What on earth? Global Event Guide

Subtle Technologies

What on earth? Global Event Guide

Sandra Conte

editor@earth-emag.com

1 February 2014

Canada – Subtle Technologies – May 16-25

The 17th annual festival in Toronto Canada. The Symposium, performances, screenings, exhibitions and networking sessions provide a forum for the exploration of ideas and posing of questions at the intersection of art, science and technology. Subtle Technologies has an international reputation for presenting artists and scientists whose work is at the cutting edge of their respective disciplines. It creates a space for dialogue that leads to further discussions and future collaborations. 2014 theme is ‘Open Culture’. The Festival will celebrate the ways artists and scientists are creating and making use of tools and techniques to harness the collective power, knowledge and creativity of the citizen.
www.subtletechnologies.com

New Zealand – ADA Aotearoa Digital Arts Network

ADA Mesh Cities Christchurch will be a series of events held up to 2015 addressing the role of media art in the city, exploring key issues such as urban space, social engagement, memory and speculative futures; having commenced in 2013 over the total three-year period the ADA Network will host three major symposia, a series of workshops and speaking tours. Tour dates announced end of February 2014.
www.ada.net.nz/meshcities

Turkey – ARTSIT 2014 – November 6-8

Now in its fourth edition, ArtsIT has become a leading scientific forum for the dissemination of cutting-edge research in the area of arts, design and technology. The conference (6–8 November 2014, Istanbul, Turkey) aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners from academia, the arts and industry to present their innovative work and discuss all aspects and challenges in a stimulating environment. The main focus of this edition of ArtsIT is to present participants with tools, systems, models, artworks, performances, shows and empirical studies that may enrich the possibilities for artists and creative people to work with new media technologies.
www.artsit.org/2014/show/home

Australia – Sunshine Coast Yoga Day – February 15

The Sunshine Coast’s Largest Celebration of Yoga, Sunshine Coast Yoga Day hosts three yoga halls with back to back classes in the beautiful location of Lake Kawana Community Centre. Participants have the opportunity to experience a large array of yoga classes with experienced teachers. Workshops, yoga and health related market stalls and live music performances can be enjoyed during the day.
www.yogafest.com.au/yoga-day

Australasia and the Asia-Pacific – Future of Places – March 6-7

The overall purpose of Future of Places is to indicate the importance of public space and placemaking in city planning. Organisers are convinced that in the future, the most functional cities will be the ones that encapsulate the public realm and the people who utilise these places. This is a people centered vision for cities – one that enables a transformative shift in the traditional planning and management of cities, a shift that benefits everyone, specifically those at the bottom of the economic ladder. Conference Themes include Creating Places Together and A place at the table for all?
www.placeleaders.com/images/stories/ConferenceThemes_FutureOfPlacesMarch2014.pdf

Japan – The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology – May 15-18

(JASCA) invites anthropologists from around the world to our 50th Anniversary Conference to be held jointly with IUAES Inter-Congress 2014. The conference aims to attract over 250 international delegates to Chiba City in Greater Tokyo. The theme will be The Future with/of Anthropologies. The language of the conference will be English. The conference will take place from 15th to 18th May 2014.
www.iuaes.org/japan2014/index.shtml

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