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.
A couple of items have come up on my Rights and IP radar, first off is this Building Digital Capacity for the Arts seminar from Arts Council England coming up on the 9th July in London. The event is aimed at arts and arts organisatons and aims to:
• outline the range of different elements of IP involved in artistic content
• share insights into different approaches to securing and clearing rights
• develop delegates’ understanding of the issues and potential solutions to rights clearances
Secondly the video from the Who Owns It seminar at FACT on the 12th June is now available to consume online. With talks by Ben Prangell a lawyer from Shipley IP and Joscelyn Upendran a lawer from Creative Commons UK.
AND festival preview events 22- 23 June 2012
Abandon Normal Devices Festival heads back to Manchester during the Olympic summer, with an eclectic programme of art, new cinema and digital culture.Celebrations begin with the AND Festival Preview, Fri 22 - Sat 23 Jun, timed to coincide with the Manchester leg of the Olympic Torch Relay.
What is labour in the contemporary media economy and how might it be paid for? What are some of the issues that arts institutions and media workers face with regards to intellectual property?
Who Owns It? is a
Watch the Video below from Dan Lynch to find out more.
LightNight Friday 18 May 4pm - late at various venues across Liverpool city centre
Over 70 events FREE
Following Liverpool’s giant spectacular weekend of Sea Odyssey, thousands of visitors are expected to again descend on Liverpool this May for the city’s annual arts and culture festival LightNight. Over 50 of Liverpool’s finest attractions and arts organisations have joined forces to offer a whirlwind night of exciting activities and events for everybody for LightNight 2012.
On Friday 18th May from 4pm until late, over 50 of Liverpool’s best arts & heritage venues will throw open their doors offering over 70 FREE events to choose from including special underground tours, a mass sing-along, candle-lit labyrinth,fascinating exhibitions and open studios, Chinese arts showcase, architecture tours, ceildhs, spectacular light projections,street theatre, live music and lot’s more.