Nov 242012
 Posted by on November 24, 2012 digital humanities, education, video, video diary 1 Response »

Milkbar:The Everyday City and Globalisation was a project that sought to uncover some of the stories and concerns of some of the local residents of Fitzroy; an inner city Australian community. The videos assembled here are part of a larger project on the subject completed in October 2002 (more details below).

Forty four people within the suburb were interviewed with a video camera with the purpose of creating a record of a local, inner-city community in a significant period of change and to try and understand much of this change. It is an attempt to critically objectify historical change at a local level through an online oral history.
(This video is all the interviews stitched together. The individual videos with some contextual information are also on YouTube).

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Sep 212009

(Transcript below if you can’t follow my polemical prose; and sorry but the synchronisation in this clip has a mind of its own).

I attended the Oxford Social Media Convention 2009 on Friday (18 September) at the Said Business School. The theme of the Convention was ‘assessing the evolution, impact and potential of social media’; a fairly monumental tasks for a one day convention with speakers from both sides of the Atlantic and from the Academy, business, media, and politics. The Convention was ordered around panel discussion with a lot of participation from the audience. At times subversive and always humorous ‘tweets’ from the audience were also projected on the wall behind the speakers (we voted to do this earlier in the day).

Rather than divide my time between all the speakers, I will concentrate on two of the most distinctive speakers that hopefully convey the timbre of the conference. The first speaker is Mathew Hindman, an academic at the University of Phoenix and author of the recently published ‘The Myth of Digital Democracy (Princeton University Press; 2009). The other speaker I will discuss is Kara Swisher, the Technology Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.
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Apr 112009
 Posted by on April 11, 2009 projects, social media, video, video diary, web2.0 No Responses »

OK, I have started my ‘morning coffee with Craig’ series again. Similar format and similar theme to the previous ones, but I promise something fresher soon. Here I talk about ‘globalism’ and the recent protests during the G20 meeting here in London. It is similar to another video diary; number 4 in this series when the G20 met in Melbourne in 2006.

I have experimented with YouTube’s new annotation system on this video so feel free to annotate it (but please be kind) (link)

Apr 062009
 Posted by on April 6, 2009 gadfly, governance, video, video diary, web2.0 No Responses »

Given the events of the past week (the G20 protests), I thought I would resurrect a video I made a couple of years back on the subject of ‘globalism’. It is the most popular video I made for the illustrious series ‘morning coffee with Craig’. It had 547 views…only 4 billion to go!

Apr 032009
 Posted by on April 3, 2009 blogs, social media, video, video diary, web2.0 No Responses »

The 6th Video Blogging week is happening from the April 5- 11. Everyone who makes a movie and posts it during this day; either on YouTube or Vimeo, should tag it with “videobloggingweek2009″ so that they can be mass aggregated. Here is the link for more details. I haven’t done my video diary in some time; now is a good time to start again! (link).