It’s worth having a duke (Norn Iron lingo for look) at Qwitter. A fabulously simple social media app which lets you find out when you’ve been dropped or un-followed by a Twitter Friend. It’s made in Ireland by the clever Contrast guys .
Sign-up if you want know as soon as your social twitter currency is on the downward slide, and which of… Continue
Added by Mairin Murray on October 20, 2008 at 12:00 —
Now that 4iP has opened up the doors for proposals, I thought it would be useful to know a bit more about what the funding side of it actually is and how it works and what the implications of applying might be. None of this is supposed to be negative, I actually think 4iP has an interesting approach to the space and I really look forward to seeing what they bring to life. And I have a proposal of my own to submit. And that's why I went looking to understand the lay of the land.
Chad Hurley speaks on the future of his baby, YouTube. Does he speak truth or is he blowing smoke out his arse? I heard this week that YouTube is selling $1m channels to Fortune 500 companies in the US, and even the buyers don't really know what the point of a YouTube channel is.
The whole interview is at the link.
A Brave New World - The Future of Managing… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on October 18, 2008 at 1:03 —
I have been accepted as an author of an academic book. 'Wow', I thought, I could do that! Then on reading further found I would be one of quite a few other authors (85 to start with!).
The Open University, is attempting to enter the record books, with a mass writing campaign involving its many graduates, of which I am but one. Darrel Ince, Proffessor of Computing at the OU, is organising the attempt. The book will be about graphics in Java Programs, (Anyone who has seen my website:… Continue
Came across a new term for us lot... TRANSMEDIA Producers. Think it sounds pretty groovy? It's about making products that exist (and have been designed to exist in a narrative sense) across media platforms... as a term Multimedia is almost as bad as NewMedia (makes me think of CDROMs), so I say bring on the revolution... let's be Transmedia peoples ;)
I thought 38minutes might be more fun if we all got to know each other. So to kick things off a few questions? (1) Is it a curse or blessing to live in interesting times? (2) Do you think of yourself as a digital native or immigrant? (3) If you had to choose, are you a Connector, Maven or Salesperson*?
I know the list is brief so no excuse for not answering ;-). You may not subscribe to above… Continue
I've resisted twitter up until now. I just haven't been convinced that it adds anything to my digital life...I already have two blogs, a maze of websites, a Facebook account, this 38minutes page, not to mention flickr, vimeo, youtube, at least four email addresses, etc etc etc. I am particularly uninterested in twitter because so many of the posts seem to be variants on "i'm bored at work".
On that note, I do think it would be fun to do some sort of twitter art project, which would… Continue
I'm currently working on a short film project called "Turn It off"
which details the adventures of a number of “light creatures”. The
underlying message of the piece is an ecological one: the creatures
are unhappy with the amount of energy being wasted in Dublin and set
out to make themselves heard.
More information about the project is here: http://turnitoffproject.wordpress.com/about/
When I am not playing, writing about, talking about, or spitting fury at people because of games, I enjoy cooking. No really. I do. It's a totally geek sort of pastime. You need an obsessive attention to detail, you get to play with cool/scary gadgets and tools and unlike being able to field-strip a pc in under 10 minutes, it also impresses the hell out of people (by which I mean girls, mostly...)
I own an impressive collection of knives and unashamedly admit to lusting… Continue
Last night we gathered together many of the people and organisations who have made possible the unique flavour of 4iP's organisation, partnerships and funding, to flick the most important switch on the 4iP website: you can now submit your ideas for consideration by me and the 4iP team.
I was musing on the co-scheduling of Future Of Web Apps (FOWA) and the global financial meltdown the other week - is it the end of our startup dreams? Then Memory of a Free Festival, Bowie's knowing lament to the first summer of love, song popped into my head. So I rewrote it.
Memory of a Future of Web Apps (MOFOWA)
The Children of the bubble's end
Gathered in the conference
We showed our decks and felt the London web
Resting on our laptops
It was God's… Continue
Alton Ellis dead. I love this guy. And I love ska and rocksteady almost above all other music - though Alton is a bit wordy for me. My heaven is The Whip by the Ethiopians - all rocksteady, hard driving, with spasms of vocals anticipating dub - 'crackin' my whip, I'm crackin' my whip'. When I went to art college my aim was to make works that replicated the perfection of a three minute rocksteady track. Ah, what happened to that boy… Continue
I spent yesterday in Falkirk wrestling with bitrates, protocols and firewalls while children sang songs a capella in Gaelic around me.
A fairly typical day in my often unpredictable working life. I was approached by one of Sarah (of Clarity Productions fame)'s team a few months ago asking if I could help set up an internet radio station for a community project for a friend of a friend. I said, of course, and we began to exchange emails.
"Digital innovators - Crossover labs are actively looking for you!
xolabs.co.uk have Creative Labs coming up- time and space away, playing across disciplines, thinking up your next projects, and having creative challenges set by industry…"
This group is for those working on the bleeding edge of digital innovation. Here we want you to make new connections across discipline. Here too you can share info about the cool new tools your are using or the ones you are building.