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NEoN | Show Us Your Assets

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.

Speakers: Laura Leuzzi (REWINDItalia), Adam Lockhart (REWIND), Donna Hallford-Lovell (NEoN), Mark Daniels (New Media Scotland), Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead (artists), Nora O’Murchu (curator/Glitch festival), Sarah Cook (CRUMB) and Gregor White (Abertay University).

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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.

Cryptic Nights | Requiem for Edward Snowden

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.

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Producing Data: Practices, Materialities, Values.

Producing Data

3rd & 4th September 2014.
ECCI, High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

The term ‘data’ is ubiquitous. its presence can take the form of representations of various facets of our lives. Data is a part of the contracts that we make with each other, companies that we deal with, and the fallout of the devices that we use.

‘Data’ appears not as information in its own right, but as a lens through which to discuss, and often critique, governments and corporations. The reverberations of Big Data controversies suggest that data is developing to be one of the key political issues of our time.

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Alt-w | Project Ginsberg

Project Ginsberg

Ongoing.
Project 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'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.

www.project-ginsberg.com

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Alt-w | Trace

Joanne Hodge | Trace

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
Joanne Hodge
traceproject.wordpress.com

Trace is a two-way system that will allow adult and child to communicate with each other whilst they are apart. The Adult interacts with the system via an app on their phone and the Child communicates via a bespoke communication toy that they helped design.

Parent and child have the ability to emotionally connect through networked objects that are integrated with smart textiles and wearable technologies. This aims to strengthen bonds of their relationships whilst apart, reducing separation anxiety in children through interacting with the objects.

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Alt-w | Soulight

MusicFlow

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
Musemantik
www.musemantik.com

Music can entertain, and make film and other media a true emotional journey. But it can also affect our mood, resonate with what we feel, and lead us to well-being.

Soulight, a digital application for creating personalised musical journeys, allows users to reflect upon their personal journey towards health and wellbeing.

By creating a musical track users can look back on their journey so far, imagine where they want to go and share their experiences with their friends online.

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Alt-w | Light Log

RGB

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
Gary Martin
lightlogproject.org

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.

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Alt-w | Front

Donna Leishman, Front (2014)

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
Donna Leishman
www.6amhoover.com/front

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.

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Alt-w | Sagacity

Aidan Moesby

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
Small Society Lab
www.dca.org.uk

The Small Society Lab at Dundee Contemporary Arts are working 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. As a key part of this is a series of provocations to a focus group whose responses and musings have helped shape the project.

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