Preparing to crowd surf at the FutureBook digital innovation awards
Last night was the first FutureBook Digital Innovation awards at the Theodore Bullfrog in London. It was a great night, a buzzing and friendly crowd, complete with a few of the usual misfits. I was delighted to see Faber‘s Solar System App win the main accolade – the collaborative approach of Faber, Touch Press and of course author Marcus Chown, is an inspiration. Hopefully its success will encourage more collaborative projects from other publishers. Read more about the night and the award recipients on the FutureBook blog.
A big thanks to Sam Missingham and co. for coordinating a great night.
Ah yes, a digital event, always a good sign when the crowd don't stop tweeting!
Posted in book publishing, digital publishing, Web Design
Tagged apps, books, digital innovation awards, digital publishing, ebooks, faber, futurebook, solar system, touch press, tweet
The South London Gallery is recruiting a Young People’s Web Content Manager for the Louis Vuitton Young Arts Project
This innovative co-creation project is focussed around a new contemporary art website designed for and by young people. This is being developed as part of a wider education programme of activities over two years being run in partnership with five key London venues: The South London Gallery, The Hayward Gallery, The Royal Academy, Tate Britain, and The Whitechapel Art Gallery.
The Content Manager is responsible for overseeing all online content generated through the project. Working with the LVYAP Project Manager based at the South London Gallery, you will help to establish a new contemporary art website built for and by young people. Working closely with external facilitation and design agencies you will develop an evolving online resource founded through the expression of young people. You will collaborate closely with the Young People’s Coordinator and those of the four other partner galleries to ensure effective communication of the young people’s programmes through the new website.
It is offered on an initial 12 month contract with possibility of extension for a further 12 months.
The post is part-time with an average of 2.5 days per week on a flexible basis.
The salary is £25,000 pa pro rata.
The deadline for applications is next Thursday 26 August and you can find further details here: http://www.southlondongallery.org/page/3062/Jobs++Opportunities
Further information on the project can be found here: www.louisvuittonyoungartsproject.com
Posted in art, jobs, Web Design
Tagged hayward gallery, jobs, louis vuitton, royal academy, south london gallery, tate britain, web developer, website jobs, whitechapel art gallery, young artists
Remember back in the day when websites crumbled under the cyber-weight of one little video? How lucky we are to now enjoy sites that have mastered the art of multimedia content distribution. We can access one page of one website housing hundreds of videos, podcasts, MP3s etc. without the slightest technical hindrance.
The best thing about consolidating content in this way is that it suits the right-brainers out there: those of us attracted to visual content first and foremost, and those who search the net in a non-linear way (i.e. there is no beginning and no end, it’s just one link after another until your eyeballs fall out).
So, here are some of the best UK multimedia portals to fertilize the seed of ADHD within you:
The DO Lectures (by Howies) – a great design (note the rollover function and the way the videos play within their thumbnail box) and a joy to listen to people who are so passionate about, and committed to, what they do.
TatePlayer – a plethora of goodness including the Tate Archives and some incredible, inspiring interviews with artists.
BBC Filmnetwork – an interactive site where viewers can watch and submit short films. You won’t have to search long to strike gold.
BBC iPlayer – the big Daddy of multimedia portals. Watch and listen to any programs previously aired by the BBC and subscribe to BBC podcasts.
PS. Don’t miss this vid where, at about 3:48, Louise Bourgeois tells a man off who looks remarkably like Jesus: Curator Frances Morris on Meeting Louise Bourgeois. You gotta love LB, even if her spiders are a bit creepy.