Culture Geek 2013 condensed: Bright ideas at the Barbican

MuseumNext’s little sister was back with a bang this year, with speakers from arts and culture organisations in America, Holland, Scotland and England. The focus on marketing and audience engagement saw topics range from advertising strategies for the 166 year old Smithsonian Institute, through to a year-long campaign for the world’s largest arts festival (it …

Digital R&D in the Arts Condensed: Funding, Future-gazing & Innovation

The great and good from the worlds of art, culture and digital gathered in Manchester on Wednesday to ponder the perils of digital agenda-setting and bask in the milky glow of this Government’s last remaining cultural cash-cow. NESTA, Arts Council England and AHRC have an incredible £7,000,000 to invest in the sector. Now is the …

Mobile Games Forum Condensed: a Twitter Poster mixdown

Bringing you a brief rundown of the very well organised Mobile Games Forum 2013, mostly in poster format. Thought Den were invited (along with Bristol gaming stalwart Aardman Digital, PLA Studios and Blitz Games) to pontificate on the joys of play with purpose. Non-game games was another slightly confusing synonym. Our panel was hosted by …

Is The Telegraph worth more than Derren Brown to app developers?

In May this year we released Magic Tate Ball, which clocked up over 100,000 downloads in a surprisingly short time for an art app. Backs were slapped and highs were fived; we were happy, our client Tate were happy, and Catherine Tate was happy, but completely uninvolved. Come October and we were still pootling along …

CultureGeek Condensed : arts, marketing and silly glasses

Though we couldn’t attend in person, our lady on the ground, the prolific Mar Dixon, did a cracking job of curating us some tweets for another in our series of Tweet Posters. From what I understand the event was a resounding success for all that attended. Jim Richardson’s empire is expanding! The folks behind the conference …