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Open for Disruption

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

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… 

Subject: Digital Snippet#2

Here’s the last month of factoids to get us up to date.
I’ve copied and pasted these pretty much as is from the original emails, so some of the language might not make sense as it refers to conversations prior to the actual emailed information.


Digital Snippet#8: iBeacon

iBeacons are small plastic devices that transmit unique location information via Bluetooth. The new 7.1 update to Apple’s iOS mobile operating system bundles in functionality to support their new iBeacon hardware. Install an iBeacon behind an artwork, shop display, signage and it can activate contextual information to be displayed on the screen of iBeacon-aware applications.

Invention, disruption and pranksterism, ahoy!

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