I wrote a new blog article for Create Hub, exploring the apparent stasis of innovation in the established culture sector. Probably familiar territory to anyone exposed to my rants on a regular basis, but I sometimes think of the challenge as being particular to an industry that delivers content through bricks and mortar buildings. The digital proposition is that maybe that content could be shaped for other modes of delivery, and maybe that might suit some members of the audience better.
Cue crys of “But Theatre will never change” “The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd“. Exit stage left.
“This year’s report shows that while the positive impact of technology on organisations remains high, there is a gap between the ambition of arts and cultural organisations in relation to digital technology and their ability to execute on those ambitions.” Sam Mitchell, Native, NESTA
Rant on at Create Hub
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.
Our 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…
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.