Lecturer as shoemaker.

As today’s guest lecturer from the Edinburgh Festivals Innovation Lab is unable to join TSM10107 and me (due to a dental emergency not conducive with public speaking) I’m using the blog to plan, set out and run an alternative session. Why shoemaker? It’s going to have a cobbled together feel to it.

First up, some videos that I either like or have been told are well worth a look.

Introducing the Festivals Lab with Andrew Dixon from Creative Scotland:

Discussing its work, such as the Ideas Challenge…

(The Ideas Challenge is open until 31 October. It’s free to submit your ideas and get involved in the discussion, voting up the ideas you like. There are many prizes up for grabs too: vouchers, cash, iPads and fame!)


Another project has been Culture Hack Scotland (Edinburgh, 6-7 May 2011)…

A short introduction from Ben Werdmuller, which puts digital innovation in the context of wider moves to open up data for wider use:

The results of #chs11!

More Festivals Lab videos are available from their Vimeo channel.

Tom Uglow, from Google, on building digital capacity in the arts (a video which I won’t have seen before I play it in the lecture, but have been told is well worth a look):


This is just the start of today’s plans – imagine what I can come up with in the next 35 minutes before the lecture starts! (Best submit this post now though, to check it works.)

10:52 update… I’ve just played with a new (to me) piece of software to put together a short presentation, which will hopefully appear below:

…well, sadly the embed link didn’t work. Here’s an alternative way to reach the Prezi.

One thought on “Lecturer as shoemaker.

  1. Anonymous

    A day later and I think things went ok with the lecture. Interesting that some students enjoyed the different approach – more videos and so on. Meanwhile some prefer a more structured, slide-based presentation. Perhaps it’s what we’re conditioned to, but it’s worth keeping some variety overall.Posterous performed admirably for the job: very easy to add content, stick in plenty of links and so on. It’s a shame the Prezi didn’t want to embed in the blog, but perhaps with a tweak it can be done. Could a whole module be run through Posterous… perhaps, but it lacks flexibility in some areas and would need more thought: horses for courses when it comes to software.

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