We're not quite sure how to introduce Bill Drummond, and we suspect that we won't need to. Artist, musician, performer, the man behind publisher Penkiln Burn... and, perhaps most famously, one half of The KLF. We're giving you the chance to put your questions to Bill and the team at Birmingham's Eastside Projects.
LOOK! FAMOUS PEOPLE TOOK A PICTURE OF THEMSELVES! Jesus wept. I mean, really, I know that ours is a culture in which nothing is too pointless and ephemeral to be analysed ad infinitum, ad nauseam (and yes, I am well aware that I am / this is part of the problem), but really - even by our own low standards, this was pretty special. Now that we've got over that, though, can we get back to focusing on the more important stuff like this, please? Oh, please yourselves.
Once again time has run away with me and as such you're not going to be treated to any more of me wanging up top here - be grateful. Instead hold your noses, open your mouths, close your eyes and say a silent prayer to whichever supernatural power you hold most dear as you prepare to ingest this week's bitterest of bitter pills - have faith, though, webmongs, that it's doing you good, as anything that tastes this bad just has to be beneficial to your health. It's WEB CURIOS!
The recent crash of popular bitcoin exchange MtGox has given some commentators the opportunity to hint at the collapse of bitcoin itself. There are historical comparisons to be drawn here with the 2001 dotcom crash or the South Sea Bubble of 1720. However, these examples can only offer a partial explanation of recent events.
Bees in a Tin was an event which took place last month in Birmingham. All about people, interfaces and the world around us, it had a wide and diverse variety of speakers, presenters and performers. We caught up with two - game designer Holly Gramazio and artist Pete Ashton, to ask them about their work and their shared interests in space and interaction.
Baldur Friggjar Odinsson is on a mission - to single-handedly convert Iceland to cryptocurrency. The means by which he intends to do that is with Auroracoin, a fork of Litecoin which will be distributed to every Icelandic resident.
Sound Choreography Body Code is a performance collaboration between choreographer and performer Kate Sicchio, and researcher and live coder Alex McLean. The work creates a feedback loop through code, music, choreography, dance and back through code.
We spoke with Kate and Alex to ask them about the work, and the thinking behind such a multimedia, multi-disciplinary piece.
Creative technologists are in high demand these days. Some can command day rates to corporate clients of several thousand pounds. For those looking to take up a residency within an arts organisation, it can be difficult to reconcile ambition with the daily need to keep one's head above water.
Heads up: YouTube isn’t giving you the full viral story. When you go to to watch Gravity’s biggest trailer on the video site, you’ll find that the YouTube counter reports it has over 10.1 million views. These views come from every time someone has watched this particular video, whether it’s on YouTube, or if it’s been shared on Facebook or Twitter, or if Imperica writes about it and embeds the video in the article. Even if you saw the video as a skippable ad (where you can skip after five seconds), if you watched more than 30 seconds it's counted as a view for the video. The hits are site and platform-agnostic. And they all add up to 10.1 million views.