Wednesday, July 18, 2012

This was posted to Posterous but seems to be lost. May turn up later. Relevance to wifi Exeter could be when finding a CD is impossible and mp3 download is the only option. Maybe years away.


 I'm not quite sure what will happen tomorrow so design takes the form of readiness for various options. Chris is returning but has asked me to do the first half hour, 10 - 10.30. The Storyteller is away this week and next on some sudden festival bookings so I have offered to take over. I think there should be some stories and have found him on YouTube. But the main event is Soul Sessions Volume Two, available as a CD next Monday for the UK. Most of it is on YouTube already or at least a few tracks. I mentioned this on an internal Phonic email list and I think someone may turn up who understands how to play vinyl. It may sound obvious but requires some extra bits of kit. How many actual records will appear I don't know. The tracks go back to the '60s so I think eventually a lot of links will be discovered.

 Bill Bradley has made one error I think. Joss Stone was born in Dover but he was probably not phoning her "Dover home". Why this kind of music comes from Devon is still a bit of a mystery but the facts will sink in eventually. All we need is a credible narrative. This extract is a start-

 Who are some of your influences? When I was really young I liked a lot of female vocalists. My parents’ music collection was what I had, so they luckily have really good taste. My dad liked the Specials and Linton Kwesi Johnson, and he had a James Brown record that I stole. And my mom liked the big singers — Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, Melissa Etheridge. I really like emotion in music. Without emotion, it’s a bit wasted. 

 Joss told Andrew Marr that Teardrops was the only song on the CD she knew previously. So maybe the style is coming from Anita Baker, I shall try to play some and see how it fits. JD will turn up about ten so there could be some 80s dance. He likes Teardrops but I think Joss is trying to take the style of this back in time. I will get in some country as well. Also hope to talk about the Any High Street show at RAMM. The promotion / rights access on music is not the same as with gallery images. Discussion could take a long time and an hour and a half is not that long for music.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Linking to other video, way forward for RGB #EX1to4

I have come to realise that linking to other video is one very good option for Rougemont Glogal Broadcasting. On Sunday afternoon I did get to Princesshay in time for the ISCA Wheelchair Dancers. I loaded one clip within a couple of hours. There may be others later but I am waiting on seeing other clips. There were several cameras in Bedford Square. Today I find other video of the actual Torch I have started to llook at a viewer for all my RGB clips combined with others. It seems a fair way to go provided viewers can find the original and the context. The choice of sequence is largely up to the viewer I think. You can go off route at an point but the next one is the ISCA Wheelchair Dancers.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Radio, PR, Podcasting as topics for #likeminds in Exeter and Wild Show on Phonic FM

Next week I will be at #likeminds on the Friday but will concentrate on the Wild Show for Thursday. the broadcast is from 10 to 12 but we follow with coffee and a sort of plan for the future. Probably we will have aq guest to talk about a book and Chris will meet them at Central Station. So I will start the show and can mention anything about #likeminds that seems to fit in. Over the weekend I will try to video Chris and the ISCA Wheelchair dancers. They are part of the Olympic torch events in Princesshay. Chris also has some clips from his i-phone which need a bit of an edit but we are not yet sure how to do this on YouTube. So our level of production is fairly low. I notice several comments on the Whatleydude blog about connecting social media and television. But this seems to be coming from an established tv point of view. We do have a broadcast radio but it is made up of little bits that exist in other forms as well. When it falls over we go back to txt. I speak for myself of course. I don't know if there will be a lunch meeting in the Phoenix on Thursday as part of #likeminds but if radio fits the agenda we will be not far away after about ten past 12. On Friday I hope to attend the masterclass on podcasting. We are using Soundcloud but maybe not as well as we might. It tends to be either complete shows or else short dlips. Grouping as a podcast is not something we try much. In general I hope to find out more about PR or a theory of PR that allows for social media access to events and content. The Creative Commons approach is still not well understood I find. I am sort of reverse engineering PR theory back from where I would like it as a video blogger. There must be an explicit theory somewhere. Copied from will789gb on Posterous as this seems to be slow at the moment

