Published the disrupted Journal of Media Practice!

We are pleased to announce that our special disrupted issue of the Journal of Media Practice (JMP), ‘The disrupted Journal of Media Practice’ has now been officially published. This special disrupted issue of the JMP has been conceptualised, edited and performed collectively by Coventry University’s Centre for Disruptive Media (CDM) and the Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL). Disruption, for us, should… Read more →

Photomediations exhibition launched

I’m delighted to announce, that after 3 years of working on this project with my colleagues from Coventry University and Goldsmiths, the Photomediations exhibition was launched in November at the Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin. This is the final part of the project which builds on top of the Open Book, and seeks to celebrate the breadth and dynamism of the 300+ works submitted from… Read more →

Learning on/with the Open Web

Today sees us host Learning on/with the Open Web, which is something for those that know me is something is very close to my heart. It is nearly ten years since ‘working openly’ provided a key link in the chain which transformed my journey within higher education and the wider cultural landscape which I have the pleasure to be involved.… Read more →

Flourishing: art, participation and the world to come

  “The internet is vast. Bigger than a city, bigger than a country, maybe as big as the universe. It’s expanding by the second. No one has seen its borders. And the internet is intangible, like spirits and angels. The web is an immense ghost land of disembodied places. Who knows if you are even there, there.” Kevin Kelly, from… Read more →

What is your story? People, Context and Activity

During this past year Jonathan had the pleasure to be introduced to and meet with Alasdair Foster, Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, Melbourne and Visiting Leverhulme Professor at Duncan Jordanstone College of Art. The result of these exchanges was the invitation to contribute towards the forthcoming conference he was convening as part of his Leverhulme fellowship. The below text is… Read more →

Speaking at Aberystwyth University

Last month Jonathan was invited to give a keynote speech at Aberystwyth University‘s 6th Annual Teaching and Learning Conference. His presentation sought to act as a catalyst for change, instigating an alternative mindset and creative attitude to challenge the existing conventions, to open up education and empower students and staff to re-model existing and own their teaching and learning practices in… Read more →

Participating in the Choreographic Coding Lab, Mainz

We are delighted to announce that Jonathan has been selected to participate in the 2018 Choreographic Coding Lab (CCL), Mainz, Germany. This year’s lab will run from 24th – 28th September and is be hosted by Motion Bank, Kunsthalle Mainz and the Staatstheater’s tanzmainz dance ensemble. This intensive 5 day experimental laboratory brings together a broad range of artists, performers,… Read more →

Talking Photographic Futures

In his 2009 book After Photography, Fred Ritchin observes: ‘The digital revolution, if it truly is to be a revolution, will see the transformation of photography into a more expansive set of media strategies. The digital environment allows image makers to veer from a conventional, Newtonian view of the world, to one that considers countless views’. Nearly a decade later,… Read more →

The story of an experimental learning laboratory

  Disruptive Media Learning Lab A story of an experimental laboratory… 23-24th November 2017 World Education Congress Mumbai India In 2012, it could be said, that Coventry University had the ability to go online in a big way, instead however it sought to invest in its biggest asset – its students and academic staff. It had recognised the potential of… Read more →

Opening up Photomediations | Book | Edu | Exhibition

Opening up Photomediations | Book | Edu | Exhibition from Jonathan Shaw   This is the slide deck from the presentation I gave for the Cultural Heritage: Reuse, Remake, Reimagine Conference 21-22 November 2016, held at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum, Berlin. The slides provide a whistle stop tour through our work over the past 3 years; from the motivations, our… Read more →