Ethno Tekh at Media Lab Melbourne’s OPEN LAB Performance.

A few weeks ago I went to Media Lab Melbourne's OPEN LAB, which is where I saw Chris Vik(from Ethno Tekh) perform Kinect-controlled audio/visual live shows

Ethno Tekh is:
 Chris Vik (Synacide)- audio, performance, code
Brad Hammond (XY01)- visuals, code
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Also  Media Lab Melbourne is running  a workshop —>  DEMYSTIFYING THE KINECT WORKSHOP

SOYA Animation Award

The Qantas Spirit Of Youth Awards offers Animators aged 18 – 30 the chance to leap to the next level with a trip of a lifetime to Animal Logic Studios in November 2012. You'll also be offered a professional mentorship with internationally renowned Animation Director Marco Marenhgi known for hits such as Alice In Wonderland and I am Legend, and did we mention $5,000 cash! 

To be in the running to win these great prizes from Qantas, enter your details and upload examples of your work to support your submission via the Entry Form. We're looking for original works that demonstrate your own point of view, and information on your experience or experiments in your chosen field – anything that shows us just how talented you are!

Entries Open: 8th November 2011

Entries Close: 5th October 2012

Eligibility: Australian Citizens with a portfolio of work aged 18 – 30

Related fields / disciplines: All forms of animation welcome. Short Animations. AV and Experimental works. 

Prize: Trip to the USA with an allowance for eight nights accommodation in Los Angeles, a week at Animal Logic's studios, plus $5,000 cash. Professional Mentor: For twelve months you will be awarded a professional mentorship with acclaimed Animator, Marco Marenhgi

Terms & Conditions: For all the facts view the competition Terms & Conditions

Animations may be in all popular formats, e.g. MOV, MP4, AVI, FLV.

Please do try to upload shorter form works to the SOYA site, but if your film is too large to upload, you may submit ONE DVD of your work by mail to: SOYA – Film/Animation C/- Mixed Media Suite 40-44, Lifestyle Working 117 Old Pittwater Road Brookvale NSW 2100

Make sure you spend a little bit of time transferring clear, good quality versions of your work to DVD, and telling us about your background, goals and point of difference: it could make a big difference to your entry!

For a chance to win submit your work now, Click here.

via SOYA