[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 →

[LIFELONG LEARNING] Feedback on Reflective Essay on PhD Supervision

It’s been a while since I wrote an essay, but I was pleased to receive this mark yesterday for an essay on “To produce a written reflective assignment, to include a demonstration of the participant’s critical and analytical understanding of the learning from the unit content, and action planning for their continuing professional development as postgraduate supervisors. (2,500- 3,000 words)”. You can download the essay (minus appendices) in PDF format, and I think the feedback below Continue Reading →

[GUEST POST for @LSE_RPS] From Pokémon Go to Hashtags: How digital and social media is changing the Church

The recently formed Religion and the Public Sphere research group at London School of Economics seeks to explore the place and role of religion in British public life today. Posts on the blog explore how religion does and doesn’t matter in British public life, and how it should and shouldn’t. “The point is to know religion a bit better, not simply as believers or disbelievers in specific tenets of faith, and not simply as insiders to Continue Reading →

[STORIFY] #VSMLConf: Picturing the Social Conference

Excellent conference today: [View the story “#VSMLConf: Picturing the Social Conf” on Storify] Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

[SEMINAR] Room for Food, Spaces for Eating @MMUSpecial

This afternoon I enjoyed a couple of hours looking at/hearing about 19th C recipe books, and what these tell us about the aspirations (not the realities) of those living then, and then art produced in response to women’s lived lives in that era, at the MMU Special Collections reading room and gallery. [View the story “Room for Food, Spaces for Eating @MMUSpecial” on Storify] Second World War Posters Mass Communications Academic, @MMUBS. British Home Front Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #20: The Doctoral Examination Process: A Handbook For Students, Examiners And Supervisors (Open University Press, 2004)

I think I remember picking up this book just before I did my PhD viva in June 2004, then passing it on… not realising that I’d want to read the other chapters about being on the other side of the table… as the PhD examiner! The blurb describes it as: The doctoral examination process has been shrouded in mystery and has been a source of anxiety and concern for students, supervisors and examiners alike. But Continue Reading →

#BeStillMcr by @PassionArtTrail #Questionnaire

I would really appreciate your help in completing a short questionnaire (12 questions, 5 minutes) around the Passionart Trail. The questionnaire is designed partly to provide information to the Passionart project, and partly to demonstrate to my students the positive uses to which market research can be put. On Qu 1, if you are under 16, or Qu 2, you have never been to Manchester/don’t plan to in next 12 months, thank you, but you do not fit Continue Reading →

[DEBATE] “This house believes that digital saves money, solves problems and delivers efficiencies”

This blog post starts: It was a merry band that gathered in Manchester last week for the final Digital Leaders North West meeting of 2015. The excitement was palpable, as we took our seats ready for the hottest debate of the year! Liz Copeland of Knowledge Hub guides us through what happened. Our motion: This house believes that digital saves money, solves problems and delivers efficiencies. Speaking for the motion was Roger Longden of There Continue Reading →