Media Innovation Studio Dispatch 5th June
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John Mills has been in Durban this week at the World Association of Newspapers world media congress. He’s been talking about his Google funded IOT project Newsthings and a project with the GAMI network mapping innovation labs around the world. The congress is one of the biggest events in the year for Media Executives and media professionals interested in innovation in the media so its great to have John flying the flag for the studio.
In last weeks email, we mentioned Debbie Dearnley had run the Manchester half-marathon. We also shared a link about printing your run. We like to practice what we preach here at the studio, so here is another of Debbie’s half-marathons mapped out. It makes it look so easy doesn’t it! Do you have data (or anything else for that matter) that you’d like to see make physical. Get in touch
In the space
It was back to busy on Monday starting with George Ogola’s Fake News in Africa Roundtable. It drew in an amazing group of experts and academics to discuss the impact of fake news on the massively diverse news economy on the continent.
On Monday evening, the Preston Jam team celebrated five years of events exploring tech, making and of course the RaspberryPi. Who better to help celebrate that Pete Lomas, one of the creators of the PI.
On Tuesday, Onno was running training for the amazing remerge system.
Wednesday was a private event. The space is very busy but it is available for hire. Drop us a line if you want to know more.
Thursday and Friday where prep for an event this week.
Things that caught our eye….
- Dough Universe: Teach kids about electronics with play dough
- UNESCO consults on developing Internet Universality Indicators during World Press Freedom Day
- Ground-breaking British Standard for the ‘circular economy’ launched
- An Argument Structure for Data Stories
- Democracy? There’s an app for that – the tech upstarts trying to ‘hack’ British politics
- News Media Innovation is Key to Survival: Report