2007 ANAT Emerging Technologies Mentorship
ANAT is offering the opportunity for young and emerging practitioners
working with distributed, portable, online, wearable, gaming, mobile
and emerging platforms to undertake a three-month mentorship with an
established practitioner of their choice.
The mentorship enables an emerging artist to explore new creative
directions, to expand technical skills and increase knowledge of
networks, debates and business practice. Applicants are invited to
select a mentor and develop a program of activity spanning a
three-month period. By utilising emerging technologies the mentor may
be accessed locally, nationally or internationally and the successful
applicant will maintain a blog for the duration of the mentorship on
the ANAT server.
Applicants must be emerging technologies practitioners who are 30 years
or under. The mentorship will provide a fee for the mentoree ($7,200
excl GST) and a fee for the mentor ($1,800 excl GST). The mentorship
program should be completed by early December 2007.
ANAT APPLICATIONS CLOSE 3 AUGUST 2007
ANAT guidelines and application
forms are available on our web site http://www.anat.org.au.
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REVEALING THE GLOBAL THREAT OF BIRD FLU
A unique and revealing insight into the global threat posed by the
current epidemic of H5N1 avian influenza was provided to more than 150
guests at the 2007 Snowdon Lecture held recently at CSIRO Livestock
Industries’ Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) in Geelong.
The Lecture, Avian Influenza Epizooties: Where do we stand in 2007, was
presented by Dr Bernard Vallat, Director General of the Paris-based
World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE).
According to Dr Vallat the current epidemic of highly pathogenic avian
influenza is a major global concern. One of the main constraints to
controlling the outbreaks is the weakness of national veterinary
services in many developing countries.
Dr Vallat discussed the OIE’s assessment that capacity building and
improvement of veterinary services and infrastructures is essential in
more than 100 countries, not only for the current avian influenza crisis
but for all future emerging and re-emerging diseases linked with
globalisation and climatic changes.
“The current highly pathogenic H5N1 strain with its rapid spread over
continents and its pandemic potential has led to a global influenza
crisis,” Dr Vallat said. “Although the majority of countries infected in
2006 succeeded in eradicating the disease, the situation in some
countries remains very worrisome.”
More info on the CSIRO website
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sets out to find her twenty-seven siblings. That’s the premise of
“Where Are The Joneses?” a new interactive comedy done in the
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and watch online at YouTube. You can also follow Dawn’s adventures
via her Twitter udpates.
Dawn Jones: http://twitter.com/dawnjones