Monday, 22 February 2010

Joe Turner's Decode Generative logo featured in Underground

Joe Turner writes:

"it's a generative ident for the Decode exhibition at the V&A at
the moment (, based on one of the works being shown there. There was a competition to make new versions based on the original, and I was one of three picked to be shown on the screens in the underground. You can read a bit more about it and see the original at:

You can see my version at
There's some more technical information at, and you can see
pictures of it up and running at

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Transliteracy Conference

We had a great day yesterday at the first Transliteracy Conference, held at Phoenix Square, Leicester. For a while we were even a trending topic on Twitter!

Best quote of the day, perhaps was from @soundingUnder <> : #transliteracy <>  conference was amazingly diverse and surprising. Auto+ethnography, Algorithmic Music, + expansive issues of social engagement

The conference was amplified by a team of virtuoso social media experts who live-blogged, tweeted, photographed and recorded audio interviews throughout the day. Read/listen at <> More videos be aded in the coming days.

Monday, 8 February 2010


(salary circa stg 20,000 per annum, 2 years fixed term contract)

We are looking for someone with a degree which has a new media focus, e.g. Design Management & Innovation, Arts Management, Arts Marketing, Curatorial studies, Museum studies (min. 2:1 or equivalent) who will drive this KTP project. The project aims to enhance the reputation and build recognition of PHOENIX SQUARE and its digital arts programme (see The successful candidate's task will be to investigate, design and implement an audience development strategy to support the national & international positioning of Phoenix Square. The key aims will be to:

> Work with the creative director to identify and target networks of artists and organisations and develop strategic partnerships.

> Carry out continuous research into audiences (national and international) in order to support development of marketing plans for achieving revenue generation.

> Develop and implement a positioning strategy that improves knowledge and understanding of digital arts and creative technologies among target audience groups.

> Develop a specialist programme of engagement for artists, producers and curators and organisations that builds reputation and enables the organisation to develop its strengths in digital arts and creative technologies.

> Embed knowledge of developing and engaging new audiences on a national and international level within the business.

We are looking for someone who is proactive, self-motivated and passionate, possessing good presentation skills, including oral and written communications. It would be advantageous to have some experience of developing and managing networks in a cultural and creative industries context.

Phoenix Square holds charitable status and is an independent arts organisation with over 30 years history in delivery of performance arts and cinema in Leicester, UK. Phoenix Square is seeking a recent graduate as Digital Arts Development Officer in collaboration with De Montfort University through the Knowledge Transfer Partnership scheme The Successful candidate will work at the company premises but be employed by De Montfort University.

Interview date: 22 March 2010 in Leicester, UK.

More information and application pack at