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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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Mumbai / Bangalore / Hyderabad

A mission across three Indian cities exploring the collaboration potential between India and the UK, with a specific focus on VFX and immersive technologies. the room next door The Head of Technicolor India uses the phrase “the room next door … Continue reading

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San Francisco

A second early December trip to San Francisco for some meetings in the Valley and the VRX conference. Similarly to last year there is a medium term confidence that VR / AR will become a massive market but nervousness in … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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