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48 hours | After Money

Bitcoin Marriage

17th & 18th November 2017, 10am-5pm. FREE
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

The fast pace and shifting developments of cryptocurrencies and their underlying technologies have been hailed as the next revolution that will change the world. More critical views however often foreground accessibility issues, security risks, technical limitations and environmental concerns.

These ongoing contradicting debates and positions raise significant questions not only about new forms of currency but the economic, social and political constructs that surround them.

Other Mind Music | Concert

Alex Menzies

Saturday 18th November 2017, 2pm. RSVP
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

NHS Lothian’s Art and Therapeutic Design programme awarded three Creative Research Artist Fellowships to explore the activity and research interests of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in Edinburgh. Alex Menzies and Florence To are joint DCN Music Fellow.

This is the second of three free concerts by Menzies, also known as DJ Alex Smoke. Each concert will be an informal mix of performance and experiment, utilising some of the research gathered so far on the fellowship into the various psychological and physiological effects of sound.

Click here to be added to the waitlist.

Atmosphere

Brigadoon

Friday 10th November 2017, 9pm. RSVP
Mecca Dundee Playhouse, 104-110 Nethergate DD1 4EH

Atmosphere is our most popular research programme. First premiered at the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival, it re-imagines the concept of Atmospheric movie theaters from the 1920s and 30s.

Each expanded screening uses a team of guest artists and creatives to work with technology old and new, multi-sensory interactives and live elements too. Expect some smoke and mirrors, before the bells and whistles.

For details of our last Atmosphere click here.

48 hours | Bruce McLean

Bruce McLean

Friday 15th December 2017, 7:30 for 8pm. RSVP
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

Bruce McLean is one of the most important living Scottish artists. His work in the 60s as a performance and conceptual artist was ground-breaking and very influential. His paintings and ceramics are avidly collected.

McLean has written a book called A LAWNMOWER IN THE LOFT: a hilarious number of anecdotes from his time working with other artists, his student days in London as a Scot, his love of a drink and the consequences of that love.

Click here to book a ticket.

Atmosphere | Carry on Screaming

Carry on Screaming (1966)

Tuesday 31st October 2017, 7:30 for 8pm. £10
Lauriston Castle, 2 Cramond Rd S, Edinburgh EH4 6AD

This Hallowe'en Dr. Orlando Watt and his sister Valeria invite you to join them at Bide-A-Wee Rest Home for a very special Atmosphere screening of the Carry On classic from 1966. A parody of the Hammer Horror movies, the film stars Harry H. Corbett, Kenneth Williams and Fenella Fielding.

With a spate of kidnappings in Hocombe Woods, local Detective-Sergeant Bung is on the case, but clearly doesn't have a clue. Have no fear however, as none of the horror greats from Frankenstein to The Mummy, Dr Jekyl to Mr Hyde escape the digs at Lauriston Castle. "Frying tonight!"

FULLY BOOKED

Other Mind Music | Workshop

EEG

Saturday 28th October 2017, 11am-4pm. RSVP
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

NHS Lothian’s Art and Therapeutic Design programme awarded three Creative Research Artist Fellowships to explore the activity and research interests of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in Edinburgh.

Language and Cognition Fellow Gavin Inglis, Music Fellows Alex Menzies and Florence To and Design Fellow Susana Cámara Leret are all based at the Alt-w LAB for Creative Technology at the City Art Centre.

This one-to-one workshop is with musician and composer Alex Menzies. Classically trained before progressing to electronic production, he is increasingly focussed on sound for picture, regularly collaborating with artist Florence To.

Sanctuary | R—each

Robbie Coleman, 'Enclosure' 2014. Image © Mark Bolem

DEADLINE: Saturday 23rd September 2017, 12 noon.
reach.sanctuarylab.org

Reach is a collaborative platform that explores ways of using online participation to construct offline artworks. The aim is to capture public responses to Sanctuary's themes each year for an artist to then use in their work. The final artwork will only exist at Sanctuary for 24 hours from 12 noon on the 23rd September 2017.

Click here to contribute now.

The first to use Reach will be artist Tim Shaw to explore darkness, remoteness and presence. Reach aims to explore the friction that exists between the networked online world and the offline, disconnected world and was conceived by the curators of Sanctuary and supported by The Space and Creative Scotland.

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Alt-w LAB

Alt-w

June 2017 to February 2018.
Level 4, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

The Alt-w LAB at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh marks a new chapter for the Alt-w Fund. This pilot national media lab is a space for the production, participation and presentation of creative technology. Open to all, encouraging new ideas and applications, whilst providing space for Alt-w alumni.

Our first project is with NHS Lothian's Art and Therapeutic Design programme. Together we've awarded three Creative Research Artist Fellowships to explore the activity and research interests of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in Edinburgh. All three are based at the lab.

Atmosphere | A Zed & Two Noughts

A Zed & Two Noughts

Thursday 30th November 2017, 7:30 for 8pm. £10
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

Peter Greenaway's visually stunning 1985 film was the first with his "most important collaborator" cinematographer Sacha Vierny. A story of twin zoologists Oswald and Oliver Deuce who, after losing their wives in a freak car collision with a swan outside the zoo where they work, develop a curious attachment to the car's driver Alba, who survived.

Developed in collaboration with DCN Design Fellow Susana Cámara Leret, this is our first Atmosphere event in the Alt-w LAB. Punctuated by the dulcet tones of Sir David Attenborough and the influence of Johannes Vermeer, the film is a rumination on life, love and sex and the inevitability of birth, death and decay.

Alt-w | Cybraphon

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Cycle 06 Alt-w Production Award -
FOUND
Ziggy Campbell, Simon Kirby and Tommy Perman

From the 8th July 2016, daily 10am-5pm.
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh

Cybraphon, the autonomous emotional robot band, is now part of the National Museum of Scotland's collection. The artist collective FOUND gifted Cybraphon to the nation in 2013. It can now be seen as a key bridging work between the new art & design and science & technology galleries.

Cybraphon obsessively googles itself every 15 seconds to see how popular it is. The results affect its emotional state which in turn affects its playing style. Twenty-five antique instruments and 60 robotic actuators then play music that FOUND has composed for each emotion.