Andy Miah
Professor Andy Miah, PhD, is Chair in Science Communication & Future Media at the University of Salford. He is also Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and Fellow at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, UK. His latest book is called 'The Olympics' (Routledge)

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Entries by Andy Miah

It's Not the End of the World, Yet

(0) Comments | Posted 20 December 2012 | (23:23)

It should be pretty well known by now that the Mayan's never predicted the end of the world today, but they have a reputation for doing so because the last day of their calendar had 21 December 2012, or thereabouts, as the last one.

However, that doesn't stop us...

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Happy birthday to You?

(0) Comments | Posted 15 October 2012 | (11:13)

Today is my birthday. It began in the typical fashion - checking my mobile for Facebook birthday wishes. Afterwards, everyone got up and we opened presents, had breakfast, and so on. Later came text messages, then telephone calls and, eventually, the post. This seems to be the communication hierarchy today....

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A Very Olympic Last Night of the Proms

(0) Comments | Posted 9 September 2012 | (10:11)

The last night of sport at the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games coincided with the BBC's Last Night of the Proms on 8th September and it was a night full of Olympic tributes.

The programme included work by Josef Suk, which won a musical prize at the Los Angeles...

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Pussy Riot Sentence Jeopardises the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games

(4) Comments | Posted 17 August 2012 | (15:53)

While today's sentencing of the Pussy Riot trio and the accompanying 100 year law banning Pride marches is devastating for many Russian citizens, it also jeopardises the integrity of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, which will take place in less than two years. It may even be a bigger political...

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Julius Caesar is Victorious at the Olympic Games

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2012 | (13:03)

This week, the Noel Coward theatre staged a new commission within the World Shakespeare Festival, part of the wider London 2012 Festival. The Royal Shakespeare Company play forges an unlikely relationship between the leading British director Gregory Doran and Nelson Mandela. This classic Shakespearian play was staged within an imagined...

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The Olympic Games are over, but the London 2012 festival goes on

(0) Comments | Posted 11 August 2012 | (09:12)

While the Olympic flame is extinguished, the London 2012 Festival goes on and is poised to fill the void in everyone's life after the Games come to an end. By presenting 'once in a lifetime' cultural experiences, the merit of which aims to match the athletic excellence demonstrated by Olympic...

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One Day in London During the Olympic Games - A Guide for the Ticketless Olympic Tourist

(0) Comments | Posted 9 August 2012 | (00:00)

With just a few days left of the London 2012 Olympic Games, you might still be thinking about venturing into the capital. So, what will you be able to do in the city if you don't have a ticket for any of the Olympic sport? Here's a suggested itinerary for...

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Is This What They Meant by the First Social Media Olympics?

(0) Comments | Posted 5 August 2012 | (00:00)

It is just one week into the London 2012 Olympic Games, but there has already been a tidal wave of headlines about what is happening in the world of social media at the games. While IOC officials heralded the first social media Olympics before the games, they probably expected that...

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Why Oscar Pistorius Has Already Made History and Why It's a Good Thing for Everyone

(3) Comments | Posted 14 July 2012 | (00:00)

Oscar Pistorius made history this week when it was confirmed he would be the first athlete with a prosthetic device to take part in the Olympic Games, but what really does this mean for the future of sport and society more widely?

Much of the debate has focused on whether...

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Media Ethics: Is the Sky Falling?

(5) Comments | Posted 24 November 2011 | (22:00)

The UK's Leveson Inquiry this week brings into focus the many debates that have taken place over the last two months about whether the British media's ethical foundation needs a radical overhaul after the apparent transgressions that have occurred through the News of the World phone hacking controversy. Many of...

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