One of the strengths of Electric December has been the collaboration
between different organisations, schools and individuals to produce
the digital ‘presents’. Electric December isn't just
about making art, or IT projects, it's about experimenting too
– so extending those collaborations across a broader section
of the curriculum, and maybe working with a range of external
‘helpers’ (eg. performers, scientists, writers…
as well as digital artists) has the potential to create some even
more diverse and exciting digital content.
We believe there are great potential learning benefits for many
more people wishing to engage in similar ventures, so we have
created some resources that aim to show you more about how Electric
We hope that by looking behind the scenes and finding out more
about planning processes, collaboration between different contributors,
development of ideas, production, and technical considerations,
you will be inspired to carry out your own creative digital project.
What is electricdecember.org?
Resource downloads as Word documents:
Building a prototype
[Mac users: control-click and 'Download Link to Disk']
Selection CD 1999–2004
Watershed has put together a selection CD of 30 presents from
Electric December over the 6 years since it first began, both
to celebrate creativity and achievement, and to inspire others
to ‘have a go’. The CD will be launched in the New
Year, details to be announced.
to this year's calendar