Since 2008, the vast majority of people with Indian origins look forward to the month of April. That includes the huge non-resident population across the globe, and especially in the US and the UK. The event? The DLF Indian Premier League, which has more or less revolutionised the way cricket is played (and watched) by… More The Indian Premier League – Observing Brand Behaviour
Yes, like Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest, only this is a group of Robins (“creative outlaws”, they call themselves) and they’re based in that London ‘hood of creativity, Shoreditch (of course). If you’re still wondering what this is about, Robin of Shoreditch have decided that as their first project they want to help the people… More Introducing Robin of Shoreditch
PSFK have published their latest Good Brands Report. The report is based on the brands that have been mentioned the most on PSFK over the last six months. Members of the Purple List (including me), then participated in a survey to complete the process. Ace Hotel was a bit of a surprise entry in my… More PSFK Good Brands Report 2010
Logorama won the Best Animated Short Film Award at the 2010 Oscars. It is ridiculously thrilling and really disturbing at the same time, and definitely not for kids. As this site says, it’s ‘Pulp Fiction for Brands’ alright. 16 minutes, so sit back and take your time watching it.
Last week I went to the London premiere of Playmakers at NESTA. Playmakers is a film by Ivo Gormley that documents the open design process that Alex Fleetwood and Holly Gramazio went through to design Scoop!, a real life game that was played by adults in July 2009 on the South Bank in London. (Some… More Playmakers
One of my favourite talks at SXSW was danah boyd’s, on privacy and publicity in a socially networked world. She’s put up the transcript of her talk here, and you should read it if you haven’t already. Heather Willems of ImageThink, a company that translates talks into real-time visuals, was hard at work during the… More Translating words into art
From Wilco: Learning How to Die by Greg Kot (Wilco is one of my favourite bands), all quotations by Jeff Tweedy. The main thing I learned is that the more I can forget about being embarrassed when I make something, the more it is going to mean something to somebody else. I can’t anticipate what… More Lessons for life from Greg Kot’s book on Wilco