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project2891

Hello World

08|09 Alt-w R&D Award - Benjamin Dembroski
www.twentyeightninetyone.net

5th August to 5th September 2009, Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm.
Inspace, Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Project2891 is a system of devices, called nodes, which are capable of communicating with each other via the internet or other electronic means. All nodes exist individually as seperate artworks and also form elements a larger, networked installation.

The whole system is designed to be as modular as possible, allowing others to work with as much or as little of the components as they wish.

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Alt-w | A Short Film About War

Cycle 06 Alt-w Production Award
Thomson & Craighead
www.thomson-craighead.net

A documentary made entirely from information found on the world wide web. In ten short minutes viewers will be taken around the world to a variety of war zones as seen through the collective eyes of the online photo sharing community Flickr, and as witnessed by military and civilian bloggers.




Alt-w | Mutsugoto

Mutsugoto

Cycle 06 Alt-w Production Award - Tomoko Hayashi
www.tomokohayashi.com

12th May to 8th July 2018, Wed-Sun 10am-5pm, FREE.
City Art Centre, 2 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Mutsugoto is a prototype body-drawing communication device intended for people who find themselves in long distance relationships. It allows partners to communicate through the language of touch as expressed in light on the canvas of the human body.

A custom projection system allows the two users to draw on each other's bodies whilst they lie in bed. Drawings are transmitted live between their two locations, enabling a different kind of communication that leverages the emotional quality of physical gesture.

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

Alt-w | Gay Interest Beefcake

Gay Interest Beefcake (2008)

Auction ended Saturday 13th Sept 2008 at 7.30pm.
www.ebay.co.uk

Cycle 05 Alt-w Production Award - Nicky Bird
nickybird.com

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 | Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw

Deviant: The Possession of Christian Shaw

Cycle 02 Alt-w Production Award - Donna Leishman
collection.eliterature.org

Exploring the best known case of demonic possession in Scotland, this online work offers a rich narrative landscape for the user to browse: uncovering hidden scenarios while experiencing the story. Each leaf, cross and window could open a new path into the story, let yourself get lost inside.

This Flash based work was preserved with Ruffle by the Electronic Literature Lab, an initiative of the Electronic Literature Organisation in February 2021. The ELO collects works with important literary aspects that take advantage of the capabilities and contexts provided by the computer.

Broken Glass Harp

Broken Glass Harp (2006)

instantactionobject.org

Simon Richardson’s Broken Glass Harp (2006) is an elegant musical instrument created with great simplicity and playfulness. Sweeping the mouse across the screen recalls the mechanical fascination of the traditional music box.

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The Fallen Oak

The Fallen Oak (2006)

www.adus.org.uk

The Fallen Oak (2006) is a three dimensional ‘fly past’ of the HMS Royal Oak, the first battleship to be sunk in WWII with the loss of 833 sailors in Scapa Flow, Orkney. Chris Rowland’s work is concerned with re-tasking computer games technology. His company ADUS Ltd now make sonar surveys of archeological sites bringing us these high definition images from the depths of the sea which also includes the SMS Mark Graf and the SMS Köln.

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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
nickybird.com

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.

Madame I

Madame I

www.madamei.com

Beverley Hood's Madam I (2007) is a short animated film created for mobile phones. You can download it free of charge via Bluetooth onto your mobile device in the gallery. The work draws on a nineteenth century neurologist's archive documenting the condition of a patient, 'madame i', who had lost any awareness of her body. Having crossed an entire century this story eerily talks back to us about the gaps between perception and sensation.

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