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I make things on the web, mobile and in the actual world.

I've done lots of bits and bobs over the years, and right now I'm mostly working on this.

I enjoy speaking about things I like, most recently this. You can email me if you'd like, and I'm on twitter.

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In what promises to be a really interesting debate/event, Ill be talking about the recent 'What Is The Question' project in the company of far smarter thinkers than myself. It's free to register so if it looks like your cup of tea grab a ticket while they're still going.

"How do our actions lead to change in today's world? How has the internet transformed the media and the channels of influence on public opinion? And what kinds of news and photo-journalism are emerging to connect people with politics?

In October 2008 James Nachtwey, winner of the TED Prize 2007, unveiled a landmark body of work about XDR-TB – the culmination of his wish to 'break a story of global significance in new and innovative ways'.

An international coalition of partners, including Demos, helped TED and Nachtwey raise awareness about this little-known but deadly disease. The project was also a test case for how images and networks can inspire change in the age of the internet.

TED and Demos are delighted to host a salon of experts in the stunning new Kings Cross Hub to cast a critical eye over the campaign and discuss the new politics of images. What happened, what worked and what didn't? What have we learned and what has changed?

There will also be a presentation of James Nachtwey's new images and the TED Prize, an exhibition of Demos' Emergency Room experiment during the campaign, and drinks.

Please join us for what promises to be an un-missable event."

kel says:

Sounds interesting - I may just come along...

11th Nov 2008, 12:33

beth says:

I'm addicted to TED talks. I wan come.

12th Nov 2008, 02:04

Alfie says:

Awesome guys, I can't wait to see you both. Salon style like this is the best possible format I think. The event has sold out now so I hope you gots tickets!

12th Nov 2008, 12:18

kel says:

Damn. I was waiting for a couple of friends to get back to me on coming. That's the last time I wait for them!

12th Nov 2008, 14:49

beth says:

kel .. I got 2, Loz may or may not be coming so should I let you know?


12th Nov 2008, 15:25

Alfie says:

Ill totally be able to swing you a ticket Kel, if Loz decides she is coming let me know and Ill get you on teh list.

12th Nov 2008, 17:05

beth says:

Laurence has booked his train ticket down too so he'll be coming too, sorry kel but as alfie says he can sort ye out. :)

12th Nov 2008, 17:48

Alfie says:

Coolios, Kel, just drop me an email offline with full name and email bits and bots when you get a chance.

12th Nov 2008, 18:14

kel says:

Wicked. Cheers Alfie! Will be great to see you guys.

13th Nov 2008, 11:50

onceupon says:

TED talks are my FAVORITE. Wish I could be there.

13th Nov 2008, 14:58

Ceri says:

I have utmost respect for James Nachtwey. I have his book "Inferno". It crippled me to carry it home and then it tore my heart from my chest as i looked through it.

15th Nov 2008, 00:53

SLG says:

would love to have attended this but not possible :((

17th Nov 2008, 09:21