So this one is really boring. I mean, "Creative New Zealand Strategic
Plan" -- any one of these words would send you to sleep by itself. I
won't be surprised if no-one answers. Here's the link
but don't look. It's boring. It is better that we have an uninformed
and interesting debate. Supposing we did submit something, what should
The obvious and expected tactic would be to notify them of our
unrecognised brilliance and diversity, of the exceptional art
experiences that we offer New Zealand and International Audiences, of
the warm glow they will feel from seeing our well-funded, important,
edgy work rise up on the world stage and represent the wise, culturally
aware, courageous CNZ. But we will be cunning, and carefully frame it
in such a way that we don't look like greedy sycophants. We don't like
money, but we will accept it for the good of the nation. We will also
not mention that they are funding our rivals to make crap, nor that they
are a bunch of conservative retards, nor anything else at all that might
sound disparaging of bureaucrats or strategic plans.
That would be expected, and it would probably be wise. Perhaps
accurate. But it also sets up the temptation to do the opposite, to
scream and yell, and let them know that they have no idea about
anything. They are at best irrelevant, we'd say. They should disband
and give the money back to the paupers who bought lotto tickets.
Then, of course, there's an expanse of middle ground, where we outline
the areas about which they have no clue, and try to tell them how they
could do better. Most likely they would like to. Which brings us back
to: what should they do, actually?
Personally, I have few ideas at the moment. That's mainly because it is
one in the morning, but also because I haven't had much to do with them
for a while. The paperwork is not worth it for the piddly amounts I
apply for: I do better just getting a job for the days that I would
spend writing proposals and aquittals, and I don't get bound up in the
kinds of idiotic commitments I put in funding proposals, nor do I have
to wait at the letterbox to know what I'll be doing over the next six
months. But you lot will have ideas.
hi! im moving to athens/greece (not US!) is a month and just thought i'd
probe the list for knowledge on the city?!?!?????????????????
gig ops.... bars..... anything.... studios.... people.... galleries....
also any knowledge on other places like thessaloniki etc would be cool too
' V ' ' '
The live online performance "The Dish" will be performed at the opening
of the NEW TECHNOLOGIES 09 exhibition at the Gallery of Contemporary
Art, Pančevo, Serbia, at 7.30pm (local time) on 29 December; this
equates to 7.30am on 30 December in New Zealand (find your local time
There will be a live link to the stage at http://www.upstage.org.nz
about half an hour before the performance starts.
"The Dish" is created and performed by Katarina Djordjevic Urosevic &
Jelena Lalic, and was first performed as part of the 090909 UpStage
Festival on 9 September 2009. For more information about UpStage and the
festival, including a showreel of excerpts from performances, please
We are currently raising funds for a new server for UpStage, and so far
we have almost half of what we need, which is great - thanks very much
to everyone who has already donated! If you haven't donated, please
consider it; every little bit helps! http://upstage.org.nz/blog/?p=698
helen : )
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
Tired of your Social Network?
Liberate yourself and your 'friends' with a web2.0 suicide!
The Web2.0 Suicide Machine lets you effectively delete all your energy
sucking social-networking profiles, kill your fake virtual friends, and
completely do away with your web2.0 alterego. The machine is developed
the moddr_lab at WORM (Rotterdam), and serves as a metaphor for the
http://suicidemachine.org website which moddr_ hosts; the belly of the
beast where the web2.0 suicide-scripts are maintained...
Our services currently run with Facebook.com, Myspace.com and
simply enter your username and password for the required service, and
machine will systematically login to your account, change your profile
picture, and then one by one delete all of your friends.
For more specific information on the Web2.0 Suicide Machine please
look at the videotour and FAQ on http://suicidemachine.org
'unfriending' has never been this easy,
The fourth UpStage festival of cyberformance (live online performance)
will be held on 101010 (10 October 2010). The call is now open for
The 101010 Upstage Festival aims to create a participatory space for
collaboration, creation, and for the presentation of current
cyberformance. The festival provides a platform (and shares the
technichal expertise) to enable artists to experiment with the new
medium, and to have their work seen alongside performances by
internationally renowned practitioners - in a celebration of the
evolution and diversity of cyberformance practices.
