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i-Docs 2014 – Call for Proposals

Following the success of the i-Docs Symposia in 2011 and 2012, we are delighted to announce that there will be another  i-Docs Symposium here in Bristol in March 2014, with two full days devoted to… Continue reading

You Tube & the Future of the Archive

There were two noteworthy announcements from You Tube last week. The first was that that they are opening what they are calling a “Creator Space” in London. The idea, according to You Tube’s… Continue reading

i-Docs and the BBC

[The following post was published today on Open Democracy. It’s one of a number of open letters to the incoming BBC Director General, that have been published on their OurBeeb website.] You’re a journalist; investigating… Continue reading

UnionDocs Collaborative

Applications are now open for the UnionDocs Collaborative programme – a unique documentary study scheme at the wonderful UnionDocs in Brooklyn, NYC. I’ve curated a couple of events there and held workshops for… Continue reading


This week saw the launch of , “the world’s first Wikipedia Town” – Monmouth, Wales.  Wikipedia says the project will,“…cover a whole town, creating articles on interesting and notable places, people, artifacts, flora,… Continue reading

On Crowdfunding

In his seminal 2001 book, The Language of New Media, Lev Manovich proposed that,”new media transforms all culture and cultural theory into an “open source”. This opening up of cultural techniques, conventions, forms and… Continue reading

The Connected Documentary

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

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

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