What skills will journalists need in 2020? This was one of the questions we discussed on Monday morning at Open ’09. Will journalists need to know how to code HTML? To shoot and edit video for the web? To write stories in 140 characters? The more we talked, the more one simple answer coalesced in […]Read more "Journalists Need Collective Intelligence – OPEN ’09"
Yesterday I spent the morning hanging out in a nightclub, talking about the Future of Journalism™. It was a part of Open 09, a creativity and innovation event organised by the good people at UCLAN in Preston. Talk about the future of journalism usually seems to revolve around a few big questions: 1. How do […]Read more "Journalism by Any Means Necessary – OPEN ’09"
I spent a lot of today in Stories From Numbers, a day of talking about data-driven journalism and linked data from the BBC’s Future Now project. It was a dense day full of interesting talks. Here’s one of the highlights. More or Less Richard Vadon, Richard Knight and Olly Hawkins are from the team at […]Read more "Stories From Numbers"
Saturday night I was at a house party in Brixton. I only knew the host, so between nacho-scoops of guacamole, I found myself repeating the opening gambit of ‘The Party Conversation’ (TM) several times. “Hi, I’m Philip,” I’d say, extending my hand. Handshake. “I’m Melanie. Hi.” “Nice to meet you.” “So, Philip, what do you […]Read more "I’m a Game Designer, Dammit."
Ever find yourself checking your Facebook feed absent-mindedly, on the off chance that there might be something new and interesting there? Ever follow an eBay auction obsessively, or get a burst of happiness when someone gives you a high seller rating? Ever spend a day in anticipation, wondering how many views your YouTube video will […]Read more "Irresistible Online Journalism in One Diagram"
Six Days in Fallujah, which I wrote about before, is still alive and kicking, despite fierce opposition and lack of a publisher. Its opponents say its very existence as a game belittles the sacrifice of those who died there. Its supporters say it’s an honest record of the battle. It should be published. Then we […]Read more "Six Days in Fallujah and the Dirty ‘G’ Word"
I was just on a panel presentation at Futuresonic’s Social Technology Summit in Manchester. The slides were a bit bare of text and we were short of time, so here’s everything I meant to say. Our panel was tasked with answering the question: “How can companies, creative producers and developers prepare for a digital economy?” […]Read more "Futuresonic 09 – Why we Must use Games for Good"