Documenting Events – Kit List

Documenting-Kit

The following kit list is what I packed before heading up to Gateshead for Thinking Digital 2015. Some of these links below are Amazon affiliate links. Please don't purchase anything on a whim. Read other reviews first. I’m not saying all this gear is what you would need to document an event. It’s just some of the kit I'm having fun experimenting with. There are also some multiples as I try to Continue Reading

We created something wondrous. Now let us learn how to use it.

Me in weird glasses

I’m a different person because of the internet. And as the internet as a medium changes, so do I.When at first new platforms took me into conversations and minds around the world, it felt like liberation. Unfettered creativity. Freedom of information. New tools taught me new ways to learn, communicate and share. The web was a most welcome bolt on for my mind. I still find it hard to grasp what’s Continue Reading

What’s In My Kitbag (Early 2015)

Documentally's Kit Feb2014

The kit I carry around for my work varies over time. But on the whole, I like to carry everything that enables me to talk, train and document. Tools not toys. This next month sees me speaking at the BBC in London and MojoCon in Dublin. I'll be training  and consulting in Chicago and LA and soon after documenting in the wilds of Canada. For public speaking I need projector adapters and a Continue Reading

People are not willing to trade privacy for security

Professor Kirstie Ball at the Open University

I imagine the security agencies see PR challenges as the least of their worries. Especially after the courts ruled that GCHQ’s surveillance breached human rights laws. Recently Privacy International and Liberty made use of Edward Snowden's disclosures in a successful legal challenge. This showed that GCHQ was unlawfully obtaining data through the NSA's program PRISM. Some think the general Continue Reading

Hands on with the FujiFilm X-A2

FujiFilmX-A2

I got my hands on a pre-production model of the FujiFilm X-A2 and as far as I understand the camera is exactly as the one that will be released at the end of February. If anything does change with the final model it will be in the firmware. Rumours are it will be priced sub £500. I have embedded a Storify in this blog as my review is still ongoing. Updating the content in the Storify will Continue Reading

The Mu Folding Charger

Mu Duo Charger

I can’t remember the last time I went out without my phone. I think it was in that brief period when I thought running would be fun. As many in the same like of work, I am not only attached to the device and what it can do, I've also become aware of it’s limitations. Especially when it comes to power. If like me you use your phone to view, create and share multimedia you’ll be lucky if your Continue Reading

Keeping a Diary in a Networked World

Journals

It’s the last day of the year and I’m approaching 400,000 words for my 'personal' diary. I write every day but am conscious of a pile of notebooks, tapes and letters dating back to the 80’s.  I’d be keen to digitise them.  Or to at least make the words searchable and safe.  No idea if anyone would ever want to read them.  Or even if I’d want them to.  Some words are written for the self. Today Continue Reading