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female:pressure seeks crowds to change the place of women in electronic music

Ed.: We’ve seen plenty of headlines about the role of gender equality in arts and technology. But what makes female:pressure unique, as their name implies, is that the organization is working to use the power of crowds to effect real change. CDM looks to its assistant editor and editorial intern Zuzana Friday to tell us more. -PK Founded in 1998 by Electric Indigo, female:pressure is a network of artists, DJs, musicians, journalists, booking agents, and other professionals in electronic music and digital arts. In those years, the organization has served some important roles: Highlighting the inequalities that dominates the electronic …

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Time To Act? Sobering Stats and Call for Change on International Women’s Day [Report, Editorial]

Announcing their findings in a wide variety of languages, femalepressure, a 56-country network representing hundreds of women in music from bookings to DJing, have put the electronic music scene into numbers. In a report formally released today, they quantify the sinking suspicion that labels, festivals, and media outlets are badly lacking in female representation. Just how few women are there in top festivals, label releases, and the media? Few enough that when the numbers break 10%, the results “can be considered above average.” Press Release (English) [femalepressure] Full March 2013 Report [PDF; worth reading in its entirety to see where …

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FIBER Festival, Amsterdam, a Trailer of the Moment, and Visual Networking

Producing slick trailers for electronic and audiovisual events has become all the rage lately, it seems. This one from FIBER Festival is especially lovely, in that it sets the darkly moody ambience of the festival, and fuses sound design and motion elements nicely. Motion by Dennie van Dijk – dennievandijk.com Sound by Tijs Ham – tapage-sound.com For its part, the festival itself has interesting aims. Rather than sprawling over days (or weeks), everything is packed into a single, explosive day and night. Visual curation is an integral part of the audiovisual lineup – of particular appeal to us at Create …

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Making the Invisible Visible – And Audible – as House of Radon Visualizes Networks

It’s a creative spot for a company – Ericsson (the network folks, not to be confused with Sony-owned Sony Ericsson, the mobile phone company). But it’s worth mention here for a few reasons. One is, it’s nice to see clever design and match moves, yes. Two, the message of the vendor in this case – about the networks on which we all live – is compelling, even if here in the service of just that one vendor. But three, and what put me over the top even though this site is the “Motion” site, is that sound design and editing …

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