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The Boom Book - capturing the essence of the Boom Festival

The "Boom Book" was a project carried out during 2007 as a commemoration of Portugal's Boom Festival's 10th anniversary. The goal was is to independently release a book about Boom but also to highlight its main contribution to today's world - as leader in incorporating novel approaches to entertainment and providing experiences lived through a festival which can pioneer new perceptions and visions, enhancing all of us and our relationship with the world we live in.

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joseph macwam @ Hope and Anchor, Islington, London

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joseph macwam @ Hope and Anchor, Islington, London, 27/10/2007

Not So Pretty @ Hope and Anchor, Islington, London - 1 of 3

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Not So Pretty played @ Hope and Anchor, Islington, London 27/10/2007 - 1 of 3

Not So Pretty played @ Hope and Anchor, Islington, London 27/10/2007 - 2 of 3

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Not So Pretty played @ Hope and Anchor, Islington, London 27/10/2007 - 2 of 3

I liked their sound, and thought they had a great look for performing. I was standing a bit close to the speakers so the audio is a bit distorted in the video. it sounded good on the night though.

http://www.myspace.com/notsopretty22

http://www.birth.uk.com - birth records

London Particular @ Hope and Anchor

this weekend I went up to london to visit Tolli. we saw Tim's band Personal Space Invaders at the Hope and Anchor in Islington. I took a few photos and videos - am still uploading them. the bands were :

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DrupalCon 2007 - Barcelona links & drupal for Facebook

DrupalCon was held recently in Barcelona. I didn't make it this year. the schedule looked good though, and from all reports it was the best drupalcon ever (as it is each year!!). there's a wrap up post on the drupal site with links to some of the slide presentations, videos of the sessions on archive.org - search for drupalconbarcelona2007 tag, or try the mirror site.

drupal for facebook was a session by Dave Cohen. he's started a Facebook project on the Drupal site. the video of his presentation is online as well as the slides
there's a demo on facebook. I'm already feeding facebook with my drupal site blog entries using the RSS capabilities of Blog Friends and the built in Notes application, but it'll be interesting to see what the Drupal guys build.

and, speaking of facebook, mashable have reviewed widget box, a wizard for creating Facebook apps

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International Course - Master of Arts in MediaArtHistories (Austria)

The program MediaArtHistories starts this November for the second time and is currently accepting applications. MAH conveys the most important developments of contemporary art through a network of renowned international theorists, artists and curators like: Steve DIETZ, Erkki HUHTAMO, Lev MANOVICH, Christiane PAUL, Paul SERMON, Edward SHANKEN, Jens HAUSER, Christa SOMMERER; Gerfried STOCKER, Knowbotic Research, Charlie GERE, Oliver GRAU and many others. Using online databases and other modern aids, knowledge of computer animation, net art, interactive, telematic and genetic art as well as the most recent reflections on nano art, CAVE installations, augmented reality and wearables are introduced. Historical derivations that go far back into art and media history are tied in intriguing ways to digital art. Important approaches and methods from Image Science, Media Archaeology and the History of Science & Technology will be discussed. visit the MediaArtHistories website for more information and to apply

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Eyebeam Fellowships in R&D OpenLab, Production Lab & Education Lab

For all of the Fellowships we are seeking applications from artists, hackers, designers, engineers and creative technologists to come to Eyebeam for a year to undertake new research and develop new work. The ideal Fellow has experience working with and making innovative technological art and/or creative technology projects and has a passion for collaborative development. Fellows will bring this experience and working approach to their own independent projects, projects initiated by other Residents or Fellows and projects conceived collaboratively during the Fellowship period.

Read more for details or visit
http://www.eyebeam.org/production/production.php?page=felcall

If you have any questions, please email fellowshipinfo@eyebeam.org or visit the online application page @ http://www.eyebeam.org/production/onlineapp/

RENEWING THE ANARCHIST TRADITION - A Scholarly Conference

The eighth edition of the Renewing the Anarchist Tradition (RAT) conference, sponsored by the Institute for Anarchist Studies, once again aims to provide a participatory and scholarly space in which to reexamine, reinvigorate, and make relevant the social and political tradition of anarchism.

