Then we saw the rise of services, the tentative beginnings of what is now sort of social media (though that’s a misnomer since it’s always been social and there are big differences between, say, Facebook and Twitter at every level you bother to think of). … Simply, the web has moved past publishing and searching (discovery) and so the experiential value proposition (there’s a slogan for you) – apart from punters who want to see a show again, or niche users already invested in circus – revolves around “what can I do with what I find?”, rather than “what can I find?”.
I wanted to put something up here about the project in general, to give new visitors to the site a bit of an overview of what we’re doing. Â I remembered David Carlin’s recent article ‘Narrative of our project at a point near its commencement’, and have cut and pasted bits of it here. Â The well written bits are by David,… Read more →
RMIT asked me to contribute a piece for their new blog, which is designated ‘a hub for academic thought leadership’ (sounds high-falutin’ for Australian tastes). So I put in a narrative about this project. It starts like this: There is a room at Circus Oz they call the Archive Room. Inside, they keep the old videos, posters, programs and handwritten… Read more →