Creative Scotland Hiring Digital, Innovation, Creative Technology & Design Officer

Creative Scotland is recruiting. The organisation responsible for Scotland's cultural, artistic and creative industries is looking for a development officer, focusing on digital innovation, creative technology and design. It's a full-time position, with a salary (£25,000 pa, plus benefits and pension). If you're interested in helping Creative Scotland become more engaged with the whole digital and... Continue Reading →

Go North, Play Games…

June 4th marks the start of the 2014 Go North festival in Inverness. Go North celebrates all aspects of the cultural and creative arts and includes film, music, literature and a growing number of games. For the first time, the festival in 2014 will feature a gaming playground, where a number of Scotland's development studios will... Continue Reading →

The Computer Games Journal – Volume 2 Edition 3 – Out Now

The Computer Games Journal is one of the only academic journals in the world focusing on the computer games industry and the issues facing the creators, technologies and innovators within this rapidly evolving sector. It was created and is edited here in Scotland by a team of respected academics including editor-in-chief Dr John Sutherland, Dr... Continue Reading →

Let’s Go! Lemmings In The Real World…

At the midway point in Dundee's Perth Road, opposite the university, at the top of the steps to the digital media park, you can come face to face with some of Dundee's most famous creations. Dundee is no stranger to public art, with a variety of statues around the city, celebrating local history and wildlife.... Continue Reading →

Culture Hack Scotland

Culture Hack Scotland is a 48 hour event for developers, designers, artists and producers, taking place in Glasgow's Whisky Bond from July 12th - 14th. CHS challenges participants to create a 'culture related project'.  The description of last year's event describes it like this: Culture Hack Scotland does what is says on the tin. It’s... Continue Reading →

Creative Scotland Announces New Chief Executive

After a year which could be charitably described as 'challenging' Creative Scotland, the public sector body created help Scotland's artistic, cultural and creative individuals, companies and organisations, has announced it has a new chief executive. Janet Archer, currently Director of Dance at Arts Council England, will take up her new role on 1 July 2013.... Continue Reading →

Sync Announces Its 2013 GEEKS IN RESIDENCE

Sync is a project which supports cultural organisations in Scotland, learn more about technology, come to love it, then take it back to the office/theatre/museum/loft space and do many interesting and exciting new things with it. As part of this remit, for the last several years Sync has placed a number of developers or technical... Continue Reading →

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Geek In Residence?

Today's the last day to apply to become a 'Geek In Residence' as part of the Sync Tank programme.  You could be embedded (not as painful as it sounds) within Socttish Opera, The MacRobert arts centre, the EIGG box, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo (which can't run in Dundee, sadly) or Photography gallery Stills. It... Continue Reading →

Time Capsule Tuesday – THE Definitive History Of Games In Scotland

Did you know that Scottishgames was originally started in 2005 as a Yahoo Group?  That didn't work.  It required people to get involved and contribute.  So in 2006, your editor took the decision to start a blog.  At that time, TypePad was a decent choice and allowed sophisticated content like words and pictures to be... Continue Reading →

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