This is the CfP for a digital arts mini-conference to be held in
Dunedin on the 23rd and 24th of January. It is associated with
Linux Conference Australia 2006, which follows immediately after.
More info at http://halo.gen.nz/lca2006/
As well as papers and stuff, there will be a nighttime concert,
featuring musicians using Linux. If you are such a creature, and
might want to play, please write to lca-digital-arts(a)upstage.org.nz.
Appropriate forwarding is encouraged.
Call for Participation
The Linux Digital Arts Mini-Conf @ LCA2006 will be held before
linux.conf.au, Australia's national Linux conference, in January 2006
at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand.
In keeping with the developer focus of linux.conf.au, this mini-conf
will allow Linux audio, video and arts developers to meet and share
ideas, and also to discuss audio/video-related issues with the
developers of the kernel, networking and desktop systems. For all
users, this will be a great way to see and hear the variety of tools
available. Suggested topic areas include:
* Linux for Digital Audio Workstations and musical instruments
* Video for Linux
* low latency and reliable audio in the Linux kernel and userspace
* Networked & distributed audio-visual applications on Linux
* systems for connecting music, processing and control hardware
* core Linux audio subsystems: Jack, ALSA, LADSPA, etc.
* Linux media frameworks: gstreamer, vlc, xine, etc.
* software synthesis and sequencing applications
* recording, editing and mastering applications
* audio & video file formats and codecs
* streaming and network services for audio and video
* telephony and speech technologies
* multicast video conferencing on Linux
* usability of music and audio applications
* audio & video on Linux devices, e.g. mobile phones, set-top box, IPTV
* audio/video podcasting on Linux
* video editing on Linux
* Linux Radio applications
* Uses of non-standard I/O, e.g. mechanical control, blinkenlights
* Linux games
Presentations must relate to Free and open source software and/or open
If you would like to present a technical session, please mail a brief
abstract (100-300 words) to lca-digital-arts(a)upstage.org.nz by Monday,
19 December 2005.
as the subject line suggests, this is a bit off topic but ADA does seem
to be the best place to enquire.
my girlfriend and i will be travelling to Aotearoa pretty shortly and
will be bouncing around the country will there.
being very bandwidth-dependent creatures i wanted to ask: is there any
country or city-wide map/list of free wifi offerings throughout the country?
what is the legal status on running an open gateway in NZ anyway?
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off-topic but some of you probably know brad ...
>HUGE FILM AUCTION SUPPORTS FILMMAKER
> A terrific auction with one-off items donated from NZ film luminaries
>(Peter Jackson, Sam Neill, Roger Donaldson, Vincent Ward, Ian Mune) -
>as well as once-in-a-lifetime opportunities (A 20-year Film Festival
>Free Pass) - kicks off a fundraiser to help raise medical funds for
>Brad McGann, the award-winning director of the NZ box-office hit In My
> Brad was recently diagnosed with cancer, his prescribed medication is
>not publicly funded and his friends and peers are rallying around to
>try and ease intense financial pressure at what is already a very
> This is a call from his friends to all who work in the film and
>television industries and movie lovers in general to come along, sip on
>some 42BELOW cocktails, nibble the finest canapés in the land, bid like
>crazy on some brilliant auction items and then sit back and watch one
>of Brad's favourite films, Terrence Malick's mesmerising Badlands
>(1973, starring Martin Sheen and Sissey Spacek).
> Please come along and show your support.
> Ticket price: $45
> Venue: SKY CITY THEATRE
> Date: Monday 5th December
> Tickets can be purchased through TICKETEK CENTRES
> Or buy clicking on the following link Bradlands Tickets
> Running Order:
> 6.30: Arrive
> 7.00: Auction
> 8.30: Film
> Includes: A Cocktail by 42BELOW and yummy canapés.
>NB: If you are unable to attend the event but would like to make a
>donation, you may transfer funds directly into the following account:
>Brad McGann Trust
> Dominion Law Trust Account, National Bank, Newmarket Branch
> Account No. 060193 0228385 02
> Or send a cheque to:
>Brad McGann Trust
> PO Box 7015, Wellesley Street
> For more information and press liaison, contact Rebecca Russell 0211
>700 792 or email rebecca66(a)slingshot.co.nz
>AUCTION HOT LIST
> NB: You must bring a cheque book and/or Photo ID to bid on items.
