Love Culture was launched as a pilot phase to test the functionality of the web application and how this would be integrated into different cultural organisations websites.
Essentially the web app has been conceived to function as a small icon integrated into many cultural websites. The small icon acts as a trigger to both launch the web app and to send trackable information linking activity across different websites to a database.
The icon when clicked will feature information about online activity, comments and ratings and when followed through to the full interface, will include a full social networking community. Some of these features are still in development and we are using the pilot testing phase to gauge how people want to use the web application.
Future features should ideally include integration with twitter and facebook, plus the facility for more user generated content. We have begun trials with simple text messaging and this is working well.
To see this in action, to sign up and comment on the application itself please visit http://www.folly.co.uk/node/1446.
We are primarily working with Lake District Summer Music to trial the SMS service – see http://www.ldsm.org.uk
We hope that you will be finding the Love Culture icon in lot’s of places soon. To register your interest in participating as an organisation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or myself.
Art of Digital is a partnership project between Arts Council England, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and folly helping to promote the use of digital tools within arts organisations. See http://www.artofdigital.co.uk/