The Prediction Machine going live in Loughborough

the oak and stainless steel machine, with lights and a hand crank and a screen

The Prediction Machine will be exhibited from Wednesday 1st – Sunday 26th October 2014 at the following venues:
Pilkington Library Cafe, University of Loughborough
Wednesday 1st October to Wednesday 15th October

Loughborough Library, Granby Street, Loughborough
Saturday 18th October to Saturday 25th October

The Prediction Machine is a new interactive artwork that has travelled through time, space and all weather to mark ‘moments of climate change’ in our everyday lives. It uses meteorological data to print out climate fortunes based on the weather now and predictions for the future.

The Prediction Machine is created by the artist Rachel Jacobs in collaboration with Matt Little, Ian Jones (Sherwood Wood), Matthew Gates, Robin Shackford, Juliet Robson, Dr Candice Howarth, Dr Carlo Buontempo and the participants of a series of workshops that took place in Loughborough.

The artwork was developed with researchers alongside a wider research project at Horizon Digital Economy Hub and The Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham.  Commissioned by Radar, LU Arts as part of the Nowcasting Programme, with support from the Geography Department, Loughborough University. With support from Frank Abbott, Ravi Abbott, Matt Watkins and Joelle Chess.

Funded by the Arts Council of England, Radar LU Arts and Horizon Digital Economy Research, RCUK

The Prediction Machine’s Climate-Change-Harvest-Festival
University of Loughborough
Sunday 26th October

Come along for some seasonal food, a procession to the weather station led by the artist and an opportunity to write your own predictions, actions and wishes for the future as part of an alternative Harvest Festival.  Times and venue tbc.
More information coming soon… including artist talks and guides to the machine and accessibility information

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