Category Archive: Participatory culture

iDocs

It’s only a month now until the DCRC hosted iDocs Symposium that I mentioned back in the Autumn. iDocs is the UK’s first gathering to explore developments in interactive documentary and seems to have… Continue reading

Collaborative Consumption

“We now live in a global village where we can mimic the ties that used to happen face to face but on a scale that would never have been possible before…we’ve wired our… Continue reading

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. I’m kicking off the year with some thoughts and questions prompted by looking back on 2010. I’ve noted a flurry of global projects this past year as producers have taken… Continue reading

Are you happy?

Today we launched The Are you happy? Project website. The project invites people to provide their answers to the question which provoked such a memorable response when it was posed by Marceline Loridan and… Continue reading

Ain’t No Grave

I just came across a short documentary recently posted on You Tube by Chris Milk, director of the luminous Johnny Cash Project. It’s based on interviews with some of the fan / artists who… Continue reading

Out My Window

I’m going to be in Toronto this week presenting at a conference on DIY Citizenship – Critical Making & Social Media. It’s a very interesting programme and I’m looking forward to it. Before I go… Continue reading

Where Documentary meets Web 3.0

I’m working on a proposal for a project that experiments with the Semantic Web and just came across Kate Ray‘s informative, witty documentary on the subject. It’s an engaging overview featuring key players,… Continue reading

An Evening at UnionDocs

It was good to revisit UnionDocs in Brooklyn, last Sunday, to take part in a panel on Global Perspectives in Digital Media . I was talking about Video Nation‘s work abroad during the 1990s,… Continue reading

The Creative Internet

Google Labs have just released a round up of 106 noteworthy online projects – The Creative Internet. It’s a treasure trove and a great resource – looking across genres and themes – Audio,… Continue reading

Sunflower Seeds

There’s lots of coverage today of the new installation in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall. The Chinese artist Ai WeiWei has covered the hall floor with 10 million porcelain sunflower seeds that have been hand made and… Continue reading