Flipboard

Launched last week Flipboard is a free iPad app that turns the photos and stories your friends and contacts on social networks are linking to into a browsable magazine format. It looks good.… Continue reading

Life in a Day

The You Tube Collab gets the Hollywood treatment in a project just announced. Oscar winning filmmakers Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald have joined forces with You Tube and the Sundance Institute for a… Continue reading

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

Mass Observation

On Wednesday I was in Brighton for “Engaging Mass Observation”, a conference looking at the post-1981 holdings of the Mass Observation Archive. Mass Observation is an ancestor of today’s participatory culture – started in… Continue reading

Sleeveface

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

Quilts

When I moved to Wales a decade ago I brought a quilt  with me. Not a real quilt, but a print by the artist Tom Philips, see left, from a piece called “Women’s… Continue reading

UnionDocs

I was in NYC last week and on Friday had the pleasure of meeting with Christopher Allen and Steve Holmgren at UnionDocs in Brooklyn to see the place and hear about the UnionDocs… Continue reading

Are You Happy?

What is it that makes us happy – people, things, experiences? What is a happy life in 2010? And how do we balance personal contentment with our relationships and responsibilities to the wider community and the… Continue reading

The Story

Last Friday I went to The Story – a treat of a one-day event organised by Matt Locke – Channel 4’s Education & New Media Commissioner and former Head of BBC Creative R… Continue reading

Suns – the art of Flickr

This terrific mosaic is one of a series that Penelope Umbrico has created from photos posted on Flickr. She made it after over 5,000 sunsets turned up when she did a search on the… Continue reading