Tag: digital media

Art and design . . . and innovation (two videos)

Recently I was invited to speak at a conference for a national network of art and design educators in the Netherlands. This was the Skills 21 Symposium organised by Cultuurnetwerk and held, this year, in the northern city of Leeuwarden. […] 

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: 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 […] 

Building platforms for creativity: Eight principles

During last year I wrote a journal article which was an attempt to draw upon the experience of working in collaboration with three different media organisations, and to extract some conclusions from that work. The organisations were the BBC (the […] 

Are DJs curators (and vice-versa)?

The word ‘curator’ gets used liberally these days to talk about stuff people do on the web. But does that devalue the term? Is there any way what someone does on Facebook is comparable to the years of training and […]