Abandon Normal Devices
AND is already happening and runs until Sunday. This year, the festival moves from its urban origins into the Hope Valley in Derbyshire's Peak District - specifically, around the village of Castleton, not far from Chapel-en-le-Frith on one side and Hope on the other. Running until the end of the weekend is Daan Roosegaarde's mass installation Waterlicht; Formation by a group of artists turning an old petrol station into a "site of material investigation"; and a bunch of VR / AR based activities including a tour of Castleton Caves, and a journey underground. More here.
V&A Digital Design Weekend
Back to the metropolis: this year's DDW features works including a mixed-media sculpture based on messaging between India and the UK; a projection work on human-robot interaction; the origin of dominant images of economic growth through old-style calculators (!), and works presented by the Additivism collective of Daniel Rourke and Morehshin Allahyari. Programme here.
We've had the north and the south, now for the middle: the gorgeous Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is hosting Art Rave tonight. Featuring VJing, tunes from an Amiga, dubstep from a Gameboy, chiptunes from an Atari ST, and a live set from Ceephax Acid Crew. It accompanies BMAG's current exhibition I Want! I Want! on art and technology which, if you have time, you can pop in and visit before the rave. Glowsticks ready? Here you go.
Have a great weekend, and let us know if you go to any of the events.