05 PM | 02 Jul

Robotic glove lets users feel images

Wearer can take hold of 3D images.

A subsidiary of NTT has developed the technology to make 3D images viewable without special equipment, and a glove that allows users to ‘feel’ the images.

NTT Comware has developed what it calls ‘Tangible-3D Technology’, which uses twin cameras to produce an easily viewed 3D image. A glove loaded with sensors can then be passed over the image to let the user feel the shape and texture.

“This technology reproduces the physical feel of 3D video at a remote location as well as allowing the viewer to reach out and ‘touch’ the person or object on the screen by means of a special device,” said the company in a statement.

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05 PM | 02 Jul

Digital Art Prize 2008

Piemonte Share Award: Digital Art Prize 2008

Piemonte Share Festival announces the second edition of the Share Prize 2008 for digital art. The competition jury will award a prize of $2,500 to the work (published or unpublished) which best represents experimentation between arts and new technologies.

The candidates for the prize will be guests at the 4th edition of the Share Festival, taking place in Turin March 2008 at the Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin.  The contest is open to any Italian and foreign artist using digital technology as a language of creative expression, in all its shapes and formats and in combination with analogue technologies and/or any other material (i.e. computer animation / visual effects, digital music, interactive art, net art, software art, live cinema/vj, audiovisual performance, etc.). Each artist or group can enter up to 3 works. Artists who are part of a group participating in the contest may also enter up to 3 individual works.  Please visit the Piemonte Share Festival website for more information and online registration.

Application Deadline: 30 September, 2007 URL: http://www.toshare.it

05 PM | 02 Jul

Material City 2007

Call for Applications: Material City 2007

In September and October this year the City of Melbourne will host Material City, a platform for dialogue and exchange featuring a program of artists talks, panel discussions and intensive creative workshops that aim to encourage artists to explore a range of alternative responses to working in Melbourne’s urban spaces. The City of Melbourne is calling for applications from artists, sound designers, performers, writers and creative producers to participate in one of the following workshops: SIAL (Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory) Sound Studio Creative Lab from the 22nd-24th of September, or PVI Collective Creative Lab from September 30th to October 3rd.

Applications close Monday, August 6th. For more details, selection criteria and application forms, please visit the City of Melbourne’s website. URL: htttp://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/arts Phone: 03 9658 9658

05 PM | 02 Jul

Tape Projects Zine/DVD Issue #2

Tape Projects is now calling for works for the second instalment of its quarterly zine/DVD series. For this cross-format publication, we are looking for your high-quality submissions that are screen, sound or print-based. If your creative brain-flow has taken the form of short/experimental art videos, animations, hybrid works, sound pieces, drawings, photographs or collages then flow it our way.  The chosen works will be included in a limited release DVD, accompanied by a mono-colour printed zine.

Deadline for submissions: July 14th 2007 URL: http://www.tapeprojects.org/files/pdf/TapeZine2Call.pdf Email: hq@tapeprojects.org

05 PM | 02 Jul

“25 sacks for ya back”

Design Competition & Exhibition

To celebrate 25 years of Melbourne Fringe, Crumpler is calling out for artists to create original bag designs that will be made into 25 one-off custom Crumpler bags. We’re looking for designs that celebrate the flavour of Melbourne Fringe and Crumpler – creative, rebellious and Melbourne-all-over. Be creative, use your imagination. We’re looking for original ideas that engage the theme in an interesting way. Our 25 favourite entries will be turned into custom made Crumpler bags, and displayed for the duration of The Age 2007 Melbourne Fringe Festival. 25 sacks for ya back will be listed as a Special Event in the Festival Guide and on the Festival website, with plenty of additional exposure at the busy Crumpler Store on the corner of Smith and Gertrude Streets in Fitzroy. In addition to the excitement of seeing your very own design turned into a one-off Crumpler bag and displayed during the Festival, the 25 winning artists will get to keep their bag following the Festival.

Entrants are asked to provide an initial submission file for judging purposes only – Crumpler will request the original work / high resolution files should you win the competition. Please limit the size of your entry to no larger than A4 size (210mm high x 297mm wide) at 150dpi, and ensure that each entry is no larger than 1MB. Adobe Illustrator files are preferred, but files may also be submitted in PDF, TIFF, JPG, or PSD format. Include your name, postal address, email address and telephone number with your entry.

Entry Deadline: July 29th 2007, 5:00pm AEST Email your entry to communications@melbournefringe.com.au, with ‘Crumpler’ in the subject field. Up to three different entries will be accepted per person – each entry must be sent separately.

Melbourne Fringe Festival dates: 26 September – 14 October http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/corporate/2006/festival/about