Nicola Sinclair's Blog – October 2010 Archive (6)

BIMA success for Scottish creative talent



The shortlist for the annual BIMA Awards - the Oscars of the digital industry - is packed with Scottish projects.



Central Station, the social network for the arts created by Glasgow-based agency ISO, is up for two awards - Community and Engagement, taking on the likes of Toy Story and Nike in the latter category.



Funded by Creative Scotland and Channel 4,… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on October 27, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

Are we getting dumber?



In the face of falling sales, The Independent has launched its "funkier" cousin 'i'.



i is a 56-page mini paper that offers short versions of all the usual articles from the Independent. It will publish Monday to Friday, costs 20p and is supported by iPhone and iPad versions. And knock me down with a feather, you can… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on October 25, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

Film4 budget up 50%

It's been a week of good news for the film industry, with Film4 enjoying a 50% budget increase and Peter Mullan's Neds picking up two prestigious awards.



Film4 is the biggest commercial investor in British independent cinema, and has been responsible for some of the biggest hits in cinema history, from cult classic Trainspotting to surprise box office smash Slumdog Millionaire. Its latest… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on October 14, 2010 at 15:11 — 2 Comments

Blogs: spewings and ramblings of drunk people



I had to laugh when I read that Andrew Marr had called bloggers "socially inadequate, pimpled, single, slightly seedy, bald, cauliflower-nosed young men sitting in their mother's basements and ranting".



Speaking at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, Marr dismissed blogs as "the spewings and ramblings of very drunk people late at… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on October 11, 2010 at 17:06 — 1 Comment

Friday Fun

A little light relief of a Friday afternoon....

Added by Nicola Sinclair on October 8, 2010 at 14:16 — 2 Comments

To vote Ed your next PM, text 'Ed' to 63188....



A piece in the Guardian today hails Ed Milliband's win as "a strike against the old media and political establishment". A bit of a simplistic reading if you ask me.



The political world seems to be teetering on the brink regarding the power of digital media. With ever-falling voter turnout and particular apathy amongst young… Continue

Added by Nicola Sinclair on October 1, 2010 at 10:43 — 3 Comments

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