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A different water wheel design?

I posted this idea on the makezine forums recently and got 1 answer but it seems I did not explain what I meant too well so I thought I would try here to see what you think. See the diagram at http://www.nelliott.co.uk/maker/water-wheel.jpg Would this produce more power than a conventional water wheel? My theory is as follows: In the case of a normal wheel each bucket/segment when full of water has the turning power equal to weight of water x length of horizontal line such as the yellow one in the diagram. That is it's weight exerts a force to turn the wheel according to it's horizontal distance from the centre of the wheel. If instead of the normal wheel the 3 blue circles represent 3 sprockets.There would be a whole series of buckets attached to the red lines ( which represent a chain ).Water would pour into the buckets as shown, so it would simply propel the buckets vertically down.The turning power of each one of these would be equal to to weight of water x radius of large wheel. So each would have the turning power of the best one such as the line from H to the center of the wheel. As far as I can see this would mean a large increase in torque over conventional which I hope would easily offset the losses due to the chain drive. What do you think?

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Singapore - Meet Awesome Makers - Eric Wilhelm at Prototyping Lab@National Design Centre

I'll be visiting Singapore this week. OmeMaker Group has graciously offered to host me for an informal talk and Q&A; session about Instructables and Pier 9. The event is Thursday 2015-08-20 at 7:30 PM at Prototyping Lab@National Design Centre. You can register to attend here. I'm looking forward to meeting Instructables authors in Singapore!  

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In alluminium etching process what concentration is used , i want detail and is there any easy way in etching process ?

Our company is moulds making company we are trying to make chemical etching 

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Arvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning

Great TEDtalk where Arvind Gupta discusses simple toys that are inexpensive and yet educational.  His enthusiasm as a toy inventor just beams from the presentation. video link Description from TED: At the INK Conference, Arvind Gupta shares simple yet stunning plans for turning trash into seriously entertaining, well-designed toys that kids can build themselves -- while learning basic principles of science and design. Arvind Gupta is an Indian toy inventor and popularizer of science for kids. Creating simple toys out of trash and everyday goods, he illustrates principles of science and design in a memorably hands-on fashion. He works at the Children's Science Centre in Pune, India. He's the author of numerous books available in English, Hindi and other Indian languages, including Little Toys, Science from Scrap, and Science Skills & Thrills: The Best of Arvind Gupta. His Low-Cost Equipment for Science and Technology Eduction is available as a PDF download through UNESCO.

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Mains Beer?

My head occasionally says "what about mains-beer?". Instead of buying stuff to take home, you have a beer-tap on the sink. Here is how it might work: You build a distribution centre, which may just be storage, but could also be a brewery, and run pipes around a nearby residential area. Each home has a beer-meter like a water-meter which is data-linked to a consumer-unit on a beer-tap on a sink. The distribution-point provides mains-beer under gravity, consumption of which is measured by the meter and data is fed to the consumer-unit. That box displays beer consumption, and via a radio-link informs the distribution-point. Periodically the lines will need to be flushed, here's how that would work: > The centre switches the supply from beer to water, which is coloured with a harmless-dye, and radios the consumer-units which display the message "free beer" whilst playing Happy Hour. Consumers vigorously empty the lines while it's free. When the water hits the meter-unit an optical-sensor calls the consumer-unit to shut off via a solenoid-valve, the consumer-unit reports back to the distribution-centre that water has reached it. After a set period the distribution-centre radios the units which haven't yet reported water to open (solenoid). Any units failing to give an adequate response within a reasonable period are radioed to display a "fault" message and flagged for a service-visit. The distribution-centre then switches supply to cleaning-fluid, and messages all consumer-units to display "cleaning!" and open up (solenoid). Once sufficient flow has gone through each meter, they shut off (solenoid) and radio-back. Then a water-flush follows in a similar way. Once the lines have been cleaned, the supply is switched back beer, the consumer units run until they no longer read "water", plus a bit more to clear dead-volume between meter and tap. Then the consumer-units display "read to dispense fresh beer". Pros: Beer is chilled by the ground in which piping is laid No packaging-costs (cans / bottles / kegs) Less transport costs Drinkers have an almost unlimited supply enabling them to drink more than they might otherwise. No more beer runs when the game runs long or uninvited guests show up (Re-design) Consumer units can display total quantities dispensed, with cost and "don't you think you've had enough?" Cons: Initial infrastructure cost It'll work best with poor quality-beer Well?

