Watch our full video of the Town Talk with Daito Manabe

Following the World Premiere of Daito Manabe’s COSMOS commission for Jodrell Bank’s Lovell Telescope at Bluedot festival, he joined us in July for our Town Talk to discuss the work. Developed in partnership with Abandon Normal Devices and SHIFT, this inaugural commission for COSMOS, a flagship international artist residency and

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Laurence Payot and ‘Living Sculpture’ featured in Sky News Swipe

Did you manage to catch ‘Living Sculpture’ this spring that we brought to Crewe train station Platform 6 waiting room? The artist behind the piece, Laurence Payot, is featured in this episode of Sky News’ technology show Swipe. Check out her work here as well as some other awesome digital

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Town Talk: Scanner – How to Make Art from Life

This July, ahead of his installation The Dreamer is Still Asleep, Scanner took over the Weave Town Talk to tell us all about how to make art from life… Catch the full recording of his talk, where he talks about who he is and what he makes, below. Over the

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Regina Vs Turing and Murray

This September artist collective Re-Dock presented a new immersive play using Virtual Reality (VR) experiences reflecting on the trial of Alan Turing at the court in Knutsford. Sixty-five years ago this spring, Alan Turing was found guilty of gross indecency and handed down a sentence of chemical castration.  You can

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Digital Discovery Family Day at Little Moreton Hall

On Saturday 14th October we hosted a digital discovery day with Little Moreton Hall. Workshops were led by International composer and sound artist Scanner (Robin Rimbaud) and local art collective Wild Rumpus, creators of the Just So festival. Visitors created an animation and accompanying soundtrack inspired by the dream anecdotes

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Active Halloween in Crewe

SHIFT is involved in some fantastic activities to get you up and about in Crewe this Halloween. First up is the App-based Adventure Trail Every day until the 29th October you can download the ‘Mobile Adventures’ App and scan the code for your day. Explore the Town Centre and complete

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COSMOS 2017 – Celestial Frequencies at bluedot

This summer as part of the bluedot festival we co-commissioned award winning Tokyo-based Media Artist, DJ and Programmer, Daito Manabe and Rhizomatiks Research for the COSMOS flagship international artists commission and residency at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics. COSMOS invites an international artist to create a new audio-visual work developed

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Worlds Among Us: Call for Applications

Our partners FACT, together with Wysing Arts Centre, The Mechatronic Library and QUAD invite applications for Worlds Among Us, a two-part project to support artists to work with new digital technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and Game-Engines. Deadline: Sunday 29 October. Philosopher Thomas Metzinger describes consciousness

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Free entry for Cheshire East residents at our Dreamy Digital Discoveries Day at Little Moreton Hall

A day exploring digital arts at one of Cheshire’s oldest properties proves you’re never too old to discover new techniques. On Saturday 14 October, Little Moreton Hall is hosting a digital discovery day in partnership with Cheshire East Council’s SHIFT festival. Workshops will be led by international composer and sound

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Join the SHIFT Team with FACT FUTURES: Learning Technologist

SHIFT and FACT are looking for an innovative and creative Learning Technologist to join the team. We’re excited to be working in partnership with FACT Liverpool to deliver a new phase of activity offering skills development workshops across the borough. We are looking for a new Learning Technologist with skills

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