There’s a very interesting protest happening right now: Six women are climbing the Shard in protest at Shell’s arctic drilling plans. Of course, Greenpeace and others have done this sort of thing before. What makes this different is the scale of the activist media operation around the event. It’s a great example of citizen journalism […]Read more "Lessons in citizen media from Greenpeace: #IceClimb"
Cross-posted from the Citizenside blog. Here’s a story: today we received a series of great photos from our contributor pete_riches. He was in central London this weekend and saw one of the visually most impressive demonstrations I’ve seen in quite a while: thousands of UK Sikhs marching to Trafalgar Square in memory of the violence […]Read more "Can citizen journalism ever be objective? . . . Should it?"
BeeBCamp 3 is coming, and man am I excited. This has been in the works for quite a while. Finally we can let you all know about the imminent innovative awesomeness. In the wake of BeeBCamp 1 and BeeBCamp 2, BeeBCamp 3 is going to continue inviting people from across the BBC into a roiling […]Read more "It LIVES! BeeBCamp is back"
Today, the Olympic torch is making its way through London, where I live. Of course, it’s being covered by all the media. There’s some tension: a lot of people in this city view the torch passing as the perfect opportunity to send a message to the powers in Beijing. The BBC covered the torch relay live. […]Read more "London, YouTube Torched"
Just heard about a really intreresting project coming out of South London. It’s called Soul Control, and it’s about gangs and knife crime in the UK. Video just posted on YouTube: Another example of games tackling important current affairs issues.Read more "Soul Control"
Channel 4 announced they were spending a whole pile of cash on interactive education a while back. The first fruits of that are ripe; you can go try Bow Street Runner, a history adventure game. It’s classic adventure game in style – that is, more interactive film than the sort of game we’re used to […]Read more "Remember Channel 4?"