Alt-w | SSA Annual Exhibition 2014
5th-20th December 2014, daily 10am-5pm.
Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2LE
Each year the Society of Scottish Artists holds an annual contemporary open exhibition. For the first time New Media Scotland will be guest curating a room at the RSA of artwork produced by four of our Alt-w Fund alumni.
~ in the fields will present 'ink' (2009) which was awarded the 2010 UdK Award for Interdisciplinary Art and Science. This device art installation was first commissioned to celebrate 500 years of printing in Scotland.
The Fallen Oak (2006) by Chris Rowland is a three dimensional ‘fly past’ of the HMS Royal Oak, the first battleship to be sunk in WWII after being torpedoed by a U-boat with the loss of 833 sailors in Scapa Flow, Orkney.
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.
Alt-w | Cycle 10
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.
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.
Producing Data: Practices, Materialities, Values.
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.
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 | Trace
Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
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.
Alt-w | Soulight
Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
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.