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 →

Announcing the launch of Photomediations: An Open Book

Photomediations: An Open Book from Photomediations Machine on Vimeo. I’m a little delayed uploading this post but hey we are still… … pleased to announce the launch of Photomediations: An Open Book. The project redesigns a coffee-table book as an online experience to produce a creative resource that explores the dynamic relationship between photography and other media. Photomediations: An Open… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Launched today: Open Education book

I’m proud to have been able to play some small part in seeding the idea for this project, getting it off the ground and providing direction early on. The real credit now however, firmly lays with my colleagues Prof. Gary Hall, Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Ted Byfield, Simon Worthington and Shaun Hides. Open Education: A Study in Disruption explores the… Read more →

Introducing Birmingham Open Media

Creative Pie Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, UK 14th November 2014 Introducing Birmingham Open Media (BOM) I was delighted to be asked to talk about a brand new initiative that I am lucky enough to be involved with. Last year Karen Newman (formerly of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool and FACT, Manchester) and joined Coventry to be one of our new Research Fellows… Read more →