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Guest post: Let the media drown

When an invite to attend a seminar on the challenges facing “the media” recently arrived in my inbox, I hastily sent it on to a friend of mine who has made the move – over a number of years – […] 

#digitaltrans: The collected tweets

Participants at our four events have produced literally hundreds of tweets, with the hashtag #digitaltrans, containing useful links to relevant resources, and creating a record of the most memorable things said and experienced in the workshops. The tweets from each […] 

Guest post: Hackerspaces for connected learning

Hackerspaces are open-access workshops and volunteeristic organizations for collaborating on creative and technical projects. Over four hundred exist worldwide as blended (online/offline) contexts for social and connected learning. Over the last year I’ve been spending time in them, interviewing their […] 

Guest post: Designs on Conversation

This post is based on my talk given at the Tate Britain event, as part of a series of events for the AHRC funded Digital Transformations Research Network. #AreWeContent? ‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ cried Alice … ‘now I’m opening out like the […] 

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. […]