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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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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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Raindance – Chile

I had the great pleasure of chairing a morning of sessions at the fantastic Raindance Film Festival celebrating Chile as this years’ guest country and the emergence of a new wave of Chilean cinema – capped by the Best Foreign … Continue reading

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New term

An interesting recent article by Janan Ganesh in the FT on the impact of tourism “ossifying” medium sized cities resonated with a trip to Portugal over the summer. His contention that tourism hampers change because the visitor wants the “old … Continue reading

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Austin: SxSW

Overall the expected slightly frenzied mix of showcase, panels and parties. Reflecting against my last visit four years ago, reality has rather overtaken the naïve enthusiasm of the early years of SxSW Interactive. There were no start-ups in branded T … Continue reading

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Munich

Another fascinating exploration of attitudes and activity around VR. The consensus across countries as diverse as India and Germany on the market position and necessity for experimentation is striking, and there is a consistent open and collaborative ethos everywhere in … Continue reading

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