I enjoy doing workshops and talks, and having conversations, about making and creativity (sometimes, but not necessarily, in relation to social media). Contact me if you think you might like to ask me to do something.
Visit the videos page to see a selection of some talks.
I recently combined my work on making and thinking, and my experience as a PhD supervisor, into a one-day hands-on LEGO workshop for PhD students. This was a great success at University of Bristol (see testimonials) and I would be happy to do it elsewhere (contact me).
I also want to do some kind of live event, aimed at a general audience, which goes on tour to non-academic venues, some kind of talking and making performance, not sure what it is yet, but I hope to work it out. Eventually. Let me know if you think you have the solution.
Between August 2014 and May 2016, this page included a list of events I had coming up. I seem to have failed to update it since then. But, in case you happen to want examples of the kinds of things I do, here is the now-pointless list from that period:
|→||‘Reaching people with simple do-it-yourself online tools’, workshop at King’s College London, 29 September 2014.|
|→||‘How Tech And Video Games Are Shaping The Future Of Learning’, online panel discussion organised by Ashoka Changemakers, 2 October 2014.|
|→||Opening conference of The Chocolate Factory in Gouda, the Netherlands, 29 October 2014. Keynote talk and a workshop.|
|→||The 2014 World Innovation Summit for Education, 4-6 November 2014, in Doha, Qatar, with the theme ‘Imagine-Create-Learn: Creativity at the Heart of Education’.|
|→||Platforms for Creativity event in Dundee, 29 January 2015. Talk and workshop in collaboration with Amy Twigger Holroyd.|
|→||Research Through Design conference, Cambridge, 25-27 March 2015. Keynote in collaboration with Amy Twigger Holroyd.|
|→||‘Thinking about your research processes and communication’, workshop at University of Huddersfield, 24 April 2015.|
|→||‘Using models and metaphors in social research’, workshop at University of Huddersfield, 25 April 2015.|
|→||Build and reflect on your research journey, LEGO workshop at the Festival of Postgraduate Research, University of Bristol, 30 April 2015.|
|→||Creative Research Methods in the Social Sciences conference, 8 May 2015, in the British Library conference centre in London. Keynote.|
|→||‘Ten thoughts about New Technologies, Social Media and Innovative Approaches within Cultural Institutions‘, talk and workshop, part of symposium on digital media and cultural institutions, International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 29-30 May 2015.|
|→||Lego in Higher Education, opening presentation, at William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow, London, 21 July 2015.|
|→||Making Things workshop, Winchester Discovery Centre, 10 August 2015.|
|→||Platforms for Creativity, talk and workshop, at the Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago, USA, 23 September 2015, 6.00-8.00pm.|
|→||Embrace the Disruption, keynote opening presentation, Kyoto, Japan, 14-15 October 2015.|
|→||Creativity and well-being, filming, London Bubble Theatre Company, 11 February 2016.|
|→||Studio talk on design and creativity, Royal College of Art, London, 29 February 2016.|
|→||Lego Idea conference, Billund, Denmark, 12-13 April 2016.|
|→||TEDx talk at TEDxUmeå, Umeå, Sweden, 11 May 2016.|
|→||‘Optimistic and Transformational Making’, keynote presentation and workshop, Apestaartjaren digital media conference, Leuven, Belgium, 13 May 2016.|