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Ignite Amsterdam 5

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Date: 8.30pm, Thursday January 27 ´ Games II
Website: http://www.mediamatic.net/page/177247/en
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The Arcade exhibition continues and we`ve selected a new group of game experts, developers, artists and designers to talk with us about games. 15 short, smart and clever talks, joined and bound by one simple rule: twenty slides, five minutes. Entrance 7 euro.

Ignite is run by locals, for locals. Founded in Seattle, the events are held around the world. Ignite is fast-paced and merciless, but most of all they`re fun, thought-provoking nights, full of fresh ideas and clever insights. Speakers get five minutes to present their idea. They make use of twenty slides that auto-advance every fifteen seconds. Ignite serves as a platform for locals to connect offline and have a drink together.

Join us for fifteen whirlwind talks, have a drink, and swap ideas, screen names and game hacks. The speakers are: Martin Janse (Playlogic), Niels `t Hooft, Michiel Sala (Little Chicken), Lieven van Velthoven, Kerim Satirli, Fred van Rijswijk (C2K), Niki Smit (Monobanda), Harald Maassen (Codeglue), Frank van Gils, Giulio Grasso (Mikrocode), Ard Bonewald, Marthe Jonkers, Joris Dormans, Lex van den Berg, Paul Veer.

Please RSVP on the website. You can play our arcade games before and after the program. Ignite Amsterdam 5 is part of the Arcade exhibition.

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Call for proposals

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Date: In Association with… 2011
Website: www.vivid.org.uk
Location: england

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Applications are now open ‘In Association With …’, VIVID’s ongoing support scheme for emerging and mid-career artists and producers.

The 2011 scheme provides supported access to VIVID’s Garage space and facilities in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside district; time to develop and test new creative ideas; and a support bursary of up to £500 per Associate.

Offering an open and versatile environment for thinking and working, the activity and outcomes of ‘In Association With …’ are completely governed by its users. Through it, we aim to provoke the evolution of new thinking, curatorial development and exchange, social interaction and critical engagement, new collaborations and emerging networks. The scheme encourages risk taking and aims to showcase a wide array of aesthetics from both the city’s vibrant visual, sound and film culture and far beyond.

Projects can be activated in February-March, August-September and December 2011.

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An interview with Michel Bauwens founder of Foundation for P2P Alternatives.

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Website: http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=419
Location: online

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Lawrence Bird interviews Michel Bauwens, one of the foremost thinkers on

the peer-to-peer phenomenon. Belgian-born and currently resident in

Chiang-Mai, Thailand, he is founder of the Foundation for P2P

(Peer-to-Peer) Alternatives, and works in collaboration with a global

group of researchers in the exploration of peer production, governance,

and property. http://p2pfoundation.net/index.php/Main_Page

Lawrence Bird is a designer, instructor and writer with an interest in

cities and their image. He has been trained in social science-based

urban design (MSc), and in the phenomenology of cinematic architecture

(PhD). He`s currently working on the postdoctoral project Beyond the

Desert of the Real, based in Winnipeg, Canada. He also makes films, and

is currently developing a hybrid film and animation project WPG_POV.

http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/architecture/

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Rob Myers reviews `A Computer in the Art Room` by Catherine Mason.

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Website: http://www.furtherfield.org/displayreview.php?review_id=421
Location: online

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A Computer in the Art Room: The Origins of British Computer Arts 1950-1980. By Catherine Mason.

Review by Rob Myers.

From the 1950s to the 1980s teachers and students at British educational institutions begged or borrowed access to computing machinery and used it to make art. Catherine Mason traces this history, sets it in a broader cultural context, and makes the case for its re-evaluation.

Art Computing in the UK is no less interesting than Art Computing anywhere else but its history often seems like a carefully guarded secret. This has been alleviated by activity around the resurrected Computer Arts Society in the 2000s, notably the acquisition of CAS`s archives by the V&A and the CaCHE project at Birbeck College which ran from 2002-2005. CaCHE, run by Paul Brown, Charlie Gere, Nick Lambert and Catherine Mason, produced conferences, exhibitions, and publications including the book `A Computer In the Art Room`, by Mason.

In 2002 Catherine began researching the history of British computer arts at Birkbeck, University of London with the CACHe Project (Computer Arts, Contexts, Histories, etc.), funded by the UK`s Arts & Humanities Research Council. In 2006 she produced Bits in Motion, a screening of early British computer animation, at London`s National Film Theatre. She has contributed to Futures Past: Twenty Years of Arts Computing published by Intellect, 2007 and White Heat, Cold Logic: British Computer Art 1960-1980, forthcoming MIT Press, and her latest book A Computer in the Art Room: the origins of British computer arts 1950-80 published 2008.

