Films Moon — Duncan Jones’s debut is just stunning. I’ve watched it again on DVD now and there are so many clever bits you don’t notice first time around. Also best original soundtrack for quite some time by Stourbridge’s finest Clint Mansell. It’s been adopted as favourite coding music at Everything HQ. Anvil — this one surprised me and […]
I put this idea into the 4iP call for ideas but they turned it down (maybe because I’m supposed to be running one of their portfolio investments 😉 ) so I thought I’d just put it out there to see if anybody was interested in taking it on or helping out… PartyStarter.org Starting a political party […]
There’s something wonderful about co-ordinated mass activity like this. Bit like motorcycle display teams for the internet generation. [hat tip to Alfie]
Not normally somebody I agree with, but Clarkson’s piece to end the current series of Top Gear was quite special. I think he’s right — the best hydrocarbon powered vehicles (planes, trains and automobiles) have been built. Now it’s time for something different. Nice music too.
My favourite business journalist, Peter Day, writing on the occasion of 21 years working on In Business: Some 10 years ago the great management thinker the late Peter Drucker told me that he did not think that the computer had yet begun to effect the way organisations were managed. At the time, it seemed to […]
Ivo and the team have put the whole of Us Now up online for everybody to watch. So you’ve got no excuses for not watching me in slightly soft-focus. Us Now from Banyak Films on Vimeo.
School of Everything friend Charlie Leadbeater has a really good new book out called We Think: Mass Innovation, Not Mass Production. Here’s a short video introduction. Charlie also has a piece in today’s Observer which mentions School of Everything.
My friend Peter Macleod has a great idea in a comment piece in the Toronto Star today. He suggests that the new LED lighting system on the CN Tower should be used to show the city the impacts of citizens’ collective behaviour: A nighttime glance at the tower could tell us whether we were gradually […]
Nick Booth (of the mighty Podnosh) has written more on David Wilcox’s open source bid to the Office of the Third Sector. He’s also nominated them for an award, which I think would be thoroughly well deserved. Whether or not David and the collective win the bid or not, they’ve done something genuinely new. It’s […]
Just the other evening I said to some friends that I’d noticed self-organising systems turning up more and more in popular culture. Well this takes it further. A Swarm of Angels is an attempt to build an open source — or Cinema 2.0 — movie. Has real links to what’s going on over at the brilliant if:book.