Last month marked the North American premiere of David Hockey’s Fresh Flowers exhibition, originally staged in Paris in 2009. Uniquely, Fresh Flowers is made up of 200 of Hockney’s drawings, all made on either iPhone or iPad – drawn by finger, using the Brushes app.
Letter To Jane was certainly the first, and remains one of the few indie zines that I’ve read on my iPad. In a cluttered market of Readers Digests and News Limited titles, it’s quite a relief to find something that confidently positions itself as an “indie art magazine”. They are now onto their third issue, and to subsidise development of their fourth , they’re turning to Kickstarter’s crowdfunding platform to raise the necessary $5,000. The intention is to develop the user experience of the iPad magazine into something that is substantially more “interactive and multimedia rich”.
Following yesterday’s post on innovations in Edinburgh, here’s something of a follow-up – although this time some kudos for Glasgow, and a local theatre company, Fish & Game. Today’s article in The Independent discusses “how artists are using the latest tablet technology to reboot their creative processes” with an interesting emphasis on Fish & Game’s “iPad theatre”.