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LateLab | A Look at Laughter

A Look At Laughter

Thursday 17th April 2014, 7 for 7.30pm. £8/6
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Are you game for a giggle? We often hear that laughter is the best medicine and indeed hearing or seeing someone else laughing fires up the areas of our brain related to imitation and get us ready to laugh too.

Laughter is universal amongst humans and is even seen in chimpanzees and gorillas – but how much do you really know about it? We’ll investigate why we laugh and hopefully give you plenty of chances to chuckle and chortle.


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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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GastroLab | RGB Cocktail Party


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

The host of our RGB (Red, Green, Blue) cocktail party is French-American food designer and artist Emilie Baltz. Based in New York and Paris, she works at the intersection of gastronomy, performance and the visual arts to stimulate the definition of taste by provoking the five senses in new and unexpected ways.

In this ‘Triptych for Enlightened Drinking’ you will discover the effects of light and colour on solids (man) and liquids (cocktails) and how they impact human psychology. Real time visuals produced by DJ Nord will bathe the laboratory with colour to complement each of the three phases of mixology.

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LateLab | Electric Bookshop

The Electric Bookshop

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

Pressed for Time

Start your presses now. Electric Bookshop brings together people with a common interest in technology, literature, design and publishing. It’s a discussion and demonstration forum for literary and technology types, as well as being a great social.

Learn more about Pressed for Time, a publishing time-machine that provides unexpected and immersive experiences for intrepid book readers. Physically and aesthetically, the ‘machine’ produces an anachronistic mishmash of all forms of literature.

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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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Dialogues | Phil Minton & Simon Fell with Edimpro

Phil Minton

Friday 14th February 2014, 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Vocalist Phil Minton and double bassist Simon Fell will share the musical fruits of their collaboration. Drawing on their past experiences they will explore approaches to improvisation, spontaneous creativity and collaboration within groups of performers of all sizes.

For this concert they will perform together with the Edimpro ensemble of instrumentalists, composers and improvisers based in Edinburgh. With an impressive raft of genre busting collaborations they produce consistently engaging and searching new music.


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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.

Outer Space | Bring Your Own Beamer

Bring Your Own Beamer

Saturday 31st January 2014, 7-11pm.
Edinburgh College of Art, Lauriston Place, EH3 9DF

BYOB, or Bring Your Own Beamer is a one-night exhibition inviting different artists from around the country to transform Edinburgh College of Art’s Sculpture Court into a dynamic and enveloping multi-sensory spectacle of moving image, digital art, performance art, sound art and music. Curated by Agnes Gryczkowska and Alexander Johnston.


Supported by ECA and New Media Scotland.

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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Thomson & Craighead | Maps DNA and Spam

Thomson & Craighead | Maps DNA and Spam

18th January to 16th March 2014, daily 11am-6pm.
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, DD1 4DY

Thomson & Craighead explore how technology changes the way we perceive the world around us. The exhibition includes two new works: The First Person is an endless stream of first person statements taken from American self-help websites; Dundee Wall presents a poetic snapshot of social networking traffic from within the city.

The exhibition also includes two works from The Flat Earth Trilogy, both supported by our Alt-w Fund: A Short Film about War invites viewers to see a variety of war zones through the collective eyes of Flickr, and witnessed by military and civilian bloggers; Belief circumnavigates a globe of fragmented broadcasts about faith from YouTube.

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