Category Archives: Digital masterpieces

Jake Berger’s choice: Light Graffeti

a black screen with a yellow sun on it created by lots of squiggles of gold and yellow.Jake Berger is Head of Tech for Arts Council England/BBC digital arts platform, The Space. What does he do/The Space do? Well, he was responsible for leading the team that launched The Space on 1st May 2012, delivering a multimedia, multi-platform,cross-genre, global arts service that supports video, audio, articles, image galleries, games, interactive applications and live streams and is available on smartphones, tablets, computers, smart TVs, and Freeview HD (Channel 117 if you want to have a look). Continue reading

Sarah Pickthall’s choice: Headspace meets Skoog

Clarence playing HeadspaceI’m currently working flat out on an Arts Council commission called Heads Up – 8 short films focusing on the Creative Case for Diversity as experienced by 8 prominent arts leaders working across the arts and museum sectors.  One of these films explores the work and life of the brilliant Ian Ritchie – Director of the City of London Festival and his passion for new sound worlds embodied in the recent work of Clarence Adoo and his Headspace instrument and its fusion with the ingenious tactile soundcube called Skoog developed through a NESTA funded project working with disabled young people in schools in Scotland. The combination is my Short Circuit Digital Masterpiece! Continue reading

What makes a digital masterpiece?

a photograph of a page in a book 'in search of a digital masterpiece or two'“A masterpiece is a masterpiece because someone said so”. I’ve been reading an article in ‘Touch and Go’ (the Leonardo Electronic Almanac, volume 18, issue 3 to give it its full title) – debating a quote from Christiane Paul, Adjunct Curator of New Media Arts at the Whitney Museum of American Arts who said ‘there are no digital masterpieces’. Continue reading