Welcome to my blog.

Lecturer as shoemaker.

As today's guest lecturer from the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab is unable to join TSM10107 and me (due to a dental emergency not conducive with public speaking) I'm using the blog to plan, set out and run an alternative session. Why shoemaker? It's going to have a cobbled together feel to it.

First up, some videos that I either like or have been told are well worth a look.

Introducing the Festivals Lab with Andrew Dixon from Creative Scotland:

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Discussing its work, such as the Ideas Challenge...

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/27764788 w=400&h=225]

(The Ideas Challenge is open until 31 October. It's free to submit your ideas and get involved in the discussion, voting up the ideas you like. There are many prizes up for grabs too: vouchers, cash, iPads and fame!)


Another project has been Culture Hack Scotland (Edinburgh, 6-7 May 2011)...

A short introduction from Ben Werdmuller, which puts digital innovation in the context of wider moves to open up data for wider use:

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/23042846 w=400&h=225]

The results of #chs11!

[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/24862941 w=400&h=225]

More Festivals Lab videos are available from their Vimeo channel.

Tom Uglow, from Google, on building digital capacity in the arts (a video which I won't have seen before I play it in the lecture, but have been told is well worth a look):

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pBb989ScpQ]

This is just the start of today's plans - imagine what I can come up with in the next 35 minutes before the lecture starts! (Best submit this post now though, to check it works.)

10:52 update... I've just played with a new (to me) piece of software to put together a short presentation, which will hopefully appear below:

...well, sadly the embed link didn't work. Here's an alternative way to reach the Prezi.

Software review: Scrivener and NVivo

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