AND 2013, Fair:
Sat 05 Oct 2013 FACT / Public Spaces / 11:00 – 18:00 / Free, drop by
Web cookies and browser fingerprints are used by companies to track the web pages you visit and build up detailed profiles of your tastes and habits. Users often have to accept cookies from online strangers before accessing each new web site, but it’s easy to forget about these digital traces.
Ben Dalton wants to give AND Fair-goers a unique tracking cookie too, but his are edible. Take your laptop or phone along to generate a personal cookie, eat it or keep it, and have a discussion about the information that browser fingerprint characteristics give away about you and your online activity.
the AND Fair is inspired by the World’s Fairs of old, where inventors could showcase new inventions and discoveries such as moving images, electricity or the fluorescent light bulb.
Toying with optical illusions, flying machines, biological probes and computer algorithms, the Fair is a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with projects that bring emerging and primitive forms of technology together in unexpected fashions.
Exhibitors at the fair will include some of AND’s favourite artists and former collaborators together with a number of inspiring, emerging practitioners who responded to our recent open call.
Abandon Normal Devices 2013
it was great fun to be invited along for the day at Google Campus London by the excellent Protothon people for a day of hacking on the Web Audio and WebRTC APIs.
Protothon and the Chrome team from Google called creative developers and developed creatives for a day of inspiration and innovation. Those chosen formed interdisciplinary teams that within one day prototyped applications and experiences pushing the Web Audio and WebRTC APIs to their limits.
people often link to or retweet screenshots as proof something has happened. I have to remind myself sometimes that these pixels can change incredibly easily.
One month Art in Unusual Spaces artist residency and End Of Season group show.
Art in Unusual Spaces Presents…
Preview Event: 5-7pm Thursday 2nd September 2010
Ground Floor of Leeds Shopping Plaza | All are welcome to attend.
Refreshments will be served courtesy of Land Securities
Artwork will be viewable through the windows of the units:
Fri 3rd Sept & Sat 4th Sept 10 – 6pm , Sun 5th Sept 11 – 5pm.
Throughout August a number of artists have been creating illustration, video and installation in five empty shop units in Leeds shopping Plaza. Audiences are invited to come and view the work during the first weekend of September.
Art in Unusual Spaces has been hosting events across Leeds City Centre since December 2009. This is the last exhibition utilising these empty shop units before they are redeveloped and we move on to new pastures!
Invited speaker for O’Reilly Ignite Leeds 2010 – “a high-energy evening of 15 five-minute talks by people who have an idea”. My talk was on Digital Death and Virtual Suicide – slides (pdf).
Here’s a nice write-up of the night from Phil, and the initial notes I wrote when planning the talk:
dead mac crash icon
ze frank’s religion game
business card roulette
uphill life pixel game
bricking your phone == soul
why == afterlife or reincarnation
facebook suicide machine
blue screen of death