[WEBINAR] on Digital Health with @DigiHealthGen

This evening I joined a webinar on 'Digital Health' from a Wellcome funded project. Here are my rough notes from the session:   Young people are Uusing the internet to check out symptoms, working out what can/can’t do, rather than going to the GP. Wellcome Trust project – just starting – re digital health generation. Emma Rich (sociology/education) and Andy Miah (currently in Korea doing stuff with the Olympics). Also Deborah Lupton – self tracking, quantification…

[MEDIA] Talking Google Home and Jesus Christ with @PremierRadio

I got a call from Premier Radio this morning, asking if I'd seen the stories that Google Home doesn't know who Jesus is, but does know who Buddha, Mohammed are, etc. I had quick trawl around the internet, and a bit of Facebook conversation (only visible to 'friends'), this video demonstrates it quite well: That video also links to an article questioning why this might happen, and if we look beyond the headlines about 'outrage'…

[CONFERENCE PAPER] Inclusive Placemaking: Placing the Christian Church in a Digital Age

I've just had the following paper accepted for the Institute of Place Management 4th International Biennial Conference, for which I'm also on the academic committee (although of course I didn't assess my own paper). Come and join us in September 2017: The church in the United Kingdom is regarded by many as geographically placed and located, with an emphasis upon local church services, and services to the local community such as food banks, debt management, and children’s…