There are more workshops to come from Thiago and Rademes, the two Brazillian Techno artists who have been based at FACT Liverpool for the last 6 months or so. These are free, fun and informative so do check them out.
All of us know someone or have some mental health issues on some level. A failing capitalist society makes us very unhealthy indeed. We are in a time of 'hyper attentiveness', always being connected to a screen based world. It is also a time of great efficiency with our technology, a kind of Utopia.
It has taken twelve years to get this exhibition up and running at FACT. Originally it started out as a lecture in Germany in the late 90's at Munich University and now it has evolved into an exhibition first shown, in a reduced capacity, in Germany in 2000. There is also a 460 page book, only in German currently, with 900 illustrations where 20 experts contextualise the phenomemon and a 25 hour running time DVD Box set.
A new series of events from FACT Liverpool celebrates the importantce of knowledge sharing and are providing a perfect platform for those within the arts, acreative and digital sector to do it.
Interactive artwork Noisy Table, an augmented ping-pong table that makes music and sounds as games are played, arrives in FACT on 6th December.
Who better to test it out than some of the city's best-loved bands? Over the next 10 weeks 8 bands will compete to be crowned “Bats & Bleeps Ping-Pong Champion!” in a round robin ping-pong tournament. To launch Noisy Table and get the competition underway, FACT are incredibly happy to welcome Liverpool legends Clinic for an exclusive DJ set and atmospheric electronica artist Afternaut, who will be performing live.
It is no wonder that this artwork is coming to FACT as Mike Stubbs the artistic director at FACT has a Ping Pong table is his back room at home and never misses a chance to battle it out against any unsuspecting visitor - Pity the Watch Tower seller.
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This one day workshop at FACT aims to demonstrate how to use the FACT front LED window for making interactive games or any other creative work.The workshop will be led by Mar Canet who has developed an OpenFrameworks library which allows you to easily push content to the screen, and also allows you to gather inputs from a variety of devices such as a IR camera, XBOX controllers, audio, SMS, or probably any sensors that your imagination allows.
If you like your art and you like your technology then you will probably like your artechnology (made up word) - Yes it's that's time when the Abandon Normal Devices festival comes around. This year it's in Manchester but don't let that put you off as there will be a fine selection of work on offer, to challenge, inspre and hopefully meta confuse our notions of Winning.
It only lasts 5 Days so don't be a loser and get along as soon as you can.
Artists Brief: Baring Foundation and Your Housing Sheltered Scheme Project.
tenantspin are working with the Baring Foundation and Your Housing sheltered scheme residents to create a special project which addresses the digital divide and becoming even more creative as we age. We are looking to recruit an artist who can inspire and engage with older people and technology - http://www.fact.co.uk/get-
Sheltered housing residents will take to the stage next week as part of a musical and technology initiative entitled Connected: From Gaslight to Satellite. All part of the fantastic tenantspin’s programme at FACT.
The Positive People’s Platform are a group of over-50s residents from Sheltered Housing Schemes from across Liverpool, they have been working with tenantspin, FACT and professional artists to create a musical that tells some of their tales, woes and experiences of technology.
The project is being delivered in partnership with Liverpool Mutual Homes, the Positive People’s Platform and will bring guests together for an evening of musical and technological entertainment.