Just had a great day today with Simiao Yu and Dr Chao Wu from Imperial College London. We’re getting started on some work around Neurotechnology feedback loops and media experiences.
Hannah Blake and I made a trip to Salford today to look at some developments in BBC R&D, and also at the shiny, new Blue Room in BBC Salford.
Quite an intense workshop today, discussing personalisation, recommendations and how we are going to prioritise in more of the great plans around myBBC.
A new opportunity has arisen, and the BBC News Labs Team decided to look into it. The question posed was “How might we contextualise the Education Curriculum with News and Current Affairs?”
I’ve just spent 2 days at the Eurovision Academy looking at digital storytelling formats & challenges with a group of European Public Broadcasters. Fascinating.
Hosted by Steve Herrmann, we ran an Audience Session for the “Future of News” project today. George Wright, Miles Bernie and I showed some prototypes.
I am exceptionally pleased that today it was formally announced (at the BBC News monthly comms session) my position of Head of BBC News Labs.
The Bricklayers Arms is a good venue for an after-work troubleshooting and brainstorming workshop.
In a frantic year of News Labs’ activity & growth, I have neglected to cover off the great #newsHACK 2 event we held on May 1st & 2nd this year – about 8 weeks ago!
Great day in Dock House today in BBC MediaCity with the Connected Studio team. Review, looking ahead, and some great drilling-into processes around innovation.
The BBC Academy College of Journalism just published this video about Rapid Prototyping with BBC News Labs.
Today we visited Aldo Faisal (creator of the Faisal Lab for Brain & Behaviour) again at Imperial College to go through Neurotechnology prototype opportunities.
Today I presented a BBC News Labs item at the BBC Online Briefing (Last one was in December 2013 – post here).
Today we made a flying visit to Belfast, to discuss with the BBC folks there how we hope to combine the News Labs and News Archive work.
Great event in Dublin & Glasgow – will add more soon. – see #newsHACK hashtag for updates, and #newsHACK website.
With the help of the Global News team, the BBC News Online team and Connected Studio, we had 5 out of 10 tables put on for the 2014 BBC News Festival “Technology Fair” (trade fair format.
Jeremy Tarling and I both gave talks yesterday at ISKO UK’s Taming the News Beast. Jeremy went into some detail about the News Storyline Ontology, and I talked about how BBC News Labs were planning to tame the news beast in terms of auto-tagging the Journalism data we store – text, images and AV – “The … Continue reading The Newsroom of Things for ISKO UK – Taming the News Beast
See this post announcing #newsHACK II – a co-production with Global Editors Network. The event will take place in 2 venues – Glasgow and Dublin. Universities and News Organisations can sign up for #newsHACK II here.
I had the pleasure of hosting Takanobu from NHK, Japan’s public service broadcaster, yesterday at the central lab. Takanobu joined us for our fortnightly team catch up, and ran a interview with me too. NHK are also thinking about building their innovation work, and so are looking at the possible models for this.
We just finished a great event with the Connected Studio in Belfast: The News Archive Build Studio. Following on from the Creative Studio events in London and Belfast, and the earlier briefings in London and Belfast, this event saw 8 teams create 8 prototypes, all of which will go into audience testing.