Reinventing The Conference

Thinking Digital 2012

Thinking Digital does the conference model really well. It's a humane accessible version of TED. Small enough to be friendly, big enough to attract the innovators looking for and sharing new ideas. The Do Lectures do something amazing between a campfire chat and an intimate mini festival. It's still the most amazing ticketed event I've been to and I feel would be extremely difficult to Continue Reading

Technology's tipping point

This post originally appears on the Open University's website 'Platform' linked here I didn't just go to SXSW for the free cocktails, late night parties, and spontaneous meet ups.   No, I had work to do and a part of that was my own research. Simply put, I was really interested to know if anyone had any idea as to what 'the next big thing' might be. The conference centre was where most Continue Reading

The World’s Lightest Micro Scooter

Carbon Fibre Micro Scooter

I nipped down to the shops on my Micro Pro Carbon Scooter today. I bought it from Andy at @BornExtreme in Hinckley. It's one of only 500 made and at just a smidgen over 2kg is the lightest on the market. The route I took was about a mile and although I walk the dog every morning and night, eat pretty healthily and ride a bike when I can.. It was bloody knackering. I must admit, I just so Continue Reading

2008 a journey with friends

The Documentally podcast in it's iTunes form started in 2006, i started video blogging and using twitter in 2007 but it was 2008 that felt like social media really took off for me. Maybe because I felt like I was no longer just a photographer. My ability to take photos and document things was now just one shade on a growing multimedia palette of skills that had community in mind. I guess things Continue Reading

Episode 43 – There And Back Again

The first half of this podcast was recorded in the company of Philip Campbell in March 2008 on a flight to Newark airport before going on to SXSW in Austin Texas. The second half was recorded on the flight back to London. We talk about hacking, podcamp uk, Seesmic, Qik, Blip TV, Pulver TV, social media and how to make Sloe Gin. I edited it one month later in April, on another flight to Newark Continue Reading