Just wondering whether there is any news on the Central Station project - announced almost a year ago now, must be looking good. It would be interesting for the artily inclined among us to catch up with it.
(and the fact that my proposal to 4iP was rejected on the basis that Central Station was 'already doing that' gives me a keen… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on November 27, 2009 at 9:03 —
For my blog Arts Funding Detective
I want to write about this organisation: AmbITion
. It's right up my street and hopefully your street as well, as it's about 'helping organisations achieve their 21st century sustainability ambitions through implementing integrated IT and digital developments'.
Why the need for AmbITion?
Other sectors have recognised and responded to some specific… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on March 22, 2009 at 23:34 —
Just submitted a new 4iP proposal to build a Long Tail of Art Wiki:
A huge amount of visual art is produced across the UK each year. Fascinating work comes and goes, often subsidised by the various Arts Councils and other institutional funders or scraped together by eager artists or hosted by art schools. But mostly when it's done, it's done. There is no record of the everyday everywhere art and artists. There is no way to take a look across the UK at the big picture. When the show… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on February 27, 2009 at 23:03 —
Folly have found some
We’ve been talking here at folly about twitter (and as an organisation we are now twittering at twitter.com/follydigitalart
), so it seems like a good time to look at some of the artistic projects which have been using the platformi:
folly first engaged with twitter during 2007’s VELOCITY festival of digitali culture, when we collaborated with litfest on… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on January 20, 2009 at 8:50 —
Jemima Kiss at the Guardian blog reports
that the first 4iP project has been released, and it's a football community tool.
"First off the blocks is #FC
, a community conversation tool for football clubs that uses the messaging platforms Twitter and Jaiku. The mastermind is Rick Waghorn, subject of yesterday's Elevator Pitch for… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on December 6, 2008 at 9:30 —
I just had coffee with an old friend of mine at Brighton University who told me she had become Director of ISEA. And that the next ISEA is at the University of Ulster in association with Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, 23 August - 1 September 2009. Such a great event and right in 38minutes territory.
Waterfront Hall Belfast
With HUBS at Coleraine, Derry and… Continue
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Channel 4's fledgling animation site 4mations.tv has been offline since Tuesday while the broadcaster struggles with various "editorial and procedural issues" that have allowed controversial content onto the user-generated animation site.
Sensitive to post-"Sachsgate" criticism, the broadcaster is understood to have pulled the site to remove a handful of clips designed for adult viewers, including a shoot 'em up game called "Mr Mucky" set in a crack den that included S&M imagery… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on November 27, 2008 at 18:54 —
I went along to the Glasshouse event last night sponsored by 4iP at Channel 4 hq.
Panel was introduced by Jon Gisby (who I'd never heard of): Jon was appointed as Channel 4's Director of New Media and Technology in November 2007 and has the task of expanding Channel 4’s presence in online digital media. Jon is responsible for overseeing the 4iP fund while also sitting on the board of ‘Project Kangaroo’, the BBC Worldwide, ITV and Channel 4 video-on-demand joint venture. Prior to… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on November 21, 2008 at 9:41 —
[True or hoax?
In a striking display of the power of live video, Abraham K. Biggs committed suicide on Wednesday while broadcasting himself on video site Justin.tv. As we understand it from various forum posts, the 19-year-old Floridian was apparently egged on by commenters on Justin.tv and fellow forum users on bodybuilding.com. Biggs overdosed on pills while on camera and appeared to be… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on November 21, 2008 at 9:13 —
I note that 4iP is having an event in London. Hoorah! Oh, hang on a sec. It's almost sold out. It's in collaboration with Glasshouse. It costs £20. It's called Making a Difference; delivering public service in the digital age.
And how do I know about it? Well, I guess I'm on Glasshouse's mailing list - as I got an email from them. Am I on the 4iP mailing list? No idea, I've never had anything from them. Is it on the 4iP website? No.
So is this a launch event? Is it a secret event?… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on November 13, 2008 at 16:02 —
To cross-fertilise my favourite subject with my new favourite subject, I spent the weekend wondering about crowdsourcing in widgets. My mantra is that you must push your project to where the people are rather than try to lure the people to your centralised site. A good crowdsourcing project needs to reach its audience, and unless you've got a readymade audience, you are going to need to reach out and find one. This is where the widgets come in. As widgets grow their own sociability and… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on November 10, 2008 at 10:53 —
Umm, crowdsourcing betting prediction site Hubdub is rolling out a UK version. You can get a preview at http://www2.hubdub.com/
Hubdub gives you tons of entertaining ways to track news stories and become more informed than ever before.
* Create your own questions and find out what the community forecasts will happen
* Cash in predictions before they are over if you change your mind to make gains faster
* See accurate… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on November 6, 2008 at 12:55 —
Clare-Frances Lennon posted her 4iP proposals in public
and triggered a short but interesting discussion around whether this was wise or not.
Stuart asked "Potential for a crowd sourcing sub-site maybe?". This sent me back to the concept of crowdsourcing. Specifically, I went off to find out who was running useful crowdsourcing sites. Answer came there none.
It also set off thoughts about what crowdsourcing… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on November 4, 2008 at 13:30 —
I note that a ruling from the US courts has made business process patents unpatentable (if that makes any sense).
"The summary is that the court has said that there’s a two-pronged test to determine whether a software of business method process patent is valid: (1) it is tied to a particular machine or apparatus, or (2) it transforms a particular article into a different state or thing. In other words, pure software or business method… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on November 1, 2008 at 18:00 —
'Who Wants to Be...?' - the spontaneous, democratic game-show
* 7th November 2008, 8-10pm *
* The Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge *
'Who Wants to Be...?' is a live reality game-show where the audience
make up the questions, have all the answers, and set their own rules.
200 people will buy £10 tickets making a £2000 cash pot, then spend 2
hours proposing, discussing, and creatively modifying each others ideas
for what to do together with a £2k… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on October 23, 2008 at 12:33 —
http://co-pilot.net is a project of shared resources for people working at the intersection of art, technology and social change - which may have some relevance for 4iP type projects. As I commented earlier, I have an interest in structural strategies for projects in the technology, creativity, entrepreneurial space. This is akin to asking 'does form follow function in your choice of organisational structure'. Can projects that imply social networking and open source development thrive when… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on October 23, 2008 at 1:01 —
Now that 4iP has opened up the doors for proposals, I thought it would be useful to know a bit more about what the funding side of it actually is and how it works and what the implications of applying might be. None of this is supposed to be negative, I actually think 4iP has an interesting approach to the space and I really look forward to seeing what they bring to life. And I have a proposal of my own to submit. And that's why I went looking to understand the lay of the land.
Added by Ivan Pope on October 20, 2008 at 11:58 —
Chad Hurley speaks on the future of his baby
, YouTube. Does he speak truth or is he blowing smoke out his arse? I heard this week that YouTube is selling $1m channels to Fortune 500 companies in the US, and even the buyers don't really know what the point of a YouTube channel is.
The whole interview is at the link.
A Brave New World - The Future of Managing… Continue
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