Un-Convention Medellín and the new Andrew Dubber

Ruth, Martín & Me in downtown Medellín To say a trip was “life-changing” is an awful cliché. But I’ve been trying to think of other ways to describe my time in Colombia, and I keep coming back to that one phrase as a fair and accurate...

Heart n Soul for the day

[Video link] I’m in London today with my New Music Strategies co-ninja Steve Lawson, working with an arts organisation called Heart n Soul, helping them with their online presence. They specialise in access to arts for people with learning disabilities....

How the brain evolves: the five ages of media

Photo by “lapolab” I’ve been talking about this a lot recently, and it seemed appropriate to try and capture my thoughts about it here in blog form while it’s still pretty fresh. Most of the ideas aren’t mine, but like all academics,...

Sympathy for the Devil

One of the things I wasn’t expecting when I came to the Sounds Digital conference in London was that the person I have the most in common with in terms of understanding of music, culture and media would be a Vice President of Global Digital Operations for Sony...

A letter from Steve McCabe MP

Dear Mr Dubber I thought I should update you on my own position on this matter. I should point out that I am not standing in the Hall Green constituency at the next election and that the Labour Candidate for Hall Green, Roger Godsiff, didn’t vote for this...