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NEoN 12 Bombazed!

Tap dancing robotic shoes, music, movies and a city centre sty full of human pigs – this year’s NEoN digital arts festival gleefully romped between the mind-boggling and the bizarre.

As one of the partners in this annual showcase for Dundee’s world-renowned computer generated and technology driven arts, Fleet Collective believes the festival has now established itself as an important feature in Tayside’s cultural landscape.

This year’s festival, which ran from 4 to 10 November, saw around 4,000 people attend shows, talks and performances of every imaginable kind.

Indeed, some almost defy imagination like Peter William Holden’s exhibition (at Abertay University’s Hannah Maclure Centre until 14 December) which features a choreographed dance by robotic tap shoes.

There was also the launch of Bombaze (Scots word meaning to bamboozle, confuse or mystify), a new treasure hunt-style phone app game which takes players round some of Dundee’s best sights.

Lyall Bruce, a local designer, said: “The festival has been running for four years now, and 2012 really felt like a coming of age. I am already looking looking forward to next years and experiencing something even bigger and better.”