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Say Hello to Architecture: Talking Heads Video (Community Evaluation Video)


Back in September 2015, I ran a short workshop in Lochgilphead, Argyll on ‘digital storytelling on a shoestring’ for the Stalled Spaces Scotland initiative. It was awesome.   Stalled Spaces Scotland managed by Architecture & Design Scotland and a spin out from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy project of the same name. A&DS got back in touch at the start of the…

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PhD to completion – The final 6 months


TL;DR: I quit my associate lecturer job so I can finish my PhD full time before December. I am still available for freelance and project based work. This is a post about my boundaries.  This has been quite a difficult post to write. In fact, this is the third time I’ve attempted to start it after deleting the last two…

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Some thoughts from Picturing the Social Conference – June 2016 #VSMLconf


I’m on my way to Sheffield to deliver a workshop on Social Media for Early Career Researchers at the first student-lead Sheffield University Doctoral Student Conference tomorrow. I was lucky enough to be able to plan my travels around the second “Picturing the Social” conference in Manchester, hosted by the Visual Social Media Lab. It’s came at a very good…

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Social Reporting and Civic/Citizen Activism – reflections from recent workshops in Belfast/East Renfrewshire


Back in April, I was invited over back over to Belfast by Democracy Society NI to deliver a day long workshop on ‘social reporting‘ with community groups who were connected to the Building Change Trust programme. I really love visiting Belfast. After my tall ship sailing experience last summer between Liverpool, Belfast and Glasgow – sailing between ports in a…

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Media in Scotland’s Communities – Prelude


I’ve been the chair of the Brilliant Scotland steering group for the last 2 years – the Media Trust ran project comes to an end in May – and it will end with a celebratory event in Craigmillar, Edinburgh on the 22nd of April. The focus is the title of this post. This post aims to pull together my starting…

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#HEAArts16 Abstract accepted – How can media education and digital participation support professional development for Higher Education professionals – or – “How do you solve a problem like Mahara?


I’ve been meaning to get this post up for the last few weeks, sorry it is only a quickie – things have been super busy – but do you know what? That isn’t a bad thing when you’ve been working away for a few months on a new job and focusing on that daaaammmnnn PhD write up. Back in January,…

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