Banff New Media Institute Interactive Screen 0.7 scholarships – deadline 1 July 2007

The Banff New Media Institute at The Banff Centre Announces Interactive Screen 0.7

Each year the majestic mountain setting of Banff is host to a mix of international and Canadian new media luminaries and rising stars. For 12 years participants have come to Interactive Screen at BNMI to reflect on the current state of new media and the shape of things to come. Interactive Screen 0.7 looks at how interaction design is shaping our everyday life through digital artifacts, for culture, play, work, and the economy.

Interactive Screen aims to stimulate the creation of emotionally powerful, creatively inspired, and economically viable new media in Canada and abroad. Interactive Screen brings together established producers, investors, and policymakers with artists, technologists, and cultural researchers of all horizons. Together they focus on the creative, social, and business impacts of digital content, technologies and networks.

During six days of work and play, participants engage with peers and mentors in inspiring dialogue and collaboration by participating in presentations, panels, workshops, and performances. Participants will come away from Interactive Screen with new projects and alliances, a refined set of skills, and a renewed faith in the cultural power of new media.


Scholarships:

16 Scholarship Opportunities Available

Application deadline: July 1, 2007

New media practitioners interested in furthering their knowledge, networking, developing a project, and working directly with BNMI’s peer advisors are encouraged to apply. Ten full scholarships are available to Canadian citizens and six scholarships are available for international applicants. The international scholarships include everything listed below except travel to The Banff Centre.

Scholarships include:

Travel from anywhere in Canada (Canadian citizens)
Processing fees
Tuition
On-campus accommodation (shared) and meals
Full access to all Banff Centre production facilities

These scholarships offer the opportunity to enhance the regular Interactive Screen experience through participation in a set of workshops, mentoring sessions, group discussions, and feedback processes created specifically for scholarship recipients. These sessions run in tandem with the regular Interactive Screen agenda.

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