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Loops and twists in participative film

Tuesday, June 3rd in Community | No comments

I just got back from a family trip. My Mother lives in an aging seaside resort town in the North of England called Blackpool. It was a guilty pleasure once arrived to take my children to thePleasure Beach, the top amusement park in the UK which has operated since 1896. I went on both the oldest ride in Europe — the Captive Flying Machines — dating from 1904, and the newest at the resort, Infusion — a suspended looping coaster of five inversions and a double twist. It got me thinking about how we’ve been building the ride and can finally accelerate onto the loops and twists this year.
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Tags: ASOA, asoa community, clayshirky, crowdsourcing, janemcgonigal, participation

Misc. Updates

Tuesday, May 13th in Promotion, Updates, Events | 2 comments

Wanted to post recent progress on promotion and events that are upcoming, especially as these should really ramp up again once the next trailers are out. There’s been a gap in blog posts while technical stuff has encroached on the process — so more on the creative stuff again!

The next event I’ve been asked to attend is b.TWEEN at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, 18-20 June. I’ll be speaking on digital communities and giving some one-on-ones. The event is a radically interesting mix of topics, and promises to include some amazing locative art and media projects.

Where interactive ideas are seeded, shared & sold. A unique gathering using radical formats, bringing conferences kicking and screaming into the 21st Century. b.TWEEN brings together big players and talented indies.

Peter Greenaway is launching the conference, and it will be great to see him again. I first met him in 1996 and his unwavering experimental approach and engagement with digital technology for innovating in the moving image was a huge inspiration to me while I was preparing to launch onedotzero many years ago.
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The Unfold in the Catacombs

Tuesday, March 25th in Development, Downloads | No comments

[Catacombs photo courtesy: Adam Barker]

This preview release for The Unfold script makes available over half of the writing from the draft release. This draft is unpolished, and designed to include feedback and commentary from members to help guide it (it is less emergent than the alternative script project, The Ravages, but still open to collaboration and input).

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