Report on New Economy, Meet New City conference, 2019

The ‘New Economy, Meet New City’ two-day conference in December 2019, hosted at the new Royal Albert Dock development, looked at how technology is impacting ‘the New Economy’, and how tech advancements are reshaping our future in ‘Meet New City’. It was programmed and produced by Intelligence Squared on behalf of ABP (London), developers of […]

Speaking at BA Digital departmental day

In January 2020 I gave a talk at British Airways’ Digital departmental day, on ‘Visions and cultures of innovation’, attempting to inform the group’s digital ambitions in the context of the past, present and future of the Web, and the future of air travel.  Documentation This is my presentation on iCloud slide sharing.  References from […]

Teaching ‘Creativity and the Creative Industries’ at LSBU, 2019/20

This Spring 2020 I am teaching ‘Creativity: The Creative Industries’ in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University to Level 5 students in BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion, Fashion Media, Fashion Buying and Merchandising, and BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion with Marketing. The module focuses on the theory and policy context of […]

Teaching ‘Printed Media in a Digital Age’ at CIEE, 2019/20

This Spring 2020 I will be teaching a course on ‘Printed Media in a Digital Age’ for CIEE (the Council on International Educational Exchange), a US-based non-profit study abroad and intercultural exchange organisation (see the 2020 Study Abroad Europe Semester programs catalogue [PDF]). The course description notes: Journalism is an evolving industry with multimedia platforms […]

RIP Jonathan Miller

RIP Jonathan Miller. What a thinker and doer. I very much appreciated his reflection on the modern anti-religious mood, from 2010 (re-posted below). He’s quoted on BBC Radio 4’s World at One today rejecting the term ‘Renaissance Man’, saying ‘What’s been lost is the taking for granted a world of civilised curiosity’. This quote comes […]