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Alt-w Exhibition Site of the Day Programme

Dummy Jim (2008)

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Alt-w | Cycle 05


Production Awards

Upgrade! Scotland: Jaygo Bloom

Standing Other Stones

Standing Other Stones

Scottish Book Trust, 55 High Street, EH1 1SR
Saturday 25th October 2008, 10am - 6pm

This one-day workshop at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival took a look at traditional stone worship and its modern manifestations.

Stones are pretty durable - they have been around for a good while. Yet despite their apparent hardness, they have been quietly absorbing a whole range of human behaviour over the years, some of it serious and enlightened, and some of it downright outrageous and crazy. Ordinary folk, drunkards, kings, gods and spirits have all devoted time and attention to these seemingly silent objects.

Everyone has the potential to develop a special relation to a stone of their own choosing, be it standing or lying, polished or rugged, urban or rural. Focusing on a selection of urban stones, the participants discovered alternative methods of storytelling relating to the worship of ancient stones and their contemporary alternatives.

Convergent Conversations

Informatics Forum: Bennetts Associates (2003-2008)

Informatics Forum, 10 Chrichton Street, EH8 9AB
Saturday 27th September 2008, 5-7pm

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When an artist-inventor and an engineering entrepreneur started talking over an arresting image of copper dendrite, little did they realise that it would lead them into a series of creative collaborations.

Rounding off Doors Open Day in Edinburgh, Richard Brown, Research Artist-in-Residence in the School of Informatics at Edinburgh University and Professor Michael Kozicki of Arizona State University and founder of Axon Technologies Corporation will be in conversation for this free public talk. Join us and find out just what happened next and discover more about the creative process in art, science and business.

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Alt-w | Gay Interest Beefcake

Gay Interest Beefcake (2008)

Auction ended Saturday 13th Sept 2008 at 7.30pm.

Cycle 05 Alt-w Production Award - Nicky Bird

Nicky Bird's work Gay Interest Beefcake (2008) was put on display at the CCA in Glasgow for the last ten days of the Alt-w: New Directions in Scottish Digital Culture exhibition. Created to accompany her other work, Question for Seller (2006), this work was then sold in an eBay auction.

Made up of old family photographs first won on eBay, the album is comprised of three small lots all purchased from the same seller. The name of the work is taken from the statements of the seller who has speculated on the lifestyle of a distant relative seen in the photographs.

Alt-w Closing Event Documentation

CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
Saturday 13th September 2008, 7-9pm

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A-Life (2006)


The interactive installation A-Life (2006) reveals the incredible complexity which evolves from simple systems. Drawing inspiration from John Conway’s ‘Game of Life,’ Nigel Johnson’s work incorporates elements of artificial intelligence, cellular automata and computer gaming. Left to its own devices the process will follow its path through
generations of life and death where a cell’s destiny is governed by how many neighbors it has.

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Sun Bed City

Sun Bed City (2001)


Mandy McIntosh’s Sun Bed City (2001-2008) explores the proliferation of tanning salons in Glasgow and Tokyo. She revisits this work with the graphic slogan "All our beds have been re-tubed" producing three new digital drawings which reference Egyptian gods of death and a 29 year old mother of two, who tragically died of skin cancer after using sun beds twice a day for seven years.

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Alt-w | Question for Seller

Question for Seller (2006)

2nd Aug to 13th Sept 2008, Tue-Sat 11am-6pm. FREE
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Cycle 04 Alt-w Production Award - Nicky Bird

Nicky Bird's Question for Seller (2006) playfully explores family photographs and online commerce. Using the auction site eBay the artist collected vintage photographs, combined them into a book which was resold on eBay.

A new book, Gay Interest Beefcake (2008) has been made to join Question for Seller and will be sold in a ten day eBay auction closing at the end of the Alt-w: New Directions in Scottish Digital Culture exhibition at the CCA in Glasgow.