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Robert Sharl

About Robert Sharl

Lecturer in Visual Communication at Birmingham City University
1109, 2014

Apple may not have invented the wearable computer, but it didn’t invent the smartphone either…

By |September 11th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on Apple may not have invented the wearable computer, but it didn’t invent the smartphone either…

In any regular year Apple introducing a large-screen thinnest-ever iPhone in two sizes would have been big news, but this year was clearly shaping up to be different. As I wrote on Tuesday, rumours had started circulating that Apple was ready to announce something else, and the bigger venue and fashionista-press guest list started to […]

909, 2014

What can we expect from Apple tonight?

By |September 9th, 2014|In The News|Comments Off on What can we expect from Apple tonight?

It’s pretty clear that we’ll see the annual update to Apple’s iPhone line today. Last year we got two models: The premium iPhone 5s which saw the introduction of Touch ID fingerprint access, and the mid-range 5c in fashionable colours. Both of those models may stick around for another year with reduced prices, and I’d […]

2110, 2013

What can we expect from Apple’s 22 October media event?

By |October 21st, 2013|In The News|Comments Off on What can we expect from Apple’s 22 October media event?

Robert Sharl, Lecturer in Visual Communication at Birmingham City University

On Tuesday, the world expects that Apple will launch its fifth generation of iPad – alongside a few other updates and maybe even a surprise or two – and while we’re almost certain to see a few physical changes to the device that really kick-started the whole ‘post […]

2503, 2013

What’s wrong with free?

By |March 25th, 2013|Opinion|Comments Off on What’s wrong with free?

By Robert Sharl, Senior Lecturer in MA Visual Communication, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
Back in the early 2000s it was de rigeur to talk about the rise of the free, about how digital was pushing costs down a curve towards zero, and how advertising revenue (or paid-for higher tiers of products) would turn the bulk […]

1302, 2013

Virtual Valentine

By |February 13th, 2013|Opinion|1 Comment

Robert Sharl, Senior Lecturer in MA Visual Communication, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
“The age of secretive mandarins who creep on heels of tact is dead:
We are all players now in the great game of fact instead
So since you can’t keep your cards to your chest
I’d suggest you think a few moves ahead
As one does […]