Social media: Twitter
For this video guide, Katy Beale and Charlotte Frost discuss micro-blogging with particular reference to Twitter and how it can be used for research, marketing and collaboration, plus a look at how artists are using Twitter in innovative ways that connect with their practice.
Contributor: Katy Beale helps creative and cultural organisations interact with and develop their audiences, often using digital and social media, and with marketing agencies on strategy and creative ideas for brands.
She recently worked with Camden Arts Centre on their audience development strategy; Science Museum creating a social media dashboard; Artangel on a one-off interactive piece for the V&A - a 'twitter typewriter'; and BBC Radio 3 on social ideas for the Proms.
Throughout 2009, she developed Tate's social media infrastructure, leading a cross-departmental steering group. Previously she created integrated marketing campaigns for The South Bank and Bankside Cultural Quarter, and Kinetika - securing the London 2012 Inspire Mark.
She regularly talks on the subject of digital and social media at conferences and leads training sessions for a variety of organisations. She has written recent articles for Arts & Business and Arts Professional Magazine. She contributed a chapter to Twitter & Museums: Strategies and Tactics for Success published by MuseumsEtc Magazine and is currently compiling a book about games and museums by the same publisher.
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Charlotte Frost is a writer/researcher in art and technology, focusing on digital and new media art forms and post-internet critical strategies. Her specialism is the impact of internet technologies on the history and criticism of art. She writes the 'Digital Practices' news column for a-n and was formerly the co-ordinator of a-n Collections.
First published: a-n.co.uk January 2011
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