Flying Monkey TV is an open, collaborative project that uses low-impact methods to capture events. This can be time-lapse, video clips and stills, but the aim is to develop a technical framework that can be used to automatically compile, cross reference and deliver the media quickly.
The project was originally conceived by Richard Bolam and Matt Lewis and is at an early stage of development. The project currently has no funding attached to it, although it has been supported at an earlier stage by Arts Council England through the Artimelt mentoring programme administered by The Culture Company. At the moment it is being pursued on an as-and-when basis.
We are calling this an “open-ource” project because no single element is unique, although the ideas and technologies involved have never been combined in the way we propose.
Richard Bolam is the prime mover in the project, although it could involve anyone, and is currently in an informal partnership with Access Space, Sheffield, UK, researching and developing the first tools with which to implement the project.
Watch this space.