We Are Now Festival – Review
Sep04

We Are Now Festival – Review

We Are Now Festival at RichMix Samuel Fry   We Are Now Festival was a weekend of theatre, interactive installations and immersive virtual reality experiences at RichMix in London. The event took place on the 1st and 2nd September 2017, where a number of artists used technology in performances and interactive experiences. I attended the Saturday of the Festival and started by looking at a couple of student installations.  ...

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Kano Pixel Kit – Review
Sep03

Kano Pixel Kit – Review

Maker Kit Lets you Build Light Shows and Games Samuel Fry   This was the first time that I have ever played with a Technology Maker Kit, essentially a DIY kit aimed to allow people of all ages to build their own piece of technology. Luckily for me, the guys at Kano were happy to lend me one of their new Pixel Kits to get me started. The Pixel Kit is a box full of pieces, with a LED board, buttons a battery a few other pieces....

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FuturePlay Tech Zone – Review
Aug06

FuturePlay Tech Zone – Review

An interactive playground where art met tech Samuel Fry   A space full of interactive games and gadgets is on show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this year. The concept of bringing cutting-edge work at the intersection of art and technology at the fringe was originally launched last year, when it was called the Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival. This year’s showcase has been rebranded as FuturePlay and it is being...

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Review – Foreign Radical
Aug06

Review – Foreign Radical

Theatrical game explores security, profiling, privacy and freedom of expression Samuel Fry   The Terrorist Watchlist is a database of people who are “reasonably suspected” of being involved in terrorist activity. Theatre Conspiracy‘s Edinburgh Fringe show Foreign Radical asks its audience to put themselves in a position of power, where they decide whether or not a man accused of extremist sympathies should be...

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Review – Séance
Aug05

Review – Séance

15 minutes of theatre in the dark Samuel Fry   Two years ago, I went to a show at the Pleasance during Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival. I left the people that I knew, was given a seat number, put on some headphones and walked into completely dark room. There were no lights to be seen. People around me rustled and shifted in their seats. I felt unsettled. Then a soft, French, female voice whispered to me from behind. She was to...

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BUG 55 – Review
Jun04

BUG 55 – Review

Review of BUG 55 It has now been a decade since the first BUG show was held at the BFI Southbank in late April 2007. Hundreds of great music videos (and YouTube comments) later and Adam Buxton returned to the BFI for a new edition of BUG, sharing creative music videos and internet viral fun. The guest for this edition was one of the greatest ever British music video directors – WIZ. WIZ has directed videos for some of the...

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