On Wednesday we were in Bristol for the third ‘official’ meeting of regional representatives the #media2012 network (is that the best way to describe it?) to talk about what those who have got involved have been up, to hear what those who would like to be involved are up to and discussing the vision of the directions we would like to take the network. There are no set rules about how we are going to go about coordinating a national citizen media network for the Olympics – each hub, if there is to be a hub at all, may or may not be autonomous, may be located in a physical space (such as a cultural venue like FACT, Cornerhouse, Watershed or the Phoenix) could be linked to cultural, art and social debates around 2012, could be a source of documentation, could be used as an educational ‘resource’, could exist without a physical location- the possibilities are endless. Which makes this an exciting, yet challenging position to be in in terms of coordinating and facilitating a movement on this ‘type’ and scale.
Hi! I'm Jay Jay (@jennifermjones on twitter - and I know, a blatant instagram-tastic internet selfie klaxon, sorry!) Welcome to my website. I'm a part-academic/part-digital media person based in Glasgow who specialises (in both research & practice) in social media for social good, community and citizen journalism, events and culture and media literacies. I work part-time as a Research Associate at the University of the West of Scotland & the rest is split between a whole variety of stuff (that's what a website is good for explaining, even I'm not entirely sure what it all means either!)
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