Including... Zuckerberg’s plans to turn Facebook into a ‘Metaverse Company, a Digital Accessibility experience and a synchronised drone display.

August 12, 2021

Hello and welcome to the latest edition of the Digital Snapshot, bringing you all the latest digital news, ideas, tips and guidance for the arts, culture, museums and heritage world.

As Katie said in her last edition (we miss you Katie and wish you all the best in your new role), the TAA team will continue in her footsteps to keep sharing all the most interesting snippets spotted in the digital realm of late. To business...

Latest News

Useful / bookmarkable

  • This Digital Accessibility experience is hugely important and useful for all our work – it’s an “interactive experience to help educate and raise awareness of the impact of physical, auditory, and visual impairments on accessing digital content.
  • From BBC The Space: an online talk with neurodiverse artists about their experience of developing work for digital audiences in this recorded webinar.
  • A last minute reminder that the deadline for our Opening Archives call out is coming up fast (Friday 13 August). Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund The Audience Agency are looking for 10-15 action research projects that are using (or want to use) digital technology to engage their communities. 

Distracting / entertaining / inspiring

  • In case you missed it: A spectacular 1,800 synchronised drone display took to the sky during the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony.
  • …and not to be outdone, last week the people of Birmingham were also surprised by an aerial light show courtesy of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games team. Going forward, will the drone displace the firework?

Good Reads

Finally, we’re working on developing a new community forum allowing you to post your thoughts on digital and data relating topics to us at The Audience Agency and the wider community. We’d love to know your thoughts and questions, you can sign up here.

Don't forget that The Audience Agency is here to support you with training, research and consultancy, so please do get in touch. You can find all past editions of the Digital Snapshot here.

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