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Robotics for Well-Being: Panasonic to Host a Virtual Panel Session

Tokyo, Japan - Panasonic Corporation has announced a virtual panel session titled "Robotics for Well-Being," which will be streamed live on zoom webinar on April 9 at 10am Japan Standard Time. The session had been originally planned to take place at SXSW 2020 in Austin T...

For the First Time Abroad Panasonic Provided Its Power Assist Suit to the Para Powerlifting International Competition Held in Manchester

Panasonic Corporation provided its Power Assist Suits to the para powerlifting international competition, "Manchester 2020 Para Powerlifting World Cup" held from February 20 to 23, 2020 at Manchester, United Kingdom to help lighten the load of spotter/loader personnel working to support the competi...

Mutek [ES]

Par Marco Savo

Barcelona, March 4-7 2020

MUTEK Barcelona marks 11 clicks around the sun on March 4-7, 2020, with 4 days and nights of live electronic music, audiovisual performances, professional activities and more.

After a decade of explorations and discoveries, the festival is preparing for a new era as a platform for dissemination and innovation in digital creativity with activities that will be developed throughout the year.

Maintaining the global commitment of the MUTEK international network to promote and create synergies with projects focused on diversity, gender equality and empowerment in the creative industry, in 2020, MUTEK.ES puts special emphasis on fostering spaces for artistic and professional formation, through different seminars and artistic residencies that will have their point of exhibition within the frame of the festival in March.

Characterized by its exceptional presentation standards and a curatorial approach that draws equally from international and national talent, always aiming to deliver revelation and discovery to our audiences, MUTEK Barcelona continues to operate in a human-scale, community-minded context.

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RE – TEXTURED Festival

Par Marco Savo

London, 2 – 4 April 2020

RE-TEXTURED is a multi-venue, multi-sensory festival for London and the UK.

The festival explores the relationship between experimental electronic music, modernist and industrial architecture and light and visual art, and is brought to you by the team behind Krankbrother.

Krankbrother Director Danny Clancy says: “RE-TEXTURED at Tobacco Dock is our most ambitious show to date. It’s one of the few buildings in London that allows us to fulfill our ambitions across light, sound and visual art, it’s unique structures, rooms and history have inspired us to push the edge a little more.”

RE – TEXTURED

London, Various locations

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Bogotrax

Par Marco Savo

Bogotà, 13-23 February 2020

Bogotrax 2020 is a matrix. It is the multiple matrix of a mycelium. A constantly expanding network. Its flowers emerge whenever an encounter (between hyphae) happens.

That is the experiment: to interweave a network of partnerships where organizers and public, actors and spectators jointly participate in the production of social space.

Bogotrax Festival has been taking place in Bogotá, Colombia, for 10 years. From 2003 onward, during the month of February. Ten days of parties and workshops; talks, conferences, performances, activities in different locations, street parades, activities in different local prisons, exhibitions, graffiti, “raves”. 

All this for free. Collectives and artists from different countries supported the festival with their participation. 

The festival was never meant to promote brands nor it was funded by any institutions. The festival rebellious self-managing spirit led it to program the end of its first life cycle. Bogotrax restarted itself with a relevant topic: “Only in case of emergency.”

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Bogotà, Colombia

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Four Regional Representatives of Sports Change Makers Project Have Been Selected

After careful review of presentation in the Regional Qualification, Panasonic is pleased to announce regional representatives from qualification in Tokyo, Beijing, Paris and Los Angeles. Each team will start to prototype the ideas with Panasonic team from February 2020. Updates along their work jou...

MUCA / Conference of Music and Audiovisual Culture

Par Marco Savo

Murcia, May 28 – 30 2020

In recent years we are witnessing a true technological revolution with a global impact in all areas of society, from the various forms of entertainment to education. The technology, in constant change and transformation, marks a rapid pace that shapes our way of seeing the world, a profound reflection on new ways of apprehending reality becoming necessary.

It is undeniable: the music has a leading role in the AV world. This is not a mute revolution. This becomes obvious if we consider the importance of music on mobile devices and communication technologies.

