1. The Splash and A Last Drop 2012 HD 15'30" (excerpt 4'25")

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    Made in conjunction with the residency at Chinese Arts Centre and live performance at FutureEverything, The Splash and A Last Drop is an artist's film based on a fictional story of Yu-Chen Wang's new experiment of creating 'A Last Drop' in order to re-fill the pools at Victoria Baths so that the water will never dry up again. Wang is interested in exploring the potential of assemblage and reinvention to construct a visual narrative that intertwines her drawings and objects, live acts, interior space of the residency studio and unique architectural features of Victoria Baths. The film features the character of the artist performed by an actress, stories about British industrial history told by storytellers and The Song of The Machines sung by a choir. In contrast to static artworks in the studio and the stillness of immense empty Baths, these performative movements function as temporal sculptures that animate the installation and both architectural spaces. Supported by Arts Council England, Chinese Arts Centre, FutureEverything, Victoria Baths and MMU Media Lab in Manchester.

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    • Sue Thomas at FutureEverything 2011 - Why Geeks Go Camping and Other Brushes with Nature

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      Sue Thomas Writer and Professor of New Media De Montfort University For many years Sue Thomas has been inspired by this quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) “Is it a fact – or have I dreamt it – that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?”. Her first novel, ‘Correspondence’, a story of AI, passion, and transformation, (“packed with thrilling ideas” – Entertainment Weekly), was short-listed for the 1992 Arthur C Clarke Award, and her most recent book is the 2004 cyberspace travelogue ‘Hello World: travels in virtuality’. “Her writings fuse the surfaces, textures, histories and interactions of our bodies and minds” (Robin Rimbaud). She is now working on ‘Nature and Cyberspace: Stories, Memes and Metaphors’, a study of the relationships between cyberspace and the natural world. Sue has been fascinated by computers and the internet since the 1980s. In 1994 she founded the trAce Online Writing Community, a very early example of global social media. At De Montfort University she devised and directed Amplified Leicester, a city-wide experiment funded by NESTA, and the influential Transliteracy Research Group. Sue Thomas suethomas.net/ Enjoy Your Cyberspace http://vimeo.com/28934665 Enjoy Your Cyberspace vimeo.com/28826780 See also vimeo.com/26959315

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      • FutureEverything 2011 - Zach Gage: Hit Counter

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        Zach Gage: Hit Counter Enjoy Your Cyberspace http://vimeo.com/28826780 See also http://vimeo.com/26959315 From Counting Sheep to Finnegan's Wake - The Dawn of Digital Thinking ***** A witty analogue take on digital metrics in physical space, Hit Counter is an interactive piece which narcissistically counts its own visitors and proudly presents this number as the art work itself. Zach is a designer, programmer, educator, and conceptual artist from New York City. His work explores the increasingly blurring line between the physical and the digital. He has exhibited internationally at venues like the Venice Biennale, the Giant Robot/Scion Space in Los Angeles, and the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw. His work has been featured in several online and printed publications, including Rhizome.org, Neural Magazine, New York Magazine, and Das Spiel und seine Grenzen (Springer Press).

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        • FutureEverything 2011: Enjoy Your Cyberspace

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          Second part of the series exploring ideas discussed at FutureEverything 2011 with Sue Thomas and artist Zach Gage Sue Thomas interview vimeo.com/28931011 New York footage Celine at DIYCities.com

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          • Sue Thomas at FutureEverything 2011 - Why Geeks Go Camping and Other Brushes with Nature

