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LateLab | Fieldguide to Space

Fieldguide

Monday 11th March 2013, 11am-12pm.
SXSW Interactive, Austin, TX 78701, USA

Sunday 24th March 2013, 7 for 7.30pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Most of us dream about space exploration - but haven't yet touched those stars ourselves. Can earth science and other open data connect us physically and personally to the exploration of the universe? Can we adorn and decorate our lives with what we've learned from space?

Tonight we'll look at a variety of real space data and the international, cross-disciplinary collaborations that can discover its secrets. Experience that certain thrill when you know you're connected to something extraordinary like a space station flying overhead.

FULLY BOOKED

Alt-w | Citizens: Teasel and Scabious

Citizens: Teasel & Scabious

Saturday 10th November 2012, 12 - 1pm. £12
York St Mary's, Castlegate, York YO1 9RN

As part of the Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Lyndsay Mann has taken the true story of poet Pedro Garfias, briefly exiled in Scotland after the Spanish Civil War, and explores the nuances and dynamics of the obscene, in its literal meaning ‘out of the scene’.

The script is formed from interviews conducted with specialists from several fields. Engaging sculptural installation and hypnotic repetition, the film follows a conversation: silence and language, performance and rhythm, action and memory.

To book a festival day ticket click here.

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Alt-w | The Third Mind

The Third Mind | Matthew Collings

6th & 7th March 2013, 8pm. £5
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Created and programmed by composer Matthew Collings and visual artist Erik Parr, 'The Third Mind' is an interactive and generative audio-visual app and performance that will explore the idea of 'algorithmic cinema'.

Different temporal relationships between user and app will unfold over the course of the day, with further added sensitivity amplifying the interaction due to changes, for example, in their geographical location.

In a performance scenario the sound and visuals connect to one another via a constant data exchange, shifting content dynamically in response, whilst the audience adds more data and texture from live foley stations.

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Alt-w | Insight/Outsight

Dynamical System | Hannu Rajaniemi

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Hannu Rajaniemi & Samuel Halliday

This project will use data visualisation techniques to explore the private experience of insight as evoked by reading a specially written science fiction short story.

With each reading an 'insight map' begins to leave an imprint on the text that created it, using data acquired by electroencephalography and eye tracking technology.

Aiming to engage new audiences by adding a different dimension to the reading experience, the project will also add print-on-demand publishing to capture the experience.

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Alt-w | Pressed for Time

Pressed for Time

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Peggy Hughes, Padmini Ray Murray & Claire Stewart
electricbookshop.wordpress.com

A publishing time-machine, providing unexpected and immersive experiences for intrepid book readers. Using a combination of human interaction and artificial intelligence it will create custom 'books' that they can take away.

Comprising old and new media, electronics, programming, mechanical engineering and traditional craft, the installation that is the machine will gather open source material and produce a publication in one of many formats.

Physically and aesthetically, the machine represents an anachronistic mishmash of time periods of literature, printing and publishing. Created by the team who brought us the Electric Bookshop. Start your presses now.

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Alt-w | DIS-PLAY

Patrick Hickey

Monday 14th October 2013, 2-5pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

What do cockpit controls, radio alarm clocks, telephones and weapon launchers have in common? They've all used alphanumeric LED displays to speak to users. Let's make something new with all this fascinating history.

This half-term project will explore how information is displayed on solid state electronic displays, primarily focusing on Patrick Hickey's collection of vintage alphanumeric LED displays from the 1970s and 80s.

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Alt-w | The Thinking Machine

The Thinking Machine

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Hadi Mehrpouya & Robert Powell
robertpowellartist.website

1st to 30th August 2014, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

The Thinking Machine contains a vision of the whole world in miniature. A box full of delights from a collaboration between a computer programmer and an artist who wanted to look at the difference between the map, or the way we measure reality, and the terrain, reality itself.

By rearranging sculpted pieces on a board, participants influence the microcosm contained within a wooden casket. When viewed via portals and mirrors more whimsical influences unfold in the interior, meaning that no one really is in control. It's your turn to roll.

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Alt-w | Gadroon Bagette Cartouche

Gadroon Baguette Cartouche

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Calum Stirling
www.calumstirling.com

1st to 30th August 2014, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

A project to digitally produce an update of traditional Scottish cornicing and architectural ceiling moldings using data visualization techniques and CNC milling technology.

Taking stats, for example, from renewable energy outputs, red squirrel populations and the Scottish banking sector and translating it into elaborate sculptural ceilings.

A language of both discrete and overt design will represent digital data in provocative and mongrel forms. Subverting the traditional role of interior decoration as benign.

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Alt-w | Belief

Belief

27th January to 15th April 2017, Tue-Fri 11am-5pm.
Young Projects Gallery, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA

Cycle 08 Alt-w Festival Award
www.thomson-craighead.net

Thomson & Craighead have been shortlisted for the 2014 Nam June Paik Award, one of the foremost international prizes for media art. The accompanying exhibition is at the Mies van der Rohe designed Museen Haus Lange in Germany and features Belief, an Alt-w supported work.

Belief is a desktop documentary made from information found entirely on the worldwide web. In twelve minutes, this two-screen installation circumnavigates a globe of fragmented broadcasts about faith, all sourced from the video sharing community YouTube.

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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.