> No cash/eftpos allowed.
> * This is the big one folks! The Auckland Film Festival is offering an
>exclusive festival pass valid for twenty years (that's not a typo -
>that's 20 yrs!) of free film-going
> * Two return airfares courtesy of Qantas, and two full passes to
>attend all the films at the 2006 Melbourne International Film Festival
> * Two tickets to the scorching hot premiere of King Kong in Wellywood
> * Have the spooky Hollywood Cinema all to yourself and watch a sneak
>preview of the terrifying new film The Descent - either alone (if you
>dare) or with your friends and loved ones (includes popcorn and
> * Get your 15 minutes of fame: a walk-on part as an extra on NZ's most
>popular soap, Shortland St
> * Enjoy a divine three-course dinner or lunch for four prepared in
>your home by top Auckland chef Michael Meredith (The Grove restaurant).
>The meal is to be accompanied by wines especially selected by The
>Grove's owner Michael Dearth. The Grove is consistently rated as one of
>the best and most exciting dining experiences in Auckland thanks to its
>talented young chef - and you can have him in your kitchen.
> * A colour pencil drawing by esteemed NZ artist Dame Louise Henderson
>(1902-95). Originally from Paris, Henderson emigrated to New Zealand in
>1925. She studied at the Canterbury School of Art, and her long career
>included painting and exhibiting with Rita Angus and other Canterbury
>artists of The Group (1930s). Her paintings and drawings are highly
>collectable. This is a very special anonymous donation from a fellow
> * A beautiful feather cloak as worn in the upcoming film River Queen -
>starring Kiefer Sutherland and Samantha Morton - and donated by one of
>NZ's most talented and original directors, Vincent Ward.
> * Doyle's whiskey flask as used in Vincent Ward's River Queen by
>Hollywood star Kiefer Sutherland. An antique whiskey flask - glass,
>pewter and leather. Made in England by James Dixon & Sons. Donated by
> * A case of wine from actor Sam Neill's vineyard
> * A case of 'Sleeping Dogs' wine courtesy of The World's Fastest
>Indian director Roger Donaldson
> * A leather coat with gang insignia from the box-office smash Once
>Were Warriors, generously donated by its producer Robin Scholes, for
>whom it was made especially.
> * A leather jacket designed for the hugely successful film Once Were
>Warriors and worn by the boss of the gang which Nig joins. It was also
>used in Brokenhearted, where it was worn by Lawrence Makoare. Kindly
>donated by actor/writer/director Ian Mune.
> * Hollywood comes to Auckland. Two tickets to the NZ premiere of North
>Country, with Charlize Theron in attendance. Plus a poster from the
>film, signed by Niki Caro, Charlize Theron , Woody Harrelson and Sean
> * Two double tickets to the premiere of Sione's Wedding in March - the
>new film from the Naked Samoan/bro Town boys
> * A selection of FORTY great movies from the Sony Pictures catalogue,
>including such classics as Taxi Driver and The Monty Python Set,
>Crouching Tiger, American Psycho, Lawrence of Arabia, Gandhi,
>Ghostbusters, Easy Rider, as well as the complete TV series of Seinfeld
>and NZ's own Bro'Town. Got to be the ultimate Xmas gift.
> * Sixteen cocktails at the Muscat Room, Auckland's coolest hang out.
> * Hoyts Gold Pass - free pass to see unlimited movies at any Hoyts
>cinema (excluding Queen St), valid for a year - and unlimited means
> * Rialto VIP Card: free pass for two to see unlimited films at any
>Rialto Cinema, valid for a year - and unlimited means unlimited.
> * A signed King Kong poster by Peter Jackson
> * A special gift-box containing six premium bottles of Goldwater
>Estate wine plus two tickets to the Goldwater Long Lunch, held at their
>vineyard on Waiheke Island
> * 42 Below special gift-box containing a selection of 6 bottles of:
>SOUTH, 42 Below and 42 Below flavours, and a cocktail book
> + more items will be available on the night.
