Moving on from the BBC

I’m excited to announce that I’ve accepted the position of Head of Emerging Platforms at Wieden+Kennedy London, where I start on the 1st of December. Wieden+Kennedy are an advertising agency with an amazing track record. You’ll know them for Honda ‘Cog’, Nokia ‘Dot’, Nike ‘Write the Future’ and (of course) lots more. Recently, you might […]

This is why we need more photographers at public events

Regular readers will know that I don’t often mention news stories here. This can’t go unmentioned though. Duncan Campbell’s piece in ‘Comment is free’ points out the very patchy reporting that the death of Ian Tomlinson has had thus far in much of Britain’s press. I think that’s about to change. Please take a couple […]

Guardian Open Platform

The Guardian today announced the Open Platform, comprising two products: a Content API built on top of their existing search engine allowing other people to build applications on top of the Guardian’s content, and the Data Store which is a collection of public and Guardian-owned data sets made freely available for reuse. I was invited […]

Eye Eye

Thanks to Jem for casually mentioning this morning that I’m in this fortnight’s Private Eye. It’s taken from last week’s edition of the BBC’s staff newspaper, Ariel, which ran a nice welcome-to-the-machine piece describing my new role. Here’s how the full thing looked. Birtspeak 2.0 it may have been, but I was only unhappy with […]

X is the new Y for 2007

The Boston Globe’s Ideas section today features an updated version of my “X is the new Y” diagram. [Update: it’s actually the front page feature of the Ideas section. Thanks to Kelly for the picture…] Originally inspired by the LeisureArts chart from 2005, I decided to bring the idea up to date in September. Essentially, […]

Happy Birthday (and thank you), SlideShare

It seems my presentation from yesterday’s talk at IT4Arts has been selected, by whatever selection process exists, to be the “slideshare of the day” on SlideShare. I’m glad I added the audio track last night. In other, related, news: SlideShare is one year old today. Happy birthday, (and thank you), SlideShare.