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QROWD flyer

I recently produced this publicity flyer for QROWD, a new Horizon2020 project that’s using open and crowdsourced data to reduce traffic congestion and make travel safer and more efficient. In keeping with the transport theme, I used two well-known European road more »

Open Access: it’s not rocket science

On the eve of his appearance to give evidence at the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee on Open Access in November 2013, OA Evangelist, Professor Stevan Harnad spoke about his concerns following the UK government’s’ apparent u-turn on Green Open Access. Acting more »

Speakerthon 2014: Reusing BBC audio

Last Saturday I attended Speakerthon, a collaborative web-enhancement event organised by BBC R&D and Wikimedia UK. The aim of the day was to interrogate the BBC Radio 4’s permanently available archive (e.g. The Woman’s Hour Collection), select clips of notable people speaking and add them more »

How I made my version of ‘Pretty Saro’

In this post I present a screen recording (screencast) that demonstrates the tools referred to in my previous post, ‘Using ‘open’ resources for digital storytelling’. To set the scene, here’s my video, Pretty Saro, that I refer to in the demo: more »

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Using ‘open’ resources for digital storytelling

The recent release of previously unpublished performances by Bob Dylan and the associated Pretty Saro video, produced by Jennifer Lebeau, which makes extensive use of archive photographs hosted by the US Library of Congress, has highlighted the usefulness of ‘open’ more »

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New video for Solent NHS Trust

Solent NHS Trust are currently running elections for 14 new Public Governor seats in Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton. The elections are open to all Trust members, and the Trust needed a video aimed at members who may have difficulty understanding the more »

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Recording a keynote address

Last week I was asked by Dr Eric Herring, Deputy Director of the Global Insecurities Centre at the University of Bristol to record his keynote address for the People and the Planet: Transforming the Future conference. The conference is being held more »

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Last day at the ‘I am the Warrior’ exhibition

Overlooked by Kentucky Fried Chicken and situated half way between Matalan and Fabric Land, the John Hansard Gallery Central may have appeared an out of place arty interloper in the world of commerce, but their swansong, the fabulous ‘I am the more »

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Found sound #1

Ahhh – low band u-matic! This lo-fi offering is the first of what is likely to be a very infrequent series of ‘found sound’ from my collection. It’s a radio advert I commissioned from Festival Radio to promote Lighthouse Film more »

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Gremlins ate my website!

My website was hacked a few weeks ago. Someone had taken advantage of security weaknesses in the older version of the Joomla CMS that my site had been built on. My Internet Service Provider informed me that the only way more »

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