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Axis Ambassador in Wales

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Date: 16 Sep 2010
Website: www.axisweb.org/vacancies
Location: wales

Outline:

Could you be our `eyes and ears` in Wales? We are looking for someone based in Wales who can help us to raise Axis`s profile across Wales through talks, events and advocacy and identify opportunities for future projects and collaboration.

Axis enjoys a close relationship with the visual arts sector in Wales and wants to continue to develop its presence there. With funding from the Arts Council of Wales, we are looking to appoint an Axis Ambassador in Wales who can ensure that Axis makes a valuable contribution to the visual arts scene across the country.

With its online directory of more than 2,600 artists and art professionals, the Axis website is a leading source of information, news and commentary about contemporary art in the UK.

Application is by CV and accompanying letter. Candidates should be able to demonstrate an understanding of Axis and knowledge of the contemporary art sector in Wales. They should explain how their experience and aptitudes will help Axis make a strategic contribution to the Arts Council of Wales`s visual arts priorities.

Axis Ambassador in Wales (Freelance contract). £4800 fee travel expenses. 24 days over a 12 month period (October 2010 ´ September 2011)

Closing date: Wednesday 15 September 2010

Interviews will be held in Cardiff on Monday 27 September 2010

For more information see www.axisweb.org/vacancies

Area: all wales

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Publishing and the Digital Revolution

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Website: http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=406
Location: online

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From Vooks to ebooks, from the iPad to the Google settlement, and from print-on-demand to new styles of writing, this article attempts to analyse the effects of the digital revolution on the publishing industry, and to make some educated guesses about how things may develop in the next few years.

`An alternative to the Big Publishing model is already with us, and despite the odd viral phenomenon it consists in the main of very large numbers of small-scale products reaching small audiences, rather than small numbers of very high-profile products reaching huge audiences. This alternative model is enabled by digital technology, and it replaces high production values and market-minded editorial controls with the principle that people`s desire to publish themselves and to look at each other`s efforts is itself a profit motor.`

Co-published by Furtherfield and The Hyperliterature Exchange.
http://www.hyperex.co.uk/reviewdigitalpublishing.php
Edward Picot`s personal website – http://edwardpicot.com

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Ffotogallery Courses in Photography & Digital Media

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Date: 13 Sep 2010
Website: www.ffotogallery.org/courses.php
Location: wales

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With a wide range of accredited courses from beginners photography to website design, Ffotogallery offers the opportunity to explore ideas and develop new photographic and digital skills within an enjoyable and informal artist-led setting at our classrooms at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff.

Courses include:

*Introduction to Photography
*Advanced Digital Photography
*Black and White Photography
*Documentary Photography
*Constructed Images
*Creative Website Design
*Digital Video

and more…

For more information on the courses we offer and how to enrol, go to our website http://www.ffotogallery.org/courses.php, email info@ffotogallery.org or call 029 2034 1667

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Review of the Ambient Information Systems publication

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Website: http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=404
Location: online

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Ambient Information Systems by Manu Luksch and Mukul Patel is a hardback book that presents a comprehensive and in-depth, historical context by ambient.tv (Luksch and her collaborators) from during the last decade. The material presented in the book ranges from written essays and project proposals through preparatory sketches, computer server log files and video screen grabs to modification of the printed book iteslf by unique rubber stamps and scribbling over sections of text. This diverse and detailed presentation of ambient.tv`s work provides an insight into the inspiration, planning and production of some conceptually and aesthetically rich new media art.

About Ambient.tv
Mukul Patel and Manu Luksch codirect Ambient Information Systems (AIS), a crucible for the conception and production of collaborative, interdisciplinary, and critical artworks, events, and tools. They work as artists under their own names and also as ambientTV.NET. They have a history of conceiving works that integrate curatorial and collaborative aspects (e.g., VBI), research (FACELESS and the Data Protection Act), community involvement (BOW SPACE), and hybrid media installations (ORCHESTRA OF ANXIETY). Of particular interest are concrete, contemporary issues that arise at the interface of social and technical infrastructures: access to information, privacy, surveillance. The establishment of participative processes, creation of tools, and archiving and documentation are signal features of recent projects.

Area: not in wales

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Zed Nelson – LOVE ME

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Date: 28 Aug – 9 Oct 2010
Website: www.ffotogallery.org
Location: wales

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Love Me reflects on the cultural and commercial forces that drive a global obsession with youth and beauty. Over a period of five years Zed Nelson visited eighteen countries across five continents, photographing cosmetic surgeons, beauty queens and bodybuilders alongside everyday teenagers, housewives and businessmen. In this extensive cross-cultural investigation, we see an annual prison beauty contest in a South American penitentiary, Iranians queuing for nose jobs in Tehran and female staff at a Russian nuclear industry competing for the title of ‘Miss Atom’.

Whilst Nelson`s subjects appear willing participants in an omnipresent culture of bodily improvement, he feels they are also hapless victims – at the mercy of larger social forces and locked into an insatiable craving for approval. As the subject’s frailties and pretensions are exposed, so too are we the viewer: our motives for looking, for inspecting, along with uncomfortable reminders of our own vanities and insecurities.

Opening hours Tues – Sat, 11am – 5pm, admission FREE

info@ffotogallery.org

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Job advertisement

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Date: Deadline 20 Aug 10
Website: www.switch.com
Location: wales

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Breaking Barriers Community Arts (BBCA) is recruiting 3 new posts to take this digital storytelling organisation to a new level. Funding for these posts has just been granted from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust and ends in March 2012. Part of the role of these posts, however, is to ensure the long-term viability of the organisation which will lead to the posts being extended.

Project Manager who will drive the development of BBCA into a self-sustaining social enterprise. Up to £24,000 pro rata. Initially 3 days per week, rising to 4 days a week from April 2011

Technical Administrator – a person who ensures the excellence of BBCA projects through their excellent knowledge of Mac-based IT. Up to £19,000 pro rata. 1 day per week.

Administrative and Finance Officer to run an efficient and effective organisation. Up to £16,000 pro rata. 2 days per week.

Information and application form are available from http://switch.uk.com/breakingbarriers.aspx

Deadline for return of applications: Friday 20 August 2010. Interviews 1st ´ 3rd September.

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