To submit a proposal, email the following information to
* working title of your cyberformance and 3-4 sentences about it;
* names and locations of people involved;
* brief background/bios (not more than 300 words each);
* preferred time(s), in your local time, for presentation on 101010;
* contact email and postal address.
Performances can be on any theme or topic; the only rules are it must be
no longer than 20 minutes, and must be created and performed in UpStage
(for information about past festivals and performances, see the links at
*The deadline for proposals is 31 March 2010*; the preliminary selection
will be made by 30 April, with the public announcement of the selected
performances on 1 September 2010.
The festival will take place online in UpStage on 101010, with RL (’real
life’) access nodes at locations around the world. If you are interested
in hosting a RL access node, please contact us for further information
and technical requirements.
Participating artists will be listed and acknowledged on the UpStage web
site. We will endeavour to record all the performances and provide
participating artists with copies for documentation, however this is
dependent on volunteer resources (if you can help with this aspect of
the festival, please contact us).
UpStage is an open source venue for web-based performance and is
licensed under the Creative Commons and GPL. All copyright of artworks
remains with the artists; we encourage artists to use Creative Commons.
For information and documentation about previous festivals and
performances, visit http://www.upstage.org.nz.
If you have any questions, please email info(a)upstage.org.nz. We look
forward to receiving your proposals!
Helen Varley Jamieson, Vicki Smith and Dan Untitled
helen varley jamieson: creative catalyst
Announcement: Symposium: Cinema in the Digital Age, Film Programme, Victoria
University of Wellington
CINEMA IN THE DIGITAL AGE
One-day symposium presented by the Film Programme, School of English, Film,
Theatre, and Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington
Thursday 11th February 2010 (free event)
The symposium will gather scholars and practitioners interested in the
expanded nature and new potential and possibilities of cinema in the digital
age. The intention will be to explore theoretical and creative impulses,
new questions and dilemmas, and new modes and sites of production and
reception created by the transformation of digital film and cinema. The day
will involve presentations by the New Zealand Film Archive, and Weta
Digital, and there will be a panel session devoted to the ODigital Woman¹.
The keynote speaker for the symposium is Professor Sean Cubitt, Director of
the Media and Communications Program, the University of Melbourne.
Confirmed Speakers include:
Dr Catherine Fowler (University of Otago)
Jamie Lean (New Zealand Film Archive)
Dr Tim Groves (Film Programme, Victoria University of Wellington)
Dr. Leon Gurevitch (The School of Architecture and Design, Victoria
University of Wellington)
For the full details including the programme and RSVP details, visit OCinema
in the Digital Age¹ at
the 18th December 2009.
If you want to revisit the success that was Super Human, or if you were unable to join us and are curious, please visit http://www.flickr.com/photos/anat_flickr/sets/72157622964520282/
Podcasts of keynote and paper presentations from the Symposium will be available for download shortly.
A "super" big thanks to all who helped make the events such a great success!
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Festival I'm organising next year in March - thought I'd see if you any of
you were interested....
PROCESS Festival Berlin is now accepting proposals for performances and
new-media work, to be shown at our 2 day festival on March 19 + 20, 2010.
The Festival seeks to highlight new and compelling work in the field of
generative or process music - focusing on sound pieces which are inspired by
or emulate algorithms, biology, or other defined systems.
>From scores generated from nature (Mamoru Fujieda's "Patterns of Plants") or
mathematics (John Cage's "Sonatas and Interludes"), to interactives which
allow users to create music (Brian Eno's Bloom for iPhone) or a system as
simple as 2 tape recorders ("It's Gonna Rain" by Steve Reich), this space
has enjoyed a compelling history.
As well as the traditional execution of code outputting music, we're also
interested in projects which expand the definition or approach to this
field. This could, for example, including hardware-based projects like
custom instruments, more lo-fi, organic systems, or hybrids such as a string
quartet playing a generative score.
