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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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Alt-w | Soulight

Soulight

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
Musemantik
www.musemantik.com

Music can entertain, and make film and other media a true emotional journey. But it can also affect our mood, resonate with what we feel, and lead us to well-being. Download the Soulight app to create personalised musical journeys.

Embodying interdisciplinary concepts from artificial intelligence, music therapy, mindfulness and positive psychology, Soulight helps boost emotional wellbeing, prevent anxiety and stress, and alleviate depression.

soulightapp.com

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Alt-w | Lightlog

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
Gary Martin
lightlogproject.org

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Alt-w | Front

Donna Leishman, Front (2014)

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
Donna Leishman
www.6amhoover.com/front

A fictitious cautionary tale, set within the world of social media.Through an interface (based on the familiar layout and hierarchy of Facebook) Daphne, our protagonist shares her predilections, thoughts and volumes of meticulously crafted selfies.

She has excellent taste (her Front friends tell her so), she is ‘liked’ by many, but all is not as it seems.The edit that is her 'timeline' - updates with new pictures, videos and music - all of which, if listened to and looked at closely, reveal anxiety and insecurity warning signs.

Click here to view online.

Alt-w | Sagacity

Sagacity, Aidan Moesby.

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award - Small Society Lab
aidanmoesby.co.uk

The Small Society Lab at Dundee Contemporary Arts worked with artist Aidan Moesby to construct a reflexive barometer of wellbeing, initially for Dundee, that provides a space – real, imagined or virtual – to reflect on ‘how things are’ and how can they be maintained or improved.

'The Periodic Table of Emotions' has gone on to create multiple visible manifestations of the attitude and mood of many different people and places including hospitals, nurturing a myriad of ongoing personal connections. Use #readbedfeels to engage with the work on Twitter.

Alt-w | a journey to the clouds

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Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
~ in the fields
www.in-the-fields.org

This physical installation is for a young audience of age group 8 to 13 years. There is a room covered by a filigree dome, a praxinoscope and a moss garden. It's a story walked into to uncover wonders, a journey to send problems away, and a space of wellbeing for children.

Working with sight, hearing, smell and touch, the artist collective have used their own sense of the elements to create a space in which children can feel relaxed and inspired. It's a world to tell their tale one step at a time, where something hidden can be found.

Alt-w | Cycle 09

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Jon Rogers | Fieldguide to Space

StarLight

16th to 22nd September 2013, daily 10am-6pm.
Imperial College, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ

As the final part of the Alt-w funded 'Fieldguide to Space' StarLight is a collaboration with Swedish lighting manufacturer Wästberg at the London Design Festival.

In 2009 NASA launched the Kepler space observatory to look at the light from far off stars and interpret their flickering and pulsing to discover habitable planets.

StarLight uses open-data to allow people to replay the light that originated from stars light-years away, giving them a sense of connectedness to those stars.

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Alt-w | 9 Volt Project

Alan Brown | 9 Volt Project

2nd to 31st August 2013, Fri-Sat, 12-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Edinburgh-based Alan Brown is a visual artist who works with installation, moving image and technology. He creates ingenious examples of device art that deal with the modes and difficulties of human communication.

In our globalised world, where new technology and social media determine much of how we exchange information and talk with each other, Alan Brown explores old media such as morse code through his artisan electronica.

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Alt-w | Cycle 08

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