Category Archives: 2011

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Ronald Carpentier

Time: 2:50 – 3:50pm VP Marketing & Operations at Layar.

Ronald (MScBA) is responsible for marketing at Layar, the world’s largest mobile augmented reality platform with more than 10M installs, 9,000 developers and 2,500 layers. Layar brings impactful augmented reality experiences into people’s everyday lives. The company is based in Amsterdam and has roughly 60 employees.

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Ben Stevenson

Times: 2:50 – 3:50pm Times: 2:50 – 3:50pm Ben Stevenson, creator of the Augmented Reality Cinema concept, is currently running a start-up in stealth-mode at the Design London incubator. Ben has a background in film with work screened at Cannes, the BFI and British Museum. Prior to which he studied Communication, Art & Design at the Royal College of Art and Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins exploring a range of experimental projects and writing on film narrative.

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Stardust

Time: 4pm

Stardust | Nicolas Provost | 2010 | 20 minutes

synopsis: The video works by Nicolas Provost are characterised by their cinematic language, used in both experimental and narrative short films. He uses the language of film to manoeuvre and influence the interpretation of images and stories. He manipulates time, codes and form, twisting and shaping new narratives and experimental sensations that tightly bind visual art and cinematography. Alpha-ville is delighted to present Stardust, the second part of the trilogy where Nicolas Provost investigates the boundaries of fiction and reality by filming eve...

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Nine Point Five

Dean McNamee & Marcin Ignac

DK, 2010

Nine Point Five is an interactive visualization of earthquakes over the past 30 years. It uses the newly developed WebGL technology to create an fluid and interactive in-browser experience, presenting the events over an interactive Earth.Dean McNamee is a designer and engineer who studied at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. He has created and developed numerous web experiments and data-vis projects, along with integrated installations such as the project on display at Alpha-ville. In the past he has worked with companies, artists and musicians such as Battle...

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Andy Stott

Time: 8:30pm-3am

Andy Stott made his debut for the Modern Love label in 2005 with the ‘Replace EP’ – a 4 track exposition of his uniquely slanted production style taking in Chi-Town and Motor City influences with an obtuse genetic code at its core. In the years since he has released over a dozen EP’s and an album under his own name, as well as several productions under the Andrea moniker for Modern Love’s ‘Daphne’ sublabel. Refusing to settle, his output has veered from deepest Techno to broken Garage, slowed down House and hyperactive Juke – always referencing his unique stylistic signatures: deep, complex a...

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Influencia

David McLellan, Nico Antonogiannis, Coy Chen, Sunny Shao, Anna Jansson

UK, 2010

In an enclosed arena a dozen small colour-coded autonomous robots coexist and communicate with participants. Through sensors and programmed behaviours the robots sense and respond to the presence of people within the arena. Participants must attempt to control the robots, herding together as many of the same colour as possible. The work encourages participants to form a generative dialogue with the robots through physical interaction in order to explore human-machine interaction and the social implications of a world shared with ...

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The Johnny Cash Project

Aaron Koblin

US, 2010-11

The Johnny Cash Project is a global collective art project. Alpha-ville in collaboration with the JCP offer visitors the opportunity to watch, explore and participate at our Innovation Space.The JCP invites people to share their vision of Johnny Cash, as visualised in your personal mind’s eye using their website as a tool and platform for this vision. Working with a single image as a template, and using a custom drawing tool, users create a unique and personal portrait of Johnny. The single work is then combined with that of other participants, and integrated into a collective who...

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Max Cooper

Time: 8:30pm-3am

Max Cooper has more than 50 original releases, tracks and remixes under his belt, from glitchy reinterpretations of big bands like Hot Chip and Au Revoir Simone to straight dancefloor 12″s like his breakthrough “Serie” originals and remixes for names like Agoria, Dominik Eulberg, Extrawelt, Pig and Dan, Kaiserdisco and Sasha. The approach, meanwhile, is anything but simple. A melancholy composer whose live sets can raise blisters in a club, Cooper is as comfortable writing abstract electronica as he is writing dancefloor techno 12″s . A rationalist with an otherworldly, idealistic side, Coope...

