Making Music – in the edit

There are some interesting videos emerging which involve collaborations between musicians –   some of whom don’t even know of each others existence.     This fresh treatment of Ben E King’s classic Stand by Me has proved popular on You Tube.  The… Continue reading

Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef

Coral reef – photo by Steve Straiton. For crocheted reefs click here. Along with a worldwide group of women  collaborators, artists Margaret and Christine  Wertheim are crocheting coral reefs. Leslie Dick,  LA based writer and teacher… Continue reading

Seriously playful participatory culture

Dr Michael Wesch – an anthropologist at Kansas State University- is looking at You Tube as a participant observer. He became an unlikely internet star himself with his brilliant 2007 video explanation of Web 2.0 – The… Continue reading

Digital Revolution

Tim Berners-Lee topped the bill at the Digital Revolution launch Friday. “Digital Revolution” is the working title of an experimental BBC project which is getting the public involved in taking stock of the impact of the web… 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

Snap Shot City

At DS4 – the fourth Digital Storytelling Conference in Aberystwyth – I heard Bonnie Shaw talk about Snap Shot City – the  “worldwide  photographic treasure hunt” that she started in 2006.  She said the project came out of her… Continue reading

my research project

This blog reflects practice-led research into documentary and Web 2.0 that I’m doing within an AHRC  (Arts & Humanities Research Council) Fellowship in Creative & Performing Arts.  I’m looking at how it’s possible to produce, curate, facilitate collaborative documentary and I’ll… Continue reading