Wednesday 14 November 2007

News from New Media Scotland


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Vol. 2, No.11
In This Issue
Upgrade! Scotland
Upgrade! Feedback
What can we do for you?
Other Opportunities

New Media Scotland receives regular funding from the Scottish Arts Council

Scottish Arts Council

Upgrade! Scotland
Zoë Irvine and Mark Vernon
Tuesday 27th November 2007 at CCA
6.30pm for 7pm

Upgrade! Scotland is proud to present Mark Vernon and Zoë Irvine this November bringing with them their characteristic humour and delight in recorded sound of all kinds.

Mark Vernon


Mark Vernon and Zoë Irvine work between art, music, radio and sound. They have been working prolifically at the forefront of their field using radio, tape and found audio material to create intimate links between their practices. The dislocation of the recorded voice and the ability to manipulate, or cut up, tape creates a precursor to the limitless possibilities of digital manipulation which both artists employ with great sensitivity.


For more information about these artists please visit Upgrade! Scotland's website here

Tuesday 27th November - CCA, Glasgow

Join us for drinks from 6.30pm with the talk starting at 7pm. Expect the usual informative but informal Upgrade! atmosphere. Admission is free, but to make sure of a seat please email:
rsvp 'at' mediascot 'org'



Upgrade! Scotland - What next?
After two successful years of Upgrade! Scotland events we are thinking about ways to improve and develop. We would be very grateful for your thoughts and suggestions. If you are interested in taking part in this discussion and to share your ideas for the future of Upgrade! Scotland via email, please contact Luke Collins, Programmes Associate: luke 'at'
What can New Media Scotland do for you?
Many New Media Scotland projects happen as a result of our ongoing dialogue with practitioners in art and technology. So get in touch to tell us about your ideas, suggestions, or just to let us know what you are up to. Give us a call or drop us a line (contact details are on our website). Or why not come to one of our events? Our programmes are open to all and we endeavour to make them as accessible as possible, however if you have any special needs or requirements it would be helpful to know in advance, so please contact us if that is the case.
Other Opportunities, Events, and News
1. Awards - The Wellcome Trust - small to medium-sized projects, London, UK.
Deadline: 15 November.

2. Employment - Programme Director, Darklight, Dublin, Ireland.
Darklight is Ireland's premier digital festival for filmmakers, animators and artists whose work explores the convergence of art, film and technology.
Deadline: 16 November

3. Residency - Digital Artist in Residence, Stirling Council
Stirling Council is currently recruiting for a Digital Artist in Residence post (30 hours a week). We are looking for someone with experience of film and / or animation.  We are interested in individuals applying for this post but also for Digital Media Organisations who are interested in taking the residency forward. 
Closing date: Friday 23rd November 2007

Interviews: 1st week of December
Fee:  £21,000 (£350 per 30 hour week, excluding all school holidays).  Artists will be employed on a self-employed basis. 
For further information about the post please contact: Clare Hoare, Cultural Coordinator, Stirling Council, Tolbooth, Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE or email

4. Call for Curatorial Proposals - New Work UK, LUX/ Whitechapel, London, UK.
Deadline: 30 November

5. Award - Jerwood Moving Image Awards, UK. Deadline: 3 December.

6. Proposals from Artists - Film and Video Umbrella, London, UK.
FVU welcome two types of applications; Exhibition Proposals from artists who wish to be commissioned to make a new work in film, video or digital media; and Development Proposals from artists wishing develop ideas or proposals for film, video or digital media works.
Deadline: 11 December.

7. Residency - Artists' Enclave at I-Park, East Haddam, Connecticut, USA.
Deadline: 31 December.

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