Mitch Goodwin
oldmateo@gmail.com
Works in Townsville Australia

BIO
Mitch Goodwin is a digital media artist and academic of 12 years experience. He is the Founding Director of the Screengrab International New Media Arts Award and curator of the associated exhibition program. As a practitioner Mitch has won numerous awards for his digital art and film production and his work has toured many Australian arts and electronic festivals as well as being featured on radio, print and television.

Mitch has a wide experience across the media arts sector including digital video, web design, photography, television and 35mm film production. His previous clients have included The Gold Coast City & Tweed Shire Councils, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Aston Villa Football Club, Channel 7, Tradelink, Bond University, the Homebake Music Festival and numerous bands, artists and kindred spirits.
Mitch has also facilitated numerous community programs for young people with private and government sponsored initiatives for emerging artists including Cinem@tic (UK), Homegrown Filmworks (NSW, Aus), UFA Leadership Program (UK), Artspaced (QLD, Aus) and as the founding Director of the Renew Townsville project based on the successful Newcastle model.

Mitch is currently completing his PHD in critical new media theory at Griffith University.
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OPPORTUNITY

Screengrab -:- $5000 New Media Award


Deadline:
Mon Jul 01, 2013 17:05

Location:
Townsville, Australia

Big beautiful data is everywhere. Sounds are everywhere. Images are everywhere. The network sends and receives everything. We capture, post, follow, share and archive. Data becomes us.

This new aesthetic of machine ambience is at once an embodiment of our private present selves but also an ambient beautification of what lies in our wake. We remix our environment by just being present in it. We bring our own signal noise with us wherever we go. We are fast becoming the sample bank of a dense ambient mix of images and sound.

What does this look like? How do we construct our own ambient worlds? How is Big Data constructing it for us? Where does our ambience end and where do that of others begin?

The 5th International Screengrab New Media Arts Award seeks works that explore the theme of ambience – personal, virtual and commercial - and all its private, political and social connotations. Creators, imagineers and explorers of big data, augmented reality, data aesthetics, generative art, audio/visual collage and interactive environments are encouraged to submit works that address the theme of the ambience.


OPPORTUNITY

Call for Artists -:- Screengrab -:- $5000 New Media Arts Award


Deadline:
Mon Jul 02, 2012 17:00

Location:
Townsville, Australia

The 2012 Screengrab New Media Arts Award and associated exhibition is looking for challenging creative works by media arts practitioners working in screen based media to submit works on the theme of CONTROL.

DEADLINE: July 2, 2012

ENTRY APP: http://screengrab.info

WEB FLYER: http://screenculture.com/screengrab2012.jpg

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2012 Award Theme

The contemporary media milieu would suggest an evolving devolution of the traditional notion of the "society of control". The boundaries of enclosures and spaces are no longer the rigid and defined perimeters they once were. The browser, the mobile camera/screen are new enabling simulations the user canexploit to navigate alternative pathways, to experience new modes of expression and to participate in global cultural exchange.

This is reflected online and on the street. In our political discourse and our social interactions. And it is most visible when repatriated via the mainstream media and traditional news editorials coupled with wild proclamations of “new freedoms” accompanied by “real change”.

Yet what has really changed? What do these new counter measures look like on the ground? Where do the subversions play out? What new questions are we asking of our environment and of ourselves?

In the same evolving moment new far less visible forms of control are emerging that use these very same technological platforms: surveillance networks, social media, data mining algorithms, privacy interventions, sophisticated image gathering techniques and drone technologies. These aggregators of data and network traffic are rapidly translating our private, public and social lives into valuable sets of relational data – re-writing the notion of identity, weaving new paradigms of control.

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The Call Out

SCREENGRAB is now entering its fourth year with an international call out for the AUS$5000 New Media Arts Prize and the companion exhibition in August 2012 for short listed applicants. We invite digital practitioners working in screen based media to submit works on the theme of CONTROL.

All forms of screen based media are encouraged including multi-channel video, digital illustration, audio sculpture, photography, generative media, 2D & 3D animation.

Existing worx and those specifically designed for the award must address the theme of CONTROL to beeligible for the New Media Arts award.

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Prize Money: AUS $5000

Artefact deadline: July 2

Exhibition Opening & Award announcement : August 10

Application Form : http://screengrab.info

Information & Inquiries : screengrab@jcu.edu.au

"Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug."
- John Lithgow

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This project is sponsored by James Cook University's School of Creative Arts and the eMergeMedia Space.

