Making Our Presence Known #intheroom

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According to Paul Murphy from The Destroyers one of the reasons why we missed out on the European Capital Of Culture award was that when the judges visited the city no-one on the ground cared about either the award or the cultural ongoings. Listen! The traditional perception with Birmingham is that we do plenty of… Read more »

Birmingham In The Room

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A small delegation of people presented to the City Of Culture judges on Wednesday 16th June. But being Social Media savvy types in this fair city, we got in the room too! Below are all the interactions that took place on the day. Birmingham In The Room This live blog was also embedded on the… Read more »

Birmingham Safe Cyclist Map

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As visitors to the HashBrum site might know I’ve been working on this map for a while now. My FOI Request of cycling accidents and their locations came through and I was able to put the details straight into Mapalist. I exported as KML and re-imported but for some reason the details about the pins… Read more »

Bike Away From The Kerb

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Robin PC contacted me through Help Me Investigate. Robin suggested I shouldn’t just look at mapping data. He commented ‘The safe way to cycle is to “get in the way”’. I put Robin’s advice to the test, see how I got on:

Sprocket Cycles

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I went to Sprocket Cycles, off Allison St Digbeth where Gordon quick-fitted a new bike chain in 3 minutes. I also grabbed a short audio interview with Gordon talked about cycling safety, National ‘Bike’ Service and just what is the correct kerb distance? Listen!

Cycle Running

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I decided it was about time to get out there and start tracking my own cycle routes. On the map below you can see my latest track. Click on the Recent Tracks tab and you can scroll through all my journeys as I wheel about, gathering cycle interviews and other usual daily Hashbrum business! If… Read more »

Spaghetti Junctions #1

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I’m currently working on game based around a kind-of psycho-geographic version of the ‘six degrees of seperation’ idea. Basically, the game encourages players to (tenuously) link together Birmingham facts and myths. Here’s a version played on Google Wave before Christmas: [wave id=’!w%252Bbh7I02lyA’] It was quite fun but as you can see it collapsed when we… Read more »

Pre-Efterklang, The Asylum, Birmingham, 29/10

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Tonight I’m going to head off to see Efterklang at a new Birmingham venue called The Asylum . I’m still thinking of appropriate ways to write a music review for #Brum. I know that people have done Tweeting events before but trying to stop it being a novelty and integrate it more effectively. If you… Read more »

Hash Brum Meet 3

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Third week in and we’re getting some content together and having a broader discussion how we can engage with our audience. You can right click ‘save target’ for the MP3 here or you can listen to it below. [audio:] Please feel free to engage via the comments box too!