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PLAY/SHARE BUFFALO informational meeting

play/share buffalo informational meeting
Thursday, April 1, 2010, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

@ Burchfield Penney Art Center — 2nd floor conference room
1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY

play/share buffalo is a pervasive game to be played between the real streets of Buffalo and a fantastic alternative-history city. It is also an outreach project for Alternating Currents, the 2010 Beyond/In Western New York Exhibition. play/share buffalo is looking for people to imagine and design play/shares (missions for the game).

We’re looking for all kinds of people from a variety of disciplines — students, professionals, artists, engineers, actors, and dreamers — who are interested in designing missions that are Buffalo site-specific. You’re invited to use mobile phones, Twitter, video, puzzles, GPS, humor, theater, computer vision, sound, and audience involvement to help imagine an alternate history of Buffalo, while getting players out into the city to the many “Alternating Currents” locations.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to design a puzzle for the game, we are holding a general information meeting. We hope you’ll join us to learn more about how you can play with us!

play/share buffalo is a collaboration of the University at Buffalo’s Intermedia Performance Studio and Beyond/In Western New York 2010.

For updates, join our mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/buffalo-playshares

If you have questions or want more information, please contact Cayden Mak: cayden.mak@gmail.com

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Food & Emerging Media Speaker Series continues April 1st

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The Food and Emerging Media Speaker Series is picking back up with a talk by Eyebeam Executive Director Amanda McDonald Crowley on THURSDAY, APRIL 1st at 7 pm at the Burchfield Penney Art Center. The talk is free and open to the public – please help spread the word!!! Crowley’s talk is entitled:

FOOD IN THE CITY

Amanda will speak about Eyebeam’s Food and Technology Research Group, an initiative for media artists, cooks, environmentalists and food activists to embrace technological innovation and environmental, sustainable and regenerative concerns consistent with green and open source ventures and sustainability.

Hope to see you all there! See the full schedule here.

Amanda McDonald Crowley is Executive Director at Eyebeam in New York. She is a cultural worker, curator and facilitator who specialises in creating new media and contemporary art events and programs that encourage cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and exchange. Amanda was executive producer for ISEA2004, the International Symposium for Electronic Arts 2004, held in Tallinn, Estonia and Helsinki, Finland, and on a cruiser ferry in the Baltic sea. She was Associate Director, Adelaide Festival 2002 cont’d…

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RON DOUGLAS’ “Unseen Tears” to Screen At Suny Wide Film Festival

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MFA candidate Ron Douglas’ documentary, Unseen Tears: The Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in Western New York, has been selected to screen as part of the SUNY Wide Film Festival on Friday, April 16th. Everyone is welcome to come.  

For a full schedule of the SUNY-Wide festival: fredonia.edu/swff

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David Gatten introducing THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE

FRAMPTONIA! – David Gatten on THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE from Ekrem Serdar on Vimeo.

Remember FRAMPTONIA? Here is filmmaker David Gatten introducing his film series THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE, along with a post-screening Q and A! Introducing Gatten is fellow filmmaker Scott J. Puccio.

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