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Helsinki

Helsinki provided proper Slush weather this year –dark, cold sleet / snow. Inside the venue was again a trade show with a really different feel, and whilst slightly less manic than in previous years (although still more nightclub than conference … Continue reading

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VR Conversations – Content

Immersive technologies, while still in their experimental stage, are an emerging platform signalling serious future potential. The global market for VR / AR is projected to increase exponentially over the coming years from $4Bn in 2016 to $108bn by 2021 … Continue reading

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Toronto / London / Lisbon

Three events in quick succession, all very different but all in their own way reinforcing two key trends – the changing shape of the creative economy, and the increasing political recognition, and support, of its economic impact. iVentures in Toronto … Continue reading

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London: Shadowing

Installed as part of the launch of Culture Mile – Chomko & Rosier’s Shadowing lamps were placed at six locations through Smithfield and Barbican. Their beautiful video here: Shadowing London from Chomko & Rosier on Vimeo. The next stop for … Continue reading

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Cologne

Dmexco in Cologne for the first time, a really busy show with a broad German / EU / international audience. Across a series of exhibition halls it gave a very good state of the nation view on the digital marketing … Continue reading

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August

As is now traditional the UK has adopted a southern European attitude to August, so a good time to both catch up and look forward. Playable City continues to expand. The Smart Oxford Playable City commission went to Guerrilla Dance … Continue reading

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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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