Join us for Experimenta Social a new series of talks, discussions and tech demos designed to provide proximity to some of Australia’s most adventurous contemporary artists, researchers and creative technologists.

This artist led series is curated by Emile Zile in collaboration with Experimenta and explores practices at the nexus of art with digital media, science and technology and design. You will hear from artists sharing their latest projects, research and experiments that grapple with, and push the boundaries of utilising technological tools and speak to the concerns of our time. Beyond inconsequential debates over the role of media arts in a post-media world,

Experimenta Social will combine activated audiences drawn from contemporary art, social research, electronic art and non-professional spheres for lively debate and discussion.


Date and time: New time of 6pm – 8pm,  every second Wednesday from 17 th August (31 st August, 14 th and 28 th September, 12 th and 26 th October)

Venue: ACMI X Studio, Level 4, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank, VIC 3006

This is a free event.

For program and speaker details, visit our current program: www.experimenta.org or our facebook page

This project is supported by the Besen Family Foundation and the City of Melbourne, and presented in conjunction with ACMIx.

Image courtesy of Joe Hamilton, Ikea Roof Terrace 2014


A Galaxy of Suns is a smart phone app that ‘plays’ the stars as they rise and set over 360˚ of the horizon – for any location on Earth. Operating on a galactic scale this project is a collaboration across contemporary art, music, astronomy and design.  A Galaxy of Suns works with the native potentials of smart device technology to create a unique experience of the cosmos accessible to audiences wherever they find themselves in the world.

Tracking the Earth’s motions through space, A Galaxy of Suns documents in real-time the audience’s precise position in relation to the stars, sonifying stellar data to create a sound and visual composition unique to their location in space and time.  Using the GPS data automatically recorded by smart phones and operational without network access, the project works with parameters such as location on the horizon, brightness, size, age and chemical composition of stars, and translates them into sonic and aesthetic variables including rhythm, pitch, volume, panning, colour and light intensity.

Created by artist Michaela Gleave, composer Amanda Cole and programmer Warren Armstrong, A Galaxy of Suns connects audiences with the unseen motions of our galaxy, through the intimacy of an app, and the large scale spectacle of choral performance.  If you are in Bristol on the 8th September you can experience A Galaxy of Suns as part of the Bristol Biennial 2016: In Other Worlds. Buy tickets here.

A Galaxy of Suns – The Performance premiered at Dark Mofo at Dark Park, Hobart,  on the 10th and 11th June. 

Download your version here:

iOS:  https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/a-galaxy-of-suns/id1124035028?ls=1&mt=8

Android:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.agalaxyofsuns.general

For more information visit http://www.agalaxyofsuns.net, http://darkmofo.net.au/a-galaxy-of-suns/

Produced in association with Experimenta Media Arts

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
This project is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Image courtesy Michaela Gleave and Anna Pappas Gallery Melbourne.

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