The Arts v art and in praise of the telephone

Nicely expressed in Rachel Coldicutt’s write-up of her Edgelands talk: The Arts is a system that needs all the help it can get. It’s an infrastructure that needs trustworthy services to make businesses run and deliver services to patrons. Rather than making innovative ticketing systems, brand new video-streaming platforms or bespoke social networks, The Arts should […]

Twitpanto – the Twitter pantomime

This afternoon I was Trig – one of the ugly sisters in Twitpanto, a production of Cinderella played out over Twitter. My co-stars were mainly Birmingham-based twitterers, along with a few of minor Twitter slebs. Jon Bounds, a social media consultant, was responsible for the idea, script, direction… pretty much everything in fact, and a […]