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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No Boundaries Condensed: State of the Arts

March 4th, 2014

Do we need another symposium on art & culture in the 21st century? Yes we bloody do if No Boundaries is anything to go by. A fantastic two days. Brilliant speakers expressing coherent arguments with energy and passion. Presenting Google Goat Lady, Amazing Mayor Man, the T-Rex poet and many more surprises. Having spent the

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