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Augmented reality – will wearable computing help it take off in a big way?

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
7 May 2013

Sir Tim Berners Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web thinks that there is a third iteration of the web emerging: (web 3.0?!) big data, wearable computing, the internet of things, and 3D printing are all a part of the wave of emerging technologies that once again will disrupt where we’re at now and […]

Third round of Make:IT:Happen grants from AmbITion Scotland announced!

Profile photo of Ashley Smith Hammond By Ashley Smith Hammond
1 May 2013

Today, 1 May 2013, fifteen of Scotland’s arts, culture and heritage organisations have received a £91,000 investment of National Lottery funds to capitalise on opportunities presented by digital technologies in a third round of funding from AmbITion Scotland’s Make:IT:Happen fund.

Highlights from Digital 2013

Profile photo of Ashley Smith Hammond By Ashley Smith Hammond
25 April 2013

Top tweets and what we learned at Digital 2013

Crowdfunding in the UK: codes of practice, and other risk management ideas

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
16 April 2013

The UK Crowd Funding Association (UKCFA) has just launched as a new trade body for crowd funding operators, with membership being conditional to agreeing to the code of practice. Says Arts Professional reporting on the establishment of the body: The code is aimed at protecting the growing number of investors, donors and businesses using the […]

Creative Carbon podcast

Profile photo of Ashley Smith Hammond By Ashley Smith Hammond
11 January 2013

AmbITion Scotland were pleased to be featured in the December 2012 Insights and Ideas Cafe event on the theme of Creative Carbon.  Listen below!   Want to learn more about the examples that Hannah mentions in her talk?  Read our follow-up blog post Examples of Ecologically Sustainable Projects Powered by Digital. Insights & Ideas is […]

Social Media Gets Crafty – Report Digest

Profile photo of Ashley Smith Hammond By Ashley Smith Hammond
10 January 2013

Source – Culture professionals network: Culture professionals blog | Social platforms and social selling have crucial roles to play in craft’s evolution through the digital age, finds Karen Yair  Craft is becoming increasingly visible in the social media sphere. Makers, retailers, galleries and craft organisations are all embracing online platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as key […]

Digital Giving in the Arts

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
20 December 2012

Says Matthew Bowcock, author of DCMS’s new Culture Ministry report Digital Giving in the Arts: “It may seem obvious to state that voluntary giving does not happen in isolation; it is an outcome from a process of audience engagement which may occur over a long period. In a similar manner, digital technology alone does not […]

Examples of ecologically sustainable projects powered by digital!

Profile photo of Hannah Rudman By Hannah Rudman
13 December 2012

When people ask me about the Sustainable AmbITion strand of the Make:IT:Happen fund, they are often curious about the sort of projects other arts, cultural and heritage organisations have undertaken where digital technologies are used to assist environmental sustainability. To get your creative juices flowing, here are some of the examples I usually share – […]

Agile marketing

Profile photo of David Craik By David Craik
30 November 2012

You’d think that ten and a half hours of SEO, conversion funnels and Google Analytics would be enough to send even the most hardened digital marketer reaching for the eye mask. So it was a relief that none of the participants in my AmbITion Winter Workshops series nodded off. Reflecting on the three sessions, a […]

Social Network Analysis Winter Workshop

Profile photo of Michael Franklin By Michael Franklin
27 November 2012

As part of the AmbITion Winter Workshop series, I’m offering a day examining Social Network Analysis that will provide a detailed level of insight into understanding the structure and characteristics of social media networks.

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