Mapping Festival - Genève
26.04.2007 - 13.05.2007
Le Mapping Festival, à Genève, s’est donné pour mission de présenter et de promouvoir le VJing, un moyen d’expression contemporain en plein essor, au sein duquel convergent des domaines aussi divers que l’architecture, le graphisme, le clubbing et la vidéo d’art.
Horizon-scanners believe robots could be demanding rights within 50 years.
With artificial intelligence promising so much – and our lives already dependent on technology – now is the time to start asking: how could we share our society with intelligent machines?
Event organised by:The Science Museum
at DANA centre UK
- Brainy Brave New World
- Coming up in May is the three day Takeaway Festival. Discover digital artists, discuss a DIY future, create content, real-time musical composition and much more
June, 3 - 7, 2007, The Residency Center for Artists in Aizpute, Latvia
"We are looking for applications by e-mail till 15th of April, 2007.
We are inviting artists, activists, phylosophers, sociologists, theoreticians and scientists to participate in the common creative weekly meeting - to express the ideas, present works, realised projects and make new on the following keynotes:
- Technologies and human desire to trick them/to pass over sage. About superstition of modern humans, where nowadays technologies rub along with mythological perception. Technological and mythological connections in the ideas, researches and art works.
- Militar and electromagnetic myths. Myths about spying technologies. In the framework of the workshop the working group conducted by Spectral Investigations Collective (France) together with artists, researchers, sociologists, philosophers and scientists will investigate the connection
between history and mythology of military sciences, in relation to territory of Latvia.
The workshop is a part of The 9th International Festival for New Media Culture "ART+COMMUNICATION 2007. SPECTRAL ECOLOGY"
- Myths of public space, maintained by technologies. How society perceive technologies? Whether and what kind of myths are arising concerning comprehensions of technologies? Myth about the invaluable role of information nowedays and parasiting, based on glorification of information technologies. Absurd myths in public space - tv churchies, virtual churchies etc.
- Contemporary art, media art, based on myths and interpretations.
The theme of 2nd Creative Summer Camp is "Technology myths" - interpretations and myths about the development, use and facilities of technologies and its' place in the life of modern human and society. Myth - lies, fantasy or subjective reality? Taking into consideration that myth has been arised from human imaginations or singularity of perception about things. Interpretations about things and occurencies could vary into countless and inconceivable directions ..."
SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES SUMMIT
10-12 May 2007
The 'ideas strand' of the Futuresonic festival, the Social Technologies Summit, brings together leading figures to explore "a whole new way of doing things in the air".
In 2007 the Summit returns with a programme that is stronger than ever before, with leading figures from around the world converging on Manchester for the USE YOUR IMAGINATION one-day event; the ENVIRONMENT 2.0 talks and presentations exploring the sustainability of future arts and technologies; and the FREE STUDIO session introducing the leading figures in the grass roots open source movement that is sweeping across Brazil like wild fire and captivating the world's imagination.
USE YOUR IMAGINATION
A part of the Social Technologies Summit
A man falls in slow motion from a high building. Upon impact the concrete paving gives way and ripples in concentric waves as it absorbs the energy of his fall. There is an idea out there that the world is not solid any more. Now that everyone can speak to anyone while on the move or open a web page from anywhere, the ground beneath our feet is no longer hard, but 'soft', as in 'software'.
We live in an age when the future of the next few hundred years is being written. Just as the printing press and the steam engine changed history, so the decisions made now about the design of the technologies we use will shape our lives tomorrow.
It is not just scientists who are engineering this future, but artists and DIY technologists also. And we are now at a moment when these ideas are breaking out of small labs and art events. The key creative from Saatchi & Saatchi behind the celebrated T Mobile adverts featuring 'soft' urban scenes which brilliantly capture these concepts will participate alongside figures from art and engineering.
