After the lectures today, I spent a lovely hour with Tim Hull, the creative genius behind the St John's Timeline Project. Tim is producing a series of Timelines covering philosophy, bible, history, theology and populating these timelines with some serious videos from the best scholars across the country. Add some lovely video editing and use of green screen technology to add further notes, and then put it all together in a beautiful Flash or HTML5 package available on PCs and Macs and various tablets and you have a simply amazing package.
At the moment, you can try the package for £3 for two months or £15 (yes that IS all!) for a year. It is truly remarkable resource. I know that not all the videos are there yet but it is remarkable value for the hour long (lecture length) presentations from people like Tom Wright, Paula Gooder, Chris Insole, Ian Paul, Stephen Travis, Richard Briggs...
I was immediately struck by the overlap between work we are doing at CODEC and whether I could persuade Tim to look at the future and whether we could develop a Digital Theology Timeline - tracking the development of digital culture and digital theology...mmm...wonder whether we could get some research project funding for that?
Here is Tim introducing the concept: