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Alt-w | Front

Donna Leishman, Front (2014)

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
Donna Leishman
www.6amhoover.com/front

A fictitious cautionary tale, set within the world of social media.Through an interface (based on the familiar layout and hierarchy of Facebook) Daphne, our protagonist shares her predilections, thoughts and volumes of meticulously crafted selfies.

She has excellent taste (her Front friends tell her so), she is ‘liked’ by many, but all is not as it seems.The edit that is her 'timeline' - updates with new pictures, videos and music - all of which, if listened to and looked at closely, reveal anxiety and insecurity warning signs.

Click here to view online.

Alt-w | Sagacity

Sagacity, Aidan Moesby.

Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award - Small Society Lab
aidanmoesby.co.uk

The Small Society Lab at Dundee Contemporary Arts worked with artist Aidan Moesby to construct a reflexive barometer of wellbeing, initially for Dundee, that provides a space – real, imagined or virtual – to reflect on ‘how things are’ and how can they be maintained or improved.

The Print Studio at DCA have produced a limited edition version of 'The Periodic Table of Emotions.' This edition of 118, referencing the number of chemical elements, is in archival pigment on 308gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag®, sized 72cm x 111.5 cm, and priced at £132 inc VAT.

Alt-w | a journey to the clouds

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Cycle 09 Alt-w Production Award -
~ in the fields
www.in-the-fields.org

This physical installation is for a young audience of age group 8 to 13 years. There is a room covered by a filigree dome, a praxinoscope and a moss garden. It's a story walked into to uncover wonders, a journey to send problems away, and a space of wellbeing for children.

Working with sight, hearing, smell and touch, the artist collective have used their own sense of the elements to create a space in which children can feel relaxed and inspired. It's a world to tell their tale one step at a time, where something hidden can be found.

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Jon Rogers | Fieldguide to Space

StarLight

16th to 22nd September 2013, daily 10am-6pm.
Imperial College, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ

As the final part of the Alt-w funded 'Fieldguide to Space' StarLight is a collaboration with Swedish lighting manufacturer Wästberg at the London Design Festival.

In 2009 NASA launched the Kepler space observatory to look at the light from far off stars and interpret their flickering and pulsing to discover habitable planets.

StarLight uses open-data to allow people to replay the light that originated from stars light-years away, giving them a sense of connectedness to those stars.

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Alt-w | 9 Volt Project

Alan Brown | 9 Volt Project

2nd to 31st August 2013, Fri-Sat, 12-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Edinburgh-based Alan Brown is a visual artist who works with installation, moving image and technology. He creates ingenious examples of device art that deal with the modes and difficulties of human communication.

In our globalised world, where new technology and social media determine much of how we exchange information and talk with each other, Alan Brown explores old media such as morse code through his artisan electronica.

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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.

To purchase a ticket click here.

Alt-w | Cybraphon

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

Cybraphon is not currently on display.
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.

To book a ticket click here.

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