Although I mentioned this in my last update of ARG Stats (of which there is more to come), I felt the report deserved highlighting. In 2007 Hazel Grian was awarded a place in the Arts Council England Interact programme, Diffraction: Diffraction, the pilot title of Arts Council England Interact programme, offered placements to already established artists … Read moreFinally! A Comprehensive ARG Report from the PMs
One of the presentations I really enjoyed at perthDAC 2007 (which I reviewed here) was Axel Brun’s ‘The Future is User-Led’. In particular, I appreciated his ‘common characteristics’ of Blogs, Wikipedia and Second Life. Here is his ppt: The full paper is online [PDF] and detail about the book this paper is a part of.
I received my copy of Space Time Play the other day. Wohoo! It is a great looking book with a great mix of short pieces, with some games listed that I haven’t heard of before. Cool. There are a few errors, however, in my short article that I missed due to not being attentive enough … Read moreEpilogue to 'Creating Alternate Realities' in Space Time Play
Wonderfully lucid comedian Bill Hicks asks why the news is not neutral…and provides an example of a news story that shows another point of view… [youtube AXmzcroUmdU]
I attended and presented at my first Digital Arts and Culture conference at the perthDAC 2007 held 15-18 September (though I co-wrote a paper for the 2005 DAC). The 2007 programme is on the site, but the full proceedings will be available online soon. In the meantime, I thought I’d share some of my impressions/experience of … Read moreReflections on perthDAC 2007 & BEAP
Thanks to ABC Digital Futures, I found Cory Doctorow’s short story in Radar which imagines(?) a world where Google is evil… Read it
There is a new wave of cinema experiences emerging that points to the revival of the cinema event. Contrasting interactive film (which can be experienced by one person and the interaction is limited to a DVD or remote input), these cinema events require audiences to participate in some way in an event environment. Kinoautomat (movie vending-machine), 1967… … Read more"Interactive Cinema Performances"
Kylie Robertson of Ish Media, the lass behind such interactive dramas Jupiter Green and the website for Joel and Cat Set the Story Straight, has launched her latest offering: Girl Friday. It is available for free via the web and mobile (in Australia). The main website is at www.GirlFriday.tv with videos at YouTube, including this trailer: [youtube 2-M7KqB2sO4] … Read moreOnline & Mobile Comedy Girl Friday launched
Although not everyone realises it, I am actually based in Australia. I spend alot of time online checking out what is happening around the world. The Net is great for this, but at the same time I hardly ever get to meet my colleages in person. This year I’ve travelled to five countries and meet … Read moreActually seeing Monique, Jak, Jane, Jill & Lisbeth
Tomorrow I’ll flying to Perth: Perth DAC: The Future of Digital Media Culture: The Future of Digital Media Culture In the early 1990s, the very term digital was new and novel. However, it has taken only fifteen years for e-mail, the Internet, mobile phones, the power of searchable databases, games, film and TV special effects … Read moreI'm off to Perth: DAC & FTI