Some thoughts on good meetings

I love the fact that “good meeting” is an emergent meme on Twitter: the phrase is seen by a lot of people on Twitter as an empty platitude, the twitter equivalent of saying “er”. We can see it as an example of one of the ways we just keep the conversation going. Perhaps we could even go… Continue reading Some thoughts on good meetings

Brum TwitPic Chain (#brumchain)

This game is based on Flickr Chains (e.g. http://www.flickr.com/groups/thelondonchain/): a chain of photos linked by themes (and probably memes knowing you lot).  To keep it simple, let’s try a chain where we nominate the next person in the chain. How to play If you receive an @ message on Twitter tagged #brumchain, then here’s what you need… Continue reading Brum TwitPic Chain (#brumchain)

How to NOT play @cluedo

It’s not the first time in my life I’ve been accused of breaking twitter, but I was a little surprised when @dubber told me I’d done it again.  The nice thing about twitter is that even when being curmudgeonly, people in the community can be helpful.  Dubber shared his own way of not playing @cluedo,… Continue reading How to NOT play @cluedo

How to play @cluedo

@cluedo is a twitter based guessing game.  The idea is simple: test your powers of deduction and your knowledge of twitter-folks by working out who is running the @cluedo account.  To play you simply need to be on twitter and follow http://twitter.com/cluedo Notes for Guessers I’m a game. Read the advice. Follow me, @reply me… Continue reading How to play @cluedo

Done my christmas baking, four weeks late

Ever since I was a baby my Mum has made the most amazing mince pies.  They are topped with an almond macaroon type thing, and I have not met a single person who doesn’t think they’re the best thing ever.  The last two years we’ve done Christmas up here, so I’ve made my own, but this year… Continue reading Done my christmas baking, four weeks late

a three hour walking tour of Brum, thinking about art, design and creativity in the city

I took two groups of our BA students around Birmingham this week. Our mission: to find where the creative industries hang out, and to think about how design lives and breathes in the real world. We spent three hours and covered a lot of ground. Unfortunately we didn’t get as far as Ikon at Brindley… Continue reading a three hour walking tour of Brum, thinking about art, design and creativity in the city

What my mate Gary did on his holiday: created a media storm by photographing his own children in a park

Met up with my mate Gary the other day and he told me he’s had an eventful summer. He’s been on TV, and in the national press, plus around the world on the interwebs for taking this picture of his own kids: (for more see: http://is.gd/2Hdr) He used a zoom lens so he was only… Continue reading What my mate Gary did on his holiday: created a media storm by photographing his own children in a park