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In order to support, acknowledge, and promote current research and production in new media art, Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes through its Centro Multimedia of the Centro Nacional de las Artes calls the local and international artistic community to the Third New Media and Art Contest which will take place in the New Media and Art Video International Festival.The contest is open to any individual, group and association engaged in the production of artwork created with new media technologies, including video art, sound art, net-art, installation, composition, performance and related disciplines.The Third New Media and Art Contest, Autonomies of Disagreement, provides a setting of located practices, where disagreement allows for dialogue and exchange in the realms of local and international new media art.This international contest is concerned with acknowledging those distinct technological displacements and art’s current status, bearing a particular emphasis on those artworks whose technological innovations and contributions are supported by means that can be used for creation, stressing above all a critical perspective.1 Residual topographyThis category seeks to reveal the discourses pronounced by means of obsolete technology (electronic and digital) and those articulated when contrasting local technologies with high technology appropriations. It is open for installation; interactive, immersed or sound environments; robotic art; hardware hacking; circuit bending; physical computing; site intervention; or any other related disciplines. A single prize will be awarded worth $50,000 (Fifty thousand Mexican pesos). The Jury will decide the honorable mentions granted.2 Unusual displacements: the scope of the moving imagesIn order to analyze the moving images technological reconfigurations (and/or its possibilities) and consider its unusual territories, this category is intended to welcome artworks that use moving images in any of its modalities, be it lineal presentation or interaction: single channel video, 16mm, live cinema, Vj´s, videogame, mobile video, interactive animation, augmented reality, or any other related disciplines. A single prize will be awarded worth $50,000 (Fifty thousand Mexican pesos). The Jury will decide the honorable mentions granted.3 Dissident territories: the emergence of technologyIn order to explore technological developments that differ from industrial ones, this category looks for research and technology development projects who seek for innovations in the use of digital tools and electronic circuits with expressive and experimental means: free hardware and software, bioethical technology, gadget development, applications, devices or any other related disciplines. A single prize will be awarded worth $50,000 (Fifty thousand Mexican pesos). The Jury will decide the honorable mentions granted.4 Concealed order: viral construction of web contentsThis category will welcome those works whose poetics distinguish or surpass conceptions regarding mobile interfaces and information networks. Those that bear important contributions on distribution, expression and collaboration will be more privileged: internet, bluetooth, GPS, radiofrequency, mobile telephony, infrareds or any other related disciplines. A single prize will be awarded worth$35,000 (Thirty five thousand Mexican pesos). The Jury will decide the honorable mentions granted.All works must be submitted after this notification and no later than June 19th at 15:00 hrs.Works postmarked after the application deadline will not be considered. The submission date will be considered only if artworks are sent thorough express mail, not through ordinary mail. Submissions must clearly indicate the category.International submissions must be clearly labeled as “Material cultural sin valor commercial”. THE FESTIVAL WILL NOT COVER MAILING OR OTHER CUSTOMS FEES.Participants agree on these terms. Eventualities shall be resolved by the Festival’s Planning Committee.DocumentationTo learn more about application guidelines, obtain application forms, and other relevant information, please visit:http://en.transitiomx.netor the Multimedia Center website:http://cmm.cenart.gob.mxFor further inquiries and application submission please contact:Centro Nacional de las ArtesCentro MultimediaAvenida Río Churubusco 79, Colonia Country Club,C. P. 04220, Coyoacán, México, D. F.From 10:00 to 15:00 hrs.Ana Villa. Tel. ( 52 55) 41 55 00 00 Ext. 1207concurso03@transitiomx.net
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Data Workshop 5.0 - call for entries

Workshop:Data Workshop 5.0: “Sound Dig”Location:This workshop will be hosted by IMOCA at Plane / Site Galleries on Lad Lane,Dublin 2, just off Baggot Street.Cost:30 EURO (for basic materials, etc..) - 25 EURO for StudentsWhen:30th of August from 10.30 to 17.30Instructors:Lead by Dave Lawrence (UK)Dave Lawrence sound artist/performer, and specialising in digital creativity at Middlesex University (London UK) - someone that ’meddles’ with objects and devices (analogue/electrical/electronic/digital) as part of the practice of exploring sound, its science & nature, composition aesthetics, and the technology & interaction issues involved. Dr Dave, aka Sponde, has created numerous collaborative installations and performances in the UK, and across Europe in Germany, Finland, Portugal, Poland, Greece, and Denmark, and soon to be in The Republic of Ireland.Workshop Description:If you are interested in sound itself and the prospect of prospecting for sound amongst relics of technology and in the physical structures that carry technology, then this workshop might be for you. Its going to be like an archaeological dig – but it’s a delicate search through the architecture and workings of whatever items of technology we can find – almost new, retro, and totally archaic – a search for sound.Bring some things with you to investigate (anything electronic, or something with a motor or some electrical components – any technology really … steam powered would be great.. or mechanical..) – preferably items that hardly ever get used or are gathering dust on the bottom shelf in the kitchen, or in the garage…. and lets explore the possibilities of finding and making interesting sounds. Also, if you have a device to collect and record sounds it might be helpful to bring that along too – but we will have some equipment to share.We will be using custom made contact mics, air mics, picups, an MI5 telephone surveillance device, a VLF receiver, and maybe special vibrating devices here and there too (pending airport security approval…). It will almost certainly involve a degree of surgery (intrusive and non intrusive) to make physical and non-tactile connections to draw out the sounds. Its about caring for the technology, and being respectful of its history, construction and design – being imaginative about sonic potential, and nurturing the new life (sonic and creative) that you can give to that archaic piece of technology.We will use the sounds made and captured to make composition recordings, and also design how our ‘sound dig’ interventions could be used in live performance. As we are working with real objects and technology, there is a sculptural element to what we will be doing too. We hope to make a live public performance on the evening of the workshop, and if you are interested you could take part. The emotional impact of sounds made or captured from physical and real objects/devices can be immense, and that will hopefully be experienced in the workshop. The sounds carry with them the history and nature of that object.To take part in the workshop, you don’t need to be a skilled musician or technician, or experienced in making music in any way (but its fine if you are!) – but you definitely do need to like sound itself, …. and have some time on Sun 30th August 2009,….. and be in Dublin.Registration here
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Michael Una performing at SYNC Fest 08 from Michael Una on Vimeo. From his Vimeo account: Michael Una (http://www.una-love.com/muna) of Chicago investigates how vibrating waves of energy and human consciousness interact. He utilizes traditional musical instruments, handbuilt analog electronics, video processes, digital synthesis, and repurposed objects to build harmonic wave patterns. These patterns are projected into physical space, creating a unique and temporary audiophysical experience.
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