Leading figures from around the world are converging on Manchester for Use Your Imagination, a one day event presented by a major new research institute called Imagination@Lancaster. This unique event begins with the idea that it is for everyone, and with the goal of 'open sourcing' some of the technologies and concepts that are reshaping our lives today.
Followed by a participatory workshop which aims to enable you to find your future art/technology partner, plus Manchester's first DORKBOT, an open event for people doing strange things with technology.
A part of the Social Technologies Summit
There is today a grass roots open source movement that is sweeping across Brazil like wild fire and captivating the world's imagination.
A high profile session coinciding with the initiation of a local Estudio Livre (Free Studio) in Manchester, based on the Brazilian model, will be headed by Claudio Prado.
Claudio Prado (Brazil), 63 is the leading figure in the Brazilian movement. He was deeply involved in the countercultural movement in 1960's London - he was one of the organizers of the first Glastonbury Festival, and was involved in the launch of the International Times and of the first format of Time Out. In London he met the musician Gilberto Gil, now Culture Minister of Brazil, with whom he has had a lifetime friendship.
Claudio is now in a unique position, working in a very new frontier between government and media activists running the Digital Culture Department of the Ministry of Culture of Brazil. He is the man responsible for Brazil's involvement in international discussions around digital and open source culture, and all its consequences in IP regulations, cultural production and identity, creative economy and so on. He is also responsible for putting all these concepts into practice, through the Pontos de Cultura project - 600 grassroots cultural centers spread all around the country that receive a digital multimedia production infrastructure and take part in a series of meetings and workshops regarding free and open source software for multimedia production, open licensing, gift economy and similar subjects.
Claudio will be joined by joined by Cristiano Scabello, a walking collision of Brazilian dub sound system and open source activist, plus leading open source activists from the UK such as James Wallbank (founder of Access Space), and Dave Carter (Head of Manchester Digital Development Agency).
Followed by a Manchester Free Studio workshop, focusing on the initiation of a local Estudio Livre (Free Studio) in Manchester, based on the Brazilian model.
A part of the Social Technologies Summit
Environment 2.0 is a new international initiative seeking to explore the sustainability of future arts and technologies. It is a part of a 3 year project by Futuresonic seeking to minimise the environmental impact of the Futuresonic festival and also to explore broader issues connecting Futuresonic's interest in mobile and social technologies with the new urgency surrounding climate change.
In Environment 2.0 two worlds collide. When the environment is mapped, tagged and digitised it becomes navigable, computable and manipulable. How can this approach to environment, one which is iconic for our times, be reconciled with the need to address climate change? How can we, for example, provide mobile devices with new "super-senses" and abilities by enabling a wide range of physical sensors to be easily attached and used by anyone, especially non-experts. Do such technologies offer new opportunities, or do they distract from hard choices?
How green is the internet? An email has been circulating about the carbon footprint of avatars in the Second Life virtual world. Leading environment advocates will unpick such half truths, and outline some of the ways people can work together to address climate change.
Followed by a network meeting for Environment 2.0.
As the main conference strand of the Futuresonic festival, the Social Technologies Summit will also host discussions of the festival's artistic themes. In 2007 this will involve a talks and presentations as a part of Futurevisual, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of seminal multi-media events that took place in the halcyon year of 1967, and brings together legendary figures from the 1960s with some of the most cutting-edge AV artists working in the world today.
For an overview of the Futuresonic 2007 festival programme
NEW MEDIA: WHEN New Media: Who, What, Where, When and Why is a five-part exhibition that samples and contextualizes technology-based artwork.
New Media: When focuses on the temporal aspects of digital art, the concept that an artwork can change intrinsically over time and that perception of time within an artwork is subjective and variable and features the work of Char Davies, LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus), Marshall Reese and Nora Ligorano and Brooke Singer.
Curated by Jacqueline Shilkoff, Assistant Curator,
New Media: Who, What, Where, When and Why is a five-part exhibition that samples and contextualizes technology-based artwork.