Small & well-formed: CRASSH and other cute conferences

From Bruno Giussani, European Director, TED “The more our lives and work become dematerialised and information explodes, the more conferences become relevant moments of confrontation…they will be a necessary social mediation that ‘social media’ cannot provide” As they argued in Wired’s December run-down on the year’s most exciting conferences, ideas need people to spread, and …

REMIX Condensed: culture, technology and entrepreneurship

On Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th the Remix Summit took place in London. Culture, technology and entrepreneurship formed the primary agenda, with a supporting cast of issues, from the male-dominated tech industry to the tyranny of the screen. That’s not to forget the traditional chorus-calls for disruption, better funding and more collaboration. Culture Label are …

Digital R&D in the Arts Condensed: Funding, Future-gazing & Innovation

The great and good from the worlds of art, culture and digital gathered in Manchester on Wednesday to ponder the perils of digital agenda-setting and bask in the milky glow of this Government’s last remaining cultural cash-cow. NESTA, Arts Council England and AHRC have an incredible £7,000,000 to invest in the sector. Now is the …

Mobile Games Forum Condensed: a Twitter Poster mixdown

Bringing you a brief rundown of the very well organised Mobile Games Forum 2013, mostly in poster format. Thought Den were invited (along with Bristol gaming stalwart Aardman Digital, PLA Studios and Blitz Games) to pontificate on the joys of play with purpose. Non-game games was another slightly confusing synonym. Our panel was hosted by …

CultureGeek Condensed : arts, marketing and silly glasses

Though we couldn’t attend in person, our lady on the ground, the prolific Mar Dixon, did a cracking job of curating us some tweets for another in our series of Tweet Posters. From what I understand the event was a resounding success for all that attended. Jim Richardson’s empire is expanding! The folks behind the conference …