Lecturer and Researcher in Culture, Media and the Creative Industries
Media Innovation Studio
ME413, Media Factory
University of Central Lancashire
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Based at the Media Innovation Studio at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), John’s research interests span journalism, the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented paper, mobile journalism, wearables, HCI, drone journalism and innovation theory. In recent years his research has focussed on the Internet of Things, and how news organisations could utilise physical platforms and experiences. This work includes the Google-funded NewsThings project, an IoT content management system and conductive ink and web-connected print, and work around augmented and connected print.
He has also taught courses on innovation and multimedia journalism techniques and theory at UCLan. John is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a founding member of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers’ Global Alliance for Media Innovation. He has trained community and citizen journalists, and, in a commercial setting, has established business-to-business editorial operations in Manchester and Leeds, and managed large teams of online correspondents both in the UK and further afield.
2018 AIAA SciTech Forum
British HCI 2016
2015 ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces
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