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So that was 2011’s digital developments in the arts and cultural sector!

Here’s my annual roundup of the most impactful digital developments we’ve seen in the arts over 2011. Its been a fascinating year: some of these digital developments increase reach, scale, impact, and access to work creating massive opportunity; some create new economic models for better sustainability; some challenge our traditional notions of participation with an […]

Theatre without walls (or doors – or any other barrier!)

[Update 10.06.2012 – Five Minute Theatre wins a Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland (CATS) – category best technological production.] The Stage quotes judge Robert Dawson Scott, theatre critic of The Times:  “For once, it wasn’t the pin point accuracy or the polished slickness of the endeavour that impressed: it was the sheer scale of the ambition […]

Live Blog of Culture Hack Scotland

Culture Hack Scotland is a unique event which brings together Edinburgh’s world-famous festivals and other leading Scottish cultural organisations with software developers and creative technologists to see what amazing new things they can make in just 24 hours.

It’s being held at Inspace/Informatics in Edinburgh on May 6-7th 2011.

Almost-live simulcasts work as well as live – NT Live’s Frankenstein

Last Thursday I watched an NTLive! almost-live simulcast at my local Cameo Cinema, of Frankenstein, London’s hottest sold out ticket, directed by Danny Boyle (to see it in London, I’d have to queue for a day ticket -from 1am, when the queue starts forming!). The production was mesmerising, engaging, gripping and yes, it was live […]

National Theatre Scotland launch new virtual live theatre project

I’m delighted to announce that my other company#fiveminutetheatre! Envirodigital are consultant producers for Five Minute Theatre. NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND MARKS ITS 5TH BIRTHDAY WITH A VIRTUAL 24 HOUR THEATRE PROJECT Today, 25th February, 2011, the National Theatre of Scotland marks its fifth birthday by opening public submissions for a nationwide virtual theatre project as […]

Internet comes of age for visual arts with new Google project

Google’s ultra-high resolution Street View cameras have been sneaking around galleries in nine countries – out of hours – to capture the world’s finest art collections as 360 degree digital tours. The Art Project was launched at Tate Britain yesterday, and includes 385 rooms, and 1061 different pieces. Each gallery has also chosen one piece […]

Scottish cultural organisations digitally develop in 2011

2011 means more digital development for the UK’s cultural sector for me, and we’re already hard at it! Expect more work from Rudman Consulting this year on developing live digital artistic content; developing innovative new work from opening up your data; and delivering bottom ££ value from your social media efforts. You can next hear […]

Digital access to culture now mainstream

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 […]