February 12, 2010
Ways to Use Mobile Apps in the Arts
Over the past year, Technology in the Arts (TITA), a service of the Center for Arts Management and Technology (CAMT), has been documenting the emergence of mobile technologies in the performing arts. In particular, there has been a lot of discussion about mobile applications or “apps.” Recent articles on the TITA blog have examined the disagreement between artistic and administrative staff on the role of phones in the audience and new ways organizations are promoting arts through apps.
The latest article from TITA, Mobile Apps and the Arts: Where We Are and Where We’re Going, features an interview with Ron Evans, the founder of Groupofminds, that looks at how audiences and artists are using mobile technology and what is on the horizon. In the interview, Ron discusses features that patrons may want in cell phone applications, the usefulness of mobile applications to the organization, and what organizations might benefit from developing a mobile application.
Watch this 11-minute video featuring Evans showing examples of current apps that performing arts organizations have developed.
For more information about the application of mobile technology for arts organizations, visit Technology in the Arts. The TITA blog and podcast series are excellent sources of information about new and emerging technologies and show how technology can improve and enhance the practice of arts management.
Is your state arts agency implementing interesting uses of technology? If so, NASAA would love to hear about it. Please contact NASAA Policy and Program Associate Jesse Rye, 202-347-6352 x118, with any information or examples you would like to share.
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