[TOOLBOX] Sources of Legal Images #DMMP1617 #DSMMCM1617 #BigAg16

This afternoon, I was trying to explain a bit about copyright and the legal use of images to my students, as they are using publicly available blogs, and otherwise default to using results from Google Image search … which could lead to legal issues. This blogpost from StinkyInkShop explains copyright, fair use and Creative Commons pretty well, whilst this infographic explains Creative Commons a little more! Visuals are important, especially in contemporary digital – in all cases, it’s Continue Reading →

[EVENT] #TrollingtheArtist with @MsMapes and @NatashaCaruana. A @RedEyeNetwork Event

I’ve just returned from an interesting, and challenging evening at RISE Manchester, at an event organised by the RedEye Photography Network. I was asked to chair the session, in which photographic artists Sarah Maple and Natasha Caruana discussed their work, and the impact of trolling – both being trolled, and being the troll, has impacted their work as they seek to provoke conversation and discussion. I introduced the artists, largely drawn from the biographies they had Continue Reading →

[MEDIA] Social media – is it all bad? With @premierradio

This morning, “The Lords and Commons Family and Child Protection Group is hosting the discussion in parliament on the dangers posed to young people. The meeting has been designed to find solutions for safeguarding children and young people and to challenge the Government and the industry to treat this as a public health crisis.” Yesterday I did a brief pre-record on the discussion (with little time for preparation, so this is coming from head and heart!). Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf2016 #54: Sharing Faith Using Social Media by @Vahva

Over the past couple of years, in any training that I’m running for churches/dioceses, I have referenced the ‘unpublished work of one of my dissertation students’… No need to worry about that any more – it’s now published in the Grove Books series on evangelism (individual link). It was a pleasure to supervise Bryony’s dissertation – and to have discussed some of these issues in the past, the present, and I anticipate in the future! My Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf2016 #53: Bridget Jones’s Baby: The Diaries

If you haven’t seen Bridget Jones’s Baby in the cinema, and you’re looking for some light-hearted entertainment – I recommend it! Four of us sat in a row – we’d all seen the previous films – and we proper LOL’d much of the way through – unlike many ‘third films’, this one seemed to wait until it was funny enough to be good on its own! Having enjoyed the film so much, I decided to Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #52: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

So, I resisted for ages – I wasn’t sure I’d want to read a screenplay, although I’d love to watch this as some point, but also – having not got into Harry Potter until at least book 4 was published (possibly book 5) – anyway – it was the first film that got me into it – I have now re-read the books several times, and enjoy all kinds of random extra insights – including Continue Reading →