#Telekineticmedia, ThisPlace and ‘Performance Anxiety’ ☺

Worth a read – Andy McStay on telekinetic media and Google Glass.

Reflections On Glass

A busy week in London seeing analytics companies and developers, but in one standout meeting I took my first photo by means of telekinesis. This was on Wednesday at ThisPlace, the developers of MindRDR. A massive thanks go to Russell Plunkett (Innovations Director) for generosity of time and installing MindRDR on my Glass unit. Much appreciated.

Having been somewhat underwhelmed with Glass the MindRDR app grants insight into the potential for Glass. Despite the mass-market push (will or won’t Google launch it, how much will it cost, what will people do with it, will they be beaten to the UK market by other headsets, and so on), I’ve been fairly sceptical about its adoption. I’ve yet to meet a wearer who feels comfortable with them in public and who does not recognise the potential for making other people around them feel uncomfortable. We began by discussing some of the opportunities…

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Press coverage of #CascEff

Dima Atanasova and I are currently working on two work packages as part of the EC FP7 funded project ‘CascEff: Modelling of dependencies and cascading effects for emergency management in crisis situations.’  We will be posting regular updates on the project on Twitter between now and the completion of the tasks in December 2015.

Our research has recently been highlighted in two magazines:

Research to examine role of media in aftermath of crisis situations, ScienceDaily, 11 August 2014, Available at:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140811124624.htm

Disaster media could aid decisions, Professional Security, 15 August 2014, Available at: http://www.professionalsecurity.co.uk/news/case-studies/disaster-media-could-aid-decisions/

For more on #CascEff, please see the project website

Slides from Teaching with Screencasts workshop


Screencasts in Media Studies

Yesterday, Terese Bird and I presented some of the preliminary findings from the Screencasts in Media Studies project at a workshop held as part of the University of Leicester’s Teaching Focus Week. Thanks to Alex Moseley for the invite and to the delegates for what was an enjoyable session.

The slides from the workshop can be found below:

I also have some spare handouts from the workshop (see below):


Please drop me an email if you would like a copy.



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