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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.

Find out more below

Published in Arts News

The first ever Liverpool Knowledge Festival will take place from October 13-27th, and it's looking good, with talks, events and lectures, the Nanomedicine event looks interesting but it's invitation only. 

It's the first one and it's just what the city needs so a big thanks to the collaborative power of the the City Council, the city's three Universities, Liverpool Science Park and the Royal Liverpool University Hospitals for bringing it to us. 

Check out the programme below.

Published in News
Monday, 08 October 2012 13:40

Long Night of culture returns to Liverpool

It's back like some kind of cultural equinox in fact it is a cultural equinox and we'll be dancing around the fires and burning effigies of David Cameron, sorry that's what I'll be doing while you should all be out celebrating the fantastic cultural heritage of the city with tons of city wide free events to help you. Catch it on the 19 October.


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What you didn't come along! Well you really missed out on a cool weekend of open source technology and open source thinking - if you don't know what that is then you should have come along for sure. But at least you can catch Stephen Fry talking to the huge crowd who were there. 

Published in Tech News

webcast2AmbITion Scotland and Interactive Scotland are bringing the Scottish digital, cultural and creative sectors a spectacular line-up of speakers and thought leaders from across the digital spectrum at this year’s Turing Festival.

This year the Interactive Scotland@Turing conference theme is “Our Connected World”. You will hear from a line-up of international speakers who will address the opportunities and key issues facing businesses across a range of areas including the future of platforms, data analytics, the social graph and the emergence of developer tools. The thread running through the day is the wealth of connections and opportunities available around content, data and networks. Everyone who is making and sharing digital content will have something to learn.

Published in Arts News

emoto_logoemoto is a unique data art project that captures and visualises the emotional response to the London 2012 Olympic Games as medals are won and lost. Visit emoto as the events unfold to find out which athletes and topics are most discussed, or view all current messages related to the Games. emototracks Twitter for themes related to the Games, analyses the messages for content and emotional expressions, and visualise topics and tone of the conversation.

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Liverpool Biennial is seeking experienced and motivated individuals to join the team that will deliver the 7th edition of the UK Biennial of International Contemporary Art.

Published in Visual arts
Friday, 10 August 2012 14:47

AND Festival - Programme now available

andprogrammeIf 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.

Published in Visual arts

zig-lennon-suite-300x225Legendary photographer Bill Zygmant, famed for his images of musicians and celebrities including The Beatles, Bee Gees and Jimi Hendrix, wiil be showcasing his collection of photographs from next week at Penny Lane Gallery. 

Published in Visual arts

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A fantastic opportunity for organisations and individuals to learn why and how they should be using the most popular digital platforms around. Be guided through these valuable online resources and learn ways to use them more effectively, from websites, Facebook pages, Twitter, Youtube, Soundcloud and Audioboo, all these can play an important part in your work.

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