`

Artists are asked to create a work or sound recording that responds to the current economic, social and political climate. Pieces can be field recordings, compositions, radio plays, soundscapes, or even songs and pieces of music.. etc. They can be conceptual, personal, critical, creative or interpretive. A moment of recession remarks a deceleration and slowing down a€´ opening up to a space for reflection. When a tide recedes into a breathe of idleness, it leaves a moment for contemplation and listening to the sounds of the Self, of Others and the Environment. In a state of lull is there opportunity forge new values, forms of solidarity, closer familial ties, and explore healthier modes of consumption? Is there value within a moment of quietude and reflection to explore new possibilities for the future?

Sound of Ebb is an open project for contribution and interpretation. All works will be uploaded to online for free listening and sharing. Selected submissions will be exhibited and distributed in a free downloadable compilation by LOUDSPKR and Sound and Music. Please specify any terms of usage or creative licensing you would like to apply. i.e. Creative Commons or other similar free cultural license. Sound of Ebb is a branch project of The End of Something.. A collection of reflections on the global crisis.

Web: http://theendofsomething.wordpress.com/sound-of-ebb/

Early deadline July 31st, 2009 – submissions received before this date will be exhibited and shown at Volume in London UK throughout August.

Final deadline August 31st, 2009 – All submissions submitted before this date will be considered for the curated compilation. Submissions will continue to be accepted following the deadline for contribution to the archive.

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ISEA 2010

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Date: 15 Sep 2009
Website: http://submissions.isea2010ruhr.org/
Location: international

Outline:

ISEA2010 RUHR is the 16th International Symposium on Electronic Art, a major conference and exhibition event for art, media and technology, scheduled for 20-29 August 2010 in the German Ruhr region (Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg, a. o.).

We invite proposals for conference papers, artist presentations, exhibition projects, live performances, and art projects in public space. Visual artists, musicians, dancers, designers, engineers, software artists, researchers, theorists, media activists, and hybrids of these, working with recent technologies and exploring the artistic, creative and critical potentials of digital and electronic media, should submit their projects or papers online by 15 September 2009. All submissions will be evaluated by an international jury. The results of the jury process and invitations for ISEA2010 RUHR are expected by the end of 2009.

Detailed information about the submission process can be found at: http://www.isea2010ruhr.org

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How to Run a Production Company

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Date: 8-9 Aug 2009
Website: http://www.npa.org.uk
Location: england

Outline:

This two day course by the New Producers Alliance aims to bring participants up to speed with all they need to know to run a LTD company efficiently and, legally. The course aims to take you through the dull, but necessary, paperwork you will need to have in order when setting up and running a production company. A CD with course materials will be provided to all participants.

You may be eligible to apply for a Skillset bursary for these courses. Please go to www.skillset.org/film/funding.

Non Members Price: £205.00. Members Price: £130.00

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Wales Arts Marketing Symposium

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Date: 25 Nov 2008
Website: www.artswales.org
Location: wales

Outline:

Come and join us at yet another thought provoking and informative Arts Marketing Symposium on Wednesday, 25th November, at the newly renovated Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff.

The symposium will host a wide range of seminars and workshops along with inspiring keynote speakers. Online registration will open soon with details for the keynote addresses and seminars on the Arts Council of Wales website: www.artswales.org

For further conference information, please contact Ceryl Williams, Events Officer, Arts Council of Wales: ceryl.williams@artswales.org.uk, 029 2044 1311.

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Reveal/Reset

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Date: 5 Aug – 5 Sep 2009
Website: http://www.mediascot.org/
Location: scotland

Outline:

The exhibition Reveal/Reset reflects our information-rich world where attention is a commodity. As consumers we filter, as creators we share. In response, we forge new paths. These artworks engage with these accelerated times and its dispersed networks of communication.

Alex Hetherington has explored cultural forms that employ fakery and deliberate misinformation. Distance Lab’s body-drawing communicator allow lovers to communicate over distance through the language of touch using light alone. FOUND Electronics have created Cybraphon, a robotic band, image conscious and emotional, its performance effected by online community opinion.

Emma Tolmie has subverted the experience and aesthetics of 3D film with a retro-futurist vibe. Thomson & Craighead have produced a whirlwind tour of the world’s war zones using Google Earth and the photostreams of Flickr. Sarah Kettley’s Aeolia wearables have found finely crafted new ways to sense our own body movement.

Wendy McMurdo and Paul Holmes were inspired by digitised avatar figure skaters at once real, manipulated and now delightfully mimicked. Benjamin Dembroski’s network of delicate sensor driven devices seduce as they sway. Shrouded in Scotch mist, ~in the fields have visualised the poetry in bird’s flight and the ultimate triumph of nature over man.

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