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Online asylum seekers

MIME Migrating Memories is a new website where refugees & asylum seekers tell their stories. With the help of teachers & museum staff in their newly adopted countries, participants relay their adventures online. MIME, co-ordinated by Malmo Museer (Sweden), Museucentrum Variikii (Finland) & trAce online writing centre (UK) consists of 4 parts: workshops with young immigrants, a dramatised travelling exhibition, a website & a 2 day seminar.

New cinema spaces at COFA

We’re used to sitting in the dark with strangers watching films. But what if the environment changed? Evidence of a Viewer—Cinema in the Unexpected Space, presented by College of Fine Arts & Sydney Film Festival, looks at cinema in new spaces, often impacted by digital technologies: multiple screens, with surround sound, the internet, in an art gallery, & how different spaces alter audience perceptions. Kathy Cleland evaluates The Gallery Space, Amanda McDonald Crowley explores The Public Space & John Conomos questions The Cinema Space. A number of experimental works will also be screened. COFA Theatre, EGO2, Selwyn St Paddington, June 16, 2pm. Contact: Carolyne Gilbert,
02 9385 0734

Interactive storymaking in Perth

FTI is hosting a series of nights on writing/designing interactive games. Jackie Turnure returns to her home town (after 9 years in the US) to talk on “The Agony & Ecstasy of Interactive Games for Kids”, a seminar presented to a packed house at the Australian Special Effects & Animation Festival. June 22, 7-10pm. She will also look at Writing for Interactive Games, June 23, 2.30-5.30pm, & Designing Interactive Games for the Global Market, June 24, 2-5pm. 08 9335 1055

Digital resources

Newcastle groover Sean Healy from Octapod has just updated their website with lots of interesting digital pickings including visuals for raves; interviews with Phil Jackson about Fractal Music; Ian Haig on Web Devolutions; Kat Mew on electronic arts & Flash wiz Braingirl; & grabbing my interest, Greg Jenkins, who composes & makes music
with a cactus.

National digital access initiativ
A new scheme launched by Arts Minister Peter McGauran will equip state film resource agencies OPENChannel, Metro, Media Resource Centre, FTI & QPIX with the latest in DVD computer software, hardware, digital video camera & sound recording equipment in state of the art production units, designed to teach filmmakers how to complete projects on DVD or for web streaming.

Aussies take over ELO nominations

Wollongong writer Mez, Gold Coast based Komninos Zervos & SA’s Geniwate have been shortlisted for the 2001 Electronic Literature Awards. 16 judges chose a shortlist of 12 works from 165 entries. Scott Rettburg, director of ELO, commented: “Collectively, these works represent the efforts of a nascent literary movement that takes the electronic media not only as a new means of distributing literature, but also as an interactive space that can be utilised to create entirely new kinds of literary art.”

RealTime issue #43 June-July 2001 pg. 23

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