October 2009 Blog Posts (46)

Creative Leadership

Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People®

As a leadership trainer, I do kind of bang on a bit about a whole range of management models and techniques that people who lead others should be thinking about to get the best out of their teams. One of the models I particularly like for the creative world is Stephen Covey's Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It's pretty interesting to see that many of the more… Continue

Added by Alec McPhedran on October 19, 2009 at 8:34 — 1 Comment

#Twitterpicture Update

238 Tweets

48 Hours

14 Fineliners

7 Monkeys

1 #TwitterPicture...

...and 100 Limited Edition Silk Screen Prints

Last week I launched #TwitterPicture, a unique concept merging creativity with social networking platform, Twitter. On Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th October, I invited the Tweeters to get involved and help create the world's first Twitter inspired artwork. The torrent of tweets came thick and fast,… Continue

Added by Johanna Basford on October 19, 2009 at 2:49 — 1 Comment

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Review - PS3

(First Published at Ace Gamez) If revenge is a dish best served cold, then Nathan Drake is taking things a tad literally in Unchartered 2: Among Thieves. The story begins with Nathan waking up in a crashed train carriage dangling over the edge of a frozen cliff face in Nepal, covered in blood and freezing to death. As the twisted wreckage slides further down the ledge, your tutorial consists of a… Continue

Added by Dave Cook on October 16, 2009 at 22:00 — No Comments

Social media is the answer to life, the universe and everything

I've been asked to blog for The Drum magazine... not sure if that's a good or bad thing, let the battle commence:

My first post: Social media is the answer to life, the universe and everything

Added by Colin Gilchrist on October 16, 2009 at 15:04 — No Comments

How do I Pay Copyright on Media in Programs

Hayley, one of my favourite neices got married recently and I attended the wedding. It was set in the beautiful Ardoe House. The song chosen for the wedding ceremony was Let there be Love by the incomparible Nat King Cole.

I wrote a Snap Game in Processing featuring the beatiful wedding photos and on completion of ten snaps an mp3 of the song plays and the lyrics and more photos of the wedding are displayed. The background colour was chosen to match the bridesmaids dresses and I am using… Continue

Added by Rosie Wood on October 15, 2009 at 22:00 — 4 Comments

Fashion meets Quantum Film Production

Live now at www.19RM.tv QMorphic and Roland Mouret join forces to present the RM Spring Summer 2010 show in a groundbreaking and unique way. QMorphic filmed the show using 28 cameras, offering a bespoke viewing experience with infinite possibilities. Using the sliders, the viewer has the opportunity… Continue

Added by Colin Gilchrist on October 14, 2009 at 13:59 — No Comments

Guardian media looking to hire blogger in Edinburgh (fully paid!)

The topic of citizen journalism, old/new media has been a favourite topic of mine this past week after Jeff Ullman mentioned the “death of newspapers” in his talk. To my surprise, the Guardian announced that they are building a blog focused on local media, and for some unknown reason, has chosen Leeds, Edinburgh and Cardiff. Plus, they are advertising for a position of a local blogger! And we’re not just talking about “pay per blog” type of job – but a real job. With money attached. In fact,… Continue

Added by Kate Ho on October 13, 2009 at 23:18 — No Comments

Government 2010 Conference - 38minutes members invited to watch live online

The Government 2010 conference will be live video streamed online (free of charge) on Thursday 22nd October. It'll focus on how Web 2.0 technologies - such as social media, cloud computing and open source technologies - are changing the process of 'doing government'.

The event is sponsored by IBM and features an expert line-up of twenty five speakers - including keynote addresses from:

Adam Afriyie MP,… Continue

Added by Diarmaid Lynch on October 13, 2009 at 20:53 — No Comments

#twitterpicture goes live tomorrow!

This week I'll be launching a project in which I open up my little studio to the world and invite you to call the shots and influence the creation of a new and very exclusive limited edition print. It's a really exciting project fusing together old school creative processes and online social networking and I call it #TwitterPicture.

The print will be in my signature style of intricate hand penned curiosities, formed into a delicate… Continue

Added by Johanna Basford on October 13, 2009 at 15:00 — 2 Comments

A bumper month of film festival selections and award nominations for Clarity Productions and its stable of new directors...

In the last few weeks, Glasgow-based Clarity Productions has received 16 international film festival selections and three award nominations for six films by new directors Zed Nelson, Conor McCormack, Ruth Carslaw, Matthew Lloyd and R F Simpson...

"Shelter in Place" is to premier at the… Continue

Added by Sarah Tierney on October 12, 2009 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising Review - Xbox 360

(First Published at Ace Gamez) Operation Flashpoint has always been one of the more exclusive games in the FPS pack, an absolute nightmare of a simulation shooter with an insanely realistic difficulty setting that makes the entirety of Call of Duty 4’s veteran mode look like an opening stage tutorial. As such, it’s most definitely an acquired taste and fans of the series will be pleased to know that… Continue

Added by Dave Cook on October 10, 2009 at 22:00 — No Comments

MySkyStatus: Social Updates in the Air

For frequent and non-frequent flyers everywhere, how cool is this:


Added by Arvind Salwan on October 10, 2009 at 13:55 — No Comments

Sore Backs and Paper Backs

Once again I watched my 11 year old son take off to school with a rucksack that would best a circus strongman. There's been lots written about the detrimental long term effects on the posture and spines of young people lugging so much around. Why does this still happen?

I was playing around with one of the newest Sony e-readers, which got me thinking. You could probably fit every book needed for the entire 4-6 years of high school on one of these. Probably weighs less than a hardback… Continue

Added by George Falconer on October 9, 2009 at 22:25 — 5 Comments

National Digital Development in the Arts network launched - come join!

If you're a cultural organisation, or interested in working with cultural and arts organisations, here's a new networking and learning opportunity! In August 2009, a new phase of my ground-breaking project, AmbITion, was launched in Scotland by the Scottish Arts Council. AmbITion Scotland, just like AmbITion in… Continue

Added by Hannah Rudman on October 7, 2009 at 13:30 — 2 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



Can anyone recommend any good agents in Scotland please. Currently with one in London which is really less than suitable.


01899 860334

Added by Graeme Houston on October 7, 2009 at 8:53 — 3 Comments

King of Fighters XII Review - Xbox 360

(First Published at Ace Gamez) The 2D beat-em-up arena has become increasingly volatile since the launch of Street Fighter IV. Any scrapper released after Capcom’s heavyweight risks being evaluated in comparison to its (almost) perfectly balanced character roster, stunning visuals and hard-hitting pace. While the game isn’t exactly innovative, it succeeds in both improving on an already exemplary… Continue

Added by Dave Cook on October 5, 2009 at 22:00 — No Comments

Meet the Commissioners hits Glasgow: Make sure you're on the list

Channel 4's new media Commissioners end a month of UK-wide briefings in Glasgow on Wednesday, October 21. Louise Brown from Cross-Platform, Matt Locke from Education and Tom Loosemore from 4iP will outline their areas of interest for 2010 and beyond, and take questions from producers, indies, agencies and coders.

There are… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on October 5, 2009 at 17:11 — 1 Comment

World class entrepreneurship workshops in Edinburgh

Global Sales Strategies for Ambitious Entrepreneurs is back. Edinburgh Informatics offer this high quality seminar and workshop for Entrepreneurs, CEOs and their business executives from innovative,… Continue

Added by Ewan McIntosh on October 5, 2009 at 8:30 — No Comments

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