Why do we tweet what we eat?

Pastrami on rye

Whenever talking about social stuff I'm often delivered the same statement when it comes to micro-blogging platforms. "I haven't got time for that. It's just people tweeting their food." There is often a tone of distain in the voice.  As if the complainant logged into Twitter, was tied to a chair and forced to look at sandwich after sandwich, cake after cake, snack after snack.  Unable to avert Continue Reading

Autographer, a review of the world first intelligent wearable camera.

Shooting a selfie in a toilet mirror while wearing the Autographer

I first got to have a play with the Autographer in March 2013. listen to ‘Seeing the unseen with @Autographer’ on Audioboo I had previously heard of Oxfords Metrics Group and their earlier sense cam designed to assist Alzheimer sufferers, but on this occasion I was specifically there to see the prototype device destined to put this evolved medical technology in the hands of the Continue Reading

A Multimedia Storymaking Walk in Cambridge

OU_MSW in the snow

Despite the weather warnings, cancelled trains and chaotic roads the first Multimedia Storymaking Walk was a great success. Kudos to those who made it into Cambridge and spent time with me as we discussed digital story making techniques and had a look at some of the hardware, apps and methodology.  It was a lot of fun. Here is a storify with a few captured moments. Don't forget to click the Continue Reading

iPhone 5 Vs the iPhone 4s: With Photos in mind.

A fisherman on a market in Turkey. Edited with Snapseed

There are no images of the iPhone 5 in this blog post. I imagine you have seen one by now and know what it looks like. This is certainly not the normal phone review due to some interesting realisations that forced me to change the way I look at comparing the iPhone 4s to the iPhone 5. Last week I was in Turkey speaking at the European Wine Bloggers Conference and delivering a couple of Continue Reading

Royal Wedding Street Party

While visiting friends in the village of Belton, Leicestershire, I experienced a street party ... I took photos on my FujiFilm X100. It's super discreet and having the fixed lens makes you work that little bit harder to get in close while all the time allowing you to really get to know the focal length. This helps to make 'shooting from the hip' less of a hit and miss endeavor. The street party Continue Reading

The Story

See the full gallery on Posterous I knew little about the conference at The Conway Hall in London called 'The Story' until @Sizemore invited me to check it out with him today.. More info on The Story 2011 here: http://TheStory.org.uk It was great to catch up with so many people I connect with online but don't get to see ant the normal conferences I attend. The topics and visuals Continue Reading

Draycott Brewery – Beers Made in Buckden

See the full gallery on Posterous Today I got to meet Jon Draycott. Half of the husband and wife team behind the Draycott Brewery based in Buckden, Cambridgeshire. Not just a top bloke, from a spare room in his house he creates some top real ale in a micro-micro brewery he built himself.   As well as recording the chat you can hear embedded on this page, I got to taste his fine Continue Reading