Electric December is Watershed's widely acclaimed online digital
advent calendar. It returns in 2004 with another unique selection
of gifts - from games to films, animation to music. This year
sees contributors interpreting a theme of Transformation
in a creative online form.
These digital distractions are a gift from the South West and
reflect the digital creativity and talent resident in the region.
Every day from Wed 1 Dec you can plug in, boot up and unwrap a
totally unique digital present counting down to Christmas. Some
will make you laugh, some will make you think, some will get your
fingers flying across the keyboard - but all are bespoke gifts
created specifically for Electric December.
One of the primary objectives of Electric December is the introduction
of local community and education groups – many with little
or no experience of the potential of digital media – to
professional companies, facilitating partnerships to produce new
pieces of creative work for the web. These partnerships ensure
that skills are pooled and shared and the world of creativity
on the internet is revealed, explored and discussed. The connections
are made inthe real as well as the virtual world – despite
the wide geographic spread of the contributors a real network
of partnerships has been generated across the region through the
work, with the process closely supported by Watershed and Creative
Electric December 2003 involved collaborations between 26 media
companies, 8 arts organisations, 28 educational organisations,
25 artists and 11 community groups. The transfer of skills through
these collaborations involved over 800 people (around 600 of whom
were under 25). Last year also saw Electric December achieve 1million+
page views from over 80 different countries.
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We'd love to get your feedback on the presents. At the top of
each present is a feedback button - do send us a message.
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general requirements about the site, please see the need
The last five years of electricdecember.org are still available
to view in the archive.
Watershed Media Centre has an Intellectual
Property Rights Policy for online publishing.
The 2004 press section
includes press releases and print-ready images.
to this year's calendar