The textiles sector in Scotland produces a wide range of products for the creative industries. For example, Screen Cloth, a seamless 5 metre wide fabric, is manufactured by some of Scotland's oldest mills in the Irvine Valley. This cloth is highly regarded as it allows production designers to create flawless backdrops for their special effects and reduces the need for post-editing.
These same fabrics are being developed for numerous applications in the development of… Continue
The Festival Theatre has brought Hot Tin Roof in to develop an online PR campaign for cult classic Quadrophenia. This is the first major project announcement for Hot Tin Wire, the agency’s online division, since its launch last month and flags its position at… Continue
How should a contemporary arts organisation work with audiences, artists and curators in this early part of the 21st Century at a time when;
• the boundaries between consumer and producer are becoming increasingly blurred, in a world of infinite communication possibilities,
• where people are increasingly collaborating to create and innovate,
• where many artists are working with the grain of these changes,
• where new business models are developing with these approaches and… Continue
Did you know that the communist state of Slabovia (www.slabovia.tv) is up for a Webby? We've also got a shot at winning the People's Voice, but that requires votes... hence this blog. And voting ends on the 30th, so swift action is required!
Slabovia's dictator, General Schmerdiakov, is insisting that I post this blog and ask that you good folk of 38 minutes spend a minute helping him win the Webby and move one step closer to world… Continue
Added by Simon Meek on April 29, 2009 at 10:23 —
The first guest post on the Blonde blog is by The Showerguys.
Many of you will have met them in person - they are very social animals, both offline and online. Here they share their experiences and thoughts on Twitter, including their funny Tweetabix interview video.
Just thinking about whether the UK and Scottish govts have it right re: job advertising in local newspapers. It must be over £1B and while at face value it seems to serve as seedcorn to good journalism. On the other, we seem to be operating on an assumption that more funding to new media options would result in the collapse of local and regional papers. I occurs to me that we really can't be Canute and it's likely that a better model would likely emerge.
I seem to be all about the big screen right now despite being behind in actually owning a hunk of HD hardware like this Phillips 21:9 TV. Good example of a traditional production company doing something interesting outside the normal 30 sec TV spot, ironically advertising a… Continue
"Keep the camera whirring; for this is a film you'll run over and over again—Madge Going to Bed on My Last Night At Home . . . That's all you have now—just the memory; and even now, even so soon, it's being distilled of all its coarseness; and what's left is going to be precious, precious gold." (Brian Friel, "Philadelphia Here I Come")
Wandering around Leith the other day, I couldn't help but notice some of the old, faded… Continue
I might be miles behind the times with this Mac heads may be way ahead of me, but this is a great looking option to add on to your iPhone. This is from IllusionLabs showing off some of the iPhones games linked to a TouchTech display system. Touch Grind looks especially cool. Kinda wish I didn't get a BlackBerry now… Continue
With designers such as Glasgow’s Christopher Kane, the enigmatic Derrick Walker, Nike Taylor (OLANIC), London based Viler & Nixon, Graeme Armour, Aimee McWilliams, Jamie Buskin Testily and others, we at Scottish Enterprise are proud of our work with and for a large array of Scottish Designers.
We were able to pair them with Scottish manufacturers to develop new pieces for their collections and provide us with enough material for a showcase in Tokyo last October. Through… Continue
"Example is more efficacious than precept" (Samuel Johnson)
This is a quick "worked example" I've pulled together to show how the components of this theory can be pulled together to pick a strategic approach for using Web 2.0 tools within an organisation. For a quick refresher on the theories, they are:
After a 40minute haul from Edinburgh to Belfast in the wee small hours today, I've just finished a vibrant q&a session on 4iP at BarCampBelfast, and hopefully a new group of NI's most talented and enthusiastic (well, the ones who give up their Saturday to learn more about digital media) will be joining us here on 38minutes before submitting their next slate of…Continue
I meant to post this ages ago, we've started something new. It's called Flaunt, and it's a production company dedicated to animated content in all forms and for all media types. Flaunt has a roster of very talented directors and designers with a broad range of skills from 2d animation to motion graphics to mixed media and stop motion.
Flaunt has just completed a promo for BBC Newline, branded films for Digital Preservation Europe and… Continue
2 great new publications help us consider our culural businesses' futures in the bigger macro-economic framework and in the recession. Mission Models Money's Measuring Intrinsic Value makes the argument for the sector to engage with economic theory in order to be weighty at policy level by measuring - economically - both intrinsic and instrumental value.
Both BBC Switch and BBC Comedy are now confirmed meetings in the One Man Trade Mission to London.
The idea behind the “trade mission” is to introduce Northern Ireland web businesses (design, development, content, games etc. etc.) to commissioners, producers and buyers in London. I’m particularly focusing on Media – BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Disney – and I’m meeting up with old friends and colleagues.
The businesses I’m representing are people I know can deliver high quality… Continue
Added by Davy Sims on April 23, 2009 at 15:09 —
"Thank you for not discussing the outside world" (The Simpsons - sign outside the Springfield Retirement Community)
No decision making framework would be complete without considering the outside world. There are four groups to consider - suppliers, collaborators, competitors and customers - and three main dimensions - complexity, industrial readiness and competitive… Continue
Leading Software is an innovative software company based in the heart of Edinburgh. Intrallect and Identico are two companies within Leading Software that focus on the educational and security sectors respectively, and are looking to expand. Our development team works hard to support one another, and strives to foster a friendly and collaborative working environment.The ideal candidate is passionate about software development, values quality code, design and best practices, and thrives under…See More