Archive for December, 2007

Futuresonic 2008

Thursday, December 6th, 2007

Futuresonic 2008
Urban Festival of Art, Music & Ideas
1-4 May, Manchester, UK

The Futuresonic international conference and the Social Technologies Summit invite proposals for talks, presentations, workshops and session themes. Submissions of innovative formats for social interaction are encouraged.

The conference theme is The Social - Online, Mobile and Unplugged Social Networking.

The Futuresonic conference is a place where important international discussions take place. The conference will bring together leading figures to unpick the hype around the latest technological zeitgeist, broaden the debate, and propose and explore a critical understanding of social technologies.

Deadline for conference submissions — 5pm 18th December 2007

See also — A GBP 5000 commission plus many other opportunities are available in the Futuresonic 2008 Art, Music & EVNTS calls for submissions.

Container Project is inviting individuals and small groups of digital artists, filmmakers, musicians and creative computer practitioners, with an interest in community and network practices to participate in the 5th Anniversary Workshop Series hosted at The Container in Jamaica in 2008.

‘As We Move’ is a concept for community project practitioners interested in sharing the use of new techniques and tools to extend creative projects. Areas of interest are: the use of digital media in storytelling; free and open source software and other digital resources; networks and online tools for communication and promotion of projects; and the development of network-related projects to explore social contexts.

The Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT) is supporting the project by providing a supplementary Professional Development Travel Grant for one Australian resident, to cover travel expenses to deliver a workshop. Funding applications are to be submitted to ANAT by the end of February. For more information on the grant please visit

‘As We Move’ is a year-long series of themed workshops, commencing in April 2008. Participants can stay in Jamaica from two weeks to three months. Interested participants should indicate the duration of time that would best suit the workshop and available dates.

There are limited places available, and selection of participants will be made on the basis of: suitability of the project or idea; and potential benefit to the local community and artists involved in the project.

If you are interested in delivering a workshop that meets with any of the expressed objectives, or have a workshop that you think the project would benefit from, you are invited to apply. Please send a brief outline of the project idea and how the expedition will fulfil workshop goals to [email protected]

The application period is from October 5th to January 8th 2008 with applicants to be notified during February 2008. For more details go to or contact mervin Jarman (sic), Director, at [email protected]

For more information on the Container Project please visit

ANAT is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council its arts funding and advisory body, by the South Australian Government through Arts SA and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.