This evening I’m at Fazeley Studios for the BOA Digital Partners Forum event, hosted by Birmingham Ormiston Academy (which is due to open later in September). There’s information about the event here although the highlight of the evening will be: a panel debate with some high-profile industry figures including; Chris Deering, former President of Sony … [Read more…]
(Photo by Sarah Mount) fizzPOP is for people who like to tinker, whether that’s with electronics, code (maybe there’s some crossover with HydraHack there), motors, gaffer tape or whatever. It’s about trying things out and making things and is the nearest Birmingham has to a Hackerspace. It’s been on a bit of a hiatus recently … [Read more…]
Media Circus 2 (the sequel to last year’s Media Circus) Media Circus 2 – promo from Karl Binder on Vimeo. For 2 days this June (Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th) we will be exhibiting the very latest in digital screen technology in Fazeley Studios. The 2 day event is to demonstrate the display technology available … [Read more…]
Last year I was lucky enough to be selected by the Cultural Leadership Programme to spend a year on a professional development and work placement down in Bristol. So I put my usual job of making new theatre performances on the back-burner and headed down the M5. My year was spent working as part of … [Read more…]
This will either make sense to you or it won’t – I have a feeling an explanation might take a while. Inverted Ziggurat by maniacyak.
On 22 February, the #KittenCamp tour is heading to Birmingham. Since launching in London last year, it’s developed quite a cult following amongst creative and ‘web-loving, media types’, as a chance to meet up, hear from a few show and tell-ers, have a drink and chat about memes. The event will be taking place at … [Read more…]
This morning I attended a meeting about the BBC Big Screen ‘Live Sites’. The idea was that we’d have an opportunity to discuss with Arts Council and the gathered digital, media and cultural organisations how to use Birmingham’s Big Screen – currently situated in Victoria Square – in the lead up to the 2012 Olympic Games. … [Read more…]
This weekend I was at Culture Hack Day, where teams of developers came together to create things using data from cultural organisations (it had nothing to do with breaking into computers and nicking personal info – that’s different). There were a fair few people from Birmingham who went along and they had access to a … [Read more…]