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The new "face" of clocks.

Two men in their bedroom, with time on their hands... Building clocks. An elegant, simple new design of clock is being produced by two entrepreneurs in a bedroom. The spiral face rotates, clockwise, every 12 hours, slowly winding a small ball up the coiled face.  At the twelfth hour, the ball drops into the centre of the face and back to the beginning. The clock is an art piece, costing hundred of pounds, but I bet you could build your own version from off-the-shelf parts or a recycled clock. After all, the prototype was knocked together from beer cans and gaffa tape... BBC video article. Aspiral website. Advertising video: Oddly philosophical video:

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Electronics for five year olds?!

Hi everyone, I joined the forum and became a member because I'm getting rather starved for ideas... A community centre (or center as you spell it south of the boarder) asked me to design/ come up with some drop in classes for children and their care givers. Some kids could be as young as five, and they want the class to have an electronics, hackery, tech based focus. I've done this with 12-17 year old, but this 5 year old thing is throwing me for a loop. I'm thinking about joule thieves and home made robots, but does anyone else know of a project that's gone over really well with young kids they can share at all? I'm not sure if this is in the right category, apologies if it isn't.

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TechnoChallenge...Please send suggestions!!! Answered

The Challenge   To design and build a device to travel 90cm down a vertically positioned broom handle in as close to 30 seconds as possible.   In the Leonardo Centre there will be broom handle fixed in a vertical position. 11cm from the top is a (start) line from which the device must start. 90cm below that is a second (finish) line, below which the device must finish. The challenge is to build a device that takes 30 seconds to travel this distance.   The Rules All parts of the device must start above the start line. All parts of the device must end up below the finish line (time will be measured to when this is achieved) Once started or released no assistance can be given to the device   The Competition There will be a competition for each year group. Devices will be timed and the one that completes the descent in closest to 30 seconds will be deemed the winner

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Cable tester? xlr, jack, phono etc

It looks pretty simple: http://www.studiospares.com/test-gear/studiospares-ultimate-cable-tester/invt/458260/ i was wondering whether anyone could help me with how i would go about building one of these from scratch within a hobby box? i have components (sockets and plugs, veriboard etc) but i've never designed a circuit before so any idea would be great! im thinking two rows of LEDs that match pins 1 to 1, 2 to 2, and 3 to 3 at each end of the cable being tested (maybe 4 and 5 too) refering to tip, ring sleeve on jacks, centre pin and ground sheath on phono, and pins 1, 2, 3 on xlrs. any schematics/idea please! take a look at the link for a better idea. LEDs to indicate shorts and phase switch would be cool too.

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Looking for micro pump for steampunk liquid-cooled laptop tray

Anyone with an aluminum powerbook knows how scary-hot the get during a dvd rip. My solution is a steampunk liquid cooling tray. It would have a copper plate with a thin liquid reservoir just under the centre, where the processor is, with brazed copper tubes emanating outward under the tray. But to keep the tray thin, I can't take advantage of the natural upward flow of the hot liquid and I want to avoid radiators hanging out the back or sides. I figure I need a wee pump to push the liquid out to the outer edges to cool. Running off the USB of course! I've seen the one made from a phone vibrator, a pen and some tubing. That'd work, i suppose. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to find a low voltage micro/nano pump? As for the USB, I found a mini voltage converter here. I can handle the design, it's the technical (esp. electrical) aspects that make me stumble. Any help would be so appreciated.

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City Flying Taxi

LINK"Developed by the British company Avcen, the Jetpod is a small twin-jet aircraft with newly developed VQSTOL (Very Quiet Short Take-off and Landing) technology - and it’s aimed to make short-distance air travel possible in built-up urban areas by the year 2010.""75 Jetpods would service a city the size of London and thereby relieve road traffic of 37,000 return car journeys every day. A one-way flight from outer London to the city centre would take just 4 to 6 minutes. The Jetpod doesn’t even require a conventional runway. It can land on grass, dirt or stone-strewn areas. Avcen designed the Jetpod using the latest jet engine technologies for optimal fuel efficiency and lower emissions noise levels, when compared to car transportation.TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONSDRIVE SYSTEM: Dual jet enginesENGINE THRUST: 2 x 13.3 kN (3,000 lbs)CRUISING SPEED: 550 km/h (350 mph)FLYING RANGE: 1480 km (920 miles)OPERATING PAYLOAD: 700 kg (1,543 lbs)SEATING CAPACITY: 7"This is pretty cool, can't wait to see if it actually gets into production.

