Beauty by Design | Fashioning the Renaissance

Beauty By Design

15th Nov 2014 to 3rd May 2015, Daily 10am-5pm.
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh EH2 1JD

This exhibition questions cultural commonplaces about beauty and body image by linking the renaissance art collections of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Scottish National Gallery to contemporary fashion.

Fashion designers and stylists, Mal Burkinshaw, Claire Ferguson and Sally-Ann Provan with Anne Chaisty, Philip Clarke and Sharon Lloyd will display their work alongside paintings by Paris Bordon & Adam de Colone.

Beauty by Design is a result of a partnership collaboration between Edinburgh College of Art and New Media Scotland. It also enjoys the support of Sophie Hallette Lace and All Walks Beyond the Catwalk.

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Alt-w Fund

Alt-w

Initiated by Scottish Screen in 2000, the Alt-w Fund is for practitioners based in Scotland to make and develop new artworks, devices and creative applications that challenge the notions of what new media creativity can be.

The fund supports artists to explore experimental and interactive practice, make use of technology as both medium and message, and recognise the changing role that digital culture has in our society.

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The Radio and the Commons

Radio and the Commons

20th-21st November 2014.
ForestCentre+, 38 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 9SJ

The Radio and the Commons is a two-day event by mobile hacklab FreeMachines. The programme will explore the power of radio in contemporary society, and propose radical ways in which it could be co-opted by the public in the digital age.

In the context of the forthcoming digital radio switchover, can we make use of the old public AM/FM radio bands, and turn it into a new commons? Roel Roscam Abbing and Jack James will discuss on the first night, and also lead the 'Write the Wave' workshop the following day.

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NEoN | Coded After Lovelace

Garden of Emoji Delights (Detail), Carla Gannis, 2013.

3rd November 2014 to 6th March 2015, Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.
Hannah Maclure Centre, 1-3 Bell Street, Dundee DD1 1HP

Coded After Lovelace offers a survey of art that critically reflects on the creative use of technology, its development and limitations. From the room-sized computers of the Bell Labs era to the tablet-based work of today.

The exhibition seeks to bring greater visibility to the work of women artists who have often been left out of histories of art and technology. Coded After Lovelace also creates a new lineage across artists of different generations.

Artists include Bureau of Inverse Technology, Carla Gannis, Claudia Hart, Olia Lialina, Lorna Mills, Rosa Menkman, Lillian F Schwartz, Erica Scourti and Cornelia Sollfrank. Curated by Nora O’Murchu and Faith Holland.

gap in the air | Michel Doneda

Michel Doneda

Thursday 27th November 2014, 8:45 for 9pm.
Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, Edinburgh EH8 9YL

gap in the air is a celebration of experimental music and sonic art. The programme is dedicated to the experience of sound. Over four months this accessible overview of an expanding field will also be a live testing ground for new and innovative ideas.

gap in the air spans four thematic seasons: place, reach, orientation and nature. In this concert renowned experimental saxophonist Michel Doneda celebrates his 60th birthday in the context of 'place' with free improvisation collective Edimpro.

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Alt-w | SSA Annual Exhibition 2014

ink (2008), ~ in the fields

5th-20th December 2014, daily 10am-5pm.
Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2LE

Each year the Society of Scottish Artists holds an annual contemporary open exhibition. For the first time New Media Scotland will be guest curating a room at the RSA of artwork produced by Alt-w Fund alumni.

~ in the fields will present 'ink' (2009) which was awarded the 2010 UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science. This device art installation was first commissioned to celebrate 500 years of printing in Scotland.

The Fallen Oak (2006) by Chris Rowland is a three dimensional ‘fly past’ of the HMS Royal Oak, the first battleship to be sunk in WWII after being torpedoed by a U-boat with the loss of 833 sailors in Scapa Flow, Orkney.

Watch & Wolf

Watch & Wolf

Thursday 4th, 11th & 18th December 2014, 7:30 for 8pm.
Scottish National Gallery, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL

Who could forget our Atmosphere screening of 'Spirited Away' in 2013. Guest augmentologists Jelly & Gin produced beautiful origami bento boxes filled with delicious treats to eat in line with the plot, with a little help from No-Face.

Now experience some of your favourite festive films with Jelly & Gin's new multi-sensory cinema experience Watch & Wolf. Enjoy food & drink-matched moments from Elf, Gremlins and The Wizard of Oz signalled by a special host.

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Alt-w | Ginsberg

Project Ginsberg

Ongoing.
Ginsberg, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ

Ginsberg is a tool that gives you control of your life by letting you understand the triggers to how you feel. Developed by the Scottish Government in partnership with NHS 24 and New Media Scotland, it's easy to use, enabling you to manage your mood and mental wellbeing.

We awarded six Alt-w Fund production awards and three Ginsberg Fellowships to artists and technologists to develop new works that contribute to the conversation around the development of the platform. Ginsberg is now in public open beta. Sign up via the link below.

www.ginsberg.io

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Last.fm

Last.fm is an internet radio and music community website. Users can create custom radio stations and playlists from any of the audio tracks in Last.fm's music library.

Here's what we've been listening too...

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Facebook

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.

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