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e-fluxThose involved with or attending Cultural Futures might find this of interest.
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SESSIONS eKAPA 2005
At last! An international contemporary African art conference that actually happens in Africa
CAPE launches its first biennial cycle with SESSIONS Ekapa, an international art meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa on 4-6 December 2005.
SESSIONS eKAPA 2005
4-6 December 2005
The Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town
"Mega-exhibitions from Magiciens de la Terre through to Africa Remix have certainly thrown the spotlight on African cultural practice. But after the spotlight has faded . what then?"
Susan Glanville-Zini, CAPE CEO
CAPE is a biennial cultural project that is not just another biennale. CAPE is specifically designed to confront the 'centre-first', 'fly-in-fly-out' model of previous mega-exhibitions. It is based in Cape Town and addresses the needs of its African context.
CAPE intiates its 2005/2006 cycle with SESSIONS eKAPA, an international art meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa on 4-6 December 2005. This will be followed by CAPE's 2006 manifestation, a mega-mega multidisciplinary art event, grounded in Africa and open to the world.
The theme of SESSIONS eKAPA 2005 is "Mzantsi: (Re)Locating Contemporary African Art Practice". It is devoted to conversations around art practice in the south of Africa, exploring specifically the interface between local art practices and the international art circuit.
Discussions investigate the problems and potentialities of the exhibition as art practice in Africa, alternative models of large scale curation, and 'dangerous liaisons' between artists, curators and institutions. Art and activism comes under the spotlight, as do African forums for emerging voices and new models for networking the continent.
Speakers are drawn from South Africa, Africa, and further afield; and include cultural practitioners from various disciplines, activists and thinkers from diverse networks and forums. Watch out for acclaimed theorist Achille Mbembe, writer and curator Olu Oguibe, curator, administrator and educator Gavin Jantjes, cultural provocateur Kendell Geers and artist Tracey Rose. Also in the mix are Triennal de Luanda's Fernando Alvim, Documenta 12's Ruth Noack, word bomber Lesego Rampolokeng, Pan African Circle of Artists' Chukwuezugolum Krydz Ikwuemesi and more.
In addition to panel discussions, SESSIONS eKAPA features an interactive excursion into Cape Town's public and intimate topographies. Fresh curatorial and critical voices will convene six 'minilaboratories', using site, route and experience to provoke conversations about art practice and locality.
Seats for SESSIONS eKAPA 2005 are limited. For programme and further details, visit http://www.capeafrica.org. Travel packages including accommodation are available. For more information on travelling to SESSIONS eKAPA and to register, contact the conference secretariat, Kashief Gamieldien, at kashief(a)tribalco.co.za or +27 (0) 21 697 0180.
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Foregrounding the Emergent Practise of Light informing Sound
8 - 10th December 2005 - 7 pm
Kenneth Myers Centre
10th December - 2pm
Auckland Art Gallery Auditorium
11th December - 6pm
TransAcoustic is a Festival where the centuries old desire to fuse together
sensory impressions is being given an experimental platform.
Seeking to underline the acoustic perspective in a predominately visual
culture, the Festival offers an inspiring synaesthetic experience to the
public with seminars, performances and screenings.
Visuals generated to sound is now common practise, however TransAcoustic
Festival will be exploring the unique interface that results from the
transformation of image or optical information into sound.
TransAcoustic showcases innovative Australian digital media artists Botborg,
Abject Leader and Robin Fox accompanied by some of NZ's most established and
Fresh from a European tour, Robin Fox is one of Australias most interesting
experimental music exports. His work covers the live performance of electro
acoustic music, the symbiosis of sound and light phenomena and the real-time
processing of instrumental and other electronic sources.
Abject Leader perform expanded cinema pieces for multiple 16mm projectors,
handmade film, feedback systems, incongruous foley noise, sprockets and
flicker, trumpet, and cardboard boxes!
Botborg fuse sound and vision into a self-perpetuating synaesthesia of
colour & rhythm, generated (in real time) entirely by device feedback
through electronic circuits & the performance space.
