"LIFT is a community of observers, explorers, and builders who gather to discuss the current challenges and creative solutions presented by emerging technologies. LIFT helps people to accelerate their thinking, their conversations with others and their projects. Next event: LIFT08 conference in Geneva"
ETech 2008: Home — O'Reilly Conferences
"How does technology help you perceive things that you never noticed before? How does it help you be found, or draw attention to issues, objects, ideas, and projects that are important, no matter their size or location?
At the 2008 version of ETech, the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, we'll take a wide-eyed look at the brand new tech that's tweaking how we are seen as individuals, how we choose to channel and divert our energy and attention, and what influences our perspective on the world around us:
Body Hacking. Genomics Hacking. Brain Hacking. Sex hacking. Food hacking. iPhone hacking.
If you can't open it, you don't own it. Take over the everyday aspects of your life and take your senses to the next level.
DIY Aerial Drones. DIY Talking Things. DIY Spectrum. DIY Apocalypse Survival.
As technology becomes more accessible you'll get to do it all on your own. Self-empowerment starts here.
Emerging Tech of India, Cuba, and Africa. International Political Dissidents.
Different environments incubate new ideas and technologies. What these societies bring out will shake up your cultural assumptions and provide a wider world view.
Visualize Data and Crowds. Ambient Data Streaming.
Dynamic systems require new methods of data capture and interaction. Open a window on the methods experts use to interpret and harness"
Nime 2008, 8th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression:
"8th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, 5 - 7 June 2008, Casa Paganini - InfoMus Lab, DIST, Università degli Studi di Genova.
In collaboration with Regione Liguria, Comune di Genova - Ufficio Paganiniano, Conservatorio di Musica 'Niccolò Paganini', GOG - Giovine Orchestra Genovese, Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti.
This year, the conference is hosted at Genova from June 5 to 7. The conference consists of a three full-day event where research papers, demos, and performances will be presented on the state-of-the-art concerning new interfaces for musical expression. There will be one day of workshops before and after the main conference, as well providing focus on special areas close to the NIME community."
VJ Contest of the 18th International Videofestival in Bochum, Germany, takes place from 29. - 31. Mai 2008
The deadline for the VJ-set entries is the 3rd of February.
In its first year, the Contest started as an experiment, created to give the expanding art of VJing a stage to prove its artistic significance. Meanwhile, the contest has become one of the major parts of the Videofestival and is established as equivalent to the main International Video Competition.
For the entry form and our address go to www.videofestival.org.
Archives & Museum Informatics: Conferences: Museums and the Web:
"MW has been held every spring since 1997.
Full programs and full papers from past conferences are still on-line. Follow the links below to review the development of the Web in cultural heritage.
2008 Museums and the Web
April 8-12, 2008 in Montréal, Québec, Canada
at the Hilton Bonaventure
Save the Date.
2009 April 14-18, 2009 in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
at the Hyatt Regency - Save the Date.
2010 April 13-17, 2010 in Denver, Colorado, USA
at the Grand Hyatt - Save the Date.
2007 April 11-14, 2007 in San Francisco, California, USA
at the Westin St. Francis
* view Conference Proceedings available
First Call For Extended Abstracts And Call For Proposals
Monday, 24 September 2007
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE, GLOBAL APPLICATIONS
Many of technological and ergonomic advancements originate from the West, generally from countries in North America and developed nations of Europe. Many of these technologies were imported by developing nations, such as those in Asia and Africa.
IAMAS in Tokyo:
"Akitsugu Maebayashi (Artist)
Presents works as a medium for hands-on experience with a focus on sound and hearing as a contact point between environment and body, primarily in works such as Audible Distance, Sonic Interface, [I/O] distant place."
IAMAS conducts an Artist-in-Residence invitational program to support new and creative activities wherein scientific knowledge and artistic sensibility are aesthetically combined.
Term of Invitation and Number of Invitees Term: 6 month period between May 1. 2008 and March 31. 2009 - 1 person
Last IAMAS Artist-in-Residence
Jasper van den Brink - Netherlands - http://www.park.nl/jasper/
Saso Sedlacek - Slovenia - http://www.sasosedlacek.com/
Shiho Fukuhara - Japan - http://www.biopresence.com/
Dane Watkins - Australia - http://www.eatmydata.co.uk/
Tina Gonsalves - Australia http://www.tinagonsalves.com/
Chanda Mwenya Zambia http://www.n-log.de/Chanda/
Communication Arts: Magazine:
"Deadline: January 11, 2008.
Enter the most prestigious design competition for interactive media, the 14th annual Communication Arts Interactive Design Competition. Any interactive project created for digital distribution on the World Wide Web, CD-ROM, interactive kiosk or handheld device is eligible."
V I D E O E X - F E S T I V A L:
23.- 31. Mai 2008
Film & Video Festival Zurich Switzerland
The Festival will present :International Competition;Swiss Competition;
Guest City London; Expanded Cinema Liveacts and more.
Videoex , international experimental film and video festival, is a place of exchange between filmmakers and the audience. The festival is constantly trying to examine the perception of images, different aestethic strategies, new ways of using technology in experimental film and video works and serves as a get-together for experimental film makers and video artist.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
VIDEOEX invites you to submit your work for the international & swiss competition
(entry deadline 2 February 2008)."
