Wednesday May 18, 2011
"From Tunisia, via Egypt, to Libya and Syria, verifying and acquiring eyewitness/citizen journalist/user-generated content has become increasingly complicated as the material has become more sophisticated.
At the UGC (user-generated content) Hub in the BBC Newsroom in London, our process has become much more forensic in nature"
Thursday January 6, 2011
How the BBC built a TV second screen companion site using Ejabberd and Strophe.js.
Sunday December 5, 2010
"Several hundred viewers and a second screen (probably your laptop) website that receives additional information synchronised to the programme that you're watching on TV (your first screen!).
So while the TV show is showing footage of starlings flocking, your laptop is simultaneously showing background information about swarming behaviour in nature."
Thursday October 7, 2010
Ridley Scott to return to work of sci-fi icon for BBC mini-series. Blade Runner director to executive produce four-part BBC1 adaptation of Philip K Dick's The Man in the High Castle
Sunday March 14, 2010
"Built by the car for the car, with its groundbreaking suburbs, freeways and shopping centres, it was the embodiment of the American dream.
Now it is truly a dystopic post-industrial city, in which 40 per cent of the land in the centre is returning to prairie. Greenery grows up through abandoned office blocks, houses and collapsing car plants, and swallows up street lights."
An excellent documentary of the rise and the fall of Detroit, the American dream and a stark vision of a post-industrial world for city dwellers. Honest and moving, if you ignore the occasional dramatic sound effects and flashy cuts. Seriously Watch this.
Wednesday February 3, 2010
A video of the 34th Richard Dimbleby Lecture from the Royal College of Physicians in London. Discussing his own Alzheimer's and modern societies approach to death.