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Louphole

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Date: 4 Mar 2010
Website: http://www.orieldavies.org
Location: wales

Outline:

On Thursday 4 March 2010, 7pm you are warmly invited to: Louphole by Simon Whitehead. The culmination of a series of incidents and fugitive performances by Simon Whitehead, resulting in a dramatic public event incorporating a new musical commission for Newtown Silver Band and a walk up Bryn Bank for the first ‘Public Howl’ in Wales.

Wear warm clothes and bring waterproofs and torches. Sturdy walking boots will be required for walking on uneven ground. Refreshments will be available afterwards. Meet outside the Gallery, park entrance at 7pm prompt. A free public event.

Further details at www.orieldavies.org nearer the event date.

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International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration – Call

12:00 am in Conferences by bloc

Date: 7 Mar 2010
Website: http://wikisym.org/
Location: international

Outline:

WikiSym, the International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, will be held this summer (7-9 July) in Gdansk, Poland. Starting this year, WikiSym aims to explicitly broaden its scope, exploring not only the thriving wiki community, but also other open movements and open collaboration initiatives. This includes related areas such as open online communities, collaborative creation of multimedia content (with or without wikis), and open journalism and publishing, just to list a few examples.

Furthermore, our goal is to establish WikiSym as a venue for the exchange of information, experiences and practices among an interdisciplinary audience, including researchers, practitioners, industry representatives and experts with a wide variety of different backgrounds.

As a result, WikiSym has established 3 complementary tracks to merge the contributions from such a diverse community: Wiki track; Industry track; Open collaboration track. Research manuscripts may be sent to any of these tracks.

Submission deadline: March 7th

http://wikisym.org/ws2010/Call for Papers

Area: not in wales

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If not you not me – Annie Abrahams

12:00 am in Exhibition by bloc

Date: 12 Feb – 20 Mar 2010
Website: http://www.http.uk.net/exhibitions/ifnotyounotme/
Location: england

Outline:

Annie Abrahams (b. NL 1954 , lives and works FR) is an internationally regarded pioneer of networked performance art. If not you not me at HTTP Gallery in London is the first solo exhibition of her work in the UK. Where social networking sites make us think of communication as clean and transparent, Annie Abrahams creates an Internet of feeling ´ of agitation, collusion, ardour and apprehension. This exhibition presents three new collaborative works alongside documentation of recent networked performances created and curated by the artist.

Working with simple interfaces, disruptions in data-flow and carefully crafted instructions, Abrahams sensitises participants and audiences to glitches in communication and invites them to experience and reflect on different ways of being together in a machine-mediated world. This exhibition asks how we deal with the tensions of collaboration and physical separation as we negotiate relationships through video imagery, computer software and digital networks.

Events
– Private view and performances: Friday, 12 February 2010, 6:30-9pm, HTTP Gallery
– 7pm: On Collaboration Graffiti Wall – Collective text and speech performance at HTTP Gallery. To contribute or view texts to be used during the performance visit http://bram.org/collaboration/index.php.
– 8pm: Shared Still Life / Nature Morte Partagée goes live – Telematic Still Life at HTTP Gallery and Kawenga – territoires numériques, Montpellier, France.
– 8:30pm: Huis Clos / No Exit – Jam – Telematic performance projected at HTTP Gallery

Area: not in wales

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Beginners Arduino Workshop

12:00 am in Training by bloc

Date: 27 – 28 Feb 2010
Website: http://tinker.it/
Location: wales

Outline:

Do you have an interest in open source software, constructing your own hardware, simple electronics or interactivity? This weekend workshop will provide a basic introduction to the Arduino platform for artists, designers and hobbyists. The workshop will be led by Tinker It! (http://www.tinker.it/), the UK`s leading provider of Arduino training.

Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It`s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. http://www.arduino.cc/

Places cost £140 for students and includes a beginners arduino kit to take away.

No prior experience of Arduino or electronics is required to take part.

To book please visit: http://beginnersarduinocardiff.eventbrite.com

For directions to Chapter please visit the website: http://www.chapter.org/planvisit/

The workshop has been organised by Rhys Williams and Stefhan Caddick, and is kindly supported by Chapter Gallery, Ffotogallery, bloc and Powys County Council`s Chance to Create scheme.

Introduction to Arduino
What could be better than spending a weekend learning about Arduino, the favorite open source hardware hacking platform for designers, artists and hobbyists? Aimed at students, artists, and designers or anyone who wants to learn the basics of Arduino, simple electronics and building interactive projects. Tinker.it! has been running monthly workshop around Arduino and its uses in creative uses since 2007. Tinker.it! is a design studio based in London and Milan designing interactive products and spaces for brands, events and museums.

What do I need to bring?
Please bring a laptop if you have one, although Ffotogallery have kindly offered to provide them for anyone who can`t access one. If you`re bringing a Mac laptop, then you need to know the admin password for it to install the software). NB: You don`t need to already know about electronics to come to this workshop.

What we will provide
A beginners Arduino kit which you can take away with you after the workshop.

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Cardiff Girl Geek Dinners

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 4 Feb 2010, 6-8pm
Website: http://bit.ly/56wemJ
Location: wales

Outline:

Cardiff Girl Geek Dinners is part of a community that originated in London. It has since evolved to cover the world, from Nottingham to Netherlands, Toronto to Tokyo, Chicago and now starting up in Cardiff! While there are a few regular digital media related events and meet-ups held in Cardiff, there is nothing dedicated to bringing together all the ladies who work in the industry.

