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.