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The Inaugural San Francisco- El Salvador Film and Video Fest

OPENING NIGHT: December 3rd @ 7:00 pm
“La Ultima Ofensiva” (Q and A with Director José Luis Sánz follows screening)
(see our site for details)
Sat. December 4th, @ 2, 4, 6, & 8pm
Sun. December 5th, 2 & 4 pm
Theater; $10 Admisión, $8 youth students and seniors; 13-and-under FREE

El Salvador: so far from Hollywood, but ever so close to reality. That’s why the Ana Gomez Cultural Collective and the Mission Cultural Center have teamed up to produce the Inaugural San Francisco – El Salvador Film and Video Festival. Because el Pulgaricito (as El Salvador is affectionately known) might be small in size, but it’s got big history-and talented film and video-makers to make sense of it all. Join us for three days… packed with documentaries, shorts, and animation – all from Salvadoran directors.

El Salvador: tan lejos de Hollywood, pero tan cerca a la realidad. Por eso el Colectivo Cultural Ana Gomez y el Centro Cultural de la Misión se unen para celebrar el primer festival de cine y video Salvadoreño en San Francisco.
Por el Pulgarcito es pequeño, pero su historia es grande– y tiene talentosos cineastas para hacernos entenderlo. Disfrute tres días repletos de documentales, cortometrajes, y animación — todo hecho por directores salvadoreños.

Demilit, September 16th



#DEMILIT in San José, Ca. Sept. 16
Among many symptoms, San José is home to 10 government and 67 company locations on the Washington Post’s map of Top Secret America. We’ll study this creeping militarization through entry points such as drones, defense corporations, uses of force, gang profiling, and military bases. We’ll also take visitors on an outdoor exploration of downtown SJ with a focus on the security landscape. 

• Charlotte Casey, San Jose Peace & Justice Center and San José Code Pink
• Katherine Chandler, UC Berkeley, Rhetoric Department
• Raj Jayadev, Silicon Valley Debug
Presented by the Demilit team in conjunction with 01SJ Biennial and (OP)Space, CCA Architecture URBANlab.

451 South First Street
San José, Ca.

See for more info. More Details below….

Full Abstract
The crisis of the contemporary spatial condition is produced in part by the hyper-expansion of militarization into all areas of life. Demilit, short for Decoding Military Landscapes, is an open pedagogical project aiming to know how the military and militarization affects society and space. We at Demilit (DM) take stock of the military presence in both routine and unexpected ways by using research, sound recordings, images and more. Among other symptoms, San José is home to 10 government and 67 company locations on the Washington Post’s map of Top Secret America. We’ll unpack this military presence through topics such as drones, defense corporations, uses of force, gang profiling, military bases, and much more. We will also take visitors on an outdoor exploration in downtown SJ focusing on the security landscape.

To find out more visit or follow @demilit on Twitter.

Charlotte Casey, San Jose Peace & Justice Center and San Jose Code Pink
“The CIA’s Travel Agent in Downtown San Jose: Jeppesen’s Involvement in the Torture Flights”

Katherine Chandler, UC Berkeley, Rhetoric Department
Visual artist. On drones, methods of recording, and creative non-violence

Raj Jayadev, Silicon Valley De-bug
…On “gang enhancement” criminal charges, uses of force, and SJPD arresting practices

And the Demilit team (Bryan Finoki, Nick Sowers, Javier Arbona)
Schedule (subject to modifications):
10:30am Bagels & chat

11am  An intro by Javier Arbona and Bryan Finoki: Landscapes, Archives, and Crypto-geography

12:00pm  Raj Jayadev  |  Charlotte Casey
(visitors: feel free to bring a lunch!)

1:30pm  “Base edges: practices of listening, seeing and action” with Katherine Chandler & Nick Sowers

3-5pm   A guided walk and recording expedition in the vicinity of downtown.

