Links for August 2013

A lovely promo video for The Other Way WorksBandstand app (available on iOS and Android)

The Bandstand Audio Theatre Experiences were created by artists from The Other Way Works and influenced by local history research and conversations with park users and local groups. The final pieces are like short radio plays that tell a new fictional story that is inspired by each bandstand and park, to be experienced in the environment in which they’re set.

Arts/digital links

Native is the journal of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.

Over the next two years Native will showcase the projects that the fund supports and share their insights and other relevant content in answering the question of what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to digital innovation in the arts and cultural sector

How The Met’s New Chief Digital Officer Plans To Connect The Physical To The Digital

Assemble is a website builder for films. Interesting how it’s built around phases of film development – fundraising, marketing, distribution – and shifts accordingly.

Razoo is a crowdfunding platform for non-profits, as used by Smithsonian Freer|Sackler.

datasounds – music + data + sounds

Mark Kermode talks to the executive producer of A Field In England about how well the simultaneous TV, DVD, VOD and cinema release worked. In short: very well.

Audience Finder from The Audience Agency and others is worth keeping an eye on:

Through tailored support, joint learning and a suite of online reports, Audience Finder enables participating organisations to make effective business decisions based on in-depth analysis of audiences’ patterns of behaviour.

From the New York Times in 2006: I Like Ur Art: Saatchi Creates an Online Hangout for Artists.

Other links

A presentation on how to name things. I’m rubbish at this, but possibly in the most people complain they’re rubbish with names – ie, never put the effort in to doing it properly.

A Dark Pattern is a type of user interface that has been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for recurring bills.

Some stuff about BBC Radio 4’s digital challenge day. The challenges being: how to encourage new audiences to discover R4’s digital offer, how to create greater advocacy amongst listeners and how to start building daily listening habits. Cheaper than paying for expertise, I guess.

Meanwhile, also from the Beeb, Eight challenges to measuring off site social media performance.

I wonder how much money Hot Malm (SFW, really) is making because they seem to be following up visits with remarketing. Is this site really more than just a cheap gag?

The Awl wrote How Writers Can Get Paid Now Turns out you just send invoices. Simple.

A funny thing this – Chipotle faked a Twitter hack and (trust issues aside) it looks like it was a good profile raiser:

According to Arnold, Chipotle's Twitter account added more than 4,000 followers the day of the "hack," Chipotle's Twitter account added more than 4,000 followers the day of the "hack," compared to its normal rate of adding about 250 followers a day. The supposedly hacked tweets, which have not been deleted, were retweeted about 12,000 times. By comparison, Chipotle's Twitter account usually sees about 75 retweets per day.

Apps, services, etc


A concept for a flight-booking website. Nice, but there’s a lot of screen space given over to pretty visualisations while the main interactions are relegated to a sidebar.

Meanwhile, I also discovered Google Flights this month and was really quite taken with it.

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