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Deptford @ Spitafields Market August 22, 2006

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RSVP @ Spitalfields Market

Deptford.TV will present the Deptford.TV reader/diaries for the RSVP event at Spitafields Market. The diaries will also be published on this blog…
quoted from attainable utopias: RSVP is a quarterly networking event organised by the project management team at Raw Nerve. In the past RSVP has sought to strengthen the Deptford Creative industry by bringing it together in a relaxed setting. In September 2006 RSVP aims to transport the event into Central London in order to showcase Deptford’s Creative Industry. The intention is to create awareness about the wealth of creative business and talent within Deptford’s creative community. This will result in broader networking and business opportunities.

RSVP will be featured in the free LDF ‘Official Guide’ with an estimated print run of 80,000 and distributed in over 200 venues across London. RSVP will also be featured on the LDF website which, during the 2005 event, received 70,000 unique visits.

RSVP will exhibit approximately 22 Deptford designers and artists showing furniture, graphics and products. The exhibition will run from Friday 15th September to Sunday 17th September 2006, with a private view/opening on the Friday. The exhibition will be held in a purpose built space on Crispin Place, in Spitalfields’ new market, designed by Norman Foster (Fosters and partners). Like Deptford, this location has gone through a massive amount of regeneration in the past 15 years and is said to hold one of the greatest concentration of artists and craftsmen in Europe. On a normal Sunday the Spitalfields’ markets receive over 25,000 visitors.

This site will act as a satellite site for the Deptford’s creative community. It will showcase Deptford’s designers and makers, creating an awareness and curiosity for London Design Festival and Spitalfield visitors of what Deptford’s Creative community has to offer.

Deptford Design Festival Newspaper

This year, Deptford Design will be publishing a Festival newspaper.
A showcase for Deptford’s talented designers, the newspaper will contain the Festival’s programme of events and a map of where events will be taking place. There will be feature stories on high profile designers such as Committee and Based Upon. Laban and Cockpit Arts will feature in the regeneration section of the newspaper, celebrating Deptford’s changing status in London. The food section will guide people to restaurants and bars in the area – a welcome break from visiting the exhibitions.

The newspaper will be 16 pages and will be just smaller than tabloid size.
The print run will be 15,000 and it will be distributed in several locations across London:

London Design Festival

Established in 2002 to celebrate and promote London as the creative capital of the world, The London Design Festival (LDF) has rapidly grown to become one of the key constituents of the UK’s burgeoning festival season, along with London Fashion Week, Frieze and the London Film Festival.

Speaking at the opening of last year’s Festival, The Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP observed that:
“…(the festival) has built up a world-wide reputation for its events, its vision, for cradling the British genius”, and that “…it is a symbol of the message that I believe the LDF is sending around the world – in the new economy success does not happen by accident, it happens by design”.

The LDF has seen visitor numbers increase from 100,000 in 2003 to more than 475,000 in 2005.

The festival received widespread media coverage including over 100 articles and 11 TV and 10 radio features, adding up to £2 million in equivalent advertising spend.

Deptford Design Festival History

The Deptford Design Festival has been running since 2003 and we are now entering into our forth year as one of the main delivery partners for the London Design Festival.

what’s great about se8 August 22, 2006

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quoted from raw-nerve:

What’s So Great About SE8?

© Raw Nerve© Raw Nerve© Raw Nerve

Now in its third year, the Deptford Design Festival has become a firm local fixture, linking Deptford to the London-wide London Design Festival. In 2005 Deptford based companies decided to create a book that responds to the question ‘What’s So Great About SE8′. Raw Nerve contributed an illustrated fantasy map of area, which reveals all the weird and wonderful things that which make it such a unique place.

LINK: Deptford Map
LINK: How to buy the book

Future City August 22, 2006

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now at the barbican – utopia in architecture, quoted from the barbican website:

What would it be like to live in a hairy house, a floating city, or an inflatable pod? Pure fantasy or the shape of things to come?
From extraordinary houses and incredible towers, to fantasy cityscapes and inhabitable sculptures, Future City showcases the most radical and experimental architecture to have emerged in the past 50 years.
Featuring a who?s who of architecture, the exhibition includes 70 visionary projects by influential and groundbreaking architects who have challenged convention to radically shape and influence the way we live.
From the visionary artist-turned-architect Constant Nieuwenhuys, to 1960?s giants Archigram and SuperStudio, to deconstructivists Daniel Libeskind and Zaha Hadid and contemporary digitally inspired work by Nox and Decoi, this is the most comprehensive survey of experimental architecture to be held in the UK.
Featuring 300 original models and drawings, plus photographs and film, Future City reveals classic projects: from Kisho Kurokawa?s Floating City (1961) and Rem Koolhaas?s Delirious New York (1978), to unusual and innovative houses including Shigeru Ban?s Paper Log House (1995) and Watanabe?s Jelly Fish house series (1990-97) .

