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Since this event was in same week as the Siobhan Davies ICE Seminar I (David) repeated my twitter experiment with the following results:

benno121: Q. In what way does Adam simplify? Can Lesley tap into this? A. No – not at the moment. #art+maths
4 days ago from twhirl · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: Interesting observation – artistic output vs academic output. Unfortunately only artistic being considered. #art+maths
4 days ago from twhirl · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: Definition of fractal – an infinite line, that’s simple http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractal #art+maths
4 days ago from twhirl · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: Assign colours to numbers v similar to my approach to dance + maths, assign movement to number #art+maths
4 days ago from twhirl · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: Trip to Botanical Gardens, Lesley looks for detail and Adam simplifies #art+maths
4 days ago from twhirl · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: Level of maths detail a concern for Adam, can Lesley cope. Proves difficult. Oblique Strategy cards v helpful http://is.gd/i8rf #art+maths
4 days ago from twhirl · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: Lesley (artist) keeps a journal, Adam (Maths academic) keeps video diary #art+maths
4 days ago from twhirl · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: Warwick Uni can offer Maths BA as well as BSc – well, well,well #art+maths
4 days ago from twhirl · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: Visual – Maths – Visual as overview of project…chaos theory, fractals, fibonacci sequence, fractal dimensions, #art+maths
4 days ago from twhirl · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: Barry Phipps, Research Fellow (Kettles Yard) http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/ #art+maths
4 days ago from twhirl · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: new one on me – ethnobotany. #art+maths
4 days ago from twhirl · Reply · View Tweet

predacomDom: RT @benno121: “ICE seminar – Lesley Whelan and Adam Boddison – Art+Maths=? http://tinyurl.com/ch68j7 (expand) #art+maths=?” – Just arrived for this..
4 days ago from PockeTwit · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: ICE seminar – Lesley Whelan and Adam Boddison – Art+Maths=? http://tinyurl.com/ch68j7 (expand) #art+maths=?
4 days ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

OK, so I did learn one or two things from last time – the #arts+maths tag is a little simpler – but if you don’t use it these tweets will miss the search

# Yes, I just finished a Creative Partnership project Dance n Maths so equally interested
5:19 PM Apr 30th from twhirl
was my response to @predacomDom

# good start – don’t use = in hashtag
5:12 PM Apr 30th from web
The reason I said this was #arts was only term that became a ‘searchable link’, so ‘+’ character is also a no-no. However, #art+maths does work as a search so maybe it’s the ‘searchable link’ function that does not like these special characters? Try it in Twitter, you’ll see what I mean.

# Experiment 2 for live twitter so bear with me folks
5:09 PM Apr 30th from web
Learner driver, so beware.

Do go to the project website for more information, my twittering does not do it justice.

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I (David) was at this seminar not only because I’m part of the team working on the archive but also for an experiment in live twittering. Here are my tweets:

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. That’s all folks. This was an experiment using Twitter to record live – now to transfer to the blog?
about 3 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Suggestion that there will be a flurry of conceptual work and will that ‘fit’ the archive better or not?
about 3 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Observation 2: Scratch tapes reassuring that fellow dancers also ‘struggling’ with working solo in the studio
about 3 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Observation: Kitchen as a way to engage with work found difficult in the past
about 3 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Observation: website will look dated, the dance looks dated, has/will become a ‘classic’ text
about 3 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Opportunity that writer or visual artist can ‘use’ archive as source material in some way
about 3 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Q. work for the archive? A. Nervous that talk of next work being documented etc for the archive, but also…
about 3 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. These pre-show talks became a ‘diptych’ where dance was part of the conversation
about 3 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Experience of experts from other fields coming into rehearsals for In Plain Clothes, extended to pre-show talks
about 3 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Dance activity stays a live event. However need some ‘intelligence’ in wider community to support dance
about 3 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. SD now thinking of how to use archive in future – do I make work for the archive?
about 3 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. SD initially horrified at thought of past work becoming public again – now accepts this is OK,
about 4 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Difficult to visualise without the image avail
about 4 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Use ‘structure’ of dance work to also present the process ideas eg concentric circles of Bird Song
about 4 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. SD talks about her concern archive too static. ‘Kitchen’ is where process is ‘exploded’ a la Cornelia Parker

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Scrapbook feature allows user to add material as you navigate through. this can be shared with others via email
about 4 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Not only dance works but also Creative Projects – eg professional development,
about 4 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Access to dancer scratch tapes – see process of dance making.
about 4 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar. Great feature is view video stills – allows drilling down of short length video into separate 3 sec stills
about 4 hours ago from web · Reply · View Tweet

benno121: #Siobhan Davies ICE seminar: launch end June so cannot give you a link just yet! Inc video, images and text covers 20 years of dance making

Points to note:
1. use of hashtag (#) to search for related tweets needs to be concise as it uses up valuable characters and contain no spaces (in this example #siobhan finds the above tweets – in which case anyone could use same tag in future for something unrelated)
2. is only of real value if others are following the tweets and comment – thank you @predacomDom – Q. how do others see these interactions?
3. OK – now you have a load of tweets, now what? I suspect it is all about the now, the real time event and making connecions at the time rather than for any reflective purpose.
4. Having said that, through use of hashtag, anyone can get a flavour of what happened if they wish.

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Social networking, in fact the very idea of ‘networking’ can seem like anathema to many creatives. Often the idea of purposefully going out and making social connections with people for the purpose of promoting your business, can seem like… well, prostitution in a way. This comes either because creatives have chosen a slightly different route to the corporate one, or because of the historical belief that, if we create it, people will just naturally come to see the thing for how wonderful it is, in its own right. Surely?

Well, there aren’t any/many private art patrons out there in the world these days. and If you want to earn money to survive, then you need to connect with people who either can buy your work, fund your work or use you in a paying project. Of course, you may also have a job that pays enouggh and your creative outpourings are for personal reasons, but eventually, you might want some people to be interested.

It’s another reason to think long and hard about using social networks. If you aren’t already in them, then have a plan as to why you might use them and then get stuck in. If you’re weighing the pros and cons, look no further than this article by  Mark McGuinness on the Top Ten Social Networks for Creative People.

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