Things of note for the week ending Friday May 15th, 2015.
Why not read these things while listening to Sia cover California Dreamin’?
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.
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.
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 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?
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
Guillermo Del Toro’s latest film has a proper trailer and everything now and it looks ACE.
That is all.
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.