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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:

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

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!

Panel Discussion between Bill Thompson, Charlotte Higgins and Ekow Eshun about participatory arts projects in the Manchester International Festival.

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AmbITion North West Roadshow – Twitter Participation Masterclass

This is a live blog of the AmbITion Roadshow North West  event at the NOVAS Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool.  If you spot any errors or inaccuracies or would simply like to contribute to the conversation, leave us a comment!

Hannah Rudman now takes the final participation master class which is looking at Twitter and its uses.

Why Tweet?

•    Clip your wings (140 characters) & find new freedom
•    Public conversations
•    Immediacy

Bill Thompson tweets a lot about when he is having coffee but he also tells you were he is.  Makes himself available in that way.
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AmbITion North West Roadshow – New Writing Partnership Case Study

This is a live blog of the AmbITion Roadshow North West  event at the NOVAS Contemporary Urban Centre, Liverpool.  If you spot any errors or inaccuracies or would simply like to contribute to the conversation, leave us a comment!

Bill Thompson, BBC journalist now sharing an early strategy document as created by the New Writing Partnership (NWP), a writing development agency for which he is serves on the board.

AmbITion supported the New Writing Partnership in making a paradigm shift from how they work using digital.

The New Writing Partnership received funding in the region of hundreds of thousands of pounds.

New Writing Partnership is now Writers’ Centre Norwich.

The story:

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Slides from the last two liveblogged AmbITion events now online

Yes, you can now view slide presentations from the AmbITion North East Roadshow and AmbITion Re:connected event.

There’s presentations by Arts Council England’s Alison Clark-Jenkins on the Digital Opportunity and Hannah Rudman on the AmbITion Approach and more.

Here’s Bill Thompson’s much talked about presentation about the future of digital engagement for the arts.

You can see the rest of the slides here:

http://www.slideshare.net/getambition/slideshows

AmbITion North East Roadshow – Tyneside Cinema – Intro and Keynote

This post forms part of a series live blogged from the AmbITion North East Roadshow of 5th March.

Here’s the introduction by AmbITion project facilitator Dave Moutrey and keynote by Bill Thompson BBC and Guardian freelance journalist.

Read about a real AmbITion case study as Jamie Wooldridge from Ludus Dance presents the dance company’s digital journey before and after joining the AmbITion pilot.

The Participation workshop by popular digital maverick Christian Payne is liveblogged as is Caron Lyon’s well-attended Social Media workshop.

After the workshops, the AmbITion Approach was presented by project director, Hannah Rudman and the day ended with a plenary session featuring a question and answer session with the workshop presenters.

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Live blogging from the AmbITion North East Roadshow at the Tyneside Cinema.  Comments, queries and corrections welcome!

Seated at the Electra Cinema within the Tyneside Cinema, a historic building that is the UK’s finest surviving newsreel cinema.

Just listened to basic housekeeping by Dave Moutrey of Cornerhouse who is chairing proceedings.  Now hearing about the architectural firm who have provided an interesting RFID visual projection which projects on a screen above the venue’s bar the locations of all attendees who are wearing lanyards with an RFID chip implanted.

Alison Clark-Jenkins, Director, Arts & Development, from the Arts Council now talking about the Arts Council’s Digital Opportunity.

Four (?) key strands to the Arts Council’s plans:

1. Research, learning and policy

2. Building digital capacity – skills and development, network and partnerships, technology and infrastructure, innovation and artistic practice.  “Programme is really about creating innovative art that really engages with people.  85% own mobile phone, 1 in 4 never switch it off.”

3.Public sector broadcasting.

Forthcoming events: Clicks or Mortar?, Tyneside Cinema,  re:boot re:place, Sage, Gateshead.

Here are Alison’s slides:


Next up: Hannah Rudman, director, AmbITion

What to expect from an AmbITion roadshow?

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