by videotage 2013-05-08
JOB OPPORTUNITY @ VIDEOTAGE
Videotage is Asia’s non-profit media arts organization since 1986 with a key role in promoting, facilitating, incubating and educating media arts developments in Hong Kong. Videotage is a vital link between local and international media art community and works to bring media arts to the broader community. Our mission is to groom and promote media artists from Hong Kong through our prominent network, and to become a major hub for media art research in Asia. To gear up for several upcoming exciting projects, we are currently seeking a dedicated and motivated team of staff.
JOB VACANCY – Project Coordinator (Full-time)
- Coordinates program or project planning and implementation;
- Participates in project budget planning and development;
- Establishes project work plan and calendar;
- Supervises other project staff, assigns tasks, sets priorities;
- Analyzes information, providing documentation, and preparing reports on projects;
- Take responsibility for the general condition of the exhibits and gallery space;
- Carries out documentation and editing tasks with the assistance of the other part time staff;
- Assists in promotions and press relations;
- Coordinates activities and exchanges information;
Terms and Conditions:
- Office hours are from 11 am to 7pm, 5 days per week. Flexibility and occasional overtime may be required.
- Good command of both written and spoken Chinese and English;
- Good telephone manner and communication skills;
- Self-motivated and hard-working;
- Proven computer skills specifically in Mac applications including In Design, Premiere, Adobe Media Encoder and Microsoft;
- Web and design knowledge an advantage;
- Ability to work independently;
- Immediately available;
Application: Interested parties please send your application with full resume and expected salary to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. Deadline for applications is May 17th, 2013.
by videotage 2012-10-29
Having travelled all the way from Germany, Jogi and Reni Hoffmuller are media artists and DIY-ers, and a member of mursat who came to Hong Kong to lead the Dorkbot HK#6 Workshop: Pico Satellite.
Jogi and Reni gave a seminar in Dimension+, in which they talked about their satellite projects, and the sort of problems that their group had encountered over the years. They shared different experience on launching satellites and offer an interesting glimpse of how space can be perceived through different studies.
On the 28th October, Reni and Jogi held a workshop within Cattle Depot Artist Village Videotage, in which participants were taught how to fish for satellites!
But before anything starts, Reni goes over with the class on which satellites will pass by Hong Kong on the day, and on what hour so that we may prepare.
With all the equipment set we prepare for the first satellite to fish! Reni prepares an audio recorder and points out the position of the satellite on her laptop.
Satellite fishing (just like normal fishing) takes patience and precision. Here, Jogi demonstrates which direction the antenna should be pointing towards, and how it should carefully follow the path of the satellite.
As not all satellites can be heard due to nearby buildings, weather, and geographical location, the class continued to fish with determination throughout the day and night. Given all the hard work and determination, In the end the class was lucky to retrieve 2 recordings of satellites!
A big thanks to Jogi and Reni for the patience and enthusiasm shown throughout the workshop!
by videotage 2012-10-14
On the 14th October, Dorkbot HK-#5 featured Daniel Sauter, an artist who creates interactive installations and site-specific interventions dealing with the cultural and social implications of emerging technologies.
During the workshops, participants experimented with a series of sensor-based androiod apps such as motion and position sensors, touch screen panel, geolocation, compass, WiFi networking, and much more.
Daniel Sauter introduces the class to some interesting new media works during the beginning of the workshop.
After going through the basics and introduction, participants start to experiment and try out different possibilities on programming their android apps.
Equipped with only a computer and an android phone, participants busily explored and experimented with programmes such as processing 2.0b, Android SDK, and Ketai Library.
Participants expressed how the lesson was easy and accessible (some didn’t have programming or coding experience!), and all of them were able to build a basic app from scratch within one lesson.
Videotage would like to offer a big thank you to Daniel for the enjoyable class!
by videotage 2012-08-31
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!
WIKITOPIA! Data Gaga
TinyFest: Exhibition + Workshop + Performance + Artist Talk
We rely heavily on your support to help organize this remarkable cultural event. Being a Data Gaga volunteer is a rewarding experience with many perks. You will have the chance to meet artists, ICT/media activists, thinkers, curators, and work with many other volunteers with the same motivation, a perfect opportunity to shape your communication and leadership abilities.
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