About Digital Shift
Increasingly arts organisations, museums and the creative sector are exploring digital ways of engaging with their audiences.
Open source and digital tips
Every now and then I come across really useful open source tools or interesting bits. Come back here to see what I find.
Hot Source Norwich - a network for people interested in creative digital development, meeting every few months and free to join. Check it out here.
The Space Have a look at www.thespace.org which is the Arts Council's online channel for high-quality arts content
A way to take the pain out of groups eating out.
You can book and pay the bill online so no messy bill-splitting http://eatsocial.com/about
Digital Shift is proud to be at the core of developing a new Hackspace for Norwich based in Lion House Muspole Street and Norwich Hackspace Young Makers Club running sessions at Norfolk and Norwich Millennium Library
We are constantly looking for opportunities to learn more about how digital can help the arts to engage and communicate with their audience. On 26/27 February 2013 we are taking part in an Arts Council funded Ideas Lab in Cambridge to further explore working relationships between web developers and coders and arts and cultural organisations. There are Ideas Labs being run in Norwich, Southend, Ipswich and Peterborough this year.
I will be taking data to the Ideas Lab to explore how we can make a user-interface for Norwich - ie how can people be welcomed into and guided round the city's cultural infrastructure.
Culture Hack East 16/17/June 2012
Spent the weekend at Culture Hack East at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, organised by Creative Front and Caper and funded by the Arts Council. It was a great opportunity to explore what digital technology can do for arts audience engagement and also just for fun. Basically, a hack brings together web developers who are keen to use their skills to do something other than their day jobs. They want interesting projects, and for artists and cultural organisations, there's an opportunity to explore the potential of digital ideas. For more info about the hack have a look at the Culture Hack East website