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Electron Club Open Day Show and Tell, Glasgow 13 June

Electron Club Open Day2pm-8pm Saturday 13th June 2009Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JDThe Electron Club is a voluntary run space where people interested in things like free open source software, circuit bending, hardware hacking, computer recycling, streaming, audio and video editing, green technologies, and amateur radio can meet, use equipment, and share anddisseminate their skills and ideas. The space supports both individuals developing their own projects and a number of group projects, all of which are not-for-profit initiatives with a community, educational or environmental aspect to them.Now in our third year, the Electron Club Open Days are an opportunity to see and try out a range of things that people do, as well as having the opportunity to meet others with similar interests, make, chat, discuss and enjoy.TESLA SOUL - Electron Club Makers Fair and homebaking - Bajery in the Makery!Stalls and demos by electronic makers, designers and artists. An opportunity to see and play with some of the projects created by Electron Club members and related groups - a theremin menagerie and mini synthesizer kits, 3D paper engineering, circuit bending, micro FM radio,DIY wind power technology, creative computer trash recycling, 101 things to do with a dead keyboard and much more. Plus some of the excellent home-baking that has been hallmark of all our Open Days. Come and do a bit of soldering or have a cup of tea and chat with the people who make things.TAPE-WIRE-HEAD-SCREEN - music, film and sound artsThe Electron Club includes many people working in music, film and experimental arts. For the Open Day we will be showing a preview of films from Document, the UK's leading human rights film festival, with works ranging from front-line reportage to cinematic explorations of what it is to be human, along with films made at the Electron Club by the Digital Desperados, a film-group for young black and Asian women. We'll have a live performance of Alvin Lucier's legendary "Music on A Long Thin Wire" by members of 'Obscure Desire of the Bourgeoisie' and BuffalobuffalobuffaloBuffalobuffalo'. Outdoors, artist Lucie Potter will invite people on a specially planned sound walk around the Garnethill area.THE LIFE OF SOCIAL THINGS - socially-engaged technology forumA series of discussions about different ways in which society and technology come together.Glasgow FabLabsFabLabs are small scale fabrication and construction workshops that provide computerised production technologies on an artisanal scale making them available to communities and independent makers and designers. From inner-city Boston to remote Indian villages, FabLabshave become a worldwide network of community technology centres. Glasgow FabLabs is a project aiming to bring such a centre to Glasgow. This forum will present the ideas behind the Glasgow FabLabs project and explore the benefits of community-access technology.Community Media and Citizens JournalismThe internet has offered a platform for communities and groups outside of the mainstream media to have a voice and share knowledge. Whilst there are many notable examples of such activity, the tools to create such a democratized media space are still often out of people's reach.This forum will look at some practical examples of community media coming from Glasgow, present some current projects looking to make ordinary people's voices more prominent and explore the relationships between the grass-roots and mainstream media.Technology, Social Justice and the EnvironmentHow can we use technology for the greater common good? Whilst the advance of technology promotes the promise of a better world, that promise has often been compromised or undermined in how we make use of such advances. Certain technological developments have contributed to environmental and social problems on a scale arguably never seen before.Technology, however, has also been used to tackle such issues as climate change and social injustice. This forum will share and explore some practical examples being used in Scotland today, from noise monitoring devices to participatory video and community mapping projects.RAFFLE - broadband fundraiserThis year we are raising funds to improve our network facilities at the Electron Club and we will be doing a raffle with prizes including a group voucher to go paintballing.http://www.electronclub.org Contact: openday@electronclub.org

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McMADSAT make and do, show and tell. Scotland's first Maker Event 2009. Full report