Share: or follow @demilit on Twitter for news and updates


sf zine fest

read all about us

“My Other Weapon is a Zine” Tour | 8/28-9/3
Some of our favorite zinesters are spreading the Zine Fest energy with a week-long, six-city reading tour of the greater Bay Area. “Our Other Weapon is a Zine” features contribution from terrific creators such asTomas Moniz (Rad Dad), Dani Burlison & Leilani Clark (Petals & Bones) Andria Alefhi (We’ll Never Have Paris), Crosshatch Zine,  John Bobst (I’m a Silly Bitch Zine), with special local guests and more. The whole tour wraps up with a big homecoming to San Francisco’s Needles and Pens the night before the Fest, including Special Guest Artnoose!

• Saturday, August 28th, 7 pm to 9 pm • SubRosa • 703 Pacific Avenue, Santa Clara
• Sunday, August 29th, 5 pm to 7 pm • SLG Art Boutiki • 577 South Market Street, San Jose
• Tuesday, August 31, 7 pm to 9 pm • Rock Paper Scissors Collective • 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland
• Wednesday, September 1, 7 pm to 9 pm • The Avid Reader • 617 Second Street, Davis
•  Thursday, September  2nd, 7 pm to 9 pm •  The Peepshow • 530 McConnell Ave, Santa Rosa
• Friday, September 3rd, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m • Needles and Pens • 3253 16th Street, San Francisco

Reading Room Call for Entries

As you may already know, this year’s Zine Fest features a dedicated Reading Room, with dozens of small-press titles from Zine Fest exhibitors and other creators. An on-site zine and comics library, the SFZF Reading Room will be giving attendees an opportunity to read and enjoy dozens titles for free in a convivial and relaxing atmosphere, even including a friendly and knowledgeable zine librarian to make reccomendations.
What you might not know is that we are still taking submissions to the Reading Room! Whether you are an exhibitor wanting to share your work with the SFZF’s attendees or an out of town creator who can’t make it to the show, we’d love to include your creations in our library. Please send single copies of issues of your zine, comic, or book for inclusion to:
SFZF Reading Room
10 Inca Lane #2
San Francisco, CA 94115
Don’t forget to list the title(s), your name/company name, and a website we can direct interested folks to. Submitted titles will NOT be returned, but will be treated with extreme respect and shared with 2500+ attendees we receive at the Fest!

SF Zine Fest
September 4 + 5, 2010 (Labor Day Weekend)
SF County Fair Building
Golden Gate Park



Glide art intern working at colleting sound

Urban Remix partnered with Glide Church for a workshop.

Collective Soundscapes: UrbanRemix in San Francisco

by Carl DiSalvo 

This past June we had the opportunity to participate in the City Centered Festival of Locative Media, in San Francisco. Working together with members of Glide Memorial Church and Bay Area musician Ken Ueno, we used the UrbanRemix platform to explore the collective production of soundscapes from the Tenderloin district. The technical platform of UrbanRemix consists of both a mobile application (for iPhone and Android phones) for recoding field audio and a web application for browsing and mixing that audio.

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Interview with National Arts Advocates

Recent video and audio interviews with Ian David Moss, Research Director at Fractured Atlas, integrated national arts and culture pundit, and collaborating designer/project manager on the Bay Area Cultural Assets Map, supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, can be found here on the National Art Strategies website.

Interview material from AllNonProfitsConsidered can also be found at

The Delfina Foundation and Beyond Borders present

The Spacemakers at Edinburgh Art Festival

Claudia Wolf
Phone: 0044 207 233 5344 Address
Tent Gallery, Edinburgh College of Art
78 Westport
Edinburgh EH1 2LE


30 July – 24 August
Mon – Fri, 10:00 – 17:00, Saturday: 11:00 – 17:00
Private view: 29 July 18:00-20:30

The Delfina Foundation presents The Spacemakers, a group exhibition that explores artistic perspectives on the immediate challenges of creating a home, in some of today’s most diverse and harried urban landscapes.

With Taysir Batniji, (Alessandro Petti, Sandi Hilal, Eyal Weizman), and Jawad al Malhi. Films and videos by Nikolaj Bendix, Hala Elkoussy, mounir fatmi, Bouchra Khalili, Judy Price, Basma Sharif and Solmaz Shahbazi.

