This is now a new series of Creative Conversations. I had always planned on going back and revisiting the people I have talked to see how the Olympics and the Cultural Olympiad had affected them. I had been surprised by the level of interest in last years episodes, as I’d original done these shows out of my personal interest in engaging with as wide of the creative community in the area as possible. So with the new shows you will see me re-visit some of the people I talked to last year, as well as meeting some new faces. Over the summer of 2012 I meet a number of new people, many were down here visiting because of the Olympic show, but also I have met some new faces who live or work down here.

This year I aim to put out another ten shows of 30 minutes. You can either subscribe to the podcasts, or listen to them being streamed from this site.

I’m always interested in your feedback, so do let me know what you think of these shows.

Series One

Recognising the value of artists sharing knowledge and information with their peers, this new radio show will record ‘Creative Conversations’ with local ‘movers & shakers’ in West Dorset. As we lead up to 2012 and the Cultural Olympiad. The resulting podcast will be a subjective record of these conversations. We aim to involve practitioners, artists, policy makers, and commentators in debates about the arts sector, funding, creativity, etc.

I’ll experience conversations, while evaluating what is being said and take in our surroundings and be critical of our situation. How do we take part in the world in a way that is both responsible, but also has an impact on the world?

Many artists maintain a practice despite lack of exposure. This show will seek out local artists and discusses how they situate their work and critically develop their practice outside of the conventional ‘London centric’ art system. The show will value artists sharing knowledge and information with their peers. It will highlight work being done by practitioners that supports artists career development.

I see these encounters as fostering creative exchange and celebrating the independent forces that animate contemporary art.

If you’ve come across anything initiated by artists for artists which relate to you think the local community would find interesting or useful – be they blogs, websites, online video’s, get in touch and we’ll share them here.

Or if you can think of any person I should be talking to around around art, culture, or the economy, let us know who they are and we’ll see if they would be willing to contribute to a future show.


4 Responses to “About”

  1. Rob Knight November 30, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    Whilst I see what you are trying to do with your Blog I am a little bemused that even though you talk of artists you do not credit us artists when using our images (Goodnight Bill is my image), this at the very least would be the minimum and maybe rather than using a Flickr API you would be served far better in contacting individual artists to request permission to use images. My image of Goodnight Bill (Pulpit Rock at sunset on Portland) is strictly copyright and not on any kind of creative commons license, thus the use of this even by means of a Flickr API is breaking that copyright, please take this opportunity to contact me via e-mail rob(at sign)rkphotographic.com to discuss this breach of copyright and my terms for use, failure to contact me will result in this being pursued and will incur costs per day this image is used without my express permission.

    Kindest Regards


  2. 51joe November 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    I am sorry Rob, and yes I’d have liked to edit the api widget I used to credit the photographers, but sadly wasn’t able to. You’ll notice I have now changed the rss feed I linked to, and now include Weymouth. This loads the last three images that are submitted and does not now include your image. I do not choose the images, they change automatically to the last three images. I do not embedded these images into the site, just link to the original source. Thus if anyone likes the image they have the ability to to click on the image and find out more about the image and the photographer. I would be happy to discuss in more detail and wondered if you’d like to join me in one of my ‘creative conversations’ around copyright, the internet and your practice?

    best regards

  3. jasehoad May 20, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    Three of my photographs are currently being displayed on this page. You have not asked my permission to use these, and this is in breach of my copyright. Why do bloggers seems think that Flickr images are for anyone use? Please contact me immediately on jase.hoad AT yahoo . co .uk

    • 51joe May 21, 2012 at 10:08 am #

      hi jasehoad, sorry about this. I did look into the issue of copyright and use on other websites. This page will tell you more: http://www.flickr.com/help/website/

      Through the Flickr API, it is possible to construct such websites and applications that query Flickr’s publicly available photos via tags or user ID and build dynamic content that displays photos in interesting ways. If they are properly using the Flickr API and abiding by the requirements, the photo as seen on the page will link back to the photo page as it is found in your photostream and adhere to the API’s Terms of Use. The actual image itself is not hosted on that site, but the display will probably look different than what you are used to.

      On your Flickr settings you can set to opt-out of API applications. Go to your account on flickr, – http://www.flickr.com/account/?tab=privacy and set “Hide your photos from public searches” to stop their photos being returned by the API. Then your photos should technically not be allowed to be pulled by any feed/API. Note, you can also hide the ‘Blog This’ button above your images.

      Some people are not comfortable with this, and we understand that. To that end, we allow our members to opt-out of API applications that search for text, tags, or your username and email address; your images may still show up in other types of API requests, however, so long as they are public and safe on Flickr. Your photos will still be searchable on Flickr.com and you will still be able to use third party sites for your own stream if you give them permission via the authorization process. Separate from the API search opt-out, we offer the opportunity for members to hide the ‘Blog This’ button above your images. This will prevent people from using Flickr’s integrated blogging feature found above a photo, though it is not a guarantee that your photo will not be blogged manually.

      But saying this you will notice I have now removed all Weymouth & Portland Photos from the sidebar. I had installed this api as I have always seen that the whole architecture of Flickr is built around the concept of discovering and sharing, whether through the API, RSS feeds or directly in the site. Simply put, Flickr is not appropriate for the kind of “hands off” photoblog or web-albums you want. But the site is about conversations, about sound and not images, so I have removed the api widget from the site.

      Best wishes & if you’d like to discuss further do get in touch, as I’m aiming to do some more radio shows later in the year. Be interesting to discuss getting your work seen, promoting your work via the internet and copyright issues.

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