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James Morris: A Landscape of Wales

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Date: Weds 12 January, 6 – 9pm
Website: www.ffotogallery.org
Location: wales

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James Morris: A Landscape of Wales
Opening Weds 12 Jan 2011
6.00 – 7.30pm at Futures Gallery, The Pierhead AND
7.30 – 9.00pm at Turner House, Penarth
ADMISSION FREE

Ffotogallery would like to invite you to our next exhibition A Landscape of Wales, by the award-winning Welsh artist James Morris.

To kick off the new year, we will be presenting this major new exhibition across 2 venues; Futures Gallery at The Pierhead in Cardiff Bay and at Turner House in Penarth. Please join us to celebrate both openings on Wednesday 12th January 2011 – we will be providing a shuttle bus between the venues and there will be drinks available at both!

A Landscape of Wales is a significant body of photographic work, which takes a broad look at the contemporary Welsh landscape. James Morris challenges tourist clichés by looking at the impact of human presence and the layers of history in the landscape. Wales is a land of beauty and of hardship where ´ in this post-industrial, post-rural economy ´ Tesco and tourism are now the major employers. Within this context, Morris reflects upon issues of identity, exploitation and regeneration.

This partnership project is an Aberystwyth Arts Centre Touring Exhibition.

For more information about the exhibition, please see our website: http://www.ffotogallery.org/exhibition.php?ex_id=352&p=

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Call for residency proposals from Lancashire artists, deadline now extended!

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Date: 20th December 2010
Website: http://www.folly.co.uk/news-items/radar-residency-opportunity
Location: england

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Call for residency proposals from Lancashire artists

East Lancashire, UK, February/March 2011

Deadline for Applications: Now extended to Monday 3rd January 2011 5pm GMT

Fee: £2500 GBP, plus travel expenses

Radar is an innovative programme of digital artists` residencies in public libraries across the county of Lancashire, in the North West of England.

We are currently seeking an artist who lives or works in Lancashire, or has strong Lancashire connections, to become Radar`s third artist in residence in East Lancashire, at Nelson, Brierfield and Burnley Campus libraries . Artists must be available to be in residence throughout February and March 2011.

The goal of Radar is to explore relationships between the virtual and physical cultural experiences on offer and potentially available through libraries; to consider the role of libraries as free and accessible public gateways to culture, and the implications of the evolution of digital culture on this core function. Resident artists are expected to do this through engaging collaboratively and creatively with library users and staff.

How to apply

All potential applicants should download and read the full brief, background information and application instructions (download from the folly website ´ http://www.folly.co.uk/news-items/call-residency-proposals-lancashire-artists).

For an informal discussion prior to submitting an application contact Jennifer Stoddart, folly Projects Manager on jennifer.stoddart@folly.co.uk, 01524 388550

Apply by sending a statement (no longer than two sides of A4) detailing:

Your particular areas of interest in relation to the scheme and its goals (as detailed in the brief)

A suggestion of how you would spend your time in residence, what you would expect to achieve and why

Please also include in your application:

Your CV

Examples of previous work

A completed equal opportunities monitoring form (available to download from the folly website)

Applications should be submitted by email to Oyunga Gombo-Ochir, folly Project Assistant, at oyunga.gombo-ochir@folly.co.uk

folly is committed to equal opportunities in our employment, programme and services.

Radar is a partnership between leading digital arts agency folly and the Lancashire County Library and Information Service.

Please note, folly`s offices will be closed from the 24th December till the 4th January. If you have any queries, please keep this in mind.

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LUTECIA

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Date: 19 February ´ 2 April 2011
Website: www.worksprojects.co.uk
Location: england

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Melanie Counsell has built a considerable reputation over almost 20 years for her installations and sculptural interventions that create new psychological environments through the intense manipulation of time and space, architecture and object.

LUTECIA is Melanie Counsell’s first solo exhibition in the UK for six years. During this period Counsell’s work has undergone an intense period of experimentation that has witnessed the diversification of her distinctive aesthetic to encompass abstract prints and wall paintings, evocative 16mm film and both monumental and intimate, discrete sculpture.

LUTECIA is a primordial stick – four arms, four legs, one back, no head. The structure makes a performative grasp at the limits of gallery`s display space – an intervention that bridges the space between site ´ specific intervention and expansive sculpture, between autonomous object and repeated images behind fluorescent screens.

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Call For Proposals Digital Innovation East Midlands

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Date: Deadline – Monday 17th January 2011
Website: http://www.broadway.org.uk/call_for_proposals
Location: england

Outline:

Call For Proposals

Digital Innovation East Midlands

Four £4K Digital Research Commissions

Broadway in Nottingham are pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals for a unique opportunity of four Digital Research Commissions. We are seeking proposals in the areas of digital culture and emerging artistic practices that engage technology. This innovation project is open to submissions from artists, designers and organisations based in the East Midlands region.