The planning and construction of a home articulates personal needs as well as the necessity to improve on one’s general living circumstances. Ideals of a secure home of bodily comfort, and the creation of borders to protect them, significantly inform our social and spatial existences. Notions of home as personal space and as political territory are undeniably intertwined, and in urban areas throughout the world, the relationship between one and the “other” is also informed by spatial organisation strategies, led by economic and political decisions.

How do architecture and urbanism inform social infrastructures and cohesion? How do personal desires for the materiality of a home intersect with wider socio-political agendas and ideologies in the formation of urban landscapes?

Taking Palestine as its starting point and spanning examples from Cairo, Istanbul, Tehran, Paris and the U.A.E., The Spacemakers offers a global measure of the immediate challenges of producing habitats in epicenters of social, economical or political tension.

The Spacemakers is taking place across two venues (Edinburgh College of Art – Tent Gallery and Sleeper). It is part of a biennial series of events produced by Beyond Borders Productions Ltd.

For related events visit The Delfina Foundation website or

Aboriginal artists online


Boomalli has a new website

so raise your vessel and consider the site unofficially launched


what else?

* tune into Awaye this saturday and the following monday to hear an interview about cyberTribe online Indigenous Art Gallery:
(or revisit and listen online after that)

* theres an exhibition on in Western Sydney at the moment:

* the Melbourne Art Fair is on in early august:

* colourise will screen Indigenous Films in Brisbane for most of August!/event.php?eid=136530426371904&ref=ts

Creative Rights & Artists

Ian David Moss | Jul 20, 2010 4:47 pm

This week, Fractured Atlas is partnering with our friends at ArtsJournal, Future of Music Coalition, and the National Alliance for Media Arts + Culture to host a discussion about artists’ creative rights and arts policy / advocacy more generally. Fractured Atlas’s Director of Technology Programs, Justin Karr, and I are two of the 22 featured bloggers. If you’re […]

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Hackerspaces and Bioscience projects


BioCurious – A hackerspace for biotech – The Community Space for Citizen Science”experiment with friends” Open PCR! – Read and Write !

DIYBio — an organization that aims to help make biology a worthwhile pursuit for citizen scientists, amateur biologists, and DIY biological engineers who value openness and safety.

Hacker Dojo – Mountain View hacker space offering events, classes, e-mail list, discussion list, and other inroads.

Noisebridge – Making waves in San Francisco. Cross pollination with Europe and many interesting events held at their space – modding, hacking, cooking, and other artforms. DIY computing, ecology, techno art.

Pearl Biotech – Do you dream of hacking your own genome? Smart tools for the modern genetic explorer

New California Council deadlines and at the Lab


The Council’s California Documentary Project (CDP) supports film, radio, and new media projects that document the California experience and explore issues of significance to Californians. The new guidelines for our next round of CDP Research & Development and Production grants are now available online at The online application will be available starting October 1st; eligible applicants must submit materials for Research & Development and Production grants by November 1st.
In addition, we’re launching a new Public Engagement grant to assist previous CDP grantees in ongoing work around outreach and audience development. The online application for our Public Engagement grants will be available starting August 2nd; the application deadline is September 1st. Click here for more information. @ the Lab Call for Proposals is a three week festival of art, performance, sound, workshops, demos and lectures focusing on cutting-edge artistic experiments created with, related to, and about technology. This year we are especially interested in, though by no means limiting selections to, entries involving the theme of biotechnology.

We are seeking proposals for all kinds of ideas, including:
•    Workshops
•    Demos
•    Art installations
•    Sound installations
•    Performances
•    Talks
•    Interactive experiences
•    Games

We are open to work in all media including: video, installation, painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, sound/audio, performance, social practice projects and interventions, games, web-based projects and hybrid forms. Site specific, virtual and offsite project proposals are welcome.  Installations can be permanent or temporary.  Workshops & demos encouraged.
Deadline for entries: Received by 5PM, Saturday, July 31, 2010.
Notification of acceptance: by the end of August 2010.
Exhibition and performances run: September 17 – October 9, 2010

The full call can found on the Labs website, here: