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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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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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