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Dashing all over the place

So it would appear all has been quiet on the Frilly front.. but really, we've been pulling out our hair with busy-ness because of a few new developments.

Shortly, we'll be FINALLY moving into our new office premises, which are all of 4 doors down from our current office, but which is bigger and airier, with a nicer view, and fibre optic broadband.  We've got exciting plans for the space, but it's been a long time coming, and we're still not quite ready to fully unveil details.. but it DOES mean that we no longer have our old phone number because, despite massive leaps in technology, it's not possible to move our phone number 4 doors down a street.  Sigh.   So if you need us, EMAIL US - and watch this space for contact detail updates imminently!

yellows and greys - with holes to patch, and edges to neaten

yellows and greys - with holes to patch, and edges to neaten

Other news - we're embarking on an exciting project with The Lace Guild, who are based not far from us in Stourbridge.  We're looking at using exciting new technology in subtle ways with them to enable their collections and their work to reach new audiences across the country.  Kirsty and I are also hoping to pick up some lace making skills along the way, and Simon is extremely excited about making the magical technology work! 

We're still doing work around ZA, and will be revisiting our questions later on this year.  We're also doing lots of work with children and young people this year, some is still secret, and once underway will give us lots of shiny pretty content to blog about.  Hurrah!

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Connect / ZA - Joburg: a Kfrilly view

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Connect / ZA - Joburg: a Kfrilly view

Adrienne finally managed to get me blog about South Africa, she's already told you why we were there and so I'll give you my wide eyed newbie perspective on Joburg. Admittedly that will be mainly through a lens, as it gives you a glimpse of the things that caught my magpie eyes.

Click 'view post' to see more! 

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Creative Pie

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Creative Pie

Last week I found myself sat on a panel, discussing "big data", as part of Creative Pie.  I used a PDF presentation as a crutch, as I was pretty convinced I had nothing of any real note to contribute - after all, what IS "big data", particularly in the context of creative enterprise - and more specifically, within an arts context?

It turns out I actually had loads to say - especially when I began to think of it all as lots of "little data" - the really interesting stuff collected over the course of a project, programme of work, or event.  Who was involved, why they were involved, what they did, what they thought of it, what others thought of it.  We collect all of this STUFF and rarely do anything interesting with it.  Which, as a visual person, is a MASSIVE FRUSTRATION!

So, my part of the presentation mostly descended into me speaking really really quickly and passionately about how all of this stuff, this data, collected through projects is INTERESTING and USEFUL - but only if you do something with it.  And with tools like Issuu and Piktochart, there's no reason to have boring reports ever again. 

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