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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… 

Connected Theatre for Box Set Viewers

I just wrote a blog article which has just been published over at Create Hub, the news site which covers the use of technology in the art, creative and cultural industries.

Online audiences like to control their experiences. They enjoy short spurts of play and lots of interaction. So, how do you bring the experiences of watching and listening to cultural performances to the online world?

Annette_Mees_surgery@UPstream-53_photo-Alex_Harvey-BrownIn July 2014, I joined forces with Richard Kingdom of greenhouse to create the UPstream seed fund to explore this further.

Catching the same wave that saw the Nesta funded pilot of NT Live in 2010, I shaped an idea to develop an agile, creative project which recasts arts organisations as multi-platform cultural broadcasters.
This programme focuses on live streaming video to not only reach new audiences but to explore new possibilities for performance that makes use of the real time, interactive nature of the internet.

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