Digital Revolution – Join the Discussion

What are your views on the Digital Revolution?

A unique multiplatform production for BBC Two is inviting people to contribute to an open and collaborative documentary on the way the web is changing our lives and the world.

Open source, content creation, being deleted from the web, e-learning, blogging and copyright are all hot topics on the blogs, with guests including Wikipedia creator Jimmy Wales and technology commentator Bill Thompson stirring up the debate.

The documentary makers are appealing to web users to help shape the Digital Revolution (working title) series due to air on BBC2 next year. As JISC’s work focuses on how digital technologies support teaching, learning and research, this is an ideal opportunity for you to share your views and experiences.

Episode one director Philip Smith said: “We’re looking for characters and stories so that this is a human and accessible story that we’re telling, rather than an abstract one in a vacuum.”

The programme will focus on four parts including power on the web, impact on the nation state, impact on economics and the impact on human beings. The content is still in the early production stages and open for collaboration with the web communities around their subjects through the blog, Twitter and Delicious bookmarks.

The programmes are hoping to be directly influenced in their thinking and scripting by the web in these preliminary stages, so join the discussions on the Digital Revolution blog

The documentary will be presented by Aleks Krotoski, an academic and journalist who writes about and studies technology and interactivity. She is completing a PhD in social psychology, examining how information spreads around social networks online, and also writes for the Guardian.

Contribute to the blogs and read updates on the production at http://www.bbc.co.uk/digitalrevolution

Follow the programme on Twitter: @BBCDigRev

Listen to a podcast with the BBC Two production team talking about what they are looking for at: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2009/08/podcast86digitalrevolution

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