marcus westbury

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Cities: Are they YouTube or Hollywood?

May 22nd, 2013 28 Comments

This essay was commissioned for the May edition of Desktop Magazine. Illustration by Andrew Fairclough. Over the last few years, I’ve been involved in launching more than a hundred creative projects from artisans, makers, designers, photographers, filmmakers, artists, musicians, publishers and creative entrepreneurs in empty buildings in Newcastle, through the scheme Renew Newcastle. Renew has worked with, inspired […]

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Those in the #tweetseats just rattle your iPhones

August 13th, 2010 No Comments

WHAT is the etiquette for tweeting at the theatre, a concert or any other live performance? Should you do it at all? Or never? Should it be encouraged  even rewarded  or frowned upon? It may not have been the biggest arts story going around in the general community last week but, as you […]

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Renew Newcastle on Triple J’s Hack

August 19th, 2009 1 Comment

Shows the value of twitter. Tom Tilley from JJJ’s Hack program turned up towards the end of the Renew Newcastle launch on Saturday afternoon because he was in town and saw a tweet about it. As i explained to him, it was actually on Hack about a year ago that i first committed to actually […]

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feminismismism and the death of the googlewhack

July 21st, 2009 2 Comments

The googlewhack is dead and it’s all twitter’s fault. Last night i inadvertently stumbled across a googlewhack. Well sort of – i actually entered a single made-up word and it came back with one result. Technically, a googlewhack is meant to be when you enter two words into a search engine and come up with […]

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