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Why the top cultural apps for 2010 will be more interactive

JButler’s Last Year on This is Central Station

Amongst the new year roundups was this one in the Observer – Top Cultural Apps of 2009. The list includes industry leaders like Spotify and the list of 30 is dominated by those broadcasting existing content like Love Art: National Gallery, Stanza and the LPO and those useful navigation tools like ITheatre.

But as the revenues from video games in the UK is now 44% higher than film, surely this year’s cultural apps will be more and more interactive.

The Observer list includes only 3

Play Ligeti

This interactive app from the ENO lets users explore (and compose their own discordant version of) the car horn prelude from György Ligeti’s 1970s avant garde opera Le Grand Macabre.

Lady Gaga iOKi

Typically pioneering, Lady Gaga lends her name and music to an exemplary karaoke app, through which you also have access to a complete karaoke library of tracks in every genre

South Bank Avator Creator

But the rise and rise of collaborative and interactive cultural apps – like Central Station and Blip Foto will mean a different pecking order in years to come.

1 thought on “Why the top cultural apps for 2010 will be more interactive

  1. These are brilliant Anne, thanks for sharing. I also think we’ll see the rise of traditional arts organisations experimenting with interactive applications in performances – see this concert using iPhones! Does anyone else have examples of great apps from the cultural sector or any other 2010 predictions?

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