technology

1302, 2017

Global Game Jam at Birmingham City University

By |February 13th, 2017|Student Life|0 Comments

by Liam Sorta

Computer Games Technology student

For the last five years, Birmingham City University has opened its doors as host to the annual Global Game Jam (GGJ), a 48-hour game development event aimed at bringing those with a passion for games together to create a game from scratch. The diversity the jam promotes is indicated by […]

908, 2016

Pokémon Go and the Rise of the Phone Zombie

By |August 9th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Pokémon Go and the Rise of the Phone Zombie

Mark Brill, Senior Lecturer in Future Media at Birmingham City University looks at the health and safety implications surrounding the Pokémon Go app – and suggests this is nothing new.

A study by Facebook found that smartphone users checked their devices around 150 times per day. That was three years ago. If we now included Pokémon […]

2906, 2016

Clothing retailers shouldn’t be removing mirrors, but working with customers the old-fashioned way

By |June 29th, 2016|In The News|Comments Off on Clothing retailers shouldn’t be removing mirrors, but working with customers the old-fashioned way

News this week revealed that a number of Hammerson-owned shopping centres, including Birmingham’s Bullring, have started covering changing room mirrors in their stores in a trial aiming to increase customer’s self-confidence when shopping.

Alison Rapsey, Course Director of BA (Hons) Fashion Business and Promotion at Birmingham City University, shares her views…

If you have ever worked in […]

1703, 2016

Are dating apps here to stay?

By |March 17th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Are dating apps here to stay?

A survey conducted at yesterday’s #RethinkMedia conference at Birmingham City University revealed that over half of respondents expect popular dating app Tinder to be redundant in five years’ time.

Are we getting bored of Tinder? Mark Brill, senior lecturer in Future Media at Birmingham City University, shares his views…

The app is creating a whole ‘Tinder Generation’ […]

2901, 2016

Is Apple’s allure waning?

By |January 29th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Is Apple’s allure waning?

Dr Steve McCabe, Birmingham City University’s Business School

Three years ago I wrote a piece for The Huffington Post in which I asked the question whether, based on the first fall in profits in a decade that had led to a severe drop in share price, the company Apple was losing its attractiveness.

The passing of founder Steve […]

601, 2016

Twitter’s Dilemma: Is Longer Really Better?

By |January 6th, 2016|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Twitter’s Dilemma: Is Longer Really Better?

Mark Brill, senior lecturer in Digital Communication and Future Media at Birmingham City University

Every time a popular social media site announces a change, their users seem to throw up their arms in horror. When Facebook announced additions to their ‘Like’ function in 2015, it was branded the ‘Dislike’ button and warnings about loss of users […]

1412, 2015

Is the Paris climate change agreement a solution or cop out?

By |December 14th, 2015|In The News|Comments Off on Is the Paris climate change agreement a solution or cop out?

By Alister Scott, Professor of Environment and Spatial Planning, Birmingham City University

After two weeks of tense negotiations, on Saturday evening we finally heard the outcome from the Paris talks on climate change.

The agreement was celebrated with many fine words and self-congratulatory standing ovations, claiming that this landmark agreement would be a huge leap for mankind and […]

2502, 2015

For cinema goers, the future’s bright just not so Orange anymore!

By |February 25th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on For cinema goers, the future’s bright just not so Orange anymore!

Dr Kerry Gough, Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Theory at Birmingham City University

As the ubiquitous Orange Wednesdays offer rolls its end credits, the end of an era in cinema exhibition concession practice is marked. Orange Wednesdays represented one of the major UK cinema-going incentives of the last 10 years. However, the end of the offer […]

2002, 2015

Obama needs to recognise the Internet’s success isn’t just down to America

By |February 20th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Obama needs to recognise the Internet’s success isn’t just down to America

Professor Mike Jackson, Birmingham City Business School

There is much to be praised in President Obama’s plan for a free and open Internet  and much which might inform the polices of European Governments.  On the other hand, in his interview to Recode, he makes claims which really should be challenged:

Obama said: “We have owned the Internet. Our […]

1302, 2015

The Digital Dark Age

By |February 13th, 2015|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on The Digital Dark Age

Professor Mike Jackson – Birmingham City Business School

In a recent news story, internet pioneer Vint Cerf has warned that our current use of digital technology could mean that future generations are unable to learn anything about us.

For hundreds of years we have written things down in order to make records of what we have done. […]