Digital Birmingham is a Birmingham City Council initiative and part of a city wide strategic partnership of more than 40 public, private and voluntary organisations
Ourdigitalcity.me - Birmingham's Digital Time Capsule
The 2010 capsule was designed to capture individual, schools, organisational and community wide achievements and developments that have contributed to Birmingham's journey to become a leading digital city in 2010. It was envisaged that the capsule would mark a defining moment to:
- capture the transformation agenda
- provide a digital archive and snapshot of today for tomorrow
- capture individual and Birmingham wide digital, technological, scientific, environmental achievements and developments
- feature Birmingham's transition to digital economy
This digital archive for Birmingham would be searchable and accessible through an online portal and comprise digital insertions such as Facebook pages, blogs, photographs, sound, movie clips, e-mails.
This will provide an opportunity for organisations, businesses and individuals to place their marker in time as part of the archive for Birmingham's 2010 digital heritage.
An event took place as part of the Open Weekend Cultural Olympiad on Friday 23 July 2010, following funding received from Cultural Olympiad and also support through the Say Hello programme. This was the launch of the demonstrator digital time capsule, for people to upload their content linked to their defining 'digital moment' 2010. The BBC Big Screen and Birmingham libraries also supported and promoted this event.
The past, the present and the future
Three short videos were commissioned as part of this project, these were show-cased at the Hello Digital Gala Dinner. These videos; the past, present and future, comprised of the images and stories from the past, current projects and a snap-shot into the future of Birmingham.