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Invitation to Craftspider Social Network for Australian and New Zealand Crafters

Hi there, I'd like to invite you to our exciting new social network at
Craft Spider (http://craft.craftspider.com)!!

We plan on building this network up rapidly to be a fantastic and fun
place to meet other crafters and to communicate with new and existing
customers!

Not only can you now build a detailed profile for your organisation, but
also join and start user groups on any topic you wish! We also have
forums, and the ability to upload and share as many photos as you want
about your work, or perhaps just items that inspire you!

We also have free classifieds so you can buy and sell treasures! You
also get a blog.. plus we have a global calendar where you can promote
events to everyone such as classes, your next sale or trade fair!

You can choose to make your groups public or private (by invitation
only), so its a great fun way to communicate with customers too. Also as
people sign up you can make new friends and invite them to your groups.

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M/C - Media and Culture - call for contributors to the 'publish' issue

'publish'

In 1998, M/C - A Journal of Media and Culture was devised by David Marshall as an online publishing project for a new media culture honours course at the University of Queensland. The journal was intended as an open-access, scholarly intervention in and forum for debates surrounding media and culture with a strong desire to cross between the academic and the popular. This year, M/C Journal celebrates its tenth anniversary, and in this special issue we ask: what is the face of publishing today?

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Transmission Asia-Pacific (TX-AP) : Media Activists from the Asia Pacific gather in Indonesia

Video makers, media activists, software developers and artists from 15 countries across the Asia-Pacific will be gathering in Sukabumi, West Java from May 19-25 for an online video skills camp. The goal of the camp is to bring together open source software programmers, video makers and media activists to develop the strategic use of online video distribution for social justice and media democracy.

JOHN FOXX & LOUIS GORDON Australia Tour 2008

JOHN FOXX & LOUIS GORDON Australia Tour 2008

As founder and former front man of Ultravox! until 1979, and subsequently via his solo projects, John Foxx's work has helped pave the way for a generation of electronic musicians. His debut album, 1980's Metamatic, is today regarded of one of the most pioneering albums in electronic music and created a new wave blueprint for the likes of The Human League, Gary Numan, Duran Duran and, in more recent years, The Faint to follow. Metamatic hit a cultural vein again 20 years later when Ladytron, Adult, Tiga and co were drawn to its minimalist, analogue approach.

FracturedSpaces - looking for demos / artists for cd release

FracturedSpaces would like it to be known that it is looking to release its first CD within the next four months, To that end I am looking for quality established bands/artists with a recording already finished, and who have no label as yet, to submit demos/samples with a view to possible release. I am
looking for works within the following genres only please, at least initially:

Drone
Drone doom metal
Dark ambient
Experimental
Noise
Industrial/Death Industrial

For fuller details please email:
simonjay704 AT hotmail.com

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field recordings and sound walks

a collection of audio recordings, field recordings and sound walks I've done over the years. most of these are on minidiscs or files not uploaded yet, so this is a work in progress as it's probably about time I sorted them out and uploaded some. not sure if they're of interest to anyone else, but they help recall memories for me.

The Journeybook - Free 40 page sampler now available to download

Journeybook is a collection of tales of altered states, essays, history and manifesto for psychedelic culture in the 21st century. It covers the modern usage of sacramental plants and offers insights into traditional and contemporary shamanism, as well as analysis of the current state of global psychedelic culture and its place in a sustainable future.

It features interviews with Terence McKenna (previously unpublished), Dennis McKenna, Daniel Pinchbeck, as well as articles by Rak Razam, Erik Davis, Graham St John, Tim Parish, Tim Boucher and a fresh selection of bold new writers from around Australia. At 250 pages, it is fully illustrated with dozens of paintings, photography and digital graphics from the Undergrowth art collective, including new
works by Gerhard Hillmann, Oliver Dunlop, Iswoz, Ahimsa:Love, Tim Parish and others.

Read more or visit http://undergrowth.org/journeybook_sampler_free_to_download to find out more and download the 40 page sampler, and to place an order for the book.

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Launch of Sound Travellers

Sound Travellers, established to support the touring of sound art/electronica, jazz/improvised and cont classical music. Sound art, electronic music touring funds available.

If you are interested in more info and live in Australia and want to tour visit www.soundtravellers.com.au

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SLOZ - Australia's Second Life News Source

"SLOz is a site devoted to bringing an Aussie slant to the Second Life experience. Launched in November 2006, SLOz believes that Second Life at the very least may bring a new approach to internet-based interaction, and we want to cover the fun ride to be had along the way. We'd like to hear from any SL members who have Australian-specific events to promote in-world, or even just a heads-up on something new and interesting happening. We cover business, health, education and anything in-between."

