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.
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.
NEoN | Coded After Lovelace
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.
Alt-w | /vaporents
Cycle 10 Alt-w Production Award -
Dane Sutherland is a curator and writer based in Scotland. He has developed an ongoing research-oriented curatorial model motivated by an interest in noise and cybernetics, and how these are relevant to contemporary art, music, theory and everyday practice.
/vaporents consists of two exhibitions of art, performance, music and fashion. They will trace some of the more speculative vectors associated with the exponential advancement and ubiquity of digital technology, illuminating contemporary sociopolitical complexities.
Cryptic Nights | Requiem for Edward Snowden
Thursday 5th March 2015, 8pm.
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD
This audiovisual performance piece is based around the actions and decisions of whistleblower Edward Snowden. It focuses on a number of themes relevant to life in the 21st century; loss of faith and security, the hacking of digital media, invasion of privacy and personal sacrifice.
Snowden revealed that we live in a world in which the privacy of our daily routines is completely compromised. Exploring the consequences through electronic sound and acoustic instrumentation, the gestures of the performers will be analysed and interact with real-time visuals.
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.
Every Wednesday, 5:30-7:30pm.
CodeBase, 3 Lady Lawson Street, EH3 9DS
If you're less than 19 years old and interested in learning to code, or already know how and want to go even further, you're in the right place! Web, mobile, games... software, hardware... designing, coding, making... anything goes.
Computers let you create anything you can think of and Prewired is here to help enthusiastic young coders of any ability to do just that. Budding hackers can attend talks, participate in workshops and learn new programming skills.
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.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.