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What is lost or gained in my digital cupboard?

There is some sort of obsession in mainstream media for iPhone apps and that finger ache and eye strain inducing device the iPad. They have completely missed the point, people aren’t going to pay for content or consume it in the way they were. People are becoming more flippant. I predict mass understanding of the benefits in reducing space, a Japanese style obsession in the making.

What my digital cupboard and why I can’t see any other future

How has my relationship to media changed with constant access online and can I now throw out all my stuff?

The toy cupboard Project 365(2) Day 80

photo By Keith Williamson

This relationship to media has changed in a manner which I could never have predicted happening so soon. There were so much utopian talk when the Internet first hit home in 1998 (I know, some other people may have got there a little later). I really wanted the Internet to be that place where all my crap would go but it was just so slow and difficult back then.  14 years on and I feel I can see the future and it’s whatever I want whenever I want it, the Longtail in action.

Publishing from an iphone

Thought it good to try out this new iPhone wordpress app.

Seems ok not much different from the old one to tell you the truth. It’s meant to do video, it can’t but pictures are easy.

Airmagazine

Designer and Visual-Editor of AIR magazine, a community based literary and arts magazine and website

Description:

  • Voluntary work that involved working with a team in co-editing, and publishing seven issues of the magazine with Colin Campbell from 1998 to 2003
  • Designed Quark template for publication, used email to gather material and manage contributions from Scotland and England and designed and launched website for magazine.
  • Wrote reviews of current art exhibitions and films for the magazine.
  • The magazine was funded by the Scottish Arts Council for 2 years.
  • An extremely important learning experience in that there was a large range of digital skills picked up from this experience of digital publishing

Colin has a great explanation here