Social Media at #TheDWord – Collectively Asking Better Questions

Last monday, I had the privilege of helping to plan and implement a social media strategy for a conference on Diversity in Theatre and Live Art, called The D Word, hosted and planned by nitroBEAT. (the hashtag was #TheDWord on Twitter if you want to have a dig through the archive, and nitroBEAT’s twitter account is […]

Field Visit To The Association of Creative Initiatives, Warsaw – “ę”

On Friday 24th May we visited Dorota Borodaj and Julia Łuczywo at the offices of the Association of Creative Initiatives, “ę”, in Warsaw. ę have been realising socio-cultural projects across Poland since 2002, working with photographers, filmmakers and animators. They train, support and empower young people to become makers themselves as well as using the […]

Ada Lovelace Day 2011 – Nancy Baym.

Ada Lovelace day is a day to celebrate women in technology/science/maths – a way of redressing the still-apparent imbalance in the representation of the role of women in the past present and future of the various strands of technology. One strand of it is people blogging about women who have influenced them and their tech/science/engineering/maths-life. […]

The Housing Question – Travelling North & Shirts4Shelter

This is the week we say goodbye to London. Well, at least, the week we cease to call it home. We’re off to Birmingham, since the cost of being in London in no way reflects the benefits of still being here. Birmingham is home to many of our friends, it’s a cool city for music […]

What Happens When ‘They’ Don’t Get Social Media? Why the Bullying Of Baskers Matters.

Wow, there really have been a whole load of social media shitstorms of late. First, there was the case of Paul Chambers, AKA the #twitterjoketrial, where one guy tweets a jokey, hyperbolic, frustrated tweet ostensibly to his friends that follow him, and has now ended up (after appeal even) with a £1000 fine and a […]

The Internet Is Not The Enemy – Inspired by An Excellent Rant

Yesterday, the wonderful and talented Miranda Ward wrote this brilliant rant entitled ‘The Internet Is Not The Enemy‘. Which in turn inspired in me a comment so long it kinda deserves its own post. So here it is, but read her post first 🙂 -o0o- Excellent Rantage. I feel afronted by the web-phobic ramblings for […]

Talent Development And ‘The Space Of The Talkaboutable’

It seems that one of the many obstructions to the balanced discussion about resourcing talent development is the semantic gulf between the (perfectly understandable) sense of entitlement that some artists have about their art, and their art-practice and the impartiality that has to be built into the structure of any resource body (whether its an […]