@MarDixon Passionate about culture internationally. Run remixing events, workshops, create solutions, and an international speaker. Over sharer and Mom who loses arguments to a teen. Projects created: @CultureThemes @lovetheatreday @AskaCurator @MuseumSelfieDay @TeensInMuseums @52museums
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    May 21st, 2012mardixonCulture

    I recently attended my second London Ambassador training day in London recently.  One of the areas we touched based on was apps that could help us while we were on duty.  This was when I was first introduced to Hailo Cab – an app to help you hail a cab in London.

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    May 15th, 2012mardixonCulture

    The way that I found about the new Damien Hirst exhibition was about 4 weeks ago when I saw the Tate exhibition on a documentary. I already knew about him but this got me more interested in him.

    On Saturday, my mom and I got to go to the exhibition – I was jumping for joy! The exhibition fills 14 rooms over one floor except for one special piece. When we went in there was a lot of people and the first thing I saw was the hair dryer pushing up the golf ball [What Goes Up Must Come Down, 1994].  But I didn’t care about that because I went right to Dead Head [With Dead Head, 1991] which is a picture of Damien with a dead head.  Damien didn’t kill the man – I think the man donated his body to science but a lot of people still thought it was wrong.  I didn’t. Read the rest of this entry »

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    May 7th, 2012mardixonCulture

    Britain Tate Quiz Trail is a new app from The Connected Set Ltd on behalf on Tate Britain which is free to download.  The objective is simple: choose a category from the three available, choose a level and answer 10 multiple choice questions.  You receive 10 points for answering the question correctly on the first attempt, 5 for second, 0 for third.  You can play at Tate, taking about 45-60 minutes to work your way through the gallery, looking at each piece and answering the questions or off location (as I did).

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    May 5th, 2012mardixonCulture

    The day the Art Fund App was released, I happily and excitedly  downloaded it.  I happened to be in London that day so I went to the launch at Regent Street Apple Store where Will Gompertiz, BBC Arts Editor talked to contemporary artists Michael Craig-Martin and Mat Collishaw about technology in art (as related to the app).  They also talked about Damien Hirst as both work with Damien.

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    January 24th, 2012mardixonCulture

    For the first time real artefacts used by Scott and his team, with rare scientific specimens collected on their expedition are brought together. By combining the historical, scientific and polar expertise of the partners, this exhibition is able to go beyond the familiar tales of the journey to the Pole and the death of the polar party to explore the Terra Nova expedition from every angle.

     

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