Category: Talk

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 →

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 →

Photography and Education at the National Photography Symposium

I was honoured to be invited back by the wonderful Paul Hermann to share my thoughts on the state of Photography in Higher Education today. This is the slide deck from my talk at the National Photography Symposium, hosted by Format Festival, Derby, UK on 21st April 2016. Photography and Education @National Photography Symposium from Jonathan Shaw As usual, if you… Read more →

A disrupted media learning landscape

Digital Public Services: Designing and Delivering User-Centric Services Thursday 12th November 2015 Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, UK Summary of my talk… What happens if academia critically adopts the business concept: ‘disruptive technologies’? Is it, as the established-dominant form, truly vulnerable in a globally connected world to tech-enabled nimble start-ups? The Disruptive Media Learning Lab opened in 2014 as a semi-autonomous… Read more →

Sharing techniques to enhance student satisfaction

Looking forward to BETT 2016… privileged to be invited to talk at this key moment in the year where the future of education technology is brought to the UK. We will be sharing some of the ‘open’ techniques we have championed, developed within the Media Department and now are at the core of our work within the Disruptive Media Learning Lab at… Read more →

NEWFOTOSCAPES tours to the South West

NEWFOTOSCAPES tours to the South West 29th January 2015 IC Visual Lab, Bristol, UK IC Visual Lab is a truly engaged community initiative run by Alejandro Acin and Dan Bosworth, in Bristol. Bristol holds some truly wonderful memories for me, it introduced me to the amazing world of Photography and Video, influenced and guided by Professor Jon Dovey (although not… Read more →

Why Open works for me…

Open Access Roadshow: NEWFOTOSCAPES from Jonathan Shaw   This is my slide deck from the SPARC Europe organised Open Access Roadshow that we hosted recently in our new Disruptive a Media Learning Lab. I was asked to give a short talk sharing my recent experiences of working with open access for my publication NEWFOTOSCAPES with the Library of Birmingham and… Read more →