Last chance to see AL and AL’s “new nativity”


There’s only a few days left to see AL and AL’s specially commissioned work as part of NEoN digital arts festival’s ‘take over’ of the Wellgate shopping centre. In their piece, the ‘Immaculate Conception of Isaac Newton’, artists Alan Holmes and Alan Taylor, known professionally as AL and AL, propose that the birth of the

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Review – Citizen of Nowhere


I toss the teddy bear from side to side with my blocky virtual reality hands as I sit on a bed I know is not there, listening to a story about two sisters. I’m taking part in VR Theatre: Sisterhood at Dundee Rep, and through the Oculus Rift headset I’m interacting with ‘Is Anna OK?’

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Review: ‘Being Radiotropic’


Unfortunately the day I visit Tega Brain’s exhibition ‘Being Radiotropic’ there’s a new moon and I can’t connect to the WiFi. The frustration I feel is immediate and slightly embarrasses me, surely I can exist without internet access for a little while? Luckily, there’s a peace lily that is giving off a strong enough signal

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Travel Blogging with the Leishmania Parasite


Para-site-seeing is a travel blogging portal for the Leishmania parasite, created by Jen Southern and Rod Dillon and co-commissioned with NEoN and the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research.  This travel blogging site follows the movements of parasites between humans, dogs, insects and laboratory lives, across the world and through time. The lifespan of the Leishmania parasite

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Review: ‘Flesh and Finitude’


As the frozen faces passed across the screen I felt a profound sense of unease. Though the pulsating heart featured heavily in Caitlin Dick’s work was the cause of the warning signs on the walls, there was something about the faces – some clenching jaws in pain, others silently howling – that really disturbed me.

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A Rough Day-by-Day Guide to NEoN Digital Arts Festival 2018


Are you overwhelmed by the amount of events, activities, exhibitions, and talks taking place this week as part of NEoN digital arts festival? Here’s a handy day-by-day breakdown of what’s on. Of course not everything is included – for instance there will be workshops taking place in our temporary Activity Room in the Wellgate shopping centre

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