Monthly Archives for: February, 2012

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 […] 

Using Twitter in university learning

In recent months I’ve been using Twitter as part of teaching-and-learning in the University of Westminster courses that I am involved in – and found it to be really useful, stimulating and rewarding. I’m not the first to do it, […] 

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 website. It sort of stirred up some controversies – which had sort of been the intention. In 2011 I […] 

Making is Connecting video

My book ‘Making is Connecting‘ is all about everyday creativity, and the ways in which we can create and share things have been transformed in the digital age – whilst also being part of a continuum of everyday creativity and personal […] 

Transforming Audiences

Every two years we hold the ‘Transforming Audiences‘ conference at the University of Westminster, which began in 2007, reappearing in 2009 and 2011. In keeping with the themes of this project, the conference concerns what people do with media in their […]