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resources, opportunities, and entertainment for March 16 - 22

this weekend I did my first virtual art walk stream on Twitch, and it was a lot of fun! for the foreseeable future, I’m going to block out 2 new art walk streams per week (including one in the classic Thursday gallery night time slot) to explore virtual exhibitions, video art, digitized museum collections, and more! if you’re working on something you’d like to share in an upcoming stream, please email me with the details!

here’s the new schedule! please come thru!

resource roundup!

here’s a megathread calling out some particularly interesting videos from 9 years of Eyeo & INSTINT talks. they’re organized around topics like AI, creative coding, hardware and more! even if you’re avoiding Twitter at the moment (for obvious reasons), this thread is worth bookmarking.

are you suddenly trying to figure out how to work from home or move your creative practice away from physical events? here’s a shared document for collecting tips and tricks for virtual conferences and one on resources for virtual music events. I have been streaming some of my own creative practice on Twitch, and happy to provide recommendations for equipment, software, etc. as well.

the Open Source Hardware Summit moved online last weekend, and all the videos of the conference talks are now available on YouTube. if you couldn’t make it for the live stream, dig in here!

oooh this looks fun - add vibration to your web applications! I’m gonna bookmark this guide for later. looks like a fun way to add a new dimension to a mobile web experience!

the materials for Nina Zakharenko’s Introduction and Intermediate Python courses are available as a Github repo, so no more excuses if you keep telling yourself you’ll dip your toe in the Python pool this year. what else do you have going on?! your cat is probably tired of you playing with his toe beans by now, so give him a break for a few hours.

omg u no I love a good cheat:

opportunities!

as some of these apply to festivals/events taking place this year, keep an eye out for cancellations and program changes before applying.

Poetry Slash is a recital of computational literature that will take place on Saturday, April 25, within the program of publishing fair Libros Mutantes. they have an open call for participants to read texts produced through code with the intention of exploring unconventional forms of literary creation and doing wonderful and crazy things with computers. you can submit here by April 1.

the ZKM | Hertz-Lab has a new artist-in-residence program, with 3 submission clusters seeking open project proposals. applications are due by April 12. you can learn more here.

arebyte has an open call for young artists (under 28) based in the UK (tho outside of London). you can learn more and apply here by April 16.

VR Arles Festival is seeking submissions for the 2020 edition of the festival that meet their 3 curation themes. you can learn more and apply here by April 15.

applications are also open for VRHAM! in Hamburg, Germany. there are opportunities for both residencies (submit a project to be supported and developed) and the VRHAM! Academy (apply for free entrance to the festival program as well as networking events and guided tours). you can learn more and apply here by April 12.

📅 upcoming events!

everyone should chill out and stay home! but I will continue to feature virtual events here in the coming weeks.

Tech Learning Collective have launched a number of remote workshops for 2020, and have decided to go all in on the format in light of the risk of the coronavirus pandemic. if ur already hunkered down & wfh, why not learn something new? you can check out the full schedule here.

Mar 19-21! IAM Weekend 2020 is now fully remote, and limited access passes will be available from Tuesday at 12 CET. sign up here to register your interest.

Mar 22-26! the IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces is now, well, virtual. details are coming soon for online registration. you can learn more here.

recommendations!

in lieu of events, here’s a new section of stuff to keep you occupied, inspired, and sane in the coming weeks. if you have a project you’d like to share, especially if you find yourself losing out on income from events, please send it in!

A’Bear’s release party for her new album Ear of the Heart was canceled this weekend, but you can and should check out the album on Bandcamp if you are looking for some new music for making. it’s eerie and ambient and well worth the £8.

do you have a VR headset? are you really actually missing your commute, but kind of wish it involved more hair-cutting? Bizarre Barber is out on Steam and looks like a blast:

here’s a great way to spice up all the cat videos you’re making while you’re supposed to be working from home:

if you’re in the US (or have a VPN 😎), Hackers is available on Amazon Prime Video.

Leon’s just chill and do whatever playlist is still a treat, and a good way to mellow out rn. you can check it out here on Spotify.

just for lulz!

important:

*~housekeeping~*

if you have anything in the works that you are excited about (an event, a workshop, a new project), please send me all the details. the next newsletter will cover the week of March 23 - 29, but I’m happy to promote events further in the future as well and keep them on the calendar.