Cursor Launch

The Cursor team are proud to announce that the Cursor app will be available for both Android and iOS devices very soon, downloadable from the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. The app will also be exhibited as an installation at the Edinburgh Arts Festival, opening on Thursday evening at the City Arts Centre.

The app features contributions from Karen Gregory, Jake Watts, Rumi Josephs, Simone C Niquille, Dave Young, Anna Zett, and Kirsty Hendry.

Read about the app here and check out the launch event on the Edinburgh Art Festival website.

Resistance Training: Documentation

On the 17th March, the Cursor Team hosted Resistance Training, an evening of film, skype performance, and IRL discussion at Evolution House, Edinburgh. Featuring contributions by Rumi Josephs, Simone C Niquille, and Karen Gregory, the event functioned as a platform to discuss the research interests driving the development of the Cursor app, and also touch on wider issues about technology, labour politics, and health.

Imagery and Audio below:

With thanks to Suzanne van der Lingen for the photography.

Audio of Rumi Joseph's performance:

Audio of Karen Gregory's talk, with introduction by Kirsty Hendry:

RESISTANCE TRAINING w. Karen Gregory, Rumi Josephs, Simone C Niquille

The Cursor team of Kirsty Hendry, Dave Young, and Jake Watts invite you to join them for a night of screenings, readings, and discussion. Resistance Training brings together works by artist Rumi Josephs and designer Simone C Niquille, who have both been commissioned to contribute to the Cursor app. These works will be accompanied by a talk by Dr. Karen Gregory who lectures in Digital Sociology at the University of Edinburgh.

Resistance Training will explore how shifts in digital technology are shaping the social mechanisms that produce our conceptions of ‘wellness' and ‘health’. We’re interested in the persistence with which social norms structure technological practices, asking how these technologies condition the body’s interaction with ideas of ‘work’ and ‘leisure’.

When/Where

Thursday 17th March 2016, 6pm.
Evolution House, 78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

Book

Tickets via eventbrite.