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As Dundee prepares to go digital with the NEoN festival, Play editor Henry Northmore selects his highlights
D igital arts festival NEoN is once again transforming Dundee into an electronic playground for six days. With its series of film screenings, live music, DJ performances and workshops, NEoN’s main aim is to create works of art that couldn’t have existed before the computer age. A perfect example of this interaction of art and technology is a new project by Tom DeMajo in which the artist will turn the Old Steeple at Nethergate into a resonator for a sound installation – a futuristic use of technology that is, in fact, designed to help explore the building’s history.
Elsewhere, members of Copenhagen collective N55 plan to put art in the hands of the public with their principle of ‘rebuilding the city from within’. They
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will present Space Frame Vehicles, a project which helps people to build their own vehicles ‘using easily sourced parts, simple tools and requiring no welding’. The finale day’s highlights include an exciting listening event at Dundee’s Planetarium where festivalgoers will be helped to actually hear what the stars sound like. Using a technique called ‘stellar seismology’, electromagnetic waves beamed down from the cosmos will be transformed into sound waves, with Robert Law from the Mills Observatory on hand to explain the ‘science bit’. Enjoy.
Various venues, Dundee, 5–12 Nov, see northeastofnorth.com for full details.
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1 Bacon Without him, we wouldn't
have the game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. Or
underrated blues duo The Bacon Brothers, for that matter.
2 Eldon If you didn’t catch him
Titting About at the Fringe, you’ll probably recognise him from almost every British TV comedy for the last 20 years.
3 Jonas The eldest, least-
cute Jonas brother. Nick and Joe have snappy, one-syllable names, Kevin does not. Married, so has lost that virginal shine.
4 Pollak Does great take off of Christopher Walken. When people do impersonations, they're actually impersonating Kevin. bit.ly/kevinwalken
5 McCallister Loveable tyke with a penchant for inflicting GBH on burglars. Played in
Home Alone 1 & 2 by Macaulay Culkin. So, not actually a real Kevin.
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■ We Scots sure know how to spraff about what makes our country great, and now Tennent’s are looking to get in on the act. T are asking Scots to log on to facebook.com/TennentsLager and comment on what the nation’s six cities mean to them. The best, most inspiring or downright funny lines will be used on six limited edition glasses to be released in bars in November. Well-known faces from Scotland’s cultural scene have already got in on the act, so log on and say your bit.