Live and digital engagement in arts and culture

This section collates research that asks questions about how people interact with culture in the digital realm. This is a relatively new area of research, which explains why this is a relatively small section in CultureCase. More studies should emerge in the coming year, especially given the work occurring through the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts.

The summaries in this category are:

Why do music aficionados use online forums?

This research was conducted by Terry O'Sullivan at the Open University, UK

Summary

This paper reports the findings of eight in-depth telephone interviews designed to discover the various ways that people use web forums to discuss orchestral music. The research found that people behave in a variety of different ways …

By | 14 April 2014 |

Digital broadcasts of live events do not reduce audience numbers

This research was conducted by Hasan Bakhshi and David Throsby at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, UK and Macquarie University, Australia

Summary

This paper tackled the question of whether digital broadcasts of live events lead to an increase or reduction in the number of attendees at those …

By | 11 April 2014 |

Taking art online reaches a new audience and enhances the user experience

This research was conducted by Hasan Bakhshi and David Throsby at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts, UK and Macquarie University, Australia

Summary

This paper sets out a conceptual framework for understanding how new technologies are changing the way in which cultural organisations work. The research used this …

By | 20 March 2014 |

Concert-going has a strongly social aspect that complements the music

This research was conducted by Stephanie E. Pitts at the University of Sheffield, UK

Summary

The paper reports the experiences of audience members at a chamber music festival in Sheffield. The research highlights the various aspects of concert-going that affected the pleasure derived by audience members at the festival: these were …

By | 11 March 2014 |