Archive for the ‘Television’ Category

A free ride to nowhere?

Thursday, August 25th, 2011I opened my analogue copy of The Observer at the weekend, and as is my habit I found myself in the culture section and looking a book reviews. My eye caught Evgeny Morozov's review of Robert Levine's book Free Ride, ...

What is local TV?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011Community purists fear just another national channel while others are sceptical of plan's commercial viability, is the byline of an article about the desire of Jeremy Hunt and others to create local TV in the UK.I don't think you need ...

Incubate 2.0 and the networked enterprise

Thursday, October 28th, 2010As many of you know the No Straight Lines project is picking up apace (sxsw keynote) (Do Lecture) (Latin America tour - to come). As a consequence of the work I have been doing with a small team, we have ...

A people will only be free when their control their own communications Mr Murdoch

Sunday, September 19th, 2010The headline is a quote from Frantz Fanon someone who was recognised as an authority on post colonial rule, Fanon's statement about people, society, communication and freedom is encapsulated in the point Will Hutton makes, link to Observer story (here), ...

Alan Moore speaking @ sxsw 2010

Monday, January 11th, 2010This weekend I was invited to give a keynote @ sxsw 2010 based upon my submission in August last year. (watch the 2.5 minute film)The topic is Straight Line Thinking Stops Here, something that I covered at The Do Lectures ...

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 ...

Alice Taylor a Doer speaks @ Do

Sunday, December 20th, 2009Alice Taylor commissions cross-platform educational content for 14-19 year olds, aiming to get useful, life-helpful information to teens via their most favoured platforms and formats. She specializes in videogames and virtual worlds, and Channel 4 Education’s 2009 slate includes Routes, ...

What has happened to creativity?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009Something has happened to Britain's creative community and there's no better way to understand this than to go back to a speech that Graham Greene, one of the most admired novelists of his day, gave in Germany in 1969 "on ...

Mandleson, ethics, culture, commerce and copyright law

Saturday, November 21st, 2009[caption id="attachment_4715" align="aligncenter" width="310" caption="The architecture of authority (photograph Richard Ross)"][/caption]Just as the leaks predicted, the UK government has offered up its Digital Economy Bill, which includes massive changes to copyright law, including the power of the government to effectively ...

The end of TV as we know it: hyperland

Friday, October 9th, 2009[caption id="attachment_4521" align="aligncenter" width="413" caption="TV the culture hearth of the family home?"][/caption]If found this post over at Russell Davies's gaff online. Russell has such a lovely turn of phrase dontchya think? Although as someone also said to me. 'sometimes Alan ...

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