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Links Re-visited: Looking Back and Forward

Janus - Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

 

Janus - Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal

by Quinn Dombrowski www.flickr.com/photos/quinnanya/3830116122/

Last weekend was Media Camp Nottingham 4, as we publicised earlier.  And last week saw the debut podcast Nott Cast, from Aaron Cottrell and Ollie Carefull, two of the attenders.  As their conversation makes clear, they already had the idea, but benefitted from conversations at MCN4, particularly from multi-social media guru Phil Campbell. And they just went ahead and made their concept real a few days later.  You can get a flavour of the day from the Twitter tag #mcn4 or the Scoop.it (thanks Francine Pickering for creating this). 

Long time readers of this blog will recognise Aaron as one of our guest bloggers from June last year.  He wrote about his business and his ideas here, here, and here

Some of us are old enough to remember when “neat” was an all purpose adjective, and not the name of an amazing festival in Nottingham, although it’s original slang sense is a good one word description.   As publicised in this blog last week, their website covers everything – if you are overwhelmed by what’s on offer, and paralysed by indecision, you might find Hatch’s take on “performance-y” useful.   And for the creative programmers amongst us there is the interview Giles Croft, artistic director, gave to LeftLion. This also contains a sobering reminder that artists outside Britain can have their work, and their lives, cut off. 

The festival continues until 12 June.