Category Archives: Digital Culture

Story Agents

I just wrote a new blog article for the Arts and Technology blog, Create Hub. This is probably a final note at the end of the BASE/SHPLive live stream-digital performance project that has now finished its funded period of operation.

youtube_imbecileOur UPstream commission programme offered artists seed funding for the development of new live/digital hybrid works and was incredibly fruitful. Two particular projects left me with some thoughts about emerging potentials for story telling, with this perception of the autonomous digital Story Agent being particularly interesting.

I hope the blog presents the idea in a somewhat interesting way.

More on Create Hub… 

Live Theatre Broadcast

Entrance of Theatre, Film & TV department at York UniversityI was pleased to be invited up to York Uni this week, to speak at the Live Theatre Broadcast Symposium.

My talk “Seeding The cloud: Broadcast Entities and Digital Storytelling” draws some observations about the recently commissioned digital performance hybrids in the UPstream programme which I developed as a strand within SHPLive.TV, supported by greenhouse.

I’ll probably use this as material to work into my next blog article for Create Hub.

Here’s the video from the Live Theatre Broadcast day, which features Marcus Romer (Artistic Director, Pilot Theatre), Ross MacGibbon (Royal Opera House Cinema Screen Director), John Wyver (Director, Illuminations Media) and myself from the culture sector.

Time Won’t Give Me Time

I wrote a tired-and-emotional blog article as part of a series on Sam Fry’s Create Hub site.

The article takes a few simultaneous views at work in the culture industry, commuting, mobile office solutions and the value of play.

Here’s a snippet, you can head over to Create Hub for the rest:

Over the last year, I held three jobs simultaneously, produced twelve live streamed concerts and performances, one artist development lab, five podcasts, developed two training schemes, wrote two guest blog articles, programmed two seasons of educational digital media courses, maintained two websites, mentored three commissioned artist works to performance stage, hosted six networking events, filmed and edited one artist video piece, created six promotional videos, delivered three conference presentations, moved house once, had a baby. And I didn’t even mention the day to day meetings and admin.

All Boy George had to do was sing about heartbreak and karma.