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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

Front

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

31st July to 31st August 2014, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

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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Alt-w | a journey to the clouds

White Coulds

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
~ in the fields
www.in-the-fields.org

31st July to 31st August 2014, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

This physical installation is for a young audience of age group 5 to 11 years. There are rooms within a small room, a bright tower and a playhouse. It's a story walked into to uncover wonders, a journey to send problems away, and a space of wellbeing for children.

Working with sight, hearing, smell and touch, the artist collective have used their own sense of the elements to create a space in which children can feel relaxed and inspired. It's a world to tell their tale one step at a time, where something hidden can be found.

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Alt-w | Cycle 09

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Production Awards

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Alt-w | Cycle 08

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Production Awards

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DRIFT | Bupp!!

Bupp

Free download - Bupp!! for Mac
Free download - Bupp!! for PC

Bupp!! (2009) is a new work commissioned by New Media Scotland. Created by Sound Designer and Composer Jules Rawlinson around themes of emergence, repetition and difference, Bupp!! scatters cropped and chopped vocal fragments onto a grid-based playspace.

Through generative and interventionist gesture, in an act of co-creativity the listener becomes conductor, composer and performer of the piece.