At previous conferences, presenters have proposed topics that ranged from the character of social change to the ongoing relevance of categories such as class, community, and labor; from the changing shape of the state and capital to emergent forms of both domination and resistance in a globalizing world; from the character of twenty-
first-century technology to the functions and potentials of anti-authoritarian art and propaganda; and from anarchism's relation to geopolitical concerns such as terrorism and war to its ability to grapple with issues of identity such as race, gender, and sexuality.

Read more for the Calls for Proposals or visit http://anarchiststudies.org/node/146 for more details. http://www.homemadejam.org/renew has archives of previous year's conferences.

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Ouija

Hi New "Ouija" Member available for gigsI manage "Ouija" who have the feel of Crowded House. Indie from the heart.

Check them out with Nias-LA2 at www.v7music.com

Banned page is:
http://www.v7music.com/artists/bands/107/

Free download of the song "Tomorrow" at:
http://www.v7music.com/artists/bands/107/audio.php?p=7

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The First International Art Tech Media Congress - call for submissions

The First International Art Tech Media Congress has been set up in order to reflect upon and analyse questions currently being raised about art and new technological media within an international context.

artechmedia.net is calling on all creatives of the world to participate. Submissions will be accepted from the following categories:

A
- Video art
- Net-art
- 2D & 3D Computer Animation
- Blog, videoblog
- Creation for mobile platforms
- Digital Music
- Videodance

B
- Digital Communities
- Geospatial storytelling
- Artificial Life, Software art, Transgenic art, Generative art

read more for more information or visit www.artechmedia.net

Streaming Festival

Solely shown on the internet, solely broadcasting independent films, that's the Streaming Festival.

Taxonomy upgrade extras:

The second edition of the Streaming Festival ended on the 28th of October 2007.

The second edition of the Streaming Festival ended on the 28th of October 2007.

The festival broadcasted four programs; documentary, fiction, animation and art plus three special programs.
Composed by the KAN festival was a special program presenting a select number of films including films from Agnieszka Smoczynska, Anna Maszczynska and Anna Pankiewicz.

Lost in Light project - transferring 8mm / super 8 film to video

Lost in Light project team are raising money to buy an 8mm/super 8 film to video transfer system. They accept 8mm/super 8 films submissions and transfer them to video for you for free as long as they can post them to their site & Internet Archive ( archive.org) also. This creates an archive of 8mm/super 8 films before they become lost & also helps give the films a new life and audience.

There's also videos about the project by the project team which a worth a look for more info. The project is based in the US but they are accepting submissions from overseas also.

The Have Money Will Vlog site is a site used to raise money for interesting projects such as this one (they've done some cool ones in the past). If you're interested in making a donation or submitting some film, visit the links below.

http://havemoneywillvlog.com/ = pledge site

http://lostinlight.org/ = project site

video about the project:
quicktime version = http://blip.tv/file/get/Lostinlight-Proposal448.mov
flash version = http://blip.tv/file/get/Lostinlight-Proposal865.flv
windows media version = http://blip.tv/file/get/Lostinlight-Proposal713.wmv

info from the hmwv site :

"This is a project about the 8mm film format. But 8mm is dead, you say? On the contrary! Not only is the format alive with innovation by filmmakers around the world, but hours and hours of Super 8 and regular 8mm film exist in attics and basements the world over—as home movies, educational films, works of art—that is slowly fading from the historical record.

We're here to preserve that record before these films are lost, and to make those films available for viewing by the public and for use by artists seeking new, compelling footage. Lost in Light is a project devoted to preserving, showcasing, and celebrating films created on the small-gauge 8mm film format.

To that end, we will provide free Super 8 and 8mm to video transfers to anyone who asks, in exchange for posting their video to the Lost in Light site and on the Internet Archive with their choice of Creative
Commons licenses. In addition, Lost in Light will include articles and features by members of the filmmaking and film preservation communities, video tutorials for making 8mm films, as well as creative work, all with the goal of preserving and championing this important film format.

The site will have a soft launch with some content as soon as funding is available, with a full, hard launch set for January 2007."

(I'm on the hmwv team maillist so can vouch for the project - I said I'd send out the info to some Aus/NZ/film/video lists to help out.)

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