The Lives They Loved

The Lives they Loved is a moving project from the New York Times. Readers have posted a photo and commentary about someone close who has died this year. The simple statements and photos… Continue reading

Participatory Culture : Public Education

Elizabeth Losh represents “Team Critical Theory” and Henry Jenkins “Team Cultural Studies” in this great discussion that gets to grips with how and whether US public education can take advantage of participatory culture.… Continue reading

Cowbird

“Cowbird is a simple tool for telling stories, and a public library of human experience.” Jonathan Harris’ latest project, just released, Cowbird is a gorgeous new platform for individual and collaborative storytelling. As Harris… Continue reading

Four categories of collaborative documentary

I’ve just been in Barcelona, at the ECREA (European Communication Research & Education Association) Digital Culture Workshop which looked at innovative practices and critical theories.  It was a terrific gathering – small enough… Continue reading

Britain in a Day

Saturday was filming day for Britain in a Day, the UK version of Life in a Day which is being produced for the BBC by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free company, and directed by Morgan… Continue reading

The Interface is the Message

I just came across this TED talk by Aaron Koblin – artist and now lead on Data Arts at Google Labs. It’s a treat. Koblin whips through his work – from his data visualisation… Continue reading

The world’s first open source 3D documentary and more!

Mozilla’s mission, as Mark Surman, Executive Director of the Mozilla Foundation, explained at the start of proceedings at the Mozilla Festival yesterday, is about building choice, freedoms and technologies into the web to… Continue reading

The Connected Documentary

Life in a day – online

If you’ve not seen it yet, you can now view Kevin Macdonald and Ridley Scott‘s mega collaborative project – Life in a Day – on You Tube. Alongside the film you can access… Continue reading

i-Docs 2012

Following the success of i-Docs 2011, dates have now been set for i-Docs 2012. The Symposium is again taking place in Bristol, UK, hosted by the Digital Cultures Research Centre (where I’m based.) It’s a full… Continue reading