The Space is currently applying to the BBC Trust for approval to be re-launched in Spring/Summer 2014 as a dynamic new space for artists and audiences to invent and explore brilliant digital art. The current Space pilot service will come to an end on 31 October and from 1 November, all current content on The Space will be taken down.

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These three essays are intended to stimulate your imagination about the possibilities that The Space opens up. Each essay takes a different and personal view of the way arts and cultural organisations can respond to the possibilities of digital.

The essays

'Make it new': imagine an online space for the arts by John Wyver

Making meaning out of memory: creative archive in The Space by Paul Gerhardt

Digital arts and the imagination by Rachel Coldicutt

The authors

John Wyver is a writer and producer with Illuminations, and a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Westminster. Recent work as a producer includes Hamlet (2009) and Macbeth (2010) for BBC Television and others. He is currently leading the AHRC-funded research project Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television, and is the author of Vision On: Film, Television and the Arts in Britain (2007).

Paul Gerhardt runs Archives for Creativity and works with the Arts Council, the BBC, the BFI and other cultural bodies. He is organiser for The Artist in the Archive, a series of workshops with the BBC's and the BFI's archives to be held in early 2012.

Rachel Coldicutt is a director of Caper and founder of Culture Hack Day. She was previously Head of Digital Media at the Royal Opera House. Her last commission at the Royal Opera House - The Show Must Go On, a game made by Hide&Seek - is now available from iTunes.