What does the future look like for the creative and cultural industries?

Great set of photos of the speakers, panellists and guests at the Future Skills Festival ‘Question Time’ which took place at Portsmouth Business School on 20 June 2011. Photography by Mike Cooter

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Arts Council England and BBC: Building Digital Capacity for the Arts

Seminar 1: Case Study - Artfinder

Chris Thorpe, Artfinder
Exploring the recently launched Artfinder website and the two new associated apps being launched this spring and the processes involved in creating an arts-related app including an insight into technical and rights issues.

Arts Council England and BBC: Building Digital Capacity for the Arts

Seminar 1: Apps overview

Mark Bamber, BBC Academy Trainer
A review of apps which will look at some of the emerging smart-phones and tablet apps that are coming onto the market as well as audience expectations, commissioning processes and business models.

Arts Council England and BBC: Building Digital Capacity for the Arts

Seminar 1: Case Study - Culture Channel

Mark Dobson and Andy Hudson, Newcastle Gateshead Cultural Venues    
Case study of the new Culture Channel, launched in beta form (currently in development) as an IPTV channel by the Newcastle Gateshead Cultural Venues. The speakers share their insights into the processes and challenges faced in getting the channel to launch.

Arts Council England and BBC: Building Digital Capacity for the Arts

Seminar 1:  IPTV overview

Colin Savage, BBC Academy Trainer   
An overview and demonstration of Internet (or ‘connected’) TV, with an exploration of the scope and opportunities offered by the different technologies.

Great 0:44 teaser-trailer on You Tube for the excellent Adam Curtis documentary series All Watched over by Machines of Loving Grace.

Episode 1 of 3 was broadcast on BBC2 on Monday night and is available on iPlayer until 13 June. There’s also a full 3:50 trailer and some great Ayn Rand interview footage on You Tube. Read Adam Curtis’ blog, The Medium and the Message on the BBC website.

Full Future Skills Festival Press Release

 

Download the official, full Future Skills Festival Press Release (pdf) from the University of Portsmouth website

A great set of photos taken by Forhad Ahmed at Screentime - a ‘liquid cafe’ event presented by Cibas at Purple Door in Portsmouth in January 2011 and the precursor to the forthcoming Future Skills Festival