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Smart Oxford Playable City

The Smart Oxford Playable City Commission shortlist has been announced. From mysterious creatures appearing on city streets eager to make new friends, to forbidden buttons that connect the curious of Oxford. Artists, designers, technologists and creative practitioners were challenged to … Continue reading

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Sheffield / Bristol

A far too short visit to Sheffield DocFest to chair a panel on the US market with a stellar line up: https://sheffdocfest.com/sessions/5412 A really interesting take on the new opportunities of the factual landscape, especially in the US. The big … Continue reading

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Local / Global

Local – Smart Oxford Playable City Commission Two weeks to go until the closing date for applications to the Smart Oxford Playable City Commission. More details on the scope and Shared City theme here: https://www.playablecity.com/cities/oxford/ Global – Creative Producers International … Continue reading

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Los Angeles / Austin

Across a trip to the US further reminders that the scale and capitalisation of “digital content” channels there has very few comparators to the UK market, and that the traditional channel and studios are rapidly entering the space in order … Continue reading

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Smart Oxford Playable City Commission

The Smart Oxford Playable City Commission is a brand new commission, challenging creatives from around the world to produce an idea that puts people and play at the heart of the city of Oxford. Smart Oxford will work with Playable … Continue reading

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Creative Producers International

Creative Producers International is a new worldwide talent development programme led by Watershed, which will provide fifteen Creative Producers from across the globe with the skills they need to become the city change-makers of the future. Expanding and leveraging the … Continue reading

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Reset

Back from a week in a forest with no wifi – a useful reset, and a moment for reflection. Playable City continues to gather momentum with exciting announcements shortly on Oxford, Dublin and City of London. Having deliberately not travelled … Continue reading

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Hyderabad / Mumbai / Delhi

The inaugural India Gaming Show in Delhi (noisily) showcased a Games sector showing potential for fast acceleration from a low base point – driven by mobile. Console and PC hardware is still very expensive for many users but the acceleration … Continue reading

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Chicago / New York (and so it came to pass…)

A very strange few days in (admittedly liberal) America where an atmosphere of quiet despair and the shadow of political uncertainty infected everything and everyone. Any vain hope that the presidency would make the man more presidential evaporated as each … Continue reading

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2017

So I’ve been invited to a reception in Washington the weekend of the presidential inauguration…part of me finds the idea interesting and compelling, part of me wants to run a mile. Much like the prospect of 2017 really. For DIT … Continue reading

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