Art of Digital London – Sadler’s Wells – Comment is Free

This is a live blog of the Art of Digital London event at Sadler’s Wells, London.  If you spot any errors or inaccuracies, please leave us a comment.  Either way, please join the conversation!

Here are the events as they happened, it is the agenda in chronological order:

Art of Digital London – Sadler’s Wells – Welcome

Art of Digital London – Sadler’s Wells – Culture Blog Interview

Art of Digital London – Sadler’s Wells – Social Media and the Arts

Art of Digital London – Sadler’s Wells – Peter Gregson Interview

Art of Digital London – Sadler’s Wells – Further Field

Art of Digital London – Sadler’s Wells – Digital Rights and Wrongs

Art of Digital London – Sadler’s Wells – Technology Blog

Art of Digital London – Sadler’s Wells – Comment is Free

Bill Thompson introduces the last section of the day, Comment is Free.

It is an unstructured question and answer session in which Bill encourages comment from people in the audience.

Here they come:

If you don’t have systems of attention or systems of care then everything falls over.

There are poles of things at the moment, we haven’t really explored the middle ground. When we do it will feel less like the extremes we are currently seeing.

How many people who tweeted during Peter’s performance found it distracting?

CJ Lyon offers a comment:
As an amplifier of content, one has to make a decision about being there to experience an event or being there to blog it.

She advocates Blogger nights at theatres as she would like the choice of not having to listen to ‘click clicking’.

What happens after today?

You can join the Art of Digital London network at artofdigitallondon.ning.com.

There will also be workshops and more.

It’s very much about taking this opportunity to find new forms of collaboration, of finding new partners.

What do other people think about the YouTube Symphony Orchestra?

Charlotte Higgins of the Guardian did say that it felt like an experiment for the sake of technology.

It actually got 9 million views.

Collaboration between YouTube, London Symphony Orchestra and Carnegie Hall.

Brought together a collection of amateur musicians to perform music written by a respected composer.

The project gave rise to a lot of community aspects, people looked towards mentoring each other and commenting on each other’s videos.

@peterjlaw on Twitter will be following up this event with a ‘Geekcamp’.

Bill draws the event to an end.

Rachel adds that this event will be followed up by workshops that allow Regularly Funded Organisations to share knowledge.

It’s a wrap!

Hope you enjoyed the event and found the debate both stimulating and encouraging.

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