Just read on Techcrunch about an interesting new chat feature rolled out by Ning.
Do Admin here, would that be you Ewan, have any info/plans to switch on at 38mins?
Original article/heads up here:
Added by Michael Coulter on February 28, 2009 at 6:30 —
Just submitted a new 4iP proposal to build a Long Tail of Art Wiki:
A huge amount of visual art is produced across the UK each year. Fascinating work comes and goes, often subsidised by the various Arts Councils and other institutional funders or scraped together by eager artists or hosted by art schools. But mostly when it's done, it's done. There is no record of the everyday everywhere art and artists. There is no way to take a look across the UK at the big picture. When the show… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on February 27, 2009 at 23:03 —
Ouch! The Times wrote a rather nice appraisal of Dundee's bid for an outlet of the V&A
. I would head over there and read it before continuing with this...
Done that... good. I have to say I tend to have a bit of a policy of not getting drawn into internet based slagging matches as these things tend to linger in digital land for years and pop back up now and again to haunt you. But I… Continue
Added by Sooper Double D on February 26, 2009 at 22:30 —
We often hear our politicians talking about creating a more "entrepreneurial society" in Scotland, and indeed across the UK. However, is that something they really want to do? The idea of a society filled with entrepreneurs fills me with dread...
Entrepreneurship is about waves of "creative destruction" - the instabilities that reshape the way we all live. A society filled with entrepreneurs would be a highly scary place. New… Continue
Added by Ray Macsweeney on February 26, 2009 at 17:03 —
I'm just wondering if writing economic development papers is really a very simple process.
1. Watch bubble burst
2. Open word document "We need to grow our internet industry"
3. Find "internet"
4. Replace with "housing"
6. Watch bubble grow
7. Watch bubble burst
8. Open word document "We need to grow our housing industry"
9. Find "housing"
10. Replace with "green"
Added by Ray Macsweeney on February 26, 2009 at 16:11 —
I don't know how many people know about the new JV between BBC, ITV and BT, Project Canvas
. In essence, it's an open industry standard to enable set top boxes to stream content over broadband to the living room. Of course, services like BT Vision already do this but there's is a traditional walled garden almost exclusively devoted to VOD and run on a Microsoft platform. This is different:
"Project Canvas… Continue
Added by Mark Rock on February 26, 2009 at 14:30 —
In his post "About state, structural and environmental support for start-ups, and why I think that makes 4IP interesting", Ray Macsweeney takes the time to share about the promotion of innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit. I agree with much that he has to say.
But I’d like to (partially) defend Scottish Enterprise. When we went to Scottish Enterprise with the idea of addressing the whole artform of poetry through a digital strategy, they listened for two hours and then put us on… Continue
Added by Richard Saville-Smith on February 26, 2009 at 12:45 —
I don't know if any of you have come across before so thought it would be worth posting on here. Ten Tracks (http://www.tentracks.co.uk
) is an Edinburgh based new music platform and download site that is helping to expose new music to new audiences. At £1 for a set of Ten tracks, users get extremely good value for money and can feel safe in the knowledge that over half the proceeds goes back to the artists… Continue
Added by Brian Harvey on February 25, 2009 at 14:35 —
Anyone in 4iP that is contemplating building an App (iPhone or otherwise) should have a read through the following..
Web/mobile dev company Ten23 have gone into brilliant detail about the planning and execution of their app Photokast. Not much technical data but a brilliant template for developing your ideas.
Check the list of brilliant links at the end of the report. Could this be the app building bible?
Added by Tony Black on February 25, 2009 at 11:09 —
I'm writing this from Sri Lanka, where I'm fortunate enough to be sitting down and watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean, whilst supping on some ice coffee. Anyway, those of you in the know will be aware that Sri Lanka has recently been the scene of a major war. I'm not talking about the civil war here, but rather a competitive war for dominance in the mobile telecommunication space.
It’s best to start with some background. At the end of last year, Sri Lanka had four different… Continue
Added by Ray Macsweeney on February 24, 2009 at 14:30 —
For one reason or another, I’ve spent most of the last week thinking about how innovation and entrepreneurship is promoted within an economy. In doing so, I’ve stumbled upon large amounts of documentation on “creating an innovation economy” and other such documents – primarily in the UK and Scotland. I've tried to pull together my thoughts on this subject in a coherent fashion to try and get at what I think could improve in how we as a society try and build and encourage our entrepreneurial… Continue
Added by Ray Macsweeney on February 24, 2009 at 7:27 —
An increasing number of people are asking me to give examples of feasibility studies we are working on or have completed and each time they ask I struggle to respond because most of the studies are protected by non disclosure agreements.
For those that don't know what our Feasibility Study is or how it works I have penned a fictitious walkthrough
that i hope will help explain it. In a nutshell, we pay one of our university… Continue
Added by Robert Rennie on February 22, 2009 at 10:52 —
I was delighted to see that Stuart now has no less than 38 followers
on Twitter. (You know who you are, and well done to you. Spotting this attractively shy star of the Twitterati very early on.)
Not exactly Stephen Fry numbers, I grant you, but an admirable start nonetheless.
And, of course, an appropriate enough number right now, given this site's domain name.
An early, and passionate non-adopter of… Continue
Added by Michael Coulter on February 20, 2009 at 6:00 —
There's been a good bit of debate from indies in the West Midlands about how transparent the 4iP process is, with more information desired on projects that have failed to make it through and, importantly, why they didn't make it through.
Part of my answer
to this has been that… Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on February 19, 2009 at 19:00 —
hello again - really must stop meeting you all like this... which is the purpose of this blog post. Online communities are great and all, but if we're wanting to take themes, ideas and heads and bash them around a bit can I suggest that we look to do an offline version of 38minutes?
How's about we drum up a little self-serving community spirit and take it upon ourselves to hold a day (or half perhaps), with an agenda and some speakers (all sourced locally for a welcome change). I was… Continue
Added by Simon Meek on February 19, 2009 at 13:41 —
Just a wee note to say a massive thanks to all those who attended the Edinburgh Twestival. We made a HUGE wadge of cash (£3500) for Charity Water
and had a great time too.
Special thanks go out to all our sponsors (Blonde, Big Mouth Media, Amber Green and Breeze Media), to the musicians (Peter Gregson, Plum, Epic26), to people donating prizes, to event planners Eventi Verdi, PR gurus Hot Tin Roof, tech wizardry from Edd Hannay, and to all those… Continue
Added by Jim Wolff on February 19, 2009 at 13:30 —
Charles Leadbeater has responded to the Digital Britain report (see previous blog) - read the full response here
. His main thoughts are on how the report fails to specify ambitious bandwidth targets that would enable new services to emerge in light of newly shifted cultural behaviours. Enjoy experiences, talk experiences and do… Continue
Added by Hannah Rudman on February 18, 2009 at 20:41 —
can anyone recommend a freelance PHP coder to me? just for a v small job at the mo but always on the lookout to build relationships for future work too :)
Added by Marina Brown on February 18, 2009 at 17:01 —
As someone trying to be optimistic about the future media coverage of video games related culture despite the present failure of it to impact significantly on mainstream arts and cultural coverage discussed in passing here
it was nice to see a minor breakthrough of sorts as the Sunday Times Style magazine carried a feature on Sony Playstation's Home this week. You can see it online… Continue
Added by Paul Durrant on February 17, 2009 at 21:34 —
This is a great blog by a mobile phone
(well ok by Tomi Ahonen
) detailing a day in the life of - the phone.
Photo Flickr CC Acroamatic
As the little phone details his/her? day,… Continue
Added by heidi proven on February 13, 2009 at 18:00 —