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Louder Than War and Incendiary magazine. Journalist Roy Wilkinson will start proceedings with a reading from his book Do It For Your Mum, an acclaimed account of family life, rock music and forestry and the first publication from Rough Trade Books (The Gu
ardian: “The year's finest memoir”). This will
swiftly lead into a panel discussion on the current relationship between music and the written word – websites, books, magazines, hand-détourned serviettes – with Roy, John Doran of the Quietus website and John Robb of The Membranes and the Louder Than War website. The talk will be hosted by Richard Foster of incendiarymag.com website, with live flute (and conversation) from musician and BBC documentary maker Clare Tavernor. Expect lively debate on whether the internet is murdering mags and music as we have known them, plus psychotropic dreams of Ruud Gullit, the Haldern Bulb Riot and the good old days when you could see Eddie & The Hotrods at Central London Polytechnic for £1.20.
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The Incubate DIY Conference 2012 will take place on Friday September 14 at De NWE Vorst in Tilburg. Besides providing a lot of kicks during the festival, Incubate also offers contemplation with our DIY Conference. Do It Yourself mentality, ethics and esthetics will be discussed as well as the value of culture within our current society and other topics surrounding this. Like the festival, the conference is multidisciplinary. Here are the first confirmations:
Keynote: Simon Reynolds on DIY in pop culture
Simon Reynolds is a music critic and author of Rip It Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984 and Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture . In 2011, he published the much-discussed book Retromania, about pop culture’s addiction to its own past. He has contributed to magazines such
as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wire and Mojo. Reynolds will kick off the DIY Conference with a keynote on the context and background of Do It Yourself in pop culture. He will not look at the origins in history alone, but also to the present and beyond.
The Guerilla Filmmakers Guide with Chris Jones
Chris Jones is a British filmmaker and co-author of The Guerilla Filmmakers Handbook, a bestselling low-budget filmmaker bible. The book present different case studies of international low-budget successes like The Blair Witch Project, Shaun of the Dead and Saw. Chris Jones recently directed the Oscars shortlisted film Gone Fishing. At the DIY Conference, he will give an outline for DIY and Guerilla filmmaking. He’ll share tips, best practices as well as inspiring examples from the book.