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Clatterbox

clatterbox believes that the creation of experimental musical instruments plays a vital role in the development of unique musical cultures. The clatterbox.net.au website has been created to document and explore experimental musical instrument building in Australia. clatterbox is always on the lookout for new material on experimental instrument building. clatterbox is interested in everything! From acoustic through to digital instruments, hardware and software, automated and mechanical instruments, interactive interfaces, responsive environments, installed instruments and more. clatterbox would also like to hear from organisations who are supportive, or interested in supporting, the development of experimental instrument building in Australia. visit the site @ www.clatterbox.org

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Youth Assist calls for designers for poster designs

Youth Assist is calling for youth designers, graph artists, photographers, illustrators, cartoonists, and visual expressionists to enter the Youth Assist poster design competition. The competition starts immediately and will close 31 May - visit http://www.youthassist.org for details

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Falling Hats - Appropriation in Sydney experimental music

Falling Hats: Appropriation in Sydney Experimental Electronic Music is a radio feature that went to air on FBi Radio Sydney on Sunday 2004-02-15. Now you can listen to it online, as 40kbps streaming mp3pro via http://anonradio.net/menu.htm. A look at musical appropriation, sampling, quotation and audio collage, from the perspectives of several Sydney underground artists. The first hour features some of the more experienced luminaries of the field, including Rik Rue; Garry Bradbury and Tom Ellard of Severed Heads; and John Blades of the Loop Orchestra. Learn all about cutups and tape loops, and why Deep Forest isn't cool. The second hour focuses on the new generation, including Adrian Bertram of Wake Up And Listen; Luke Collison aka Dsico; and Toecutter from System Corrupt; Find out about plunderphonics, bootlegs and breakcore. The program ends with a discussion of copyright, fair use p2p and the MP3 debate.

LEONARDO CALL FOR PAPERS - Live Art and Science on the Internet

The Internet has become a venue and medium for art that continues the impulse to broadcast ideas to a worldwide audience. Leonardo and Guest Editor Martha Wilson, Founding Director of Franklin Furnace, seek texts on the subject of "Live Art and Science on the Internet" for a series of special sections in both the international print journal Leonardo and online www.leonardo.info

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memefest 2004 - international festival of radical communication

Memefest, the international festival of radical communications, invites undergraduate and graduate students in communications studies and sociology to look back to the dawn of the Information Age and respond to the 1993 article, `Cyberwar is Coming.` Penned by John Arquilla and David Ronfeldt for the RAND Corporation, this eerily prophetic essay made predictions about how information would be used to sway public opinion, pressure governments and corporations, and even wage war. Memefest is looking for `Ten Years Later` articles that address Arquila and Ronfeldt`s predictions and look at how concepts such as Netwar and Cyberwar have manifested politically and culturally. Entries will be judged by an international jury and the best articles will be awarded with the Award of excellency. For details and competition guidelines, check out the Memefest website: http://www.memefest.org

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culture jamming with black spot sneakers

Adbusters.org is taking on multinational Nike with their own version of sneaker in a protest against the corporation. Keep an eye out for the `Rethink the Cool` billboards near Nike advertisements in your area. Visit http://www.blackspotsneaker.org/ for full details.

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Fringecore magazine

Fringecore deals with the cultural fringe and some of the more weird stuff that goes on out there and helps to make society that much more stimulating. visit http://www.fringecore.com for more details

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QMusic

QMusic's Broadcast puts new focus on the Queensland music industry, providing news, opinion and commentary not covered in any other locally produced news sources. visit http://www.qmusic.com.au/broadcast for more details

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