Monthly Archives for: May, 2012

Onwards and upwards for Digital Transformations

Tomorrow, a number of researchers involved in the AHRC’s Digital Transformations programme are heading off to the Cotswolds – which, for international viewers, is a pretty bit of the English countryside somewhere near Oxford – to consider what this research programme should […] 

A tale of two books

Since the earliest days of the Web, there has been an obvious ‘digital transformation’ which is about cutting out the middlepeople. Until the mid 1990s, for example, many people booked holidays via a travel agent, which seemed normal and fine. […] 

Guest post: Museums as content machines – and making it meaningful

After another fascinating and stimulating Digital Transformations symposium, my thoughts focussed on two talks in particular – John Stack on Tate Online, and Claire Ross on  user-centred design. John Stack’s talk on Tate Online’s activities was very  inspiring – the range […] 

Guest post: Design workshop at Tate Britain review

The ‘Designing for community-powered digital transformations workshop’ at Tate Britain, 15 May 2012, was the third in a series of AHRC-funded events where practitioners and researchers came together to consider innovative practices, and develop new ideas together. Digital transformations implies that […] 

Community-powered digital transformations in learning workshop, 21 June 2012

Community-powered digital transformations in learning workshop 21 June 2012 University College London How can we use digital tools to explore knowledge in new ways, and translate ideas and materials into digital arenas in order to gain new understandings? How can […] 

Guest post: Cultural remix – Have context, provenance, and truth had their day?

In the last workshop of the day on ‘Business models, rights & ownership,’ I enjoyed a great winding and unresolved discussion with colleagues in the cultural heritage sector around these two questions: Should we be concerned about how users rehash […]