I live in Lincoln, UK with my wife and daughter and work at the University of Lincoln in the Centre for Educational Research and Development. I am also a founding member of the Social Science Centre, Lincoln.
Previously, I worked as a film archivist at the British Film Institute’s conservation centre (2002-4) and as audiovisual archivist for Amnesty International’s Secretariat (2004-8). I am a qualified film archivist, with an MA in Film Archiving from the University of East Anglia (2002). During the 1990s, I studied Zen Buddhism, first at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (1993-96), and then the University of Michigan (1996-8). Between 1998-2001, I lived in Japan and acted as a conduit and curator for Japanese, European and American avant-garde film and video artists.
- Hacking in the University: Contesting the Valorisation of Academic Labour
- Student as Producer is hacking the university
- Open education. Common(s), commonism and the new common wealth
- Open education. From the freedom of things to the freedom of people
- Questioning Technology in the Development of a Resilient Higher Education
- Wikileaks and the limits of protocol
- The student as producer: reinventing the student experience in higher education
Projects, past and present
- ADAM: Amnesty International’s Digital Asset Management System.
- Bebop: Open Educational Resources for a BuddyPress social network.
- ChemistryFM: Open Educational Resources for Forensic Chemistry.
- DevXS: A non-stop 36hr student hackathon.
- Eiga Arts: Avant-garde film and video in Japan.
- JISCPress: A document discussion platform.
- Linking You: Better URIs for the UK university sector.
- Linkey: Improving Access and Identity Management with OAuth 2.0.
- ON Course: An open course data project.
- Orbital: An infrastructure for managing research data.
- TotalRecal: Space-time data for campus life.
- WriteToReply: An open consultation platform.