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Playable City: Andrew in Recife

Our Creative Producer, Andrew Sleigh, is currently in Recife, Brazil, as part of the Playable City project in partnership with Watershed in Bristol. The Playable City is an international initiave that brings together creative producers, artists and technologists to create new projects that reimagine public spaces. Here's Andrew's update on the first week of research and collaboration.

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Surveillance Spaulder by James Bridle, 2013, at Future Everything.

Future Everything 2014: City Fictions

Storyteller & Technologist Natalie Kane attended Future Everything Festival in Manchester. Here’s her first post on the installations and art accompanying the conference.

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Welcome to Storythings

We’re delighted to welcome the brilliant Storythings to the community of creative companies based at Lighthouse. By Miriam Randall, Executive Director

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Speculative futures / Digital fabrication / Sexual health

As part of their studio residencies, we've invited our residents to contribute to our blog. This week is the turn of writer and researcher Georgina Voss.

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The Invisible Hand: On Profiling and Personalisation

Last week Storyteller and Technologist Natalie attended the last day of The Invisible Hand: Personalisation and Profiling, held by Blast Theory.

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ORBIT EVER AFTER WEEKEND

On the weekend of the first of March we had two events to celebrate Jamie Stone's BAFTA nominated short Orbit Ever After - a panel and discussion with leading space experts, and a kids filmmaking workshop.

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GUIDING LIGHTS 2014 - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Guiding Lights, funded by Creative Skillset and supported this year by Film Hub South East, is now closed for applications. Thank you and good luck to all who applied.

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LIGHTHOUSE ANNOUNCES NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

We are thrilled to announce innovative international curator, Juha Van ‘t Zelfde, as our new Artistic Director.

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Under the Shadow of the Drone by James Bridle. Photo by Roberta Mataityte.

Drone Shadows nominated for Designs of the Year

James Bridle's Drone Shadows has been nominated for a prestigious Design Museum Designs of the Year Award 2014.

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PALINDRONE

In our first phase of prototyping at Lighthouse Studio, inaugural resident Mark Simpkins conceived his latest sound piece, Palindrone, with musician Cathal Coughlan. The first incarnation, v.1.0, was shown as part of our launch event for our BFI short SLR. Mark wrote up his thoughts on the experience, and shared them with us.

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TRANSMEDIALE - Day One

Storyteller & Technologist Natalie Kane is currently attending Transmediale, a digital arts festival in Berlin. Here’s her notes on the opening ceremony of the festival, with presentations by Bruce Sterling and artist Jamie Allen.

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Elliot (Liam Cunningham) in SLR, photo by Aidan Monaghan

BFI SHORT SLR LAUNCHES ONLINE

SLR, written and directed by Stephen Fingleton, is the first BFI Short to be released online. 24 hours after its release on Vimeo, the film has been selected as a ‘Staff Pick’ and attracted over 140,000 views.

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