Suzy Glass

Insights First, Data Second

Insights First, Data Second

This piece was originally written for and published on Native, the journal of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. It is part of the Making Digital Work: Data guide, available to download here. Even if we do recognise the worth of our data and…

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Keeping Things Fresh

Keeping Things Fresh

This piece was originally written for and published on Native, the journal of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. It is part of the Making Digital Work: Business Models guide, available to download here.  We increasingly need to justify what we do, which in turn…

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Granularity

Granularity

This is the video and transcript of a talk I gave recently, about the need to develop a more granular approach to describing the arts. I was asked to speak at the second Tramway World Cafe, produced by PAL Labs in association with MMM and…

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Budgeting for Innovation

Budgeting for Innovation

This piece was originally written for and published on Native, the journal of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts. Budgeting is an art. People who are good at it approach the empty spreadsheet like a canvas, using formulae to move numbers around until they’ve…

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Distributed leadership

Distributed leadership

This piece was originally written for and published in The Carrier in November 2013. I’ve been thinking recently about leadership. It’s a complex concept, isn’t it? We talk about the need for it…a lot. We need strong leadership within the work-place, within the sporting arena, within minority groups, within political movements…

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Molleson on Wind Pipes

Molleson on Wind Pipes

This piece was commissioned by PRS for Music Foundation and first published on their website here. It was written by journalist Kate Molleson. Sarah Kenchington builds outlandish instruments at her home in the hills just north of Glasgow. Her latest, Wind Pipes for Edinburgh commissioned…

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People power in the arts

People power in the arts

This piece was originally written for and published in Guardian Culture Professionals in September 2013. It’s the second in a trio of articles written by the Sync team, you can read the first and last in the series here and here. There’s a trap we keep…

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Jones on Wind Pipes

Jones on Wind Pipes

An extract from a piece by Jonathan Jones in the Guardian titled Edinburgh Art Festival: the best of this year’s public commissions. Published 7 August 2013. Warmed by my beer, I descend into Chalmer’s Close, one of the old alleyways that branch like dark veins off the tourist artery…

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