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Year of Conversation

We’ve just reached the Easter end-of-season break for producers at SoundArt Radio 102.5FM, and I don’t mind saying it’s been a bit of a marathon for me in between my existing 2 day jobs and freelancing. I’m taking the summer out and time for a break until the Autumn now.

However, I’m really pleased with this season of Gene Pool: Digital Culture shows, which in 2012 have included sound artist, Stephen Cornford and the AudioGraft 2012 Festival (which included an interview with Max Eastley among others).

I became interested and active in developing new approaches to audiences for artists and culture organisations, and as part of that pulled together “Beyond The Stage” a Skype discussion with Joumana Mourad of iJAD Dance Co. and John Darvell of Nocturn Dance – both live performance companies who are exploring and utilising digital means to create new experiences for viewers.

Shows on 3D Printing and Gamification covered new and emerging techniques and technologies, while my final two shows brought Arts & Business‘ Digital Overlord and Guardian contributor, Patrick Hussey, plus Rewired State director, Emma Mulqueeny and developer, Jim Anning in to talk about future trends and educational initiatives. All busy people who totally know their eggs, and yet are willing to spare time and go out of their way to have a conversation for broadcast. Something I’ve never asked my guests is: why bother?

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Gene Pool#63: Big Data, Love & Revolution

Patrick HusseyBig data, love and revolution ! Patrick Hussey is Digital Overlord and Campaign Manager of the Arts & Business organisation and man with a lot to say about the future.

Beyond just culture sector developments and commercial trends, we talk about how Digital is changing the very way society works in the biggest shake up since the Industrial Revolution – only with stats!

As decision-making and civil society is able to tap into new levels of information about, and from the population, many topics are moving so fast that we as nations have hardly had chance to discuss the implications before the next wave is upon us. Patrick highlights many instances, alongside examples of amazing possibilities of rampant new technology which simultaneously offer the opportunity of a new meritocratic platform and the uncomfortable oppression of global surveillance.

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The Gene Pool Radio Show is presented weekly at 7pm on Wednesdays on Soundart Radio 102.5FM. The podcast version can be delivered directly into your PC or mobile via our iTunes ChannelBlackberry PodcastBlubrryMiro 

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Gene Pool#63: Big Data, Love and Revolution

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Gene Pool#60: Gamification

It takes 10,000 hours of practice for musicians to approach virtuoso status. With a new generation who have grown up with gaming, their time spent with computer games gives them the equivalent skills as “master gamers”. Rising to the fast-moving needs of a new workforce of “digital natives” and driving engagement in the workplace – James Monjack of Gametuned.com joins us to talk about the emerging field of “gamification” – the science of applying game mechanics to aid motivation and engagement.

In an information packed conversation, we talk through broadcast techniques that cater for the “dual screening” viewing experience, burning synaptic pathways, large companies setting up their own social networks for employees and taking radical new approaches to keep their workforce productive and engaged with the company brand.

This episode features music by Japanese musician, Saywhut! via SoundCloud.

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The Gene Pool Radio Show is presented weekly at 7pm on Wednesdays on Soundart Radio 102.5FM. The podcast version can be delivered directly into your PC or mobile via our iTunes ChannelBlackberry PodcastBlubrryMiro 

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Gene Pool#60: Gamification

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