Within this context and following the trail of success of the previous editions, Congreso Internacional Música y Cultura Audiovisual MUCA VII will be held on 21, 22 and 23 January 2020 at the University of Murcia. Same aim of the event ahead: to encourage the knowledge exchange and dissemination among sound and AV professionals and researchers. To be achieved through analysis, reflection and criticism in music and culture of recent decades.

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Music and film / Music and television / Music and advertising / Music and video games / Music and Internet / Prosumers and market / Analysis of music in audiovisual culture / Music and technology / Digitalization, globalization and new ways of marketing / Teaching music in audiovisual culture.

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University of Murcia, Spain

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January 2020 TOP 5 Engagement

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Eufònic Urbà – Festival of Sound, Visual & Digital Performing Arts

Par Hayley Cantor




Eufònic is a sound, visual and digital-performing arts festival held in Sant Carles de la Ràpita about an hour South of Barcelona. As an extension of this annual festival, Eufònic Urbà, provides a city-based version of the festival, which sees exhibitions and installations at the Arts Santa Mònica, right in the very heart of Barcelona. Eufònic experiences can be found in, and not limited to; museum spaces, sound actions, activities for the family audience, and concerts in unique spaces.

This year, we will have the pleasure to explore the urban festival for an entire month – leaving us with no excuse for not absorbing some audiovisual culture this winter. From February 1 to 29, 2020, we can expect to enjoy artistic presentations, audiovisual performances and experimental proposals some of which have already been presented at the summer version of the festival on the mediterranean coast, as well as some new exclusive features, as well as presentation of the creative residences.

The festival is organised in two different phases.
The most punctual of the two being 7th–8th February with more one-off performances and timed events, such as AV performances and project presentations, with artists such as NSDOS, Sam Aaron, Balfa, Clara Brea, dvdv, William Luke Valerio, Jordi Salvadó and Tim Cowlishaw & Jakub Fiala.

“where the human presence is diluted in the responsibility of being cause or effect”

The longer duration part of the festival offerings involves Tonalitats afectives (Affective Tones in Catalan), an exhibition on the 2nd floor of Arts Santa Mònica, on Las Ramblas. It can be visited for a month (until February 29) and entrance is completely free. It focuses on the visions of six artists linked to the liquid gesture, the indeterminate process and involuntary creative will as tools of work and processes of reflection. Amongst the huge variety of installations, you will be able to find everything from changes in subject matter, algorithmic creations, and neobiological worlds, creating a discourse about a variety of scientific observations, such as memory of space and context, and objectivity and physicality.

Work includes projects by artists such as Navid Navab and Michael Montanaro, Kathy Hinde, Óscar de la Fuente, Sofia Crespo, Marc Vilanova and Raquel Meyers).

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Mois Multi

Par Marco Savo

Quebec, February 5-9 2020

Mois Multi 2020 is an archipelago of artists who express themselves madly, humanly, in a gigantic and dazzling spasm of life.

In a nutshell, the 2020 programs revolves around things that collapse. A subject of undoubted importance in the current times which affects us in the private and political life. The spark for this edition came, among other things, from the APA office, which approached us almost a year ago to talk about collapse. A joyful bonfire was born from this desire.

This is an edition generated by an unstoppable youth that also leaves space to a wise and proud guard. It’s young, casual, punk and contemporary. Festival curator, Emile Beauchemin aims to program a diversity of humans, approaches, subjects and ways to approach this world that we are constantly trying to understand and reconstruct.

Mois Multi is a project created by Recto Verso whose mission is to support and promote the research, creation and dissemination of multidisciplinary and electronic arts. 

In every edition, MM programs aim to bridge the gap between artworks and public, offering an unique and accessible experience of the art and the world.

 

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Regional Qualifications of SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Held in Four Regions

Panasonic had regional qualifications of SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS program in Los Angeles, Paris, Beijing and Tokyo in Nov-Dec, 2019. Over 200 students had applied to this program, to think about issues and present technological ideas that break barriers in the sports scenes. They discussed possible bar...

