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48 hours | 2colours


26th & 27th November 2011, 12-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

2colours is a collaboration with Jacob Birge from ECA, combining fashion, sound design, graphics and video installation. Over the forty eight hours he will present two fashion collections, followed by live music performances.

Jacob will divide all the activities that make up the weekend into a red day and a blue day, utilising all of the technology of Inspace to present his work, including 3D projection elements. Expect something extraordinary.

Add to the wait list here.

48 hours | 3rd Spanish Short Film Festival

3rd Spanish Short Film Festival

Friday 4th November 2011, 8pm. £5
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Señoras and caballeros, CinemaAttic are delighted to welcome you to the 3rd Spanish Short Film Festival. We promise to open your eyes to a new understanding of beauty, and take a peek at diversity and expressiveness.

Delicately shot, profoundly moving and previously unseen in the UK, our selection includes the lastest from internationally acclaimed Irene Zoé Alameda, gems from the Basque Film Archive and a 2011 BAFTA winner.


I Know Where I'm Going | Partners

I Know Where I'm Going

St. Kildan's

23rd & 24th November 2011. £250|£150
Informatics Forum, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Click here for live conference stream.

At a time of economic crisis and environmental threat, countries everywhere are seeking to address the dual challenges of maximising the economic value of their natural and cultural heritage while protecting and preserving that heritage.

This international conference will focus on the potential created by new technologies for creating high-quality, remote-access visitor experiences for World Heritage Sites and other sites of cultural, historical and natural significance where physical access must be restricted.


Man High

Man High

Saturday 24th September 2011, 3pm & 7:30pm
City Halls, 100 Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ

On 16 August 1960 at 07:00, Joseph Kittinger, kitted up in a pressurized suit and parachute, stood 32 km above the New Mexico desert, on the edge of space, racing upwards in an open gondola attached to a hot air balloon.

Then… he stepped out and for the next 13 minutes 45 seconds he fell to earth. He traveled at speeds approaching 614 mph breaking the sound barrier and reaching terminal velocity.

His story has inspired the creation of 'Man High', a specially commissioned film and music piece that's the result of a collaboration between Stephen Deazley, Martin Parker and Andy McGregor.

To purchase a ticket click here.

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The Stitch Lounge

The Stitch Lounge

24th & 25th September 2011, 10am-6pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The Stitch Lounge is our quarterly open lab incorporating sewing machines and studio space for people to come together, share knowledge and experiment with fabric.

The lab boasts ten sparkling Singer machines, cutting table, rolls of white, bright and bold fabrics and a lounge area stacked with books, all aiming to satisfy and stimulate.

Over afternoon tea, provided by Ziggy's Really Good Food, seamstress Marise Bucukoglu and artist Kristina Johansen will demonstrate bespoke techniques at 4pm each day.


Nikodama | Ryota Kuwakubo


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

Ryota Kuwakubo creates devices that spark the imagination. There are simple, elegant and explore the relationships between user and machine, analog and digital, and how we manipulate data as it's transmitted and received. His breakthrough project was 'Bitman' (1998-99).

Here he presents 'Nikodama' (2010), mass produced sets of synchronised blinking eyes that can turn an inanimate object into a friendly face. They continue our ongoing research at Inspace into the anthropomorphisation of the non-human which began with 'Cybraphon' (2009).

Tenori-On | Toshio Iwai

Tenori-on | Illustration: Peter Bennett

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

Developed in collaboration with Yamaha, the Tenori-on is a musical instrument consisting of a 16x16 grid of illuminated push button switches that can be activated in different ways to create an ever evolving soundscape.

Toshio Iwai's work is focused on the relationship between sound and image. As an artist he has led the creation of a number of commercialy successful video games, Elektroplankton for the Nintendo DS being a key example.

His work is intricate yet simple. It beguiles and absorbs. He takes the technology to hand from flip books to grand pianos to games consoles and creates something magical through a cocktail of media, machines and you.

Morpho Tower | Sachiko Kodama

Morpho Tower

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

Ferrofluids are liquids which becomes strongly magnetised in the presence of a magnetic field. This 'normal-field instability' is shown in the formation of regular patterns of peaks and valleys making the liquid seemingly solid.

The dynamic movement of ferrofluids is central to the work of artist Sachiko Kodama. The elegant result is a high-tech version of 'Hakoniwa' or boxes containing small replicas of objects and landscapes taken from the real world.

This mimicking of natural phenomena is known in Japan as 'mitate' but this work mimics an other worldliness that helps us understand the occurrence of the alien in natural shapes such as sea urchins and tornados.

Pikaremin | Kaseo


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

The practice of circuit bending is when the circuits inside electronic devices are customised to create new musical or visual instruments and sound generators. In this instance the artist Kaseo has created a theremin from a child's toy.

Not just any toy however, this is the one and only Pikachu from the Pokémon media franchise of computer games, trading cards and animations. Pikachu stores up electricity in its cheeks for release as lightening attacks in battle.

Kaseo has created an army of circuit-bent Pikachus for his live performances. Here he has added a potentiometer, sound modulator and a photo-electric sensor in the guise of a tongue piercing to transform our former mascot.