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?”.
As we wind into 2011, our main (ARC Linkage) project is finally officially underway, following all the necessary legal processes with the various partner organisations in our team. Meanwhile our associated Ausstage LIEF project is in full swing, with Kim Baston hard at work on the digitisation of the Circus Oz back-collection of analogue (VHS, etc) tapes, despite the summer… Read more →
On September 17th we held our first Project Workshop for the Circus Oz Living Archive project team. We were hosted by Circus Oz at their Port Melbourne homebase, and had an exciting and constructive afternoon – a chance for all of the diverse team members to get together for the first time and share ideas about our approach, philosophy, outcomes… Read more →