London’s Turner, Constable & Rembrandt shows are a feast for the soul

December 5th, 2014

In the red corner – three of the world’s greatest painters and three of Britain’s best exhibitors of art, pitted against each other on one mild weekend of wintery drizzle. In the blue corner – diary clearing, online ticket sales, entry times, weekend public transport and snack planning. This is #turnableandt, a battle of admin

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11 awesome prototyping tools for the arts

September 25th, 2014

How can you predict the emotional responses of an audience without studying real human beings doing real things with real objects? We talk in metaphors, we share ideas with examples and by the same token we should build in prototypes. Holding something, seeing something in the flesh, doing an action in real life – even

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Digital Revolution vs Matisse Cut-Outs

July 28th, 2014

Why is the Barbican so hard to get inside? Every visit requires a 360° traipse around its grim concrete fringe before finding a useful way in. A thoroughly real-world preparation then, for Barbican’s glimpse into the not-future; the digital revolution that happened while we were busy throwing fat birds at evil pigs. Digital Revolution at

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MuseumNext condensed: home turf and hard graft

June 24th, 2014

Following the Barcelona and Amsterdam highlights of our last few conference-going years, it was with some regret I couldn’t attend the home-coming of MuseumNext to Newcastle. In steps Twitter, bang goes an afternoon of catch-up and hashtag eye-melt, and out pops this handy Twitter Poster. A memento for those lucky enough to attend and a

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