01 PM | 25 Jun

Open Channel, Seminar June 28/07

Free Seminar in Melbourne by Open Channel

FRAMED #05 introduces two hybrid-media artists, fusing filmmaking and the digital arts in their work with remote and indigenous communities, estranged youth and international cross-cultural projects. Filmmaker/ artist Adrian Symes will discuss his experiences working in regional and remote areas, assisting disadvantaged groups, as well as educating young people in new technologies. Presented by OPEN CHANNEL, Digital Harbour and the Australian Film Television & Radio School (AFTRS).

Speakers: Adrian Symes (artist/filmmaker) and Tintin Wulia (filmmaker) Date: Thursday June 28 Time: 12.30 – 2.00pm Venue: Digital Harbour Theatrette, Innovation Building, 1010 Latrobe St, Docklands Cost: Free URL: http://openchannel.org.au/framed/05.html

01 PM | 25 Jun

FREEPLAY 2007

Freeplay, Next Wave’s Independent Game Developer’s Conference is back for 2007, presenting another diverse program of events that will explore the intersections between new media art and gaming culture. Freeplay 2007 will include keynote lectures from prominent international guests; an investigative lecture program featuring pioneering local speakers; and networking opportunities. The conference is designed to cater to indy and DIY game developers, game modders and mappers, creatively frustrated professionals, game development students, animators, and new media artists.

Date: Saturday 18th August Venue: Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne Phone: 03 9329 9422 URL: http://www.nextwave.org.au Email: ulanda@nextwave.org.au for event info, or gamers@nextwave.org.au with ideas for special events or sessions

01 PM | 25 Jun

Liquid Architecture 8- Festival of Sound Arts

Liquid Architecture, Australia’s premier sound-arts festival, celebrates its eighth consecutive year with concerts, artist talks, workshops, forums, live performances, exhibitions, installations, audio-visuals and recorded work. Featuring our most imaginative musicians, composers, film-sound designers and media artists in a sense-specific feast for the ears including international and national guests. Program will tour to Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne; for information regarding tickets, dates and venues, please visit the Liquid Architecture website.Presale Tickets & Season Passes: www.moshtix.com.au URL: http://www.liquidarchitecture.org.au

12 PM | 25 Jun

Twitter news

Have you heard about how the World is heating up? Apparently, we’re heading towards a dramatic climate crisis. Thankfully, the folks at Live Earth are Twittering daily with simple ways we can make an impact and help ourselves out. For example, did you know you can save $200 a year just by washing your clothes in cold water? It’s true, — it’s science!

Live Earth updates: http://twitter.com/liveearth070707

Now for Some Science Fiction

David Hewlett plays Dr. Rodney McKay on Stargate: Atlantis — a sci-fi tv series about an international team of scientists and military personnel on a one-way expedition to the distant Pegasus galaxy. Follow David on Twitter and get a glimpse into the life of a professional actor and self-described Geek.

Dave Hewlett: http://twitter.com/dhewlett

What is the Matrix? Is it a film by the Wachowski brothers starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Hugo Weaving? Yes it is. But it’s also the inspiration for a cool Japanese Twitter mash-up. Check out these Twitter updates as they stream downwards Matrix style.

Twitter Matrix: http://tinyurl.com/2duo7x