Up Periscope! Your Theatre May Be Infested By Meerkats!

March 27th, 2015 § 8 comments § permalink

Are you still grumbling about “tweet seats”? Oh, that is so 2013. Time to get with the program and start worrying about the newest development in mobile tech, which could have a vastly more significant impact on the live performing arts. At this year’s SXSW Festival, a new app, Meerkat, saw a frenzy of adoption by attendees, so much so that Twitter moved to quickly curtail the app’s access to Twitter data. The reason for that draconian move came clearer yesterday when the app Periscope, Continue reading...

How You Can Save Arts Journalism Starting Right Now

March 26th, 2014 § 8 comments § permalink

I am going to take it for granted that, since you’ve opted to read this article, you care about the arts. I’m also going to save time and typing by assuming that you appreciate media coverage of the arts and that you realize that without the attention of the media, it will be ever harder for the arts to share their news, their work and their value locally, nationally and internationally. Since we are agreed, I will proceed directly to my point. If you want to see intelligent, comprehensive Continue reading...