Things That Have Caught My Attention

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Tag: Digital

Episode One Hundred and Thirty One: To Serve; Odds

0.0 Station Ident Our car is being ScotchGuarded. I suppose it’s the equivalent of putting a nanofilm of carbon on top of every possible surface in the car so that when it inevitable gets baby vomit or poo on it, it’s easy to wipe off. Materials science! I am sitting in the customer service area […]

Episode One Hundred and Twenty Nine: It Was Never Technology; Names Matter

0.0 Station Ident I was asked what a Station Ident was, or where I get my section headers from. I take that to mean where do I get this particular header from, and it’s an idiosyncracy that I copied from idols Matt Jones and Warren Ellis, a sort of identifier of the kind you got […]

Episode One Hundred and Nine: What You Want; Messiahs; The List

0.0 Station Ident So I’m camped out in Yet Another Coffee Shop in Portland, this time venturing out to the South East and relying on tethering rather than wifi this time. So I’m getting prepped for a NOSTROMO BLACK trip out at stupid o’clock tomorrow morning out to New York and then bunkering down for […]

Episode Thirty Three: BBC Heaven; Shorts

1.0 BBC Heaven In a past life, I used to do a fair amount of work with broadcasters and tv production companies. The company I founded with my brother, Six to Start, got its, ahem, start doing work for the BBC and Channel 4, two public (read: state-owned, non-commercial) broadcasters in the UK. There’s something […]

Episode Nine: Everything In Silos, Forever and Ever, Amen

1. Everything In Silos Only one topic today, and a rambling one, at that. I’ve been working in capital-A advertising for nearly over 3 years now – just under a year at Wieden+Kennedy London, and coming up to 3 years at Wieden+Kennedy Portland. In that time, one of the most interesting things I’ve been exposed […]