A series of exciting evening events accompanies the exhibition including talks by Rem Koolhaas, Lord Norman Foster, Nigel Coates, Fashid Moussavi and Will Alsop.

Kanal7 presents free TV August 18, 2006

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On 5th of August 2006 Deptford.TV had a two hour discussion session with Videosafari on free TV. The session is all in German.

Ueber das Fernsehen von Roman Weber und Adnan Hadzi. Moderiert von Mario Purkathofer

It took place in Zuerich in the Dock 18 medialab on the frequency of radio LORA over the stream Kanal7.

666 dyne II is out August 18, 2006

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On June 6th, 2006 Dynebolic II was released.

“:: THIS IS RASTA SOFTWARE

Jah Rastafari Livity bless our Freedom! This is free software, share it for the good of yourself and your people, respect others and let them express, be free and let others be free. Live long and prosper in Peace!

But, no Peace without Justice. This software is about Resistance inna babylon world which tries to control more and more the way we communicate and we share informations and knowledge. This software is for all those who cannot afford to have the latest expensive hardware to speak out their words of consciousness and good will. This software has a full range of applications for production and not only fruition of information, it’s a full multimedia studio, you don’t need to buy anything to express your voice. Freedom and sharing of knowledge are solid principles for evolution and that’s where this software comes from.

Inna babylon, money is the main requirement to make a voice possible to be heard by others. Capitalist and fundamentalist governments all around the world rule with huge TV monopolies spreading their propaganda, silencing all criticism.”

- Release announce here ftp://ftp.dyne.org/dynebolic/latest/README

TV Hacking II August 18, 2006

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In the week of the 2nd of June the Bitnik media collective visited Deptford.TV at Deckspace and the second TV Hacking session was held together with people from the Hacklab, PureDyne, OpenStreetMap and Boundless projects.

We discussed the editing and publishing systems of Deptford.TV. The decision is to design a memory stick on which all the production software is installed so that every contributor can use any computer connected to the internet.

Therfor the Dynebolic system using Cinelerra is ideal. For the distribution bitinik wants to release the copyfight as an installer towards march next year. Hopefully by the next Node.London session (if there will be one) Deptford.TV can present the system flow running from production to distribution on FLOSS systems.

For Deptford X in November Deptford.TV plans to hold mini DIY soldering TV transmitter workshops on the concept & idea of the hut project, see similar project on radio transmitters presented at Briklane in the same week, from the hut project website:

Dispersed Radio Network / FM Transmitter Workshops

On the 1st of June 2006, from a location on Brick Lane, The Hut Project made the first in an ongoing series of public radio broadcasts, beginning the first leg of our Dispersed Radio Network project. Over a four-day period, our broadcast, covering a 2-mile radius, invited listeners to come to a micro-FM transmitter workshop. We have mappped the location of every transmitter that was built during this first workshop event, and will be asking everyone who built a transmitter with us to take part in a simultaneous broadcast in the next month. Our broadcasts will now be spreading out across London, the UK and wherever we else we get to, as and when the opportunity arises, allowing participants to construct their own micro-radio transmitters, and broadcast their own programmes to their homes, buildings, and streets. At intermittent periods, as we request that all those whio have taken part in our project take part in simultaneous broadcasts, we will be creating, momentarily, a dispersed micro-radio network. We will soon be publishing the map of transmitter locations on this site, and we’ll announce the times of any broadcasts by the network. An archive of all the material broadcast by the network will be stored here as and when it develops.

for the metadata editing we will try out the meta data hootenany, what a name! quoted from metadata hootenany:

Metadata Hootenanny

This is a page about my latest piece of clever software: Metadata Hootenanny.

What Is It? It’s a viewer/editor for all the spiffy metadata you can put into QuickTime movies. You know how you can view, edit and sort by your mp3s’ ID3 metadata in iTunes? Well, a similar metadata system exists for all your QuickTime movies, too, but until now the only way to access it was through the horrid interface of QuickTime Pro Player (You can see certain metadata items in QT’s Info window, and add them in the Movie Properties window under Annotations).

Metadata Hootenanny lets you access this information more easily (and for free!). You can make a playlist of all the videos in your collection with a certain director or writer. You can search your videos for a certain performer, or a keyword in the description. Of course, you have to add all this information to your movies yourself…which is a breeze with Metadata Hootenanny.

Why Would I Ever Want To Have Metadata in My Movies? Ok, ok. Most people probably don’t care about movie metadata yet. The best use I see for this program is for people (like me) who have large collections of TV shows or music videos, somewhat short movies that might conceivably be played back-to-back, or collected into small lists based on subordinate criteria, as might be stored in QuickTime movies’ metadata tags (like writer, director, author, album, etc).

