::fibreculture:: ANAT Digest :: September 2011

Australian Network for Art & Technology anat at anat.org.au
Fri Sep 9 09:54:19 CEST 2011

Welcome to the ANAT Digest :: 9 September 2011


Filter 77 :: Making Creative Practice Pay
The latest edition of Filter Magazine is now online. Filter 77  
discusses perceptions on the economic value of art and culture - and  
looks at opportunities and business models that creative practitioners  
can utilise to make creative practice pay.

ISEA2011 Istanbul :: 14 - 21 September 2011
The World Is Everything That is The Case
As part of ISEA2011 Istanbul, the 17th International Symposium on  
Electronic Art, ANAT is presenting the exhibition Uncontainable: The  
World is Everything That Is The Case, which explores the migratory  
nature of artistic practice; acting as a global mediation between the  
aesthetics of trade along the peregrine, wandering routes that lead  
towards meaning. ANAT CEO Gavin Artz will be presenting on Trans- 
Disciplinary Teams in the Arts at the Creative Industries panel  
session.  Presentations from ANAT Board Members include Ross Harley on  
Transdisciplinary Studio Practice and Jasmin Stephens onCurating and  
Archiving New Media Art.  ISEA2011 will also feature presentations by  
many ANAT affiliates including  Mari Velonaki, TIna Gonsalves, Sean  
Cubitt,  Kathy Cleland and Danielle Wilde.  ANAT wishes our collegues,  
members and friends an exciting ISEA2011 - we're looking forward to  
hearing all about it!

The Festival of Unpopular Culture :: ANAT Panel Session
Embedding Culture in the Built Environment :: 16 October 2011, Adelaide
Conceived as a kind of fringe to the 2011 Adelaide Festival of Ideas,  
the Festival of Unpopular Culture is an attempt to strip away the  
prejudices that we attach to things like fine art, pop culture, sport,  
"youth", environmentalism and the politics of left and right. ANAT's  
panel discussion - Embedding Culture in the Build Environment - will  
look at processes for embedding culture within green-field and  
repurposed environments and introduce its new project ECHOLOGY: Making  
Sense of Data - a three-year research, development and production  
project focused on real-time data-generated public artworks.

Synapse 6 Blog :: Dr George Poonkhin Khut
'Brighthearts' Project at The Children's Hospital, Westmead
In his Synapse residency, Dr Khut is working alongside Dr Angie  
Morrow, a paediatrician with Kids Rehab at The Childrens Hospital  
Westmead. Together they will pursue research into the development of  
an interactive, multimedia device for children to aid in the relief of  
pain and anxiety associated with undergoing recurrent painful  
rehabilitative and surgical procedures. The 'Brighthearts' Project  
Blog is now online.

ANAT Members Survey
Opportunity to tell us what you would like from ANAT
ANAT believes that social media and online environments have caused a  
significant cultural shift, changing how we interact with groups and  
organisations.  We would like to know how and why you are currently  
involved with ANAT and how you would like to see this develop in the  
future.  You can take the survey here.

Industry Highlights

The Digital Culture Public Sphere
Opportunity to Participate in Policy Development in Australia
On the 11th August 2011 Minister Crean released a discussion paper  
seeking public input on aNational Cultural Policy. This consultation  
will help determine a 10 year strategic vision to ensure our arts,  
cultural and creative endeavours resonate with a 21st century,  
globally competitive, internationally celebrated and culturally  
diverse Australia.  The Office of Senator Kate Lundy in collaboration  
with the Office of Minister Simon Crean is running a Digital Culture  
Public Sphere consultation to look specifically at the digital arts  
and industries as well as opportunities for cultural institutions  
around digitisation, public engagement and collaboration. This  
consultation will result in a submission that will be presented  
directly to the Minister as part of the broader National Cultural  
Policy consultation.

The Darkest Puzzle
Imagine a story that isn’t just set in a fictional story world, but in  
a world that merges and overlaps with your own. Imagine if the  
characters from that story came to life allowing you to exchange ideas  
with them, even meet them. Welcome to the world of Alternate Reality  

Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award 2011 :: Netherlands
Applications due 12 September 2011 for projects December 2011 - May 2012
The Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Award highlights and explores the  
exciting and novel possibilities between design, artistic practice and  
Life Sciences. Inaugurated by the Netherlands Genomics Initiative, the  
Centre for Society and Genomics, and Waag Society, the Designers &  
Artists 4 Genomics Award aims to stimulate emerging designers and  
artists to delve into the world of bio-art, and produce new work in  
close collaboration with the Netherlands most prestigious Genomics  
Centres, for example in the field of sustainability, food, health, bio- 
informatics, agriculture, and safety.

