NEoN | Show Us Your Assets
Friday 7th November 2014, 10:30am-4:30pm.
Malmaison, 44 Whitehall Crescent, Dundee DD1 4AY
As part of the NEoN Digital Art Festival this mini symposium on futureproofing the digital arts invites art historians, academic researchers, archivists and artists to debate tactics for ensuring legacy for moving image and media art in all its analogue and digital manifestations.
Laura Leuzzi (REWINDItalia), Donna Holford-Lovell (NEoN), Mark Daniels (New Media Scotland), Thomson & Craighead (artists), Nora O’Murchu (University of Limerick), Sarah Cook (DJCAD/CRUMB), Gregor White (Abertay University), Prof. Stephen Partridge (DJCAD/REWIND) and Luke Collins (Lux Scotland).
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.
Alt-w | Project 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'll be easy to use enabling you to manage your mood and mental wellbeing.
We've 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. These will all come on stream this autumn for beta testing.
Alt-w | Light Log
Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
A wearable, open source, device that records ambient light intensity and RGB colour as you go about your daily routine. With a web and mobile app that allows you to visualise your daily routine, monitor how light may be affecting your mood, energy levels, and circadian rhythm.
Seasonal Affective Disorder impacts the lives of around two million people in the UK, with winter blues affecting many more. Light Log could help improve sleep quality by assisting the wearer to achieve the optimum balance of light at the right times of day.
Alt-w | Front
Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
A fictitious cautionary tale, set within the world of social media.Through an interface (based on the familiar layout and hierarchy of Facebook) Daphne, our protagonist shares her predilections, thoughts and volumes of meticulously crafted selfies.
She has excellent taste (her Front friends tell her so), she is ‘liked’ by many, but all is not as it seems.The edit that is her 'timeline' - updates with new pictures, videos and music - all of which, if listened to and looked at closely, reveal anxiety and insecurity warning signs.
Thomson & Craighead | Belief
28th Sept 2014 to 15th Feb 2015, Tues-Sun 11am-5pm.
Museen Haus Lang, Wilhelmshofallee 91-97, 47800 Krefeld
Cycle 08 Alt-w Festival Award
Thomson & Craighead have been shortlisted for the 2014 Nam June Paik Award, one of the foremost international prizes for media art. The accompanying exhibition is at the Mies van der Rohe designed Museen Haus Lange in Germany and features Belief, an Alt-w supported work.
Belief is a desktop documentary made from information found entirely on the worldwide web. In twelve minutes, this two-screen installation circumnavigates a globe of fragmented broadcasts about faith, all sourced from the video sharing community YouTube.
Alt-w Fund | Cycle 10
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.