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Daphne Dragona on Wed, 4 Jul 2007 23:03:26 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> SL & Chiptunes LABworkshops - Call for participation


LABworkshops: Second Life & Chiptunes

Call for participation 


17. - 21.07.2007:
Second Life (SL) is an online virtual world currently inhabited by over six million "residents". The workshop hosted in Laboral explores SL as a platform for art _expression_, activism and critique. It will be led by a machinima professional, two media artists and a programmer who work on SL on a practical and theoretical level using it as an ideal platform to share ideas and to perform. Participants will learn through collaborative work how to make machinimas, how to write basic scripts and how to use SL as a platform for social action and artistic _expression_.
Workshop led by: 
RICARD GRAS (ESP) is an artist, producer and director of machinima Europe Board. He explores new creative uses for technologies and relationships between art and the media. In 2003, he founded LA-INTERACTIVA, one of the companies that are officially in charge of the development of SL.  
KRISTIAN LUKIC (SERBIA) is a writer, artist and a cultural and game researcher. He is a program manager in New Media Center -
kuda.org and the founder of Eastwood - Real Time Strategy Group and also of Napon - Institute for flexible culture and technologies.  
ILIAS MARMARAS (GR) is a new media artist and a leading member of the international group Personal Cinema. He has been working in gaming environments and game art since 1999.  
YANNIS SCOULIDAS (GR) is a technical director, administrator and programmer of Personal Cinema and specialist in software and hardware.

Deadline Extension: 8 July 2007 
Registration: www.laboralcentrodearte.org 
Registration fee: 50 € 
Working language: English/ Spanish 

26. - 27.07.2007: CHIPTUNES - 8BIt MUSIC
8bit sound and music is a distinctive feature of early videogames, and has become a seminal contemporary music style utilized by artists and DJs in engaging live audiovisual performances and remixes. This workshop will bring together creators from US and Spain who will work with young people to create music using Gameboys. The workshop will close with an evening of Chiptunes performances with sounds by the artists, the workshop participants and visuals by media artists Entter.
Workshop led by: 
HAEYOUNG KIM (BUBBLYFISH) (KO) is a sound artist and composer who explores the textures of sounds and their cultural representation. Her work has been presented in art venues, clubs and new media festivals around the world.  
CHRIS BURKE (GLOMAG) (USA) has been making 8bit music since 2001. He has performed in many countries and his music has played in films, on television and on the Internet. The machinima series "This Spartan Life", features his music as well as other 8bit artists and is featured in Gameworld.  
RABATO(ESP) composes music with the famous software Littlesounddj created by Johan Kotlinski for a Nintendo Gameboy consoles. He is the co-founder of microBCN and has participated in festivals and concerts in various cities.  
YES, ROBOT (ESP) mix Gameboy sounds with other instruments like synthesizes, samples and toys modified by themselves. They are founding members of the 8bit collective microBCN. 
ENTTER(ESP) is formed by Raúl Berrueco and Raquel Meyers. Entter was formed to create a collective space for the _expression_ of the common restlessness felt by many creative people in the interactive media art field. Their fields of research include AVperformance, installations, non-linear narrative, videogames, interfaces, experimental music, VJing and net.art.

Deadline: 16 July 2007 
Registration: www.laboralcentrodearte.org 
Registration fee: 25 € 
Working language: English and Spanish 

Concept of workshops: 
Daphne Dragona, independent new media arts curator, Athens 
Carl Goodman, Deputy Director and Director of Digital Media,Museum of the Moving Image, New York

Organised by:
LABoral Centre for Art and Creative Industries 
Director: Rosina Gómez - Baeza 
Universidad Laboral s/n, 33394 Gijón, Asturias - Spain 
T. +34 985 185 577 F. +34 985 337 355 
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Activities will take place at the workshop premises of the LABoral Centre for Art and Creative Industries

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