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Research: Sharing MA thesis online and a bit of a PhD update…

I completed my masters back in 2008 (MA in New Media and Society at the University of Leicester) but (shock horror) I never put my dissertation online at the time… even though it is about Facebook and much of my essays were skirting around the politics of open access and social media – before there were really words to describe…

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The #digitalsentinel and on being the cutting edge of mundane.

I’m currently┬áin London after attending the AHRC Connected Communities Showcase yesterday. I was representing the Digital Sentinel project that is based in Wester Hailes and is a follow on from a wider set of ‘Community Hacking‘ projects (check out the amazing comic strip on the projects website!) such as Ladders to the Cloud and the installation of the Digital Totem…

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On being in London, “doing the ‘lympics” and putting the brakes on.

The last time I wrote one of these blog posts was back at the end of January 2010, several days before I was due to head out – on my own – to the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. I remember at the time feeling a whole wave of different emotions; excitement as it was my first long distance flight, my…

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Reflection: Education for the crisis? Notes from #e4c, 29th March

This blog post has been burning in my head since last week, feeling (rightly so) equally troubled, inspired and generally itchy about the whole subject area so excuse me if I get all ramble-y in places, I’m still working this out in my own head. Last week I was invited along (with around 40 others) to be part of a…

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Talk at Leicester’s @docfilmfestival: Olympic Games and the rise of social media documentary

via Community Media Hub Flickr This weekend I was asked by John Coster, editor of Citizen’s Eye and the curator of Leicester’s Documentary Film Festival to give a talk around the forthcoming Olympics and the rise of social media documentary around megaevents. Using a couple of slides from this presentation and showing a number of clips from a youtube playlist…

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SkyRide Leicester, @citizeneye and #media2012 – take 2

After attending and take part in last year’s skyride in Leicester as a media volunteer for Citizen’s Eye community media hube, I decided to come back as a cyclist this year.  Unfortunately – thanks to East Midlands Trains deciding to put on a bus replacement service between Loughborough and Leicester, this wasn’t meant to be – you aren’t suppose to…

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