I was 19 years old. Curious and adrift. No thoughts for the future. I would never have imagined that twenty five years later, to the day, I’d be alive. Let alone pondering that moment. Stood on the platform of Rugby train station with Dave. Armed with Inter-Rail tickets we were off to explore Europe by train. No plans, a bit of cash and no clue as to what was in store. I kept a journal. … [Read more...] about This is me 25 years ago today.
The world is crazy for ‘AR’ right now. 'Augmented Reality'. The real time integration of digital information with a user's environment. Some say we're on the edge of mass adoption. The focus is on the visual. Yet audio is a key component of both augmented and virtual reality. As interested as I am by today's limited offerings, little has impressed me as much as when my own reality was … [Read more...] about Augmenting Reality since the year 2000
Two years ago I only managed to experiance Electromagnetic Field for half a day. This time I was equipped to stay a little longer. View the story HERE (The old Storify link below does not work.) https://storify.com/documentally/electromagnetic-field-2016-57a880db9be78a6f01eaf426 … [Read more...] about Electromagnetic Field 2016
If Apple are set on removing the minijack from their phones then some folks are going to be a bit miffed. I’m hoping it’s just because the minijack is really old (circa 1878) and not just because they want to make the phone thinner. Personally I’d be happier with a fatter phone containing a bigger battery. I have around eight mics that rely on a minijack connectors. That said, I imagine … [Read more...] about Shure MV88 Condenser Microphone for iOS Review
This time next week I’ll be at The Mobile Journalism Conference ‘MoJoCon’ in Dublin. The 2015 event was the first and a highlight of my year. This year is again sold out with some big names in the world of networked reporting and filmmaking. It’s a place for mobile story builders to meet the like-minded. To share on and off the record. To hone their workflows. I’m always fascinated at the … [Read more...] about What’s in my kitbag (Spring 2016)