Fergus Byrne – More Lives Than One The Extraordinary Life of Felix Dennis
Canny, infuriating, cynical and generous by turns, Felix Dennis was a true polymath whose astonishing story of relative rags to phenomenal riches is told with insight and sensitivity by Fergus Byrne, publisher and editorial director of The Marshwood Vale Magazine.Continue reading →
I will be hosting ESRC funded major seminar on Privacy and Surveillance at Brunel on Wednesday.
Media Agenda-Building, National Security, Trust & Forced Transparency
Seminar 3 in the DATA PSST! series
How, when secretive intelligence methods are made public, as with Snowden’s (2013) revelations, do governments respond to maintain public trust? Led by Journalism and Security theorists and practitioners, we will explore state attempts to manage public and political opinion of secretive national security and intelligence surveillance methods; and examine implications of forced transparency for whistle-blowers, journalists, debate on national security issues, and trust in government agencies. Brunel all day July 8.
Thirty years ago I did the first national newspaper interview with Gilles while he broadcasting on K-Jazz (UK Pirate).
GP: On Sunday there’s a free event at Southbank QEH, all about London’s pirate radio movement of the 1980s. Interviews from Kiss FM founder Gordon Mac, and Dave VJ/Lindsay Wesker discussing their book about the period. Plus, old school sets throughout from DJs Sarah HB, Dave VJ and Jasper The Vinyl Junkie.
Although I can’t make it down, it’s worth a look if you’re down supporting the marathon crew!
This illustrated panel discussion featured curator Sue Steward, Ashley Waterhouse, curator of Derby Police Museum; and Paul Lashmar from Brunel University, London.
Paul Lashmar’s position statement: The ‘mugshot’ – the judicial photograph – is a ubiquitous and instantly recognisable form, appearing in the news media, on the internet, on book covers, law enforcement noticeboards and in many other mediums. Continue reading →
PL will be introducing Gwen Yarker’s talk at Dorset County Museum: Recording Wartime Shipping on the Thames: The Dazzle Paintings of John Everett.
DORSET COUNTY MUSEUM – News Release
ART LECTURE AT DORSET COUNTY MUSEUM Recording Wartime Shipping on the Thames: The Dazzle Paintings of John Everett, by Gwen Yarker. Dorset County Museum, Dorchester at 7.30pm on Friday 23 January 2015.
John Everett was an official war artist during the First World War and one of the few recording the maritime side of the war. He worked for the Ministry of Information on paintings connected with seaborne commerce, using his experience as a deep-water sailor to give his work a sense of unqualified realism. Continue reading →