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Alt-w | Modern Edinburgh Film School

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Saturday 25th May 2013, 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Modern Edinburgh Film School presents an expanded cinema event with a preface by Alex Hetherington. Claire Denis’ masterpiece 'Beau Travail' will screen alongside Bobby Niven’s short film 'ISLAND'. In addition an essay 'Blood and Sand' by Hannah McGill will be read live by the performance and visual artist Catherine Street.

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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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LateLab | GastroLab


Sunday 31st March 2013, 7 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Inedible or Incredible?

In a future of uncertain food supplies, do we need to open our minds to unusual options? This year’s Gastrolab will push the boundaries of the edible, asking you to consider adding to the menu things you may never before have thought of as food.

With edible Kokedama installations from Pyrus Flowers, a presentation from Craig MacFarlane on insect cuisine in Benin, gourmet insect mousse from EntoBox & a selection of locally foraged delights selected by Miles Irving, GastroLab promises to be so good you’ll want to eat it!


LateLab | Dialogues Pt.1


Wednesday 3rd April 2013, 7 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The first of two Dialogues concerts at LateLab marks the culmination of the annual Digital Media Studio Project at ECA. New experimental work will be created for this premier public presentation.

Each team has explored a wealth of new technologies to help develop an articulate understanding of the potential for their use in digital design, sound and performance.

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