Expressions of Interest for developing Interactive Play Space
The City of Marion :: Adelaide, South Australia
The City of Marion, in southern metropolitan Adelaide, is interested  
in talking to artists who are working with GIS / mobile phone based  
technology to engage in the development of an interactive play space  
in a regional reserve and other community based projects. For more  
information please contact Marg Edgecombe, Unit Manager, Arts &  
Cultural Development on (08) 8375 6682,  emailmarg.edgecombe at marion.sa.gov.au 
  or Brett Grimm, Landscape Architect, on (08) 74206474, emailbrett.grimm at marion.sa.gov.au


6th International Conference on the Philosophy of Computer Games
29 - 31 January 2011 :: Madrid, Spain :: Abstracts due 1 October 2011
The call to  submit papers to the 6th International Conference on the  
Philosophy of Computer Games is now open. The conference theme is The  
Nature of Player Experience. Over the past decade, the topic of player  
experience has attracted attention from a multitude of disciplines and  
practices focusing on computer games. Accepted papers will have a  
clear focus on philosophy and philosophical issues in relation to  
computer games and will refer to specific examples from computer games  
rather than merely invoke them in general terms. Papers should examine  
the philosophical underpinnings of player experience from a variety of  
perspectives. Some papers may be accepted for alternative forms of  
presentation, such as poster sessions, workshops, or demonstrations.

MediaArtHistory REWIRE Confernece
28 - 30 September 2011 :: Liverpool, UK
The Rewire conference will increase the voltage and ignite key debates  
within the internationally distributed network of histories, and will  
illuminate the global phenomena of media art by discussing new  
paradigms for media art histories including Science and Technology  
Studies and Cybernetics, the connections between such histories and  
those of new technologies and computing, the relations between media  
art and craft, media archaeology, and institutional and curatorial  
responses to media art. Rewire will be supplemented with performances,  
book launches, workshops and special events, and runs concurrently  
with the AND Festival which will be hosted at numerous sites across  

CiSRA Extreme Imaging Competition for Tertiary Students
Enter by 3 October 2011 :: Submit research by 1 November 2011
The CiSRA Extreme Imaging competition focuses on imaging science and  
projects where students make equipment that can produce images beyond  
the boundaries of creative photography and video. It aims to stretch  
the imagination of tertiary students completing a supervised research  
project as part of their studies and we expect projects may cover –  
but are not limited to - areas such as medical imaging, astronomy or  
image manipulation. The extreme component of this competition could  
relate to the ‘where’, the ‘what’ or ‘how’ the image is captured and  
manipulated and the prize will be awarded for the equipment or  
technique that most extends the boundaries of imaging.   The prize  
will be awarded for the best student research prize in the area of  
"extreme imaging" and will comprise $5000 for the winning student or  
students and $5000 for their supervisor. A Canon 5D Mark II DSLR will  
be awarded to the runner-up.

Creative Australia Artists Grants
Applications close 10 October 2011
The Inter-Arts Office invites proposals from artists developing  
ambitious new work for its New Art Initiative. This is part of the  
five-year Creative Australia funding program from the Australian  
Government.  New Art Creative Development grants are for artists  
wishing to explore innovative ideas and collaborations to make major  
new artworks possible. In 2011, you can apply for $30,000 to develop  
your art project which might include honing your plans and concept,  
developing a model or prototype, finding partners, and securing other  
sources of funding. This initiative is open to independent artists,  
curators and producers working across all artforms, including dance,  
literature, music, theatre, visual arts, hybrid, digital and  
interdisciplinary art.

Science Graduates - Stop Explaining and Start Dancing!
2011 Dance Your Ph.D Contest :: Closes 10 October 2011
The dreaded question: “So, what’s your Ph.D. research about?” You take  
a deep breath and launch into the explanation. People’s eyes begin to  
glaze over…  At times like these, don’t you wish you could just turn  
to the nearest computer and show people an online video of your Ph.D.  
thesis interpreted in dance form?  Now you can. And while you’re at  
it, you can win $1000, achieve immortal geek fame on the Internet, and  
be recognized by Science for your effort.  This year, Dance Your Ph.D.  
is sponsored by TEDxBrussels. The creator of the best Ph.D. dance gets  
a free trip and hotel stay in Brussels to be crowned the winner at the  
TEDx conference on 22 November 2011.

ELO 2012 Electrifying Literature :: Call for Submissions
Deadline 30 November 2011 :: Conference 20 - 23 June 2012
The 2012 Electronic Literature Organization Conference will be held in  
conjunction with a juried Media Arts Show open to the public at the  
Monongalia Arts Center in Morgantown, West Virginia, with an  
accompanying online exhibit to bring works from the ELO Conference to  
a wider audience. ELO 2012 invites titles and proposals of no more  
than 500 words, including a brief description of the content and  
format of the presentation, and contact information for the  
presenter(s).  All proposals will receive peer-to-peer review by the  
ELO and will be considered on their own terms. Non-traditional and  
traditional formats will be subject to the same peer-to-peer review  

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