25 July 2006
Clive Carter – OFCOM
Availability & demand
Seems to be peaking @ 6MB access – no need for more?
Demand uncertainty – people don’t know what to do with the extra bandwidth.
Market led outcome better than policy led? OFCOM thinks so.
Policy can be used to ‘correct’ digital divide where it exists (does the service exist elsewhere, does it matter?)
Danger of public policy led development, at least in UK, seems to work in Far East (Japan, South Korea, etc)
Lizzie Beesley – BT
2MB sufficient for digital TV so everything OK.
Problem is with demand side.
All down to society & connecting pieces – likes ACTNOW.
Julian Wright – Exeter Uni – straight forward sales pitch
X-AT – online collaborative working – share desktop & documents?
x-fora proprietary and closed ? SMEs not ready, Digital Challenge as evangelical sales?
Virtual laboratory – possible link to FL international projects?
Thomas Rawlings & Ana Kronschnabl – Fluffy Logic
TR – good speaker
Use the young to educate parents & families – Open Source education project – UWE, UoB, KnowledgeWest, Fluffy Logic, others )
17 July 2006
ITV local digital delivery – collapse of business models. Still scheduled?
Video on demand – google , yahoo & ebay as shock to system – public interaction and uploading? Editorial and fair use? Teachers TV streamed.
12 towns around the region – user tagged (not yet)?
Community & What’s on?
Compliance with ITV guidance – editorial vetting. Friends reunited dating?
Live broadcast from events.
Search & reuse – ITV Local keywords – don’t know about rights & CC. Discussion forum but not running so couldn’t demo (server crash). Download for a fee?
Not quite a YouTube.com killer, but quality by association could be a clincher for educational use.
12 July 2006
Widely use across the world this could be a really cool digital platform to be involved with. Needs support probably from Government agencies together with commercial and 3rd sector partners.
Interesting use of art as language (but not cultural) independent mediation device. Independent to collaborative working with a strong social message. Lots of evidence but (I don’t think) much formal academic research – could also be an interesting angle.
1 June 2006
Seems like most of Bristol is a building site at the moment. Apart from a couple of sites, only I only found one but I wasn’t looking too hard, there doesn’t appear to be much online presence, debate, comment, modelling, visualisation, education, etc?
Perhaps I just need to look harder.
Edith Akerman Visiting Professor at MIT Media delivered a tour du force on Nomadic learning , physical and mental locations & use of space. What technology supports this? Especially supporting inherent skills & desire of younger people for learning. example strategies include • Project • Re-purpose • Disguise • Reconfigure
Play – to take risky situations onto secure ground Networked society as a "space of flows" blurring real & virtual realities. Reinventing relationship & boundaries between spaces. Senses of belonging. Navigating, traveling without leaving?
Allow for smooth transition between place for the person. Dislocation disrupts psych.
Stake your territory & share (digital abundance). High touch as much as high technology.
Martin Chilcott (Place Group) presented a very impressive Co-negotiated control & multi-testing prcoess for surfacing requirements to deliver 21C learner as grounded neo-nomad?
Again, apologies to speakers not mentioned.
Paul Tyler – Bamzooki Success in innovative projects? Metrics, Regular competitions / shows Bamzooki goes global? Only a small % need to contribute directly – 6.4% available share on digital channel – 450k per episodes – 1m page impressions per week during broadcast – sub-set lurkers – sub-set download (circa 1m) – sub-set message board 1k per week – other message boards? – build zooks but only know upload figures 14.5k – – danger of over democratisation, measure of success in level of surprising content – fansites – cutting edge vs mainstream and do kids care? (suffers from delay in gratification vs Sodaplay instant gratification of Sodaplay – showcase through web rather than TV) 100,000 active users = 10 contributors
Blackbeard Connection What's the hook, what's in it for me, personal control
Gary Pope – KidsIndustries – Kids Get Older Younger (invented age compression – toy companies taking their eye off the ball) – language, emotion, physical development constant – social develop increasing? – 2yr olds learning mouse skills – childrens' personalities (+132? up to 7yrs when it coalesces – kind of like of graphic equaliser) – Lev Vygotsky children at play? always 18 months or a heads height above chronological age – zone of proximal development (just out of your depth – maximum learning) – sociometric status (revered, enjoyed, rejected, forgotten) most kids float between – peer pressure critical
Richard Deverell – BBC Children's – 2012 vision Changing world for broadcast – web Personal & public simultaneously – becoming universal, mobile, ubiquitous – fundamental changes to broadcast business models arising from on-demand – working towards 1 month back catalog – no loyalty to channel brands, possibly program brands – CBBC 4 m users per month (overtaken broadcast ) – 84% of children live in digital area – DRM issues? – ideas across relevant platforms – challenges over 5-7 yrs – differenciators, risk management – – share increasing irrelevant as measure of success – audience understanding of media and production – pan-platforms media base, different mixes of skills