So I have been blogging for years now and like many people I fall into and out of love with it depending on how I am feeling but I am normally in love with it but it doesn't always appear so because I am always posting in so many different places.
It was only a couple of years ago when a friend a regular blogging and social media professional described my activity as prolific...... I would add maybe not focussed at times but yes I can be prolific at times. Because I am always blogging or posting on one site or another it often looks like I am not posting here on the Defnet Media site and I suppose I don't as I have a more personal blog on my other blog over at defnetmedia.com/blog but I am going to slowly phase that out even though I love it dearly as it has my oldest posts on it - many just made from my phone.
So I will be blogging here more often and I'll be dragging in some other content too and this will become more of a blog for Defnet Media rather than for me the editor (Neil Morrin).
Reposts - I will be posting some of my better and more popular pieces here from the many sites I post on but I will mark them as a repost just so it is made clear.
I'll also be reorganising this site as I have ignored it at times so I will learn to love it once more.
So expect more soon.
It was a delight to be asked to help tenantspin with their last live stream and their first in such a long time – when they made arts engagement projects they broke the mould after this one – I think it was less art and more Guerilla TV – over the years they had some shows, some of which are available on their Live Stream and over the years I tried to get them involved in as many projects as I possible could. I'm thinking here about when we got them over to the Arts Councils grand AGM where the participants met and interviewed the Council member of all the Arts Council's across the country. I did a bit of live reporting there also.
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It didn't, I just needed a title I could buzz off. A quick proviso – this may turn into a rant and there is to much history for me to go into too much detail, so you'll just have to take what I say as read or exaggerated slightly as the case may be – but hopefully you'll get my point.
Last Night was the first Cultural Forum organised by Bido Lito Magazine – The forum had been called after a number of arts/clubs had been asked by the council to pay full whack rates rather than the 20% discretionary rates which they had received the year before – this situation had been handled badly by the council or their subcontractor and so some organisations were receiving demands for money which they just didn't have. The forum wasn't just called for these reasons but also because venues in the city have been hit with noise abatement orders making it difficult for them to operate
Here is a little map of my wanderings across Liverpool, it actually shows me nipping to the shop and then doubling back before I get to my destination. But is a great way of showing a walking route between 2 points, say for display on your website. A foot route from the train station to an event for instance.
It's created using GPS Draw for Android. Download and play
I had an interesting conversation the other day about the digital divide in North Liverpool. For those of you not in the know, North Liverpool is one of the most socially and economically poorest areas in the country, surprising I know as the city of Liverpool had 3/4 of a Billion pounds pumped into it in the last Ten years. But I digress
We were discussing the problem of giving people greater access to the internet, and how this could be done, one of the solutions we thought it would be good to look at was to "WiFi bridge the digital divide".
You see there are businesses, community and voluntary organisations in the North Liverpool area who have Internet access, don't get me wrong this is no backwoods but the take up of of the internet by the wider community is smaller.
So it's the new year and all that and happy new year to all of our readers - it's good to have you here. But i must offer an apology I have been so busy doing other stuff that i have not been finding the time to actually post any information here. What with work and Social media Cafe and Ignite Liverpool and the Music Unconference in April and all the other stuff - running a podcasting workshop on Tuesday for Nerve Magazine - I am really not getting the time to post any articles and anything about the things that i am spending so much of my time working on.
I am hope that nerve magazine is going to join forces with Defnet so that I don;t have to worry about creating content as they tend to have more time than me for interview and stuff - Bad Defnet Media - if anyone else is interested in writing for us then let us know.
But as it is the new year then things are looking up - positive outlook and all that and so many techy events are taking place it is fantastic but more about that on the normal places.
So for now Happy new year to you all.
So are you interested in getting involved in all the work of Defnet Media, be that writing reviews, helping organise events designing posters, etc etc .
A couple of weeks back now (I've been a bit busy with other stuff) a group of us from How Why DIY got together to produce How? Why? DIY! Day. We had been trying to put together an event like this since November 2009 but no time seemed like a good time. Finally after a few mis-starts we managed to secure of space in the Nerve Centre on 22nd August. I wanted to share here some of the images from me and the Video from Warren Makin.