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INTERFACE AMNESTY 2

OPEN CALL TO MAKERS/ARTISTS/MUSICIANS/COMPOSERS/DIY/TECH STARTUPS

OPEN CALL FOR MEDIA TECH and ALT. DEVICE SHOPKEEPS!

APRIL 10th 2010 12-5pm

BLACKBURN PENNINES LANCASHIRE, SHOPFRONT TBC...watch this space

SUBMISSION DEADLINE 19th MARCH 2010

 Interface Amnesty is back at AND festival!

Like a sound tech gypsy wedding we don't know our exact venue yet but we will be in a shopfront in Blackburn for AND festival for the last day of the festival. Unlike a gypsy wedding it wont be a beautiful opulent folk ceremony but instead a beautiful rough & ready tech-folk event championing a resurgence of art and craft through technology!

DIY tech through youtube howto's, tech startups, circuit bending, twitter hacks, Processing programming, arduinos, muios, MAKE magazine and hackspace culture are making an impact on how we make art media and music.

Interface Amnesty is a temporary shopfront and car boot for people making and hacking their own interfaces and devices to make art and music!

So come along contribute, get a table show off your device or just meet the makers and play

Email amnesty (at) soundnetwork.org.uk with your ideas for presenting your devices. Each participant gets a table and power to present their work informally to the public, must have a hands on element!

DEADLINE 19th MARCH 2010

Have a look at last year's event here
http://fact.tv/videos/watch/715

And check it out in the brand new awesome AND Festival programme

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AV FESTIVAL

5/14 MARCH 2010 

NEWCASTLE GATESHEAD / MIDDLESBOROUGH / SUNDERLAND

FEAT. OWL PROJECT & ED CARTER /CHARLAMAGNE PALESTINE / IAIN SINCLAIR & GRAHAM DOLPHIN / SEMICONDUCTOR TO NAME A FEW

AV Festival 10, the biennial international Festival of electronic arts,
taking place from 5-14 March 2010. The Festival theme is energy: a
universal force that connects, transforms and renews life. Exploring
energy from scientific, technological, environmental and spiritual
perspectives we present work that resonates across NewcastleGateshead,
Sunderland, Middlesbrough, and beyond.

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HOW?WHY?DIY!
Liverpool's show you how and why event!

A hands on DIY technology event covering everything from household cable tidy's, old ipod hacks, drawdios, social media and more; you decide by contributing!

After meeting some great people at Interface Amnesty we felt this kind of thing needs to grow and why restrict it to just art and music? And there are tonnes of people who agree!

How?Why?DIY! aims to be an even more hands on affair with a family friendly atmosphere and lots of stuff to see and do.

This is not a SoundNetwork event it's an independent volunteer based project with a fast growing community of people of all kinds built on a ning site.

The fabulous Ignite Liverpool event last night  at John Moores University #igniteliv was started up via How and why and there's now a thriving online community on there: So join up and contribute and get involved!

SoundNetwork designer Richard White has donated the interface amnesty typeface for the logo and we are going to do some family friendly workshops

Join up on Facebook http://bit.ly/a0bprp
And follow How Why DIY! on twitter @HowWhyDIY & use the #howwhydiy hashtag

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 MAKER FAIRE

Newcastle 13th - 14th March 2010

http://www.makerfaire.com/newcastle/2010/

If you can't wait to find out more about the DIY hacking and making ethic and can make it over to Newcastle for the 13th or 14th March, then you should definitely visit this year's UK Maker Faire. This is what inspired us to start up Interface Amnesty! It's a big festival of all sorts of interesting and quirky electronic goodness.

More details are at http://www.makerfaire.com/newcastle/2010/ and if you make it over then come and say hello at the MCQN Ltd stand ; Adrian and North West hackspace made the fantastic synth and Infrared harp you can see at the start of our AND movie http://fact.tv/videos/watch/715

 

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GIGS

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THE CALM PROJECT
12/03/2010 20:00 The Zanzibar
43 Seel st, liverpool, Northwest L1 4AZ
Ask for tickets from myspace or thecalmproject@hotmail.co.uk

ELECTRONIC ORCHESTRAL SOUND WITH A TORCH SINGER FOR THE 21ST CENTURY. THIS MUSIC IS THE SOUNDTRACK FOR THE TWIST AND TURNS THAT LIFE THROWS AT US. THE MUSIC IS POWERFUL AND CINEMATIC, PROVIDING A DARK TALE THAT IGNITES ARE INNER SOUL, WHICH IS SCREAMING TO BE SET FREE.

The Calm Project, is a band that blends orchestral samples and real instruments with electronic beats, and passionate vocals, their influences range from Bjork, Boards of canada, prefuse 73, to Gorecki, Clint Mancell. This blend of styles and influences create the Calm Project, an electronic orcheatral band that will score the music for the twist and turns in your life, their live shows are mysterious and passionate, going from a beautiful lament then turning into a gigantic beat, this is something not to be missed!
 
http://www.myspace.com/thecalmproject

 

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foals


Samizdat Presents: FOALS
The Kazimier
Wolstenholme Square
Liverpool L1 4JJ
United Kingdom

Thursday 29 April 2010


Web: http://www.thekazimier.co.uk
Tickets

The wonderful Samizdat present the brill Foals at the Kazimier next month one not to be missed!!!! CAREFUL it WILL sell out…

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