READ_ME 2004
software art festival
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Software Art and Cultures
conference

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Runme --------------+-------------- Dorkbot
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'people doing strange things with software'
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
You are cordially invited to leave your tents and sleeping bags safely at home and join us in Århus, Denmark for the Runme Dorkbot citycamp 2004. From the 25th-27th August, Århus will be filled with 'people doing strange things with software', as well as more traditional campfire activities such as eating, drinking, talking, socialising, showing off and relaxing together.
 
The citycamp will be an informal gathering of people interested in software and art where citycampers will be free to do some low-key research, develop code and ideas, talk to interesting people and enjoy dorkbot-style presentations (5-20 minute presentations with feedback sessions), performances and parties.
 
The Århus' Jutland Academy of Fine Arts has kindly donated use of a cozy building for these purposes. We will not, however, actually be camping there; but the basic accommodation for the citycampers will be taken care of (for those who have registered with a presentation or other activity). Find out more about accommodation and travel here.
 
The R&D camp is brought to you by runme.org and dorkbot.org, but even if you've never heard of these groups, you are most welcome to come, see and show: all you need to do is register yourself as a participant here or as a visitor here. You are, of course, welcome to come without prior registration (either as a participant or as a visitor), but there is a chance that we won't allow you in because the space is full. We'll give preference to those ones registered...
 
There are already some plans in the works: a live programming sound/code clash, VJ mega-jam, installation works, and (for the intrepid) a pre-citycamp cycle tour of Europe taking in sites of geeky interest (link). However, there is plenty of space for more suggestions for events, projects and recreation. If you have some ideas, please let us know.
 
And don't forget to check out the pages of Software Art and Cultures Conference, wich will also take place in Århus right before the camp. The two events will form the Read_Me 2004 Software Art Festival.
 
Also, we are distributing this invitation to people and channels we are familiar with, if you know someone or somewhere interesting that we have missed out, please redistribute this invitation.
 
We look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you around the city campfire in Denmark this summer!

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