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Friday 6 December 2013, 19:30-21:30

Digital Lounge, Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 6QG

Free, no booking required

Join us on Friday 6 December at Datarama, the regular show and tell event for digital makers and artists, where we have invited a range of international artists and speakers to share their ideas, work in progress or projects they are working on.

ISEA an update

Just to give you a brief update and heads up.

The team managed to get a few good blog posts in before the main conference and then a few things happened. Firstly, we hit the broadband limit in the house we were all staying in, crazy I know. But I suppose thats what happens when you put 5 new media types in one space with laptops, phones and tablets, we used it all up by the second day and were then throttled down to what seemed to be a crazy 2.2 kbps. Which is not enough to even send email. Also, we then hit the main ISEA conference which was followed by openings and meetings etc. I know what you are thinking, poor us right? Well following what seems to have been a months worth of jet lag and other activity (a good part of the team have been at Run Computer Run in Dublin since our return) We are getting our heads together to get some more posts online and plan for some exciting public facing activity in the near future

ISEA 2013

We will be heading over to ISEA 2013 in Sydney this weekend as part of a larger team from CRUMB where we will be hosting a panel discussion (details below). We will also be there for the remainder of the week, if you are there we would love to meet up and talk about projects. If you can’t make it please check in on this site as we will be blogging about the symposium and its associated events. Documentation from the panel discussion will also be available on the CRUMB website. Also, please keep an eye on the CRUMB twitter account as well as our individual feeds.


Learning from the CRUMB Method over a cup of tea: reflections on creating and exhibiting digital arts

Wednesday 12 June 2013

1:15PM – 2:45PM

New Law School Lecture Theatre 106

New Law School Building, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia


Sarah Cook: CRUMB/University of Sunderland, UK (Chair)

Dominic Smith: Pixel Palace, Tyneside Cinema/ University of Sunderland, UK

Marialaura Ghidini: University of Sunderland, UK

Suzy O’Hara: University of Sunderland, UK

Victoria Bradbury: University of Sunderland, UK

Graham Harwood: Goldsmiths/University of Sunderland, UK

Roddy Hunter: York St John University/University of Sunderland, UK


Based on the research undertaken at CRUMB, the online resource for curators of media arts, this panel gathers together knowledge from different experiences of producing and presenting digital arts, from the perspectives of both curators/producers and artists. In response to ISEA2013’s theme, ‘Resistance is Futile’, this panel will share their work concerning how art allows us to imaginatively experience and critically reflect on the implications of new technologies and digital media in our everyday lives, from databases to information visualisation to how we act in a social network. The invited panelists work across art, design, technology and scientific collaborations, and are undertaking or have completed PhDs with the University of Sunderland in relation to the CRUMB research unit. Digital media projects including apps, streaming radio, responsive designed objects in gallery spaces, and participatory experiences in public spaces will be addressed, alongside questions concerning audience engagement, and new platforms for the distribution of work.

You can also contribute to this debate on the CRUMB NEW MEDIA CURATING email list, where we would welcome your feedback and thoughts on ISEA 2013

This activity and it’s legacy of activity has been made possible thanks to a Grants For the Arts award from Arts Council England.

Hello artWorld

Hello, welcome to the new Into Practice website. This site has been created by a new group of curators and arts practitioners based in the North East of England. This group as has come together to work collaboratively and grow through collective activity and evolve new and interesting practices as part of the wider UK arts sector and encourage new international partnerships.

As converging new technologies have moved from the margins to become part of the fabric of everyday life, there has been a dramatic shift in how art is produced, disseminated and consumed. With a few notable exceptions, skills and expertise in this area within the North East is restricted to a small number of creative individuals, collectives and organisations. As such, access to practical opportunities that support critical thinking, talent development, access to peers and expertise working within this area is limited. This group seeks to address this, creating new opportunities, improving access to networks and fostering an atmosphere of critical engagement with arts and new technologies.

While each individual brings a specialist curatorial interest to the collective, together they represent the contemporary role of curatorship, as their practices span creative disciplines and artforms and bridge sectors in their explorations of media based arts.

Please, bookmark this site and come back soon.