This St. Andrew's Day marks the fifth anniversary of the not-for-profit campaign
to secure a new top-level internet domain (TLD) for the Scottish online community of interest - '.scot
Its be a long slow process as ICANN (the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), as the organisation charged with coordinating the domain name system, have worked to try and devise rules for new TLDs that will be acceptable to… Continue
Added by Davie Hutchison on November 30, 2010 at 12:24 —
Central Station, the creative social network based in Glasgow, is holding an arty party this Friday 3 December in Sub Club.
The party celebrates Central Station's numerous successes to date. I say numerous, but here's some numbers anyway:
Guests at the event will be… Continue
Added by Nicola Sinclair on November 29, 2010 at 15:30 —
Reference-Unreported World-Channel Four-Friday 26th November 2010
Child Abuse and Exploitation in Senegal
I wonder if anybody watched the latest Channel Four Documentary on Friday night, drawing attention to a serious problem in Senegal West Africa, and if you watched it did it influence the way you formed an opinion. Maybe you thought the programme was well researched with adequate content and perspective, or maybe you were left with the… Continue
Added by Denis Tither on November 29, 2010 at 14:29 —
Digital access to the arts and culture is extending, rather than replacing, the live experience of the arts, and the Internet is now playing a much broader role in arts engagement than simply acting as a marketing channel. A significant minority use it not only to consume and share artistic content, but also to create it; and over half use social networking sites regularly. These latest findings from a major survey of 2,000 adult Internet users appear to “confirm that engaging with the arts… Continue
Added by Hannah Rudman on November 26, 2010 at 15:52 —
I am project leading of a redevelopment which is a 1930s art deco cinema; the name of the project is the Lyceum Regeneration. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001851430756&v=wall
The LR team are in the process of researching and concluding different funding strands to bring this building back to life. Part of the plans are to bring a cinema… Continue
Added by Mori on November 26, 2010 at 13:10 —
As part of the Muvizu Presents: Glasgow Youth Film Festival 2011, we're now taking entries for our annual One Minute Movie Competition. The competition is run in association with Chew TV and open to anyone in Scotland aged 14–19.
This year's competition is specially themed – we're looking for films about the best kept secrets in your neighbourhood! They can be about your favourite childhood memory, where your friends hang out every weekend or… Continue
Added by Jen Davies on November 22, 2010 at 12:35 —
This is Ray Dawson writing with my partner Rusty Wise.
Yes, I have been out of touch for a long time, due to pressure of work and writng in my spare time with Rusty.
We have had some success with theatre plays, and have been very busy during the last two years writing novels sit coms and comedy drama with some success.
We have some close connections with the beautiful Island of Crete, and our next comedy drama will be based on the East part of… Continue
Added by Dawson & Wise (writing partners) on November 21, 2010 at 20:44 —
is a short film which explores the concept of dreams. The film was created through the notion that film and dreams share similarities; that cinema is like sleeping where the viewer becomes an unconcious spectator of involving images.
The piece was created as part of a masters project at the Glasgow School of Art. The full version of the film is an interactive… Continue
Added by Paul McArthur on November 20, 2010 at 17:00 —
I’m posting this moving story from Camphill School Aberdeen
. It demonstrates how the work of the Camphill Aberdeen
charities can make such a huge difference for individuals and for families in crisis:
Rowan (not his real name) came to Camphill School Aberdeen a few years ago. His family was close to breaking point. Rowan was ‘attending’ his local school but… Continue
Added by Ken McEwen Public Relations on November 19, 2010 at 13:56 —
We're very excited at Shed Media Scotland over the announcement of our latest project.
"Waterloo Road Reunited is being produced by Shed Media Scotland and will give fans of the BBC One hit series the chance to catch up with the lives and loves of favourite characters from past series including Bolton, Michaela, Jancee, Philip, Aleesha and Paul, as they all make their way in the world away from the classroom with mixed results!
Using a combination of scripted episodes,… Continue
Added by Priya Bhakta on November 19, 2010 at 11:30 —
At the start of the Oscar winning film ‘The Departed’, directed by Martin Scorsese, the Frank Costello character played by Jack Nicholson says:
“I don’t want to be a product of my environment. I want my environment to be a product of me.