SXSW 2020

JOIN WEBINAR on "Robotics for Well-Being" in April 2020! >> Date & Time: [Tokyo/JST] April 9, 2020, 10am-11am / [Austin/CDT] April 8, 2020, 8pm-9pm Here's the idea list which Panasonic was going to exhibit at SXSW 2020. * All introduced products here are under development. パナソニックがSXS...

CES 2020

Press Conference News Videos Photos Related Links 日本語リリース|Japanese Panasonic Booth: LVCC Center Hall #12908 / Sands Expo #42711, Jan 7-10, 2020 https://www.panasonic.com/ces Join us with #PanasonicCES #CES2020 Press Conference CES 2020 Panasonic Press Conferenc...

Panasonic Takes Part in One of the World's Largest Robot Trade Shows, the International Robot Exhibition 2019

Introduced robotics technologies that enrich society and individuals Tokyo, Japan - Panasonic Corporation took part in the International Robot Exhibition 2019 (organized by: Japan Robot Association, Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.), which was held from December 18 to 21, 2019 at the Tok...

At CIIE 2019 Panasonic Showcases Solutions to Help Bring to Life China's "Healthy China 2030" Vision

Shanghai, China - Panasonic Corporation took part in the 2nd China International Import Expo (CIIE) 2019, which was held in Shanghai from November 5 to 10. Under the theme, "Limitless Care for Healthy Living," Panasonic showcased health and welfare products and solutions that reflect its ...

SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS Competition, a Project Supported by the IOC and IPC, Seeks Winning Ideas from Students Worldwide!

The theme announced as "GOING BEYOND BARRIERS" Osaka, Japan - Panasonic Corporation will hold a contest titled SPORTS CHANGE MAKERS supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in 2020, coinciding with the h...

Panasonic Is Taking Part in "TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 2019 X COUNTDOWN SHOWCASE FUTURE EXPO" Along with Many Other Companies

Tokyo, Japan - Panasonic Corporation is taking part in the technology showcase, "TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 2019 X COUNTDOWN SHOWCASE FUTURE EXPO" co-hosted by 5 companies(*1) including companies that belong to the All Japan Business Committee(*2) at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019's MEGA WEB venue....

Panasonic Demonstrates Its Latest Technology and Solutions for Live IP and Remote Production at IBC 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands - Panasonic showcased its latest range of broadcast & ProAV products and solutions at IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) 2019, which was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on September 13 to 17, 2019. A wide range of its latest technology and solutions for...

Panasonic Opens Its 3rd Brand Center in the World in Hangzhou to Create a New Story of Beautiful Dreams

Hangzhou, China - Over a century of continuous development has made Panasonic a world-famous electric appliance brand. And, over a century of continued efforts have enabled Panasonic to maintain an unyielding posture on its belief and faith to bring about a beautiful future for the world...

CTM Festival

Par Marco Savo

Berlin, January 24 – February 2 2020

CTM’s 21st edition launches with an announcement of new performances, special projects, and commissioned works.

Combining unique productions, concerts, and club nights with a dense daytime programme of talks, discussions, installations, and an exhibition, CTM 2020 proposes multiple entry points into thinking about this year’s Liminal theme.

Liminal phenomena and states are transitional phases in which a familiar order sees its values and symbols destabilised; norms are suspended or turned on their heads. We find ourselves in ambiguous spaces, somewhere between a past that is no longer valid and an ever-becoming future.

TM 2020 will again play out across some of Berlin’s most standout cultural and nightlife venues. For the first time, the festival hosts special projects at Radialsystem V and an immersive listening series at Silent Green’s Betonhalle, while continuing its close relationship with HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berghain, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Festsaal Kreuzberg, and SchwuZ. A limited number of Early-bird Festival Passes are available now.

As always, CTM takes place parallel to and in collaboration with transmediale festival. The jointly organised Vorspiel 2020 Open Call is out now. Vorspiel will again bring together a wide range of Berlin-based artists, initiatives, and venues, hosting a city-wide programme of cultural events.

