10,000th classmate is a CaliPhonarian



Dave Dugdale CC BY-SA

This morning saw our 10,000th classmate come by for this iteration of #phonar, just at the point where another (Cali)Phonar class opens up starting from session one (if you came by late you can follow along with them). That’s pretty amazing and thanks to everyone for spreading the #PhonarPhun – the astonishing thing for us is that 10k figure is only people coming to this wordpress version of the class. It doesn’t include people engaging with #phonar over in Flickr, Soundcloud, Google+ , Facebook and of course Twitter – where #Phonar trended last week – has a “class” ever done that?

HELLO! #phonar is on fire this morning! pic.twitter.com/vqrSyzlSvd

— Kate Green (@KateGreen28) November 13, 2013


Right – that’s enough gloating – lets go to work – our current task is featured over on BOINGBOING


Aaron Guy: Working with the Archive


Aaron Guy works at the North of England Institute of Mining where he has the daunting task of digitizing much of the institutes artefacts as well as transforming, categorizing and publishing them in new forms. Here Aaron takes us on a brief tour of the Institute and answers questions on the transformation of this great archive.

Below the photofilm/tour/interview you can see the stunning ‘Working, Void’, a piece produced by Aaron in response to much of the material he has been working with at the institute…

Matt J

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#phonar13 Pre-task

The following message is to attending students but applies to anyone who would like to study remotely also. While you are not required to have a Google+ account, it would be great to be able to hangout with the larger class and to have you contributing along with the attending students.

So…Matt and I are going to be pumping out the #phonar love from now on so you need to tune the network – you have a Twitter account already (if you don’t then please go back in time right now and make one at least a year ago).

If you don’t have a Google+ account already then you need one (I don’t care Hazel, just do it – Jenny, Jenny – put that down, pay attention) add us to your “circles” (Jonathan, Matt) so we can “hangout” :) Too creepy? Anyhoo follow me on Twitter (@jonathan_Worth) and Matt (@mjohnstonmedia), you should also follow #phonar (@phonar) for all the latest news and tasks – IT’S THE LAW.

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#Phonar Joined in Class by Chris Floyd

We were joined in class today by photographer extraordinaire and all round good chap Chris Floyd.

Chris’ work is in the National Portrait Gallery and has also been recognised by the British & American awards for portrait photography, the Taylor Wessing in 2008 & American Photography in 2008 & 2010. Magazines he has worked for include The New Yorker, Harpers Bazaar, Esquire, The New York Times Magazine and ESPN Magazine among many others.

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Phonar - [fo-'när] is a free and open undergraduate photography class run by Jonathan Worth and Chantal Riekel from the photography team at Coventry University in the UK

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This is a JISC funded project which seeks to give access to networks and communities of subject specialists, professional practitioners and wider learning communities.

Material from this class is open for use and re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Thanks to our #phonar collaborators…

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