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Alt-w Fund | Cycle 10

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Application Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 2nd October 2014

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.

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Dialogues | Quasar Saxophone Quartet

Quasar

Saturday 18th October 2014, 8pm.
Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

Celebrated for its energy, audacity and exceptional technical ability, the Quasar saxophone quartet explore different aspects of artistic creation from instrumental music to live electronics, from improvisation to instrumental theatre.

The quartet aims to contribute to the development of musical language and provide a platform for new music experiments, exploration and production. The quartet were Opus prize 'Performer of the Year' in 2012.

They have performed worldwide and regularly broadcast on Radio-Canada and the CBC. They are supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

For guest list reservations click here.

Cryptic Nights | Out of Body

Out of Body

2nd to 4th Oct 2014, Thu 8-10pm, Fri 4-9pm, Sat 2-9pm.
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Wearing specially designed periscopic visors, immerse yourself in an environment by composer and artist Joshua Payne in collaboration with Vanessa Coffey, Michael Butcher and Ed Crawley of All Eyes Wide. They invite you on a playful and mysterious journey through the mind.

Travelling through a maze of sensory and secretive spaces, Out of Body explores different neuroscientific phenomena through visual and musical illusion. Interact with live music, electronics and audio visual designs and watch as your curiosity is both encouraged and rewarded.

To purchase a ticket click here.

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.

Alt-w | Requiem for Edward Snowden

Requiem for Edward Snowden

Saturday 11th October 2014, 8pm.
Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

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.

For guest list reservations click here.

Glug Edinburgh | The Futurists

Glug

Thursday 9th October 2014, 6-9pm.
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU

This October, Glug will look into and at the 'future' through the different creative eyes of Gillian Easson, Katy West, Geoffrey Baines, and our very own Mark Daniels who will announce the winners of Cycle 10 of the Alt-w Fund.

Glug is a series of talks organised by Creative Edinburgh which brings together practitioners and entrepreneurs from different creative disciplines for an evening of inspiration and informal networking.

To book a ticket click here.

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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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Atmosphere | Barbarella

Barbarella (1968)

Friday 10th October 2014, 8pm. £12/£10
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB

As part of the BFI 'Days of Fear and Wonder' Sci-Fi season Peaches Christ introduces an Atmosphere screening of Roger Vadim's 1968 classic 'Barbarella' with an out-of-this-world pre-show starring San Francisco's own Lady Bear.

Additional roles will be filled by fellow San Franciscan bon-vivants Hugz Bunny and Shemantha, UK performers the Ultra Violets, Cheddar Gawjus and Anna Phylactic plus local guests from Glasgow. Dress Code: 41st Century Chic.

To purchase a ticket click here.

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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