Katherine Jewkes's Blog (35)

Opportunities for interesting Artists at Watershed, Bristol

Hello everyone, 

As some of you might know I'm now based at Watershed in Bristol, and I work out of the fantastic Pervasive Media Studio. We've got some opportunities to join the Studio at the moment which might be of interest to some of you I've popped some more information below:  

Studio Artist’s Residencies 2015

This is an open call for Watershed’s Studio Artist’s…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on March 6, 2015 at 17:31 — 1 Comment

Farewell!

Hi Everyone,

So, it's my last day at NTW today, and I just wanted to say a 'goodbye and thankyou' to you all!

The last two and a half years have been an absolute pleasure, and I've had a ball- getting to know you all, and the glorious people of Wales... From Mountains to Forests, High streets to Arts centres, Warehouses to Waterfalls.. It's been one glorious adventure, I've loved every minute- thank you!

Here are some of my favourite photos from the last couple of…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on September 26, 2014 at 15:10 — 3 Comments

LIVE from Snowdon!

Hi all, 

So, hopefully you will have heard by now, but just a reminder that tomorrow (Sunday 14th September) National Theatre Wales will be LIVE FROM SNOWDON. That's right, we're streaming HD from the side of a mountain! Very exciting! …

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on September 13, 2014 at 21:19 — 1 Comment

The Woman in the Wall

Recife is full of Stories. Walking around the city with any of the locals and you're absorbed by them, attracted to their charm and their sense of place. 

Most of the stories are located in a place within the city, for example there's this plaque (pictured above) which tells the story of an old beggar woman who died recently, they say that she was secretly rich…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on April 10, 2014 at 16:23 — 1 Comment

Favela selfie

Hey everyone, 

so some of you will know that I'm out in Brazil this week working on the #playablecity programme run by Watershed, we've been working over the weekend, getting to know the local area and people, and I wanted to quickly share with you this photo from our trip to one of the Favela's. Rosie, one of the girls in my team, has just had…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on April 7, 2014 at 10:00 — No Comments

Who controls the Drones in my sky: The Livestream

Photo: Unusual stage weights for the #ntwassembly satellite!
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Added by Katherine Jewkes on March 29, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Video: Inside the Digital Producers Labs

Hello all, 

Some of you might remember that last Autumn we collaborated with Watershed, Bristol to produce a Digital Producers Labs programme for a group of 12 Digital Producers from Wales. 

Supported by Arts Council Wales, Watershed’s Digital Producers Lab was the first programme of its kind to take place in the country. It aims to train a brilliant cohort of Digital Producers, who will go on to support each other, create new business opportunities and enable audiences to…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on February 3, 2014 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

Help us re-imagine online collaboration!

Last year we began a research project into online collaboration through our project The Studio, which is funded by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation. We started by working with four small focus groups, who used tools like the NTW community, Skype, Facebook and email to share ideas, thoughts and feedback as they began to make new work together. For some, that collaboration resulted in a project that…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on January 23, 2014 at 13:30 — No Comments

Re-imagining Green Spaces; Recife Playable city week 1

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on January 12, 2014 at 17:40 — No Comments

Technical Internship at Blast Theory

Our friends over at Blast Theory are looking for a talented and energetic developer to take part in a technical internship programme in March 2014. This unique opportunity focuses on the development of a new mobile app to explore issues around user profiling and personalization. You will work in collaboration with a Blast Theory artist and the project’s technical team to take part in creative workshops to explore the issues and possibilities of profiling technologies.…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on December 20, 2013 at 14:00 — No Comments

Once Upon a Time… #sillykings fairytale competition Video

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our ‪#‎sillykings‬ Once Upon a Time Storytelling Competition. Here's a video we made of some of the silliest bits.. enjoy! We'll be announcing the competition winners tomorrow!…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on December 16, 2013 at 23:00 — No Comments

Once upon a time in a Silly Kingdom far, far away…

 

 

If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you may have seen that we're currently running a very…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on December 13, 2013 at 13:56 — 3 Comments

We're looking for a Project Manager!

We're advertising this week for a Project Manager to assist National Theatre Wales, NoFit State Circus and Joylab in the smooth delivery of our NESTA, ACW and AHRC Digital R&D funded project which will run from…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on December 3, 2013 at 14:33 — No Comments

BAC are looking for an Artist Host

Hi All,

I thought some of you may be interested that our friends over at BAC in London are now recruiting for an Artist…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on November 22, 2013 at 12:26 — No Comments

Playable Cities: Brazil

I’m a bit late blogging about this, since it was all announced last week, but I just wanted to take a moment to talk about a wonderful programme that I’m involved with, on behalf of NTW, called Recife: The Playable City a UK/Brazil cultural exchange led by Bristol’s Watershed, in partnership with the…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on November 19, 2013 at 15:30 — No Comments

#DigiProducers Labs

Finding a GPS signal for their creative tasks. 

Well, It's been a busy old week over at the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed, with a cohort of superstar Welsh Producers coming together to think about what it means to be doing what we do within a Digital Environment. We've been…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on November 7, 2013 at 11:58 — No Comments

The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning: Livestream stats from Edinburgh

Hi All,

 

I've just been looking at the analytics from the Livestream of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning in Edinburgh, and I thought you might be interested in some of the headline figures about the livestream.

We had 4 CCTV cameras and 10 microphones (6 radio mics, 4 handheld) feeding into 1 mixing desk that fed into 1 vision mixer and encoder, and 1 laptop computer. We had 12 meters of ethernet cable connected to 1 router, connected by 22 meters of coax…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on August 29, 2013 at 14:16 — 3 Comments

Digital Producer Labs: Introducing the Cohort

Hi All,

I'm absolutely delighted to be announcing the cohort of Digital Producers, who will join Watershed and National Theatre Wales in a new programme that fosters digital talent, and aims to catalyse development of creative technology projects in Wales.

Supported by Arts Council Wales, Watershed’s Digital Producers Lab is the first programme of its kind to take place in the country. It aims to train a brilliant cohort of Digital Producers, who will go on to support each…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on August 12, 2013 at 12:31 — No Comments

From Edinburgh to space… and back again.

Well, I had one of those moments last night when it was taking me 7 seconds to load a web page. I was getting incredibly frustrated, which resulted in me either swearing at, or trying to reconfigure all the various bits of tech that surrounded me at the Livestream control point of The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning, which is showing at the Edinburgh Fringe (and online) until 25th August. …

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on August 8, 2013 at 12:28 — No Comments

The sounds of Anglesey (#waleslab / DIY Festival)

It was a bit of a climb, but I found some 3g.

 

It's interesting as Digital Associate to be removed from a strong wifi / data connection for more than say, 3 hours. It's fair to say that I'm not that great at being disconnected. And though I do advocate for taking time off from the internet every once in a while, when you're trying to get work done, or when you're on holiday, being with out 3g for large chunks of the day…

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Added by Katherine Jewkes on June 17, 2013 at 18:51 — No Comments

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