Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Small Screens Need Big Ideas: Dogma Mobile Festival

This week FreqOUT! recommends…
Dogma Mobile International Film Festival is a new film festival that explores filmmaking on the mobile phone.
The festival is an ongoing online event and submitted films must have a specific identified topic.
The festival team inspires users by offering tips and tricks! There are also interviews with film professionals and experts, such as Aryan Kaganof, a South African filmmaker and artist, who made the world’s first feature film realised entirely on mobile phone (see Kaganof's webpage for more information) and Jens Arentzen, a Danish filmmaker and actor. (watch Jens Arentzen's Dogma Mobile film)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Poverty and Participation in the Media

FreqOUT! recently attended an evaluation event delivered by Spectacle.
Poverty and Participation analysed how the media treats poverty and those affected by it.
The project questioned what type of stigmatisation and stereotyping does the media create and does it influence, bridge or increase the divide.
The project looked at the representation of poverty in programmes such as ‘Rich Kid, Poor Kid’, ‘The Tower’ and ‘The Secret Millionaire’, with interesting feedback from the communities involved in the making of the programmes.

You can review the films on the Spectacle blog, where the projects are analysed further.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Are you virtual emotional?

FreqOUT! recommends SCIRIA, who are an interdisciplinary collaborative group of arts and science researchers.
The ‘Virtual eMotions’ project at SCIRIA investigates human facial expressions in order to create a visual platform to scale the expressions from happiness to sadness. The development of the project is connected with evolutionary aspects of human emotions. The practical work includes video and installation, print technology, visualisation of digital 3D work, animation, computer-mediated art, sound works and drawings.

If you are interested in how our emotions can be digitalised, you can find more information about the project here.

Friday, October 16, 2009

FreqOUT! Street View

As part of the Summer Uni FreqOUT! project, young people created mini podcasts and vodcasts of their local area. Some interviewed local community members on how they were fairing up during the credit crunch, whilst some explored what it was like to be famous and followed by the paparazzi!

You can view the google map complete with creative work here

NESTA Case Study

FreqOUT! has recently been included as case study in a recent pulication, funded by NESTA. Social by Social explores how new technologies are changing the way we engage communities, run companies, deliver public services, participate in government and campaign for change.
You can read the case study here

Friday, September 04, 2009

FreqOUT! Recommends…Social Innovation Camp

Social Innovation Camp is an experiment in creating social innovations for the digital age.
The web and related technologies hold huge potential to change some pretty fundamental stuff. Discovering what people really need, meeting people who’ve had personal experience of something they’d like to change and building the technology that can help - that's what Social Innovation Camp (SIC) is all about.
SIC are looking for the best ideas that use the web to change something that matters.
Through unusual, creative events SIC bring together talented software developers and designers with social innovators to build effective web-based solutions to real social problems. By bringing together these two groups – technology and need – SIC are creating a community of practice where people can experiment, discover, prototype and become advocates for using social technology as a driver of positive social change.
Visit http://www.sicamp.org/ for more information about the project.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Explore Planet Science

This week the FreqOUT! team have come across this site....
The site is run by the Future Innovators Team at NESTA and offers a variety of resources, ranging from games and feature articles to career information. The keywords here: enjoy the science, the technology and the innovation.
You can build your own indestructible planet, take part in a battle for planet science or investigate music-science by mixing and sampling.
You can be surprised by opening the magic box - there are top tricks that look like magic, but are in fact science; or try some science experiments at home.

A careers profile search is also a useful tool - the Planet Science database of scientists offers many opportunities such as the science library, full with science sites, news in science and technology; scientific organisations and museums.

We recommend you check this out for yourselves!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Summer Uni 09 Launched!

FreqOUT! has launched its Summer Uni programme this week. 11 young people are working alongside new media artist Jonathan Hall on the 'StreetView' project. The group is working to make short films, record interviews and take pictures of the local area in attempt to challenge Google's 'StreetView' application. We are sure theirs will be much better!

Transitions Film @ Young Co-operative Film-Makers

'Magic Number 13'n'23' has been selected for the Young Co-operative Film-Makers Festival in October. The short film made by 4 young people on the FreqOUT! 'Transitions' programme was produced by artist Rob Pyecroft Rainbow, formerly of The Light Surgeons.

The young people will travel to Bradford where they will watch their film along with an audience of 300!

Find out more about the Young Co-operative Film-Makers Festival here.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

FreqOUT! on the Community Channel

FreqOUT! has been chosen to feature in the Meet the Future, a month of programmes celebrating the talents and creativity of young people up and down the country. 'From the Inside' was made with young people from Centrepoint as part of the First light funded programme in 2008.

Programmes showcase the work of young people, giving the most marginalised a platform to get their voices heard and understood.

This special month ties in with SHINE Week, 6 – 10 July 2009, a national campaign to celebrate the talent of all young people.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

FreqOUT! Footie Crazy

Young people from the FreqOUT! project got to meet their hero Ray Parlour, who played for Arsenal. The group played a football match at the David Beckham Academy as part of the Private Equity Fundraiser. The trip was a thank you to the group who had worked incredibly hard on the project in the last year!

Monday, June 01, 2009

Make Your Mark with FreqOUT!

FreqOUT! Project Manager Jenny Irish is featured on the Make Your Mark Website following FreqOUT!'s success at the Catalyst Awards last July. For more information on Make Your Mark and to read Jenny's profile visit this link. Following on from this article Jenny's image will be used in a new artwork displayed at a central London student residence. The piece is based on inspirational Londoners and created by a Central Saint Martin's Fine Art student.

Friday, March 13, 2009

FreqOUT! is Twittering!

FreqOUT! has started to Twitter! keep up to date with the most recent updates on the project by becoming a follower!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Amy Robins in Conversation

Former FreqOUT! Project Manager Amy Robins has written an article for Co-Pilot.net a shared online resource for peopel working at the intersection of art, technology and social change. You can read the full article here. The article titled 'Working with funders from the commercial sector' gives an insight into securing corporate partners for charity projects.

Friday, February 20, 2009


FreqOUT! is being supported by NESTA to consolidate research into the benefits of using social technologies to engage socially excluded young people. FreqOUT! will be comissioning the research across the next 2 months. The investment by NESTA will build the capacity of the FreqOUT! project to extend its services to more young people.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

FreqOUT! Dazed & Confused

FreqOUT! is covered by leading arts/fashion/music magazine's online 'DAZED DIGITAL.COM' You can read the full article here.

If you are a student and would like to get involved with the FreqOUT! project, London, please e-mail your CV and a covering letter outlining your experiences to Project Manager Jenny Irish at jirish@cwh.org.uk.

Monday, February 02, 2009

FreqOUT! Showcase at the London Coliseum

An audience of 80 visited the FreqOUT! showcase at the London Coliseum to celebrate the achievements of the project over the last 3 years. The night was also a chance to watch 2 films made by young people from the Queens Park New Media Centre and Centrepoint. Both groups made their films under the professional guidance of MediaShed artists and film makers and were on hand to answer questions from event guests. The film project was funded by First Light Movies and Simon Marshall, Senior Programme Manager at First Light spoke about the scheme. Other guest speakers included Vicki Costello, Development Manager from NESTA, Donatella Grillandi, Area Business Manager from Centrepoint and Louisa Benjamin, Centrepoint Youth Worker. Vital Regeneration Chair of Trustees, David Bowler was delighted to introduce the event.