Category: News

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 →

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 →

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 →

Call for Creative Works and Papers – The Disrupted Journal of Media Practice

Although media practice as a field and community embraces a plurality of media, the materiality of its scholarly forms of production and communication remain predominantly text-based. How then, can a journal of media practice (JMP) extend from a speculative focus on what media practice as research could be, to an exploration of the alternative forms of communication and circulation it could enable?… Read more →

Guest editing the ‘disrupted’ Journal of Media Practice

I have been invited to guest-edit the Journal of Media Practice. This special edition called, The Disrupted Journal of Media Practice will provide an exploratory platform to expand and build upon some of the ideas I discussed, together with my colleagues Professor Gary Hall and Dr Shaun Hides, in the interview “Open to Disruption: Education and ‘either/and’ Media Practice“ with the… Read more →

Photomediations Open Call for Creative Works

Photomediations: an open book from Ross Varney on Vimeo. The editors of Photomediations: An Open Book are working with the Europeana Space Best Practice Network to curate an exhibition (both online and physical), and are calling out to the photographic community to submit works for consideration. We are looking for still and/or moving image works (as well as post-digital collages,… Read more →

Becoming a Trustee

Nearly a year ago I was approached by Brett Rogers, Director at The Photographers’ Gallery to see if I would interested in becoming a Trustee at the Gallery. Well an inordinate amount of coffees and wonderful meetings later with Brett, Scott Mead (Chair), Diana Donovan (yes that right Terence’s wife), Melanie Manchot (artist) and Michael Mack (Mack Books) I was… Read more →