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HARR1 at Fabrica for Brighton Digital Festival 2014

An Afternoon with HARR1: a Brighton Digital Festival conversation event took place at Fabrica  on the 3rd of September 2014. Hosted by Lorenza Ippolito, in conversation with artists Alex May and Anna Dumitriu, visitors were introduced to, and interacted with, HARR1 (Humanoid Art Research Robot 1) and held a lively discussion covering a wide range of topics including robot carers …

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Music Tech Fest 5th-7th September 2014

Music Tech Fest is a “festival of music ideas that brings together artists and performers, academics and thinkers, startups and labels, inventors and innovators.” Alex May will be speaking at 16:30 on Saturday 6th September 2014 about Painting With Light his bespoke video mapping software for artists. The event is being held at LSO St Luke’s …

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Cinekid Installation Production – Bacteria Filming Starts

For the production of the interactive installation for Cinekid 2014 it is required to build a DIY bacteria filming rig. This large cardboard box has been adapted with plenty of gaffer tape to provide a light controlled space complete with frontal insertion port and removable petri dish holder system. Large cardboard box and gaffer tape Canon …

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An afternoon with HARR1

Now in its third year, the Brighton Digital Festival conversation event aimed at older audiences will look at the world of robotics and consider what the future might hold for us. How would you feel about a robot caring for you? How do you imagine a future where your relatives would be cared for by robots? …

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The Art and Science of Linen accepted into Museum Collection

“The Art and Science of Linen” – a video artwork by artists Alex May, Anna Dumitriu, microbiologist Dr John Paul, with soundtrack by Martin A. Smith, has been accepted into the permanent collection of the The Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum. The video looks at the whole ecology of linen production from the bacteria …

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The Institute of Unnecessary Research Meets the Egyptian Bioart Club – ISEA 2014

“We aim to create a legendary three day intensive open lab, at ISEA 2014 in Dubai, in the form of a living artwork/happening at the cutting edge of DIY biology practices, bioart, the body and digital technologies, taking the form of creative interactions between artists led by The Institute of Unnecessary Research (IUR) and The Egyptian Bioart Club.” “This …

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“My Robot Companion” talk at Waag Society, Amsterdam

I’m going to be giving a short talk about the “My Robot Companion” project at the Waag Society in Amsterdam on January 31st: Politics, Ethics, Power and Propaganda – An ‘ICT and Art Connect’ Event by Waag Society. “This special evening of short talks, discussions and networking brings together artists, scientists and technologists to investigate …

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New Videos Online

My Robot Companion exhibited at Watermans gallery last year. A new video featuring the video sculpture I did with the Painting With Light workshop participants in Caracas, Venezuela when I was there in September. Brighton: Remixed – a sculpture, created from found objects, is digitally augmented with multiple layers of video filmed in Brighton over …

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4Humanities Interview with Alex May

In which I talk about the artistic exploration of programming and video mapping, how the web is a terrible technical mess, and how phone phreaking sounds like the universe. http://4humanities.org/2013/11/interview-with-alex-may/