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Liquid Architecture 10 festival

Liquid Architecture 10 : Festival of Sound Arts is a landmark occasion for the festival and for sound culture in Australia. Celebrating its tenth consecutive year, the Liquid Architecture sound festival runs for four weeks and goes to seven cities across Australia, presenting an exciting program of contemporary sound arts.

Ripped - a night of performance, textures, noises, hypercolours, and beats (sydney)

Roll up fine citizens, roll up yer sleeves, roll up in yer beat up mazda, it's time for Ripped - A night of performance, textures, noises, hypercolours, and beats.

This Ripped features:
Cleptoclectics
Too Many Force Fields
Toydeath
Loom
Svelt

Ripped @ Red Rattler Theatre, 8th May
6 Faversham St, Marrickville

Also featuring will be The MashTable (new and weirder Dubtable, will possibly feature some gabba). See http://www.dubtable.net

Dress code? It would be encouraged to show up "Ripped", but that's a dubious promotion, so perhaps you should show up "torn" instead.

~~~~ BYO ~~~~ !!! The Red Rattler hasn't got their liquor license yet, so bring your own grog. Entry is $10/$7

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e-festival of ideas is coming soon to vibewire.org (online festival)

Vibewire Youth Inc. is proud to present their six-year running online conference for young people. This year, held in conjunction with the Australian Innovation Festival, the festival is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to log on and create or join conversations with a range of exciting guest panellists.

WHAT IS e-FESTIVAL OF IDEAS?
The festival has four general areas on politics, human rights, the economy and generation Y. Within those there are forums with discussions on issues such as:

* What's the upside of the current economic downturn?
* How much do online profiles affect (or create) jobs?
* What's missing from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
* How is Facebook and Twitter making a social change?
* How is 24-hour news cycles affecting politics?
* Is the quest to save the environment just really about politics and power?

read more for details or visit http://www.vibewire.org, @vibewire or e-FESTIVAL facebook event

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A SHIMMY SHAKIN' NIGHT OF LIVE ELECTRO/DANCE-POP WITH SUPER MASSIVE & YEN

A SHIMMY SHAKIN' NIGHT OF LIVE ELECTRO/DANCE-POP WITH SUPER MASSIVE & YEN

Award winning Sydney dance/rock band Super Massive team with fellow electro-funksters Yen for a very special night of electro/dance-pop at the Excelsior Hotel Surry Hills on Saturday 7th March. Newcomers Life Bitter Soul support.

The night showcases three of Sydney's best up and coming electronic/dance rock bands. With all bands on the bill sharing a love of deep rhythm, shimmering synths, poetic pop, not to mention lights and lasers, it's set to be a spectacular, shimmy-shakin' night, if not an outright dancing frenzy, if both Super Massive and Yen's previous shows are anything to go by.

The show is at the Excelsior Hotel, 64 Foveaux St, Surry Hills. The night starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10- at the door.

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The Sydney Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef

The Sydney Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef - In the interest of contributing to the world wide phenomenon initiated by The Institute For Figuring, In Stitches Collective is facilitating the creation of a Sydney Coral Reef.

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Squat Space - Sydney

Squat Space was born from the energy of artists and activists of the Broadway Squats.

The organisers cleared out an old locksmith shop and launched a dynamic art and event space in December 2000. The gallery played host to political film screenings, free dinners, durational performances, experimental sound nights, site-specific installations...

SquatSpace opposed the standard "pay-as-you-show" system used by many high-rent artist-run-galleries in Sydney. Exhibiting was free, with artists usually becoming involved in the life of the squatting community in some way.

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NUCA - Network of Un-Collectable Artists

NUCA - the Network of Un-Collectable Artists - is a nation-wide affiliation connecting those who gravitate towards ephemeral projects, participatory experiences, illegal art actions, and activities that oddify everyday life. Some members make unwieldy installation projects, while others alter billboards, project images in abandoned spaces at night, or exchange ideas rather than objects. Some simply make dead ugly paintings that would never sell.

Because such artworks are often fiendishly tricky to document, they seldom grace the columns of "recognised" publications. NUCA is building a publicity machine of its own, so artists may exchange essential info about their activities, collaborate on new projects, and connect with Uncollectable others.

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Cicada

cicada is a collection of artists who work with landscape - urban, natural, constructed and imagined... a combination of results occur, including site-specific installations, performances and interactive pieces... cicada also make other bits of sound+image works for theatre, dance and performance projects... and occational urban gifts of unexpected enlightenment...

Tim Gruchy

Tim Gruchy is a prolific Australian video art, music & installation artist who has performed since the 1980s. his website has examples & listings of his video works, exhibitions, fashion events, parties, corporate events, theatre & opera works, and academic lectures & courses. http://www.grup.tv

a photo walk home

Harris Park - photo slideshow

Harris Park - these are some of the sights I see when I walk from home - shops & back. there's a lot of cute heritage worker's cottages / houses in HP - some have been renovated & others are run-down, about to be pulled down and probably turned into blocks of flats. unfortunately I can't afford to buy one of these. many are now business offices or restaurants - lots of Indian and Lebanese restaurants here. we also have the international conservatorium of music. Parramatta is a short walk - there's more and more highrises going up there. I like the reflections of the sky & clouds in the buildings though.

Harris Park & Parramatta, Sydney
14/12/2008

http://blip.tv/file/1574129
http://vimeo.com/2520806
photos @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/harrispark

Harris Park - photo slideshow from kath on Vimeo.

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VloMo08 : day29 - after the hail storm

I arrived back in Sydney early this morning (29/11) and slept most of the day then spoke to family on the phone. it'd been drizzling when I was coming from the airport, but then in the afternoon there was a hail storm. afterwards the air was so fresh and the skies started to clear. it was beautiful - like the Queensland afternoon thunderstorms we used to have in summer all the time when I lived there. it was a nice way to clear my head a bit too after the craziness of the past couple of days and long flights home.

let's hope the skies can clear for the Mumbaikars too and they & the city can start afresh.

VloMo08 : day29
29/11/2008
Sydney, Australia

http://vimeo.com/2378255

VloMo08 : day29 - after the hail storm from kath on Vimeo.

VloMo08 : day3 - Palm Beach, Sydney

VloMo08 : day3 - Palm Beach, Sydney

a few different clips from my trip to the beach today

I think the videos are playing a bit too slow and the file size is still too large ~70Mb and there's a lot of compression artifacts. but oh well

made in Isadora - patch attached

music is "Music For Body Lockers" by Chocolate Weasel on Funkungfusion album (Disc 1)

VloMo08 - day # 3

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Drupal Camp - Sydney 18/10/2008

today 18/10/2008 was the Sydney Drupal Camp - held at University of NSW campus in Camperdown & hosted by the Drupal Australia Group. Ryan Cross did a fantastic job organising the "unconference" with assistance from many people in the group. I'm too tired right now to write up my notes about it - suffice to say it was a great event and I learnt a few new tips to try out. I'll try write more tomorrow & post the photos (I only took a few) after some sleep. I'd helped out by recording audio of the sessions which will be uploaded to the group site & available for those who couldn't make it.

attached are the raw notes I took during the day - pasted below for searching purposes. I spent all day in the "B" area - which was beginners, but they went through some of the new drupal 6 modules I haven't used much yet. area "A" was more for the hardcore programmers.

photos @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/aliak_com/tags/drupalcampau08

there are more photos by woulfe / Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Sydney @ http://peu.pharm.usyd.edu.au/content/drupal/content.html

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