I currently work with the The Centre for Disruptive Media at Coventry University exploring projects and issues around the critique and impact of digital culture on traditional forms of knowledge and cultural production and organisation.
I am a practice-based academic and work using a variety of media and web-based platforms in order to interrogate the impact of media convergence on culture and the way that new modes, ecologies and platforms of cultural production and distribution are challenging and disrupting creative production- with a particular emphasis on activism and its relationship to media forms such as film.
Areas I am currently exploring include:
I have been involved in a range of media-based research projects in the areas of Open Teaching, Digital Archiving, Film and Web Production, Social Media, Digital Publishing, Application Development, Open Education Platforms, Online Marketing and Digital Literacy. I have also been involved in a number of knowledge transfer and community based projects and initiatives within various areas of digital multimedia.
This includes working on a range of projects funded by the AHRC, JISC, UN, HEFCE, AWM as well as a number of other commercial and charitable organisations. Before all that I worked in television and commercial production. Before that I worked in factories and shops.
I have spoken at a number of conferences and consulted with a number of Universities in the UK, China, Australia and Africa. Find out about some of these projects. Or take a look at my conference papers and publications