Category Archives: Technology in the Outdoors

Why should you live stream your event?

I firmly believe these days that the tools we have at our disposal mean there is no excuse for only talking to the people in the room when you hold an event. Conferences, seminars, workshops, are normally held to bring … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

I’m writing this on my way to day 2 of Our Digital Planet’s visit to Wigan. Yesterday was almost 6 months to the day from when I locked up the Internet Station and walked away from it in Glasgow, and … Continue reading

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Introducing the WOW Bus

OK, this is a working title for a project I am working on, and I need your help. If you follow my work, you’ll be familiar with Our Digital Planet, the touring exhibition, which visits, city centres, engages people through … Continue reading

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The Internet is not always the answer

As you may have guessed, I love the internet, but, I’ve been thinking recently how it is not always the answer. I love radio too, and that has a role to play. Some time ago, I was kicking around an … Continue reading

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Video Streaming via 4G

Because of the work I do live video streaming, I’ve just become a field tester for EE’s 4G mobile broadband. I only took delivery of my 4G device yesterday, but already I am impressed. I’ve only been moving around a … Continue reading

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Our Digital Planet – Phase 2

Our Digital Planet Phase 2 is now in the planning stage. We are looking for cities, towns, neighbourhoods and organisations to come forward to host the Our Digital Planet 2013 tour. We can offer the opportunity to be part of … Continue reading

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Let’s use technology to unlock ingenuity

My friend Abi Manifold reminded me, through a post on Twitter, of Sugata Mitra’s inspirational TED talk about how he had embedded computers in walls in Delhi which children had used to educate themselves. I think there are so many … Continue reading

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Keeping tech simple

I love this idea for Live-streaming the City from CityCamp Coventry, brought to my attention on Twitter this morning by Sasha Taylor and others. I’m an advocate of keeping technology simple, and as cheap as possible. If you want to … Continue reading

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Alternative Boat Race?

This is not a political point, I myself went to a fairly elitist university so I might be on difficult ground. But, it occurred to me that the annual Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge has the same 2 teams … Continue reading

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The IslandGovCamp Odyssey

I’m thinking there should be a klaxon going off at this point and a flashing banner, reading DAFT IDEA. But… here goes anywhere. Announcing the IslandGovCamp Odyssey… or, at least running it up a flagpole to see who salutes. I’ve … Continue reading

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