I'm a British filmmaker, activist and teacher who lives and works in the Netherlands. I've taught media for over 15 years to adults and children in a wide range of schools and digital literacy programmes. I'm passionate about sharing my knowledge and using media as a tool for communication, social inclusion and joyful expression!
Is Youtube Raising Our Children?
Are we missing opportunities to nurture and engage our children by relating to their media? During this talk we will screen film clips from “Friends Like Me”, a documentary project in which young people give us a glimpse into the lives of a generation who have grown up deeply, emotionally invested in media as a form of self-expression and engagement. We follow with a live group discussion including teens who have participated in this project.
From Zoetropes to Youtube
Join a hands-on exploration of iStop Motion animation! Participants will not only discover the secret recipe for transforming still images into moving images but will also learn how this discovery was the beginning of modern media as we know it today. Youtube culture owes a great debt to the early experiments in film. By exploring the humble zoetrope and earliest principles of animation, we can unlock a past rich with diverse and ingenious experimentation to help us better understand our current media culture.