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Panasonic Supported TUM Hyperloop Team Wins Fourth SpaceX Hyperloop Competition

463 km/h for the win - Students of the Technical University of Munich win the SpaceX Hyperloop Competition again - supported by Panasonic Industry Europe components Munich, Germany - On the 21nd of July the fourth SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition took place in Los Angeles. The Hyp...

Panasonic Wins "Best 100" for Two Products in "2019 Good Design Award"

Tokyo, Japan - Panasonic Corporation announced that two of its products were selected for the Good Design Best 100 at the Good Design Award 2019 held by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion on October 2, 2019. The products were the Technics SL-1200MK7 Direct Drive Tu...

TodaysArt

Par Nina Verhagen

todaysart-2018THE HAGUE, September 19-22 2019

From a festival organization to an international platform for trans-disciplinary creativity: ever since the launch of its first edition in 2005, TodaysArt has been bringing artists, thinkers, and audiences together in an ever-changing, yet inspiring setting.

Inspired by relevant political and artistic topics, TodaysArt aspires to promote and foster innovation and creativity as well as public interest for current developments within arts, culture, and society.

The network specializes in the presentation and development of emerging digital culture and contemporary visual and performing arts. By doing so, TodaysArt connects local and international talent to established creators and pioneers to collectively explore new possibilities and forms of expression.

The festival is known for its surprising settings: every year, the festival travels through the city of The Hague before temporarily finding its niche in a wide array of unconventional public spaces and venues.

Over the past thirteen years, TodaysArt has built up an impressive international profile by presenting and producing works that are developed in collaboration with some of today’s leading creators. TodaysArt’s key activity is the annual TodaysArt festival in The Hague. Besides this, the network organizes and participates in a variety of international events, exhibitions, and acts as a co-producer for the development and distribution of artists and projects in The Netherlands as well as abroad. (See the program here)

 

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Circle of Light Festival

Par Marco Savo

Moscow, 20-24 September 2019

The Circle of Light Moscow International Festival is an annual event where lighting designers and audiovisual artists from various countries reinvent the architecture of Moscow.

For a few days Moscow will turn into a universe of light while fascinating building projections will animate the streets and fantastic multimedia shows using light, flame, lasers and fireworks will shake the viewers to the core. As always admission to all festival venues is free.

THE ART VISION VIDEO MAPPING CONTEST RUNS UNDER THE AEGIS OF THE «CIRCLE OF LIGHT» FESTIVAL.

This year contestants from 35 countries joined the competition.

  • 5 entry works have been selected for the Classic Nomination
  • 16 entries for the Modern Nomination
  • 15 entries for the VJing Nomination. 

All entries will be projected onto iconic buildings in Moscow.

The organizer of the «Circle of Light» festival is the Department of Sport of Moscow. The coordinator of the festival is LBL Communication Group.

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Visual Brasil

Par Marco Savo

BARCELONA, 27-28 September 2019

The VISUAL BRASIL Festival will hold its seventeenth edition at Punt Multimedia. A dynamic center for multimedia projects and digital technologies, located in the Casa del Mig of the Parc de la Espanya Industrial de Barcelona.

Local and international artists will hold this meeting aimed at researching and experimenting within the Audiovisual arts: video art, mapping, audiovisual performances, workshops, installations, and VJs.

The event focuses on real time video production, the culture of free creation and new collaborative formats.

Visual Brasil is an independent project supported by several cultural entities and artists. VB fulfils  thanks to the interests of the participating artists, whom are the core engine 

Visual Brasil

Barcelona, Spain

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Panasonic to Exhibit Digital Technology and Products for Smart Factory at CIIF 2019

(Video and photos added on September 25, 2019.) Shanghai, China - Industrial Solutions Company of Panasonic Corporation will participate the 21st China International Industry Fair to be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, China, from September 17 to 21, 2...

August 2019 TOP 5 Engagement

Our August highlights are reflective of our innovative technologies that are creating social values in education, mobility, provision of clean water, etc.

