Event-ization gloss

I recently posted about a symptomatic episode in the recent history of military drone R&D that involved the licensing of proprietary software developed by ESPN for its media coverage of American football (cited in Chamayou’s Theorie du drone) . I referred to Stiegler’s notion of ‘event-ization’ (événementialisation) there rather breezily, a term which deserves some […]

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Precarious Economies and Creative Citizens

(Author: Jon Dovey) In this reflection I want to respond to Emma’s post above and reflect briefly on my own ‘first pass’ reflections on our Asset Mapping exercise with South Blessed. My headline takeaway from the session was the extreme fragility of the economy of South Blessed contrasted with the powerful networks of solidarity between […]

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Interactivity For Journalism & Story

An extended interview by Adam Westbrook with Guy Gunaratne from Storygami republished with permission on i-Docs. I’ve known Adam Westbrook for a good while now, we share a journalism alumnus and he has since become a great source of conversation for me. You could call him a collector of stories of a sort as he […]

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Hanna Wirman talks games jams and orangutans @ Bristol Games Hub

Bristol Games Hub is very pleased to be hosting a visit from Hanna Wirman next week. Hanna leads the Game Development stream of the M.Sc. in Multimedia & Entertainment Technology at the School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Come along to 77 Stokes Croft on Thursday 24th October from 1-2pm to hear Hanna talk about her work, such as […]

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Moseley and the Mural: Creative transformations

As part of our digital storytelling project with the Moseley Exchange I had the pleasure of speaking with the graffiti artist Mohammed Ali (http://www.aerosolarabic.com/) who gave up some of his time to contribute a story for us. He has worked throughout the world in a variety of settings and cities, but  his home is Birmingham […]

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i-Docs 2014 – Call for Participation now open!

i-Docs announces the call for participation to their 2014 event – two full days devoted to considering the expanding and rapidly evolving field of interactive documentary – March 20 – 21, 2014 The Symposium is convened by Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi and Mandy Rose, and DCRC is delighted to host and support this event for a […]

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Creative Networks: Asset Mapping South Blessed

The Creative Citizens research project has sought to adopt and adapt asset mapping as a cross-thematic methodology to study the value of creative citizenship. The use of this approach was introduced and developed by project researchers examining the value of creative citizenship in the context of community led design (strand 2) and is it is […]

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Drones, sport and ‘eventization’

This post is to start some ideas circulating from work I am increasingly becoming preoccupied with concerning military robotics and AI, as a particular (and also particularly important, in many ways) case of automatizing technologies emerging today. This is a big topic attracting an increasing amount of critical attention, notably from people like Derek Gregory […]

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The Future of Documentary is happening in Bristol

The first group meeting of REACT’s Future of Documentary Sandbox happened today in Bristol. This is exciting stuff: 6 innovative projects were selected  to explore new models of authorship and ownership within the i-docs sphere, 6 projects to push ahead the questions that we can see emerging and to which we have no answer yet, […]

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Speaking at @Scoopcamp on 13th September!

I’m going to be speaking at Scoopcamp on the 12th September in Hamburg about our work on GameTheNews: 11.15-11.45 – How to use decision making to engage readers. And also I’m co-running a workshop on playing with reality later in the day with Dr.Martin Burckhardt of Ludic Philosophy: 14:45-16:00 – Reality distortion fields. Should be […]

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