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48 hours | After Money

Bitcoin Marriage

17th & 18th November 2017, 10am-5pm. FREE
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

The fast pace and shifting developments of cryptocurrencies and their underlying technologies have been hailed as the next revolution that will change the world. More critical views however often foreground accessibility issues, security risks, technical limitations and environmental concerns.

These ongoing contradicting debates and positions raise significant questions not only about new forms of currency but the economic, social and political constructs that surround them.

Other Mind Music | Concert

Alex Menzies

Saturday 18th November 2017, 2pm. RSVP
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

NHS Lothian’s Art and Therapeutic Design programme awarded three Creative Research Artist Fellowships to explore the activity and research interests of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience in Edinburgh. Alex Menzies and Florence To are joint DCN Music Fellow.

This is the second of three free concerts by Menzies, also known as DJ Alex Smoke. Each concert will be an informal mix of performance and experiment, utilising some of the research gathered so far on the fellowship into the various psychological and physiological effects of sound.

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Atmosphere | Modern Times

Modern Times

Friday 10th November 2017, 9pm. RSVP
Mecca Dundee Playhouse, 104-110 Nethergate DD1 4EH

2017 has been designated Scotland's Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, and as part of the NEoN Digital Arts Festival we're turning the clock back to 1936 when Art Deco cinema Green's Playhouse first opened to the public on the site of today's Mecca bingo hall.

Step inside the iconic tower to watch Charlie Chaplin's 1936 silent comedy 'Modern Times' as the silver screen returns to the site of the original Playhouse for one more night. You're encouraged to dress like the iconic 'Little Tramp' and join us for bingo before the main feature from 7:30pm.

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Paradigm 17 Open Call

Paradigm Electronic Arts Open Call

DEADLINE: Monday 18th September 2017, 5pm.
paradigmelectronicarts.co.uk

Open call for proposals from electronic artists, composers and makers who experiment with technology to create generative or interactive experiences. For one week only Paradigm will create an interactive playground of visual arts, interactive installations, and responsive sonic environments.

The thematic 'Inside-Out' encourages artists to think beyond the screen, creating experiences that bring people together and inspire, challenging perceptions and preconceptions. Submissions can fall into one or more categories including: audio, visual, design, interactivity and workshop.

FuturePlay | Exchange

FuturePlay

Monday 21st August 2017, 10am-5pm. £30|£15
Assembly Studios, George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LH

A day of connection, debate and idea exchange for creative entrepreneurs, artists, designers, gamemakers, producers, and arts industry professionals. Sessions will range from panels, presentations, case studies, interactive demos, and roundtable discussions.

Topics include: Future Theatrical Experiences, Interactive Narratives in Gaming, Artist-led VR, Difference in Play: Gender & Gaming, The Digital Organisation, Creative Hubs for Games Development and a case study of New Media Scotland's new Alt-w LAB.

Sonica | XFRMR

Sonica | XFRMR

22nd-26th August 2017, 4pm & 8pm. £12|£6
Leith Volcano, 119 Constitution St, Edinburgh EH6 7AE

In 1891 the genius inventor Nikola Tesla tamed lightning with his Tesla coil, a device that renders electricity visible. Artist Robbie Thomson harnesses the sonic capabilities of the Tesla coil to create a work as arresting as the scent of burning ozone and as lively as electricity itself.

By synthesising sound waves that alter the frequency of the coils output, Thomson, in this Cryptic commission for Sonica, produces distorted tones and harsh percussive stabs that are accompanied by reactive projections, resulting in a physical assault on the senses.

Dialogues | MSc Sound Design and Digital Composition Concert

St Cecilia's Hall

Friday 25th August 2017, 6-9pm. FREE
St. Cecilia's Hall, Niddry Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ

Join us in celebrating the culmination of a year's intensive work on the Sound Design and Digital Composition and Performance programmes based at Edinburgh College of Art. This concert features brand new experimental live electronic music and installations from Masters students.

Performed in St Cecilia's Hall, Scotland's oldest purpose-built concert hall which re-opened its doors to the public after a dazzling renovation in May 2017. It brings together the University of Edinburgh's two collections of historical and contemporary musical instruments on one site.

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Edinburgh Art Festival | Molecules of Decay

Human Skin

Sunday 27th August 2017, 2-4pm. RSVP
Alt-w LAB, City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh

This workshop explores ways in which smells encode memories. When a molecule light enough to evaporate reaches the nose, it sometimes results in the detection we call smell. Joy Milne's extraordinary sense of smell could possibly change the way Parkinson’s Disease is diagnosed, as she is able to detect the disease in body odour.

From human sweat to plant pheromones, the same molecule can be found in the composition of many everyday smells. As we establish associations to these, experiences from the medical setting might extend beyond the walls of the hospital into people’s homes and vice versa, calling for other articulations in matters of care.

Bloom

Bloom

4th & 5th August 2017, 10:00pm till midnight. FREE
St Andrew Square, Edinburgh EH2 2AD

In the aftermath of WWII the Edinburgh International Festival was established to ‘provide a platform for the flowering of the human spirit’. 70 years later, and building on the success of 'The Harmonium Project' and 'Deep Time', this year's opening extravaganza is Bloom, a celebration of the anniversary of the first festival.

Courtesy of 59 Productions, the facades around of St Andrew Square will become a vast canvas for a son et lumière, featuring newly commissioned music from composer Nick Powell and a display of dynamic projection mapping. It promises to turn one of Edinburgh’s iconic squares into a full on sensory treat, free for all.

FuturePlay

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3rd-26th August 2017. RSVP
Assembly Rooms, 54 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2LR

FuturePlay is a festival which celebrates, explores and showcases cutting-edge creative content and ideas at the intersection of art and technology. The festival features a diverse programme of live performances, installations, experiences, talks & more!

The festival will feature a dedicated hub on George Street in the form of geodesic domes and shipping containers, which will house a virtual reality studio, a gaming and interactive tech zone, an immersive art gallery, a black box theatre, food stalls and a bar.