This post is a follow up to previous ones around the talk with Clive Chilvers on the Wild Show, Phonic FM, Thursday mornings. It is my own suggestion. I started in this time slot as a guest and although I have done a 2 hour show by myself the studio only works well with several people in it. To reveal a design constraint, I usually do the first half hour because Chris Norton finds the buses hard to predict. So I can just go into a rave but it is better to play some music and keep an audience, also to try to explain my ideas to JD. Usually there are some gaps in the show where some talk is suitable.
This week and next Chris is on holiday. He is the main source of current music that the audience likes. My own approach has been described as "hospital radio" , I tend to rely on CDs, some from long ago. So we still have an idea of the sort of show he would like and the audience expects.
Anyway, back on topic more or less, the last time he went on holiday we invited Clive Chilvers to talk about TEDx Exeter among other things. He brought a lot of music with him, or preselected on Spotify, but we ended up talking for about half the time, the longest section for around 20 minutes.
So I don't think we can do this very often. It should be possible to get the space down to less than ten minutes a topic and maybe half an hour of talk in a two hour show.
The issue about coding compared to applied technology came up also when Tom Dixon visited from the Central Library Fab Lab. I think we should invite Clive back after September when the Fab Lab is fully open. Then maybe again before the next TEDx to ask about how TED ideas might relate to education in the Exeter area. If we can't find a time that suits then we can discuss things through Twitter and other media.
Meanwhile I think the MOOC is still doing well in the UK and other places. But it is only one aspect of how technology blends with the campus. On the Wild Show we will concentrate on radio, quite enough to illustrate disruption.