The Battle of Camperdown House

There's a report in today's Dundee Courier that the A-listed, neo-classical Camperdown House, centrepiece to Camperdown Park, Dundee is not going to be accessible to the public anytime soon. I understand the problems that this must bring to Dundee City Council (DCC). So often cultural projects are criticised for being a waste of money in the face … Continue reading The Battle of Camperdown House

Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad

Did you know that the very first version of Instagram (Burbn) was intended as a ‘Swiss army knife’ of an app… kitchen sink included. As development progressed went on, Kevin Systrom and his team stripped out feature after feature to arrive at the simple (but effective) photo sharing app that subsequently sold to Facebook for … Continue reading Visual Storytelling Made Simple: Storehouse for iPad

Dementia Diary meet Memory Box

I Met with Memory Box originator Scott Downie this week. It was after tweeting progress of a workshop at Alzheimer's Scotland a few weeks ago that I received a message from Scott informing me of Memory Box and that we should talk. My workshop was focussed on Dementia Diary, an idea formulated through the Scottish … Continue reading Dementia Diary meet Memory Box

Anatomy of a Tweet

Our new page (filed under freebies) entitled 'Anatomy of a Tweet' is precisely that!  Intended as a guide for Twitter newbies - attempting to navigate what 500M+ users now take for granted dozens of time a day - it breaks down the various elements of a tweet and explains them in very simple terms: Hazy about hashtags? Flummoxed … Continue reading Anatomy of a Tweet

Take Your Time

My last post illustrated how you can use an iPhone or iPad to make simple animations. iMotionHD is the App that I've used for these kinds of projects and workshops. It's amazingly intuitive, powerful frame editing and great options for sharing your completed movie. This morning my little boy needed to make a card for … Continue reading Take Your Time

Getting QReative with World Book Day – part two

So, on Monday I posted about some book reviews I recorded at my local primary school. I took them home, edited them where necessary (not as much as you might think) and posted them to AudioBoo - today some of those codes (the ones posted here) are in the books that they relate to. The … Continue reading Getting QReative with World Book Day – part two

Getting QReative with World Book Day – part one

Thursday 7th March is World Book Day 2013 On this day all sorts of activities are organised across the globe to celebrate 'the book'! One of the events a lot of schools are adopting is the 'Book Swap' where young people bring in a book from home, that they've already read (and presumably recommend…), and … Continue reading Getting QReative with World Book Day – part one

Is ‘anyone’ watching..?

Just over a year ago I wrote about a concert I'd attended in Glasgow. You'll find links to the original posts at the foot of this post but for the purpose of this blog I'll summarise the key points... On 20 July 2011 I saw Iron Maiden perform at the Scottish Exhibition and Convention Centre … Continue reading Is ‘anyone’ watching..?