Mar 142017
 

Today and tomorrow I’m in Birmingham for the Jisc Digifest 2017 (#digifest17). I’m based on the EDINA stand (stand 9, Hall 3) for much of the time, along with my colleague Andrew – do come and say hello to us – but will also be blogging any sessions I attend. The event is also being […]

Feb 222017
 

This afternoon I am delighted to be at the Inaugeral Lecture of Prof. Jonathan Silvertown from the School of Biological Sciences here at the University of Edinburgh. Vice Chancellor Tim O’Shea is introducing Jonathan, who is Professor of Evolutionary Ecology and Chair in Technology Enhanced Science Education, and who came to Edinburgh from the Open University. Now […]

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Dec 052016
 
TEDxYouth@Manchester video live: What do your digital footprints say about you?

This is a very wee blog post/aside to share the video of my TEDxYouth@Manchester talk, “What do your digital footprints say about you?”: You can read more on the whole experience of being part of this event in my blog post from late November. It would appear that my first TEDx, much like my first Bright […]

Dec 052016
 
What is it like to work with comic book writers and artists to turn research into comics?

Last weekend (Sunday 27th November) I gave a talk at the Edinburgh Comic Art Festival 2016 on what it’s like to turn research into a comic book.  We made a (low tech) recording of the talk (watch it here via MediaHopper, or embedded below/on YouTube, see also the prezi here) but I also wanted to write about this project […]

Dec 042016
 

This summer I will be co-chairing, with Stefania Manca (from The Institute of Educational Technology of the National Research Council of Italy) “Social Media in Education”, a Mini Track of the European Conference on Social Median (#ECSM17) in Vilnius, Lithuania. As the call for papers has been out for a while (deadline for abstracts: 12th December 2016) I wanted […]

Nov 242016
 

This morning I’m at the Edinburgh Tourism Action Group‘s Digital Solutions for Tourism Conference 2016. Why am I along? Well EDINA has been doing some really interesting cultural heritage projects for years, particularly Curious Edinburgh – history of science tours app and our citizen science apps for COBWEB / FieldTrip Open which are used by visitors […]

Nov 212016
 
Reflections on speaking at TEDxYouth@Manchester 2016: Identity

Last Wednesday, I had the absolute pleasure of being part of the TEDxYouth@Manchester 2016, which had the theme of “Identity“. I had been invited along to speak about our Managing Your Digital Footprint work, and my #CODI2016 Fringe show, If I Googled You, What Would I Find? The event was quite extraordinary and I wanted to share some […]

Oct 082016
 

Today is the last day of the Association of Internet Researchers Conference 2016 – with a couple fewer sessions but I’ll be blogging throughout. As usual this is a liveblog so corrections, additions, etc. are welcomed.  PS-24: Rulemaking (Chair: Sandra Braman) The DMCA Rulemaking and Digital Legal Vernaculars – Olivia G Conti, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States of […]

Oct 072016
 
Association of Internet Researchers AoIR 2016: Day 3

PS-15: Divides (Chair: Christoph Lutz) The Empowered Refugee: The Smartphone as a Tool of Resistance on the Journey to Europe – Katja Kaufmann For those of you from other continents we had a great deal of refugees coming to Europe last year, from Turkey, Syria, etc. who were travelling to Germany, Sweden, and Vienna – where […]

Oct 062016
 

Today I am again at the Association of Internet Researchers AoIR 2016 Conference in Berlin. Yesterday we had workshops, today the conference kicks off properly. Follow the tweets at: #aoir2016. As usual this is a liveblog so all comments and corrections are very much welcomed.  PA-02 Platform Studies: The Rules of Engagement (Chair: Jean Burgess, […]