Thursday, June 25, 2009

Students: Win a chance to visit the International International Broadcast Conference (IBC) and exhibition, Amsterdam, September 2009

The Broadcast Working Group of the Digital Communications Knowledge
Transfer Network (DC-KTN) is looking to find five students to send to the IBC
in Amsterdam this year. The successful candidates will receive free entry to
the conference and exhibition and up to £1000 to cover travel and
subsistence expenses associated with attendance. In return, they will be
expected to run a workshop or seminar for their colleagues at their own
institution on the theme:
The most important technology trends in broadcasting over the next ten years
and the opportunities they create for our institution.
IBC brings together the best in the world of content creation, management
and delivery, showcasing the latest technologies. It presents an opportunity to
hear from, and network with, the leading players and thinkers in the industry.
The IBC conference runs from 10 -14 September and the exhibition from 11 -
15 September. We will liaise with the winners beforehand to decide the best
dates to attend during the show. Details on IBC can be found at:
The competition is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students
studying at a United Kingdom third-level institution who have an interest in
broadcasting technology, its applications and implications. The winners will be
five students from five different institutions to maximise the scope for
knowledge transfer.

More detail can be found at

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oxford internet institute's the internet in Britain 2009

just published is the Oxford internet institute's the internet in britain 2009 worth a read . download it at

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Twitter,Facebook and SMS on TED

While news from Iran streams to the world, Clay Shirky shows how Facebook, Twitter and TXTs help citizens in repressive regimes to report on real news, bypassing censors (however briefly). The end of top-down control of news is changing the nature of politics.

it makes me think how new media like twitter,facebook and not so new txt (AKA SMS) is a powerful tool . As I face my up and coming challenge and look at ways of keeping friends,supporters family informed while highly mobile on a bike . This is a flippant example but the parrallels between complex political situation and my own personal challenge are to me very marked .

Whays interesting even on election day which network was turned off interupted first the sms network interesting eh !!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Mid Summer Madness more than a Moment of Madness

On the 11th July I will get off the overnight sleeper in Penzance cycle to Lands End then head north . 10 days later and about a 1000 miles I will reach John O'Groats I will be tweeting all the way and if I can find the right device blogging to. A mere 100 miles a day for ten days

Its all for a bit of a challenge and to raise cash for the Motor Neurone Disease association . Phil part time super hero like myself (not) is my partner in crime follow the adventure on the special blog
and if you can give us some cash using widget on the blog or at
Now I know its not big or clever but it should be a bit of challenge .

The whole adventure

The quote best describes the feelings

Words from the 24 hours of Moab

dirt bike race in the USA describe whats its like ....

"Somewhere during the ride you will hear a voice say, "Why am I doing this? I am
never doing this again!" Look forward to this voice. Welcome it. Laugh
at it. Embrace it. Look forward to hearing it again next year. Just
know that it will come and that you will ride past it and be stronger
when it fades into the shadows."

-- Chris Tirpak, 4x Sufferer of Canaan and Moab

I've heard those voices and learnt to laugh oh so loud at them for"

So techno heads what device should I use trusty Nokia, Magic Android , Glorious iphone its just got a work and anyone fancy lending me one (other products are available ;-)))

QR 2D codes anyone ?

users guide to Digital Britain

No comment but thanks for friends at illumina digital sending this link to useful interview with
Stephen Carter

Get involved comment at the official forum

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Proffessional Teacher Magazine Mobiles in secondary

Article highlighting the work funded by becta grant on mobiles in Secondary carried out by Elizabeth Hartnell Young ex Nottingham University

No comment but worth a read . I get a name check but actually others work.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Using mobile phones in field your views required

worth a look and please contribute see presentation below and comment at

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Recent launched netbooks give glimpse of the future

The Smart phone/netbook are morphing again

  • connected
  • touch screen
  • android or smart pohne style operating systems
worth a read

Friday, June 05, 2009

Over the Air 2009

The date for over the air 2009 appears to be emerging likely date is 25/26th September.

Its not on there blog yet what is over the air simply its a
"Bringing together developers, designers, hackers and entrepreneurs to explore the exciting future of wireless and mobile devices/applications."

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

YouTube just gone large

The new YouTubeXL interface is interesting you tube for the television or is it the widescreen,
. Interesting interface anyhow.

the ability to find code to embed elsewhere seems to be lost or I havent found it !

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Building for mobile at the margins | Build it Kenny, and they will come...

Great blog presentation post by Ken Banks mobile at the margins puts
the mobile thing into a wider context.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Twitter in the classroom HE example

Dr. Rankin, professor of History at UT
Dallas, wanted to know how to reach more students and involve more
people in class discussions both in and out of the classroom. She had
heard of Twitter.

One especially for Bob who cant see the use for twitter. Not passing comment just suggesting some of you might like to see this.