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            Sue Thomas Writer and Professor of New Media De Montfort University For many years Sue Thomas has been inspired by this quote from Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) “Is it a fact – or have I dreamt it – that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?”. Her first novel, ‘Correspondence’, a story of AI, passion, and transformation, (“packed with thrilling ideas” – Entertainment Weekly), was short-listed for the 1992 Arthur C Clarke Award, and her most recent book is the 2004 cyberspace travelogue ‘Hello World: travels in virtuality’. “Her writings fuse the surfaces, textures, histories and interactions of our bodies and minds” (Robin Rimbaud). She is now working on ‘Nature and Cyberspace: Stories, Memes and Metaphors’, a study of the relationships between cyberspace and the natural world. Sue has been fascinated by computers and the internet since the 1980s. In 1994 she founded the trAce Online Writing Community, a very early example of global social media. At De Montfort University she devised and directed Amplified Leicester, a city-wide experiment funded by NESTA, and the influential Transliteracy Research Group. Sue Thomas http://www.suethomas.net/ Enjoy Your Cyberspace http://vimeo.com/28826780 Enjoy Your Cyberspace http://vimeo.com/28826780 See also http://vimeo.com/26959315

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            • FutureEverything 2011: Enjoy Your Cyberspace

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              Second part of the series exploring ideas discussed at FutureEverything 2011. Featuring Sue Thomas (http://vimeo.com/28931011) and artist Zach Gage.

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              • FutureEverything 2011: From Counting Sheep to Finnegan's Wake - The Dawn of Digital Thinking

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                Featuring the voices of Chris Speed and Bill Thompson on the Dawn of a New Era Chris Speed interview http://vimeo.com/23749892

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                • Absolut FlavourCollider by Marcos Lutyens at FutureEverything 2011

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                  FutureEverything 2011 at the Art Hub, Four Piccadilly Place, Manchester An installation that uses a Neurosky EEG headset to project visitor’s personal brain wave activity into a spectacular lighting display and interactive sculpture articulating the emotional state of people indulging in the Absolut experience. Work by Marcos Lutyens with Claude Heiland-Allen, Xname, Antonios Galanopoulos and Bruno Zamborlin. Headsets from Neurosky Mindwave and visuals stem from Claude Heiland-Allen’s work ‘RDEX (reaction-diffusion explorer)’

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                  • FutureEverything Award 2011: Macon Money, interview with Kati London from Area/Code

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                    Kati London from Area/Code was in Manchester to pick up the 2011 FutureEverything Award for city-wide social game Macon Money. www.maconmoney.org Games engage people with issues, ideas and other people, and that engagement shifts the ways in which the world is perceived. Macon Money is a city-wide social game designed to address the issue of socio-economic segregation and to bring together residents in the city of Macon, GA. Macon Money has been developed as a part of an effort funded by the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation that spans research, development and evaluation of games designed to address some of the hyperlocal issues facing a handful of American cities. Macon Money is the first game to use a real-world local currency. Tens of thousands of US dollars worth of Macon Money have been printed up and to earn this currency players cash in “bonds” that have been distributed to residents of Macon. The catch is that each player gets just half a bond and to turn it in must find a person holding a matching half. To find their match, players use whatever means their imagination and ingenuity can invent – social media (on Facebook and using hashtags on Twitter), online message boards, the Macon Money forums – even face-to-face events. “Cash” in hand, the winning players then decide how and where to spend their Macon Money. Since the game launched in mid-October of 2010 more than half of the bonds distributed have been redeemed for Macon Money bills. More than half of those bonds were redeemed by person to person connections made by individuals living in different parts of the city (specifically different post codes). Local participating businesses accept Macon Money bills and redeem them for US Dollars. Businesses benefit from new patrons who are spending money that they might not otherwise have spent locally. Through real world rewards Macon Money brings together diverse local residents while creating social bonds. Group Biography: Macon Money was funded by the John L. and James S. Knight Foundation and was designed and developed by Area/Code.

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                    • FutureEverything 2011: Linked Data / Linked Stories: chaired by Sarah Hartley

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                      Linked Data/Linked Stories : Martin Belam and Paul Bradshaw chaired by Sarah Hartley. Data is becoming more accessible every day. Our panel discusses future possibilities of data journalism, including the algorithm- derived investigations, the role of publishers and the data skills modern journalists need to tell stories and get to the kernel of the subject.

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