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the playable city

A thread of blogs past (trust me) is in some ways the uneven push / pull between technology and users – where the innovation envisaged or imposed by the tech in many of cases outweighs the user experience in importance. … Continue reading

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Pervasive Media Studio – Bristol

After a series of trips early in the year, some time nearer home – and a chance to immerse myself in the welcome inspiration of the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol. The Pervasive Media Studio is home to a number of start … Continue reading

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Guimarães 2012 – so what did we learn?

On behalf of Watershed I have been Creative Producer on Open City, a programme of activity in the current European Capital of Culture, Guimarães, Portugal. As the project comes to a close I wanted to try to capture the impact … Continue reading

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Into 2012

As the Christmas break approaches I’ve been looking back to the highlights of 2011 and forward to some fantastic projects which are set up into 2012. Some real highlights of 2011: Producing on Media Sandbox 3, with the added interest … Continue reading

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Open Cities – Guimaraes 2012, European Capital of Culture

Guimaraes in Portugal is one of two host cities for the European Capital of Culture 2012 (shared with Maribor, Slovenia). As part of a programme of events Watershed will be leading a project exploring the concept of Open Cities, both … Continue reading

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Media Sandbox 2010 – all over bar the paperwork?

Well yes and no.  Whilst the scheme has officially ended actually the whole point is that this is the beginning of something for the participants – not the end. Media Sandbox is about catalyzing and incubating new ideas, it is … Continue reading

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Media Sandbox 2010 commissions announced

The seven successful commissions under this years’ Media Sandbox project have been announced. The commissions cover a wide range of innovative concepts from environmentally aware mobile games to scent “sculptures”. For 2010, Media Sandbox has been divided into two strands: … Continue reading

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Who pays for development time?

“If we are going to grow, I have to move my business from a position of “work to hire” for ever-reducing margins to ownership of rights or IP” Question: Was this said to me by a Chinese animation company, or … Continue reading

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Media Sandbox 2010 / B-Open launch

Media Sandbox 2010 will launch tomorrow (30th June) offering seven £10,000 commissions to support the research and development of innovative content, applications, services or experiences under two strands: open data and pervasive media (see Media Sandbox 2010 B-Open Press Release … Continue reading

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Media Sandbox 2010 / B-Open

The Open Data Innovation initiative described in my earlier post, B-Open, will be incorporated to form part of this year’s Media Sandbox project – generating an exciting platform for collaborative innovation. Media Sandbox : making space for great ideas Networking … Continue reading

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