Monday, May 14, 2012

Wifi in Exeter suggests new forms of theatre

Because Posterous has slowed down today I am putting this post into Wifi Exeter. It seems a bit relevant as I think my form of writing assumes some wifi in Exeter or at least web access sometime the same day. Gripping Yarns happened over the weekend, some short monologues performed at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum. Last month there were writing workshops which I attended. I also wrote the beginning of a script but I could not attend the later workshops. The character was loosely based on myself and spoke about memory of the giraffe in the area now a cafe, the use of augmented reality to recreate the giraffe when viewed from the gallery and the extra performance won in a competition but about to happen offstage. I thought it was ok and the only prop needed was a tray with a QR code. Google Doc version. So this was designed to be recorded as video then linked to other video from virtual animation. On the actual day I was not allowed to do video but there was a phone camera as part of a performance. There was also a play about "Cameron Corporation" in which the Cloud did not come over very well. Mostly the web was presented as a way for corporations to steal content from the public and impose groupthink. My own guess is that social media would come over better in museums and the legitimate theatre if the people involved actually used it a bit more. There is permission to photo the long term exhibits at RAMM. So I did some of the new giraffe creations. I don't think there was much connection with Ghostwriter. I plan to have another look at Tales of Things. My sense of place could get vaguer but engagement levels could improve.

more on Topophobia, public realm, architecture. Gallery Jitters

( reposted from will789gb on Posterous, seems to be very slow today) Casual browsing finds some more on Topophobia So I think it is a fair question to ask about if there is anything positive at all, just possibly, about online. Previous post today on Tumblr but I can't get the hang of it. more on Topophobia, public realm, architecture. Gallery Jitters Started there to follow Spaces Review Group but now can't quite find it. Central St Martins has recently moved to King's cross where there are some impressive water features centred on the canal. I am reminded of the Exeter Forum. My theory is that virtual worlds have had a deeper influence for longer than is often supposed. Space design in the last decade seems to be trying to imitate an online situation where space is unlimited. But iun reality the function can get lost I think. For example a campus without a bookshop. Anyway, sorry going off topic. Please suggest some academic language on why research universities need to invest in architecture at this time.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Steve Shopper rough notes on A2D #A2DMusicExpo

In general it seems that reporting by avatars may be a way to cover issues that take more time to clear for publication if from other sources. So a blog may seem less reliable on this basis but cover more aspects of something that might have happened. This started with Source Dubious and something that might have been said by quality workers about the HR department. Twinity is still the base for this sort of thing even though the maps are still missing so all the rooms are separated. Steve Shopper returned from London to Exeter for the Analogue to Digital music expo on Saturday. He is now back in London, pictured at the Twinity London Reception area - a space much like the Phoenix in Exeter.
He tells me that the Technical Panel thought there was a "backlash from the virtual world" so this may have put Steve in a bad mood. There seems to have been a thorough look back at analog. based on the decision by Falmouth academics to accept all the analog kit once at Dartington. The advice was to study work on 4 tracks including Motown and Phil Spector. Also some strong views on current efforts to get louder. "They are sqashing the life out of everything based on the peaks." (Steve took some notes but not about who said what.)The ITU standard BS1770 may help. It is supported by iTunes. Apparently Sound on Sound magazine dropped a feature about video as it was "too technical" for most readers. Steve is wondering why they get into sound technology and assume expensive kit is better for sound if they apparently use phone cameras for video. He thinks there may be a jump coming into cheaper mobile devices and cloud services outside the studio. Apparently one remark was "with tape machines, if you can lift it without a friend, it's not professional". I asked a question about K pop. It was accepted as a modern technology but I don't know how it relates to earlier techniques. Apparently Japanese studios have not used as much base as in the UK but I don't know if this applies to K pop also. I hope this will be covered on future occasions. As well as the issues raised by Steve Shopper. He is a gadget fan so will buy almost anything that runs an app. It may turn out to be just as expensive as renting a studio.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Testing Scenechat on Speeches from Chinese New Year

WiFi Exeter has a sense of place. So I am trying out SceneChat here as well as with learn9 and animex.

Scenechat adds comments within a video timeline and connects with social media such as Facebook.

This video is speeches at the Lemon Grove during the Chinese New Year. There is a vision for the university future that could be commented on.

Only works with Facebook at the moment for links. Also comments on blog are welcome.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Davos Documented re copyright etc @DanJarvisMP

This video from Davos covers the current conversation in the USA

SOPA Panel at Documented@Davos from Michelle Laird on Vimeo.

Suggest this is worth watching as a guide for how things may go in the UK.