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Powerpoints, Bullet Points, and Conferences

October 26th, 2014 · No Comments

A couple of days ago, I sat next to a student on the train creating a Powerpoint presentation. She had started on a slide titled, “Germany’s Policy of Fulfillment” and was pulling out bullet points from a text book. Ten words per bullet, four bullets per slide, lots of slides, each on a small question. [...]

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Things I’m doing

September 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Over the next few months, I’m going to be doing several conferences:

TEDxSheffield on 22nd Sept
Improving Reality in Brighton on 23rd Sept
This Happened in London on 23rd Sept
Over the Air in Bletchley Park on 30th Sept
BAF Game in Bradford on 8th November

There’d be three more if I weren’t going on holiday to Sudan for a couple [...]

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ARGs conference slides now online

December 21st, 2008 · No Comments

Most of the slides from the ARGs in Charity and Education conference are now online, in a lovely Slideshare-embedded format. You name it – PowerPoint, Keynote, PDF – we’ve got it. There are also some links to good blog writeups of the conference, in case you want more commentary.
Next time, we’ll record the sessions on [...]

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ARGs in Charity and Education Conference

October 23rd, 2008 · No Comments

Despite the real and growing interest in ’serious’ ARGs from companies and broadcasters, there hasn’t yet been a conference dedicated to the subject where people can share knowledge. There’s so much potential for what serious ARGs can do that I’ve worked with the guys at Law 37 to organise ARGs in Charity and Education, a [...]

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Austin GDC talk

October 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

After becoming irritated about putting in a lot of work to prepare talks for conferences, and then for all that work to promptly vanish into the ether once my hour is up, I resolved to do something about it. I’ve bought a reasonably good microphone and have started recording the talks that I give to [...]

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Hay Festival 21

May 27th, 2008 · 7 Comments

A couple of days after we’d arrived at Hay-on-Wye for the book festival, something in my brain clicked and the whole event made sense for me. The Hay Festival – 11 days of talks by authors from around the world – is a glimpse of the future, a future run by old people. I don’t [...]

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Stories, Games, and The 21 Steps

March 18th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Today we launched the first short story at We Tell Stories, called The 21 Steps. It’s a thriller written by the acclaimed spy writer Charles Cumming, and it’s set within Google Maps. I’m genuinely pleased by the way in which the design of the experience meshed with Charlie’s excellent story, and so I’d really recommend [...]

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GDC 2007, ARGFest, Google…

March 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Updated with a link to my Google presentation.
Flying from west to east, I can recover from jetlag at about 2.5 hours per day. This means that when I come back from San Francisco, 8 hours behind GMT, I take a little over three days to return to my normal circadian rhythm. I once read that [...]

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Lost and Found

February 21st, 2007 · No Comments

After two years, the Cube has been found, and with it comes the end of Season 1 of Perplex City. A couple of days ago, we launched a new site at (we call it the Puzzle Portal); it’s still in beta, but there are going to be some good changes over the next few [...]

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Notes on the Futuremedia TV conference

December 5th, 2006 · No Comments

“No-one’s watching TV any more, and even worse, all this user-generated content is killing us.” That was the cheerful attitude at the C21 Futuremedia TV conference I went to last week. The audience was composed mainly of TV executives, with a smattering of smug ‘internet people’ like myself, who alternately confirmed their worst fears and [...]

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