In this edition we have plants and pontifications, plus some other bits and bobs.
The Human Flower is at the Museum of Ethnography in Stockholm as part of their Human Nature exhibition. "Help the flower and the planet survive by signing the shopping contract. When you sign, we add 5 ml of water". There's a webcam too, so you can see how it's doing.
The forms of things unknown: Technology and the future of theatre. The RSC's Sarah Ellis says "Collaborations with digital pioneers can help theatre reimagine its connection with its audiences. In the pandemic, this is proving vital".
What Does It Mean to “Reimagine” an Orchestra Season? The New Yorker on how "musical ensembles are streaming productions for listeners curious enough to seek them out".
Live-stream concerts, festivals and events: The pandemic could change access to entertainment forever. Bootsy Collins, Brit Bennett, Rhett Miller, and the director of programming for the Sundance Film Festival reckon it's all pretty exciting.
Designing for Now: The Implications of “Going Online”. I missed this the first time round from the Cooper Hewitt's Rachel Ginsberg.
Meet the staffers who put the museum experience online. Featuring the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Norman Rockwell Museum and Eric Carle Museum.
To the Rescue This Year: The People Who Put Orchestras Online. "Across the country, fall concerts were saved by staff whose work shifted rapidly from promotional videos to high-quality broadcasts".
Going digital isn’t about technology. "What are the conditions needed for an organisation to identify digital opportunities, capitalise on those opportunities, and create longer term change and progress?" Ash Mann with a question and some answers.
Museums making money from online content: Might our beliefs be holding us back? Frankly Green + Webb round-up some discussions.
A refounding moment digital transformation in arts & culture. Tessitura's (since ex-)Senior VP of Product, Kristin Darrow, on the role of technology in arts and culture now.
The New Fan Club: Creators, Fans, and the Power of Markets (& Crypto). A discussion on the a16z podcast about "the new potential revenue streams and fan-engagement models opened up by emerging decentralized technology".
The Year of Remote Culture. Matt Locke on "parallels between the rise of radio in the 1920/30s and how COVID will affect culture in the next few decades".
Quel avenir pour l’expérience muséale? "Comment envisager le numérique et le rapport à la fiction dans l'expérience de la rencontre avec les œuvres?" Which I think many people are asking themselves right now.
Le charme discret du théâtre filmé. "Les productions en matière de captation de spectacles ont pris une nouvelle ampleur ces dernières années, grâce aux moyens techniques".
The New Media Writing Prize collection is now available in the UK Web Archive. From the British Library "Its aim is to showcase and celebrate new and often experimental forms of digital storytelling, crossing formats and genres".
Cultural AI - a lab for culturally valued AI. "The lab accelerates excellent research on the intersection of humanities and artificial intelligence".
Digital Culture & Education is "an international, inter-disciplinary, open-access peer reviewed academic journal for those interested in exploring the overlaps between technology, culture, and education".
In the next one I'll have some stuff about NFTs. I couldn't quite bring myself to include them in this one. Until then, take care of yourselves and please do share this with anyone you think would like it.
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