Web-based new-media projects will be shown onsite via a Macbook with
wireless connection, as well as linked via the festival website.
Performances should be between 20 and 40 minutes long, to allow a diverse
selection of pieces over the festival period.
We're unable to offer artist compensation or provide travel costs to the
event, although composers outside of the Berlin area are encouraged to
partner with local artists to perform works. Please contact us if you're
interested in this avenue.
Please e-mail us <luke.munn(a)gmail.com> with your name, short bio, contact
details, type of work and a description of your project.
Begin forwarded message:
> Subject: [Bl] Fwd: Call for Applications Residence Programme 2010
> as good as it gets.
>> Von: "Edith-Russ-Haus" <Info(a)edith-russ-haus.de>
>> Datum: 11. Dezember 2009 11:26:09 GMT+01:00
>> An: "Edith-Russ-Haus" <Info(a)edith-russ-haus.de>
>> Betreff: [rohrpost] Ausschreibung Stipendien 2010 / Call for Applications Residence Programme 2010
>> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
>> The Foundation of Lower Saxony Media Artist in Residence Programme
>> at the Edith-Russ-Site for Media Art Oldenburg
>> Please pass this information on to anyone who might be interested.
>> The Foundation of Lower Saxony will award three six-months work
>> stipends (10.000 € each) from July to December 2010 at the
>> Edith-Russ-Site for Media Art in Oldenburg. The announcement is
>> addressed to artists working in New Media. There are no age limitations.
>> Submitted project proposals will be reviewed by an international jury. A
>> minimum residency of one month is required. The artists will be
>> integrated into the institution*s activities.
>> APPLICATIONS HAVE TO BE MADE ONLINE.
>> THE PRINTED AND SIGNED APPLICATION FORM HAS TO BE SEND VIA POSTAL
>> DEADLINE FEBRUARY 28, 2010 (date of postmark).
>> for the completed, signed application.
>> IMPORTANT! INFORMATION AND APPLICATION:
>> The artists who have previously received stipends:
>> 2009 - Jana Linke (D), REINIGUNGSGESELLSCHAFT (D/UA), Sine Wave
>> Orchestra (JP)
>> 2008 - Petko Dourmana (BGR), Kristin Lucas (USA), Cornelia Sollfrank
>> 2007 - Jens Brand (D), Ellen Fellmann (D), Eddo Stern (USA/IL)
>> 2006 - Annina Rüst (CH), Corinna Schnitt (D), ubermorgen.com (CH/A)
>> 2005 - Amie Siegel
>> 2004 - Minerva Cuevas (MEX), Calin Dan (RO/NL), Martine Neddam (F/NL)
>> 2003 - Dave Allen (GB/D), Bernadette Corporation (USA/D), Naomi
>> Ben-Shahar (ISR/USA).
>> 2002 - Johan Grimonprez (B), Dagmar Keller/Martin Wittwer (D/CH),
>> Florian Zeyfang (D)
>> Please send applications to:
>> Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst
>> Edith Russ Site for Media Art
>> Peterstraße 23
>> 26121 Oldenburg
>> t. +49 (0)441 235 32 08
>> f. +49 (0)441 235 21 61
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this on monday at the greenbench- 'scuse x-posts
**Toothbrushes of Peception**
* What do the earliest perceiving organisms and simple robots have in
Talk and Workshop at The Green Bench
14th December 2009 5.30 - 9.00 pm
Upstairs at the United Friendly Societies Building
67 Guyton Street
Mike Paulin Associate Professor of Zoology at Otago University will give
a talk about the beginings of perception and the evolution of the first
animals and nervous systems over 500 million years ago, relating this to
emergent behaviour in simple robots. He is joined by robotics educator
Andrew Hornblow to lead a bristlebot workshop. Bring an old sloping
bristle toothbrush and learn how to turn it into a small fast moving robot.
Entry $5 + Bristlebot kits $5 + Greenbench soup kitchen $5
Don't forget your sloping bristle toothbrush!
read more: http://greenbench.org/project/toothbrushes