Submitted by richard on Fri, 2006-12-22 18:53.
Happy Christmas from the MediaShed!
To celebrate the festive season the MediaShed Christmas party took place on ice at the plaza rink. There were no obvious injuries sustained apart from public humiliation. Which we are fortunately well used to by now...
Submitted by richard on Tue, 2006-12-19 11:44.
FREE MEDIA FROM THE MOUTH OF THE THAMES
This event is part of the "Enter Network" hosted by The Junction - a series of monthly networking events designed to build media arts contacts, knowledge and resources in the Eastern region. Lots of organisers from around the region will be present. This is our big opportunity to show them how it goes down!
Graham Harwood - what is free-media and why did we choose the MediaShed model for Southend?
Richard Wright - how does it all work? "Telephone Trottoire", an art project for Congolese cellphones;
David Valentine - the "Free-media Video Toolkit", building a free-media resource from New York to the East of England;
Rory McPherson - "LEDFun", Rory's recent "free-media" based microbusiness;
and from Ravensbourne College - Prof. Karel Dudesek on DIY media and the "Takeaway Festival"
Thursday December 7, from 6.30-9.00pm
Submitted by delboy on Fri, 2006-12-15 23:15.
Futuresonic is taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of the festival, starting with a pioneering study of the carbon footprint of the Futuresonic 2007 festival, undertaken in collaboration with the Manchester-based Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Creative Concern, and a series of projects which highlight social and environmental impact of future arts and technologies.
The issues raised by this will be explored under the banner of ENVIRONMENT 2.0 within the SOCIAL TECHNOLOGIES SUMMIT, the main conference strand of the Futuresonic festival.
Submitted by delboy on Fri, 2006-12-08 17:34.
Organiser Stuart Bowditch says "Skintstream is a vehicle for people to express themselves and a way of connecting to the rest of the world using the least amount of money possible" To hear the E2prom event live click below
The event runs from 19:00 to 22:00 Sunday 10th December 2006.
Submitted by richard on Tue, 2006-11-28 20:57.
“5+5=5” is a collection of 5 short documentaries by 5 film makers about 5 networked art projects. They were commissioned by arts organisation Furtherfield in order to introduce audiences to UK based artists who explore “imaginative and critical approaches to social engagement”. The full program consists of “Free Media” with Mongrel, “Polyfaith” with Chris Dooks, “Golden Shot (Revisited)” with Simon Poulter, “Want and Need” with C6 and “VisitorsStudio” with Furtherfield (see netartfilm.furtherfield.org
Our doco talks about Mongrel's early history, its decision to set up the MediaShed and its committment to "free-media".
Mongrel’s “Free-media” doc for “5+5=5” was made by Dave Valentine.
Play back the Quicktime version here (76Mb)
Play back the Windows version here (28Mb)
Submitted by richard on Tue, 2006-10-24 14:15.
Submitted by delboy on Sat, 2006-08-26 12:51.
A Wikipedia Article has now been created. You can read, edit or add to this article by clicking here MediaShed Wikipedia
Submitted by Rory on Wed, 2006-08-23 16:07.
Yesterday morning Delboy and myself delivered a Light-Fantastic Workshop for Southend Toy Library. You can see a selection of photos by clicking here.
It went really well, in fact a girl who normally doesn't enjoy any type of events and didn't want to come to ours was apparently raving about the Workshop. Her Mother rang Tracey (who runs Southend Toy Library) and told her that her daughter has never been so happy since she was 5 years old! She is now 15 years old. One of the main objectives of the Workshop was to have fun and I think we achieved that.
Submitted by harwood on Sat, 2006-07-29 09:19.
We have been asked to produce something - remake something etc for the Being here final event.
Thoughts welcome - The following is an email from Alex Hyde.
The event will be held on Saturday 29th April from around noon till around 7pm. The main venue is the new college building, where there will be a day-long schedule of events including a new site specific performance, and performances of the projects developed over the past three years. In addition to this, some of the visual arts work will be displayed in the gallery space as well as at Focal Point Gallery and hopefully we will be able to display some of the visual arts work across the town centre (I’m looking into banners and projections).