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Book your market stall for This Is Not Art 2007

The Sunday Fair incorporates Zine Fair, Independent Music Labels Fair, Small Press and Independent Publishing Fair and the Makers Market. The Fair is part of This Is Not Art, an annual festival of independent, emerging & experimental arts & media.

The Fair will be held on Sunday 30th September between 12 and 6 under the trees of Newcastle's Civic Park. If you trade in zines, independent publications, records, CDs, art wearables, clothes, jewellery, badges, patches, posters, or anything funky cool and DIY and you want to share your work with thousands of other artists, creators, makers and interesting folk from across the country then the Makers Market
is for you.

Read more for more information, then download the information sheet and registration form from www.thisisnotart.org or send an email to markets@thisisnotart.org to register

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Electrofringe 2007 - programme is now online

Electrofringe 2007 programme is now online. This is one of my favourite festivals, and it takes place annually in Newcastle, north of Sydney, Australia. During the festival Newcastle comes alive with creatives from all parts of Australia and overseas. The umbrella festival is called This is Not Art. Last year's festival was really hands on, which made it extra fun. This year looks set to keep your creative juices flowing also, with sessions such as Physical Computing : 1, Radio Locus Workshops such as Build your own Radio, Mulchwerk, a Dorkshop Sense & Control, a Homemade Instruments workshop Gestural Control & Feedback plus heaps more. The electrofringe website has the full program and a day by day listing of each workshop / panel session / project presentation / gig and happening. The other bonus to the festival is stopping to chat with friends and strangers about the festival and projects everyone has been working on over the year. Some documentation from previous years festivals is on this site, or check out the previous years festivals links on the electrofringe site.

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artabase - arts listings site

Artabase is a website dedicated to promotion and networking of the arts, on both a local and international scale. Artabase's mission is to provide an accessible, useful insight into the world's art activities. On their website, you can subscribe to arts email lists, and list your arts project and gallery exhibitions.

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Darren Hayes' new album "This Delicate Thing We’ve Made" released in August

Darren Hayes of Savage Garden fame, has been working on a solo album called "This Delicate Thing We've Made". It's due for release on August 21st. Check out the video clip on his website for "On the verge of something wonderful" - an uplifting tune sure to be heard on dancefloors around the world. Apparently one of the instruments is a Fairlight CMI synth - nice to see he's supporting such a fine & influential Australian musical instrument. He's touring UK/Scotland in September / October and will be back for an Australian tour in mid October, but if you can't wait that long, he'll be in Sydney at HUM (Oxford St) on Saturday 4th August - his myspace page has latest dates and more details.

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2007 ANAT emerging technologies mentorship - call for applications

ANAT is calling for applications from young and emerging practitioners working with distributed, portable, online, wearable, mobile and emerging platforms to undertake a three-month mentorship with an established practitioner of their choice.

Managed by ANAT, the mentorship is a part of the Australian Government's Young & Emerging Artists Initiative through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

The mentorship provides an opportunity to explore new artistic directions, to expand technical skills and increase knowledge of networks, debates and business practice. Applicants are invited to select a mentor and develop a program of activity spanning a three-month period. The mentorship may be largely a program of skills, development however applicants are encouraged to explore programs which incorporates critical investigation and dialogue, business skills development as well as marketing and exhibition opportunities. Utilising emerging technologies the mentor may be accessed locally, nationally or internationally. Additionally the successful applicant will maintain a blog for the duration of the mentorship hosted on the ANAT server.

read more or visit the ANAT emerging technologies mentorship website

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Tasmanian Devil doing laps at Australia Zoo

this little fellow and his friend were doing laps of their enclosures at Australia Zoo when we went on 03/07/2007. it was about 3:30 - 4pm. I'd never seen a live one before, only photos. I thought they were nocturnal. we watched them for about 15 mins. so cute! they'd run around, stop at certain points and sniff the air. I guess they were looking for food? or could smell something in particular. or maybe the onlookers were too noisy for them (though most people were pretty quiet)

http://www.australiazoo.com.au/our-animals/amazing-animals/mammals/?mamm... has some info about them. they're an endangered species, only found in Tasmania now. they had been common on the Australian mainland at one stage (~5000 years ago) but not these days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enbe6HymM_E

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