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Hackney Hear App

Hackney Hear

UK, 2011

The award-winning Hackney Podcast invites you to test their new smartphone app, Hackney Hear.

Walking along through London Fields and along Broadway Market, Hackney Hear will score your journey with stories, music and poetry – whilst eavesdropping on conversations from all walks of life – recorded on location and triggered by the GPS on your mobile phone.

In exclusive collaboration with Alpha-ville, Hackney Hear will invite Innovation Space visitors to contribute audio, and create a unique orchestration for the festival. Hackney Podcast producer Francesca Panetta will be on hand to...

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Wonderful Little Creatures

Sean Rogg with Sam Willis & Alessio Natalizia (aka WALLS)

UK, 2011

Times: || FRIDAY 23 (17:30 – 18:00) || SATURDAY 24 (17:00 – 17:30)

Wonderful Little Creatures is a live art and sound performance by Sean Rogg. A small laboratory set is constructed. A series of liquids are mixed together each containing various formulas to create fluids that when heated to extreme temperature behaves like living organisms. Sam Willis & Alessio Natalizia (aka WALLS) will be reacting to the creatures and performing a live sonic interpretation of what these animals might sound like if they were real.Sean Rogg is a young British ...

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Anstam

Time 8pm-6am

ANSTAM (50Weapons/Modeselektion)

From 2007 – 2009, ANSTAM released the concept-trilogy ‘AETO’ | ‘BROM’ | ‘CREE’. Limited black vinyl 12″, distributed by Berlin HARD WAX, played and supported by artists like Scuba, Modeselektor, Surgeon, Scorn and the Autechre DJ Rob Hall. ANSTAM also proved their live qualities when playing two performances as the support act for the first Moderat shows in Germany. Now in 2011, ANSTAM have released BALDWIN, on Modeselektor‘s label 50Weapons and have been touring with Modeselektor on the Modeselektion showcase that was recently at Melt Festiival.

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Bitquid

Jeroen Holthuis

ND, 2009

Jeroen Holthuis explores the relationship between two parallel worlds; our digital and analogue environment. Bitquid explores the relationship between these environments by transforming bits to atoms. It is a system of parallel hoses through which coloured and colourless fluids are pumped, in order to represent the liquid ones and zeros of the bit feed.

From bits to atoms…The repetitive sound of the valves opening and closing, along with the continuous stream of visual information, confers the feeling of being in an analogue cyberspace. The ticking signifies the moment when a bit go...

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Your Community, Your movie – in 30 minutes

Fiona Whitty, Matt Spencer, Fraser Watson, Victoria Wareham, Julianne von Sivers

What time: 12am -5pm with 40 minute sessions + breaks 

(pop in Space Studios from 12-4 and sign up, FREE)

Learn how to make a movie from start to finish around the theme of ‘The Community You Live In’ using FinalCut Pro.

In this workshop will learn how to shoot, edit and produce their own film in a 30 min slot. Participants will be guided by experienced In The Picture tutors and encouraged to use cameras provided to take shots which they feel best describes the community they live in.

In The Picture use film and digital media t...

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Jennifer Cardini

Time 8pm-6am

For more than 15 years, Jennifer Cardini has been working the European electronic dance music circuit. Her early influences came from Detroit, Chicago, and Cologne, which led her to play primarily house music in the late ‘90s at clubs in France; but time and experience allowed her style to develop into the more experimental techno sets she’s known for today. After her move to Paris in 1998, Cardini ultimately became one of the first of a generation of French DJ’s to play the stripped-down Berlin sound that would eventually settle into a distinctive movement in electronic music – ‘minima...

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future past perfect pt. 3

Time: 4pm

Future Past Perfect pt. 3 | Carsten Nicolai | 2009 | 03:43 minutes

synopsis: conceived as the third part of the series under the name future past perfect, the short film introduces a narrative story that was inspired by a fascination for automation processes as well as his work on codes and grids that materialized in his record alva noto . unitxt in 2008. the series itself started in 2006 and is designed as a row of conceptually independent movies that document nicolai’s focus of interest of the respective year of origin and also builds up on the results of the movie(s) before. A a quiet autumn n...

