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~ in the fields

Agostino Ramelli bookwheel

2nd August to 2nd September 2012, Wed-Sun, 12-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

~ in the fields reinvent old media, modify ancient, odd machines and play with optical toys. They found the starting point for this exhibition on the Shetland Islands leading them to investigate the very elements and definition of Scottish landscape and seascape.

This body of work takes on the old notions of observation, research and (dis)play. In two of their installations, the artists have chosen to make particular reference to the aquariums of Victorian oceanographic scientists and the 16th century bookwheel of Agostino Ramelli.

Alt-w Shortcuts

Wendy McMurdo, 'Early Research Robot (i)', Digital Print, 2011

5th March to 15th June 2012.
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This touring exhibition showcases the work of artists whose practice has been supported by the Alt-w Fund. Each work represents some of the many different facets of new media practice encompassed within sculpture, drawing, film, animation, sound, photography, tapestry and installation.

~ in the fields/Donna Leishmann/David McAllister/Mandy McIntosh/Wendy McMurdo/Yann Seznec/Kirsty Stansfield/Thomson & Craighead/Simon Yuill

SXSW Interactive

SXSW Interactive

Thursday 9th February 2012, 8-9pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Can Printed Electronics Save the Music Industry?

In this exclusive preview of a panel presentation to be given at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas this March, we are delighted to welcome Jon Rogers from the University of Dundee, Kate Stone from Novalia, Pete Thomas from Uniform and Tommy Perman from FOUND.

Printed Electronics is an emerging technology with the potential to change how we interact. We can now reliably print basic electronic components onto paper and card; and when connected to conventional electronics, has the potential to re-connect digital to physical.


Electric Bookshop #5

The Electric Bookshop

Thursday 26th January 2012, 6.30-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Electric Bookshop 5 is back for another evening of booksperimentation, bellinis and beyond-brilliant guests. This chapter, we're setting stories free from pages and exploring the possibilities of non-linear narrative.

We welcome singer songwriter Aidan Moffat and we'll hear more about his current #unravel collaboration with FOUND. Aidan will read extracts from the work which is being produced in a residency with New Media Scotland.

Chris Meade is director of if:book, an organisation dedicated to the possibilities of books and the potential of reading. We'll be discussing how the way we related to the printed word is being transformed by technology.




Thursday 19th January 2012, 8-9pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

At this event, Simon Kirby of FOUND will introduce the ideas and technology behind their new work with Aidan Moffat entitled #unravel that is currently being developed in a six week Vital Spark residency with New Media Scotland.

He will be joined by Andy Clark, Professor of Logic & Metaphysics at the University Of Edinburgh's School of Philosophy. This will be the first time for the public to hear how #unravel sounds as it explores non-linear storytelling.


Alt-w | #UNRAVEL


8th to 17th November 2012, 11am-6pm.
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

#UNRAVEL is a new work by FOUND and Aidan Moffat completed during a residency with New Media Scotland. This collection of devices forms a reactive sound installation in which visitors can unravel the truth about a narrator’s life by playing records from his collection.

A record player then controls a series of custom musical instruments. These self-playing instruments soundtrack the story of the narrator as he recounts a memory from his life. Each record represents a different memory, but they sound different every time they are played.

Alt-w | Cycle 07


Production Awards

Alt-w | Cycle 06


Production Awards

Atmosphere | Memento


12th January 2012, 7:30 for 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

To launch their six week Vital Spark residency with us, FOUND have chosen Christopher Nolan's non-linear chronicle of a man who can no longer build new memories, a case of anterograde amnesia.

Using Polaroids, notes and tattoos he attempts to avenge the murder of his wife, the act of which was the last thing he remembers. The film will be presented both 'forwards' and chronologically for two audiences simultaneously.



Spinning Bits

19th Nov 2011 to 18th Feb 2012. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm.
Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh

In 2011 the University of Edinburgh celebrates the tercentenary of David Hume. In this context Talbot Rice Gallery has put beauty in the frame with an exhibition exploring taste and subjectivity in the visual arts.

The premise is simple: artists, individuals and organisations across Scotland were invited to nominate a work of art they consider to be beautiful. We chose Alt-w funded 'Spinning Bits' by Andy Law & Mil Stricevic.