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13 NOVEMBER 2011

Junction Arts: Derbyshire participatory arts organisation

"Junction Arts is a participatory arts organisation based in Shirebrook in the district of Bolsover, North East Derbyshire. Our primary aim is to increase and extend access to high quality arts through inspirational innovative participatory arts programmes and projects through partnership and collaboration within the rural areas of the East Midlands.

We believe that the arts changes peoples lives, builds confidence, self–esteem increases communication and supports community and personal empowerment. Junction Arts has developed and maintained a strong focus on regeneration and community development within the context of neighbourhood renewal.

Junction Arts is core funded by Arts Council England East Midlands, Bolsover District Council and Derbyshire County Council. Project support is achieved through strong partnerships with Parish and Town Councils, local and regional agencies and voluntary and statutory organisations. A Board of Directors and Trustees manage the Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee."

(Junction Arts)



accessartsArts Council England East Midlands • Bolsover • Bolsover District Council • charitycivic engagementcommunitycommunity developmentcommunity regenerationcreative participation • Derbyshire County Council • East Midlandsfamily • Junction Arts • Midlands (region) • neighbourhood renewal • North East Derbyshire • participatory arts organisation • participatory arts programmes • participatory arts projects • personal empowermentprojects • regional agencies • rural areas • self-esteem • Shirebrook • societyUKyouth


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Nina Wenhart's blog on the prehysteries of new media

"this blog is nina wenhart's collection of resources on the various histories of new media art. it consists mainly of non or very little edited material i found flaneuring on the net, sometimes with my own annotations and comments, sometimes it's also textparts i retyped from books that are out of print.

it is also meant to be an additional resource of information and recommended reading for my students of the prehystories of new media class that i teach at the school of the art institute of chicago in fall 2008.

the focus is on the time period from the beginning of the 20th century up to today."

(Nina Wenhart, 26/06/2008)



20th centuryAlan Turingapplied researchARarchiveArs Electronicaart • art + science • art + technologyart of codeartificial intelligenceartificial life • artistic molecules • artistic practice • artistic software • artistsASCIIASCII-Artatom • atomium • audiofiles • augmented realityavant-gardebody • Cave Automated Virtual Environment (CAVE) • code art • cold warcollection • collection of resources • computercomputer animationcomputer graphicscomputer history • computer programming language • computer research • computer sculptureconcept artconceptual artconceptualisationconcrete poetry • copy-it-right • creative practicecritical theorycross-disciplinaryculture industrycuratingcurationcut-up techniquecybernetic artCybernetic Serendipitycyberneticscyberpunkcyberspacecyborgdata miningdata visualisationdesign research • dream machine • E.A.T. • early new media • Edward Ihnatowiczengineers • Eugen Roth • exhibitionsexpanded cinemaexperimental musicexperimentation • female artists and digital media • flaneur • flaneuring on the net • Fluxusfoundgenerative artgenetic artglitch • Gordon Pask • GPSgraffiti • Grey Walter • GUI • hackers and painters • hackinghacktivismHCIHerbert FrankehistorieshistoryhypermediahypertextIannis Xenakisimagineeringinformation theoryinsightinstructionsinteractive artinterdisciplinaryInternet • Ivan Picelj • Jack Burnham • Julije Knifer • Ken Rinaldo • kinetic sculpture • Lidija Merenik • live visualsmagic • Manchester Mark 1 • manifestomappingmediamedia archaeologymedia art • media art histories • minimalism • mother of all demos • mousemusical scorenetartnew medianew media art • new media exhibition • new media festival • Nina Wenhart • open sourceopen space • out of print • particle systems • Paul Graham • performance • phonesthesia • playlistpoetrypoliticspractice-led • prehysteries of new media • prehystories of new mediaProcessing (software)programmingprogramming languageprojectspsychogeographyradio artrare • re:place • real-timeresearch artefactresources • retyped • ridiculous • rotten + forgotten • SAIC • sandin image processor • School of the Art Institute of Chicagoscientific visualisation • screen-based • SIGGRAPHSituationistsslide projectorslit-scansoftwaresoftware studiesspeculative designspeculative research • Stewart Brand • surveillancetactical mediataggingtechniquetechnologytelecommunicationtelematic arttelematic experiencetext • textparts • Theo Jansentheoretical contexttheory buildingtimeline • Turing Test • ubiquitous computingunabomberundergraduate researchvideo artvideo synthesizervirtual realityvisual musicvisual research • Vladimir Bonacic • VRWalter Benjaminwearable computing • Williams Tube • world fair • world machine • Xerox PARCZKM • [Nove] tendencije


Simon Perkins
31 MARCH 2011

UK HEA Subject Centre for Art, Design and Media's Networks magazine

"The first twelve issues of the Art Design Media Subject Centre's magazine Networks are available to download from this page.

