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Meet The Electronic Man

08/03/12

A global experiment that forms part of the Robots and Avatars exhibition. The Electronic Man is coming to FACT next week as part of the upcoming exhibition, Robots and Avatars. Far from my mental…
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The anti-social network

08/03/12

Vicky Folksman asks: "Is social the new anti-social?" Tech and web blog Mashable has posed an interesting challenge to find out just how big a part of our lives social media has become - can you …
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What arcade machines have done for us

07/03/12

Les Roberts looks back at the golden age of gaming Gaming is big business. A business so big that, with annual UK sales of over £4billion, it makes more money than DVD and music sales combined, an…
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The politics of pirates

07/03/12

Are the UK Pirate Party as swashbuckling as they seem? On Tuesday, BT and Talk Talk lost an appeal over measures to tackle copyright infringement online. The measures dictate that ISPs must s…
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FACT features in major new study on arts engagement

06/03/12

In 2010 FACT was invited to take part in a major study by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) into engagement in the arts. New Model Visual Arts Institutions and Social Engagement was done…
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Lawrence Malstaf

05/03/12

The Belgian artist brings his own brand of wearable art to FACT. You may remember Lawrence Malstaf as the man who vacuum-wrapped visitors at Abandon Normal Devices festival in Manchester 2010 as p…
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The art of games

02/03/12

Joseph Fulton asks if video games can be art - and answers, "yes" The age old debate of, "Are video games art?" has been bandied around for years now. While some may be steadfast in their res…
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Going back to Back to the Future

02/03/12

Vicky Folksman revs her engine for 2015 2015 is fast approaching, and as such I'm looking forward to Future Day, the day we all try to figure out just how close the two Bobs - Zemeckis and Gale - …
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Provoking digitality: source code and efficiency

02/03/12

Provoking Digitality is the first in a six-part series of collected notes from discussions between artist Simon Poulter and FACT Director/CEO (and filmmaker) Professor Mike Stubbs. In this article the…
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