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ART NOW: ART AND TECHNOLOGY

For the fourth consecutive year, de Appel arts centre and Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art have teamed up to offer a six-part crash course in contemporary art. For the second time, Lighthouse artistic director Juha van 't Zelfde contributed with a two-hour presentation on art and technology. Here are some of the videos he showed, ranging from consumer technology propaganda and killer drone commercials, to first-person fiction and post-truth faction.

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Elijah. Photo by James Gould c/o Butterz.

ELIJAH JOINS LIGHTHOUSE

We are excited to announce influential grime DJ and promoter Elijah will join Lighthouse as Associate Artistic Director from January 2017 until May 2018. In this new role, Elijah will curate and produce Last Dance, a new nationwide programme that examines the artistic and social importance of club culture.

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WORKSPACE AVAILABLE

Lighthouse has a workspace available in its creative venue in the heart of Brighton.

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GUIDING LIGHTS: CHI THAI ON CROWDFUNDING AND THE MERCURY 13

Even once they've left the programme, we like to keep track of what previous Guiding Lights participants are up to. Here, Guiding Lights 7 producer Chi Thai talks about crowdfunding The Purple Plain, a film inspired by the Mercury 13.

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GUIDING LIGHTS: PAVEN VIRK AT GALWAY FILM FESTIVAL. A MOTHER AND SON EXPERIENCE.

Throughout our eighth Guiding Lights film mentoring programme, we're running a series of articles giving insight into the participants’ journeys and experiences. Named one of Screen International’s ‘Stars of Tomorrow’, Paven Virk has taken part in Working Title’s residency at the Hay Festival, and is currently developing Muslim Girls with Ecosse Films, a music film, Bhangra, with producer Jeffrey Taylor, and the life story of iconic singer, actress and author Pauline Black, best known for her role as the lead singer of ska group The Selector.

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Colour Mixing Machine by Saya Woolfalk

POSTMATTER RELAUNCHES WITH NEW FORMAT

As POSTmatter prepares to relaunch, we take a look at the first issue, New Mythologies, available online from 29th September.

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AKIHA DEN DEN: UNIQUE AUDIO DRAMA LAUNCHES

A unique six-part audio drama series created by writer/director Neil Cargill and musician/sound designer Simon James launches online on Thursday 15th September.

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Yon Eta at Progress Bar Amsterdam. Photo Pieter Kers.

THE LONG PROGRESS BAR MIX: YON ETA

A special mix created for the Long Progress Bar 2016 by The Hague-based DJ and producer Yon Eta.

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Yon Eta

VIEW SOURCE: YON ETA

At this year’s edition of The Long Progress Bar, we’re asking a new generation of thought-provoking artists, activists and academics to explore the question: what is progress?

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Drill Folly performing at Sonic Acts, Amsterdam

VIEW SOURCE: DRILL FOLLY

At this year’s edition of The Long Progress Bar, we’re asking a new generation of thought-provoking artists, activists and academics to explore the question: what is progress?

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A still from Kingdom 'Come by Gazelle' Twin

VIEW SOURCE: GAZELLE TWIN

At this year’s edition of The Long Progress Bar, we’re asking a new generation of thought-provoking artists, activists and academics to explore the question: what is progress?

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Still from Faceless Migrants by Design unlikely futures

NEW SPEAKERS FOR MAKER ASSEMBLY SHEFFIELD

Sheffield Maker Assembly is just three weeks away, and we have announced our final speakers.

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