Liverpool's creative developement agency ACME are launching the brand new network in September. OK it has the same name as the old Liverpool network but we are promised something brand new and a bit more function than the old site, as it has been built from the ground up by Design Agency Splinter. I should know I helped with the user testing, so I hope they took my advice.
Yes, ACME has been busy reinventing this unique site that promotes Liverpool's creative community, and it will soon be ready for creatives to update their profile and portfolio, and re-connect with others and with your Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn accounts.
emoto is a unique data art project that captures and visualises the emotional response to the London 2012 Olympic Games as medals are won and lost. Visit emoto as the events unfold to find out which athletes and topics are most discussed, or view all current messages related to the Games. emototracks Twitter for themes related to the Games, analyses the messages for content and emotional expressions, and visualise topics and tone of the conversation.
Artists Brief: Baring Foundation and Your Housing Sheltered Scheme Project.
tenantspin are working with the Baring Foundation and Your Housing sheltered scheme residents to create a special project which addresses the digital divide and becoming even more creative as we age. We are looking to recruit an artist who can inspire and engage with older people and technology - http://www.fact.co.uk/get-
Towering high into the sky the column of air will rise and rise above the Mersey Estuary. and will be visible from 60 Miles away, this is really going to be quite cool once it finally gets working. Here in a video interview Anthony discusses the project and how he started out creating pieces made of mist.
Can you lend a day to help create something amazing? A SMALL CINEMA IN NORTH MANCHESTER
Re-Dock need some hands on deck to help us turn an unused space in Moston into a community screening theatre. They need volunteers and skilled tradesfolk, as well as contributions of basic materials > timber, plaster board, paint etc.if you can help.
Accessibility is an artist residency located on the campus of Cleveland State Community College in East Tennessee. During the last two weeks of October, selected artists are invited to create new works of art that deal primarily with the use of new media and technology. Cleveland is located 30 minutes from Chattanooga, 2 hours from Atlanta and Nashville and 90 minutes from Knoxville. Chattanooga was recently recognized as “Gig City”, being the first city to offer the fastest internet in the Western Hemisphere at 1 gig per second. The residency will also include weekly films, lectures, demonstrations and discussions involving the community, artists, students, and information technologists in a dialogue that brings awareness to the connections between technology, art and culture.
Sheltered housing residents will take to the stage next week as part of a musical and technology initiative entitled Connected: From Gaslight to Satellite. All part of the fantastic tenantspin’s programme at FACT.
The Positive People’s Platform are a group of over-50s residents from Sheltered Housing Schemes from across Liverpool, they have been working with tenantspin, FACT and professional artists to create a musical that tells some of their tales, woes and experiences of technology.
The project is being delivered in partnership with Liverpool Mutual Homes, the Positive People’s Platform and will bring guests together for an evening of musical and technological entertainment.
Arts Council are giving an introduction for their National Portfolio Organisations on Wednesday this week. Digital innovation is one of the key priorities in the Arts Council’s five year plan.
The seminar is aimed at cultural organisationsand and will explain how they should plan their approach to digital working and achieving a presence in the digital media space?
Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival, the only festival of its kind in the UK, returns to the city from 6 - 15 July after a record 10th year in 2011. With a packed programme of music, dance, performance, visual art, comedy, debates, talks, workshops, film, exhibitions and poetry - including many free events - this year’s festival promises to be bigger than ever.
Key events include a World Premiere at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on 15th July from the Alif Ensemble and the play Rest Upon the Wind at Unity Theatre from veteran actor and writer Nadim Sawalha. Festival goers can also enjoy a breathtaking solo piece from ballet dancer Ayman Safiah at St Georges Hall on 14 July. The talented young dancer has been dubbed ‘The Arab Billy Elliot’ and has just been snapped up by dance guru Matthew Bourne’s company New Adventures.
AND festival preview events 22- 23 June 2012
Abandon Normal Devices Festival heads back to Manchester during the Olympic summer, with an eclectic programme of art, new cinema and digital culture.Celebrations begin with the AND Festival Preview, Fri 22 - Sat 23 Jun, timed to coincide with the Manchester leg of the Olympic Torch Relay.