For many discerning content creators the vertical vs landscape video conversation is still raging. Some are happy to digest content as it’s delivered. Others are vocal in their frustrations. When faced with the trend to shoot video in an upright format, some foreheads are slapped. Angry mumblings mumbled. I hesitate to use any video capture app that does not favour landscape over … [Read more...] about Landscape Vs Portrait Video
Last month the Redeye Network asked me to talk at their Lightbox Project. The photographers present wanted to explore new ways to get their work seen. It got me thinking about their desired outcome. I assumed they either want their work to be seen as a form of self promotion, or there are messages in their work that they want to promote. Any photographer looking to make a career out of their … [Read more...] about How Photographers Can Cut Through The Noise.
In 2008 I visited the Open University campus for the first time. They invited me to Milton Keynes to "Do cool stuff". This was the communication departments way of asking me to experiment with social media. Back then you could call it social media and it sounded fresh and new. As long as a few of the right boxes were ticked, I had free rein to experiment, play and have fun. From popping … [Read more...] about Working with The Open University
I’ll be honest. I get jealous writing about other peoples adventures. Especially ones like this. But I’ve really enjoyed playing my small part in the planning stages of the Elevation Challenge 2015. Ben Treasure and Erin Duffy plan to travel from the lowest to the highest point in Europe using human power alone. They aim to cycle 5000km across western Europe, Turkey, Georgia and into … [Read more...] about Elevation Challenge 2015
The month of June is upon us and on the 25th I'll be heading to Oxfordshire for a picnic beside the grave of Eric Arthur Blair. This will be the eighth year running where a number of us have made the pilgrimage to share in a conversation on George Orwell's birthday. A mini informal symposium. A chat around mass surveillance, consumer data and our civil liberties. Accompanied of course with … [Read more...] about Books on Privacy and Surveillance