Digital Media

Livestreaming Funerals Isn't Weird - It's A Vital Service For The Bereaved

Jessica Hanson | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Jessica Hanson

Of course, every leap of progress should be accompanied by a little caution, but sometimes it feels as though we're far too willing to miss out on incredible improvements to our lives because we do not want to leave our comfort zone.

Why Am I Using Digital Media To Engage And Empower The Youth Within The British Bangladeshi Community?

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

A British Bangladeshi online TV network offered me the opportunity to present a chat show web series called Youth Corner. The aims of the series were to highlight the achievements of young and emerging talent in various fields, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories

Four Of The Most Valuable Lessons I Learned While Building A Business

James Connelly | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
James Connelly

From an early age, I knew I'd have my own business. I just wasn't sure what it would be. Traditional schooling wasn't for me. At the time, I just couldn't see the value in learning things that had no place in the real world. The area of a trapezoid? Ask the architect, not me.

The Three C's: Content, Convergence a

Candide Kirk | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Tech
Candide Kirk

Though not without their own growing pains, the digital evolution has been kinder to films, TV, music and, naturally, video games. It is the book industry today that is looking to evolve its very offline habits and compete effectively for consumers' attention. 

You Only See What You Want to See - The Dark Side of Social Media

Claire Woodcock | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Woodcock

In the run up to the referendum how could I have missed the voices of those worst hit by austerity, crying out for attention? I was within my own echo chamber. Presumably so were other voters and even political parties. Political leaders were not only detached from their constituents but also unable to access the private echo chambers of individuals' news feeds to gauge true sentiment.

When the Skill of Questioning Is Listening: Interviewing Refugees in Europe

Katy Williams | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK
Katy Williams

Having recently undertaken the perilous journey from Damascus to Berlin, researcher and filmmaker Reem Karssli - now seeking asylum in Germany - had a strong connection with the people she interviewed for BBC Media Action's research into the communication needs of refugees in Europe.

Art History Revisonism Through Fashion: The Rise Of Visual Experimentation On Instagram

Lou Mensah | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Style
Lou Mensah

Credit 'Queen of Christian' by Edwin Antonio PhotoVogue featuring Dior Shoes EAS © Original painting, Frederic Leighton, Flaming June,1895, Museo de ...

Is Our Love of Netflix and Spotify Really Reducing Piracy?

Liz Bales | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Liz Bales

Digital streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are reducing piracy, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph earlier this week. It's a grea...

What Businesses Can Learn from the New Kids on the Block

Fran Brosan | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Fran Brosan

Yesterday morning I sat in a classroom with 30 kids - all 13-year-olds. They were uncannily silent. Along the corridor, in two other rooms, the situ...

CGI? They Just Do It With Computers, Don't They?

Alan Warburton | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech
Alan Warburton

Actually, it's not that simple.

Seven Ways Tech Is Changing Journalism and News Consumption

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 20.06.2016 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

According to research from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, social media is used each week by more than half (51%) of online news consumers to find, discuss and share, news content.

Why Trust in the Media Matters

Ed Williams | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK
Ed Williams

In Britain, it's a mixed story of trust in media. The Edelman Trust Barometer - an annual survey of how much we believe the major institutions which govern our lives will "do the right thing"- suggests a large number of us simply don't.

Data Driven Storytelling Is the New Normal

Melissa Thermidor | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Tech
Melissa Thermidor

The internet was set ablaze the past few weeks, by Candace Payne - now dubbed the 'Chewbacca Mum', for sitting in her car and trying out the talking Chewbacca mask she had just bought. To this day, she is the biggest star on the internet. The emotional connection she built with the world wide web is just a small indicator of the power of storytelling.

Of Mice and Mood - How Brands Can Benefit From Mood Advertising

Richard Shotton | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK
Richard Shotton

Websites regularly gather insights by monitoring what customers click on. But now they can judge our emotions from how we move our mouse.

Has the Internet Hardwired You With Bad Habits?

Daisy May Sitch | Posted 15.05.2016 | UK Tech
Daisy May Sitch

I literally look down all the time. We have become a look down generation, void of eye contact and passing conversation. I can't walk to or from the station/office/shop/pub without checking my notifications which then spark an urgency to respond and engage. I'm dismissive of, and frustrated by strangers. I'm grumpy and permanently tired.

Cybersphere #1 - TASTY & The Rise of Online Sugar

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jonnie Bayfield

Now, I'm no adonis and my diet is certainly not fit for a king-unless that king was a fan of Yo-yoing like some 90's Blue Peter segment. My eating is...

The Digital Afterlife: How Technology Has Changed the Way We Grieve

Philip Ellis | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Tech
Philip Ellis

There was a time when only two things in life were certain; death and taxes. Now there's a third certainty; that the imprint we leave online will last long after we are gone. By 2012, just eight years after Facebook launched, 30 million profile owners had died. According to some estimates, 8,000 Facebook users die every day, leaving behind profiles, photos, likes, and memories.

Time to Get More Small Businesses Digitally Active

Michelle Ovens | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK
Michelle Ovens

For over 20 years now, the halcyon future of a remote working life style facilitated by digital technology has been waved just in front of our noses -...

Rejecting the Social Constructs of Masculinity and Femininity

Jojo Furnival | Posted 04.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

A couple of weeks ago, I listened to some guy on Radio 2 expressing his point of view on masculinity and the topic of men crying. Real men don't cry, he said. "There are plenty of things that bring a lump to my throat, but that doesn't mean I'm going to start blubbing like a little girl." Wow.

Want to Equip Students for the Creative Industries? Teach Them How to Care About the World and Each Other

Charlotte Webb | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK
Charlotte Webb

It's not certain how this kind of experiment can be scaled or replicated on a long-term basis. But I could see students transforming before my eyes as they saw how their practices could make an impact on society. Yes, they learned skills that will help them get a job, but they also learned to care about each other and the world. Now that's worth it.

Finally, Newspapers Are Facing the Reality of Digital

Edward Lowe | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

The Sun newspaper recently announced that it would stop its 'pay wall' on its site, making online stories "largely free" to the public by the end of N...

Why Digital Will Be The Saviour Of Publishing

Marie Carter | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

The evolution of mobile tech and faster connections (viable 4G in many areas) alongside greater digital 'savviness' are all creating a new publishing revolution. As devices get smarter and mobile connectivity starts to match Wi-Fi speed, digital magazines and newspapers can really take flight.

Generation Aware: The Importance of Conversation in the Digital Age

Dr Richard Graham | Posted 24.09.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Richard Graham

Young people left to their own devices are unlikely to develop greater resilience and understanding without some opportunity to share their experiences with adults. But what can we say when they want to discuss some of the more disturbing events that they discover, not just 'on the internet', but in the offline world that we all inhabit?

Garage Magazine Reinvents the Idea of Print with augmented reality: Q&A With Digital Manager Ahmad Swaid and Editorial Director Michael Polsinelli

Sam Aldenton | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Style
Sam Aldenton

In a day and age when print magazines seem to offer less content then their online counterparts at a greater cost and lesser convenience, this issue of Garage makes you want to actually buy the magazine (crazy right?).

Digital Technology Is the Only Game Changer We've Got for Delivering Greater Social Impact

Julie Dodd | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Tech
Julie Dodd

Digital transformation cannot be created overnight. It requires commitment from the highest levels of an organisation, and a significant shift in culture, resourcing, processes and tools. But if sector organisations are serious about delivering greater social impact in the current climate - digital maybe the only game changer we've got.