Category Archive: UGC

Mapping Main Street

“When politicians and the media mention Main Street, they evoke one people and one place. But there are over 10,466 streets named Main in the United States… Mapping Main Street is a collaborative documentary… Continue reading


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

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

We’re All in This Together

Nov 5th saw the  release of the latest video from MadV – the anonymous producer of the original “collab” hit.  Back in 2006 he was already a star on YouTube –  popular for… Continue reading

350 – collaborative creativity as political action

Last Saturday my daughter Shauna, my friend Vron and I joined a few hundred other people in the park by the London Eye on the South Bank, to stand in the form of… Continue reading


I just received a copy of “8”-  a collection of essays about a research collaboration between the BBC and the Arts & Humanities Research Council. Eight academic studies looked at public participation in BBC new media. (I was… Continue reading