Brussels Girl Geek Dinner #27 (on Wed 5 May in Antwerp) is fully booked, but no worries: there’s still room at Brussels Girl Geek Dinner #28 on Sunday afternoon 9 May in Ghent. Put your name on the wiki to be part of this unique art event!
Electrified 02 – Hacking public spaces, the second edition of S.M.A.K. and the Vooruit ‘s biennial art project, takes up a decisive position on the crossroads of several directions in the visual arts. At the same time it will expose the friction between the areas where the two institutions operate: the S.M.A.K. in contemporary art and the Vooruit in media art, sound and performance art. In the quest for a shared ‘mentality’ in these different dynamics, the public space is taken as a common thread. In this case, the term ‘public space’ is all-embracing, without losing sight of the actual distinction between real and virtual public space.
About the artist (from Vooruit.be):
In her work, Roberta Gigante (b. 1986, Arpino, Italy) explores relationships between public space, image and sound. More specifically, she examines the resonance frequencies of various objects and how sound behaves as an ‘image’. As part of Electrified02, Gigante will be going to the harbour in Ghent. It is not so much the setting that interests her as the site, where twelve gigantic metal pipes are being stored. The pipes lie next to one another, like separate organ pipes waiting to be brought together in one instrument. Each pipe – depending on its thickness, diameter and length – has its own resonance frequency, which is recorded and then used as a keynote in a site-specific sound installation. In OrganOOn the artist ‘hacks’ the port site in Ghent with a sound installation that appeals to the imagination and will be activated just once, namely on Sunday 5 of May, 2010. This unusual organ concert also questions the classical organisation and setting in which concerts like this are held.
Programme of the day (on Sunday 9 May):
- 13:30 Attendees arrive at the S.M.A.K.’s The Factory
- 14:00 Welcome + start of the tours: electrified (2 groups) & ed templeton (1 group)
- 15:00 End of tours + cake and coffee
- 15:30 Transport to secret location in Ghent harbour – use the wiki to arrange your own transport by car
- 16:00 Arrival of Roberta Gigante
- 16:30 Cava moment
- 17:00 End - transport back to S.M.A.K or home
Good news! The month of May is packed with interesting girl geek dinners and for the 27th, 28th and 29th edition you can finally bring male guests again. Feel free to bring your sacoche!
Michael started coding in BASIC at the age of 9 with his first computer: a disused Amstrad CPC464 received by my aunt. Today he has a degree in applied computer sciences. At this moment, he does all his coding on a MacBook Pro, sometimes in Windows, “because he has to”.
Why talk about Android?
Michael Uyttersprot: “Since the beginning of the mobile internet I have been discovering a new world. He started making little mobile web pages for fun, for using it on my Mitsubishi m21i iMode-phone. Years after that, the Android SDK came out and I started making mobile applications that use real-time location-based information. I now think I have quite good insight in that operating system and am doing some freelance work on it. I used to be a Nokia fanboy and silently still am. I recently started playing with Qt 4.6 so I can make Nokia apps for Maemo and Symbian as well.”
Xperia X10, the Android phone of Sony Ericsson is now available on the Belgian market. With the Xperia X10, Sony Ericsson introduces an open and integrated world of social media, communication and entertainment.Discover this new Android phone at Brussels Girl Geek Dinner #27 on 5 May!With new applications like Mediascape and Timescape™, the XPERIA X10 lets consumers organise everything in their phone in an intuitive way. Have a look:
At Brussels Girl Geek Dinner #27, Sony Ericsson will also present the new Xperia X10 mini and Xperia X10 mini pro – not yet on the market in Belgium. Compact versions of the Xperia X10 that let you choose: touch screen or keyboard?
Agoria is Belgium’s largest employers’ organisation and trade association. They represent and help more than 1,600 companies in the technology industry.On 18 May 2010 Agoria is holding it’s annual Corporate Event from 5.30 pm on, at the Albert Hall in Brussels. And you, girl geeks, are invited! Register here to get in for free and
- Take a global view with these international keynote speakers
- technology expert Andy Mulholland: Technology driven markets – Business driven technologies
- experienced business consultant Ashutosh Sheshabalaya: How to integrate Asia in one’s technological and industrial strategy
- trendwatcher Sven Tollmien: The influence of the Outernet to different market places
- Find out what tomorrow’s world will look like
- Meet the new, first female, president of Agoria
- Shake hands with a hologram and hug Probo, the intelligent robot
Feel free to bring your laptop or smartphone – wifi will be available. If you tweet about this, please use the hashtag #agoria2010.
The 26th edition of Brussels Girl Geek Dinner is centered around the topic “Girls vs Video Games“. Thanks to girl geek Aleksandra Logist (@aleks2401) we’ll be able to play with a range of video game classics and new releases.
the consoles :
- One Xbox 360
- One PS3
- One Nintendo Wii
- One Nintendo Dsi (or DSi XL)
- One PSP
Wed 21 April 18:00-21:30
Ad!dict Creative Lab – Belgium
1080 Brussels Belgium
Put your name on the wiki to get in for free!
We’re busy preparing five more Brussels Girl Geek Dinners and need your help.
For BGGD #26 on Wed 21 April about Girls vs Video Games we’re still looking for a way to feed the girls. Got a creative sandwich/cake/tapas idea or know somebody with a stock of soda or alcoholic drinks? Drop a line in the comments.
For BGGD #27 on Wed 28 April on Android applications we want you to let us know what the text balloons should say (instead of Insert Geekspeak // Geekspeak) on the t-shirt design. Deadline: Sunday evening 11 april.
Girl Geek Dinners is an informal organization with 63 established chapters in 23 countries. It was founded in London in August 2005 by Sarah Blow who was tired of being the only woman at technical events. Chapters organize local events with a range female and male presenters and largely female attendees (men are welcome as guests of female geeks). A typical event will be an informal dinner (often held in a restaurant that accepts group events but can be finger food buffet) followed by a presentation (sometimes more than one) by someone with a depth of knowledge and a passion for their chosen subject area.