CHI 2008 - art.science.balance
"CHI 2008 focuses on the balance between art and science, design and research, practical motivation and the process that leads the way to innovative excellence. It is about balance in our rapidly evolving field, the balance between individuals and groups, collocated and remote, stationary and mobile, in both our local and global communities.
CHI 2008 will be held in Florence, Italy, birthplace of the Renaissance, and home to great artists and scientists. This is the city of Leonardo Da Vinci, who spoke of balance in saying “where the spirit does not work with the hand, there is no art.”"
tm08 / Transmediale /
Festival Dates 2008
Festival 30 Jan - 3 Feb 2008
Opening 29 Jan 2008
Award Ceremony 2 Feb 2008
Exhibition 30 Jan - 24 Feb 2008
Stephen Kovats is the new artistic director of transmediale. The Canadian architect was until recently chief curator and programme developer at ‘V2_Institute for the Unstable Media’ in Rotterdam.
THE HEART IS A LONELY HUNTER
Artists: Shauna Born, Fanny Bostrom, Paul Brainard, Maureen Cavanuagh, Orly Cogan, Jan Dunning, Juno Doran, Brad Kahlhamer, Carol "Riot" Kane, Kris Knight, Kate Kretz, Jason Cole Mager, Ryan McClennan, Sean McDevitt, Emily Roz, and Jeff Wyckoff.
BioText: Project Homepage:
BioText Project awarded $840,000 from the National Science Foundation.
"New methods and tools are needed to improve how bioscience researchers search for and synthesize information from textual descriptions of bioscience research. We are building a flexible, efficient, platform-independent database system infrastructure specifically geared towards supporting the advanced and particular search needs of bioscience researchers."
PoliticsOnline - News, Tools & Strategies:
"PoliticsOnline and the World E-Gov Forum are proud to announce the Top 10 Who Are Changing the World of Internet and Politics 2007 .
For the seventh year in a row, PoliticsOnline subscribers and visitors from around the world have voted to select the top 10 individuals, organizations and companies having the greatest impact on the way the Internet is changing politics."
„Digitale Geschichten - Interaktive Räume - Intelligente Objekte”
Eingereicht werden können: digitale, nichtlineare, interaktive Geschichten, die im Web oder im urbanen Raum erzählt werden - als Installation, Objekt oder als Bild-Ton-Relationen.
For the Media: SIGGRAPH 2008 | News Releases:
"Jacquelyn Martino, a renowned researcher and graduate from MIT, was recently selected to chair SIGGRAPH 2008 - computer graphics' most respected technical and creative program, and the world's largest exhibition focusing on research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and the web."
"ACM SIGGRAPH announced the return of FJORG! - the International Animation Contest at the upcoming SIGGRAPH conference in 2008. FJORG!, is an "iron animator" event in which 16 competing teams from around the world have 32 hours to create the most impressive character-driven animation of at least 15 seconds in length adhering to at least one of two themes and using at least one of 16 sound bites."
Liam Gillick’s exhibition at Witte de With is the starting point of a year-long, mid-career retrospective which is also a collaboration between four international art institutions. It comprises a solo exhibition by Gillick at Kunsthalle Zürich, running parallel to his show here at Witte de With; a “scenario” to be held in June 2008 at Kunstverein München; and a retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago in January 2009. Three perspectives and a short scenario will be a continuous investigation into Gillick’s practice and an in-depth study of his work to date, adopting a different form at each “station”.
The first station of the project will take place at Witte de With and will consist of three inter-related levels:
an architectural intervention
a documentary film
the “institutional space”
A critical reader, designed by Liam Gillick and documenting the year-long exhibition project, will be published in January 2009, on the occasion of Gillick’s exhibition in Chicago.
The exhibition at Witte de With is curated by Nicolaus Schafhausen, Zoë Gray and Sophie von Olfers.
Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Exhibition: January 26 – March 30 2008
Scenario: June 2008
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
Exhibition: January 2009
The exhibition is supported by:
The Henry Moore Foundation
With special thanks to:
Casey Kaplan, New York
Esther Schipper, Berlin
Eva Presenhuber, Zurich
Air de Paris, Paris
Corvi Mora, London
Micheline Szwajcer, Antwerp
Mayer Kainer, Vienna
37th IFFR focuses in Free Radicals
"The 37th edition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (23 January to 3 February 2008) is being realised under the leadership of director Rutger Wolfson after the departure of Sandra den Hamer.
He is focusing on Free Radicals : film makers and artists who idiosyncratically and energetically follow their own course. In this context, film maker Robert Breer and artist Cameron Jamie are being honoured with Focus programmes. In addition, the festival is paying special attention to one-off film screenings."
FREE RADICALS is also the title of a short film by the New Zealander Len Lye. In 1958, he set to work on a strip of unexposed film with needles, arrowheads and saw blades. The result is an experimental film that has remained emblematic for a recent generation of film makers.
Los artistas que estarán presentes son:
• Toshiro Yamaguchi(pintor) JAPÓN
• Poldo Cebrián(fotógrafo) JAPÓN
• Shinya Sakurai(pintor) JAPÓN • Paco Curbelo(escultor) LANZAROTE
• Rufina Santana(pintora) LANZAROTE
• Haruko Cho(escultora) JAPÓN
• Norihiko Saburi(pintor) JAPÓN
Este primer simposio está dedicado a Japón, y se llevará a cabo del 4 al 7 de Enero en LA CAJA BLANCA