Ewan McIntosh's Blog (104)

Quotabl.es - finally a proper home for our quotation history



My good chums at Mint and Channel 4's Adam Gee have come up with a beauty of a service, finally providing a beautiful, slick home for the world's best quotations. It's a brilliant resource for anyone passionate about history, English language, Classics, science, or…
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Added by Ewan McIntosh on September 2, 2010 at 13:56 — 2 Comments

£5m metadata R&D Fund - Content creators and code

If you can collaborate to bring more value to content, then this call to action from the Technology Strategy Board should be of interested:



he Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has announced an exciting new £5m collaborative R&D competition, Metadata: increasing the value of digital content.



The competition, launched on the 1st June, provides match-funding for projects which address three opportunities to build revenue streams with more…
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Added by Ewan McIntosh on June 30, 2010 at 14:00 — No Comments

[ #ghc GameHorizon ]: Nils-Holfer Henning on Innovation in Browser Games

I've been at Game Horizon Conference in Newcastle this week. Here are some the highlights from Nils' talk on Browser-based games.

Browser-based games go for the lowest common entrance point possible: Choose a game; Register; Play. No download, no installation. This low barrier to entry has led to the $12b browser game industry being as…

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Added by Ewan McIntosh on June 30, 2010 at 11:30 — No Comments

[ #ghc GameHorizon ]: Roadmap to the Gamepocalypse

I've been at GameHorizon Conference in…

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Added by Ewan McIntosh on June 30, 2010 at 10:10 — No Comments

38minutes' Extreme Makeover

38minutes was something I created way back in late 2008 to offer a window into the digi media scene in Scotland and Northern Ireland, the two main areas of my 'patch' when I was a 4iP Commissioner there. Within about six months it had taken on a form much more vital than that - the missing link in communication between creatives, coders, filmmakers, execs, commissioners, designers... You name… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on June 17, 2010 at 6:20 — 2 Comments

Seven Deadly Sins of Pitches

Whether this is to alleviate the pain of rejecting 100 ideas a month or to create more deals for 4iP - or both - the advice from Lucy in 4iP's latest blog post is spot on, and brings together some of the points from the early days when we were fielding your first ideas.

Many of them are… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on May 22, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

Didn't take long: A chance to win an iPad, and £100 off your Games-Based Learning Conference ticket

The first of many such offers, no doubt, but barely 12 hours after Apple announced it, the industry-leading… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on January 28, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

Channel 4 & TalkTalk Join Project Canvas



Channel 4 and TalkTalk have signed up to join Project Canvas - a proposal to deliver television programmes and other online content to the living room over broadband, on-demand and subscription-free.



Channel 4 and TalkTalk join the BBC, ITV, Five and BT in committing to a project which will, subject to approval by the BBC Trust, create a next generation platform for Freeview and Freesat.



With internet-connected TV… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on December 17, 2009 at 10:04 — 1 Comment

Member of the Week: Adrian Campbell, The Design Zoo

Adrian Campbell is Technical Director at Belfast-based The Design Zoo, specialising in digital interaction and events. As well as producing an interactive microsite for a specialist Lifestyle brand, Adrian and his fellow Zoo… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on December 14, 2009 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Father Christmas and the Flawed Business Plan: Alex

From Alex, via m'colleague Claire.

Added by Ewan McIntosh on December 12, 2009 at 13:59 — No Comments

4iP Invests In Slugger O'Toole: Local political news networks

Investing in the stability and growth of the UK’s political blog with arguably the most local reach represents what Channel 4 and 4iP is all about. This week 4iP announced its investment in the Northern Ireland-based political blog Slugger O’Toole, in the fund’s first co-investment with Northern Ireland Screen. The…

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Added by Ewan McIntosh on November 26, 2009 at 12:03 — 2 Comments

Featured Member of the Week: Paul Evans from Slugger O'Toole

Paul Evans splits his time between London with his company Memeserver Ltd and in Belfast where he helps organise activity around Slugger O'Toole.



He's just finished working on the second annual Slugger Awards in Belfast and is working with 4iP and… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on November 24, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

Citizen Journalism vs Being Human: "People act different behind a camera"

Techcrunch examines the roll of soldiers at the Fort Hood tragedy, not in helping stem the blood, but in snapping with mobile phones the injuries their comrades receive. The comparison is made to the strangely unhuman position one cellphone user puts himself in in Iran:



"The second video is much less heartwarming, but far… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on November 9, 2009 at 12:42 — No Comments

Have your Embarrassing bits checked out in Glasgow

The Embarrassing Bodies team hit Glasgow tomorrow (Saturday) to help with your aches and pains. For the stars of the digital world, enslaved to binary and widgets, showing your awkward smells, bumps and boils seems a small price to pay for a slice of small screen stardom. Read more on the November Embarrassing Bodies special focus on the… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on November 6, 2009 at 11:57 — No Comments

How to fail your pitch before you've even started

The VentureBeat blog gives superb advice for anyone pitching their idea, from Jason Cohen, a startup entrepreneur who's been there and done it three times already and now sits on the other side of the table as an Angel investor.



The four sins Jason picks out are the same four we see… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on November 5, 2009 at 11:39 — No Comments

This is how to write a brief: make it brief

Mick Jagger's lesser known qualities as a superb writer of briefs, the one below to Andy Warhol:

(via SwissMiss)

Added by Ewan McIntosh on October 31, 2009 at 16:16 — 1 Comment

Featured Member: Blipfoto's Joe Tree

Joe Tree is one half of Leith startup Blipfoto, the daily photo journal site which has attracted thousands of dedicated 'blippers' and blippettes from around the Globe.



As the signup notice informs… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on October 29, 2009 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

Meet Channel 4's Digital Commissioners: The Wrap

For the past month digital commissioners from Channel 4's Education, Cross-Platform and 4iP departments have traveled the country sharing what we are looking for in 2010, how much money we want to be spending and what learnings we've had over the past year's projects. Caroline Beavon, journo student in Birmingham, had the fastest fingers and has banged out a great… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on October 22, 2009 at 10:12 — No Comments

Featured Member: Tim Maguire

This week's featured member is Tim Maguire, the Edinburgh-based Director of Roll Titles, a brand new company working on some initial, secret projects in the world of 'uncorporate films'.



Tim's previous work reflects his 'in-your-face', bold style, produced on tight budgets.… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on October 7, 2009 at 12:00 — 2 Comments

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