I started this blog post in a conference break at the JISC Future of Research conference. I wasn’t actually at the conference (it was held in London); I was in my office in Birmingham following along using various event amplification tools.
I hadn’t come across the term event amplification (i.e. amplifying the event beyond the physical location, for example by using livestreaming or Twitter) until quite recently, through Brian Kelly’s blog and a subsequent discussion I had with him. However, I have been involved in event amplification in a number of different ways before. Event amplification (although I didn’t term it as that) has been an important consideration of mine both as an attendee, an organiser, and a remote participant. Read the rest of this entry »