Liveblogging Test

This is a test of liveblogging with a WordPress plugin. The one I’m using is called Arena and it’s very full of features. It can do the live pushed updates, of course, plus social tie-ins, group chat, and the CSS is very customisable. The one downside is you have to do it via their  interface […]

SXSW 2016: President Barack Obama on Civic Engagement and Apple vs FBI

In a landmark appearance at the world-leading SXSW Interactive show in Austin, Texas, the US President explained how he’s trying to drag government into the 21st century One thing you can always rely on at SXSW Interactive is that there will be some must-see keynotes amongst the 1,000-plus talks each year. In 2014, Julian Assange […]

Inside SXSW 2015

This is now the third year that I’ve taken a student trip to the SXSW Interactive event in Austin, Texas. However, this year was a little different. The panel I put forward last year had been accepted, so I was going to be a speaker as well as an attendee. This was a pretty daunting […]

Virtual Gamelan for the London Symphony Orchestra

Some months ago, Ravensbourne was approached by the London Symphony Orchestra to create a promotional website for its St Luke’s venue, including videos explaining the use of the various rooms at the premises. I pitched the idea of a map-based interface using the plans of St Luke’s as the route to the videos for each […]

The Two Henrys

On June 6th and June 30th, Ravensbourne students managed two more live streaming events for the Royal Shakespeare Company, which I project managed on the Ravensbourne side, as with our Richard II event, and the I, Cinna event with which we began our relationship with the RSC. The two June events were so close together […]

SXSW 2014: Show Highlights

The SXSW Interactive (SXSWi) festival in Austin, Texas is without doubt the biggest digital culture event of the year anywhere in the world. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and CeBIT in Hannover have a more intense focus on gadgets and product releases, but if you want to see what’s really moving the wider […]