Tag: social 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. […] 

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 […] 

Guest post: Some thoughts on curation and privacy

Following a very interesting second workshop at the British Library, here are some notes on a couple of recurring issues. On curation: Of particular interest to me at the Digital Transformations workshops has been the recurrence of the term ‘curation’ […] 

Henry Jenkins – talk and discussion, 15 May 2012

We are delighted that Professor Henry Jenkins, of the University of Southern California, author of Convergence Culture, will be speaking about his new book Spreadable Media at a Digital Transformations event at the University of Westminster in London. Professor Jenkins will give a […] 

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 […] 

Business models, rights and ownership workshop, 20 April 2012

Digital transformations in business models, rights and ownership workshop 20 April 2012 The British Library, London Digital transformations mean that cultural and media organisations now find themselves in a new environment in which communities of participants interact to create, curate, organise and […] 

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 […] 

First workshop: Production and Creativity, 29 March 2012

Production and Creativity workshop 29 March 2012 University of Westminster, London Digital transformations mean that cultural and media organisations now find themselves in a new environment in which communities of participants interact to create, curate, organise and support cultural experiences. This is […] 

Social media, ordinary media, “monetization” and business models

Are social media really ‘media’ in the way ordinary media – like newspapers – are? There’s loads of ways to get confused about this, and like any debate between people, not all of the arguments are completely rational. So, for example, “ordinary […] 

Social media optimism vs pessimism

Early in 2007, hundreds of years ago, I wrote a short article called ‘Media Studies 2.0′, and published it on my Theory.org.uk website. It sort of stirred up some controversies – which had sort of been the intention. In 2011 I […]