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Alt-w | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

Donna Leishman, Front (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

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Application Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 2nd October 2014

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.

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Glug Edinburgh | The Futurists

Glug

Thursday 9th October 2014, 6-9pm.
The Assembly Roxy, 2 Roxburgh Place, 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.

To book a ticket click here.

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Complimentary Complements | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

[dinner]lab

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.

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Art Late South | Edinburgh Art Festival 2014

Art Late South | Edinburgh Art Festival

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.

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Alt-w | 3D Film Festival

Life in 3D

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.

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Big Data, Small Screen

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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.

To book a place click here.

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Amanda McDonald Crowley | 2014 Alt-w Design Informatics Curator-in-Residence

Amanda McDonald Crowley

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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

Project Ginsberg

Ongoing.
Project Ginsberg, Victoria Quay, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ

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.

www.project-ginsberg.com

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Alt-w | Trace

Joanne Hodge | Trace

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
Joanne Hodge
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Trace is a two-way system that will allow adult and child to communicate with each other whilst they are apart. The Adult interacts with the system via an app on their phone and the Child communicates via a bespoke communication toy that they helped design.

Parent and child have the ability to emotionally connect through networked objects that are integrated with smart textiles and wearable technologies. This aims to strengthen bonds of their relationships whilst apart, reducing separation anxiety in children through interacting with the objects.

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