What Kind of Metadata Are We Talking About Here? The Program supports all the Annotations that Quicktime uses (Album, Artist, Author, Comment, etc). Custom categories can be used as well, if they are four characters long and starting with ‘©‘, like “©CMT.” You can type a © in MacOS with option-g. In Addition, there are (mostly) read-only properties about the movies, like video/audio formats, file size, and movie length. Finally, it lets you add or edit Chapter Tracks, which are a cool little feature of the QuickTime container format that is seldom used. They’re like little bookmarks in the movie with a popup-menu that lets you jump between them. In QuickTime Pro, in order to make a chapter track, you have to create a text file formatted in a certain way, with timepoints you must type out by hand, then import it to QuickTime, add it to your movie, un-enable it, and set it as a chapter track.

My way is much easier, trust me, plus if you have a problem or better yet a suggestion, I will be happy to fix it for you. And in case you feel nostalgic for the QTPlayer way, Metadata Hootenanny exports chapter lists to the QuickTime text format, ready for import.

That’s Fine, But What Else Does It Do? I’m glad you asked. In addition to adding metadata and chapters, you can also add DVD-style interactive menus, using QT’s wired sprites. Menu buttons can have images from image files or from the movie itself, and have rollover and on-click pictures as well. Button actions include going to a certain chapter, enabling audio or text (subtitle) tracks, and stepping forward or backward.

Other features include integrated www lookup with IMDB.com, EPGuides.com, TVTome.com and BlockBuster.com, and reading of chapter times directly from the DVD drive or from other movie files. Also movie playback features like fullscreen and rate control.

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK, although little risk is really involved. The program never even tries to write to the original files (unless of course you choose the unrecommended “save-in-place” option from the save-as window); it only creates new files [NOTE: an unexpected "feature" of the QuickTime API had lead to version 1.0 modifying input files when chapters are added. It is fixed in the "unstable beta" version] I don’t know what it would do if you ran out of hard drive space, though….

Download
unstable beta (check out the version notes and latest beta changes in News + History)
source code (I have a sourceforge project but apparently I’m not competent to use their cvs, so if someone who is wants to upload the source let me know and I’ll add you as a dev on the project)
Here is the source code of what I’m working on for the next version. It has some interesting new stuff, and just about everything is broken in some way. Since I don’t anticipate having much time to fix it, I encourage you to mess around with it in any way you like.

Please email me with any bugs you find and I will fix them toute suite. You can also receive prompt technical support by visiting the 3ivx forums.

Here’s a little picture of it

Presentation at B.Tween forum August 18, 2006

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Raw Nerve Director Kieran McMillan took part in a panel at the the B.Tween Interactive Media Forum, 26th of May 2006, in the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television, Bradford. He spoke in the Creative Pioneers Session about some of Raw Nerve’s recent projects and to projects related to Deptford, such as Deptford.TV.

Adnan & Kieran

Computational Models of Creativity in the Arts August 18, 2006

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How have computers become an increasingly significant part of our imaginative and physical being?Come face-to-face with natural born cyborgs as we explore how computer technology impacts on us and our creativity.

Deptford.TV at CMCA

A synphony of Deptford August 18, 2006

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Deptford.TV presented on the 19th & 20th of May, 2006 the first version of the Synphony project at the made in deptford festival. A Synphony of Deptford, Laban Café, Creekside SE8, until 1510. A series of video features on Deptford. Deptford.tv is an audio-visual documentation of the regeneration process of the Deptford area in collaboration with SPC.org media lab, Bitnik.org, the Boundless.coop, Liquid Culture & Goldsmiths College. see soon www.remixdeptford.tv
As well as an open house at deckspace presenting the rough material on the Deptford.TV database.

Deptford.TV meets OpenStreetMap August 18, 2006

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Andrew wrote:

Sunday, May 14, 2006

OpenStreetMap locative Deptford

My friend Nick Hill (shown right) has just got back from the Isle of Wight workshop and is shown here with Adnan Hadzi of Deptford.tv and LiquidCulture. We met at Deckspace in Greenwich to discuss how the Deptford.tv database of user submitted video clips could be mapped geographically without infringing copyright map data. So I asked Nick to invite Steve (of OpenStreetMap) who has been working on Free The Postcode. Despite being very busy he kindly joined us before heading up to Mapchester.

It is becoming possible to create synergies between ‘offline projects’ (with little or no digital presence) and the Copyleft and Free Software movement, for whom continuous innovation is a driving force. Once the Deptford section of OpenStreetMap is complete, work can start to create an open ecosystem of locative media based on user submitted content, a whole system freed up of some commercial and legal restrictions. As the offline based user groups start to get involved, they will be able to start a discussion around Copyleft, the Creative Commons and the common creation and ownership of digital content. In return, case study material about users and creators experience can be fed back to software developers and system designers to help simplify and enhance the usabilty of the free digital platform.

Perhaps the sum total of such rich exchanges between various groups could extend the areas reputation as a creative hub and on into the realm of digital innovation.