Alt-w | MUD
18th April to 3rd May 2015, Thurs to Sun, 12-6pm.
Embassy, Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh EH1 3LY
MUD∞ engages a digital neo-medievalist application of materials, drawing on a ritualistic treatment of the art object as relic, or sentient person-object, to explore the contemporary political economy of the image as value-form and an index of social status.
Beauty by Design | Fashioning the Renaissance
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.
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.
Cryptic Nights | Articulations
Artist and musician Craig Ritchie Allan (Numbercult) orchestrates a synchronized ballet of geometry and sound. Inspired by the work of Kandinsky, Fischinger, Stockhausen and Xenakis, Ritchie Allan uses bespoke generative real time animation to compose and conduct with colour.
Articulations is a captivating performance in which music and visual art are truly united; a novel and engaging experience that saturates the senses and evokes a synaesthetic spectrum of emotion.
5th Dec 2014 to 20th April 2015, Daily 10am-5pm.
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, EH1 1JF
This fully playable exhibition explores the development of over 100 video games from rare arcade machines to the iPads of today, with original game artwork and interviews with the designers. Find out how independent producers are leading the way in design, aesthetics and game play.
Alt-w | Cycle 10
Alt-w | Ginsberg
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.
Alt-w | Sagacity
Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
Small Society Lab
The Small Society Lab at Dundee Contemporary Arts have worked with artist Aidan Moesby to construct a reflexive barometer of wellbeing for Dundee – to provide a space – real, imagined or virtual – to reflect on ‘how things are’ and how can they be maintained or improved.
@DundeeFeels nurtures an ongoing personal connection with Dundee that will create visible manifestations of the city’s attitude and mood. A key part of this is a series of provocations to a focus group whose responses and musings have helped shape the project.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.