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TransAcoustic Festival, Auckland, 8th-11th December 2005 - (casual) review

Here's a rough review of TransAcoustic Festival held in Auckland in December 2005. It is actually comprised of a couple of emails sent to the aus_noise yahoogroups mail list and the audio foundation NZ mail list, so is casual / informal in manner & language. (but I like it this way!)

I've added joel stern's review which was also posted to aus_noise. he wrote a formal piece for RealTime magazine also which is available @ http://www.realtimearts.net/rt71/stern_transacoustic.html

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SCANZ - Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand

Planned for July 2006, SCANZ follows in the tradition of Solar Circuit and Polar Circuits. These events consisted of the gathering of diverse artists, curators and producers involved in contemporary practice with projects and activities intersecting the environment in some way. The full title of the event is Solar Circuit International New Media Workshop and Residency Aotearoa New Zealand, the first and largest such event to be held in Aotearoa New Zealand.

ADA - Aotearoa Digital Arts

ADA will be a working conference involving new media artists, critics and curators. We'll be looking at critical questions of resourcing, education and practice.We're in the planning stages now, and would love to hear any suggestion you may have for participants and key questions for discussion. We're keeping it local (while working on the odd international visitor and web conference). The focus is to connect people within New Zealand and Kiwis working internationally.

CEAIT Festival 2006 @ REDCAT, Los Angeles

The genre-bending annual fest from CEAIT, CalArts' Center for Experiments in Art, Information and Technology returns to REDCAT with an international lineup of unabashedly experimental works in music, multimedia, and sound art. read more or visit http://redcat.org/season/0506/mus/ceait.php for details

Arte-Polis: Creative Culture and the Making of Place - Indonesia

In an era of globalization, activities of the creative economy such as fashion, film, television, theater, music, dance, visual arts, design, architecture, advertising, publishing, multimedia and information technology, have contributed significantly to local economy, community life and the creation of places in cities. Such cities have taken advantage of the trend in natural agglomeration of creative industries, not only as a result of economic efficiency but of innovative synergies unleashed in industrial clusters, given that information, imagination, opinions and cultural sensibilities are transmitted through them. This agglomeration of design and knowledge-intensive industries attain place-specific competitive advantages by utilizing local symbolic culture, which becomes embedded in products that are value-added and unique in character. Together with this trend, carefully designed places in cities that offer life-style choices and amenities emerge as an important strategy for attracting talented people. These cultural places become hubs for creative communities, given that groups of creative professionals tend to cluster in places that provide not only the kind of jobs they seek but also the quality of life amenities they prefer. However, there remains a gap between global and local settings, in which a framework is needed to situate the cities of developing countries within this global phenomenon. Equally important is an understanding of how local knowledge and creativity in different cultural and economic contexts, particularly of cities in developing countries with their informal economy, contribute to this continuing discourse at both theoretical and practical levels. Read more or visit http://www.ar.itb.ac.id/artepolis for more details

First Monday Conference - FM10 Openness: Code, science and content - Chicago

Recent years have seen a strong interest among academics, policy makers, activists, business and other practitioners on open collaboration and access as a driver of creativity. In some areas, such as free software / open source, sustainable business models have emerged that are holding their own against more traditional, proprietary software industries. In the sciences, the notions of open science and open data demonstrate the strong tradition of openness in the academic community that, despite its past successes, is increasingly under threat. And open access journals and other open content provide inspiring examples of collaborative creativity and participatory access, such as Wikipedia, while still in search of models to ensure sustainability. There are clear links between these areas of openness: open content often looks explicitly towards open source software for business models, and open science provides through its history a glimpse of the potential of openness, how it can work, as well as a warning of the threats it may face. Finally, open collaboration is closely linked to access to knowledge issues, enabling active participation rather than passive consumption especially in developing countries. Register at http://numenor.lib.uic.edu/fmconference/ and/or send an abstract or paper to http://numenor.lib.uic.edu/fmconference/

Carnival of e-Creativity & Change-agents Conclave (India)

CeC & CaC is The Carnival of e-Creativity & Change-agents Conclave - the first in a series of public events deploying an exploratory and widely-inclusive canvas of participation & content from India and the world. The forum aims to address the Creative Empowerment of Individuals by the burgeoning spread of Technology across multiple streams of Creative Human Endeavour. visit http://www.theaea.org/cec_cac for more details

electrofringe / tina 2005 - mind map + photos

I've finally gone through the bag I brought back from electrofringe / this is not art 2005. haven't had time to write it up, so I'm trying a mind map from sourceforge's freemind instead.

attached is the freemind pdf file or electrofringe2005.mm freemind file

photos from the event can be viewed @ my flickr tina2005 tag

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or here's a screenshot of the freemind file :

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Gang Festival - Sydney

'Gang' is a new contemporary art festival in the heart of Sydney's inner city suburb of Chippendale, carving innovative strides in the area of international collaboration. For the first time, Gang Festival will bring together the cutting edge of artist run initiatives in Indonesia and Australia through an artist exchange program, culminating in a showcase of works and art projects in Australia and Indonesia. Spearheaded by artist run spaces in Chippendale, this project will span 7 months and involve over 16 art organisations in over 10 residencies and dozens of community arts projects, building to a spectacular street festival finale on the 29th January 2006. visit http://www.gangfestival.com for details

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