Five things on Friday #124

Things of note for the week ending Friday May 15th, 2015.

Things of note for the week ending Friday May 15th, 2015.

the things - put them in your eye-holes

Why not read these things while listening to Sia cover California Dreamin’?

Great stuff.

Shall we?

1. DIGITAL SHOREDITCH
It’s been Digital Shoreditch (#DS15) this week and as part of the (hugely successful) Ogilvy sponsorship, each of the digital heads in the Ogilvy group was tasked with submitting a talk that could possibly be given at said event. Lucky for me (and you?), mine made the cut.

LOOK AT MY FACE

The talk was entitled ‘Seriously, what now?‘ and it was pitched as a bit of a reality-check-cum-rant on the state of social trends in the industry today.

Watch the video (around 14mins of silliness) or read the slides (65 thereof), and maybe let me know what you think?

Ta.

2. GOT AN INTERVIEW COMING UP?
Here’s a double whammy of interestingness from Life Hacker. Click it, open it, bookmark it for later.

It could prove useful one day.

3. THE GALAXY-SIZED VIDEO GAME

No Man's Sky

No Man’s Sky is set to be a very exciting game indeed. Using a mixture of old and new coding techniques, a small team from Guildford has [very nearly] created a virtual world of an unbelievable size.

Even if you’re not into gaming, this New Yorker report, entitled ‘World Without End‘, is a fantastic read.

4. WHO KILLED THE INFOGRAPHIC?

GIFFY

I read this great article earlier this week (thanks JG) and it reminded me a lot of the social media ‘industry’ back in the late noughties. As the article goes:

IF YOU’VE SEEN FEWER EXPERIMENTAL DATA VISUALIZATIONS LATELY, IT’S ONLY BECAUSE THE MEDIUM HAS GROWN UP AND GOTTEN A JOB.

5. NEW TRAILER: CRIMSON PEAK

COME TO ME

Guillermo Del Toro’s latest film has a proper trailer and everything now and it looks ACE.

That is all.

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Your bonuses this week are as follows:

  • Museum nights are on tonight and tomorrow night all across the UK. If you’re free, you should go. They’ll be back in October too. Check it.
  • I wrote an article for The Drum (also part of the Digital Shoreditch festivities) about the state of social content in 2015 (consider it a companion piece of the talk at the top – I’d love to know what you think).
  • The Guardian asked me for 700 words on Net-a-Porter’s new social commerce platform, ‘The Net Set’. I gave them 708.

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One thought on “Five things on Friday #124”

  1. Loved the Shoreditch presentation James – very clever, very funny (in a good way) and seriously good! Made me wish I could be there. Well done – I’d give your oral presentation an Excellent!

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