Alt-w | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014
1st to 30th August 2014, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE
An exhibition of new work by ~ in the fields, Chris Helson & Sarah Jackets, Hadi Mehrpouya & Robert Powell, Donna Leishman and Calum Stirling, all commissioned by New Media Scotland’s Alt-w Fund.
In Help Me Obi, Helson and Jackets have built a seemingly impossible machine, a 360º video hologram to investigate remote relationships, intimacy and dislocation. Mehrpouya & Powell have also created a vision of the world in miniature. By rearranging sculpted pieces on a board, players can endlessly influence the microcosm contained within a wooden casket.
Alt-w Fund | Cycle 10
Initiated by Scottish Screen in 2000, the Alt-w Fund is for practitioners based in Scotland to make and develop new artworks, devices and creative applications that challenge the notions of what new media creativity can be.
The fund supports artists to explore experimental and interactive practice, make use of technology as both medium and message, and recognise the changing role that digital culture has in our society.
Alt-w | Requiem for Edward Snowden
Saturday 11th October 2014, 8pm.
Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
This audiovisual performance piece is based around the actions and decisions of whistleblower Edward Snowden. It focuses on a number of themes relevant to life in the 21st century; loss of faith and security, the hacking of digital media, invasion of privacy and personal sacrifice.
Snowden revealed that we live in a world in which the privacy of our daily routines is completely compromised. Exploring the consequences through electronic sound and acoustic instrumentation, the gestures of the performers will be analysed and interact with real-time visuals.
Glug Edinburgh | The Futurists
Thursday 9th October 2014, 6-9pm.
Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh EH8 9SU
This October, Glug will look into and at the 'future' through the different creative eyes of Gillian Easson, Katy West, Geoffrey Baines, and our very own Mark Daniels who will announce the winners of Cycle 10 of the Alt-w Fund.
Glug is a series of talks organised by Creative Edinburgh which brings together practitioners and entrepreneurs from different creative disciplines for an evening of inspiration and informal networking.
Complimentary Complements | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014
Thursday 21st August 2014,7pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE
Founded by two postgraduate students at Edinburgh College of Art, [Dinner]Lab brings together artists and scientists to explore the culture of contemporary food and drink. In this evening of cocktails and nibbles you're invited to explore the taste and flavour possibilities that compliment the five artworks in our current Alt-w exhibition.
Art Late South | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014
Thursday 21st August 2014, 6-10pm.
Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge, EH8 9YL
Edinburgh Art Festival's Art Late South is a evening of specially programmed late night openings and events, taking in live music, performances and artist talks and tours in galleries south of the Royal Mile.
Art Late South will include a performance from The Little Kicks alongside escorted tours of exhibitions at Edinburgh College of Art, New Media Scotland, Dovecot Studios, Summerhall and Talbot Rice Gallery.
Alt-w | 3D Film Festival
5th to 10th May 2014.
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
The Life in 3D symposium presents a week-long festival at the Filmhouse of stereoscopic 3D films from all over the world to inspire, delight and surprise.
The festival kicks off with a rare screening of the restored classic 'Dial M for Murder' directed by Alfred Hitchcock which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
Other highlights include 'Pina' directed by Wim Wenders, the animated adaptation of Neil Gaiman's 'Coraline' and two exclusive nights of 3D shorts.
Big Data, Small Screen
Tuesday 11th March 2014, 12-4pm.
Dundee Contemporary Arts, 152 Nethergate, DD1 4DY
We are drowning in big data. But how do we make creative sense of it? At this event we will hear from artists Thomson & Craighead who will give insights into their own response to data, as well as Artist Aidan Moesby, currently working with DCA on the Alt-w supported ‘Sagacity’ project for Project Ginsberg. Other speakers include University of Dundee Fellows, Sarah Cook and Drew Hemment.
Amanda McDonald Crowley | 2014 Alt-w Design Informatics Curator-in-Residence
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.
Alt-w | Project Ginsberg
Ginsberg is a tool that gives you control of your life by letting you understand the triggers to how you feel. Developed by the Scottish Government in partnership with NHS 24 and New Media Scotland, it'll be easy to use enabling you to manage your mood and mental wellbeing.
We've awarded six Alt-w Fund production awards and three Ginsberg Fellowships to artists and technologists to develop new works that contribute to the conversation around the development of the platform. These will all come on stream this autumn for beta testing.