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Connected Theatre for Box Set Viewers

I just wrote a blog article which has just been published over at Create Hub, the news site which covers the use of technology in the art, creative and cultural industries.

Online audiences like to control their experiences. They enjoy short spurts of play and lots of interaction. So, how do you bring the experiences of watching and listening to cultural performances to the online world?

Annette_Mees_surgery@UPstream-53_photo-Alex_Harvey-BrownIn July 2014, I joined forces with Richard Kingdom of greenhouse to create the UPstream seed fund to explore this further.

Catching the same wave that saw the Nesta funded pilot of NT Live in 2010, I shaped an idea to develop an agile, creative project which recasts arts organisations as multi-platform cultural broadcasters.
This programme focuses on live streaming video to not only reach new audiences but to explore new possibilities for performance that makes use of the real time, interactive nature of the internet.

Read more on Create Hub

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Stream The Streets

Martin leading live streaming workshop. Photo: Jon PrattyAt the end of August, I led a workshop at the GEEK Play Festival in Rochester, showing a small group of people how to live stream, and discussing ideas around content and audience behaviour.

We took to the streets to test out mobile streaming and shot some video of the GEEK Play events taking place around the town. Our four hours together went quickly, as the time of the final live stream broadcast approached and we swiftly assembled an online news show documenting the events of the afternoon.

Here’s my edit of the street footage, including the fortunate meeting with the Great Kentspectations Steampunk ambassabors

My presentation slides from the early part of the Street The Streets workshop are on Slideshare.