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LateLab | At the Heart of Things

City Heart Map

Thursday 13th February 2014, 7 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The simple systole-diastole of the human heartbeat is the fundamental rhythm of life. Poetry is words in rhythm that speak to the heart.

This LateLab, which launches The Reading Experiment, brings together the word and the flesh as we journey into the interior to explore our most vital organ.

We have a physicist, an award-winning comedian, origami, haematology, poetry and a tale of impossible love between a black hole and a neutron star.

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Amanda McDonald Crowley | 2014 Alt-w Design Informatics Curator-in-Residence

Amanda McDonald Crowley


We're delighted to announce that New York based Amanda McDonald Crowley is our 2014 Alt-w Design Informatics Curator-in-Residence. Amanda will curate a three month program on the topic of Art/Tech/Food from April 2014.

The program will bring together artists, biologists, environmentalists, food activists and gastronomists to deliver urban agricultural strategies, bio-generative art, and open 'sauce' thinking at LateLab and Atmosphere events.

A native of Australia, Amanda is a cultural worker, curator, and facilitator who specializes in creating new media and contemporary art events and programs that encourage cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and exchange.

Atmosphere | Soylent Green

Soylent Green

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

Make room, make room! Atmosphere is back, but wait a minute, it's now 2022. Earth is overpopulated, polluted and malnourished. Soylent Industries has a solution. They take plankton from the sea and make food, Soylent Green. It's far more appetising than their red or yellow varieties too.

Starring Charlton Heston and Edward G. Robinson, this 1973 science fiction classic was directed by Richard Fleischer. Guest augmentologists will respond with ideas about algaculture and synthetic biology. The tasty twist in the tail will undoubtedly have you gripping the furniture.

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LateLab | Time and Relative Dissonance, Inspace.

Time and Relative Dissonance, Inspace.

Friday 22nd November 2013, 7 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Music is more than notes on a page, more than acoustic events registered by our brain, more than a magnificent experience that agitates the soul; music is a sonic tool with which time can be tricked.

From the short sequence of notes that instantly transports us back to a specific time and place to the engrossing tune that can appear as a rift in the very fabric of the universe; music plays fast and loose with our perception of reality.

We invite you to join us on a musical journey through time and space that's bigger on the inside.

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Atmosphere | Logan's Run


Saturday 23rd March 2013, 8.30 for 9pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

To introduce our new strand of research into entertainment & urbanism, Michael Anderson's 1976 film shows the remains of human civilization living a hedonistic lifestyle in a sealed domed city. Set in 2274, this computer-run utopia takes care of all aspects of life, including reproduction.

Citizens understand that in order to maintain the city, they must undergo the fiery ritual of Carousel when they reach Last Day, their 30th birthday, and are given the chance to be reborn. If the Lifeclock crystal in the palm of your hand started to blink, would you try and outrun the Sandmen?

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LateLab | Fieldguide to Space


Monday 11th March 2013, 11am-12pm.
SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Sunday 24th March 2013, 7 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Most of us dream about space exploration - but haven't yet touched those stars ourselves. Can earth science and other open data connect us physically and personally to the exploration of the universe? Can we adorn and decorate our lives with what we've learned from space?

Tonight we'll look at a variety of real space data and the international, cross-disciplinary collaborations that can discover its secrets. Experience that certain thrill when you know you're connected to something extraordinary like a space station flying overhead.


LateLab | Electric Bookshop #9

The Electric Bookshop

Wednesday 27th March 2013, 7 for 7:30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Alt-w | Pressed for Time

The keepers of the Electric Bookshop are creating a publishing time-machine. It will provide unexpected and immersive experiences for intrepid book readers, using a combination of human interaction and artificial intelligence to create custom 'books' that they can take away.

Come along and listen to how old and new media, electronics, programming and traditional craft will enable the machine to be an anachronistic mishmash of time periods from literature, printing and publishing. It's the best open source bedtime story ever.


LateLab | Encounters

Dynamical System | Hannu Rajaniemi

Thursday 28th March 2013, 7 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Matter Over Mind?

Think you're in control of your own thoughts, emotions and actions? You may just want to think again. As we continue to unlock the secrets of the subtle interactions between the brain and the body we are discovering that we may not be the conscious decision makers we think we are.

Can your posture affect the way you think? Might the next generation of books read your mind, changing the way they are written to suit your mood? Experiment with Thomas Cochrane’s Mood Organ – a synthesiser which ‘plays’ your emotions.


LateLab | PechaKucha #22


Friday 29th March 2013, 7 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 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 around the world, 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", it rests
on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.


LateLab | Fantastical Life

Jason Hackenwerth

Saturday 30th March 2013, 7 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

As the building blocks of life become better understood we increasingly have the potential to create new forms of life. Experience the DIY-bio movement as artists, scientists explore the interface between biology, engineering and art & consider biology as a new material for design.

We ask what the future of synthetic biology has in store as New York based artist Jason Hackenwerth –whose giant work ‘Pisces’ will grace the National Museum of Scotland during the Science Festival – discusses the inspiration behind his fantastical work.


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