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

The Abandon Normal Devices Podcast is a new space for sharing conversations and audio highlights of AND’s programme – a community and…

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Introducing the Abandon Normal Devices Podcast

Wed 08 Sep 2021

American composer Kali Malone’s Does Spring Hide Its Joy engulfed the Grade II listed Hydraulic Tower, in a soundscape that transcended its…

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Does Spring Hides Its Joy: Documentation

Wed 18 Aug 2021

In one of the most technically ambitious commissions we’ve completed, Anita Fontaine’s immersive augmented reality (AR) experience combined psychedelic visuals, ritualistic choreography…

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The Blue Violet River: Documentation

Thu 22 Jul 2021

Our online programme for AND Festival 2021 traversed borders, oceans and format, platforming rich conversations through interactive gameplay, round table discussions, film…

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Staff picks: the online programme

Wed 21 Jul 2021

As AND Festival closes, Creative Director Luke W Moody, reflects on this year’s programme which emerged online, on docks and on waterways…

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As the River Meets The Ocean

Thu 15 Jul 2021

For the next edition of the Headwaters journal series, Monika and Michael from Scalarama Merseyside look back at archive footage screened at…

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Headwaters – Chapter 3

Sat 10 Jul 2021

In 2019, 4.1 billion people worldwide had access to the Internet. Every search query, streamed video and cloud computing action is responsible…

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AND Festival 2021 Online Hub with Alex Piacentini

Thu 08 Jul 2021

Sunday 11 July | 12pm – 11:15pm (UTC+1) | Live Channel To mark the final day of AND Festival 2021, we’ll be…

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Closing Tide: All Day Broadcast

Wed 07 Jul 2021
Wooden structure on water

On the weekend of Friday 11 – Sunday 13 June, we welcomed visitors on board WetLab, a floating laboratory created by public…

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WetLab: Documentation

Thu 01 Jul 2021