Hannah Rudman's Blog (30)

In beta testing: watch out for claimexpenses.com

This case study supported by AmbITion Scotland reveals Creative Carbon Scotland's digital development claimexpenses.com. The tool was developed with support from Sustainable AmbITion, a fund which focussed on utilising digital technologies for better…


Added by Hannah Rudman on May 29, 2014 at 11:32 — No Comments

EIFF: clipped wings increases span of programme

EIFF logo It's good to see the Edinburgh International Film Festival jettison its strained efforts to "keep up with the Cannes-es". Reduced funding this year has clipped the Film Festival's wings in terms of the amount of high profile stars appearing for red carpet premieres. But the clipped wings… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on May 18, 2011 at 11:19 — 3 Comments

Creative Scotland webcast Edinburgh Roadshow: live today 1500!

Participate today live online with Creative Scotland's Edinburgh Corporate Plan roadshow.

Envirodigital are producing the webcast so we'll see you online…


Added by Hannah Rudman on April 27, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

Creative & Interactive Industries in Scotland work on transitioning to a low carbon economy

Envirodigital and Scottish Enterprise facilitated workshops in early 2011 with Creative and Interactive Industries for Scottish Government’s 2020 Climate Group, to feedback on what the options, opportunities and challenges might be for the sectors on achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, and a 42% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020. The final report is below, and features many… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on March 21, 2011 at 16:16 — No Comments

National Theatre Scotland launches virtual live theatre project, Envirodigital consultant produces

fiveminutetheatre  AmbITion Scotland webcasters Envirodigital are consultant producers for Five Minute Theatre. 

#fiveminutetheatre on Twitter!


Added by Hannah Rudman on February 25, 2011 at 14:49 — No Comments

Scottish Digital Network Panel concluding report published

Scottish Digital Network Panel - the independent review and recommendations are reported here.

Added by Hannah Rudman on January 24, 2011 at 10:59 — No Comments

Digital Panto: unique launch today in Scotland (oh yes it is!)

There have been interesting experiments this year where filmed performances have been distributed digitally live (think NTLive! simulcasting to cinemas), and on-demand (think digitaltheatre.com). But what about making work…


Added by Hannah Rudman on December 21, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

Digital access to culture now mainstream says new UK research

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 — No Comments

Live events and digital: the opportunities explored

At Shift Happens 2010, I spoke to the Performing Arts sector about the opportunities for increasing the scale, reach, impact, accessibility and legacy of live events by digitising them. The first part of my talk focuses on what can be achieved with our the existing digital space (internet as we know it now); the second half explores the opportunities that will emerge as the web evolves.…


Added by Hannah Rudman on November 8, 2010 at 20:36 — No Comments

Scottish Government supports digital technology to lower carbon footprint: Envirodigital prompts question

The 40+ online viewers looking at today's AmbITion Scotland live webcast also tested out Envirodigital's new Carbon Footprint Avoided indicator, on the same day that the Scottish Government stated it supports digital technology to lower carbon footprints after Envirodigital prompted questions in the Scottish Parliament.

The full press release from… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on September 16, 2010 at 20:00 — 2 Comments

Interactive audiences: increasing online and at live events too

The promise of Web video has risen and fallen over the last few years. But Easy to Assemble, a show about a Hollywood actress who becomes a cog in a blue collar (Ikea!) wheel, has consistently received viewers of… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on August 13, 2010 at 9:21 — No Comments

Artful webcasting

[A longer version of this article by Hannah Rudman was first published in Arts Professional magazine, issue 222, 19.07.10]

Webcasting is a great way of improving your event, presentation, conference or training session’s scale, reach, impact and legacy to a global audience – without increasing its… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on July 26, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab launch: what, why and how

With Piers Morgan launching First TV, the extension of his children's newspaper First News, and the BBC launching its new comedy series Brian Pern exclusively online, then the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab should follow suit. We held a very intimate live press launch that… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on July 15, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

Content & Consolidation : Bing, Project Canvass, Newspass, and Disney's Facebook App for tix

Microsoft’s Bing has been around for just over a year, trying to cause a revolution in the search and location services market. But it hasn't got the market share that I expected. So it was with great interest that Microsoft this week rolled out Bing Entertainment, a dedicated hub within Bing that hosts film clips and trailers, music videos, TV clips and games Bing Entertainment is only live in the US at the… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on June 29, 2010 at 20:28 — No Comments

Attitudes towards climate change in the creative industries being surveyed - please help by responding

Mission Models Money are currently engaged in a research project called Sustainable Ability which is mapping the current response to climate change and resource scarcity and understanding the practical and behavioural barriers preventing greater breadth and depth of response.

To contribute to this important piece of work, please click… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on June 28, 2010 at 10:17 — No Comments

Please help: 10 minute survey on the creative sector's response to resource scarcity & climate change

Mission Models Money are currently engaged in a research project called Sustainable Ability which is mapping the current response to climate change and resource scarcity and understanding the practical and behavioural barriers preventing greater breadth and depth of response.

To contribute to this important piece of work, please click… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on June 8, 2010 at 12:02 — No Comments

It pays to count: freemium and tracking impact

So it seems that social media is coming of age: the ning platform (AmbITion Scotland's network is run on it as well as this great network) has announced that they are changing from their freemium business model, and ning will now have to be paid for. AmbITion Scotland and 38Minutes already pay the premium version, so we won't be closing up shop.… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on April 30, 2010 at 9:46 — No Comments

Nielsen's latest survey: most online content should be free, but some should be valued (case in point: NT Live!)

With the San Francisco Chronicle's online offering today reporting on Nielsen's new survey that 85% of internet users want online content to be free, cultural organisations could begin to panic about what the business model is for digitising… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on February 18, 2010 at 16:38 — No Comments

National Digital Development in the Arts network launched - come join!

If you're a cultural organisation, or interested in working with cultural and arts organisations, here's a new networking and learning opportunity! In August 2009, a new phase of my ground-breaking project, AmbITion, was launched in Scotland by the Scottish Arts Council. AmbITion Scotland, just like AmbITion in… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on October 7, 2009 at 13:30 — 2 Comments

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