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Impact in 5

Back in November, Erica Ramsay from the University’s Cultural and Creative Industries Exchange asked Simon to present a five-minute lightning talk on the origins of Pararchive in the Leeds Creative Labs as well as our progress so far… … the Impact in 5 talks also included a talk from Fiona on her research on Communicating Feminism. Check out all six…

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Design Thinking for Libraries

With this approach, libraries have: Developed new spaces that promote play as a central part of childhood learning Engaged teens in maker­-oriented events that encourage deeper, long­lasting connections with librarians Created new programs that facilitate users to teach one another about digital media resources Design thinking is a creative approach, or a series of steps,…

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The Internet Archive hopes to boost its collections through funding…

“In some ways, we’re opening up that vast warehouse and saying here are the tools to bring together really meaningful collections and expose them to the world,” More at… nie.mn/1Eu71Pn

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What personal collectors can learn from museums

“Would you ever consider loaning out items in your collection? If so, think about whom you might make a loan to and how you’d want to handle any such transactions.” More at… unclutterer.com/2015/02/19/personal-collectors-can-learn-museums

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Keys to Great Storytelling

“…it’s a framework in which to create. I’m a big designer. When I write a screenplay, I’ve diagrammed the architecture of the story. There’s really got to be a structure; art demands it.” More at… Boyhood director Richard Linklater shares his keys to great storytelling

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Bitter Lake

Adam Curtis’ stylish and thrilling documentaries, The Power Of Nightmares and All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace were early influences on the Pararchive project. His experimental works illustrated how the BBC’s archival footage could be remixed into radically new narratives, often challenging the original readings. His works do have a tendency to reframe history as a series of conspiratorial…

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Vint Cerf warns of ‘forgotten century’

“When you think about the quantity of documentation from our daily lives that is captured in digital form, like our interactions by email, people’s tweets, and all of the world wide web, it’s clear that we stand to lose an awful lot of our history,” More at… Google boss warns of ‘forgotten century’ with email…

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