Online Strategy for the Arts

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I spoke today on a panel at the Australia Council for the Arts looking broadly at the futures of online engagement by arts organisations. The opening presentation of the day was given by Stephanie Hutchinson who set up the ‘Discover’ education programs at the National Theatre in the UK. I was really inspired to hear [...]

“If it doesn’t exist online, it doesn’t exist”


I attended a conference run by the Australia Council and the ABC today called Revealing the Arts. OK, there's a long way to go here, but it didn't really come together and you got the feeling by the end of the day that the gap between the 'geeks' and the 'luvvies' is here to stay. Rights [...]

Cate Blanchett at Screen Worlds


Yesterday I attended the opening of Screen Worlds, a new exhibition space at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne. A massive crowd assembled to hear Ms Blanchett launch the show along with Victorian Premiere John Brumby. It's a spectacular exhibition that profiles the development of film and television, games and interactive media [...]

GameOn going off in Brisbane


It's worth checking out the Studio GameOn site which runs between Jan 5th and Feb 13th following the trials and tribulations of a team who are making a playable game during this six week period. The studio runs alongside the GameOn exhibition which is now in Brisbane fresh from its season at ACMI last year. [...]

Mobile Aps big thing at MIT


MIT has put students to work creating mobile applications for the iphone and android platforms among others. The results look impressive after a 13 week development period. They're predicting that creating this kind of application is only going to get easier over time. Read the article and see a selection of the applications featured here. [...]

Gamejam 08 is coming


Gamejam 08 is coming up very soon. A group of us are running a game pitching event this coming Saturday from 10am - 4pm at AFTRS in the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney. Come along and demo a game, pitch an idea for a game or virtual world or attend our rapid ideas development workshop. Among [...]