NEoN Digital Arts Archive

Crafting materials on a table


NEoN has programmed a skill-sharing day for all ages as part of the festival, where artists and creative practitioners will guide you through key aspects of their practice and share their knowledge and processes. Wednesday 11 November is also international Pocky Day, so expect some chocolate biscuit snacks!

Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon – Drop-in

Drop-in on a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to contemporary art, digital art, and Asian art, including adding new articles or translating existing ones about new media artists. The Wikipedia entry on Korean art, for instance, currently mentions little more recent than 1960 and the page ‘Art in Hong Kong’ doesn’t even exist! Training and guidance will be provided. This edit-a-thon is based on the popular International art+feminism edit-a-thon which takes place annually in March, in which Dundee was a founding partner.

This event is supported by the AHRC Digital Transformations Theme Leader Fellowship and is organised in relation to #AcBookWeek, 9-16 November 2015, a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books.

Mindful Movement – Drop-in

Stretch and get yourself away from your computer screen with some gentle exercises delivered by Nilupul Foundation.

Physical Internet Jam – Drop-in

In preparation for the Internet Yamichi on 14th November local games developers and artists from Dundeemakerspace will be bringing the playful world of the Internet into the physical world. Join them to explore and make ideas come to life such as Twitter top trumps, Facebookopoly or flipbook GIFs.

Pixel Weaving – Drop-in

8bit and 16bit tablet weaving with local weaver Andrew Kieran. Tablet weaving, or card weaving, is a method of weaving strong, narrow, decorative bands. This DIY method is cheap and simple yet the range of possible patterns is immense. To celebrate the Internet Yamichi we will be weaving our favourite 2D sprites. Whether space invaders or Mario come and have a go at this fun and accessible craft.

Handmade Computer – Taeyoon Choi (Korea) 5 pm -7 pm

Artist Taeyoon Choi is one of the co-founders of the school for poetic computation in New York, exploring the intersections of code, design, hardware and theory, focusing especially on artistic intervention. Their motto is more poetry, less demo. In this exploratory workshop, you will be able to build your own 1bit computer and understand electronics and computer science by demystifying computational technology. Taeyoon will playfully ask us to consider what it would be like if our computers were handcrafted with love, much like the early home-brew computers from the 60s, but for today’s needs.

What kind of hardware and software will we be able to create by manual labour in the future? And can this alternative vision help us understand our relationship with everyday technology? What can we do with very little computational power?

Border Shirtsizer – Ei Wada (Japan) – 5 pm – 7 pm

Artist Ei Wada will lead a workshop in creating music using black & white striped t-shirts. Make your own Boarder Shirtsizer and play. Ei Wada often uses old electric and electronic instruments, such as open reel recorders, and computers to create multiple instrument performance arrangements and installations. His exhibition for NEoN Festival is on view at CentreSpace, Visual Research Centre in the DCA.

Venue: Unit 6, Vision Building
Where: 20 Greenmarket, DD1 4QP
When: Wednesday 11 November
Time: 3pm – 7pm