Fictional Tales of Imaginary Lifespans


Beginning with a writhing naked woman, the NEoN Artists’ Shorts Screening Programme was a cosy affair which took place in a packed George Orwell on 7 November. Over the course of several films it explored the lifespans of imaginary insects, our electronic waste, female fertility, and more. The first film ‘Infected’ by Gina Czarnecki was

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Maladox – Hadi Mehrpouya & Robert Powell


I’m sure all of us have, at one point or another, typed the word ‘headache’ into a search engine and then decided we were definitely dying from a brain tumour. For all their positive qualities, the filters and algorithms that make up our online experience can increase our paranoia about medical conditions. Artist Robert Powell

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AL and AL talk science fiction, homophobia, hating the phrase ‘artificial intelligence’


Al Holmes and Al Taylor, known professionally as AL and AL, met in the last 90s and started making films together after graduating from Central Saint Martins. Through experimental and surreal films they explore science fiction and the possible futures promised within the genre. Blogger Ana Hine caught up with them to chat about their

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Now In its tenth year, NEoN Digital Arts Festival is growing up!


We are excited to announce that in this, Scotland’s Year of Young People, NEoN has turned 10 and is one of 19 organisations to newly join Creative Scotland’s regular funded portfolio of organisations. With three years of support NEoN will continue to deliver Scotland’s only digital arts festival across the city of Dundee. Contemporary culture

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Rendering the Past with AND Festival


Abandon Normal Devices is a roving biennial of new cinema, digital culture and art, which will be based in the heart of the Peak District between the 21-24 September 2017. Across four days, the festival will see a host of site-specific installations, world premieres and performances take-over the village of Castleton. From satellites to neutrino

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Ei Wada and Usaginingen win World of OMOSIROI Award


We are delighted to hear that two of NEoN 2015’s artists, Ei Wada and Usaginingen, have scooped up the third World OMOSIROI Award. Bestowed to artists each year, the international award spreads the concept of ‘OMOSIROI’, a core value of Japan’s Knowledge Capital. The accolade showcases people from around the world whose pioneering activities epitomise

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