Festival of Museums 2015

This Saturday sees the return of the Festival of Museums (#FoM2015) across Scotland. Last year was brilliant - recreating Victoriana in the McManus, Dundee's Museum and Art Gallery. It's everything that is great about being in a museum late at night with actors bringing historic characters back to life and activities and workshops designed for our guests … Continue reading Festival of Museums 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015 – Dawn Chorus

Happy 'Throwback Thursday'! A few weeks ago the UK experienced a (near) total solar eclipse. I remembered that in 1999 (the previous one) the birds got a little confused… so this time I recorded them! So this is my garden, during the eclipse and the birds with there 'dawn chorus-esque' performance. Not sure if this is an known understood … Continue reading Solar Eclipse 2015 – Dawn Chorus

AudioBoo. AudioBoooom.

  Before and after with AudioBoom. My frustrations with a great platform. Less than two months ago you could have been listening to this Boo on AudioBoom via a Twitter share or an email link. Uninterupted. Today you would need to log into your account or create one if you don't already have one. "Would you like … Continue reading AudioBoo. AudioBoooom.

Andy Lowndes – Playlist For Life

I’m all about the creative use of technology and I get particularly excited when creativity and technology together translate to real and meaningful value in someone’s life and Playlist for Life fits into that category. Playlist For Life is based on the very simple truth that people respond to sound - even when almost every other memory or … Continue reading Andy Lowndes – Playlist For Life

One Day Digital with Nesta

It was One Day Digital at Glasgow University on Saturday. Organised by Nesta UK I was invited to provide a workshop to enable Primary Teachers some basic understanding on how they might use iPads for creative projects in their classrooms. I set the scene here. My approach was a combination of showcasing projects I have … Continue reading One Day Digital with Nesta

Volvo not included – getting creative with iPad

This Saturday at Glasgow University I’m hosting a Digital Media class using iPads at Nesta’s One Day Digital event for primary school teachers. The focus will, quite honestly, be my eleven year old self’s wish list of school holiday activities… film-making and editing, animation, audio recording, image manipulation and sharing them. To do all of … Continue reading Volvo not included – getting creative with iPad

Exhibition. Reflection. Snacks.

Tonight (Thursday 6 February) was a reflection evening at the McManus. We were reflecting on the Sense of Place project with our young artists who range from 15 to 18 years old. We hadn’t seen most of them since the show opened so apart from anything else it was just great having them all together … Continue reading Exhibition. Reflection. Snacks.

‘Best Friends’ by Jacqueline Wilson – QR Book Review

From time to time my kids do reviews of books they've read on AudioBoo. I tag the post with a QR Code that goes in our copy of the book... and maybe a few other copies that we tag guerrilla style (watch out Waterstones!) AudioBoo will even generate a QR Code for you now so … Continue reading ‘Best Friends’ by Jacqueline Wilson – QR Book Review