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mg2012 : http://twitter.com/oldmateo



OPPORTUNITY

Call For Artists :: Screengrab 2011 :: Nostalgia


Deadline:
Fri Jul 22, 2011 00:00

Location:
Townsville, Australia

Nostalgia runs deep in the network.
The clean lines and coded purity of interface culture and consumer
electronics belies a deeper yearning for the origins of new media.  8
Bit games, glitch art, stop motion video, audio distortions and retro
stylings are cropping up throughout the networked landscape as artists
unpack, smudge, melt, data-mosh and retrace their steps back to the
early halcyon days of digital media.  Tactile, fluid, fuzzy analogue
aesthetics are emerging in surprising places as the origins of our
streamlined relationship with technology and the world around us is
interrogated, encoded and telegraphed into our livings rooms, browsers
and pockets.
Jaron Lanier in his text, You Are Not A Gadget, calls for a more
humanist approach to the way we participate in network culture and
insists we must seek always to preserve our individuality in such
exchanges.  Retro leanings and nostalgic turns speak to this desire.  It
reveals the human in the electronic interface.  It celebrates the
mistake, the error, the uniqueness and the beauty of the digital
aesthetic at a critical time in the evolution of media arts practice.
The 2011 Screengrab New Media Arts Award and associated exhibition is
looking for challenging creative works by media artists who have a
yearning for the past and seek to examine the future. We invite these
digital practitioners working in screen based media to submit works on
the theme of the Nostalgia.

The Call Out :
SCREENGRAB is now entering its third year with an international call out
for the AUS$2000 New Media Arts Prize and the companion exhibition in
August for short listed applicants. We invite digital practitioners
working in screen based media to submit works on the theme of NOSTALGIA.
All forms of screen based media are encouraged including multi-channel
video, digital illustration, audio sculpture, photography, generative
media, 2D & 3D animation.
Existing worx and those specifically designed for the award must address
the theme of NOSTALGIA to be eligible for the New Media Arts award.
Prize Money:  AUS $2000
Artefact deadline:  22-07-11
Exhibition Opening & Award announcement : 12-08-11
Application Form : http://www.jcu.edu.au/soca/screengrab/

"Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug."
- John Lithgow
This project is sponsored by James Cook University's School of Creative Arts and the eMerge Media Space.


EVENT

Screengrab New Media Arts Prize 2010


Dates:
Mon Oct 25, 2010 00:00 - Mon Oct 25, 2010

Location:
Australia

SCREENGRAB 2010 : "The Network will be visualised"

On Friday night (15.10.10) at James Cook University’s eMerge Media Space the 2010 winner of the Screengrab New Media Arts Prize was awarded to Italian artists, Juliana Gotilla and Izabel Rainer Harbach.

The Italian duo’s video art piece, Fluid Network, captured the judge’s attention for the $2000 award with its intriguing execution and quirky interpretation of this year’s theme - the Network. A strangely nostalgic construction, Fluid Network torments and seduces the viewer with the familiar sound bites of network communication technolgies - Skype, IM, modems, ICQ chat alerts and the dystopian bleeps of distance - as pools of liquid with an uncanny resemblance to a map of the earth is slowly flooded by drops of liquid.

Judges Bernadette Ashley, Jak Henson and Dr Steven Campbell awarded this year’s prize to Gotilla and Harbach after a lengthy deliberation which saw several other works factoring heavily in the discussions, including :

Golden Shield Music by Marco Donnarumma (UK) http://marcodonnarumma.com/works/the-invisible-suns-project/
Spam : The Musical by Boris Eldagsen (Germany) http://www.youtube.com/spamthemusical
SILICA-ESC by Vladimir Todorovic (Singapore) http://vimeo.com/10154340
PRESS + by Benjamin Ducroz (Australia) http://ducroz.com/\_html/press+.html

Several other Australian artists also feature prominently including Benjamin Forster http://vimeo.com/6993958 and renowned Flash artist Jason Nelson http://www.secrettechnology.com/sydney/sibera.html. A full list of all the short listed artists whose work is now on show in the 2010 Screengrab exhibition can be found here : http://www.jcu.edu.au/soca/JCUPRD1\_066890.html

The 2010 Screengrab exhibition will be on show at the School of Creative Art’s eMerge Media Space at James Cook University, Townsville, until Friday 19th December. Entry is free.

Link to winning artist's blog site : http://rapadurastudio.wordpress.com/

Link to winning work on Vimeo : http://vimeo.com/15953531

All media inquiries : screengrab@jcu.edu.au | +61 74781 3142

eMerge Media Space opening hours and events calender : www.jcu.edu.au/soca/gallery/

This project is sponsored by James Cook University's School of Creative Arts and the eMerge Media Space, Townsville, Australia.

MG-EM-RG-20-10-2010

"Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug."
- John Lithgow