Archive for the ‘Broadcast’ Category

The politics of truth and science in America

Sunday, October 30th, 2011An extraordinary story of how science is becoming highly politicised is told by Shawn Lawrence Otto.First off less than 2% of Congress totaling 535 members, have professional backgrounds in science, whereas there are 222 lawyers.When in 1987 the Federal Communications ...

Networked television – we’ve only just begun

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010Sang the Carpenters, all those years ago.The next decade will see the continuing transformation of television, with video becoming more personal and democratic as new networks subvert and transcend the broadcast model. Dr William Cooper of the convergent communications consultancy ...

The no straight lines of authentic value in the networked society

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009I sit on the board of inspiration at the Dutch Think Tank Freedom Lab - the boys have been running a series of interviews within their network. And then turning these into short animated films. I have not looked at ...

The future of journalism is err… UGC?

Thursday, September 10th, 2009I deplore the term user generated content - it somehow brings to mind used condoms to me. I write this as because, what we call things is important as that language frames how we interpret the world around us.The Future ...

When the shit hits the fan its time to innovate

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009Today, I was in a webinar with Euan Semple. He raised some very profound points concerning innovation and therefore creativity. Author Alan Bennett, once wrote that ordinary people can be instruments of the  sublime when a situation arises which they ...

Traditional media must “engage” or die

Thursday, August 13th, 2009Half the country's 1,300 local newspapers will close between now and 2013, destroying 20,000 media jobs. There will be a decline of original content across the board that will have enormous consequences for democracy.Its not that journalism, news and newspapers ...

Networked economics comes to the music industry

Friday, August 7th, 2009Richard Wray writes,It has finally sunk in that there will not be one single replacement for the ongoing drop in "physical" music sales - in other words, the perpetual decline in CD buying. Instead, a host of new services will ...

No Straight Lines – Why No Straight Lines

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009I work with the Think Tank Freedom Lab in Amsterdam, and I have had a fruitful relationship with The FreedomLab boys since 1995. This film is something they created from a two hour conversation about my next project, and what ...

Communities Dominate Brands – prescient

Saturday, August 1st, 2009Tim Harrap in a twitter post mentioned a conversation @ Marketing in Australia that identifies Communities Dominate Brands as being – prescient. We have become linked to what is now commonly called Social Media - thought I still prefer the ...

Digital Britain loses the plot

Monday, July 27th, 2009Recently a conference took place to discuss Lord Carters report on Digital BritainA while ago I asked David Bollier who had worked with the Aspen Institute for 15 years to help draft a response to the Digital Britain report - ...

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