Report of the McMADSAT event 14th March 2009, at the Glasgow Science CentreWe had a fantastic day. Outside it was a grey gale of a day, but inside was a riot of colour and activity. The aim was to enthuse the public with the fun of making things from a variety of technologies. Anyone who wanted to, could join in, make something and take it away with them, and all for free. Hundreds of people of all ages came along and had a great time. A general video of the event can be seen at https://www.instructables.com/community/Mc_MADSAT/ (Thanks to Les Oates for making this excellent film for us).I am happy to discuss further with anyone planning their own event, and you can see more about it and the process by which I got the event going, at http://mcmadsat.blogspot.com/ExhibitorsStar Guest, all the way from London, was Professor Maelstromme (AKA Amanda Scrivener), who brought her beautiful creationsWhat can you make from a dead umbrella? Display of the possibilities for reusing the fabric and structure of dead umbrellas.The Tea Party. 1950s style tea party made from a combination of hand made fabric and edible pieces.Cardboard structures from the students of the department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde.Greensteam's steampunkery, 101 uses for a dead keyboard and other examples of her work as shown on Instructables.The Offline Mechanical Blog – a very old manual typewriter with continuous paper available for the public to type their messages and thoughts on for all to shareLemonie (another Instructables enthusiast, who travelled up from York especially) brought his amazing conversion of a VHS player-into-toaster that makes toast with VHS imprinted in it. He also brought his nice LEGO USB stick, a lantern made out of a tin-can & glass. and his *untested* wind-turbine, made from VHS player parts.On the Young Makers stand we had a display of virtuoso Lego constructions and an extensive collection of home made Steampunkery.The self-replicating machine from the department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde, the Reprap, was on display and moving but sadly not reproducing on the day.ActivitiesThe public were offered a wide range of free hands-on activities, which ran continuously all day, to 'Make and Take'Soldering - make a solar theremin (or a robot). 16 of these were made and all worked first time. Some were taken for a trial run in the sun and a video of this can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzUZMon3vpA The Stemnet ambassadors helped visitors to make their own Musical Straw Oboes.One of the most popular activities – especially with children – the Stemnet ambassadors supervised the making of many handsfull of Gloop.The Stemnet ambassadors used the plastic Polymorph for visitors to make a fingerprint keyring to take away.Fishy things - Busy Bees Art studio provided painting and collage fishes to make, particularly for our very young visitors.The Glasgow Crocheted Coral Reef invited visitors to try their hands at crocheting and contribute to the growing coral reef, all made from wool and even strips of plastic bag. Many total novices not only tried their hands but actually completed a piece of coral to contribute to the reef. This workshop area was very busy throughout, with visitors typically spending 30 minutes or more participating. Many thanks to my civil engineer pal who ran this.House of Cards - visitors could make and take their own set of the design classic 'Eames cards', which slot together to form fantastical structures. Ideal for recycling old greetings cards.Cable necklets, keyboard bracelets and keyboard film wallets. All made from recycled/repurposed materials from dead keyboards. Popular with adults and children alike.Risk assessments were provided to the Glasgow science centre, for all the activities. There were no injuries and the 'emergency first aid bucket of water' was not needed as there were no soldering or gluegun burns.Participant Presenters30 people were involved on the day, either as exhibitors or as workshop facilitators. An essential component of the team was the group of11 Stemnet ambassadors, most of whom were there all day. It would have been impossible to run so many activities without them. Another group in the team was the members of the Glasgow Electron Club who, with some friends and a