Registrations are now open for the Antipodes 2016 public events.
On 18-24 September 2016, a France/New Zealand symposium involving seven French creative professionals and organisations will take place in Auckland and Wellington. It will explore aspects of the broad rubric of creativity as a driver of, and way of coping with, increasingly rapid societal and technological changes. These first contacts, besides providing an opportunity for sharing of ideas and best practices around creative ecologies, will lay the ground for French and New Zealand organisations to engage in a deeper dialogue. Antipodes thus aims to become a yearly event providing new opportunities for French / New Zealand collaboration across creative disciplines in the future.
The conversation will focus on what happens at the interface of social innovation, technological changes and creative practice. How are two emergent and integrative phenomena, the ubiquity of the digital and the rise of design as an integrative practice, redefining what creativity means and how creative people work? How do different rhythms and settings of social life (the city, academia, the economy, mainstream and sub-cultures.) interact to create new experiences, and what is the role of creative arts in this process? How does the slow pace of research foster creative innovation?
Universities play a crucial role in the creative arts and industries, combining thought leadership, facilitation, collaboration, research, teaching and advocacy. This programme of collaborations will occur under the combined auspices of Colab at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), the College of Creative Arts at Massey University (CoCA - Wellington) and the French Embassy in New Zealand. It will also include city and regional organisations that are involved with the development of creative ecologies. The programme will include: presentations, panel discussions, on-site visits and meetings with all stakeholders of these creative cities.
Public Liaison Co-ordinator, Colab, Auckland University of Technology
P 09 921 9566 M 027 246 5332 E harry.silver(a)aut.ac.nz W colab.aut.ac.nz
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AfterMath Workshops Brief
Digital Humanities and Exploratory Coding (ﾉ◕
This is an open call for presenters for a series of workshops on the
digital humanities and speculative arts.
The AfterMath workshop series will occur in Christchurch in late 2016. Each
workshop will consist of 2-3 talks by local artists/academics followed by a
tutorial in speculative (artistic) software.
Christchurch presents an interesting opportunity to address emerging themes
in digital art, particularly those of malfunction and regeneration in the
aftermath of disaster. We will also explore the nature of memory and
translation through perfect and imperfect devices.
The workshops are the first step in a new strategy for the digital arts
sector in Christchurch bringing together, in a collaborative space:
to facilitate research, develop skills and make high quality
The workshops will (hopefully, depending on additional funding) culminate
in an exhibition of artistic investigations into digital territories
exploring the manifestation of digital art and the interfaces between
computers and ‘the real world’. All the work in the exhibition will be the
output of presenters and participants of the workshops.
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Aftermath is a sort of double-entendre. Its primary meaning refers to the
embodiments of resilience expressed after disaster, such as the rebuild in
Christchurch. The secondary (and slightly smutty) meaning refers to a
postmodern approach to science.
We would like to ask our participants:
In what ways can distortion and malfunction contribute to
the evolution and development of ideas and physical devices?
As a follow up question:
How far can translations go towards demonstrating relationships between:
Traditional and modern arts
Capitalism and socialism (etc.)
Audio and visual experiences
Words and meaning
The presentations should be 20-30 minutes long. A projector and sound
equipment will be provided.
12th November - Saturday 1:30pm
26th November - Saturday 1:30pm
10th December - Saturday 1:30pm
Workshop 1: Audio
Time: We investigate signals and power dynamics. We will also explore a
speculative logic of time.
Workshop 2: Video
Space: We investigate navigation, vagueness, over-completeness and
Workshop 3: Text
Matter: We investigate the nature of materials and their functionalities
including their abilities to store and convey meaning.
Costs and speakers fee:
We will book flights in communication with presenters. Due to limited funds
there will be some restrictions on flight times etc.
Accommodation (if required) will be provided at Jaya and Ronan’s houses.
Presenters will have their own room and bed.
At this stage our budgeted speakers fee is $150 though we hope this can be
increased slightly as we chase down additional funding.
A small amount of cash will be provided to cover unexpected costs.
To apply to present please email ronan.whitteker(a)gmail.com with the
What you think you might like to present on (200 words max).
Some evidence of previous works or expertise.
The due date for submissions is 16th of September 2016.
Requirements for participation:
All attendees are expected to bring their own computer (either Mac, PC or
Linux) in order to run the Processing (https://processing.org/)
environment. Android and iOS devices are not recommended.
Facilities and condiments:
At this stage we are unable to guarantee accessibility to the facilities.
Our current planned location (Quad Coworking <http://www.quadcowork.nz/> -
thanks Jaya) is accessed via a long narrow staircase and has only regular
Refreshments and snacks will be provided.