For the last few days I’ve been playing a new game on my phone. Nothing exciting there really, games have been on phones since Snake (Sam was a master on her old Nokia 6110). The game itself isn’t that original either, basically it’s capture the flag. So why the title? Several years ago I was… Continue reading Bleedin’ vs Leading edge
After the excellent Ignite Bristol #2, I wanted to have a go myself. I decided not to present anything connected to the ‘day job’ and thought that Octopush would make a great topic. Ignite is a beautifully simple concept; “Enlighten us, but make it quick” Specifically 5 minutes quick. And you have 20 slides, that automatically… Continue reading Ignite Bristol 3
Yesterday evening I attended the live premier of a BBC Concert Orchestra & Festival of Nature commissioned concert. (Disclosure: Science City Bristol are sponsoring the Science Cafes @ Festival of Nature, but I’ve not been involved in this concert, other than attending.) The performance was in two halves; a short sequence of clips from the BBC… Continue reading Improv concerts & what social media can learn from them
In addition to our various ‘day jobs’, Sam and I also maintain a number of outside interests including various catering engagements. Some time ago, Sam began helping with the staff and artist catering backstage at the Cambridge Folk Festival. A couple years ago I joined her for the first time and we were back there… Continue reading Outside interests
[This is a re-post from the Bristol Design Festival blog where I’m guest blogging the festival. And updated with better graphics thanks to Mike.] Just back from a cracking talk by Mike Turner, Senior Designer on the Bloodhound SSC project. [Full disclosure, I’m a member of the Bloodhound SSC 1K Club; everything I say is… Continue reading Design, faster than a bullet
[This is a re-post from the Bristol Design Festival where I’m a guest blogger – check out the original and all the other action over their blog.] Along with a couple hundred others, I thoroughly enjoyed the Bristol Design Festival’s launch party last night, however, I was taking a specific interest in the Grafikea entries.… Continue reading Grafikea – the good, the bad & the WTF?!
Sam and I stopped by the Watershed yesterday to try out a new blend of storytelling and technology. Picking up our PDAs and donning in-ear headphones, we were invited to step back in time and experience a slice of Bristol circa 1885. Over the next 90 minutes we walked around the historic waterfront area (starting… Continue reading Getting interactive around Bristol’s historic harbourside
Show people! <This is a joint post with Craig Hellen from BexMedia.> People are visual, we like to see stuff. Long thesis and manifestos are great for explaining in great detail the nuance and subtly of your plan, but first to have to get people to read that stuff. Everyone’s time is precious so you… Continue reading What’s the best way to promote your product?
What do you do for a living; do you set out to change everything? We may all be in sales & marketing now, but I still consider myself an engineer that does business development; so I felt a little out of place at first. I’m also still digesting much of the talk, so this may… Continue reading London Triiibes
What one piece of advice would you pass on? A significant part of what we at jbsh get up to is building partnerships. These partnerships involve businesses, Universities, Primary Care Trusts, consultants (business & medical), doctors (academic & medical), private individuals, etc. With so many people there are always differing perceptions about what the collaboration… Continue reading Sage advice