Stemnet ambassador, ran the soldering workshops continuously all day. We were particularly fortunate to have two exhibitors travel up specially to take part. Several exhibitors were entrepreneurs who gave their time for nothing, even though the venue rules meant they could not sell anything, nor charge for the activities being provided. This was especially generous given the harsh financial climate just now. Everyone said they had lots of fun.PublicOver 1,000 people visited the Glasgow Science Centre on the day. The BSA/NSEW assessment forms collected only represent <10% of the visitors to the McMADSAT area. Stallholders and workshop facilitators estimated a total of about 425 active participants (people who did an activity, or asked questions and generally interacted with the displays) by 1530 (GSC shuts at 1700). However, even these only represent a proportion of the people visiting the event which, although not recorded, probably amount to about double that, since most of the activities were taken up by children accompanied by other family members. The numbers at any given time were variable, depending upon the GSC's own activities/talks etc. I would estimate that the McMADSAT area was visited by at least 700-800 during the day. From the few assessment forms returned, and from chatting to the public, it was clear that most had come simply because they were coming to the GSC anyway, but some (mainly young adults) had come as a result of internet and email information or because of the Metro article. The GSC visitors seem to be mainly families with children of primary school age. The University of Glasgow Steampunk Society had come especially to make contact with the steampunk element, as featured in the Metro article. We also collected some contact details for future events. BudgetThe total budget for the event was the £500 grant provided from NSEW Scotland scheme. This had to cover all the exhibitors' costs and the costs for the free make and take activities, plus all publicity etc.In-Kind Sponsors:The Glasgow Science Centre provided free space, tables, cloths, technical assistance, without which the event would not have been possible at all.The publishers of Make and Craft magazines, O'Reilly's, did not feel able to sponsor us in the same extent as they did for the much larger event in Newcastle on the same day, but did send boxes of back issues of their magazines to give away, which probably amounted to an equivalent of about £300 at UK newsstand prices.Clockworkrobot.com provided more theremin kits than contracted for, which were themselves at cost price.Madlabs provided free batteries for all the kits they supplied at cost.Instructables.com assisted with publicity and allowed the use of their logo.VenueNone of this would have been possible at all, particularly on this minimal budget, without the kindness of the Glasgow Science Centre. The Director agreed immediately to offer us the space free, plus the use of tables and technical help to enable this event to take place. We were able to partially set up the night before which was very helpful in avoiding a scramble on the day. We were able to get the loan of 4 GSC soldering irons which avoided us having to get personal ones PAT tested. This was the ideal venue for us as it meant we really didn’t have to do a great deal of publicity as we could be sure of an audience from the GSC's normal throughput.PublicityThe event was listed in the NSEW diary and in the university of Strathclyde's NSEW information. Posters were distributed around venues in Glasgow and information posted on relevant websites. A blogspace http://mcmadsat.blogspot.com was set up as a temporary web presence to refer people to. The Metro published a small piece which was a wonderful boost.Lessons for the futureNeeded more helpers and more exhibitors. Outdoor displays would have been impossible as the weather was dreadful, but it is still necessary to have some more dramatic displays as well as the hands on activities. Successful soldering for novices really needs 1:1 or 1:2 supervision. The budget only worked because minimal publicity was done at low cost and all the participant presenters were generous with their time and resources. Anything more ambitious than what was done on this occasion would need a larger organising team and significant sponsorship.

