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LateLab | PechaKucha #17

National Museum of Scotland

Thursday 5th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

20 slides x 20 seconds each, that's the rules. Being initiated into PechaKucha tonight are a selection of curators from National Museum of Scotland who will offer an insight into their specialist research areas.

They will be covering everything from zoology to science and technology. Find out what goes on behind the scenes and why theses curators travel to the far corners of the globe to seek new specimens for their collections.


LateLab | Encounters

Daniel Douglas Home

Friday 13th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Unlucky for some... but lucky for others, this Friday 13th we will be crossing over with conversations about ghosts, hauntings, digital ouija boards and the greatest Scottish 'medium' of all time, Victorian Daniel Dunglas Home.

Prof Richard Wiseman from the University of Hertfordshire, Dr Peter Lamont from the University of Edinburgh, Chris Speed from Edinburgh College of Art and soprano Jemma Brown will tease the veritable spirits from your glass.


LateLab | Upgrade!


Thursday 12th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Upgrade! is an international network of gatherings concerning art, technology and culture. At this LateLab we'll be exploring robotics, movement and image with artists and informaticians discussing their work.

Artists Nicole Heidtke & Stefan Baumberger of Edinburgh-based ~ in the fields will talk about their latest work in the context of the innugural Alt-w Design Informatics residency at Inspace which they have recently been awarded.

Prof. D K Arvind will talk about Speckled Computing which is a radical new concept in information technology. Subramanian Ramamoorthy will talk about autonomous decision making by robots in complex dynamic situations.


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LateLab | This happened...


Saturday 14th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

This happened is a series of events focusing on the stories behind interaction design. Tonight we present scent technician Erika Duffy, dancer Skye Reynolds, digital developer Ian Smith and researcher John Vines.

This happened delves into projects that exist today, how their concepts and production process can help inform future work. The Eris Ensemble will also premiere a new work by Tom Harrold for electronics and harpsichord.


LateLab | T100

Alan Turing

Wednesday 11th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

2012 marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing, regarded by many as the originator of modern computing. The T100 Twittest is based on the ‘Turing Test’ for artificial intelligence – re-imagined for the social media generation.

Twitter is perfect for this test as twitterers may not be who they claim to be: human, robot or Paris Hilton? To a background of wartime jazz from the Bill Fleming Quartet, the audience will have the chance to try the game.




31st March to 15th April 2012, 7-10.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Throughout the Edinburgh International Science Festival, Inspace will be transformed into LateLab - a creative, social and participatory space for adults where they can make, do and interact with art, science and technology.

Come to LateLab to continue your Festival conversations and enjoy our evening events and activities. You can meet other festival-goers and speakers, take part in genuine experiments and get hands on with some fascinating stuff.

For table reservations please click here.

LateLab | Electric Bookshop #6

The Electric Bookshop

Wednesday 4th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Ready for bed? For LateLab our electric curators Peggy, Padmini and Claire deliver an extra-special line-up of guests to explore the future of books, the written word and storytelling in the brave new world of the digital order.

David Benque will introduce his Infinite Adventure Machine, Adrian Hom from Six to Start will talk transmedia and Jon Ingold of Inkle Studios will bring Frankenstein to life. Substitute your Horlicks for a chilled cocktail.


LateLab | StitchLab

Bill Cunningham New York

Sunday 15th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

And finally... a little something for the new season, we introduce our annual fashion masterclass weekend - StitchLab. We’ve invited teams of participants from each fitting of The Stitch Lounge to collaborate with a muse.

Each muse has been drawn from the fields of science or technology. Teams will produce catwalk ready ensembles for or inspired by them. They will have just one weekend and only the materials and machines provided.

Join us at LateLab for catwalk and cocktails and an extra special screening of 'Bill Cunningham New York', a cinematic profile of the noted veteran photographer revealing his remarkable passion for faith and fashion.


Atmosphere | Brainstorm


Saturday 31st March 2012, 7:30 for 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Introducing our new season of research on belief, Douglas Trumbull's 1983 film recalls the tale of scientists who invent a technology that enables the experiences of one person to be recorded and played back in the mind & body of another.

Christopher Walken & Natalie Wood star in this race to confront the "scariest thing any of us will ever face" whilst the Military do their utmost to thwart them at every stage, whilst developing their own nefarious uses for 'The Hat'.

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