Floods? Snow? Swine Flu? Terrorist Threats? “Keep Calm and Carry On”

The following abstract has been submitted to the Plymouth E-Learning Conference. The panel has been in development for some while - we'll see if it makes it! Floods? Snow? Swine Flu? Terrorist Threats?  “Keep Calm and Carry On” During the Second World War, the British government sought to use appropriate communications tools to convey policy to the populace, whether via posters, newspapers, radio, or legislation. Resource restrictions meant that there was not always a free…

Good CoP, Bad Cop? Twitter for Communities of Practice

Below is an abstract that has been submitted by Dr Bex Lewis and Dr David Rush for the Fifth International Learning Conference 2010, University of Hertfordshire. We won't know until 22nd February whether we've been accepted or not, but I find even the process of thinking where we're going fascinating. "In developing both inter- and intra- communities of practice there is a range of recently developed social media tools that are candidates to be used…

Journal: The Poster

"The poster-maker, the pamphleteer and the tagger aim to sway the popular heart and mind through visual public interventions. As new technologies rise, turning the public sphere into a transparent, ubiquitous communications medium and a global marketplace, is the privileged status of the poster doomed or are we seeing it transformed as part of a new wave of visual rhetoric? When the environment starts to become responsive to our very presence and aware of our…

Freedom is in Peril T-Shirt

The Last Night of the Proms in Hyde Park in London seemed a good place to wear a bit of a statement t-shirt, and thanks to Freedom is in Peril for sending me this t-shirt! Unfortunately, it does make people stare at your chest, but great slogans on t-shirts can get some great conversations going! This post was picking up pretty quickly by the Proms in the Park tweeters and re-tweeted! A Little History Well,…

Loire Valley, Here I Come

Dear all I hope that you have a great couple of weeks. I have set up a number of artist biographies to auto-appear over the next 2 weeks, as I'm back on 12th August, and thanks to my landlady who will be keeping calm and carrying on back in the UK (now the term is over!). I will be wearing my "Keep Calm and Carry On T-Shirt", and "Keep Calm and Carry On Apron" whilst…