I’ve always been fascinated by the ways that media technologies have changed our lives, and most recently the mobile phone. Translating a mobile phone (albiet with some rather serious networking limitations) into medieval Spain opens up some wonderful thought experiments. Mayor certainly has some advantages over her contemporaries.
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English consultant and graphic novelist
Since leaving the higher education sector I’ve been focussed on thinking about education more holistically – I’m particularly interested in the interface between education and media, but I want to understand better how we can bring our traditional educational institutions to embrace the possibilities that the network and media are opening up. We need to reinvent education to suit the nature of our working lives, and our need to engage in routine lifelong learning. I use my research and writing skills to explore these issues. I consult on education issues and assist postgraduate students with their theses.
As an artist, my new project is Mayor, a graphic novel set in thirteenth century Spain. You can find out more about these activities in my blog: geniwate.com.