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The External World

Time: 4pm

the External World | David O’Reilly | 2010 | 15 minutes

synopsis: A boy learns to play the piano.

bio: David OReilly (21 June 1985, Kilkenny) is an Irish animator based in Berlin. At 15 he began working as an assistant at local animation studios, teaching himself 3d software in his spare time. He discovered cinema in 2005 when he was given the keys to an unused private theatre with an enormous film library. Since then he has created a wide variety of independent short films. Noted for his disregard of conventions his work is regarded as a groundbreaking force in contemporary 3d animation.

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Grey Matter

Man Bartlet

US, 2011

Dates: 24 (Netil House) || 25 (V&A)

Times: Throughout the day.

Combining online performance and interactive installation, Grey Matter will mine notions of collective and individual identity in relationship to literal and figurative concepts of geographic dispersion.Over two days, visitors to the Digital Design Festival at Victoria & Albert Museum and the Alpha-ville Festival at Netil House will be invited to leave their mark in response to the question, “Where are you from?” This component of Grey Matter will seek to highlight similarities and differences in the way that “East” an...

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Turning the virtual page: the digital future of art publishing

Turning the virtual page: the digital future of art publishing Study Studio (Free)

Alpha-ville, International Festival of Post-digital Culture invites Sophie Rochester, founder of The Literary Platform and Clare Hey editor at Shortfire Press to explore the impact of mobile technologies on art publishing. Subjects include: how will digital change the reading experience and what opportunities are there for collaborations between writers, developers and designers.

http://www.theliteraryplatform.com/ http://www.shortfirepress.com/

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Pas a Pas

Ishac Bertran

ES, 2010

Pas a Pas is an interactive educational tool for schools that enables children to learn and experiment with different sets of elements using animation. It aims to use the physicality and the animated outcome of stop motion animation to bridge the gap between abstract concepts from maths, physics or arts (usually represented by graphs, equations or words) and reality.

The system consists of three aspects: a platform to record and display animations, a set of elements for animating and a community to share the generated content.Different sets of elements are designed to teach specific con...

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Kangding Ray

Time 8pm-6am

After the Pruitt Igoe E.P, Kangding Ray, better known as David Letellier, returns with his third album for Raster Noton, pushing further his explorations on the edge of digital and analog sounds. With ‘OR’, Kangding Ray continues to blur the borders between experimental and bass music, and brings his signature sound to another level, somewhere at the darkest fringe of club culture.

OR (« gold » in french), as the only chemical element that seems to keep its value for eternity, refers to the cult of endless consumption and the absurdity of fluctuating currency valuations, while in english, ...

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TRUSS

Time: 8pm-6am

Truss is one of the new producers to emerge from the resurging UK Techno scene. His releases on the ever prominent Perc Trax imprint demonstrate a range of influences old and new, drawing on 90′s sounds emanating from cities such as Birmingham and Berlin. His sound can be characterised by heavily swung abrasive rhythms, punctuated by raw and metallic sound design.

Truss also collaborates with Brooklyn based producer Donor. Despite their geographical separation, the pair have managed to facilitate a largely online based collaboration to forge a distinct take on contemporary Techno, resulting in r...

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EMPTYSET

Time: 8pm-6am

Emptyset is a very special Bristol based duo formed in 2005 by James Ginzburg, boss of the Multiverse network of labels and DJ and curator Paul Purgas. The project investigates the sonic potential of experimental bass driven music, reflecting upon the legacy of dub, techno and sound system culture whilst integrating aspects of feedback, minimalism and spatial recording. Their collective agenda has been exploring electronic music’s diverse influences and compiling them to a studio template focused on tight production and detailed design. Following their self titled debut longplayer released in 2...

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Jon Hopkins

Time: 8:30pm-3am

London-based electronic composer, producer and remixer making powerfully emotive music that consistently crosses genres, ranging from solo acoustic piano to explosive, bass-heavy electro. A long-term collaborator of Brian Eno, his career has remained unpredictable, taking in collaborations with Wayne MacGregor, King Creosote and David Holmes; remixes for such varied artists as Agoria, Wild Beasts, Nosaj Thing, James Yorkston and Four Tet; and film scores for directors including Peter Jackson and Gareth Edwards. His hyper-energetic live show has been seen at some of the world’s most iconic ven...

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