1. SHOW & TELL: Julie Freeman

    Calling all women artists/techies/tinkerers!

    Come and join Julie Freeman introducing the technicalities of her latest work in the next MzTEK P2P show ‘n’ tell.

    Julie recently returned from ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Arts) in Belfast at the end of August, where she showed the piece Specious Dialogue III.

    Specious Dialogue III consists of a pair of movable, sculptural concrete forms that house wireless audio playback systems. Mounted on pairs of swivel castors the forms are designed to be played with – pushed, rolled, kicked and shoved around the exhibition space. They are physical audio curiosities with personality.
    Julie will be discussing the story of the work from the initial commission through to version 3.  She will talk about how she built it from sourcing and constructing the concrete forms, to the writing of the Max>/MSP patch as well as the development of the piece through the sound recording and editing. She will be accompanied by sound producer Dan Grigson (Grantby) who will give hands-on hints and tips on voice-over recording, editing and formating.


    Specious Dialogue was commissioned by Cybersonica for Soundwaves 07 and has been shown in London, Luxembourg, Dublin and Limerick.

    December 3rd, 6pm – 8pm
    Space,  129 – 131 Mare St, Hackney, London, E8 3RH
    How to get there… http://www.spacestudios.org.uk/contact/SPACE/
    Please feel free to bring refreshments

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  2. TALK: MzTEK & The Power of 8


    MzTEK is going to Watermans for the day to see the Power of 8 exhibition, and to talk with Anab Jain, the designer and filmmaker who conceived of, and initiated the project.

    We welcome any women interested to come and join us for the morning at Watermans, and then we’ll go for a pub lunch after to chew the fat/cud, and generally have a nice afternoon.

    The power of 8 is collaborative project, 8 people from different walks of life work together to build a public conversation about their individual aspirations for a desirable future.

    For the past few years, Anab has worked on speculative projects around emerging technologies, to encourage debate on the different possible futures that may happen. As a designer, this genre of design fiction aims to impact our current day concepts by enabling us to think of directions in which our collective future is shaped

    Check out powerof8.org.uk for more details on the project.

    Please RSVP by signing up here…

    Let us know if you fancy joining us and we can arrange meeting there or at Waterloo, info@mztek.org

    When/where etc…

    27th September, 11.30am onwards…

    40 High Street
    Brentford TW8 0DS


    How to get here
    Bus 65, 237, 267, and N9 all stop outside Watermans
    Tube: South Ealing (Piccadilly) and Gunnersbury (District) at about 1 mile
    Train: Kew Bridge & Brentfort (trains from Waterloo and Hounslow) are a 10 minute walk

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