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Cultural Digital #213
Augmented theatre, digital art, publications, newsletters and more.
I’m afraid this will have to do as an intro. Now let’s get into the good stuff.
Augmented Theatre is “a research project in which I explored how a stage can be augmented into virtual space” and it’s well worth a look.
You might recognise his work from the London Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Always Moving’ 2017/18 Season identity.
More digital art
Refik Anadol: Unsupervised. "What would a machine dream about after seeing the collection of The Museum of Modern Art?"
Shutterstock will sell AI-generated art and 'compensate' human artists. An interesting move, and fair to say it’s not a universally popular one.
How culture became digital is the name of the latest issue from the International Journal of Cultural Policy. This Twitter thread breaks down the contents and it looks like there’s some good stuff in there.
PXN is an "association of independent new multimedia producers who are working on the digital transformation of French cultural and creative industries". They've put out a white paper with lots of recommendations for supporting the sector.
KPMG global tech report 2022. Sedef Gavaz, Head of Digital Product at the Natural History Museum, gets a few mentions in this.
The Mine is a new artwork from Jay Price that’s available as an interactive game, audiobook, and film.
The Gallery is an interactive film/game by Paul Raschid where an “art curator is held hostage by a portraitist […] The viewer must make decisions in a bid to better understand and escape their captor”.
Welcome to the new Music Machinery. Paul Lamere writes about "music tech, music recommendations, playlisting, software development, and anything else that captures my interest". He’s working at Spotify these days.
Patrimonio Digital is a newsletter from Pedro Ortega Ventureira about digital heritage.
Digital Benin connects data from 5,246 objects across 131 institutions in 20 countries and focuses on objects looted by British forces.
The Hub has just been launched by the Old Vic Theatre offering “free digital learning content devised by theatre creatives and professionals”. All funded through the Bloomberg Digital Accelerator.
Frameless. A world-class attraction? Ben Templeton paid a visit to an immersive art installation and wrote all about it.
Finally, I wanted to mention the news that Kate, who wrote the excellent NMDC newsletter, has very sadly passed away. We never met, but were in touch occasionally and she was clearly a brilliant person.
Thanks for reading.