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Oxygen Lecture: Maker Culture 2/2

As promised here’s the text of the talk I gave at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.  It is part of the Oxygen Lecture Series, organised by the University of East Anglia to address subjects … Continue reading

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Oxygen Lecture: Maker Culture 1/2

Yesterday and today I’m giving talks about Makers and Maker Culture, one at UEA’s London campus and one at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, University of Dundee.  They are the first of the Oxygen Lecture Series, organised … Continue reading

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iGuffins in an Ideal World

Earlier today I took part in a panel discussion at Watford Palace Theatre – where they serve illy coffee, I’m pleased to report – as part of the Ideal World season  for which the theatre worked with CRASSH – the … Continue reading

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The final brick in the wall of the security state?

I don’t have a problem with sending journalists to gaol. Sometimes we break the law, and sometimes we do it in ways that are not defensible as being in the public interest, or for reasons that are not related to … Continue reading

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Sharing Digital Skills

On January 17 I took part in the Reading Agency/Publishers Association conference at the rather lovely Canada Water Library in Southwark, where we  discussed ways for libraries to embrace new technologies in order to take their support for readers online. It … Continue reading

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Writing again

Since I joined the Archive Development team at the BBC two years ago, initially part-time but now pretty full-on, I’ve done less and less writing here. I dropped my regular BBC column and though I’m still writing for Focus magazine … Continue reading

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-30

@euan don’t you think that good people see opportunities in hard times? Or that good people are aware that their current place is doomed? in reply to euan # Thinking about accretion discs in the cloud. # @euan good point. … Continue reading

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-03-22

Heading out for a relatively quiet & pressure free day – #diigitalplanet done without me this week as they are at #sxsw while I have a life! # @sleepydog happy birthday to you, too! [See how Twitter has replaced Facebook … Continue reading

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What I’ve tweeted on 2009-03-17

Heading out for a relatively quiet & pressure free day – #diigitalplanet done without me this week as they are at #sxsw while I have a life! # @sleepydog happy birthday to you, too! [See how Twitter has replaced Facebook … Continue reading

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Take Two Steps Back: A Society Gets the Journalism it Deserves

[This is a response in part to Clay Shirky's recent essay, Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable.  Update: Jemimah Knigh has a lovely meditation on the past and future of papers on her blog.] When printing with movable type was introduced … Continue reading

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