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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BUG 53 – Review
Nov11

BUG 53 – Review

Review of BUG 53 The bi-monthly round-up of the most creative and cutting edge music videos, BUG, returned for its 53rd edition. This was the last show of 2016 and Samuel Fry was there to review it. The final BUG of 2016 capped off a year of 4 different BUG shows, plus a number of David Bowie specials. 2016 has been a tough year for a number of reasons (the death of Bowie being just one of them), but Adam Buxton and the BUG show...

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Futurefest 2016 – Review
Sep25

Futurefest 2016 – Review

FutureFest explored how we’ll love, work, play and thrive The third FutureFest, a unique festival hosted by innovation foundation Nesta, took place this weekend. Samuel Fry reflects on the talks and debates about the future of love, work, play and thriving. I have been to both of the previous two FutureFest events. Each event brought to life the trends and technologies that will shape our future and this year’s event was...

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