Julia founded CrowdJustice as a crowdfunding platform for communities to raise funds for legal disputes.
She talks here about the differences she’s noticed, moving from the legal world to the tech industry, especially the differences in mindset regarding risk and innovation and expresses her hope for tech that can enable social change.
Helen Keegan and I spent International Women’s Day interviewing women (and some men) in tech (and other sectors!) in London about their experience of gender in the workplace and where we’re at with equality. We’re releasing the audio as podcasts over the next couple of days with minimal editing. We will produce a digest of all the conversations later in the week.
Download .mp3 (9.4MB)
Oh my, it’s been a while but I did this yesterday. I ended my canal walk at Little Venice and took a phone call and then thought I’d grab this before heading home to “work”.
Seconds after I pressed “stop” I saw that there was some interesting pop-up jazz happening at Old Street and that I’d got a ticket to the People’s PPE session with Ann Pettifor and Yanis Varoufakis. So I jumped on a tube in the opposite direction.
Overall, a day of reminders of how lucky I am to live in this city and be able to go with whatever flow comes along.
I recorded this on Waterloo Station shortly after the Devoted & Disgruntled Vaults Festival Open Space on Saturday. The space was opened to discuss “Let’s stop romanticising depression and marginalising other mental illness” and I called a session called “Why So Serious?” about the issue of taking oneself too seriously, dealing with other people’s expectations, the link between adopting a serious persona and depression or burn-out.
I reported like this mainly because I’d called a session at the previous week’s space but had then spent the whole week not being able to write a report. It’s reminded me how much I like making this format. Expect more…
I took part in a session at the Living Streets Supporters Conference today to talk about #wewillgather, organizing without organizations and generally using twitter and social media for hyperlocal campaigning and activism.
I recorded the session and include it here so that I know where to find it later and also so I’ve a link to give to people who took part.
Download: Living Streets Social Media Session (54 mins, 37MB)
OK, so I thought everyone knew this already but it seems that it hasn’t gone as widely as I assumed.
I picked up this hack initially from Jackie Danicki at Qik who did a little video of it. That led me to google “external mic for N95” and this article
So in order to make it work you need an N95 and the TV-out cable (with mini-jack and three-way A/V connectors) that came with it. If you threw the cable away, you should be able to get one for a few quid on e-bay. Then you need a female to female phono adapter – the gold one in the picture below and a female mini-jack to male phono adapter (the black one) – both available from Maplin for a couple of quid each.
I use the external tie-clip mic that I’ve had for ages (again from Maplin I think and about £20) it’s one of those with a battery driven pre-amp. The mini-jack from the mic gets joined to the A/V cable as shown.
And err… that’s it. If you check out my post where I interviewed Oli Barrett, you’ll see an example of a video shot with this set up. I’ll try and do another one showing the difference more starkly, but there’s an example in the shelbinator article above.