Top 5 A/V performances at L.E.V, Madrid 2019 we want to see

Par Hayley Cantor

 

 

This year is a pivotal year for L.E.V. Festival as they take residence in Madrid for the first time. When we attended L.E.V. way back in 2014, we were astounded by the potential of this seemingly small festival in Gijón. It inspired us with its delicate combination of musical and audio-visual performance, its variation between genres and the balance between sit-down performances and exceptionally well-curated concerts. We loved the daytime with the change of venue to the botanical gardens, and ending the day in a church.

1. Plaid – Polymer, Live AV

As LEV themselves state on their website, Plaid is able to fill venues as diverse as the Sydney Opera House, right through to Berghain.

On Warp Records, as they approach their 30th anniversary, Plaid are a clear reference to the industry.

“The problems and benefits of Polymers felt like good themes for this album, their repetitious strength, endurance and troubling persistence, the natural versus the synthetic, silk and silicone, the significant effect they have on our lives.” – Plaid

Dancers, inspired by the colossal quantities of plastic in our oceans, shows that Polymer is much more than just a musical performance, but an artistic reference to the world context in which their creation has been made. The official music video, whilst quite surrealist, and disturbing, is strangely beautiful. We’re really excited to see how this can translate to a live visual performance.

2. SPIME.IM

This seems to be the technological performance of the festival. With growing exploration into the world of virtual and digital technologies, new media art really is at the cutting edge of what’s to come and is an exhilirating way to be introduced to new world contexts.

EXALAND is an AV performance using ‘wearable controllers,’ which we imagine to be a development on what we saw with Chagall’s performance using the mi.mu gloves at Sonar Festival some years back http://www.audiovisualcity.org/avcity/2016/05/23/sonarplusd-chagall-mi-mu-gloves/

These guys have got all of the buzz words Audioreactive Video Projection and an Audioreactive Video in VR/360°, as well as 3D art and electronic music, not forgetting of course, immersive.

We’re interested to see this interactive performance for the visual aesthetic and graphics, and of course, one of the audiovisual artist’s favourite topics: audio-reactivity.

3. HP [HASWELL&POWELL] W/ VISUALS BY MATHIAS GMACHL

We’re always intrigued by a write-up that focuses a lot on the visual aspect of the performance, particularly as this isn’t always common practice in the industry, and the description of Mathias Gmaci, triggers a lot of intrigue.

As director of the studio, Loop, who create ‘experiences and environments that radically rethink the future’, we get the impression that this will be yet another audiovisual performance to remember.

‘Mathias Gmachl is a trans-disciplinary artist, researcher and design thinker. He is director of studio Loop.pH founded in 2003 to form an entirely new creative practice that reaches beyond specialist boundaries by facilitating collaborative spaces, mediating between digital & biological media and intervening at an urban scale to re-imagine life in the city.’ -L.E.V.

4. Nkisi: Initiation Live AV
Based in London, and coming to L.E.V with a new live AV format in collaboration with artist Charlie Hope, Nkisi promises ‘African rhythms, uncompromising European hard dance tropes, foreboding synth melodies and a relentless, galvanising energy, as harnessed for her increasingly kinetic live performances.’

If that isn’t a description to get the juices going, we don’t know what is. Unable to find any link to Charlie Hope’s previous work, we decided we’d leave this one as a surprise (although we did catch a few exciting sneaky glimpses on Instagram of a performance at Kraftwerk, Berlin…shhhh).

It’s always good to leave a performance for surprise, we think.

5. Alessandro Cortini – VOLUME MASSIMO Live AV

Volume Massimo debuted at Berlin Atonal just a few days ago and will tour all the way to the Barbican in London. Like Plaid, the visual aesthetic is photographic, and is said to take the audience on an emotional journey, using music as a map for life’s journey. It tells the story via footage from the family archives.

Synthesizers, combined with memory, this will be another piece to make us think. Oh, and did we forget to mention that he’s best known as the keyboard for Nine Inch Nails, not to mention has collaborated with the likes of Ladytron and is now member of Los Angeles alternative electronic band, SONOIO.

So, what are you waiting for? If you’re planning on attending the event, get in touch and we’ll see you there!

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