The Networked Condition

The Networked Condition: Environmental Impacts of Digital Cultural Production is an on-going exploration of the often-hidden environmental impact of the creation and delivery of artworks using digital technology. Featuring a series of case studies about digital arts production internationally, as well as a newly commissioned, free-to-use carbon calculator, The Networked Condition in collaberation with Fast Familiar and The Arts Catalyst seeks to support artists and arts producers understand and reduce the impact of digital production.

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At the start of 2020, Fast Familiar, Abandon Normal Devices and Arts Catalyst began The Networked Condition: Environmental Impacts of Digital Cultural…

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The Networked Condition: Joana Moll Case Study

Thu 16 Sep 2021

Arts organisations Fast Familiar, Abandon Normal Devices (AND) and Arts Catalyst are pleased to publish collaborative research-led project The Networked Condition: Environmental…

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Introducing The Networked Condition

Thu 16 Sep 2021

Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is a catalyst for new approaches to art making and digital invention. We commission groundbreaking projects that challenge…

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Job Opportunity: Finance Manager

Thu 09 Sep 2021

Abandon Normal Devices Podcast

The Abandon Normal Devices Podcast is a new space for sharing conversations and audio highlights of AND’s programme – a community and exhibition space for art, new cinema and digital culture. Dive into Series 1, offering an insight into commissioned artworks from AND Festival 2021 on themes of speculative earth futures, digital archives, sonic oceans and environmental crises. Find us on Spotify or wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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COSMOS is a collaboration with The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory and bluedot festival, that launched in July 2017. Scheduled to take place each summer, COSMOS invites an international artist to create a new audio-visual work developed for, and to be projected onto, the iconic Lovell Telescope.

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Inspired by Oblique Strategies, Abandon Normal Strategies is a series of card prompts to overcome creative blocks; an alternative approach to thinking and unexpected courses of action.

Inspired by Oblique Strategies, a series of card prompts to overcome creative blocks, Abandon Normal Devices has invited AND artists from the last decade to devise a new collection of strategies reflecting on our altered world and the way we are now required to exist and behave.

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Abandon Normal Strategies

Abandon Normal Devices over the years has established a programme of research through practice and participation focusing on the areas of New…

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