Picture yourself, sitting at your desk, looking at a favourite image on your wallpaper glowing from your screen, the buzz af the external drive backing up your work in the background and the sun streaming through the window, really warm, pleasantley warm. You feel great. You've seen your diary for the next few days and you have some brilliant meetings coming up. Sounding off new ideas, a bit of future gazing, a bit of banter and chat and generally finding an idea that your gut-feeling says yes,… Continue
Added by Alec McPhedran on January 31, 2009 at 12:30 —
As Lord Razzall eloquently put it in the recent Lords debate in a question to Lord Carter
My Lords, does the Minister agree that the creative industries today represent a beacon of light in the financial meltdown surrounding us, particularly with the opportunity for them to create and maintain jobs, given the unemployment problems? Does he accept that there is a suspicion—and indeed comment—that his Digital Britain review in these circumstances will be insufficiently far reaching and… Continue
Added by Paul Durrant on January 29, 2009 at 21:00 —
It’s becoming apparent that Tech Meetup Edinburgh is really doing some good.
About 80 techies are coming along each month – we’re all learning more about tech, the tech projects going on around us, and who’s involved.
I wrote here several months ago about the Tech Meetup in Edinburgh. The videos and blogs are on the site, which is currently in public alpha
(because it would be just too sincere to wait for a beta). If you want to check out what we’ve been up to, follow… Continue
Added by Sam Collins on January 28, 2009 at 14:45 —
There is a fabulous opportunity for Scotland and the UK that I have been talking to lots of people about recently, one that should attract participation in some way or another from everyone on 38 minutes and many more besides. I am talking here about the Edinburgh Interactive Festival. There is no real benefit in going over what EIF has or hasn’t been in the past. The main thing is to recognise the opportunity it represents to showcase our video games and digital interactive community in the… Continue
Added by Paul Durrant on January 27, 2009 at 21:18 —
I have a question: what things need talked through, discussed and argued over to help make better ideas for a different public service media?
On February 25th
and March 11th
I'd like to hold some morning workshops with our partners in Northern Ireland,… Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on January 26, 2009 at 14:30 —
Learn 4 Life Holodeck
Learn4Life Island has been in Second Life now for roughly two years and in that time I have put a lot of time and money into the building of the space to see what the possibilities are for education in the future. This year I am intent on building an imaginative community to work there on several ad hoc projects; they may come to nothing or they may evolve into bigger projects that can be co-opted into mainstream… Continue
Added by LeonCych on January 26, 2009 at 12:43 —
Added by Michael Coulter on January 26, 2009 at 11:00 —
Kyle Murdoch and Mark Hunter talk about;
- Twitter's development and impact on the United States presidential election
- Chat to CC Chapman tells us about social media and old media playing nicely together…
Added by Mark Hunter on January 26, 2009 at 10:27 —
On money, passion and stuff that matters: "a well-lived life is not a tour of gas stations"
pointed me in the direction of a renewing piece of blog from Tim O'Reilly
. He's trying to set out what he means when he tries to convince people to start "working on stuff that matters", something 4iP is keen… Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on January 26, 2009 at 9:15 —
If you haven't already come across Spotify.com, don't get put off by the name. Spotify gives legal streaming access to a whole lot of full length music tracks - faster than you can go get the CD out of of the cupboard - all genres, all decades, all good news.
You may still need a code to get in, but if you go here http://www.tinyurl.com/spotifylink, it should work. There's some advertsing every 30 minutes, so Spotify is a bit like listening to commercial radio, but you choose the… Continue
Added by Richard Saville-Smith on January 23, 2009 at 21:40 —
To accompany his talk on 'public innovation' at the Oxford Media Convention this morning, and in the midst of all the other PSB rabble going on at the moment, Jon Gisby, Director of New Media and Technology at Channel 4, wrote a piece for Paid Content on the work Channel 4 has been doing to develop innovative public service, digital media projects. Includes mention of upcoming 4iP projects including Patient Opinion, Through the Roof and Talk… Continue
Added by HelenJ on January 22, 2009 at 17:47 —
I delighted to formally announce that we are now able to share the news that AudioBoo, an innovative audio platform powered by 4IP - is ready to enter its beta phase.
AudioBoo is both a platform and iPhone application which allows you to effortlessly record audio, annotate with a photo, title and tags and then automatically upload it to the AudioBoo website along with geo-location data. You can read the official press release… Continue
Added by Mark Rock on January 22, 2009 at 13:42 —
announces its recommendations for the future of public service broadcasting, Channel 4 resists a suggested merger with Five, the European Commission continues to look at state aid rules and public service broadcasting
and Tommy Sheridan gets the boot from BB. Seems something was going on in America as well...
What a week… Continue
Added by George Falconer on January 21, 2009 at 23:00 —
I've been working on the program for chunk 16 of the OU's book on creating graphics using 'Processing'. Processing allows artists to use the power of programming in 3D etc without having to delve in to physics and maths(not so much anyway).
Processing creates pde files which can be run from java jars or on a web page as a Java applet. Applications and Applets can be generated automatically from the IDE and this leaves you free to concentrate on the graphics.
Once you have your design… Continue
Added by Rosie Wood on January 21, 2009 at 14:52 —
I dug out this Jeff Jarvis blog post from November last year, related to his forthcoming book, What Would Google Do?. In it, he reminds us that "owning stuff" is no longer the safest strategy for long-term… Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on January 21, 2009 at 9:27 —
Here is a chance for the reader to escape Obamania and Ofcomania for a moment and indulge in some futurism, if you can tear yourself away that is.
Just before Christmas I had the privilege of visiting amBX
and sitting in their fantastic demo suite to see their immersive surround sound / surround lighting / vibration / air movement hardware and software work in concert to enhance games, movies and music. Now that they have released their SDK, the… Continue
Added by Paul Durrant on January 21, 2009 at 9:06 —
, Arrington geeking out on websites while the rest of us were watching and twittering the inauguration of new President Obama, we discover that the White House website changed
drastically, too. The home page's main feature is a blog, with… Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on January 20, 2009 at 19:03 —
Before America's latest hero gets eclipsed by another today, I wanted to show the power behind Facebook groups in gathering voices around a cause. In this case, it's Captain C B Sully Sullenberger who… Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on January 20, 2009 at 16:17 —
Mark wrote a blog post the other day on his reading (pdf) and hearing of Andy Duncan's Nesta speech. From it he drew most of all that 4iP is about toolsets and platforms (which it is, partly) but didn't, I think, pick… Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on January 20, 2009 at 16:03 —
Folly have found some
We’ve been talking here at folly about twitter (and as an organisation we are now twittering at twitter.com/follydigitalart
), so it seems like a good time to look at some of the artistic projects which have been using the platformi:
folly first engaged with twitter during 2007’s VELOCITY festival of digitali culture, when we collaborated with litfest on… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on January 20, 2009 at 8:50 —