With the ‘Cyborgs’ at Speakerthon

Speakerthon 2014 Collaged from works by Andy Mabbett, BBC and Tim O’Riordan ©2014/CC BY-SA 3.0 As a nascent Web Scientist the irony of a Dalek ‘guarding’ the entrance to this weekends’ Speakerthon event at BBC Broadcasting House in London, was not lost. Daleks represent a dystopian view of the ‘cyborg’, the twisted collaboration between organic and inorganic, a man-machine mashupContinue reading “With the ‘Cyborgs’ at Speakerthon”

How I made my version of ‘Pretty Saro’

In this post I present a screen recording (screencast) that demonstrates the tools referred to in my previous post, ‘Using ‘open’ resources for digital storytelling’. To set the scene, here’s my video, Pretty Saro, that I refer to in the demo: In this 10 minute screencast I talk through how I approached making the Pretty SaroContinue reading “How I made my version of ‘Pretty Saro’”

Using ‘open’ resources for digital storytelling

[table width=”100%” colwidth=”250|250″ colalign=”center|center”] , Pretty Saro by Bob Dylan,Pretty Saro by P D Cawley [/table] The recent release of previously unpublished performances by Bob Dylan and the associated Pretty Saro video, produced by Jennifer Lebeau, which makes extensive use of archive photographs hosted by the US Library of Congress, has highlighted the usefulness ofContinue reading “Using ‘open’ resources for digital storytelling”