A grounding in gadgets (with @aleksk)

The British Library’s new researcher-in-residence will use both her media and academic expertise, writes Hannah Fearn With an enviable career as a television presenter and popular technology pundit, entry into the academy seemed an unlikely path for Aleks Krotoski. But a year after completing a PhD at the University of Surrey, she has found the ideal post, which allows her to do work with “academic rigour” and to make the most of her ability to Continue Reading →

The Virtual Revolution: 2

The voice of the Iranian people, heard via social networking. “Twenty years on from the invention of the World Wide Web, Dr Aleks Krotoski looks at how it is reshaping almost every aspect of our lives. Joined by some of the Web’s biggest names – including the founders of Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, and the web’s inventor – she explores how far the Web has lived up to its early promise. Here, Aleks Continue Reading →

The Virtual Revolution

The programme interviews Ory Okollah from Ushahidi (which means “testimony” in Swahili), Howard Rheingold, Founded of The Well,, John Perry Barlow “you don’t need to control people much if you control what they believe”, lyricist for the Grateful Dead, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Tim Berners-Lee, founder of “the web”, w3, Shawn Fanning, the founder of Napster, and Jimmy Wales from Wikipedia. Having listened to Dame Professor Wendy Hall (She is a Founding Director, Continue Reading →