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EIFF 2013 | Dummy Jim

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20th & 21st June 2013. £9 (£7.50)
Cineworld, Fountain Park, Dundee Street, EH11 1AF

In May 1951, deaf James Duthie cycled alone from his Scottish fishing village to the Arctic Circle. He published his account of his three-month journey in the book 'I Cycled into the Arctic Circle'.

The book became the inspiration for this unique mixture of documentary, fiction, and playful visual poetry, set to an exceptional musical score. Screenings will be followed by a Q&A with British Sign Language interpretation.

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Alt-w | Cybraphon

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Cycle 06 Alt-w Production Award -
FOUND
Ziggy Campbell, Simon Kirby and Tommy Perman

Daily 10am-5pm.
National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh

Cybraphon, the autonomous emotional robot band, is now part of the National Museum of Scotland's collection. The artist collective FOUND gifted Cybraphon to the nation in 2013. It can now be seen as a key bridging work between the new art & design and science & technology galleries.

Cybraphon obsessively googles itself every 15 seconds to see how popular it is. The results affect its emotional state which in turn affects its playing style. Twenty-five antique instruments and 60 robotic actuators then play music that FOUND has composed for each emotion.

Alt-w | Modern Edinburgh Film School

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Saturday 25th May 2013, 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Modern Edinburgh Film School presents an expanded cinema event with a preface by Alex Hetherington. Claire Denis’ masterpiece 'Beau Travail' will screen alongside Bobby Niven’s short film 'ISLAND'. In addition an essay 'Blood and Sand' by Hannah McGill will be read live by the performance and visual artist Catherine Street.

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LateLab | Fieldguide to Space

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Monday 11th March 2013, 11am-12pm.
SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Sunday 24th March 2013, 7 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Most of us dream about space exploration - but haven't yet touched those stars ourselves. Can earth science and other open data connect us physically and personally to the exploration of the universe? Can we adorn and decorate our lives with what we've learned from space?

Tonight we'll look at a variety of real space data and the international, cross-disciplinary collaborations that can discover its secrets. Experience that certain thrill when you know you're connected to something extraordinary like a space station flying overhead.

FULLY BOOKED

Alt-w | Citizens: Teasel and Scabious

Citizens: Teasel & Scabious

Saturday 10th November 2012, 12 - 1pm. £12
York St Mary's, Castlegate, York YO1 9RN

As part of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Lyndsay Mann has taken the true story of poet Pedro Garfias, briefly exiled in Scotland after the Spanish Civil War, and explores the nuances and dynamics of the obscene, in its literal meaning ‘out of the scene’.

The script is formed from interviews conducted with specialists from several fields. Engaging sculptural installation and hypnotic repetition, the film follows a conversation: silence and language, performance and rhythm, action and memory.

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Alt-w | The Third Mind

The Third Mind | Matthew Collings

6th & 7th March 2013, 8pm. £5
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Created and programmed by composer Matthew Collings and visual artist Erik Parr, 'The Third Mind' is an interactive and generative audio-visual app and performance that will explore the idea of 'algorithmic cinema'.

Different temporal relationships between user and app will unfold over the course of the day, with further added sensitivity amplifying the interaction due to changes, for example, in their geographical location.

In a performance scenario the sound and visuals connect to one another via a constant data exchange, shifting content dynamically in response, whilst the audience adds more data and texture from live foley stations.

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Alt-w | Insight/Outsight

Dynamical System | Hannu Rajaniemi

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Hannu Rajaniemi & Samuel Halliday

This project will use data visualisation techniques to explore the private experience of insight as evoked by reading a specially written science fiction short story.

With each reading an 'insight map' begins to leave an imprint on the text that created it, using data acquired by electroencephalography and eye tracking technology.

Aiming to engage new audiences by adding a different dimension to the reading experience, the project will also add print-on-demand publishing to capture the experience.

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Alt-w | Pressed for Time

Pressed for Time

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Peggy Hughes, Padmini Ray Murray & Claire Stewart
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A publishing time-machine, providing unexpected and immersive experiences for intrepid book readers. Using a combination of human interaction and artificial intelligence it will create custom 'books' that they can take away.

Comprising old and new media, electronics, programming, mechanical engineering and traditional craft, the installation that is the machine will gather open source material and produce a publication in one of many formats.

Physically and aesthetically, the machine represents an anachronistic mishmash of time periods of literature, printing and publishing. Created by the team who brought us the Electric Bookshop. Start your presses now.

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Alt-w | DIS-PLAY

Patrick Hickey

Monday 14th October 2013, 2-5pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

What do cockpit controls, radio alarm clocks, telephones and weapon launchers have in common? They've all used alphanumeric LED displays to speak to users. Let's make something new with all this fascinating history.

This half-term project will explore how information is displayed on solid state electronic displays, primarily focusing on Patrick Hickey's collection of vintage alphanumeric LED displays from the 1970s and 80s.

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Alt-w | The Thinking Machine

The Thinking Machine

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Hadi Mehrpouya & Robert Powell
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1st to 30th August 2014, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

The Thinking Machine contains a vision of the whole world in miniature. A box full of delights from a collaboration between a computer programmer and an artist who wanted to look at the difference between the map, or the way we measure reality, and the terrain, reality itself.

By rearranging sculpted pieces on a board, participants influence the microcosm contained within a wooden casket. When viewed via portals and mirrors more whimsical influences unfold in the interior, meaning that no one really is in control. It's your turn to roll.

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