Hello and welcome to my new website. I’m planning on using this as a portfolio of my writing, video production, photography and other work so you can see why you should definitely accept that pitch/job application I just sent you. You can also see my CV here.
This site is a work in progress, so it’s not fully finished yet. I’m intending this to be a place to collect various kinds of work I’ve done and to showcase them for people interested in my work, or in commissioning or hiring me.
I don’t remember when I first used Wikipedia, but it was a consistent presence throughout my university days from 2005-2009. In the past 19 years, Wikipedia has become consistently better, more comprehensive and ubiquitous in Western society at a slow yet steady pace that means it almost never hits the headlines for any huge advance or change…
At the end of 2020, I was asked to teach a module in Digital Media to the International Media and Business MA course at Westminster University. I also gave frequent talks about my work while at Wikimedia UK on the use of Wikipedia in education and academia.
@D_A_SmithPhoto That's good Darren, you're getting angry now, really letting the insults come out. Why do trans people make you so angry I wonder? Why do you hate those who are different? Did something happen to you as a child?Read More
@D_A_SmithPhoto Lol, you've got such divorced dad who didn't get custody of the kids energy.Read More
@D_A_SmithPhoto I'm sure most bigots find equally bizarre ways to convince themselves that they aren't terrible people!Read More
@D_A_SmithPhoto Love the gifs, Darren! Don't get too angry at me! I'm doing you a favour really.Read More
@D_A_SmithPhoto I recommend spending more time offline enjoying the great outdoors. it's really healthy for you!Read More
In my writing and advocacy work, I care about human rights, free access to information, a socially and economically more equal society, and preferably not destroying the planet we all have to live on.
As a freelancer and while working for Wikimedia UK, I have made a lot of video work, from an hour long documentary to event vlogs about specific projects.
On the right, you can see my biggest project to date, a documentary about the work of the historian Ara Sarafian to foster reconciliation and understanding between Armenians, Turks and Kurds during the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.