WHAT

We’re looking for innovative proposals for new work that reflects the current concerns for practitioners working in this area. We are keen to develop new work focused around emerging hybrid practice in digital culture and media arts. The project has been funded by Arts Council England, as part of wider investment in digital development to explore how digital media technologies are affecting the creation, distribution and consumption of the arts.

Broadway has invited associate thinkers, who are highly regarded in this field to each develop a speculative text about the possibilities for four distinct areas of current practice.

Applicants are encouraged to write their proposals in response to, but not limited to the below areas of focus:

* Co creation / Online Space

* Pervasive Gaming / Urban Screens

* Re-imaging Redundant Systems

* Live Cinema / 3D

The programme will take place across the East Midlands from February- June 2011. Running alongside the commissioned projects will be a support programme, which will include Digital Forums, Mentoring and Workshops.

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Call for Residency Proposals from Lancashire Artists

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Date: Now!
Website: http://www.folly.co.uk/news-items/call-residency-proposals-lancashire-artists
Location: england

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Call for residency proposals from Lancashire artists

East Lancashire, UK, February/March 2011

Deadline for Applications: Thursday 23rd December 2010 5pm GMT

Fee: £2500 GBP, plus travel expenses

Radar is an innovative programme of digital artists` residencies in public libraries across the county of Lancashire, in the North West of England.

We are currently seeking an artist who lives or works in Lancashire, or has strong Lancashire connections, to become Radar`s third artist in residence in East Lancashire, at Nelson, Brierfield and Burnley Campus libraries . Artists must be available to be in residence throughout February and March 2011.

The goal of Radar is to explore relationships between the virtual and physical cultural experiences on offer and potentially available through libraries; to consider the role of libraries as free and accessible public gateways to culture, and the implications of the evolution of digital culture on this core function. Resident artists are expected to do this through engaging collaboratively and creatively with library users and staff.

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platform00000010 ? an evening of new live art

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Date: 10 December 2010
Website: http://platformnortheast.org
Location: england

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platform00000010

an evening of new live art

18:00 ´ 00:00 Friday 10 December 2010

Star and Shadow, Stepney Bank, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 2NP [map: http://j.mp/i1rfYQ]

entry free to Star and Shadow members, £1 membership available on the door for non-members

Star and Shadow is fully wheelchair accessible

licensed bar

platform00000010 is the North East`s 2010 regional live art platform – the biggest regular event of its kind within 100 miles.

The event is a showcase for new work by artists working in the field of live art. This year`s 17 performances are taking place in a variety of locations within the Star and Shadow building, some are very short, some will run for the whole evening. Experience exciting, curious and unexpected acts of performance art, experimental theatre and contemporary dance, often mashed up with genre-defying skill. If you`re moved by art that moves, this is for you. We`ve programmed the event so that you will be able to see every performance should you choose to do so.

Please join us for what promises to be a great evening, featuring:

SEAN BURN

who will present a performative lecture that explores blood, ultimately asking but is blood art?

CLAIRE CUMMINS

who will bring her alter ego to life through narrative and fantasy.

BECKY EDMUNDS AND FIONA WRIGHT

who will present a small-scale, close-up video installation

KALUM FERGUS

who will present a performance which needs you to take control, you are the judge and you are the performer.

DAVID FOGGO AND KATRIN OSTLUNDH

who will create a semi-prIvate installation involving two artists, two chairs, a table and chewing gum.

LOUISE DE FROMENT

who will present an old man and old woman frantically preparing chairs for a series of invisible guests.

EDWIN LI

who anticipates that future reports may state that he attempted to build a spaceship using found materials to help the stranded Horsehead Nebula back to his rightful home.

CAROLE LUBY

who will present a tale of repressed sexual desire, aA never-before-told story of fantasy and pleasure.

SALLY MADGE

who will be reflecting the importance of exploring chance systematically.

KEVIN McPHEE

who will undertake a conversation that that alludes to an experience concerned with some form of transcendental truth.

ARNAUD MOINET

who will react `live` to a selection of pre-selected footage that is appearing beside him on a screen.

HARRIET PLEWIS

will form a resistance movement, raising heads, hands and hearts in protest.

YAZMIN ROBSON

who will test her mental and physical strength by adopting the stress position for an extended period of time.

CLAIRE ROUSELL

who be exploring rituals that may offer a way to reconnect with our relationship to the non-human world.

SURFACE AREA DANCE THEATRE IN COLLABORATION WITH BENJAMIN FREETH

who will undertake an investigation of minimal movement that is pure but also has the capacity

to reflect true emotion.

TRAINOR DANCE AND MAT FLEMING

who will present an abstract exploration of the medieval witch trials.

THOMAS WHITTLE

who will present the Mr Punch and his wife Judy reciting poetry, discussing politics, watching TV and getting horribly disemboweled by crocodiles.

more info: http://platformnortheast.org

supported by amino, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Star and Shadow, and Arts Council England Lottery Funded.

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