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Moon

Moon

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Friday 25th June 2010, 8.30 for 9pm.

It's the near future, and astronaut Sam Bell is living on the far side of the moon. He's completing a three-year contract with Lunar Industries to mine for Earth’s new primary source of clean energy, Helium-3.

It's a solitary job, made harder by a broken satellite that allows no live communications home. Taped messages are all he can send and receive. The only real-time interaction is with GERTY, the station's robotic computer. He yearns to go home, but an accident uncovers a startling truth.

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A Matter of Life and Death

A Matter of Life and Death

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Saturday 26th June 2010, 8.30 for 9pm.

Returning to England from a bombing run in May 1945, RAF pilot Peter Carter's plane has been shot and his parachute damaged. He jumps, and awakes washed up on a beach. There was a mixup in heaven. It was his time to die, but his 'Conductor' missed him in thick fog over the Channel.

By the time the 'Conductor' catches him, Peter has fallen in love with June, an American radio operator. Peter figures that heaven owes him a second chance. The powers that be agree to a trial to decide his fate.

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Mon Oncle

Mon Oncle

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Sunday 27th June 2010, 8.30 for 9pm.

Jacques Tati returns as the bumbling yet lovable hero Monsieur Hulot running amok in the ultramodern home of his sister, and later his brother-in-law's plastic hose factory. A delightful satire of postwar France's obsession with mechanized living, modern architecture and rampant US-style consumerism. Pitfalls and pratfalls ensue, and nothing goes to plan.

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Dialogues | Fred Frith

Dialogues WoB

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Friday 21st May 2010, 8pm.

Our ninth Dialogues concert features the inimitable improvising guitarist Fred Frith. We are also delighted to be hosting the Edinburgh leg of Norwegian ensemble The Geordie Approach's summer tour. Fred will work with students on the MSc in Digital Composition and Performance and Sound Design over the weekend and there will be a second performance on Sunday night informally showing the fruits of their work together.

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Dialogues | Experiments with Geography

Dialogues WoB

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Thursday 6th May 2010, 7.30pm

Our eighth Dialogues concert takes a transdisciplinary sidestep into work of several artists who conspicuously use space and place to produce sound.

Jacob Kirkegaard will make his Scottish debut with Sabulation, an audio-visual work based on the so-called 'singing sands' in the deserts of Oman. Matt Rogalsky's performance will activate different spaces in the room using sounds recorded live from inside and outside the building. Buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo will present a work which uses difference and repetition to explore the performance space.

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Dialogues | Knuckle Biter

Knuckle Biter

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Fever Pitch

Fever Pitch

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
Friday 9th April 2010, 6.30pm. £6 | £4

Can robots detect emotions the way we do? Could they ever share them with us? Prof Jon Oberlander explores how machines might detect emotions in people. Come prepared to join the team, watch some sporting moments, and take part in a series of painless experiments!

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48 hours | Hack to the Future

Encounters | The Uncanny Valley

uncanny valley

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
16th April 2010, 6.30pm.

When is a smile not a smile? Things that are nearly – but not quite – like us, are somehow “uncanny”. There’s been a lot of progress recently in giving robots human-like heads and faces and humanoid bodies. But as soon they raise an eyebrow or try to crack a smile, we can tell they aren’t the real thing.

Professor Dave Perrett and Dr Sethu Vijayakumar explore what lies behind our fantastic skill at reading other people’s faces and imitating human motion. Whatever it is, it makes the roboticist’s job that much harder.

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Are 'Friends' Electric?

arefriendselectric

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB
31st March to 17th April 2010, Wed-Sun. 12-6pm.

Are 'Friends' Electric? is our 2010 Digital Media Studio Project delivered in collaboration with the School of Arts, Culture & Environment. We call this time #labtime. It's when we reveal the processes and products of our research, and you can help continue the exploration.

We're in laboratory mode, just in time for the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Interactive exhibits and performances have been created utilising the technology of Inspace. At at the heart of #labtime will be The Road to RoboCup. The School of Informatics is developing a team of fully autonomous humanoid robots to play football.

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