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April 23, 2007

We Love Technology. Again.


WLT needs you

We Love Technology is back. After a fabulous first year, the only conference to focus on the creative (mis)use of emerging technology returns in July, with a fun and informal programme of presentations and workshops on the themes of games and architecture. What's more, WLT needs you.

WLT is different. In a nutshell, it's the place where art, culture and technology is souped-up, subverted, and made a lot more fun. It ignores the everyday stuff, and aims to find out what weird and wonderful things artists, games designers and architects are doing with new-fangled wizardry. As one of last year's participants commented, "WLT opened me up to a world of new media that I'd only dreamt existed.I went back to work buzzing with ideas."

The annual creative technology showcase is chaired by Matt Locke, Commissioning Editor, Education New Media at Channel 4, hosted by the University of Huddersfield and The Media Centre, and supported by Arts Council of England Yorkshire and Screen Yorkshire.

And WLT is calling for papers and presentations. Conference organisers are looking for mind-expanding presentations and workshops (30 or 60 minutes) from leading edge technology manufacturers, new media artists, technologists, researchers, academics and tec bloggers, concerned with games and/or architecture. As always, speakers should focus on why they love technology, and how their work encourages new forms of creative expression. The deadline for proposals is 14 May.

And if you're feeling really creative, send in your own interpretations of a test card, to be displayed during WLT 2007. What's a test card? Find out more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/test_card. The audience vote winner takes the mystery prize. Send in your jpegs - 300dpi 8x10cm landscape format - by 29 June.

To promote your own business at WLT 2007, send fun tec toys, magazines, books, flyers, stickers, badges to the address below by 10 July.

Contact: Lisa Roberts lisa[at]blinkmedia.org

Blink, the Old Caretakers House, J L Brierley Mills, Quay Street, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 6QT

Posted by jo at April 23, 2007 12:45 PM