Silicon Valley, London, NYC: How The World’s Top Tech Hubs Stack Up

Last year, TechCrunch reported on an ambitious project called “Startup Genome” created to take a comprehensive, data-driven look into what makes tech startups successful.  This week, TechCrunch reports that the team have begun to uncover valuable insights into the world’s startup ecosystems, starting with a comparison of the three most active startup hubs: Silicon Valley, ...

More awards success for Twig

Twig continues its run of awards success with an ERA for Best Secondary digital content!   Last week, Twig won an Education Resource Award for the Best Secondary Resource or Equipment involving ICT.  The award, presented at The Education Show, recognised Twig Science as “an outstanding resource for teaching secondary science. The wide variety of ...

Project Barcelona: what is the potential of iPlayer 2.0?

This week, speaking at the Royal Television Society, BBC Director-General Mark Thompson defined the Corporation’s recent successes and its future in an increasingly “digitally fragmented” world. The DG reflected on his eight year term: the highs (a renaissance for specialist factual and drama, and impressive growth in digital strategy and BBC Worldwide revenues); the lows ...

The Space: the BBC and Art Council England’s digital arts “communal playground”

Arts Council England and the BBC today announced the successful commissions for The Space:  an experimental digital arts media service that aims to transform the way people connect with, and experience, arts and culture in the UK. The Space will launch in May, with a range of artists and arts / cultural organisations having been ...

International Creative Entrepreneur Programme – Meet the Fellows

I have been selected as a Fellow of the International Creative Entrepreneurs programme, part of Creative Futures:  an innovative new development opportunity for leaders working in the creative sectors. From April 2012, I will be working with multidisciplinary creative agency FORM, in Western Australia, which leads industry and cultural development through thought leadership and creative ...

More awards news from Twig

Twig is nominated for in the 2012 Education Resource Awards and the 2012 Learning on Screen Awards.   Very pleased to announce that Twig Science is a finalist in the 2012 Education Resource Awards in the categories Best Secondary Digital Content and the Innovation Award.  The ERAs highlight the quality and diversity of educational products ...

International Creative Entrepreneurs

I am delighted to announce that I have been selected as a Fellow of the International Creative Entrepreneurs programme, part of Creative Futures. International Creative Entrepreneurs is an innovative new development opportunity for leaders working in the creative sectors.  From April 2012, I will be working with multidisciplinary creative agency FORM, in Western Australia, which ...

Twig wins at the BETT Awards 2012

Last week, Twig was named Best Secondary Content provider at the 14th annual BETT Awards 2012.  The ceremony was held in London on the first day of BETT, the world’s largest educational technology showcase. The BETT Awards are considered to be the most prestigious in the digital education sector.  Ray Barker, Director of BESA and ...

Cash or Creativity: the Future of British Film?

Prime Minister David Cameron will suggest today that Britain’s film industry should seek to rival Hollywood, favouring mainstream “blockbuster” production over “art house” films. He comments: “our role should be to support the sector in becoming even more dynamic and entrepreneurial, helping UK producers to make commercially successful pictures that rival the quality and impact ...

Twitter TV: the future of programme making?

From the two-screen habit to the twitter bomb, televisionification to crowd-sourced plots, the way we consume and make TV is changing…  The idiot box used to have our undivided attention.  Now it is an increasingly fragmented experience.  According to MediaCom, nearly 75% of us multi-task while watching TV:  42% are online, 29% are talking on ...

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