The start of November saw the close of the Edinburgh Festivals Ideas Challenge. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who took part and shared their 300 ideas and so many votes and interesting comments and discussion. It was exciting to have such a public conversation about festival innovation and it felt an honour to [...]
http://ideas.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/ The Edinburgh Festivals Ideas Challenge closes on Monday October 31st and so you only have a few days left to submit your idea (or ideas) of how to make the festivals even more amazing and stand a chance to win one of the many rather fine prizes, which are based on either the [...]
This is a nice little video case study on the m.edbookfest.com project by the team at Ambition SCotland.
This post is written by Jim Newberry and originally posted at his personal site here. In it he tells his experience of making this years’s number one festivalslab summer highlight. It’s essential reading for arts orgs thinking about apps vs mobile sites. Over to you Jim… Having seen my efforts at the Culture Hack Scotland event [...]
In a lovely parallel to festivalclock.com, Rory Fitzpatrick from StormID created this lovely visualisation of all geo-located tweets, photos and check-ins over August in the festival city. It’s a beautiful piece of work.
With last weekend’s fireworks above the castle signalling the end of the summer festival season we thought we’d reflect on our highlights over the summer. And in traditional excitement-building style, why not do it as a countdown! 5. Press coverage. It may sound vain but it was great to get a bunch of different press [...]
In the Zen contemplative tradition there are things called koans – impossible questions which are used as devices by meditators. You’ve probably heard of a couple of them such as “what is the sound of one hand clapping?” or “if a tree falls in the forest and no-one is there to hear it…yadda etc”. For [...]
Last weekend I was lucky enough to take part in Edgelands – a day long conversational event hosted by Andy Field (Forest Fringe) and Hannah Nicklin (Hannah Nicklin). It was an event mainly for makers and producers in the performing arts and revolved around four questions: What is digital innovation in the arts and why [...]