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Post Me_New ID Forum

FORUM for Post Me_New IDCYNETart_08 festival / TMA Hellerau in Dresden | 31st October - 2ndNovember 2008*http://www.postme-newid.net/International media art festival CYNETart_08 held in Dresden, Germany,will host the forum "Post Me_New ID" from 31st October to 2nd November 2008. The forum will bring together interdisciplinary practitioners in art and technology to discuss in various formats, from keynotes to Quickfires, issues concerning contemporary and future forms of networked creations and multi-identities. Among the speakers andperformers there will be kondition pluriel (Germany/Canada), Mika Satomi andHannah Perner-Wilson (Austria), Steve Dixon (UK), Yacov Sharir (USA), Masaki Fujihata (Japan), Hellen Sky (Australia), Denisa Kera (Czech Republic/Singapore), Michael Takeo Magruder (Unites States/United Kingdom), Sita Popat (United Kingdom), Susanne Berkenheger (Germany) and many more.The forum is planned as a platform for reflection on how we are creatively and socially engaged in digital networks, how we perform our online and offline identities, how we have become plural and variable post human bodies. "We are asking ourselves > what is next?< applying the to-be-presented theories to our own cultural/art creating and networking practices"... says Ghislaine Boddington (United Kingdom), one of the forumorganisers.Title: Post Me_New IDFormat: International forumDates: 31st October -- 2nd November 2008Place: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, GermanyCo-producers:body>data>space (London, UK) - www.bodydataspace.net CIANT |International Centre for Art and New Technologies (Prague, CzechRepublic) - www.ciant.cz TMA | Trans-Media-Academy Hellerau (Dresden,Germany) - www.body-bytes.de Kibla (Maribor , Slovenia) - www.kibla.orgThere will be a call for Quickfire presentations, designed to enablespeakers and delegates to present their ideas in a dynamic andinnovative way. Each speaker will have chance to present their project orgive an overview of their work in a Quickfire format: 14 presentationslides, 30 seconds per slide, 1 image or 10 words per slide. Pleasecontact Thomas Dumke pmn_id@cynetart.de for more information.To receive news on Post Me_ New ID please register at:http://www.postme-newid.net/If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Dumke, head of CYNETartFestival, pmn_id@cynetart.de or +49-351-8896665****************************************SCHEDULE*FRIDAY October 31st -- Networked Creations [see]http://www.postme-newid.net/foru/fri-31-oct-networked-creations/ forfull detail ]SATURDAY November 1st -- Multi-Identities [see]http://www.postme-newid.net/foru/sat-1-nov-multi-identities/ for fulldetail ]SUNDAY November 2nd -- Future Visions [see]http://www.postme-newid.net/foru/sun-2-nov-future-visions/ for full detail ]If you are a UK resident we really encourage you to come along to thisexciting event and can help you to find a good deal on flights andaccommodation.Please email leanne@bodydataspace.net for information.Post Me_New ID examines the complexity of 21st century European identitythrough an exploration based on the effect of digital technologies of thebody and identity. An active and public Blog is fed by a series of debateled Research Engines with a Forum, Book and DVD as the end products. Inaddition a series of Creation Processes will result in a publicInstallation / Performance.Post Me_New ID forum is co-produced by an international consortium ofpartners coming from Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia and United Kingdom,within an action/research project of the same name, which focuses on thefuture of the body, and is co-financed by the European Commission underCulture 2007 programme.****************************************Co-producers for Post Me_ New ID are:*body>data>space - www.bodydataspace.netCIANT - www.ciant.czTrans-Media-Akademie Hellerauwww.body-bytes.deKibla - www.kibla.org*Associated Funding Bodies & Institutions for Post Me_ New ID are:*European Commission DG Education and Culture - Culture 2007-2013ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/index_enArts Council England - www.artscouncil.org.ukPrague City Hall - magistrat.praha-mesto.cz/Home-PageEuropean Commission -- Culture - ec.europa.eu/culture/index_en.htmMinistry of Culture - Czech Republic - www.mkcr.czResCen - Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts -www.rescen.netEZKA - European Centre for the Arts - www.kunstforumhellerau.deMestna obina Maribor - www.maribor.si/podrocje.aspxGovernment of the Republic of Slovenia - Ministry of Culture -magistrat.praha-mesto.cz/l2*The 14 Associated partners for Post Me_ New ID are:*A4-nulty priestor - Bratislava - www.a4.skBrunel University - London,UK - www.brunel.ac.ukCharles University - Czech Republic - www.cuni.czGrains and Pixels - Sweden - www.bertrandgondouin.net/post/Grains-PixelsHellen Sky - Australia - www.hellensky.comLeeds University - UK - www.leeds.ac.uk/icsrimM2F Creations - France - www.m2fcreations.frMultiplace - Slovakia - www.multiplace.ski/2007/PROJECT DCM Foundation - Romania - www.rhiz.eu/institution-9567-en.htmlRehearsal.org and Ignite - London,UK - www.rehearsal.org.ukResCen Middlesex University - London,UK - www.mdx.ac.uk/rescen/SKA CULTURE - China - www.skaculture.comSwap-Project - Portugal - www.swap-project.comTokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music - Tokyo, Japan -www.geidai.ac.jp/english/***************************************

