Media release: NEoN partners with Quotables to capture the buzz


INTERNATIONAL digital arts festival, NEoN, has announced an unique partnership with innovative new quotations site, Quotables, to capture the buzz generated at the two-day NEoN conference event taking place in Dundee this week, 8- 14 November, 2010.

Laura Grace, producer at Glasgow-based Quotables, is thrilled at the recently announced partnership.

She said: “We’re delighted to be collaborating with NEoN this year. We are really looking forward to adding an extra dimension to the audience’s interaction, in addition to providing a useful archive for digital practitioners internationally.

“Quotables has an ultimate aim of being the number one platform for people to enjoy and share their favourite quotes online, and we’re hugely excited to be able to offer unique cultural events like NEoN a way of preserving all those gems of wisdom that often get lost.”

Says a spokesperson: “Using the Quotables online service, NEoN festival-goers are invited to help create a permanent online archive of the best quotes and tweets from NEoN 2010.

“The audience are encouraged to add their favourite quotes at , using the tag ‘NEoN10′, which will then be projected onscreen at the festival in a real-time installation.

“The partnership between user generated quotes website, Quotables, and NEoN  will help to capture the zeitgeist of the digital arts festival, increase the community interaction, and ultimately provide a rich resource of inspiration for digital creatives the world over in the future.

“Recently launched by Mint Digital, a leading cross-platform digital content agency, Quotables aims to do for the quotations dictionary what Wikipedia did for the Encyclopedia Britannica.

“Supported by Channel 4 and Arts Council England, the site offers an unique facility for users to share and discover important quotes which capture social and cultural trends together with community feeling.

“Anyone can submit a quote to the site and, any quote can be edited and improved by the site’s members, while moderators are on hand to deal with any issues surrounding accuracies or disputes.

“Members can save their favourite quotes easily, tag quotes appropriately to improve ease of navigation around the site for other users, and share on Twitter or Facebook with one click.”

International digital arts festival, NEoN, takes place this week, 8 -14 November 2010, in various cultural venues across the city. The NEoN conference is a two day conference within the wider NEoN festival, presenting inspiring speakers and stimulating discussion surrounding this year’s curatorial theme, ‘character’, together with more general issues affecting the digital creatives industries and arts sectors.

For further information surrounding the NEoN festival, visit or follow the festival and join the community at @weareneon

Notes for editors:

North East of North (NEoN) is an international digital arts festival featuring moving image, performance, music and technology driven arts. The over-arching curatorial theme for 2010 is Character: evaluating the abstracted or physical agent in a work of art; investigation of the fictional or psychological systems; observation of the unit of information, symbol, sound or written language.

Through this focused dimension NEoN intends to explore the notion of collaboration between visual art, information communication, media production and gaming that will expand digital development and knowledge. (

NEoN was created by Interactive Tayside.

Interactive Tayside is a partnership between public, private and academic sectors to develop and promote Tayside’s digital media industry.

NEoN is sponsored by: Angus & Dundee City Council, Event Scotland, National Lottery Awards for All, The Japan Foundation, Creative City Challenge, Scottish Enterprise & the North Sea Screen Partnership.

Partners include: Interactive Tayside, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre (DCA), Dundee City Council, The University of Abertay, Dundee College, Hungry Boy, Revolver PR, Red Pepper Events, Simultaneita & Insight Innovations.

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