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LateLab | Upgrade!


Thursday 12th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Upgrade! is an international network of gatherings concerning art, technology and culture. At this LateLab we'll be exploring robotics, movement and image with artists and informaticians discussing their work.

Artists Nicole Heidtke & Stefan Baumberger of Edinburgh-based ~ in the fields will talk about their latest work in the context of the innugural Alt-w Design Informatics residency at Inspace which they have recently been awarded.

Prof. D K Arvind will talk about Speckled Computing which is a radical new concept in information technology. Subramanian Ramamoorthy will talk about autonomous decision making by robots in complex dynamic situations.


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LateLab | This happened...


Saturday 14th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

This happened is a series of events focusing on the stories behind interaction design. Tonight we present scent technician Erika Duffy, dancer Skye Reynolds, digital developer Ian Smith and researcher John Vines.

This happened delves into projects that exist today, how their concepts and production process can help inform future work. The Eris Ensemble will also premiere a new work by Tom Harrold for electronics and harpsichord.


LateLab | T100

Alan Turing

Wednesday 11th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

2012 marks the centenary of the birth of Alan Turing, regarded by many as the originator of modern computing. The T100 Twittest is based on the ‘Turing Test’ for artificial intelligence – re-imagined for the social media generation.

Twitter is perfect for this test as twitterers may not be who they claim to be: human, robot or Paris Hilton? To a background of wartime jazz from the Bill Fleming Quartet, the audience will have the chance to try the game.


LateLab | Electric Bookshop #6

The Electric Bookshop

Wednesday 4th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Ready for bed? For LateLab our electric curators Peggy, Padmini and Claire deliver an extra-special line-up of guests to explore the future of books, the written word and storytelling in the brave new world of the digital order.

David Benque will introduce his Infinite Adventure Machine, Adrian Hom from Six to Start will talk transmedia and Jon Ingold of Inkle Studios will bring Frankenstein to life. Substitute your Horlicks for a chilled cocktail.


LateLab | StitchLab

Bill Cunningham New York

Sunday 15th April 2012, 7pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

And finally... a little something for the new season, we introduce our annual fashion masterclass weekend - StitchLab. We’ve invited teams of participants from each fitting of The Stitch Lounge to collaborate with a muse.

Each muse has been drawn from the fields of science or technology. Teams will produce catwalk ready ensembles for or inspired by them. They will have just one weekend and only the materials and machines provided.

Join us at LateLab for catwalk and cocktails and an extra special screening of 'Bill Cunningham New York', a cinematic profile of the noted veteran photographer revealing his remarkable passion for faith and fashion.


Atmosphere | Brainstorm


Saturday 31st March 2012, 7:30 for 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Introducing our new season of research on belief, Douglas Trumbull's 1983 film recalls the tale of scientists who invent a technology that enables the experiences of one person to be recorded and played back in the mind & body of another.

Christopher Walken & Natalie Wood star in this race to confront the "scariest thing any of us will ever face" whilst the Military do their utmost to thwart them at every stage, whilst developing their own nefarious uses for 'The Hat'.

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Alt-w Shortcuts

Wendy McMurdo, 'Early Research Robot (i)', Digital Print, 2011

5th March to 15th June 2012.
Click here for Travelling Gallery dates & locations.

This touring exhibition showcases the work of artists whose practice has been supported by the Alt-w Fund. Each work represents some of the many different facets of new media practice encompassed within sculpture, drawing, film, animation, sound, photography, tapestry and installation.

~ in the fields/Donna Leishmann/David McAllister/Mandy McIntosh/Wendy McMurdo/Yann Seznec/Kirsty Stansfield/Thomson & Craighead/Simon Yuill

Atmosphere | The Big Bus

The Big Bus

2nd March 2012, 7:30 for 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Join us on the first ever non-stop nuclear powered bus from New York to Denver no less. We've A-list passengers, an oriental lounge, swimming pool and an on board gallery simply brimming with Scotland's finest new media art.

This 1976 cult classic spoofs the disaster movie genre with relish. Starring Stockard Channing and Joe Bologna at the mercy of a scheming tycoon plotting to stop the 'Cyclops' making it's final destination... in one piece.


The Stitch Lounge - FOR MEN ONLY

The Stitch Lounge

29th & 30th September 2012, 10am-10pm
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

The Stitch Lounge is our biannual open lab incorporating sewing machines and studio space for people to come together, share knowledge and make things. Timed to coincide with fashion weeks, we’ll take inspiration from the Autumn/Winter 2012 menswear collections from Paris.

For September our theme will be FOR MEN ONLY and as with previous Stitch Lounge events participants will have just one weekend and only the materials and machines provided to produce a collection of garments ready to strut on Sunday's stage.

To book a place click here.

Everyone is welcome to pop into the lab and see behind the scenes throughout the weekend or just join us for cocktails and catwalk on Sunday at 7:30pm. We'll also be screening of 'A Man's Story', a documentary about fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.

Supported by Singer

PechaKucha Edinburgh #18


Friday 29th June 2012, 8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo in February 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide.

It is curated in Edinburgh by Gordon Duffy, Principal of architecture practice Studio DuB. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.

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