marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Tue Sep 16 01:35:45 CEST 2008


1. MARTYN WARE & FRIENDS @ D3 - DIGITAL DESIGN DAY - Wednesday, 17th  
September, Southbank Centre

For more information on Cybersonica and associated projects visit the  


Wednesday, 17th September, 11am-6pm
Purcell Room & Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer, Southbank Centre, Belvedere  
Road, London SE1 8XX <www.southbankcentre.co.uk>
Cost: Free
Nearest tube: Waterloo, Embankment

More info at: <<www.londondesignfestival.com>>

The First staging of a dedicated day of all things digital design with  
installations and interactive elements to please everyone. Come and  
get your hands on the latest technology and be inspired by a range of  
demonstrations and performances from across the digital community.  
Digital Design Day is scheduled to include a 2-hour session run by  
Apple on techniques, tips and insights. The day concludes with the  
Y-Design Awards; a celebration of the best creative talent in the UK's  
digital community.

Between 1.15-2.15pm, Martyn Ware presents a showcase of innovation in  
interactivity and digital media.

Martyn is best known as a seminal 80s pop icon and co-founder of The  
Human League and Heaven 17. However, through the <<Illustrious  
Company>> - his recent creative venture with Vince Clarke of Depeche  
Mode, Yazoo and Erasure - and his current Arts Council supported  
convergent art project, the <<Future Of Sound>>, Martyn has been  
working with and and showcasing some of the latest developments in  
convergent media and emergent technologies. For Digital Design Day he  
invites a selection of inventive practitioners to share and discuss  
their work - guests include:
Eva Rucki - co-founder of <<Troika>> - a multi-disciplinary art and  
design practice.
Mike Faulkner of <<D-Fuse>> - a collective of London based artists who  
explore a wide range of creative media.
<<Andy Huntington>> - an interaction design consultant specialising in  
software and hardware prototyping and development.
Fiddian Warman - Managing Director and a <<Soda>> founder who has  
steered the company's evolution in developing creative tools that help  
communities work, play and learn together.


Sunday, 2nd - Sunday, 9th November
The Basement, Argus Lofts, 24 Kensington St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4AJ


As part of our programme for 2008 Cybersonica is collaborating with  
the Future of Sound and <<Lighthouse>> & with the support of <<The  
Basement>> and <<SCAN>> to develop the AV Lab - a week-long  
residential creative & practical workshop exploring sound, moving  
image, art and technology - funded by the National Lottery through the  
Arts Council England. This will take place at The Basement , Argus  
Lofts, 24 Kensington St, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4AJ from Sunday,  
2nd - Sunday, 9th November 2008.

The Future Of Sound 08-09 Tour is a national showcase for the latest  
developments in music, sound and convergent art to six arts and campus  
venues across the UK between November 08 - April 09: including De La  
Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea; De Montfort University, Leicester; and  
the BFI IMAX, London. Cybersonica are tour residents - and so to make  
the most of this opportunity and ensure Cybersonica?s contribution is  
inventive and collaborative we?re creating an experimental, playful  
space in which the themes Future Of Sound explores can be tried and  
tested in practice beforehand.

The AV Lab will bring together a group of 8-12 participants, a small  
delivery team of 3-5 active practitioners and a mix of guest  
contributors from the Cybersonica/Future Of Sound networks with unique  
outlooks and specialist skill sets. The workshop will make practical  
use of the Illustrious 3D-AudioScape surround sound system,  
Lighthouse?s training expertise, network and resources and numerous  
examples of the creative application of technology in immersive media  
and convergent art.

The AV Lab aims to:
- focus on live, audiovisual performance that explores  
crossdisciplinary collaboration and the use of new technologies;
- create a framework in which musicians/DJs/electronic music makers  
and visualisers working in film/animation/motion graphics/photography  
can share their work, realise new technological possibilities, be  
inspired, challenged and stretched, develop new ideas and collaborate  
with others;
- support, document and disseminate the developmental creative process  
that enables this all to happen.

We're looking for participants that are genuinely interested in  
exploring new forms and approaches to live audiovisual performance -  
moving away from the keyboard, mouse and screen and into the physical  
realm. We're interested in practitioners who can demonstrate a strong  
awareness of both the aural and the visual and a desire to explore the  
interplay between them. We're in equal need of people with a strong  
conceptual sensibility as those with developed technical ability -  
overall we hope to convene a group with a wide range of outlooks,  
perspectives and skills. Most of all we're trying to find people with  
ideas in need of collaborators to help them be realised. If this  
sounds like you then we'd really like to hear from you.

We're now accepting applications from artists and practitioners who  
would like to participate in the AV Lab and in future Cybersonica and  
the Future Of Sound programming. We're open to interest from non UK  
residents but will only be able to contribute towards travel within  
the UK.

Deadline: Monday, 22nd September 2008
Notification: Monday, 29th September 2008
Details, entry forms and terms: Available for download (Word document)  
from the website <<avlab.cybersonica.org>>


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