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GastroLab | Open Sauces

Open Sauces

Sunday 20th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm. £10/8
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Food, culture and the environment have an intricate relationship that extends back to the origin of humans as a social species. To survive, we eat; to eat, we feed the environment that feeds us – food is a product of the reciprocal connection to our ecological habitats.

FoAM look at food from a holistic and systemic perspective. Too often however we eat in haste, forgetting to truly taste food. Tonight we’ll focus our minds on the taste of food, with its visual, sonic, olfactory and tactile properties that can energise and invigorate.

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LateLab | Casino Scienza

Casino Scienza

Saturday 19th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm. £8/6
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Roll up and roll the dice in our casino with a twist; joining the croupiers will be a crafty group of risk taking researchers and experts in trickery. Investigate gambling’s scientific secrets then have a go on the tables yourself.

Does the house always win? What risks are you willing to take when the stakes are high? Learn the difference between the improbable and the impossible and use this knowledge to your advantage - tonight might be your lucky night!

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LateLab | The Taste of Blue

The Taste of Blue

Saturday 12th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm. £8/6
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

What do Richard Feynman and Stevie Wonder have in common? Both have the brain condition synaesthesia which gives rise to sensory connections between unrelated experiences.

Enter the mixed-up world of the synesthete where one sense leads to another and the whole world takes on a different leaning.

Do numbers have a taste or colours have a smell? Join us on a multi-media and multi-sensory voyage to explore the extra connections in the brain of a synesthete.

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LateLab

Edinburgh International Science Festival

5th-20th April 2014, Wed-Sun, 7 for 7.30pm.
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Launched at the 2012 Edinburgh International Science Festival, LateLab is a creative, social and participatory space for adults where they can make, do and interact with art, science and technology.

Come to LateLab to take part in genuine experiments and get hands on with some fascinating stuff. With talks, performances, films, table top science and creative catering, no two LateLabs are ever the same.

For table reservations click here.

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Atmosphere

Brigadoon

Saturday 5th April 2014, 9:30 for 10pm.
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Atmosphere is one of our most popular research programmes. 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.

Booking opens on the 26th March 2014 at 10pm.

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GastroLab | Slow Food

Slow Food

Sunday 13th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm. £10/8
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

This GastroLab will focus on slow food beginning with a screening of Lifecycles by Matthew Moore. Part of the larger effort of the Digital Farm Collective, these short time-lapse films educate consumers on the produce they are purchasing by showing the growing process as it happens in the field.

Simon Yuill will talk about his Stackwalker project, focusing on crofting communities and migrant workers in Scotland’s food and fish processing industries. Kate Rich and Kayle Brandon will unpack the secret recipe of cola using essential oils. Perfect to wash down Black Market Pudding by John O’Shea.

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LateLab | Dialogues

Friday 18th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm.
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Jean-François Laporte has been active on the contemporary art scene since the middle of the 1990s. He pursues an hybrid approach integrating sonic arts, musical composition, performance, interpretation, installation and digital art. He develops and builds his own musical instruments that he integrates into his performances.

LateLab | PechaKucha

PechaKucha

Wednesday 16th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm.
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities, inspiring creatives worldwide.

It is curated in Edinburgh by Gordon Duffy, Principal of architecture practice Studio DuB. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of ‘chit chat’, its presentation format is based on a simple but effective idea; 20 images x 20 seconds.

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LateLab | The Internet Of Things That Matter

The Internet of Things That Matter

Thursday 10th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm.
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

How does data change our relationship with physical ‘things’? The Internet of Things exploits new technologies to link physical artefacts with data across social and technical networks. Join the Design Informatics Research Group to explore this new technology.

From teapots that you can haggle with in Oxfam shops or shelves that shake when earthquakes take place on the other side of the world, to clocks that print you a postcard of something that happened in the past. Let’s reflect upon the implication on our social lives.

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LateLab | Encounters

Encounters

Friday 11th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm.
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Encounters at Latelab take a hot topic in neuroscience and pairs speakers with different perspectives on a shared theme.

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.

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