All posts by Sarah Tierney

XMediaLab: What’s your story? Part 4: Jaunique Sealey, John de Margheriti, Jeroen Elfferich and Helen Papagiannis

XML Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling.  My notes from the last sessions of the conference… The final part of the conference kicked-off with Jaunique Sealey, digital and social media strategist.  Sealey comments that social media allows artists to ‘own’ their audience, taking them with them through their portfolio ...

XMediaLab: What’s your story? Part 3: Louise O’Donnell, Sam Doust, Yang Lei and Derek Woodgate

XML Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling. My notes from the third part of the conference… Louise O’Donnell is an innovation specialist and multi-platform content director, recently Project Director for YouTube Symphony Orchestra 2011, the largest streaming event that YouTube has ever seen.  O’Donnell states that the aim was ...

XMediaLab: What’s your story? Part 2: Rajesh Rao, Jason Manley, Shinta Dhanuwatdoyo and Samuel Seow

XML Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling.  My thoughts from the second part of the conference… Rajesh Rao founded India’s first games company, Dhruva Interactive, in 1997 and is acknowledged as a pioneer of the games industry in India.  Rao described the scale of the market in India: ...

XMediaLab: What’s your story? Part 1: Leah Hoyer, Warren Coleman, Linda Aronson

XMediaLab Perth 2012 aims to explore how new digital technology impacts and enables storytelling.  Here are my thoughts from the first part of the conference…  Former Director of Development for Disney and current Creative Producer at the Levity Group Leah Hoyer started the day with a talk entitled “Forward Thinking, Back to Basics”.  She focused on ...

XMedia Lab: Jiao Cha Vol1

As part of the XMediaLab ‘What’s your story?’ taking place this weekend, Jiao Cha Vol.1 kicks off a series of exchange events between XMediaLab Perth and Chinese digital artists.  “Jiao Cha” is Chinese for “intersect” and refers to the opportunities for cultural exchange, innovation and interdisciplinary approach in digital art.  A special digital art program has been curated by Yang Lei, ...

Silicon Valley, London, NYC: How The World’s Top Tech Hubs Stack Up

Last year, TechCrunch reported on an ambitious project called “Startup Genome” created to take a comprehensive, data-driven look into what makes tech startups successful.  This week, TechCrunch reports that the team have begun to uncover valuable insights into the world’s startup ecosystems, starting with a comparison of the three most active startup hubs: Silicon Valley, ...

More awards success for Twig

Twig continues its run of awards success with an ERA for Best Secondary digital content!   Last week, Twig won an Education Resource Award for the Best Secondary Resource or Equipment involving ICT.  The award, presented at The Education Show, recognised Twig Science as “an outstanding resource for teaching secondary science. The wide variety of ...

Project Barcelona: what is the potential of iPlayer 2.0?

This week, speaking at the Royal Television Society, BBC Director-General Mark Thompson defined the Corporation’s recent successes and its future in an increasingly “digitally fragmented” world. The DG reflected on his eight year term: the highs (a renaissance for specialist factual and drama, and impressive growth in digital strategy and BBC Worldwide revenues); the lows ...

The Space: the BBC and Art Council England’s digital arts “communal playground”

Arts Council England and the BBC today announced the successful commissions for The Space:  an experimental digital arts media service that aims to transform the way people connect with, and experience, arts and culture in the UK. The Space will launch in May, with a range of artists and arts / cultural organisations having been ...

International Creative Entrepreneur Programme – Meet the Fellows

I have been selected as a Fellow of the International Creative Entrepreneurs programme, part of Creative Futures:  an innovative new development opportunity for leaders working in the creative sectors. From April 2012, I will be working with multidisciplinary creative agency FORM, in Western Australia, which leads industry and cultural development through thought leadership and creative ...