The Kermode Awards 2013

Best Actress - Alicia Vikander

Best Actress – Alicia Vikander

An annual favourite The Kermode Awards has just rolled round, coinciding with The Oscars. Mark picks the films that they omit. I can’t embed but it’s on the Culture Show on iPlayer right now. Here’s the full list of winners and runners up: Read more »

Knowledge Management aka Social Media aka Cultural Change

In his brilliant article over on Cognitive Egde today Dave Snowden ties together my great passions in a coherent way that reflects a point in the divergence of thinking that has been dawning on me.

Having schooled in Social Media under the brilliant Antony Mayfield I’ve seen first hand how the simplest enterprise social network can change the culture of an organisation for the better.

Dave Snowden’s 3rd basic rule backs up this simple theory: “Social Network Stimulation is one of the most important methods I ever created for doing this [cultural change] and it can transform culture both by action and by achieving a network density which solves problems without the need for explicit definition.”

I know it’s a tool and the needs analysis should come first, but if you want to get started with change allow people to share whatever they want, and watch it grow to become something – it’s fascinating.

Full article here: OMG, its culture change time

Tech Round Up Feb 11th

techrunch crunchies

github-logoThe Crunchies happened over in the US – Techcrunch’s annual awards ceremony. Here’s the list of winners. No real surprises, except maybe that Zuckerberg won it again. Surely there are some more progressive CEO’s worthy of note. Great to see the developers social network Github winning best startup. Read more »

Facebook Social Search Engine


I’ve been a long time campaigner to get Facebook to fix their internal search engine, and it now finally looks like they’ve listened!

Thanks in the most part to 2 ex-Googlers Facebook are to start rolling out what’s being called “Graph Search” (with more than a hat tip to the ‘Open Graph‘ protocol). Read more »

Solar-powered 3-D printer prints glass from sand

An incredible headline (borrowed entirely from this article) for an amazing project that represents the most diverse use of technology in the most unusual place. This cool little video explains all.

Markus Kayser – Solar Sinter Project from Markus Kayser on Vimeo.

Awesome Network Map – Linkedin

Always on the look out for ways to visualise networks and connections here is a great example using Linkedin data. I particularly like the way these maps tell more of a story of your history and reveal interesting connections between people that you didn’t know knew eachother. Read more »

Radio Ink – Who We Are Tonight (Rogue Vogue Remix)

Every now and then a really great house tune comes along and knocks your socks off. For an old timer like me the track has to have a heavy does of house-history, and this great remix of a an Australian Electro Pop band tune has just that. Read more »

Cinemagraphs: moving moments caught in time

To compliment the Kubrick classics animated gifs that I published some time ago here are some great new examples of what are now called cinemagraphs. I’ve got to make some. There’s some instructions on the source site.

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Social Media Network Map – London co’s and peeps

I love network maps. They don’t tell you much and can be easily manipulated to tell different stories but they don’t half look pretty and try to present a visual image of what can’t actually be seen but is all around us! Read more »

Road trains: the future of connected driving

The utopian futures of urbanisation as depicted films like Minority Report, Star Wars and Blade Runner (utopian?) came one step closer recently when Volvo announced real world trails of something that they’ve coined (SARTRE) Road Trains.

Anyone who’s ever tail-gated a bus on a bike will understand the principles of economy involved here, but it’s the clever use of technology again that makes this appealing. Check out the¬†ridiculously¬†schmaltzy video to hear all about it. Read more »

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