Libraries open for PC access - displaying the artwork SCROLL

Libraries open for PC access - displaying the artwork SCROLL

You can access the internet and Microsoft software for free at any of the libraries in Newcastle.  We still have social distancing in place in libraries, but we want to welcome you back to use our services.

To celebrate free access to computers, and to acknowledge the awful time we've all been through, we have shared the digital artwork commissioned by Northern Stage on our PCs. All you need to do to view the video is use your library number and PIN to log into a computer in a library and click on the link.

Northern Stage say about SCROLL:

Over the past year we’ve developed the propensity of 'doom scrolling'. The unconscious habit of being glued to our phones, trawling the internet for the latest on the crumbling of governments, pandemic statistics and general societal downfall.

You know, when you’re waiting for the kettle to boil in between the thing that just happened and the thing that’s going to happen, the kettle boils and you realise you’ve scrolled all the way back to yesterday on Twitter… how did that happen? Or you’re at the bus stop waiting and tapping Instagram stories until you miss the bus and end up walking home. 

Scroll is designed as the antidote to that, a series of digital story interventions commissioned by Northern Stage, replacing the moments of mindless scrolling with tiny stories about us…

 

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