To celebrate Scotland’s Year of Homecoming in 2009, ITI Scotland
(in conjunction with the Edinburgh Science Festival) hosted an authoritative discussion on Scotland’s innovative future. With a panel chaired by BBC Science expert Quentin Cooper, and featuring leading players in Scottish innovation, the debate was opened with a keynote speech by the world-renowned futurist and strategist, Rohit Talwar to outline the latest in innovative global… Continue
Added by George Falconer on May 29, 2009 at 11:56 —
One of an occasional informal posting about the cool things I see every other day.
My job allows me to connect with some of the most exciting and energising people and companies on the planet - and they are right here in Scotland. I recently visited fellow "38 Min -iter" Giles Lamb of Savalas Sound. The company specialises in all aspects of sound production for film, tv and games, and operate from the Film City Glasgow building in Govan - a stones throw from the Ibrox tube… Continue
Added by George Falconer on May 29, 2009 at 11:43 —
BBC News today reports on an HSBC forecast which predicts that Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee are set to become the new business hubs of the UK. Nice to hear some positive news about the capital following the collapse of the financial sector!
And what industry will be leading the charge? None other than gaming. See the full story
Added by Nicola Sinclair on May 29, 2009 at 11:27 —
A recently published article on Brand Republic stated that, as of 27-May-09, 33 of the 40 Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists domain names have been registered (both .com and .co.uk) only about 3 being registered previously by the contestants. Similar story with Twitter accounts, including the infamous Susan Boyle.
There are two forms or reasons why people cybersquat.… Continue
Added by Darcie Tanner on May 28, 2009 at 17:21 —
Whether it be a fad
or not, Twitter is everywhere right now and seems to be picking up, wanted by its users or not, visibility and user numbers. People outside the usual tech savvy, easy UI circle are starting to latch on to the 'latest' communication tool. I have heard it on mentioned on several prime-time television… Continue
Added by Darcie Tanner on May 27, 2009 at 13:30 —
The new National Theatre Wales has just launched with an online presence that is a social network
My environmental sustainability company, Envirodigital
, worked with NTW on their digital strategy, and we recruited Cardiff-based social media developers Native
to bring the approach alive. The idea was to produce the new theatre company's audience organically… Continue
Added by Hannah Rudman on May 26, 2009 at 12:59 —
Channel 4 is embarking on a groundbreaking project with Digital Goldfish, the Dundee-based developer already behind one of the most successful games recently released on iPhone. This weekend both the Telegraph and Sunday Herald have… Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on May 25, 2009 at 11:43 —
So unless you've been under a rock lately (or not in the Tech scene in Edinburgh), you will know that the Social Innovation Camp
is rolling into town.
I've submitted two ideas of my own: GiveKnitting.org
and Girls in Tech
But I've been keeping an eye on the other entries, and wanted… Continue
Added by Kate Ho on May 22, 2009 at 17:00 —
Marc thanks for your post about the challenges of converting tweets into donations
This was originally going to be relegated to a comment on yours, but I felt it might be more appropriate if my observations had a separate airing all of it's own.
Garry and Lee… Continue
Added by Michael Coulter on May 22, 2009 at 12:53 —
I was driving into Edinburgh today and spotted someone training for the Moonwalk
- the lady was the first person this year I saw training for the walk, and prompted me to write this post.
For people that have never heard of the Moonwalk, here's the basic idea: take 10,000 men and women, get them to walk a full marathon (26.2 miles) or the half marathon (13.1 miles) in a brightly decorated bra to raise money for breast cancer. If you… Continue
Added by Kate Ho on May 22, 2009 at 1:30 —
I've been helping Mike Coulter and Jon Mountjoy strategize and raise money for the intrepid firefighters currently engaged in the 300 miles
trek. Sadly, while some 400-odd people are following them on Twitter
, and one or two large-scale re-tweets have gone out, their actual donation income has been rather thin. So the question arises: is Twitter an appropriate… Continue
Added by Marc Tanenbaum on May 21, 2009 at 10:30 —
My Collaboration with the Open University Mass Writing Project has came to an end and I will sorely miss it! I ended up writing 3 chunks and programs for the book, which is about using the Processing IDE, to design graphical sketches as applications and applets.