The idea of Girl Geek Dinners is to create an environment in which we can chat, relax, eat and drink. Our goal is to enable like minded women to connect and share ideas, views and experiences. Whilst this is not intended to be a `networking` event, you may meet people who can benefit you professionally. It`s ideal for anyone who is female and has an interest in digital media, the web and computing, although you don`t necessarily have to be technically minded.

The first Cardiff event will be held on Thursday 4th February 2010 in Terra Nova, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, 6pm – 8pm.

For more information and to book visit http://www.creativeboom.co.uk/cardiff/2010/01/15/cardiff-girl-geek-dinners/

Area: southern bloc

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The Furtherfield Newsletter

12:00 am in Events by bloc

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

Outline:

We are in the process of compiling the latest Furtherfield Newsletter, the 25th edition. We have many interested subscribers who already receive it. But, before the latest version is distributed – we are asking if there are others out there, who would like to receive the Newsletter. Also, it is a good time for those who have changed their email addresses to let us know, so we can update the mailing list.

Whether you`re an artist, curator, academic, musician, student, activist or curious. We offer a wealth of cross cultural projects and platforms where people regularly produce their creative digitally orientated endeavours, physical and on-line. We are part of an ever changing, expanding and explorative self-built set of communities, contemporary and networked.

The Newsletter features information about projects, publications, projects and we are doing with others, updates on what is happening on different nodes/platforms as well as on furtherfield. What is currently happening on furthernoise, visitorsstudio, netbehaviour, the furtherfield blog, the HTTP Gallery, events, workshops, collaborations. You will know what is going on right across the whole, networked neighbourhood. Sent via email (plain txt) about every couple of months, sometimes every three months.

If interested – visit the website

Area: not in wales

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Disassembly Event- Mail out the Mail Art

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Date: 30 Jan 2010
Website: www.http.uk.net
Location: england

Outline:

Join us at the next full moon from 3 pm, Saturday 30th January 2010 for our closing event – to take part and redistribute works from this exhibition of eMail-Art provoked by the Dark Mountain project.

—> Take down the artworks and mail them back out into the world for others to receive through the postal system.
—> Everyone who comes along gets to take an artwork away with them and to send artworks to friends and acquaintances.

This event is a celebration of the DIWO (Do It With Others) spirit, the collaborative process and excellent contributions from the artists who took part. As well as a chance to reflect on the ideas and controversies generated by The Dark Mountain Project, which provided the focus for the exhibition. There will be eating and drinking!

If you cannot make it to the gallery but would like to receive a work of art in the post (or know someone else who would)- please send your postal address to marc.garrett@furtherfield.org

Area: not in wales

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Screen Deva – Opportunities for Local Filmmakers and artists

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Date: 11 Feb 2010
Website: www.chesterperforms.com
Location: england

Outline:

Building on the success of the previous two years, Screen Deva 2010 will be a festival of film screenings, digital media events, interactive artworks and participatory activity. The festival offers a range of opportunities for artists, filmmakers, community groups, individuals and schools to get involved:

Call for Submissions from Local Filmmakers and Artists

Chester Performs is seeking submissions of both new and existing film works by filmmakers and artists from Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales. Submissions could be in with the chance of being screened before a range of feature presentations during the week long film festival, Screen Deva.

Deadline for submissions: 11th February

A Submission form and further details can be found online at www.chesterperforms.com. Alternatively call 01244 409113 or email info@chesterperforms.com.

Screen Deva is produced by Chester Performs, a leading producer and promoter of diverse arts events in and around Chester, Friday 28th May ´ Sunday 6th June 2010.

Area: northern bloc

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Dragon`s Den seeks entrepreneurs

12:00 am in Events by bloc

Website: www.bbc.co.uk/dragonsden
Location: wales

Outline:

Entrepreneurs from across the country once again have a chance to make their business dreams come true by appearing on Dragons’ Den. If you’re genuinely seeking investment for your business idea or invention, we’d like to hear from you. Last series saw some of the most diverse range of inventions and business ideas receive offers of investment from the multi-millionaire investors.

The rules are simple: entrepreneurs ask for a cash investment in return for equity in their business. However, they must get at least the amount they ask for or they will walk away with nothing. The Dragons are prepared to listen to a pitch for any kind of business but they must be convinced that it will make money.

The BBC is currently searching for Britain’s best entrepreneurs and will be auditioning throughout the coming months. We want to hear from anyone who thinks they’ve got what it takes to enter the Dragons’ Den. If you would like an application form please send an e-mail to dragonsden@bbc.co.uk or visit www.bbc.co.uk/dragonsden

Area: all wales

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Screen Deva – Opportunities for Artists

12:00 am in Commission by bloc

Date: 11 Feb 2010
Website: www.chesterperforms.com
Location: england

Outline:

Opportunities for Artists

Chester Performs is seeking submissions of work by artists across a range of digital practices for a number of opportunities as part of Screen Deva.

Deadline for submissions Thursday 11th February

A Submission form and further details can be found online at www.chesterperforms.com. Alternatively call 01244 409113 or email info@chesterperforms.com.

Screen Deva is produced by Chester Performs, a leading producer and promoter of diverse arts events in and around Chester.

Area: northern bloc