[STORIFY] #SasCon Day 2

Notes from the second/final day of SASCon 2016 [View the story “#SASCon: Day 2” 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…

[STORIFY] #SasCon Day 1

Notes from the Search and Social Conference today: [View the story “#SASCon Day 1” 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…

[ABSTRACT] Risks, Rights, Responsibility and Resilience Online #DigitalParenting

It’s been a while since I’ve submitted a conference paper – I missed out on the special edition of a journal which seems similar, but here’s an abstract for the IAMCR (International Association for Media and Communication Research) pre-conference on Children’s and Young People’s Rights in the Digital Age, curated by Sonia Livingstone, Amanda Third and Mariya Stoilova This paper will draw on research undertaken for the 2014 book Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding Continue Reading →

Thinking about Thinking Digital #TDCMCR

For the last few years I’ve managed to attend Thinking Digital in Newcastle … and I don’t think I’ve ever heard a duff session at one, and definitely some mind-triggering sessions! So, when I heard it was coming to Manchester, which I’ve just moved to, that was good, and when my work offered me a ticket, even better! (Cover photo Thomas Jackson Photography) Monday Afternoon A tradition of Thinking Digital is that there are workshops Continue Reading →

New name, new era, same excellent conference #PremDac15 (#CNMAC15)

The Christian New Media Conference to Premier Digital Conference In 2010 I joined CODEC part-time, and soon got involved in setting up the ‘Christian New Media Conference‘ to accompany the awards that Premier Christian Media has been running since 2007 (my thoughts on awards in 2013). The first year attracted around 200 delegates at the Cass Business School, lots of positive feedback, and so we continued – formalising the notion of ‘inspire, equip and connect’ as Continue Reading →

#TDC15: 7679 Total Tweets (So Far)

I quite enjoyed finding epilogger a couple of years ago, neat (free) way to collect tweets into one place (sure the paid version has all kinds of exciting features!) … so here’s the tweets from Thinking Digital: a conference for those curious about how technology is shaping our future (so far 8 years Newcastle based, but with an event coming in Manchester in November).   drbexl Life Explorer, HE/learning, Christian, cultural history, WW2 posters: Keep Calm Continue Reading →

[ABSTRACT] In the world but not of it: Keep Calm and Carry On

Topic: Uses of popular culture by religious groups The ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ poster, designed by the British Government in 1939 as a response to war, has become global cultural icon of the early twenty-first century, drawing a nostalgic response for a time ‘when we all pulled together’ in the current time of economic crisis. This paper considers what Christians have contributed to, and drawn from, fan culture around this poster, as part of Continue Reading →

Public History Discussion Group Saturday 31st May 2014

I loved the Public History event I went to at Ruskin College, so please to see this email come around. Check out Wikipedia description for Public History Public history is the broad range of activities undertaken by people with some training in the discipline of history who are generally working outside of specialized academic settings. Public history practice is deeply rooted in the areas of historic preservation, archival science, oral history, museum curatorship, and other related fields. The field has become increasingly Continue Reading →