Arts & Audiences - Digital Audience Experience 2014
DAEx Arts & Audience 2014 took place in Reykjavik, Iceland on 20th & 21st October.
What does that mean?
You haven't the time to attend in person but there's a couple of cracking keynotes you can console yourself with coz there is a live stream. if you are lucky the stream will not crash, the audio and picture might be half decent, you can save yourself the money on the flight, the cost of a pricey hotel room.
Being a passive viewer?
Watching a live stream offering can be a lonely experience. Attending is as much about who else is attending. It's about networking opportunities. For live arts, cultural event and theatre performances it's about being with people participating. The smell of the greasepaint, the roar of the crowd.
Can the digital experience provide a credible alternative experience? That is what Arts and Audience's DAEx asks.
You do not need to plan your travel or book accommodation we do advise you prepare in the following way.
What constitutes a Digital Audience Experience?
Over to you...
The Arts and Audiences DAEx is being supported by Audiences Europe Network. it's a network created by arts and inter-cultural practitioners interested in engaging new and existing audiences 'on the ground' across Europe and share best practice with their contemporaries and peers.
I have been working with AEN partner organisation supporting their adoption of social technologies. I have discovered that where doctors make the worst patients and web designer never update their own websites, audience developer are not the best audience.
We must understand how to be 'audience' create content, participate in forums, comment on blogs, tweet our trials and tribulation. The Arts and Audiences conference is a showcase of those doing it well and enquiry about how we can do it better back home.