Craigslist posting I came across today, for anyone in the Alameda, CA area:
Looking for Artists to exhibit
Date: 2009-03-10, 3:07PM
We have a large vendor space already paid in the Alameda, Calif. Art & Wine Festival to come in July. We are looking for up to five local artists to display/exhibit their art (we will not charge for vendor space.) Possible publicity in local newspaper. Email me the artist’s contact information.
Also, Synchronized Chaos will participate in Ada Lovelace Day, an international event honoring past and present women in science and technology. We’ll post to spotlight the achievements of some women we’re aware of and we invite anyone reading who has art or writing related to that theme or anyone else they would like to mention to leave a comment.
More information on Ada Lovelace Day:
Sign up now for Ada Lovelace Day! http://www.pledgebank.com/AdaLovelaceDay
We need 1000 people to sign up for this action to reach critical mass. Read more here: http://findingada.com/2009/01/05/ada-lovelace-day/
Ada Lovelace Day is an international day of blogging to draw attention to women excelling in technology. Women’s contributions often go unacknowledged, their innovations seldom mentioned, their faces rarely recognised. We want you to tell the world about these unsung heroines. Whatever she does, whether she is a sysadmin or a tech entrepreneur, a programmer or a designer, developing software or hardware, a tech journalist or a tech consultant, we want to celebrate her achievements.
Please interpret it as widely as you like. One of my friends is going to write about women in animation, another about women on the tech side of the book industry. Women in gaming, women in hardware development, women in tech project management, women entrepreneurs… there are also sorts of careers that could come under the banner of “technology” and we’re happy to hear about women in any of them, whether they are still alive and active, or not.
It doesn’t matter how new or old your blog is, what gender you are, what language you blog in, if you do text, audio or video, or what you normally blog about – everyone is invited to take part. All you need to do is sign up to this pledge and then publish your blog post any time on Tuesday 24th March 2009. If you’re going to be away that day, feel free to write your post in advance and set your blogging system to publish it that day.
We will gather as many of the posts together on the day as we can, and we’ll let you know exactly how we’re going to do that nearer the time. For ongoing updates about Ada Lovelace day, please follow us on Twitter, join our mailing list or see our blog.
Who was Ada?
Ada Lovelace was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. She wrote programmes for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine, despite the fact that it was never built. She also wrote the very first description of a computer and of software.
Finally, our contributing writer David Cicerone (Arthur’s Harp, from last fall) also creates visual art and is having a show at San Jose’s Gardner Community Center on Friday, May 8th. We will be able to view Cicerone’s work coupled with musical accompaniment.