Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Assets & Access in the intention economy

Friday, June 17th, 2011My keynote that I gave at the Mobile Marketing Association conference this morning. Thank you Michael and Rebecca for [1] inviting me [2] looking after me so well.The presentation dealt with this idea: That mobile communications does not have to ...

Bill Drummond and the 17

Thursday, March 17th, 2011I really enjoyed this video - question is this a story about performance art, or is it a story that requires us to suspend disbelief and see the world and our relationship to each other in different ways? A great ...

Mobile culture and commerce for cultural institutions

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011Today I spoke at a conference on how mobile communications can be transformative for cultural institutions - my keynote was called Assets and Access in the Cultural Sector. The overview of the event organised by Camerjam, CultureLabel.com and Spark are ...

Intersections 2011

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011It was a strange piece of sychronicity as I drove down to the Eden Project in Cornwall to speak at the Intersections Creative Business Summit as I was listening to a Radio4 programme about one of Cornwall's famous sons Peter ...

Critical enquiry

Thursday, February 24th, 2011Howard Rheingold provides and in-depth and eloquent lesson on how we need to engage in a world defined not by scarcity or information but abundance, in which we need to be able to determine for ourselves the validty, and quality ...

True democracies in open space

Saturday, February 19th, 2011True democracies need open public spaces, that are shared, where people can meet as equals, writes John Keane in The Life and Death of Democracy. It is no surprise then that we see the square recently as the symbol of ...

Did the church see Gutenberg coming?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011Social Media or Social Business?Did the Church see Gutenberg coming? I asked this question recently at an event on innovation and disruption. Those of you that are fans of Blackadder, let me use the comedic twinning of Rowan Atkinson as ...

My East End is no longer our East End

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011Why do people quest for connection and communication? Why is the world gone all social? Why does social communication dominate? Why is everyone writing about it? And why is everything that we define as 2.0 defined by participatory culture and ...

Innovation, innovation, innovation

Wednesday, January 19th, 2011Here is the presentation that I gave on innovation and entrepreneurship at the HP's HQ in Cupertino, organised as part of the Global Entrepreneur week

Wikileaks and the battle for middle earth begins

Saturday, December 4th, 2010In an erudite and compelling post John Naughton (What the attacks on Wikileaks tells us) brings from the shadows and into the foreground, some of the key issues that the current deluge of material from wikileaks has unveiled.Naughton makes 4 ...

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