CultureGeek Condensed : arts, marketing and silly glasses

September 11th, 2012

Though we couldn’t attend in person, our lady on the ground, the prolific¬†Mar Dixon, did a cracking job of curating us some tweets for another in our series of Tweet Posters. From what I understand the event was a resounding success for all that attended. Jim Richardson’s empire is expanding! The folks behind the conference

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CultureTech Condensed: Derry goes digital

September 4th, 2012

Last week I was invited by the Sync lot to speak at a new conference called CulureTech in Northern Ireland. The remarkable Mark Nagurski pulled this festival together, with almost 1,200 delegates and 90 speakers, in just 4 months. The festival featured some great speakers on subjects ranging from digital innovation through advertising to ‘traditional’

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Digital Audiences Condensed: Museum chats in Manchester

July 12th, 2012

Manchester, 11th July, Engaging Digital Audiences in Museums (DLNet and Museums Computer Group) The keynote address from Nick Winterbotham (Group for Education in Museums) started with a statement: none of us are cleverer than all of us. The overarching sentiment was that over the course of the day we would all (academics, digital producers and

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Digital Shoreditch Condensed : a day of Play

June 1st, 2012

Hackney House isn’t a house, it’s a big top. The floor and toilet cubicle doors are made from chipboard; welcome to the painfully cool world of Shoreditch. But leave your fixie-facism and drainpipe-stereotypes at the oversized door – here follows a brief run down of Digital Shoreditch’s Play Conference. In keeping with the ‘play’ theme,

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MuseumNext condensed : bright minds in Barca

May 28th, 2012

Over two bright and enlightening days (Thurs 23rd & Fri 24th May) Barcelona played host to the world’s leading thinkers and do-ers in the arts and cultural sector. MuseumNext is Europe’s big conference for Museums and Thought Den were there to soak it all up (and present in Friday’s last pre-pub slot!) Here follows a

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Brave-art: a tale of Scottish innovation funding

March 20th, 2012

If a painful familiarity with the 6 Nations’ Wooden Spoon is anything to go by, you’d be forgiven for overlooking Scotland when it comes to digital innovation hubs. But Hadrian’s Wall delineates more than a penchant for sheep entrails; as the money pots of England dry up in these austere times of tightening Tory purse-strings,

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Vision Conference Condensed: Gert Lush Inspiration!

November 25th, 2011

On Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th Bristol was graced by the great and good of advertising, marketing and creative thinking. Vision Conference delivered on all levels and the Den is bouncing with new ideas. Hopefully this summary captures some of the inspiration that was shared over the two days. Huge thankyou to Bristol Media. Andrew

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