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pcmcreative
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Caron Lyon - Digital Web Consultant, Audience Producer, Media Maker and PCM's owner.
Interests: theatre, gaming, web design, social media, second life, networking, new media, live performance, arts, innovation, business, audience, live-streaming,
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Livescribe's dimming display. I can't deny my Livescribe pen revolutionised how I deal with and cope with text. With Livescribe, I am able to take notes and notate the audio taking place around me. This took away a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at PCM creative in action
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I attended the Stage Management Association's one-day workshop for stagemanagers looking to move up to Company Manager. This was no ordinary workshop. I got my place because an attendee living in Portugal and 9 months pregnant wanted to attend too... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at PCM creative in action
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In recent years the accumulation of physical items has been reduced by the collections of files, documents, photos, videos, spoken audio and music. Some sit on the Internet my AudioBoo, my Instagram accounts, my Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote and iCloud. Then there are the offline digital archives on external hard drives and old media storage, cassettes, floppy discs, CD-ROM (read only memory) and as the final bastion of the analogue legacy, paper. Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at PCM creative in action
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For every project or client I build a digital scrapbook. This is a page hosted on my PCM website where feeds and content embed widgets can be collected. Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at PCM creative in action
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I love green rooms like I enjoy railway stations. They are full of purpose and intent but provide stasis and space to prepare. Waiting for action is the purpose of the occupation. Do you feel similar about green room spaces? or train stations for that matter? Unexpectedly however social media networks like Facebook and Twitter do not make me feel this way. In fact I experience alarming levels of anxiety on occasions but its not a reflection on digital engagement but the chaos those platforms contain. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at PCM creative in action
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Illustration by Kevin Cornell Anybody associated with the arena of web design even on the periphery as I am has heard about responsive design. The concept of designing a single web site that adapts (responds) to the devise it is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at PCM creative in action
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I'd been capturing, live streaming and producing media for projects for the last few years and my presenting confidence had plummeted since I hadn't done any talks for a while. I also found myself out on my own after being in a collaborative partnership where I'd taken a different direction to my original career journey. As sad as the close of that era in my life was I had to accept and embrace change to move on. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at PCM creative in action
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Being a regular conference delegate on behalf of your employer is a privalege afforded to a few... it may be a peer privelige to provide opportunity to meet fellow professionals working within the sector in which you work. This tends to be primarily to share findings, research and resulting case studies. Influental people are invited to deliver talk, presentations and lead workshops. A good conference can be inspiring, informative, enriching and instrumental to developing further from a knowledge and industry underderstanding and in networking with future project partners. But not everyone gets to attend. Extending the Audience is about embodying that sentiment. Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at PCM creative in action
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On Friday 29th January 2016 at 1pm Equity will be hosting an open meeting to discuss the issue of buyout contracts tabling for discussion: What’s good about them? What’s bad about them? What can Equity do about them? What can you do about them? Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at PCM creative in action
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It is all to easy to focus of capacity for box office break even but what about the reason we create and perform? To entertain and inform. As a technical arts practitioner and stagemanager I delight in providing access being to the suspension of disbelief on stage with props, lighting or sound to the facility to open the production doors wider than ever before and welcome in the digital viewers and provide more than marketing or web design but a hosted social experience where attending from home or remotely organised satellite event can be as meaningful and being a 'bum on a seat'. Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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This was the launch of Leicester's Digital Exchange and as I had by vlogging stuff in my bag I ask Lead Organiser Ann Stanley MD of Anicca Digital I was interested to know why the event had been conceived and what drive was behind its delivery. Ann answered all my questions with passion and future vision. These Digital Exchange meet ups are going to be monthly. There is also E-Commercial - Ecommerce Marketing & Technology Conference on the near horizon (Nov 3rd) taking place At Curve in November. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2015 at PCM creative in action
Rebooting my PCM... In Conversation web series for YouTube. Skype chats where we provide our tipple of choice, I provide the initial chat outline, we make a video episode all about your latest endeavour. Let me know if you'd like... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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Time and time again I find myself here. Without work and at the mercy of my dyslexia. Today without my friend and co-collaborator of the past few years business has been harder than ever. Having a co-worker who I could... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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All day! and if they aren't dancing on one page they are startlingly absent from my mind all together leaving me staring at a blank text box with its vacant void burning into my retinas. I have two really good... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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The wonderful thing about having an application installed on a mobile phone from a previous audience member is that if we had paid for the added extras we would have been able to send push notifications to the audience member that had downloaded it to tell them about future events and updates. They receive this message directly on their mobile phone’s home screen. It’s a great way of reminding people especially if events are quarterly or yearly. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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There is a dialoging feature which was present in the pre twitter ownership days of Tweetdeck that made my role as connector and stream curator easier. It disappeared and never came back. Here's how it works - I have found a little known Tweetdeck alternative, Janetter that has the feature. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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Now on the surface it's quite complicated and when I was tracking down the info to blog this, the "CRM in your inbox" tagline made me grimace slightly. I realised that I only use the free bit, the inbox power tools so if you want to explore the CRM stuff go for it, but if like me you just need the email power tools. Yippee! Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at PCM creative in action
“As a lighting designer and technician I have experienced the technological revolution as it has evolved and changed around me over the last 25 years. The practical application of technology is what interests me in the new online social networking,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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Before I continue... adding the full stop prior to an @ name other than at the very start of your tweet shows your misunderstanding of the twitter vernacular and convention, do it and claim to be a 'pro' 'expert' or 'guru' and you will show your true shade of b*ll*cks So full stop, How to combat it prevalence and pointlessness. Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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I now realise its like that for everyone when social media makes it on to their radar. Social Media has exploded into society's consciousness and has quickly produces a generation with no memory of a world before the web and even more recent a generation with no memory of a world before Facebook. That has happened not in my life time (I’m 40) but in 20yrs, that's just half of my life time. How long before there is no generation with a living memory of a world with out the internet? 2014 is set to be dominated by 'the Internet of Things', affordable 3D printing is on the verge of becoming the next big phenomenon yet for many in the theatre industry the age of social media is still a baffling trend many hope will disappear as a fashion fade. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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Once you have signed up I recommend finding the account settings and completing your profile, adding a photo and cover banner. Storify doesn't have an internal platform community it's a platform tool, but readers can follow your account and like-wise you can follow storify publishers. What is useful is the profile URL. This is mine - https://storify.com/pcmcreative. Its not compulsory but it makes you look professional in the eyes of your audience. First impressions do count. Let your content speak for you not the neglected, incomplete profile pages. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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Some people are prolific tweeters and you might find they drown out your new infant twitter stream. Or you might be an established tweeter who sees one account dominate your stream on occasions. Well you can turn them off if you don’t want to unfollow them. But if you want to hear from them again don’t forget to turn them back on! #WeAllKnowOne! Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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...now I'm not walking the path of traditional employment I find my roles being influenced more and more by emerging technologies. I still work with in teams who produce, not don't work on nearly enough theatre but using the skills and knowledge I learnt during my time in all my named job roles... Fingers crossed I get re-elected... do check out my election campaign page if you are an Equity member. Definitely get in touch if you'd like to know more about the Digital Audience Experience live-stream continuity studio event-team plugin Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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The Politics of Hope - Owen Jones The Politics of Hope I have seen Owen Jones taking part in several panel discussions on television and the opportunity to hear him speak at FutureFest this year was a hi-light for me.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at PCM creative in action
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I am always looking to optimise and declutter, part of that is not acquiring more. Heading to FutureFest on Sunday my thoughts turn to packing and preparing to be present. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at PCM creative in action