More information on these outstanding sound and light projects and artists
involved can be found at:
or contact info(a)transacoustic.org.nz for more details
THANKS TO CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND, THE COLUMBARD AND TIGER BEER.
Yep, a very friendly interface. Top
>On Nov 24, 2005, at 12:29 PM lduncalfe@e...
>just in time for the
>bits and bobs are being ironed out, some final decisions are still
>to make about the design, and a full search will be added soon after
>symposium. but please do have a tinker and place a bookmark
>because it all
>for people after the current symposium's website address
>thanks to the wonderful stella brennan for her application to
>new zealand for the website, and many thanks to creative new zealand
>recognising that a website for ada would be valuable and needed,
>also to various ada beta testers who have come up with many a
>suggestion on how to improve the site over the past
Hi, below is the webcast info for refresh.
thanks everyone for throwing your energy behind our dunedin gathering.
be great to see some reports/ discussion start up here, when we are
all home and re connected to the network!
ON LINE NOW
Web cast for Refresh! conference on new media art, science, technology
Banff New Media Institute, the Database for Virtual Art,
Leonardo/ISAST and UNESCO DigiArts collaborated to produce the first
international art history conference covering art and new media, art
and technology, art-science interaction, and the history of media as
pertinent to contemporary art. In late September, more than 200 new
media practitioners from around the world gathered at Banff New Media
Institute (BNMI) for the Refresh! Today marks the launch of an
educational resource for new media artists, researchers, historians
and students across the globe - access to the Refresh! conference on
Visit, watch and listen to discussion on the relationship between new
media and the disciplines of art history, anthropology, computing
sciences, media studies, and other intercultural contexts.
ive been following the discussion but haven't pitched in as yet.
so I'm introducing my multifunction self , as well all tend to be in the
I'm an artist writer and curator
and the person who started the -empyre- list
and also recently appointed as director of ANAT
Networks, distributed and and multi-user environments are my passion.. So
I'm looking forward to being in Dunedin tomorrow to intersect with the ada
network and see what evolves.
On 24/11/05 9:30 AM, "ada_list-request(a)list.waikato.ac.nz"
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> 1. Introducing SCANZ (Clothieri)
> 2. SCANZ public spaces (Trudy Lane)
> 3. emerge :?: puredata (Chris Meech)
> Message: 1
> Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 12:36:42 +1300
> From: Clothieri <I.Clothier(a)witt.ac.nz>
> Subject: [Ada_list] Introducing SCANZ
> To: Aotearoa Digital Arts <ada_list(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
> Message-ID: <BFAA12DA.6254%I.Clothier(a)witt.ac.nz>
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> Hi ADA list members,
> Prior to Emerge I just wanted to introduce SCANZ, which will happen between
> the 3rd and 16th of July 2006. Our hope is that this is the first of a two
> yearly event, although the form, shape and location of further events is
> under discussion.
> SCANZ in 2006 is a two week residency and workshop. It is an exercise in
> creative and professional development. We are looking at approximately 10
> international and 10 Aotearoa artists/producers/creatives being involved.
> The second and final call for projects has been made and these are due a few
> weeks after Emerge.
> Importantly for SCANZ and ADA, the intention is to host the ADA symposium
> next year on the 15th and 16th of July (the last weekend of SCANZ) in New
> Plymouth. Trudy Lane will be presenting at Emerge on SCANZ, and we are
> interested in everybody's feedback about our intention for SCANZ and ADA to
> effectively merge. We are anticipating no boundaries between the two events
> on that weekend. The issues of communications, access and archiving will
> also be addressed and perhaps SCANZ could be used as some form of pilot or
> testing of strategy? The other main issue is one of organisation: how will
> next year's symposium be organised?
> In regard to SCANZ, we are aiming to fund raise travel, accommodation and
> food costs. In the spirit of openness and collectivity, we want inform
> everyone that to date travel costs have been covered by a grant from
> Creative NZ. We have some funds from the Western Institute of Technology at
> Taranaki (WITT) which means either half the accommodation or half the food
> is covered at this point. WITT is also major sponsor of equipment, space and
> other resources. Further applications are pending.
> Project strands involve Connection/Disconnection and Environmental Response.
