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We're delighted to announce the third 2009 London Girl Geek event which we're holding jointly with the wonderful Birds Eye View. The event is kindly sponsored by Symantec and will be held at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) on The Mall.
The event will commence at 6.00pm followed by talks on film and pervasive technology from the below speakers. Do bring any phones, gadgets, mobile videos and games to share and discuss.
As per details from the Birds Eye View (BEV) website (do visit to learn more about what's happening during BEV's annual festival), speakers will include:
- Maria Ingold :: Maria is currently Head of Technical Operations for FilmFlex Movies, the UK’s leading on demand film service with an annual turnover of over £35M with only 12 employees! FilmFlex, co-owned by Sony and Disney, provides on demand films to over 3 million homes through Virgin Media. A colleague once described her as “the architect of the future of FilmFlex”. Maria is currently leading FilmFlex’s development of a fully digital SD and HD workflow and a multi-platform on demand media asset management and delivery system. Demonstrating the many strings to her bow, Maria is currently writing a couple graphic novels, and working on a painting series. In addition to this, she is a film, TV and interactive judge for BAFTA, which she finds incredibly rewarding, and is realising her desire as a positive coach and mentor of women, helping them to enter and gain advancement in the technology industry.
- Clare Reddington :: What is pervasive media? How can we design immersive, creative, inclusive experiences for this new form? Bringing together practitioners, researchers and users from diverse backgrounds, the Pervasive Media Studio seeks to explore these questions, establishing a globally-recognised centre of excellence in the heart of Bristol, UK. From street games to projections, iphone apps to installations, Studio Director Clare Reddington will present an overview of this unique collaborative space and showcase some of the creative technology projects that have been produced over the last year.
- Holly Gramazio :: Holly's fantastic work through Several Bees spans game design, research and writing, Holly will be talking about how to design enticing games regardless of whether technology is being used.
- body>data>space :: Ghislaine Boddington (Creative Director b>d>s bodydataspace, London) is an artist, director and curator specializing in performing arts and the integration of body responsive technologies, virtual physical networks and interactive interfaces. Ghislaine develops solutions based on twenty years work with shinkansen and Future Physical (1989-2004 now archived at British Library and at www.connectivity.org.uk) and with, amongst others, the ICA and Dance Umbrella. She has directed and curated numerous events, workshops and symposia on body technology throughout east and west Europe, the US and Asia. She is well known for her work on cultural identity and interauthorship processes of creation. She holds an Artist Research Associate at ResCen, Middlesex University (www.rescen.net) exploring tele-kinetics, tele-presence and tele-intuition, and she regularly writes and collates collections of topical thoughts from artists worldwide. Recent work includes the exhibition and publication Virtual Physical Bodies (CDA Paris 2008) and Post Me_New ID, an EU funded programme including the direction of a new performance installation called ‘DARE WE DO IT REAL-TIME?' & Leanne Bird - Leanne Bird (Creative Producer b>d>s bodydataspace, London) Leanne's background is in dance and technology and she produced 15 commissioned art technology pieces for Future Physical in 2002-4 and was project manager for several shinkansen dance and technology projects including Virtual Incarnations (ICA/Dance Umbrella) as well as performing herself in many of the live telematic connected performances. She has been working with body>data>space since its formation in 2005. She works as general manager and key project producer for the collective and in particular leads on the Post Me_New ID EU Culture 2007 project. She also works on rehearsal direction and content development for skintouchfeel and the body>data>space performance and telematic projects.
You'll also receive a gift upon departure, so please don't forget to collect yours. Many thanks to the Kate from Symantec and her team for arranging the goodie bags and sponsorship, and also to Sarah Mosses and Rachel Millward from Birds Eye View Film Festival for arranging the space and making things happen!
- Date & Time: Friday, 6th March 2009, 6:00pm
- End Time: The event will finish at 8.00pm, with those interested flowing on to the ICA bar downstairs for more conversations
- Venue: ICA Nash/ Brandon rooms see Directions for more details!
- Hosted by: Girl Geek Dinners, Birds Eye View Film Festival and Symantec
- Food & Drink: Light Snacks and drinks provided courtesy of Symantec
- Subject for the evening: Pervasive Technology and Film
- Format: Reception, 4 short talks, conversation.
- Capacity: 60 people
- Attendees: As ever, boy geeks are welcome to attend if invited by a girl geek although on this occasion we do stress that there are few and limited spaces so more boy geeks = less girl geeks.
If you'd like to attend on 6th March, please sign up via the above Register Now link, and we'll see you at the event!
- Directions: ICA, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
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- Public transport - Plan your journey to the ICA using Transport for London's Journey Planner or call Transport for London on 020 7222 1234.
- Tube - the nearest underground stations are Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo lines) and Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines). To reach the ICA from Charing Cross exit the station and follow the signs for Trafalgar Square. Once at the Square head through Admiralty Arch near the south west corner. This brings you on to The Mall. The ICA is approximately 50 metres on the right hand side. To reach the ICA from Piccadilly Circus head straight down Lower Regent Street and into waterloo Place. The public entrance for the ICA is located at the bottom of The Duke of York steps, on the left hand side.
- Rail - the nearest railway station is also at Charing Cross
- Bus - the following buses stop in nearby Trafalgar Square or Cockspur Street: 3,6,9,11,12,13,14,15,19,22,23,24,29,38,77a,88,91,139,159 and 176. Please note that there are no bus services operating on The Mall.
- Bicycle - there are racks for parking bicycles at the top of the Duke of York steps
- Car - the main entrance is available for dropping off passengers but unfortunately parking is not permitted on The Mall. There are parking meters in Waterloo Place and Carlton House Terrace, at the back of the ICA. There are also car parks in Whitcombe St and Spring Gardens, both off Trafalgar Square.
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