It’s a lottery
RSA Animate
21 July 2010
RSA Animate illustrating a lecture by the authors of SuperFreakonomics, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner If you find your mind wandering during lifeless lectures, then this animated lecture series might be ...
Cliché spotting
23 June 2010 For anyone suffering with student-show-fatigue (every year the same-old same-old, re-hashed and disassembled) a handy new iphone app might help you channel your frustration. The brain-child of Pascal Raabe and Barnaby ...
Robots and Avatars
16 June 2010 Robots and Avatars is a brilliant project that invites today’s techno savvy young people to consider how we may present ourselves online and how we might interact with robots in ...
The Artist Is Present
8 June 2010
The Artist Is Present, Marina Abramović, 2010. This week APEngine has enjoyed scrolling through the online portraits recording Marina Abramović‘s latest performance for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. ...
28 May 2010 Minimovies is a site dedicated to showcasing a selection of bizarre episodic documentaries produced by the good folks at Submarine Channel, which handily can be viewed on a variety of ...
It’s a lottery
Artists; Lottery Syndicate

Artists' Lottery Syndicate

With their motto of: “You’ve got to be in it to win it!” the artists’ in the Artists’ Lottery Syndicate have everything to play for.  Launching on 1 July and running for one year this forty-strong creative Syndicate will strategically play The National Lottery using a system designed to maximise the odds for the players. The system requires the Syndicate to purchase forty-four lines on each of the two weekly UK Lotto draws and thirty-six lines on the weekly EuroMillions, at a weekly cost of £4 to members. Winnings will be held back till the project end when they will be equally distributed to the team.

Devised and managed by artist Ellie Harrison the initiative is represented online through it’s website and associated Facebook and Twitter feeds. All of the syndicate spaces have already been snapped up by a plethora of familiar names “looking for a lucky break”, though a reserves list is operational. In this era of funding cuts – that this scheme is a self-proclaimed reaction to – it’s great to see artists making their own opportunities. Good luck to the Syndicate!

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