> Please visit the web page for further information:
> SCANZ stands for Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand. During ISEA symposia,
> it was realised that often the very good exchanges occurred in the informal
> sections of the conference, so Polar Circuit was created to foster
> collaboration, exchange, and translocality in a collegial environment. Solar
> Circuits were hosted in Australia, the last one being in 2002 in Tasmania.
> At ISEA 2004 the notion of hosting a Solar Circuit in Taranaki was floated
> and several board members of ISEA were on the Development Team which scoped
> the event.
> Major project partners are WITT, the Govett-Brewster, MiC and the National
> Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland.
> Representatives of these organisations, along with independent producer
> Trudy Lane sit on the Project Team. A WITT facilitation committee of eight
> staff have volunteered to assist.
> While not everyone will be able to make it to the residency, we are hopeful
> many will be able to make it to the 2006 ADA symposium. Unfortunately I
> can't make it to Emerge, but will be very keen to hear what occurred and
> where discussions of emergence went. This is a great time for technology
> based practice in Aotearoa New Zealand, and our hope is that SCANZ picks up
> and gives some kind of form to the diverse energies within and around
> practice here and internationally.
> Ian M Clothier
> SCANZ Project Team
> Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand July 3-16 2006
> Fax 0064 6 757 3232
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> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 14:49:21 +1300
> From: Trudy Lane <trudy(a)phosphor.co.nz>
> Subject: [Ada_list] SCANZ public spaces
> To: Aotearoa Digital Arts <ada_list(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
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> Hello All,
> OK so I am pitching in with further thoughts on some of the main things
> that we would like to get some feedback on while at Emerge.
> With such a gathering of new media artists & cultural producers, both
> for the residency and for the ADA symposium, there is clearly an
> opportunity for a rich exchange of ideas, the extension of professional
> networks, and the opportunity for the development of work. We are
> looking at two main aspects for how this could be facilitated in a way
> that will make these opportunities open to anybody that chooses to join
> the discussion.
> During the two weeks of residency in NP we would like to create an
> environment which continues and develops from the format of re:mote
> with it's use of the various communication softwares such as skype and
> ichat to create a translocal effect, and bring in those wider networks
> for possible performances, presentations, and general discussion and
> playful interaction. We are working with adam hyde on ideas for this
> and are looking for additional funds to help make these developments
> possible. What technologies are used and how is still in formulation,
> but we will be looking to invite and welcome your input on this.
> Long preceding these two weeks though, we would like to build a
> collegial and open atmosphere via some form of shared online space. So
> a time and space for artist introductions and possibly interviews,
> presentation & discussion of projects in formulation (as decided by the
> artist/s), topical discussions, invited guest experts on local issues
> as they arise, etc.
> There are several technical options for how to go about this, including
> video or audio blogs, a wiki, a mailing list with multimedia
> capabilities, a website with artist interviews, capturing & posting
> skype sessions, etc. However it is important to us that the final
> approach chosen is simple to implement and use, can handle a variety of
> media, can involve as many people as wish to participate and robust (&
> standards-compatible) enough to serve as a longer-term record of what
> took place.
> At Emerge, I will give a general introduction to SCANZ, what it is,
> where it has come from, and some idea of where it is going currently,
> and then I would like to dive into discussing some of these options for
> interactions, what might be some topical structures & timing for the
> exchange that seem most appropriate, and how it might be interesting to
> coordinate these with the 2006 ADA symposium. I'll then endeavor to
> summarize those thoughts and post them back to the list for wider
> It is indeed an interesting time for digital media practice and
> cultural dialogue in Aotearoa and I look forward to the discussions of
> the coming weekend.
> // Trudy Lane
> SCANZ Project Team
> Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand July 3-16 2006
> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 17:06:29 +1300
> From: Chris Meech <chris.meech(a)library.otago.ac.nz>
> Subject: [Ada_list] emerge :?: puredata
> To: ada_list(a)list.waikato.ac.nz
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> I am tinkering with the software Pd, Puredata, and was wondering if anyone
> who was coming to emerge could demo/show some tricks?
> Christopher Meech
> University of Otago Central Librar
> 65 Albany St, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9001
> 64 03 479 8376
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