Here’s what a Retronaut is….

I happened in on an Nexters event run by the Big Society Network in London last Wednesday. There were a lot of fascinating projects being presented there, some of which I hope to catch up with after Thursday’s elections (including our apres match session at the Big Election Breakfast) are over… But I managed to catch up with a guy whose work I’ve long admired, Chris Wild, the would be retronaut…

Listen!

His blog is a fascinating read… Currently he’s got photograph’s Napoleon’s old soldiers… which put me in mind of the old hedge school teacher in Hugh Dorian’s memoirs, The Outer Edge of Ulster

I’d be keen to see more Irish material there… And I know Chris is too… So if you have access to high quality photographs or other archive material you think should have a wider audience, why not drop him (or me) a line…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty