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Alt-w | The Third Mind

The Third Mind | Matthew Collings

6th & 7th March 2013, 8pm. £5
CCA, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JD

Created and programmed by composer Matthew Collings and visual artist Erik Parr, 'The Third Mind' is an interactive and generative audio-visual app and performance that will explore the idea of 'algorithmic cinema'.

Different temporal relationships between user and app will unfold over the course of the day, with further added sensitivity amplifying the interaction due to changes, for example, in their geographical location.

In a performance scenario the sound and visuals connect to one another via a constant data exchange, shifting content dynamically in response, whilst the audience adds more data and texture from live foley stations.


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Alt-w | Insight/Outsight

Dynamical System | Hannu Rajaniemi

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Hannu Rajaniemi & Samuel Halliday

This project will use data visualisation techniques to explore the private experience of insight as evoked by reading a specially written science fiction short story.

With each reading an 'insight map' begins to leave an imprint on the text that created it, using data acquired by electroencephalography and eye tracking technology.

Aiming to engage new audiences by adding a different dimension to the reading experience, the project will also add print-on-demand publishing to capture the experience.

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Alt-w | Pressed for Time

Pressed for Time

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Peggy Hughes, Padmini Ray Murray & Claire Stewart

A publishing time-machine, providing unexpected and immersive experiences for intrepid book readers. Using a combination of human interaction and artificial intelligence it will create custom 'books' that they can take away.

Comprising old and new media, electronics, programming, mechanical engineering and traditional craft, the installation that is the machine will gather open source material and produce a publication in one of many formats.

Physically and aesthetically, the machine represents an anachronistic mishmash of time periods of literature, printing and publishing. Created by the team who brought us the Electric Bookshop. Start your presses now.

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Alt-w | DIS-PLAY

Patrick Hickey

Monday 14th October 2013, 2-5pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

What do cockpit controls, radio alarm clocks, telephones and weapon launchers have in common? They've all used alphanumeric LED displays to speak to users. Let's make something new with all this fascinating history.

This half-term project will explore how information is displayed on solid state electronic displays, primarily focusing on Patrick Hickey's collection of vintage alphanumeric LED displays from the 1970s and 80s.

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Alt-w | The Thinking Machine

The Thinking Machine

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Hadi Mehrpouya & Robert Powell

1st to 30th August 2014, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

The Thinking Machine contains a vision of the whole world in miniature. A box full of delights from a collaboration between a computer programmer and an artist who wanted to look at the difference between the map, or the way we measure reality, and the terrain, reality itself.

By rearranging sculpted pieces on a board, participants influence the microcosm contained within a wooden casket. When viewed via portals and mirrors more whimsical influences unfold in the interior, meaning that no one really is in control. It's your turn to roll.

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Alt-w | Gadroon Bagette Cartouche

Gadroon Baguette Cartouche

Cycle 08 Alt-w Production Award -
Calum Stirling

1st to 30th August 2014, Tue-Sat 10am-4pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

A project to digitally produce an update of traditional Scottish cornicing and architectural ceiling moldings using data visualization techniques and CNC milling technology.

Taking stats, for example, from renewable energy outputs, red squirrel populations and the Scottish banking sector and translating it into elaborate sculptural ceilings.

A language of both discrete and overt design will represent digital data in provocative and mongrel forms. Subverting the traditional role of interior decoration as benign.

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Alt-w | Belief


27th January to 15th April 2017, Tue-Fri 11am-5pm.
Young Projects Gallery, West Hollywood, CA 90069, USA

Cycle 08 Alt-w Festival Award

Thomson & Craighead have been shortlisted for the 2014 Nam June Paik Award, one of the foremost international prizes for media art. The accompanying exhibition is at the Mies van der Rohe designed Museen Haus Lange in Germany and features Belief, an Alt-w supported work.

Belief is a desktop documentary made from information found entirely on the worldwide web. In twelve minutes, this two-screen installation circumnavigates a globe of fragmented broadcasts about faith, all sourced from the video sharing community YouTube.

~ in the fields

Agostino Ramelli bookwheel

2nd August to 2nd September 2012, Wed-Sun, 12-8pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

~ in the fields reinvent old media, modify ancient, odd machines and play with optical toys. They found the starting point for this exhibition on the Shetland Islands leading them to investigate the very elements and definition of Scottish landscape and seascape.

This body of work takes on the old notions of observation, research and (dis)play. In two of their installations, the artists have chosen to make particular reference to the aquariums of Victorian oceanographic scientists and the 16th century bookwheel of Agostino Ramelli.

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

SXSW Interactive

SXSW Interactive

Thursday 9th February 2012, 8-9pm.
Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

Can Printed Electronics Save the Music Industry?

In this exclusive preview of a panel presentation to be given at SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas this March, we are delighted to welcome Jon Rogers from the University of Dundee, Kate Stone from Novalia, Pete Thomas from Uniform and Tommy Perman from FOUND.

Printed Electronics is an emerging technology with the potential to change how we interact. We can now reliably print basic electronic components onto paper and card; and when connected to conventional electronics, has the potential to re-connect digital to physical.