[MEDIA] Radio Interviews re @MarthaLaneFox #DimblebyLecture and @NSPCC Report

First thing spotted on the phone this morning - an invitation to comment on Martha Lane-Fox's statement that we have no choice but to engage with the internet: listen to ‘Pros and Cons of the Internet after #DimblebyLecture for BBC Tees ’ on audioBoom Then there was a Tweet from one of the producers at Radio 5 Live, which resulted in this conversation: listen to ‘Discussing Children, Porn and the Internet with @bbcfivelive’ on audioBoom And…

Reframe: Research in Media, Film and Music (@_REFRAME)

This looks interesting: REFRAME aims to offer a range of scholarly and related creative and critical content – from relatively ephemeral or responsive forms of research output (project blogs, online film and video festivals, conferences and symposia, and audio and video podcasts) through to fully peer-reviewed online serials and monographic publications, and digital archives and assemblages. They've just published The Tablet Book, developed from a 2013 symposium which was responding to media reports that 2013 was…

BBC Make It Digital: Martha Lane-Fox #DimblebyLecture

Tonight, The Richard Dimbleby Lecture featuring Martha Lane-Fox, will focus on the digital future, as part of the BBC 'Make it Digital Season', summed up as: BBC Make it Digital aims to get the nation truly excited about digital creativity. It will inspire audiences young and old through world-class TV, radio and online content, and focus on helping younger audiences discover their creative potential and take their first steps. Make it Digital will also amplify…

Fears for the Humanities in British Universities.

Interesting article in the Guardian this weekend - always lots to think about when we think about the purpose of the humanities and/or the way it is funded: Currently fixed in the crosshairs are the disciplines of the humanities – arts, languages and social sciences – which have suffered swingeing funding cuts and been ignored by a government bent on promoting the modish, revenue-generating Stem (science, technology, engineering, maths) subjects. The liberal education which seeks…
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