Category Archive: Co-creation

Mass Observation

On Wednesday I was in Brighton for “Engaging Mass Observation”, a conference looking at the post-1981 holdings of the Mass Observation Archive. Mass Observation is an ancestor of today’s participatory culture – started in… Continue reading

Sleeveface

Credit: Frédéric Derose-Jacques I was delighted to discover, over a coffee a while back with fellow South Walian resident Carl Morris, that he, with collaborator John Rostron, was behind the internet phenomenon Sleeveface.  If… Continue reading

Quilts

When I moved to Wales a decade ago I brought a quilt  with me. Not a real quilt, but a print by the artist Tom Philips, see left, from a piece called “Women’s… Continue reading

UnionDocs

I was in NYC last week and on Friday had the pleasure of meeting with Christopher Allen and Steve Holmgren at UnionDocs in Brooklyn to see the place and hear about the UnionDocs… Continue reading

Are You Happy?

What is it that makes us happy – people, things, experiences? What is a happy life in 2010? And how do we balance personal contentment with our relationships and responsibilities to the wider community and the… Continue reading

The Story

Last Friday I went to The Story – a treat of a one-day event organised by Matt Locke – Channel 4’s Education & New Media Commissioner and former Head of BBC Creative R… Continue reading

Suns – the art of Flickr

This terrific mosaic is one of a series that Penelope Umbrico has created from photos posted on Flickr. She made it after over 5,000 sunsets turned up when she did a search on the… Continue reading

Documentary Now!

Last week I was at a gathering of around 200 academics and practitioners (quite a few of whom these days span both worlds) for the annual Documentary Now! Conference at Birkbeck College, London.… Continue reading

An interview with MadV

It was great to get a comment from the elusive MadV after my recent post about his new video – “We’re All in This Together”. I asked if he’d do an interview and he… Continue reading

The Jean Rouch Project

On Wednesday I was lucky to be at a Paris screening of the seminal documentary – “Chronique d’un Ete” (“Chronicle of a Summer”) which was being shown, almost fifty years after it was… Continue reading