My contributions were for chunks 16, 46 and 79.
is a random pattern generator which is used to demonstrate how to program in Java/Processing using fundamental constructs such as arrays, case statements and… Continue
Added by Rosie Wood on May 20, 2009 at 20:00 —
There are only a few places left for Slugger O'Toole's PICamp
in Belfast on the afternoon of (next) Tuesday the 26th May.
Some of the questions that people will be asking:
- Northern Ireland - what would Obama do?
- How citizen photographers and journalists can alter politics ie directly influence politicans and their policies
- Removing the… Continue
Added by Paul Evans on May 20, 2009 at 17:06 —
Our call for ideas has been open for the last two months
and finishes this Friday, 22nd May
- we've had over 60 entries so far and we're really pleased with how it's been gathering momentum.
We've also announced some of our prizes for the weekend, including support from Firstport, alongside two web design and development… Continue
Added by Darcie Tanner on May 20, 2009 at 14:54 —
With nearly every idea submitted to 4iP comes the requirement that our future user "will sign up for the service". Having seen the complexity that comes with getting, storing, using and reusing that information, I've found myself on nearly every occasion asking myself (and the startup or indie): "Why?".
The reasons provided boil down to two incredibly loaded words: identity and trust. Identity is seen by the creative or web developer as the means by which they will be able… Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on May 20, 2009 at 9:52 —
I have just created a new group called the Social Media Podcast which shares the latest news and forthright opinion on what's happening in social media, covering topics like Twitter, blogs, social networks & podcasts. Featuring interviews, opinion & rants from some of the leading names in social media.
Come and join the gropu and feel free to add discussions, comments, feedback etc or contact us if you wish to be in the next… Continue
Added by Kyle Murdoch on May 19, 2009 at 16:30 —
Spreading the Love: the Art of Appeal!
GGA CONFERENCE 2009
Spreading the Love: the Art of Appeal
• Friday 5 June, 2009
• Venue: Platform, Easterhouse
• 9.30am - 5.30pm
Speakers announced so far:
• DAVID ARCHIBALD: Lecturer, Department of Film, Media and TV: University of Glasgow
• COLIN BURNS - Director: Martach Associates
• DK – Founding Director, Trainer, Speaker: MediaSnackers
• SHAI EILON - CRM… Continue
Added by Nina Honeyman on May 19, 2009 at 15:57 —
Forget the media and the doomsayers, we live in exciting times and there are countless opportunities to do things differently, better and more economically.
This is a time for fresh ideas and new beginnings. Those who grasp them will prosper. Innovation must be constant because the world around us constantly innovates
For me, owning a small business that did well in the good times was never going to be a passport to recession survival. Business does not receive loyalty points or… Continue
Added by Mike Stevenson on May 19, 2009 at 15:00 —
I've been invited to talk to a bunch of advertising folk about "Social Media". Nothing like a narrow, focussed brief to get the creative juices flowing eh?
I'm on at 4.30 on a Friday afternoon so the aim is to be entertaining and informative in equal measure.
I also know for a fact that there endures an abiding sense in large sections of the advertising community that "you still can't beat a great ad".
Added by Phil Adams on May 19, 2009 at 9:29 —
I've delivered a number of creative thinking workshops recently and when we look at brainstorming ideas, most people quite happily claim to be fully familiar with the process and frown at my dumb question of checking if they are aware of the actual process of brainstorming. It's at this point, I sometimes refer to my faithful old tried and trusted handout based on the fantastically simple work of Alex Osborne. Given the current climate of the absolute… Continue
Added by Alec McPhedran on May 14, 2009 at 17:15 —