Future Focus: Media, Technology, Education

The HuffPost Centre for Journalism

In 2019, I established the HuffPost Centre for Journalism with Executive Editor, Jess Brammer. The Centre, at Birmingham City University is designed to help diversify the news industry, both in terms of workforce and content. Click on the image to find out more.


Freshman Convocation

With the theme of Ready Player One, I was delighted to be invited to address the Freshman Convocation at West Texas A&M. This is a great institution and it was a privilege to spend time there and meet with students, introducing them to VR.


Google DNI

In 2016, I secured funding from Google to build a virtual reality game as part of the Digital News Initiative. Set in Coventry, the Blitz VR project has been experienced by around 1000 visitors, using it as both an educational and news tool to understand history.

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Government Inquiry

In January 2019, I was invited to give evidence to a Select Committee on the Immersive and Addictive Technologies Inquiry. I spoke about harassment within the virtual world and what measures need to be put in place to ensure safe and engaging environments.

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