BLAST DIGITAL

A recent meeting with the BBC Digital Blast co-ordinator for Scotland, Kirstie Lamont, has given rise to a really exciting opportunity to get involved with a nationwide educational / digital event.
Digital Blast is a creative forum that aims to inspire and motivate young people to develop their creative talents and showcase their work on a range of digital platforms.
Digital Blast is looking into creating a series of activities From August onwards targeting young people within Scotland and geared around new digital media and the performing arts. I have proposed to come on board and asisst with the digital performance via new Digital media tool Isadora.
The project sounds really exciting and will travel the country within the The Blast Truck, providing workshops, taster sessions, surgeries, showcase opportunities and large scale events that celebrate young people’s creativity. The truck will be equipped with state of the art technology and will profile work created by young people across BBC platforms including live web-casts on Blast local and national websites, links with BBC local radio and regional TV, BBC Big Screens, downloads to mobiles and bluetooth technology and national showcases on Blast on BBC2.
Their target is to be on the road for 15 weeks in 2006 (working with 20,000 13 – 19 year olds) and 30 weeks each following year (50,000 young people per year). Approx 150 young people a day will actively participate in truck activities on board.
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