Stelarc: The Cadaver, the Comatose & the Chimera - seminar (melbourne)

We are living in an age of excess and indifference, of prosthetic augmentation and extended operational systems. The dead, the near dead, the undead and the yet to be born are existing simultaneously. This is the age of the cadaver, the comatose and the chimera. The cadaver can now be preserved indefinitely with plastination. The comatose body can be sustained on a life-support system. Cryogenically suspended bodies await possible reanimation. Chimera is the body that performs with mixed realities. A biological body, augmented with technology and telematically performing with virtual systems. The chimera is an alternate embodiment.

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Experimental Music: Audio Explorations in Australia (book)

Experimental Music: Audio Explorations in Australia is written by artists, producers and participants in alternative music-making, and including a companion CD, Experimental Music explores the development of forms, ideas and scenes in Australia from the 1970s to the present. It brings together a wide range of musical experimentation, from post-punk, noise, appropriation, electronic dance and listening music, to free improv, computer process music, experimental radio, instrument building and audiovisual fusions -- practices that have formed an integral part of Australian creative culture. Experimental Music illustrates how these forms have influenced each other to create a fertile and diverse culture, and highlights why it is vital to question, experiment and break the rules.

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Sunday Wreckovery - Clan Analogue performance in May (sydney)

THIS MONTH AT SUNDAY WRECKOVERY
Bleepin J Squawkins - clans best live act
Valley Forge - first live show on the promo road for an up and coming Clan album release.
NOVAkIL - Sydneys globe trotting EBM masters
15-11 Enterprises - dark and majestic, harks back to the golden age of the 80's underground electronica
Telafonica DJ's continue their residency
DJ Tigerlilly has the best musical taste in Sydney

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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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Wide Open Space - music, dance, art, environment, and desert culture festival (Alice Springs)

Wide Open Space is a new all ages festival for Central Australia, showcasing inspiring local and national music and arts.

Held against the stunning backdrop of the East Macdonnell Ranges at the Ross River Resort 85 km from Mparntwe Alice Springs, Wide Open Space blends music, dance, art, environment, and desert culture with a unique outback camping experience.

The festival runs from May 1-3 2009 and features:

* Indigenous Opening ceremony and Welcome to Country
* Two Stages with a full line-up of live music, DJs, and performances with hip-hop headliners Urth Boy; dancehall maestro Mista Savona; Desert reggae blockbusters Tjupi Band, and festival beat master Spoonbill
* Colourful market place selling tasty treats, hand crafts and clothing from local and interstate designers

Charles Darwin discovers social networking - ABCPool gene project

USE YOUR TALENTS TO EXPAND THE GENE POOL

Charles Darwin discovers social networking! Salute the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth, and the 150th anniversary of The Origin of Species, by sharing your adventurous vision of evolution and mutation in Gene Pool (pool.org.au/genepool).

Gene Pool takes evolution way beyond survival of the fittest, sex and the 'selfish gene', or scientists in lab coats. Cultures and ideas mutate too. Contribute a poem, story, photo or tribute, or perhaps a home movie or mini-documentary, a piece of music or field recording. Use other people's contributions to create your own recombinations, mash-ups, mutations, mixes and musings - or slice, dice and remix gems from the ABC archives - Gene Pool is full of possibilities.

In an ABC first, Gene Pool releases content from the ABC's archives under a Creative Commons licence so it's free for you to download and rework however you wish.

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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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Live electronica in Melbourne

illkinski will be playing live at the rooftop cinema alongside other bands on the 29th April.

Originally based in East London, now spread across Melbourne and London, illkinski consist of duo Adam Perry & Arash Lowni. They have spent the last 3 years writing and producing an extensive catalogue, remixing, and staging some electrifying live performances. Their debut album "Let's zoom in" is available now.

www.illkinski.com

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Streaming Festival call for submissions - November 2009

The Streaming Festival is accepting submissions for its 4th edition in November 2009.

Deadline for submissions is 01 Ocotber 2009.
Accepted genres are documentary, animation, video art, flash and narrative.
No entry fee for submissions.

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Custa's acid tech records stolen - pls help if u hear of any for sale

Custa's house was broken into and his record collection of acid tech records & other things including Mac computers with around 17000 photos (memories) were stolen from the Gold Coast. if anyone hears of them for sale pls post/contact him. or would anyone know any 2nd hand places that might be worth checking on the Gold Coast / Brisbane in case they show up?

Some labels are Acid test, bionic orange, Manx rippers, stay up forever, stay up forever remix, wah wah, skankadelic, BAWOP, headcase

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Ventura Film Festival

The Ventura Film Festival, which was started in 2004 by Jordan Older and his father, has recently concluded its first event of 2009 at the Majestic Ventura Theater in Ventura, California with the Ventura Film Festival "Fun Day" on February 16, 2009 at 2pm. The Ventura Film Festival is a combination online and traditional film festival requiring all submissions to be uploaded online and submitted via traditional means. The Ventura Film Festival has maintained that one of it's main goals is to give a large part of any proceeds to forest and ocean preservation efforts.

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City Library Street Press workshops

City Library Street Press is back after a short Summer break with a new program of free workshops starting on March 11th 2009.

City Library Street Press is an opportunity for all of those interested in the many aspects of street press to gather and discuss ideas, techniques and projects. Our last season of Workshops were a roaring success with every session fully booked, covering many topics from zines to creative writing, page layout and cartooning. This season is no exception and the details of the first half of the program can be found below :

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RHIZOME discussions on 'epic net art'

the RHIZOME discussion list has had threads recently and in the past about "Epic Net Art" & whether there has been any net art that is EPIC.

I followed a few links and thought they were interesting projects - epic or not I can't comment.

Bruce Sterling's workshop - Designing Processes Rather Than Art on designing processes for generative art, which can be replicated by other people to produce the generative art work

generative nature - text by Marco Mancuso (in Italian)

Transcription of Lecture by David Ross, San Jose State University, March 2, 1999 - including Ross's 21 Distinctive Qualities of Net.Art

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Announcing Synaesthesia, Art, Science & Technology Discussion Group on the Leonardo Education Forum (LEF)

Announcing Synaesthesia, Art, Science & Technology Discussion Group on the Leonardo Education Forum (LEF)

Following the Synaesthesia Discussion on YASMIN Discussions List, during the month of February 2009, we wish to inform you that this discussion will continue on the Leonardo Education Forum on the topic of Synaesthesia, Art, Science & Technology.

To join the discussion, please register at: http://forum.lefnet.org/node/26

This Discussion Group invites comments on Synaesthesia, Art / Science topics as well as announcements on art projects, research and relevant events.

The LEF Synaesthesia Discussion Group is part of the Leonardo Synesthesia and Intersenses Special Project launched in 1999 by Jack Ox and Jacques Mandelbrojt (www.leonardo.info/isast/spec.projects/synesthesia/synesthesia.html) and is currently moderated by Veroniki Korakidou, PhD Candidate - Research Associate at the University of Athens NT Lab, Communication and Media Department.

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