Category Archive: Collaborative Tools

One Day on Earth

Today sees the filming of a global collaborative project; One Day on Earth, which the organisers are describing as the “largest participatory media event in history”.  It’s hot on the heels of Life in a… Continue reading

The Open Video Conference

Having worked in TV and then for a decade in “new” media I’ve felt acutely aware of inhabiting distinct cultures in my professional life. It’s perhaps been most apparent when I’ve been involved… Continue reading

Web Made Movies

John Grierson provided an enduring definition of documentary as the “creative treatment of actuality”. In the twenty first century, actuality encompasses all the data the web has to offer. Some artists – perhaps… Continue reading

Arcade Fire

Since my recent post about The Johnny Cash Project, its director Chris Milk has followed that up with the launch this week of another very interesting participatory piece, a collaboration with Google Creative Labs… Continue reading

The Johnny Cash Project

In the latest in a series of works exploring crowdsourcing, American artist Aaron Koblin, with director Chris Milk, has created a lovely collaborative piece – a collective portrait of musician Johnny Cash. The Johnny Cash… Continue reading

Flipboard

Launched last week Flipboard is a free iPad app that turns the photos and stories your friends and contacts on social networks are linking to into a browsable magazine format. It looks good.

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

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

“Chips with Everything” – more on Digital Revolution

Rushes sequences from interviews with web luminaries Howard Rheingold and Tim Berners Lee are among those now available for viewing and download on the Digital Revolution website.  It’s the latest development in what the BBC… Continue reading