Well thats it for me, I've just finished my last project for the year.
Have a gander at the newly jazzed up DaveSapien.com , and checkout my last game of the year "Roul"
All projects finished, and ready for new ones next week!! What a great end to the year!
All the best in the new year of opportunities.
Added by Dave Sapien on December 31, 2008 at 19:29 —
and I spent a memorable two days a couple of years back running around the Scottish Borders
and talking social media and about some of the dire - and great - pitches he had seen in his time. He put me under the VC spotlight, too, with the venture I was undertaking at the time. You learn a lot on the sharp end :-)
Added by Ewan McIntosh on December 29, 2008 at 11:10 —
Added by Colin Gilchrist on December 24, 2008 at 9:38 —
Just got over launching this bizarre website I worked over the last week called TheDaySite.com. A couple of days back I was talking to a friend late night and whining about how terrible things look especially with loads of assignments and reports submission lined up for the week. I have this small “paper board” thing hooked up on my wall that I use to place old-fashioned sticky notes on. When I need to focus on something important I usually remove all… Continue
Added by Asim Imtiaz on December 20, 2008 at 2:27 —
Here it goes, another blog post from me. This time, I'm going to do a little head scratching and a little moaning about storyworlds, audience participation and what is expected by 4IP.
Okay, so the evolution of the internet is really mind blowing - and the potential to deliver NEW forms of narrative, to me, is possibly the most exciting of all. Traditionally - us storytellers - we've been restricted to platform as to what can be done whether that be TV, film, a book... even a game.… Continue
Added by Simon Meek on December 19, 2008 at 16:13 —
Something I whipped up for the end of the year!
You need the Unity plug-in for it to work, but is quick and painless.
Added by Dave Sapien on December 18, 2008 at 14:30 —
Noticed a new button on my PS3 last night... and quickly downloaded PlayStation Home (its new - but years in the coming - community platform). Still pretty buggy (esp getting into it) and loading times are slightly annoying (though fine for gamers - coz we're used to this), but on the whole it is a glorious piece of work... a sight to behold.
If anyone still happens to use Second Life, here is a quantum jump in 3d social networks, and - I'd say - yet another reason to have a PS3 as… Continue
Added by Simon Meek on December 18, 2008 at 14:19 —
We have just commissioned and published a report on where we need to do work with adult learners around Digital Literacy. You'll find a link to NGUS Report on my blog or SQA Home Page - through my profile. While I assume most of you will be able to perform the low level tasks in the framework - how many of your peers cope with these tasks.
All I suspect you may cry.
I am guessing too that many folk on this forum may assume that the skill set for digital citizens as… Continue
Added by Joe Wilson on December 16, 2008 at 19:51 —
While talking about Madonna & Guy Ritchie’s divorce settlement on last night’s six o’clock news, BBC entertainment correspondent Lizo Mzimba stated that the £50m financial settlement was more important than reaching agreement on their children.
What does that say about our society?
Having just spent three years in court ensuring that I can be a dad to my children, at a financial cost measured in hundreds… Continue
Added by David Brown on December 16, 2008 at 8:19 —
As a follower of Seth Godin's blog I feel it only fair to share this latest post - "The first person with a great product or story that matches the market establishes the narrative, sets the bar and forces followers to conform to her specs. If you've got the good stuff, going first means you've set a standard..."
Go here to read the full post:… Continue
Added by Colin Gilchrist on December 14, 2008 at 15:30 —
In about five minutes the PR machine is likely to kick in as Alexandra Burke wins the X Factor. But it's amazing to see how little her online profile has been managed over the past twelve weeks of finals live every Saturday night on the telly box.
Her Facebook profile is currently… Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on December 13, 2008 at 22:49 —
Part five of a series of posts on the elements that have made the best propositions to 4iP work well.
I was at a Channel 4 event in London two weeks ago and, in the after-speech drinks, I was told by an indie producer that "only stupid people submit ideas through the website; the people getting their ideas commissioned see the commissioner face-to-face". Let's say I, eh,… Continue
Added by Ewan McIntosh on December 13, 2008 at 9:38 —
reprinted from OpenEducation.net
Ira David Socol on Teach for America, KIPP Schools, and Reforming Education
Today we present readers an in-depth interview with Ira David Socol, author of The Drool Room
and the web site “SpeEdChange
.” Our interest in talking with… Continue
Added by Ira David Socol on December 12, 2008 at 22:47 —
Okay… since nobody else has gone there, I just want to pay my respects to Oliver Postgate who passed away yesterday. Oliver along with Peter Firmin created many of the animated television programmes that I adored when I was a child.
Let’s hope that one or two 38minuters can emulate his passion, and deliver compelling innovative entertainment memories for the next generation.…
Added by David Brown on December 9, 2008 at 18:45 —
Ok, so I'm going to write a pretty controversial blog - but one that I think needs to be written. I'm keen to get a discussion around this (and state at the outset that this is a thought of mine and does not intend to reflect anything other than my own views).
No one will deny that 4IP and the potential money it brings with it is not an incredibly appealling prospect. You can see by the 500+ members on 38 minutes the draw of what 4IP has to offer.
Now, I'm lucky enough to… Continue
Added by Simon Meek on December 8, 2008 at 14:12 —
Published in the Sunday Times today is the UK's top 100 fastest growing private companies
- in this list there are 2 things that always interest me.
Location and Business Type:
Well this year is no different in the business type - property based and recruitment are the most prevalent - I suspect next year will be a very different story.
Location however... Scotland 2007 was a… Continue
Added by Colin Gilchrist on December 7, 2008 at 20:37 —
Jemima Kiss at the Guardian blog reports
that the first 4iP project has been released, and it's a football community tool.
"First off the blocks is #FC
, a community conversation tool for football clubs that uses the messaging platforms Twitter and Jaiku. The mastermind is Rick Waghorn, subject of yesterday's Elevator Pitch for… Continue
Added by Ivan Pope on December 6, 2008 at 9:30 —
I edited the code a bit and paid a little more attention to the maths ivvolved. The randomizer can no longer do 1000 patterns in a picture!
I improved some of the other functions too, but I'm not sure if the patterns generated are so good as the one with the 'wobbly' math functions.
These two links dont take you away from 38minutes and just start the funky chunk16 application… Continue
Added by Rosie Wood on December 5, 2008 at 21:30 —
I got this little message when I opened up Facebook the other day from LiveMusic (and I know it's only been two weeks or so since it had been launched but I'd almost forgotten about it - they did say to check back on the 24th November but I forgot - anyway the fact I only just got this message suggests that there wouldn't have been much for me to look at even if I had...)
Animation Fans. We've had an awesome first week of… Continue
Added by Priya Bhakta on December 4, 2008 at 18:07 —
Mashable have just announced the finalists for the 2nd Open Web Awards and Hubdub is in the top three social news sites - beating the mighty Digg!! To win we need as many votes as possible, every day, until Dec 14th. Help us and the Scottish tech scene out by voting on the widget here:
Added by Tom Griffiths on December 4, 2008 at 14:46 —