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FORUM for Post Me_New ID

FORUM for Post Me_New IDCYNETart_08 festival / TMA Hellerau in Dresden | 31st October - 2nd November 2008*http://www.postme-newid.net/ International media art festival CYNETart_08 held in Dresden, Germany, will host the forum "Post Me_New ID" from 31st October to 2nd November 2008. The forum will bring together interdisciplinary practitioners in art, science and technology to discuss in various formats, from keynotes to Quickfires, issues concerning contemporary and future forms of networked creations and multi-identities. Among the speakers and performers there will be kondition pluriel (Canada), Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson (Austria), Masaki Fujihata (Japan), Denisa Kera (Czech Republic/Singapore), Michael Takeo Magruder (Unites States/United Kingdom), Sita Popat (United Kingdom), Susanne Berkenheger (Germany) and many more.The forum is planned as a platform for reflection on how we are creatively and socially engaged in digital networks, how we perform our online and offline identities, how we have become plural and variable post human bodies. "We are asking ourselves > what is next?< applying the to-be-presented theories to our own cultural/art creating and networking practices"... says Ghislaine Boddington (United Kingdom), one of the forum organisers.Title: Post Me_New IDFormat: International forumDates: 31st October -- 2nd November 2008Place: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, GermanyCo-producers:body>data>space (London, UK) - www.bodydataspace.net CIANT | International Centre for Art and New Technologies (Prague, Czech Republic) - www.ciant.cz TMA | Trans-Media-Academy Hellerau (Dresden, Germany) - www.body-bytes.de Kibla (Maribor , Slovenia) - www.kibla.orgThere will be a call for Quickfire presentations, designed to enable speakers and delegates to present their ideas in a dynamic and innovative way. Each speaker will have chance to present their project or give an overview of their work in a Quickfire format: 14 presentation slides, 30 seconds per slide, 1 image or 10 words per slide. Please contact Thomas Dumke pmn_id@cynetart.de for more information.To receive news on Post Me_ New ID please register at: http://www.postme-newid.net/If you have any questions, please contact Thomas Dumke, head of CYNETart Festival, pmn_id@cynetart.de or +49-351-8896665****************************************SCHEDULE*FRIDAY October 31st -- Networked Creations [see]http://www.postme-newid.net/foru/fri-31-oct-networked-creations/ for full detail ]SATURDAY November 1st -- Multi-Identities [see]http://www.postme-newid.net/foru/sat-1-nov-multi-identities/ for full detail ]SUNDAY November 2nd -- Future Visions [see]http://www.postme-newid.net/foru/sun-2-nov-future-visions/ for full detail ]If you are a UK resident we really encourage you to come along to this exciting event and can help you to find a good deal on flights and accommodation.Please email leanne@bodydataspace.net for information.Post Me_New ID examines the complexity of 21st century European identity through an exploration based on the effect of digital technologies of the body and identity. An active and public Blog is fed by a series of debate led Research Engines with a Forum, Book and DVD as the end products. In addition a series of Creation Processes will result in a public Installation / Performance.Post Me_New ID forum is co-produced by an international consortium of partners coming from Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia and United Kingdom, within an action/research project of the same name, which focuses on the future of the body, and is co-financed by the European Commission under Culture 2007 programme.****************************************Co-producers for Post Me_ New ID are:*body>data>space - www.bodydataspace.netCIANT - www.ciant.cz Trans-Media-Akademie Hellerau www.body-bytes.deKibla - www.kibla.org*Associated Funding Bodies & Institutions for Post Me_ New ID are:*European Commission DG Education and Culture - Culture 2007-2013 ec.europa.eu/dgs/education_culture/index_enArts Council England - www.artscouncil.org.ukPrague City Hall - magistrat.praha-mesto.cz/Home-PageEuropean Commission -- Culture - ec.europa.eu/culture/index_en.htmMinistry of Culture - Czech Republic - www.mkcr.czResCen - Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts - www.rescen.netEZKA - European Centre for the Arts - www.kunstforumhellerau.deMestna obina Maribor - www.maribor.si/podrocje.aspxGovernment of the Republic of Slovenia - Ministry of Culture - magistrat.praha-mesto.cz/l2*The 14 Associated partners for Post Me_ New ID are:*A4-nulty priestor - Bratislava - www.a4.skBrunel University - London,UK - www.brunel.ac.ukCharles University - Czech Republic - www.cuni.czGrains and Pixels - Sweden - www.bertrandgondouin.net/post/Grains-PixelsHellen Sky - Australia - www.hellensky.comLeeds University - UK - www.leeds.ac.uk/icsrimM2F Creations - France - www.m2fcreations.frMultiplace - Slovakia - www.multiplace.ski/2007/PROJECT DCM Foundation - Romania - www.rhiz.eu/institution-9567-en.htmlRehearsal.org and Ignite - London,UK - www.rehearsal.org.ukResCen Middlesex University - London,UK - www.mdx.ac.uk/rescen/SKA CULTURE - China - www.skaculture.comSwap-Project - Portugal - www.swap-project.comTokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music - Tokyo, Japan - www.geidai.ac.jp/english/***************************************

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