There will be an early morning screening of the launch attempt of
Space-X CRS-3 which is carrying Julian Priest's artwork 'The Weight of
Information' as part of the Kicksat program.
1. Saturday 19.04.2014
Location 39°55′59″S 175°02′57″E
The Ward Observatory,
St. Hill St,
Program Starts: 07:00 *AM NZST (UTC+12)
Launch Expected: 07:25 AM NZST (UTC+12) [18.04.2014,15:25 EDT]
The weather forecast at Cape Canaveral is not looking promising for this
launch attempt with
possible thunderstorms and only a 40% chance of launch predicted by the
NASA weather team.
A backup launch attempt is scheduled for the following day (Sunday in
Whanganui) when the outlook is better:
2. Sunday 20.04.2014
Program Starts: 06:30 AM NZST (UTC+12)
Launch: 07:02 AM NZST (UTC+12) [18.04.2014,15:02 EDT]
For on-line coverage please check:
Apologies for x-postings.
The International Born Digital and Cultural Heritage conference will be held on 19-20 June, 2014, at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The event is one of the outcomes of the 'Play It Again' project, which is focused on 1980s Australian and New Zealand game history and preservation. It is a collaboration between Flinders University, University of Melbourne, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the New Zealand Film Archive, and the Berlin Computerspiele Museum.
The program features an exciting line-up of papers from scholars, artists, and practitioners from Finland, U.S., U.K., Germany, Poland, Japan, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia on topics from: demoscene history to manuscripts, archiving tweets to the 'right to be forgotten', Japanese game preservation efforts to artist's apps, and much much more.
Our two keynote speakers -- Dr Henry Lowood (Stanford, U.S.), and Dr Anne Laforet (ESADS, France) - are experts in digital game and net art preservation, respectively.
All the program details, plus abstracts and speaker's bios are on the conference website: http://playitagainproject.org/conference
Full $210 (early bird is $180, valid until 18th April, so be quick!), $110 single day.
Student $100 ($80 early bird), $50 single day.
Please share with your networks. A poster is available for printing at https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33143419/born%20digital_16%204%2014_pri…
I look forward to seeing some of you in Melbourne!
Assoc. Prof. Melanie Swalwell
ARC Future Fellow
Screen and Media,
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SA 5001
Ph: +61 8 8201 2619
278 Humanities Bldg
Popular Memory Archive: http://playitagainproject.org<http://www.playitagainproject.org/>
Play It Again blog: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/play-it-again/
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We invite you to join us for a seminar to discuss interactive art and
science communication in relation to the interactive exhibition Spectrum.
Tuesday 29 April, 2 to 4 pm
AUT university, Sir Paul Reeve building, lvl 4 , room WG404
Free with afternoon tea provided after the seminar
Colab and School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences (Auckland University
of Technology) invited the artists of the collective Unguarded Intersection
to work with the PhD students Shuaib Memon and Akbar Hossain whose focussed
on emergency Wi-Fi and cognitive radio. At first, this seemed an unlikely
partnership; however Unguarded Intersection were surprised by the visual
similarities between popular social games and technical depictions of radio
This unusual collaboration between scientists and artists was the starting
point of the interactive exhibition Spectrum. It utilizes aspects of
gaming, popular culture and mobile storytelling to draw the audience into
the unseen world of digital communications and networks.
The seminar will discuss the challenge of science communication and will
use the project Spectrum as a case study. The artists from Unguarded
Intersection Fiona Milburn and Mark Shafer, the PhD students Shuaib Memon
and Akbar Hossain, Colab co-director Frances Joseph, the leader of the
network research group Associate Professor Nurul Sarkar and Digital Art
Live curator Nolwenn Hugain-Lacire will discuss this experience. Professor
Shaun Hendy from Auckland University department of Physics will expand on
this discussion. The programme will be chaired by Colab co-director
Associate professor Charles Walker.
Please RSVP to nolwennh(a)the-edge.co.nz by 22 April
The Spectrum exhibition is free and accessible at Aotea Centre, level 2,
weekdays from 7.30 am to 6 pm (open late and during weekends if there is a
show in the Aotea Centre).
Digital Art Live Coordinator | THE EDGE & Colab | colab.aut.ac.nz/dal/
Signal Coordinator | THE EDGE | www.the-edge.co.nz/signal.aspx
Working days: Mond to Thur
DDI +64 9 307 5446
Level 4, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland 1010
PO Box 5749, Wellesley Street, Auckland 1141, New Zealand
kia ora whanau
Thanks for those who booked and for everyone else thinking of attending I
am sorry to inform you that the next workshop for the
*2014 Artist tour - Sound Sky - Trudy Lane and Halsey Burgund *
is now postponed until sometime between 9-27th of June (dates to be
confirmed and you will be advised once this has been done)
This is due to a personal tragedy for one of the artists, we hope you are
still keen and can make the new date but are unable to run the workshop on
thursday as planned
many thanks and hopefully see you in June!
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