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ANTIPODE FOUNDATION SCHOLAR-ACTIVIST PROJECT AWARDS

The Foundation expects to allocate each successful application up to £10,000 (or equivalent) to support collaborations between academics, non-academics and activists (from NGOs, think tanks, social movements, or community grassroots organisations, for example) which further radical analyses of geographical issues and engender the development of a new and better society. The Awards are aimed at promoting programmes of action-research, participation and engagement, cooperation and co-enquiry, and more publicly-focused forms of geographical investigation.

See http://antipodefoundation.org/scholar-activist-project-awards/ for more.

Antipode Foundation Regional Workshop Awards

The Foundation expects to allocate each successful application up to £10,000 (or equivalent) to fund events (including conferences, workshops, seminar series, summer schools and action research meetings) which further radical analyses of geographical issues and engender the development of a new and better society.

See: http://antipodefoundation.org/regional-workshop-awards/ for more.

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Applications for this first round of awards must be in by 30 June 2012. Forms are available from and should be returned to Andy Kent (antipode@live.co.uk), who is more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

Antipode Foundation: http://antipodefoundation.org/

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Red Mist

Red Mist

RED MIST

Introducing a new radical cultural project: http://redmistreviews.com/

Cultural products are produced because someone has something important to say, progressive or reactionary, rational or irrational; yet everywhere the result is trite banality. Late capitalism has become ever more adept at enforcing its conservative, accountant-friendly worldview on culture. In the world of the market, an artist can only try something that has already been tried and been seen to succeed. The state’s arts-funding bureaucracies, not much less conservative than private investors but acting at least in the name of different priorities, are getting slashed out of existence, along with everything else that needs public money to function (failing banks excepted, of course). At this rate, in fifty years all movies will be sequels, all plays will be musicals and all novels will be airport-friendly crime yarns. (All academic papers, meanwhile, will be cooked up to order by corporations.)

Red Mist is the successor to London Book Club, to whose interesting accumulation of reviews we intend to add some serious political direction, editorial focus and old-fashioned panache. As Marxists, we do not think that the above depressing outlook is the only possible outcome for the human race. More to the point, we do not think that artists, writers and thinkers meekly accept their fate – nor do their works. Ernst Bloch used to say that every artefact of capitalist society, no matter how apparently banal and degraded, had a hidden Utopian striving beyond its mundane existence; the reverse is also true, however, and even the most radically leftist work has to come to terms, secretly, with the reality that gave it birth.

Working out what is what is the job of critics. It is not our job to say that we liked film X and thought that it was good; or (still worse, as the reviews in most leftwing publications do) say that we liked the explicit political content of film X, and therefore liked it, and thought that it was good. And though we are a theoretically minded project, we will not destroy your will to live with 10,000 word Lacanian disquisitions on Proust.

What we will do is review all manner of texts – from pop singles to academic monographs – and reveal what really makes them tick. We will do this with the oldest tools in the box: a knowledge of context, an understanding of the medium, and a sprinkling of humour (after all, if you didn’t laugh, you’d cry). Join us on our journey through the bizarre, contradictory cultural life of capitalism – and hopefully we will one day get out the other side.

Red Mist: http://redmistreviews.com/

This looks to be most welcome development for the times we live in Glenn Rikowski

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

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The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

Bali

Bali

SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION & E-LEARNING

EeL 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: 2nd ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION & E-LEARNING

Website at: http://e-learningedu.org

DATE: 17 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2012

VENUE: BALI DYNASTY RESORT, BALI, INDONESIA

Jl. Kartika, Bali Dynasty Resort, Kuta 80361, Indonesia [map]

CONFERENCE THEME

The use of technology in education has revolutionized learning. Shifting beyond traditional mode of education, the integration of technology has become an advantage for students with specific needs. E-learning brings forth a flexible and accessible mode of education. Further the use of technology also bridges the gap of learning across borders.
With e-learning, students can have the access to other universities and academic resource materials from other countries, thereby broadening the knowledge base of students. Given these advantages, it is pivotal to deliberate upon the development of technology use in education.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper (Full Paper) & Panel Proposal Submission Due: 18 May 2012

Final Paper (Camera-Ready) Submission: 29 June 2012

Early Bird Registration: 16 July 2012

Late Registration: 15 August 2012

Conference Dates: 17-18 September 2012

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

* The Conference Proceedings (Print ISSN: 2251-1814, E-Periodical: 2251-1822) will be indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, Proquest and will be submitted to Ulrichsweb, Scopus, ScienceDirect and Cabell’s Directories amongst others, where applicable.

* Journal: Depending on their importance, originality, quality, relevance and other editorial considerations, eligible research articles will be invited for publication in the GSTF International Journal on Computing (JoC) (ISSN: 2010-2283) which is indexed by EBSCO, CrossRef, Proquest and Cabell’s Directories.

* Selected authors will be invited to contribute book chapters in “Innovations in Technology Enhanced Learning“ to be published by GSTF in collaboration with Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

The book will be edited by Dr. Liz Bacon, Dean, School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, University of  Greenwich, UK.

– Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards will be conferred at the conference (in order to qualify for the award, the paper must be presented at the conference).

– Panel Proposals are also invited for submission. A minimum of three (3) papers centering on a specific topic will be accepted for submission under Panel Category.

– Detailed descriptions of all other topics and submission information are found on the conference website: http://www.e-learningedu.org/CallforPapers.html

– Prospective Authors are invited to submit original papers not being considered for publication elsewhere.

– Submissions are subjected to independent and professional “blind peer review”.

– Submissions will be judged on originality, significance, interest, clarity, relevance, correctness and presentation.

EeL 2012
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE

PROGRAM CHAIR

Dr. Mike Joy
Associate Professor, University of Warwick, United Kingdom

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Dr. Hye-Jung Lee
Research Professor & Director, Seoul National University, Korea

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Dr. Ali Yildirim
Dr. Gaysu R Arvind
Dr. Fred Jacobs
Dr. Gordon (Toby) Malcolm Emert Jr.
Dr. Roberto T. Borromeo
Dr. Beverly Webster
Dr. Daniel Levin
Dr. Paulina Gocheco
Dr. G L Gulhane
Dr. Berenice Nyland
Dr. Kathy Jordan
Dr. Pavinder Singh
Dr. Sushama Sharma
Dr. Liwayway Acero

For a complete list of Committee, please visit: http://www.e-learningedu.org/Committee.html

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

EeL 2012 CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
Global Science & Technology Forum (GSTF)
http://www.globalstf.org
DID: +65-6327 0166 FAX: +65-6327 0162

For General Enquiries: info@e-learningedu.org
For Registration, Accommodation or Visa Assistance: secretariat@e-learningedu.org

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

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