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Alt-w Fund

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Initiated in Dundee by Scottish Screen, 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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Gay Interest Beefcake

Gay Interest Beefcake (2008)

www.ebay.co.uk
Auction ends Saturday 13th Sept 2008 at 7.30pm

Nicky Bird's new work Gay Interest Beefcake (2008) was put on display at the CCA as part of the Alt-w exhibition for the last ten days of the show. Created to accompany her work, Question for Seller (2006), this work was then sold in an eBay auction.

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Alt-w | Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw

Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw

Cycle 02 Alt-w Production Award - Donna Leishman
collection.eliterature.org

Exploring the best known case of demonic possession in Scotland, this online work offers a rich narrative landscape for the user to browse: uncovering hidden scenarios while experiencing the story. Each leaf, cross and window could open a new path into the story, let yourself get lost inside.

This work is archived in the Electronic Literature Collection, an initiative of the Electronic Literature Organisation. Based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, they collect works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the computer.

Broken Glass Harp

Broken Glass Harp (2006)

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Simon Richardson’s Broken Glass Harp (2006) is an elegant musical instrument created with great simplicity and playfulness. Sweeping the mouse across the screen recalls the mechanical fascination of the traditional music box.

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The Fallen Oak

The Fallen Oak (2006)

www.adus.org.uk

The Fallen Oak (2006) is a three dimensional ‘fly past’ of the HMS Royal Oak, the first battleship to be sunk in WWII with the loss of 833 sailors in Scapa Flow, Orkney. Chris Rowland’s work is concerned with re-tasking computer games technology. His company ADUS Ltd now make sonar surveys of archeological sites bringing us these high definition images from the depths of the sea which also includes the SMS Mark Graf and the SMS Köln.

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Madame I

Madame I

www.madamei.com

Beverley Hood's Madam I (2007) is a short animated film created for mobile phones. You can download it free of charge via Bluetooth onto your mobile device in the gallery. The work draws on a nineteenth century neurologist's archive documenting the condition of a patient, 'madame i', who had lost any awareness of her body. Having crossed an entire century this story eerily talks back to us about the gaps between perception and sensation.

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World Wide Wegg

Lucky Clucky

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Premiering at this year’s Alt-w exhibition is the biologically networked installation World Wide Wegg (2008) by Jaygo Bloom with Ian Campell and Paul Fernihough.

Hens living in a community farm in Edinburgh are networked with the CCA so that each time an egg gets laid a signal is sent to the web enabled toaster in motion providing gallery goers with hot toast for consumption. The same egg laying response generates a single random number, after six eggs are laid a lottery ticket is purchased online.

Not only that, on the breakfast table is a peck controlled iTunes soundsystem, each peck on the piezo mic' attached to the chicken feed bowl causes the 'Cock Rock Disco' playlist to skip forward a track playing perpetual flutterings of chicken inspired songs.

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Blowup

Blowup

1st Oct to 13th Nov 2011, Tues-Sat 10:30am-4:30pm
Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale, Shetland ZE2 9LW

Blowup is an interactive installation that uses performers, or the audience, to bring itself alive. The real-time video projection manipulates movement and redistributes it on a large screen, distorting the size of body parts in accordance with how fast they are moving.

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Alt-w: New Directions in Scottish Digital Culture

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CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
2nd Aug to 13th Sept 2008 / Tues to Sat 11am - 6pm

"Interesting, interactive. Excellent in comparison to other new media exhibitions across Europe"

Alt-w: New Directions in Scottish Digital Culture, presents a selection of work from Scottish based artists whose practice has been supported by the Alt-w Fund. These works have been brought together for the first time in an exhibition curated by New Media Scotland in collaboration with CCA.

Simon Biggs & Sue Hawksley / Nicky Bird / Jaygo Bloom / Alison Clifford / Henry Cruickshank / Gregor Dewar & Mark Vernon / Gair Dunlop / Simon Fildes & Katrina McPhersonn / Beverley Wood / Matt Hulse / Zoe Irvine / Nigel Johnson / Kapwani Kiwanga & Alan Brown / Torsten Lauschmann / Donna Leishman / Mandy McIntosh / Holger Mohaupt / Iain Morrison / Jason Nelson / Dan Norton / Andy Rice & Bill Duncan / Simon Richardson / Chris Rowland / Mel Woods / Simon Yuill

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