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Atmosphere | Koyaanisqatsi

Koyaanisqatsi

Friday 14th January 2011, 7.30 for 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

In the Hopi language, the word Koyaanisqatsi means "a state of life that calls for another way of living".

This film by Godfrey Reggio consists of footage of cities and natural landscapes across the USA. It contains no dialogue or narration. The story is told by juxtaposing images to startling music by Philip Glass.

Reggio says that "it's not for lack of love of the language that these films have no words. It's because, from my point of view, our language is in a state of vast humiliation. It no longer describes the world in which we live."

FULLY BOOKED

Eworical | David McAllister

The Eworical Call Centre

4th August to 4th September 2011, Wed-Sun, 12-8pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Picture a cross between an Ewok and and oracle and you get a teddy-bear-like hunter-gatherer who can find the answer to any question, that's an Eworical. Behind it's jewel like eyes lies a computer powered belly that envisions how sculpture may communicate in the future.

The three Eworicals together will use Skype and RSS feeds to power their search engine and call centre installation distributing their own particular blend of Star Wars and new age philosophy whilst they question the very fabric of the internet as a gateway to knowledge.

www.eworical.com

Spinning Bits

Spinning Bits

Cycle 07 Alt-w Production Award -
Andy Law & Mil Stricevic
www.opensq.com

15th November 2010 to 8th January 2011.
2010 Creativity World Forum, Oklahoma City, USA

19th Nov 2011 to 18th Feb 2012.
Talbot Rice Gallery, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh

The Secret Sounds of Spores

The Secret Sounds of Spores

09|10 Alt-w Production Award - Hickey & Seznec
www.nipht.com | www.theamazingrolo.net

20th-22nd January 2011, Daily 4-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Hidden under every mushroom, invisible to the naked eye, thousands of spores fall and are blown away by the tiniest current of wind.

Using lasers and computer technology Patrick Hickey & Yann Seznec have made these spores visible and audible, creating an installation that reveals the depth and beauty present in fungi.

Friday 21st January 2011, 7.30 for 8pm.
The Secret Sounds of Spores Spectacular!

FULLY BOOKED

48 hours | PechaKucha #13

PechaKucha

Friday 10th June 2011, 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.

It is curated in Edinburgh by Gordon Duffy, Principal of architecture practice Studio DuB. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.

FULLY BOOKED

Archive

Inspace

Informatics

Inspace closed on the 14th February 2014.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The University of Edinburgh's Inspace was home to a joint research partnership between the School of Informatics and New Media Scotland.

Inspace was a laboratory that explored the cultural significance of informatics and new media practice.

With each passing season, different programme catalysts were released enabling research, production, education and outreach activity.

Hands on dialogue and exchange unfolded through experiments, exhibitions, talks and performances.

Cybraphon | FOUND

Cybraphon

4th August to 4th September 2011, Wed-Sun, 12-8pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Inspired by early 19th century mechanical bands such as the nickekodeon, Cybraphon is an interactive version of a mechanical band in a box. We're delighted to welcome it's BAFTA winning divatastic self back to the lab, with new tunes and new speaking voice courtesy of Aidan Moffat.

Consisting of a series of robotic instruments housed in a large display case, Cybraphon behaves like a real band. Image conscious and emotional, the band’s performance is affected by online community opinion as it searches the web for reviews and comments about itself 24 hours a day.

facebook.com/cybra.phon

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.

www.shetlandarts.org