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New Research Article: Anti-Olympic Protest and the British Library


Back in October I was asked by Gill Ridgley from the British Library to contribute a short article relating to social media and the Olympic Games for their special-issue website for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The article “Occupying the Olympic Games: Resisting 2012” has now been published on (a newly prepared) section on anti-olympic protests on the British Library…

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Panel discussion: Birmingham School of Media Production Event (1st February, 2012)


Last week I was invited to speak on an industry panel at the launch of the Birmingham School of Media production event at Fazeley Studios, Digbeth. The Production Event is a first year module in the BA Media and Communication degree at The Birmingham School of Media within Birmingham City University. As part of their studies all first year media…

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How to use social media as a London 2012 gamesmaker (remixed) #media2012 #occupy2012


Over the past couple of days, the London Organising Commitee of the Olympic Game’s (LOCOG) official guidelines for social media policy has emerged publicly. There have been some reports relating to the Olympic Gamesmakers, the voluntary labour force who are essential to the smooth running of the event this summer, and their use of social media. That being, not to…

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Olympic education and the need to protect critique: Guest Post for @Podiumfor2012


  Taken at the International Olympic Academy, Ancient Olympia Last week I was asked to write a guest blog post for Podium. Podium are the official link between the London 2012 Olympic Games and higher and further education institutions – and encourage and promote the Olympic movement through education. I was asked to write about my experience/thoughts on the International Olympic Academy (where I have…

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