Drone Labs and Sandpits

Wed 01 Jul 2015 by Anna Frew

The past couple of months have seen a flurry of activity on Project Daedalus. We’ve had two labs, where we’ve explored filming in 360 and tracking systems. Shared the learning with other arts and cultural organisations in two lab events one in Manchester and the other in London . We’ve also run two sandpit events […]


Job Opportunities: Festival Producer & Freelancers

Mon 29 Jun 2015 by Ruth

We are looking to recruit a series of new roles: Festival Producer & Festival Freelancers Festival Producer Contract: 12 Month Fixed Term Freelance Contract July 2015-June 2016 4 days p/w July 2015 – June 2016 (days negotiable) Salary:  £22,000 pro rata Deadline Extended:  17:00, Friday 3 July 2015 Join the Abandon Normal Devices creative team! This […]


Job Opportunity / Online Project Manager & Producer

Mon 27 Apr 2015 by Gaby

New Role: Online Project Manager & Producer We’re looking to recruit an Online Project Manager and Producer to join our creative team.We are seeking a capable, exceptional communicator with a passion for technology, ideas and digital culture to manage and cultivate our online community and projects. This is an exciting time to support in the development […]

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Intern Opportunity / Project Daeadlus

Thu 23 Apr 2015 by Anna Frew

We’re looking to recruit an Intern for Project Daedalus, a research and development project funded by Digital R&D Fund for the Arts exploring drones in the arts. Lead by Abandon Normal Devices  in partnership with  technologists from Marshmallow laser Feast and researchers from the University of Salford. The project explores the boundaries of storytelling through […]


Rough Fish / TRES Photo Blog Week #1

Sun 05 Apr 2015 by Ruth

TRES have been in the UK for just under a week, lots has already happened as we develop and test for the launch of Rough Fish in Rochdale on Fri 10 April, before it comes to Manchester on Sat 18 and Sun 19 April. Each week TRES will be Producing a photo blog of what […]


Pervasive Production – Notes from the canalside

Wed 01 Apr 2015 by Ruth

As part of a residency with AND on the Rochdale canal, Mexican artist collective TRES are developing a new pervasive game ‘Rough Fish’ in which players receive points for fishing the floating detritus out of the canal and writing creative stories about the things they find. Players will be kitted out with a day-glo trash […]


Announcing Participants: Microbes as Material workshop

Sun 22 Mar 2015 by admin

Joining us at The Biomedical and Life Sciences (BLS) Division at Lancaster University are several artists who want to explore the theory and practice of microbiological processes. Due to demand the workshop was extended to 12 artists and researchers –  6  of which are from the open call. The workshop due to take place this […]


Project Daedalus: Civic Drone Centre Launch

Mon 02 Mar 2015 by Anna Frew

Project Daedalus is an exciting research and development project looking at how we can harness emerging drone technology in the arts. The project is an exploration of drone arts through a partnership between Marshmallow Laser Feast, researchers from The University of Salford and Abandon Normal Devices. We are researching areas like how to get your […]


Activate the Public Space: Live Blog

Tue 20 Jan 2015 by Dani Admiss, Tags: , ,

Digital Utopias, Hull Truck Theatre Jan 20 2015, 14:45 – 16:15 #artsdigital @ANDfestival The public space is augmented with information, networks, forces, bodies, buildings and technology. How do we define the public space? How do we create work for a time where the distinction between being offline and online is harder distinguish. We hear from a […]