Weekly Stripe – 10.07.20
Last Friday Stripe Partners had our annual 'away day'. Typically we go to a lovely house in the countryside, but this time we had to do it fully remotely with everyone joining from home. We were lucky enough to be in the very capable and energetic hands of The Culture Experiment team who really reframed our thinking around what it's possible to do at a distance. This week's links are all about how professional event organizers are innovating what they do to create new experiences online.
A fascinating behind the scenes look at how Sotheby’s are running online auctions using multicamera global livestreams. The photos of the event are particularly striking, almost like a painting themselves.
Individuals are also finding new ways to present themselves and their work in online environments. For example, this design lecturer using an overhead camera and specialist lighting to showcase books for a talk on Zoom.
Large stadium live concerts remain on pause in most places around the world. But that doesn’t mean huge live events need to stop. Nick Cave is experimenting with a new kind of virtual concert – a one of a kind performance shot by a cinematographer at Alexandra Palace that will be screened globally for one night only on 23 July.
Party in a Google doc? Perhaps not the words you were expecting to read next to each other but Maria Foulston shared an amazing story of her experience hosting a party in a shared Google Spreadsheet. We had FOMO.
While in-person races remain off the menu, race organisers aren’t letting that hold them back. One example is this #RunWithPride event where individuals each pick a day in July to run a specific distance, logging their run on Strava. Participants are encouraged to share photos of their run and will receive a medal and a personalised collage print of photos as a reward.