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Frankfurt

To Frankfurt for Me Convention, “a ‘future lab’ for exploring major issues and promising ideas for society, business, science and our planet.” Within the convention SxSW produces a “start up cities” strand with a focus on places where there is … Continue reading

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Framing Immersion / Italy

As detailed below the Framing Immersion report I recently authored – a collection of personal testimonies exploring the challenges and opportunities in creating immersive experiences in an emerging market – is now published. Download here: SWCTN Framing Immersion report And … Continue reading

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Framing Immersion / Madrid

Over the past couple of months I have been putting together a report capturing the current developments in immersive tech based on the insight of the producers who are the architects of this new form. Framing Immersion is a collection … Continue reading

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Bristol / Cardiff / Porto

Channel 4 has now announced the location for its Bristol Creative Hub in the centre of the city (https://www.channel4.com/press/news/channel-4-chooses-bristols-finzels-reach-home-its-new-creative-hub). It will be interesting to see how this accelerates an already shifting geographic focal point for the media industries in Bristol. … Continue reading

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Stockholm

Cold in Stockholm, so retreating to the Pickled Herring pub within the British Embassy as the venue for a presentation on UK creativity / technology seemed like a good option. Whilst not a big city there is a clear sense … Continue reading

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Paris

To the British Embassy in Paris, for a collaboration between Department for International Trade and French TV industry event Série Series (http://www.serieseries.fr/en/prog_hors-murs.php). The day event highlighted British excellence in television production – with a focus on drama series – and … Continue reading

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Helsinki

To a dark, cold Helsinki and Slush, still a show like no other and always valuable. Slightly less VIP / political presence on stage this year but a high quality attendance across European tech – with AI and healthcare standing … Continue reading

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Channel 4 Creative Hub – Bristol

Bristol successful as location for new C4 Creative Hub! Fantastic news https://t.co/IeIY3cBA3W — Mark Leaver (@mark_leaver) October 31, 2018 After a process which started in Spring 2017, amazing news last week from C4. Having authored the submissions from Bristol, working … Continue reading

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Sao Paulo / Santiago / Buenos Aires (London)

This blog could be subtitled: the failure of politics (with an exception) A fact-finding / relationship building visit across LatAm was in some ways an object lesson in a seemingly global failure or polarization of politics. The rise of Bolsonaro … Continue reading

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Sao Paulo

Você sabia que as indústrias criativas no Reino Unido geram em torno de 92 bilhões de libras por ano? Mark Leaver, adviser do UK para Creative Industries, esteve no Brasil na semana passada e nos contou um pouco mais sobre … Continue reading

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