We share everything we produce to increase access to the arts; developing philosophies and infrastructures for sharing with arts organisations to enrich our programmes, extend, connect and engage diverse communities and increase our sustainability.

Deconstructing Pecha Kucha. A Visually Impaired Artists Viewpoint. By Lynn Cox

Deconstructing Pecha Kucha. A Visually Impaired Artists Viewpoint. By Lynn Cox

Introduction These musings are meant to go alongside the Project Co-ordinators blog for the Deconstructing Pecha Kucha (PK) project, written by Pollie Barden, and the other participating artist’s blogs, written by Gemma Nash. I’m just going to give my own perspective from notes that I took at the time! So...
Deconstructing PK. Hosted by Pollie Barden

Deconstructing PK. Hosted by Pollie Barden

This project took the pecha kucha format as the starting point for an investigation into the challenges for artists with disabling barriers in using currently available telematics technologies to share their artwork in a collaborative online format. Reflections by Pollie Barden The PK Research/1 (PKR/1) project was designed to investigate...
Networked Artistic Exchange - PK Beta. Hosted by Alex Eisenberg

Networked Artistic Exchange – PK Beta. Hosted by Alex Eisenberg

We wanted to test how the PK format would work over the network. Six of us (Furtherfield and Drake Music staff team and community members – artists and musicians) met online to share our work from our homes, offices, studios, in different towns and countries – using a mix of...
PK Beta - rich networking: collaborative working across the Internet

PK Beta – rich networking: collaborative working across the Internet

Introduction PK Beta was a rich networking micro project devised by WeShare to help us to explore and test inclusive collaborative working methods. WeShare is exploring ways to support collaboration between small, distinctive organisations, looking for new ways to sustain and extend access and participation in arts & technologies and...
Shared Web Development

Shared Web Development

In 2010 Furtherfield and Drake Music piloted a project to share the development of their organisational websites. Before this project both of our organisations were using out of date, clunky systems to maintain our sites. Once cutting edge, these bespoke systems could only be upgraded by the original programmers and...
New We Share Work Space - Summer 2012

New We Share Work Space – Summer 2012

Summer 2012 will see FF and DM moving into a shared work and lab space. We envisage that this will not only enhance sharing of practice, ideas and expertise, it may also improve organisational effectiveness. We will be sharing infrastructure, knowledge, expertise and identify/ capitalise on shared opportunities for organisational...
Research Lab

Research Lab

During the Summer of 2012, DM and FF will move into new premises together, sharing workshop and office space as well as a research lab. We imagine that the WeShare lab will give rise to the development of new tools and processes that feed into both our organisations’ core communications...
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Using biofeedback systems in outreach projects

The use of biofeedback technologies is becoming increasingly common both in the scientific and the artistic realms. These technologies allow us to become more aware of certain physiological processes such as for instance heart rate, brain waves activity, muscle tone or skin conductance. Like any other technology, they open a new space of possibility in...

Opportunity: WeShare Web Designer

April – May 2012 Fee: £1200 Brief Our designer has just left the country and so we are looking to find a new designer with a flair for web and social media. We need to redesign our current blog to support the development of future WeShare projects. This is a small one-off design project that...

Opportunity: Producer for a networked Pecha Kucha event

April – June 2012 Fee: £1000 Brief This micro-project is the first in a series of WeShare events to develop and test simple ways for people and small organisations (their staff, artists, communities and participants) to get to know each other, and work together at a distance using digital technologies.Pecha Kucha (meaning chit-chat in Japanese)...

Naked on Pluto “ Share your way to a better world ”

Lunchtimes at the Furtherfield office are currently spent naked on Pluto. Or in my case, not quite naked. Yesterday I won a puce cowboy hat in a gameshow recommended me by one of my ‘friends’.  This game http://naked-on-pluto.net is a fun way to discover the hidden defaults (and some of their uncomfortable effects) built into...

Douglas Rushkoff on building a peer to peer economy

In this video Rushkoff talks to the Etsy community about how they can support a conscious transition from: – pre-digital to post-digital culture  - corporate to peer-to-peer culture - consumer culture to producer culture He also discusses how they might create rules for a new currency that would support community’s sustainability – a favour or...

Share Working at ISEA

Just back from the ISEA conference in Istanbul where I took part in a session convened by Charlotte Frost for a-n, entitled Share Workers: The Techniques and Meanings of Sustainable Digital Networking. Around the table were Bridget McKenzie (Flow Associates), Jack Hutchinson (AIR/a-n), Dougald Hine (Space Makers and the Dark Mountain Project) and Marcus Romer...