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Paul Egglestone

Prof. Paul Egglestone

Director of Research and Innovation

College of Culture and the Creative Industries

Media Innovation studio, ME413/ME414

+44 (0) 1772 89 4733

pegglestone@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Architecture, Art, Design, Journalism, Media, TV, Film and Photography

A former independent TV producer working for BBC, ITV and Sky on regional and network programming, Paul now focuses on digital storytelling. He established The Media Innovation Studio, UCLan’s international research studio for media innovation in 2012. He is a founder member of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WANIFRA) Global Media Alliance. His current media research project AeroSee was named by the Design Museum as one of the top designs of 2014.

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MA Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire.
BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Central Lancashire.

A former independent TV producer working for BBC, ITV and Sky on regional and network programming, Paul now focuses on digital storytelling. He established The Media Innovation Studio, UCLan’s international research studio for media innovation in 2012. He is a founder member of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WANIFRA) Global Media Alliance. His current media research project AeroSee (www.aerosee.org) was named by the Design Museum as one of the top designs of 2014. Paul has worked with journalists, filmmakers, producers, photographers games designers and artists from the BBC, Sky TV, The Independent, The Times, the Guardian, Haymarket Media, Johnston press and Trinity Mirror to collaborate on a series of projects addressing the challenges posed by digital convergence. As part of this work he developed a major cross platform narrative training programme with the BBC called inFUZE. His research projects include a recent Digital R&D funded project with MIT and Punchdrunk theatre in NYC and a second with Unlimited theatre company. He recently led the award winning ‘Interactive newsprint’ project, and the NESTA funded participatory journalism project ‘Speak-Up-Preston’ which followed work on the Preston based community journalism ‘Bespoke’. He teaches documentary film-making, community journalism and media Innovation at the School of Journalism and Media, UCLan. In 2010 he was identified as a leading innovator in journalism and media.

His work uniting communities, technologists and content creators began some time before the ensuing discourse surrounding what is now referred to as the Maker Movement, with its focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education, manufacturing, and jobs (Kalil 2012). Within this context, Professor Egglestone’s contribution has been based on collaborations with communities fostering citizen-led innovation using digital media technologies to identify and address real world problems.

Paul was featured in the Winter 2016 edition of BreakThrough magazine talking about his inaugural professorial lecture “Technology Tools for Transformational Change” (Page 30 - 35).

 

Publications

 

Egglestone, P, Lochrie, M, Mills, J,, Metcalfe, T, (2015) Paper-based web connected objects and the Internet of Things through EKKO British HCI 2015, Papers and Notes

Garbett, A, Egglestone, P, et al: (2014), Finding “Real People”: Trust and Diversity in the Interface Between Professional and Citizen Journalists, CHI 2014, Papers and Notes

Taylor N, Egglestone P, Rogers J, Shorter M, Frohlich DM, Mills J, Marshall J, Blum-Ross A, Olivier P. (2014) 'Utilising insight journalism for community technology design'. Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings, pp. 2995-3004

Egglestone, P, Ansell, D and Cook, C (2013) UAVs in crowd tagged mountain rescue, Proceedings of International Conference on Making Sense of Converging Media, Pages 286, New York, NY, USA ©2013 ISBN: 978-1-4503-1992-8

 

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Research

My research interests focus on issues surrounding the creation and use of information technologies to both empower individual citizens and promote democratic ideals recognising the potential that ever-more affordable media technologies bring to democratising access to public debate as they connect people in new and interesting ways.

Teaching

MA Media Innovation

Social Media

External Activities

  • Founder member of the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WANIFRA) Global Media Alliance.
  • Member of UAViators

Conferences

  • International Conference on Freedom of the Press.(May 2015) Jerusalem Press Club. The New Journalism: How Digital Media Changed the Rules
  • Edinburgh Science Festival (April 2014) ‘Making Data Work’
  • Unbox Festival, Delhi, India (2013) ‘Interactive Newsprint’