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by bloc – Augment it Yourself (AiY): Call for Proposals

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Key Words: Net Art, Do it Yourself*, Augmented Reality, Hybrid, Web, App

Deadline: July 1, 2014 :: Commission Amount: $6,000 :: Commission Date: July 2015

“Perception, in whatever sensory modality, is the result of the brain’s viagra online cartographic skill.” Antonio Dimasio

New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (NRPA) invites you to propose a hybrid net art project for “ – Augment it Yourself (AiY).” Projects must use both the World Wide Web and a physical site.

…. The behavior of all particles is contingent on the presence of a conscious observer.
…. Our internal and external perceptions are inextricably connected.
…. Reality is the perpetual enfolding/unfolding of autopoiesis (self-making), in relationship to others and our environment.

Augmented Reality (AR) is a real-time experience of a real-world environment whose elements are augmented by computer-generated sensory input — such as video, graphics or sound — and mapped to GPS coordinates. Thus, after downloading an AR ‘app’ to a smartphone and going to the specified location, users are able to experience intertwined realities.

While AR refers to the technologies that make these experiences possible, we are interested in how we have always augmented our realities — with our brains and other reality-mediating technologies — modifying and/or enhancing reality by layering memories on real-time perceptions, for instance. How will your project contribute to perception, memory, and the creation of the autobiographical self?

Required: Proposal (max 500 words), Biography (max 300 words), and URLS of past work.

Email them to with the Subject: – AiY Proposal.

*Do it Yourself (DiY) empowers individuals to make things without the aid of “experts” or professionals; it is an alternative to consumer culture’s emphasis on relying on others to satisfy ones needs.

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New Computing Technologies Wales workshop on Unmanned Vehicles

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As part of the NCT Wales programme buy viagra online cheap (, the Computer Science
department is organising a one day workshop on Unmanned Vehicles, to be
held on 19th May. The aim is to discuss potential collaborations between
academic and industrialists with a view of putting forward grant

If you are interested in participating, whether as a contributor to the
lightning talks and poster session or only to see what is going on and
discuss potential projects, you are welcome to attend. The event is free
of charge.

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