Every single day, 30,000 children die, needlessly, of extreme poverty.
Some people believe that all of nature is exquisite, however how often do we examine the nature of exquisite itself? A dictionary definition of exquisite includes: “carefully selected : choice; marked by flawless craftsmanship, or by beautiful, ingenious, delicate, or elaborate execution; keenly appreciative : discriminating; accomplished, perfected; pleasing through beauty, fitness, or perfection; acute, intense.”
Festival for expanded media – film, video, new media, installation, performance, theory.
The 2nd International Festival of Audio-Visual Arts VIDEOLOGIA will take place in Volgograd, Russia in the 1st decade of November 2005.
VIBE is an international curatorial project that aims to present video art that responds to the conditions of site specificity and a public viewer-ship. Urban planners and architects are used to shaping cities by means of infrastructure, zoning and buildings. However, other modes of intervention exist that are capable of influencing the development of a city. Communicative media interventions can transform public spaces.
Busan Biennale, which comprises the Contemporary Art Exhibition, the Sea Art Festival and the Busan Sculpture Project, (which is a special exhibition), is one of the most representative biennales in Korea. Owing to great successes in 2002 and 2004, Busan Biennale has received widespread acclaim from the global art world as one of the top four major biennales in Asia.
transmediale – festival for art and digital culture berlin, invites submissions for its Award Competition 2006. The competition highlights outstanding contemporary artistic positions in digital media art. The international jury will award one main prize of EUR 4.000, and two second prizes of EUR 2.000 each.
The EUROPRIX Top Talent Award is Europe’s contest for students and young professionals who work on innovative projects in the field of e-contents and design – using whatever multimedia channel or platform. Projects can be submitted in 8 categories. And there’s even more: Content Fusion Award, Thesis Award and the new ATI Special Award.
Piksel [ 1 ] is an annual event for artists and developers working with open source audiovisual software tools. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, by the Bergen Centre for Electronic Arts (BEK)  and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of open source. Piksel05 will take place in Bergen 16. – 23 October 2005.
Vinaròs city council and the Open University of Catalonia, through its Hermeneia research group, have created the “International City of Vinaròs Award for Digital Literature”. This award looks to catalyse the creation of digital literature, its recognition and broadcast. It is open to writers working in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese or Italian.
Work can be submitted from the first week of May until September 8.