I doubt whether Scorsese was trying to portray Frank Costello as a gangster with a keen interest in the place making agendas of South Boston. What he was doing was making a strong connection… Continue
Added by Sam Cassels on November 19, 2010 at 10:30 —
It’s official peeps .. our emotional response short horror film ‘Unsound’, part of our Biosuite project, has been selected as a workshop for SXSW 2011.
We will begin by wiring a selection of audience members up for the World Premiere of our Emotional Response Cinema project ‘Biosuite’ and then screen our short horror film ‘Unsound’.
The next generation of digital media interaction will use a direct… Continue
Added by Gawain Morrison on November 17, 2010 at 20:12 —
Ed Vaizey MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries said: 'Creative and innovative ways of working are exactly what the games industry needs to grow. By bringing companies together through this new initiative NESTA is helping developers get the most out of their Intellectual Property. We need a sustainable UK industry and this initiative will really help.'
The National Endowment for Science,… Continue
Added by Alisdair Gunn on November 17, 2010 at 11:17 —
If you don’t know, the SDN stands for the Scottish Digital Network. When you hear the people, who are supposed to know, explain the concept it is still hard to understand. I am Scottish, I understand Digital and I get Network. But, it transpires that what we’re actually getting with an SDN is a SHINY NEW BROADCAST TELEVISION CHANNEL with some subsidiary web based stuff.
At the conference I was at yesterday, with the very sexed up Greg Dyke,… Continue
Added by Richard Saville-Smith on November 17, 2010 at 10:29 —
NBC Universal Environmental Principles for Film Production
How can the film industry work in a sustainable but equally successful way?
As a designer we know we need to design for a sustainable future, we need to be 'green', we need to do this, that etc etc etc. Where does this leave the creative art industry for film/TV?
In our culture the most popular form of leisure time is TV. TV and Films are part of… Continue
Added by Liberty Bonnar Thompson on November 16, 2010 at 18:03 —
Image © Janet Lindsday Wilson on Central Station
Now with more than 2500 members, 38minutes is home to some serious talent. Happily, there's also a great mix of talent - from people taking the first tentative steps in their media career to those who have already leapt in and are carving out a… Continue
Added by Nicola Sinclair on November 16, 2010 at 16:05 —
'Web-documentary', Boswell in Space invites you to befriend James Boswell (writer, pre-documentarian, manic depressive, sex addict, father of the modern biography and travel journal) and follow his adventures and encounters in Scotland and England.
The documentary team of Mitch Miller (illustrator) and Emma Lennox (journalist) are travelling the UK to find the sites of his (mis)adventures, find inspiration in the method and madness of… Continue
Added by Emma Lennox on November 16, 2010 at 16:00 —
There are still many people out there who believe that public relations is entirely about getting ‘name checks’ for clients in the newspapers.
It is true that many PR campaigns incorporate media relations as one element in a communications strategy. But, to take such a narrow view is to miss out on the real potential of public relations. The clue is in the name: “public” relations!
Every organisation has constant opportunities to communicate with its publics – from the… Continue
Added by Ken McEwen Public Relations on November 15, 2010 at 15:12 —
I've just had one of the weeks when what was previously the accepted order did an Oktoberenskia Revolutzioni. You know the scene - or don't - the week starts in Status Quo, and ends in Black Sabbath. Too many metaphors?
Allow me to tell the tale ...
First I got an email that the course I externally examine on at Wales University has been cancelled, by the Welsh Government. Seems they think there are too many trivial courses -… Continue
Added by Dr John Sutherland on November 14, 2010 at 21:03 —
Today Open Ear (http://www.openearmusic.com
), Scotland’s leading music design company, launches their campaign to “Stop Businesses Playing Annoying Christmas Music”. As Christmas approaches, businesses all over the country are preparing to unleash the same old staid, predictable Christmas music on their customers and staff.
Most are unaware of the detrimental effect it has on anyone listening,… Continue
Added by Brian Harvey on November 10, 2010 at 16:07 —