Monday, 22 June 2009
St. Luke’s spent a cultural day at Tate Modern on Saturday twittering live updates from their conference on Shortness. This was the first time the Tate has ever generated live updates from its events, with a projector displaying a live stream throughout.
Shortness, ‘a very short conference and a very long dinner’ brought together practitioners and theoreticians of the humanities, arts and sciences to discuss and explore shortness in all its manifestations.
Speakers included DJ Spooky, Sadie Plant, Lia Perjovschi and Tom Shakespeare. Compère Nicholas Parsons even tried his hand at Twitter:
RT @naomiwv With Nicholas' permission, his first tweet: 'Shortness at Tate is proving a very successful idea.'
The twittering was led by St. Luke’s creative Tim Collins, author of "The Little Book of Twitter", which gives an insight into the worldwide internet craze offering tips and tricks for getting tweetwise.
Follow @short_at_tate and click here to watch interviews with the speakers.