Tagged With_Archive 2009

~ in the fields

floc: skein

07|08 Alt-w Production Award - floc: skein

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

To describe a system means basically to construct a new one. Visualisations of flocking birds inhabit the sphere, surrounding the centre point. An imaginary winding thread is left in the bird's wake.

The observer, intrigued, approaches and triggers thoughts and poems. But these poems about flight will hide the birds, the very flight – and its own particular poetry. The observer can't change the system – the birds will always come back...

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The work 'factory' by cellist and composer Peter Gregson was commissioned to mark the 10th birthday of New Media Scotland. The work was premiered at the CCA Glasgow as part of the Alt-win.ning event on Thursday July 2nd 2009.

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Cut-Throat Bandits in the Paths of Fame

Colin Fraser | Cut-Throat Bandits in the Paths of Fame

Saturday 4th July to Tuesday 4th August 2009.

A re-engagement with the cultural and physical landscape of Edinburgh by imagining and enacting a geographical conversation with eight figures of the past.

Leaving a physical and virtual trail which others will be able to follow both during and after the project, these eight prominent characters will engage in a conversation both amongst themselves, but also with their followers on Twitter and Brightkite.

Robert Burns, Charles Darwin, Robert Fergusson,
David Hume, James Clerk Maxwell, Walter Scott,
Adam Smith & Robert Louis Stevenson.

Alt-win.ning | We Wear Wearables

Solar Vintage Parasol

Thursday 2nd July 2009, 8pm. £5
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

We've invited Sarah Kettley to curate a selection of wearable technology for use during the Alt-win.ning event. Sarah will introduce her own work and pieces by Stephen Barrass, Jo Hodge, Georgina Bavalia and Elena Corchero.

The wearables concept is based on the permanent integration of clothing and technology. Intelligent features and special fibres react in unconventional ways permiting clothes and accessories to serve a wider range of functions.

Alt-win.ning | Hannu Rajaniemi

Hannu Rajaniemi

Thursday 2nd July 2009, 8pm. £5
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Our second Alt-win.ning guest twitterist was Hannu Rajaniemi, an enterpreneur and science fiction writer who admits to spending too much time thinking about the future.

Born in Finland but has lived in Edinburgh for the last seven years, Hannu studied mathematics at the University of Oulu, Cambridge and Edinburgh University.

He holds a Ph.D. in string theory and is a co-founder of ThinkTank Maths Limited, a technology consultancy. We loved ' Unused Tomorrows and Other Stories' last year.

Alt-win.ning | Netwurker Mez

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Thursday 2nd July 2009, 8pm. £5
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

"Mez does for code poetry as jodi and Vuk Cosic have done for ASCII Art: Turning a great, but naively executed concept into something brilliant, paving the ground for a whole generation of digital artists." (Florian Cramer)

Following her remarkable residency that utilised the New Media Scotland Twitter stream in July 2008, we commissioned Netwurker Mez to create a new eight part piece of work especially for the Alt-win.ning event.

Takagi Masakatsu | Scott Pagano

1.618 by Scott Pagano, 2006.

17th-28th June 2009, Daily.
BBC Big Screen, Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SR

We were invited by the Edinburgh International Film Festival to present work in the social hub of the Delegate Centre. We've chosen to screen a selection of short films by Takagi Masakatsu and Scott Pagano.

We're thrilled that this work will also be seen on the BBC Big Screen in Edinburgh's Festival Square throughout the film festival, with a special back-to-back screening on the 25th June at 8pm.

Alt-win.ning | Peter Gregson

Peter Gregson

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Thursday 2nd July 2009, 8pm. £5
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

We are delighted that cellist Peter Gregson played four pieces from his new work 'factory' at our Cryptic Nights event. Commissioned by New Media Scotland, this premiere performance of the work accompanied a networked dance piece choreographed by Sue Hawksley in response to Distance Lab's Mutsugoto. Peter wore Aeolia stretch sensor wearables developed for him by Sarah Kettley.


Wendy McMurdo, 'Avatar (i)', 2009.

5th August to 5th September 2009, Wed-Sun, 10am-6pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Digital culture is pervasive and ever evolving. The Alt-w Fund supports experimentation with new media, as both artistic subject and as creative tool. The focus for 2008/09 was to support projects which dynamically engage audiences beyond the traditional screen.

Alex Hetherington, Benjamin Dembroski, Distance Lab, Emma Tolmie, FOUND, Wendy McMurdo & Paul Holmes, Sarah Kettley, Thomson & Craighead, ~ in the fields.

This exhibition reflects our information-rich world where attention is a commodity. As consumers we filter, as creators we share. In response, we forge new paths. These artists engage with these accelerated times and its dispersed networks of communication.

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Atmosphere | GFT's Birthday


Sunday 10th May 2009. From 12 noon onwards.
Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB

For the past 35 years, Glasgow Film Theatre has occupied a unique place in the cultural life of Glasgow. It's legendary predecessor the Cosmo would have had a birthday this May also, it’s 70th in fact.

So we're helping Mr Cosmo celebrate. There will be classic movies, behind the scenes tours, a chance to catch up with cast and crew plus a selection of atmospheric interactives in cinema one from yours truly.