I’m preparing my talk for Developing Birmingham’s Digital District on Wednesday and realised that I needed to know the answer to the above question- so of course I posted the question on twitter. Here you can see the results of my super-scientific survey – click on the image to see the full size version
The Birmingham School?
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Jon Hickman: MA in Social Media from Kasper Sorensen on Vimeo.
When it was announced that Birmingham City University was going to be offering the first MA in Social Media anywhere, the blog & twittersphere went crazy here in Spain. One of the many reasons for this is the power of validation that events from elsewhere have here, something I will explore later in another post as part of a wider analysis of cultural differences & social media. I like this video of course leader Jon Hickman presenting the MA because it’s the antithesis of academic presentation in Spain. It’s in what I’m becoming to think of as “the Birmingham School” – in a pub and with an appearance by Andy Mabbett!
The video by Kasper Sorensen was recorded “At WxWM Jon Hickman from Birmingham City University gave a presentation about the Uni’s plans to launch an MA in Social Media.WxWM is the West Midlands’ answer to Texas’ SxSW if you hadn’t figured that out already ;-)”
twitter hashtag #masocialmedia
“Official” University page
Twitter Jon Hickman
Adam Greenfield, Handheld Learning, Urban Labs & more…
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This morning I finished reading Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing – a remarkable, beautifully written explanation and call to participation of a new world on our doorsteps byAdam Greenfield. I’ve just read on Adam’s blog that he will be in Madrid at VISUALIZAR’08: DATABASE CITY Go and see him if you can.
The Handheld Learning conference took place in London this week and although we weren’t able to go, I discovered via their Twitter tweets that it was possible to follow a lot of the presentations through a “live” blog hosted at Cover It Live. As it was a blog format, “readers” could ask questions and add comments. It was the next best thing to being there.
The UrbanLabs page is being continuously updated with media from the event and links for future collaboration – keep up to date here