01 AM | 30 May

Engage Media

PLACE: Southeast Asia, Australia and the Pacific DEADLINE: Ongoing

Engage Media is a video sharing site about social justice and environmental issues in Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. EngageMedia aims to demystify and provide access to free and open source video technologies, create an online archive of independent video productions using open content licenses and form a peer network of video makers, educators and screening organizations. To find out more information or become involved with Engage, contact them or visit the website.

E: contact@engagemedia.org URL: http://engagemedia.org

01 AM | 30 May


The 24/7 “Lifecast” of Justin’s (no not Timberlake’s) life and the foundation of a new platform for live online video. Stay tuned Justin rolls out new channels and new features . You can also chat while watching and its fun! Images break up a lot but you can see this type of site becoming very popular! http://www.justin.tv/

01 AM | 30 May


Fleck is a free Web annotation tool for marking up blogs, Web sites, and social networking profiles with little sticky notes. The service launched late last year as a Firefox-only tool and has since added compatibility with Internet Explorer. Fleck, like other annotation tools, can be a dead-simple way to collaborate and leave visual feedback for others without the hassle of software or the complexity of more advanced business collaboration tools.Managing annotations with Fleck is very simple. Just plug a URL from any Web site into Fleck.com and you’re ready to go. You can create and move around small yellow bullets that double as full-sized sticky notes when you expand them. Everything is managed from a floating toolbar that resides on the bottom of your browser window. The toolbar gives you straightforward access to add and share annotations with others. You can send off your notes to someone via e-mail or publish them straight to your blog if you’re a WordPress user and are willing to install the plug-in on the server that’s running your blogging tool.

01 AM | 30 May

Artificial Reality and Telexistence

17th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence Supported by ArtAbilitation 2007 November 28-30, 2007 Aalborg University Esbjerg, Denmark

ICAT is the oldest international conference on Virtual Reality and Telexistence. State of the art innovations in the technology are presented alongside novel ways to transfer and express information. Artistic and societal works are also presented via panels, demos and workshops. Researchers are invited to submit papers on novel theories, methods, applications and practices related to Artificial- Augmented- Mixed- Virtual- Realities and Telexistence. Suggested topics are listed over.

Denmark, Esbjerg city and region are delighted to be the host for the 17th ICAT International Conference which in its history has never been outside of Asia/Pacific.

Esbjerg was named as Danish city of the year 2006. The country’s 5th largest city is situated on the beautiful South West Coast of the Jutland peninsula in the middle of the country’s loveliest holiday area on the shores of the North Sea and surrounded by woodlands and parklands. The city is recognized as the GATEWAY TO SCANDINAVIA and is known as an educational Mecca with 11 institutes of higher education. Numerous museums and galleries present international and national works. The local architecture is wondrous -from faithfully restored Viking sites that illustrate the country’s cultural history -to the ultramodern Performing Arts Centre, Musikhuset which was designed by Utzon (architect of the Sydney Opera House, Australia). Legendary seafaring stories can be accessed by visiting the local fisheries museum where visitors can also have ‘close encounters’ with all form of sea life. Excellent opportunities abound in shopping via Denmark’s longest pedestrian street.

Esbjerg is also the ideal starting point for visits to LEGO or the home of the fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen.

The Mayor & the people of Esbjerg look forward to welcoming you to the city.

For further information on ICAT 2007 or ArtAbilitation: info@icat2007.org Anja Hergesell

Call for Papers: – see also www. icat2007.org – Deadline July 1st 2007

09 PM | 29 May

AFROBEATS at Uber Lingua

… St Jeromes May 31st

After featuring Chief Boima from San Francisco, doing the Melbourne Funk Ball 3, presenting Japanese rappers Makkenz and Potato Master, hosting assorted Brisbanians, being involved in 5 events at last weekend’s Emerging Writers Festival including our brand new Ya Lingo multi-lingual MC Cipher concept… this Thursday is the final instalment in what has been one of the busiest months in Uber Lingua’s Melbourne history….

Earlier in the year we were invited to play at the last ever Melbourne Afrobeats festival, and have reciprocated the favour by inviting the crew who present that fest down to St Jeromes for a one off Afrobeats party!


Those guys are the Ujahmaa Soundsystem

Showcasing a tapestry of poetic ghetto gospel spiced with contemporary urban rhythms from indigenous cultures of the developing world, Ujahmaa Soundsystem are fronted by a collective of deejays and emcees, from Kenya, Cuba, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, New Zealand and local homegrown talent toasting big tunes from afrobeats, hip hop, reggae, kwaito, r&b, dancehall, psychedelic funk, soul, salsa, reggaeton, roots music with an urban ghetto feel.

Soon settling in a new arts bar and lounge in the heart of the city (Red Violin) and launching their own independent record label, Ujahmaa Soundsystem’s clash with Uber Lingua at St. Jeromes offers you a rare opportunity to experience and sample their musical spirit.

Featured suspects at this week’s gig at St Jeromes, deejays Flavio ex-Cuba (no cigars! Just good music), Ras Kauzi (Uganda), Bongo (Kenya), wicked emcee Presye RifRaf (Zimbabwe) clashing against Uber Lingua’s finest.

From Uber Lingua will be DJs Ume & Mr Fish (both Afrobeat specialists), bP and more including some surprise MCs… the turnover of DJs will be pretty quick with lotsa back to back action…

when: Thursday May 31st 6pm-1am where: St Jeromes 7 Caledonian Lane Melb CBD how much: $0 http://www.uberlingua.com/melb