Networks13 will see the launch of an exciting new format and issue 13 and subsequent issues will be produced in an online only format. Previously published three times a year, from Networks13 onwards we shall produce 4 issues a year – the first in this series is due for publication on this website in April 2011.

Networks contains a range of news items, feature articles on contemporary issues, project and event reports, student contributions and resource reviews which we think you will find informative and stimulating.

Hard copies of issues 02 to 12 are available free of charge to colleagues in the United Kingdom who are working in higher education in any of the art, design and media disciplines. If you would like a copy of one of the back issues please contact us, however earlier issues are in very short supply."

(UK Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Art, Design and Media)

1). PDF version of issue number 12 of the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Art, Design and Media 'Networks' magazine.


2011ADM-HEAartcommunication • contemporary issues • designdigital culture • event reports • higher educationHigher Education Academy Subject Centre for Art Design and Mediaknowledge basemediamedia art • mkagazine • Networks (magazine) • online only format • projects • resource reviews • student contributions • UK


Simon Perkins
09 NOVEMBER 2010

How Open Innovation can help you cope in lean times

"In a challenging business climate, focus is crucial. But companies face a real dilemma: how to maintain that focus and manage costs tightly while keeping growth options alive for the future. Deferring or canceling less promising initiatives that might have been pursued in good times allows a business to survive and eventually thrive again. Many companies give attention and resources only to the projects that are most likely to generate near–term profits, and they end up deciding quickly which initiatives fit best with the company's core business. It's a smart short–term strategy.

The downside of rigorous prioritization, however, is that it halts many potentially promising projects at an early point in their development and leaves them stranded inside the company. Over time, so many projects get abandoned that the company's ability to grow beyond its core business is threatened. If focus is maintained for too long or with too much rigidity, it can become the enemy of growth. When the market recovers, the company lacks a foundation from which to rebound."

(Henry W. Chesbrough & Andrew R. Garman, December 2009, Harvard Business School Publishing)



2009applied research • business climate • core business • economic developmenteconomic downturneconomic growthenterpriseHarvard Business Schoolinitiativesinnovationopen innovationprojectsR&Dresearch collaborationresources • rigorous prioritisation


Simon Perkins
11 OCTOBER 2009

Creative Futures: building the creative economy through universities

"Whereas PDP takes a wide approach to employability by concentrating on generic skills, other institutional practices take a more focused approach to employability that allows students to engage and 'learn by doing'. These practices exhibit a range of emphases and variety in their approach. The development of active learning, where students participate actively in their education rather than being audiences or empty vessels, is now firmly established in those universities with the highest profile in creative industries. The historical development of these universities is located within teaching and research environments that blend studio and workshop approaches with scholarly enquiry.

These environments encourage individual creativity within social settings. They typically encourage experimentation and risk–taking in a structured and safe environment. They provide disciplinary knowledge not for its own sake but 'to develop capabilities'. Universities involved in educating for the creative economy should not simply 'inculcate a body of knowledge, but ... develop [among students] the capability to act responsibly towards others, to take initiative and to work creatively and collaboratively' (Charles Leadbeater, 1999). The model promoted by universities which have been at the forefront of supporting the creative economy embeds research – often in the form of live projects – into all levels of undergraduate and taught postgraduate study. For these universities the linkage of teaching and research provides an essential basis for professional employment."

(Million+, 1 July 2008, p.25)

Leadbeater, C. (1999) Living on Thin Air: The new economy. London: Viking.


19992008active learningCharles Leadbeatercollaborationcreative economy • creative futures • creativitydisciplinary knowledgeemployabilityexperimentation • generic skills • learn by doingMillion+ • PDP • Personal Development Planning • policy • professional employment • projectsrisk-taking • scholarly enquiry • taught postgraduate • UKundergraduateuniversities


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