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TWTWTW: Journo movies and Kickstarter awesomeness

So the yet again delayed weekly web round-up. I like to think of it as more a pleasant surprise when it finally shows up… Allons-y as a police call box-based time traveller might once have said… Journo blockbusters Great piece on  why reporters love movies about journalism. This piece is very good, I’ve seen almost … Continue reading

TWTWTW: You wait ages for a superhero and then six come along at once

Avengers Assemble has just broken the box office record for an opening weekend, a veritable Hulk smash hit, and it’s not hard to see why. The movie is an absolute joy, a script sparkling with wit and humour, and intelligence. It has some great performances from the cast and enough SFX to fill 30 seasons … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Web round-up

Running out of excuses as to why it takes me so long to get this post written, so rather than bore you with it, here’s my round-up of what’s been interesting me on the web recently. Reasons to be cheerful Nothing annoys me quite as regularly as gender stereotyping kids toys – the art of pigeon-holing children … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Lycan this Werewolf poster a lot…

Julie Andrews may have sung about whiskers on kittens and something to with fingerless knitwear, well my version of A Few of my Favourite things would include werewolves, the thing, AT-AT pancakes and – well just read on, it’ll take your mind off the horrifying Troy Davis story and continuing financial meltdown. Lycan this a … Continue reading

Fully paid up member of the Pod Squad

BBC Click carried a report on the current appeal of podcasts. The article headline Podcasts: Who still listens to them?  was probably designed to be a little provocative, to hint at the decline of this new wave of citizen broadcasters. In fact it’s a nice piece, looking at the rise into mainstream consciousness  of a … Continue reading

Radiolab – a sound experiment

Terrible admission. I’ve only just discovered Radiolab. Radiolab is a programme from WYNC – a public radio station in New York– and it’s just brilliant. It’s one of the best forms of radio, podcast or any other form of audio I’ve heard in a very long time. It’s a programme which talks about science and … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Ultimate movie mash-up, bamboo bikes and space

A bit later than usual, but here’s my pick of the week in web. Unusually, i’ve blogged about two  of my favourite discoveries this week – the pedal powered machinery and Dock Ellis and the LSD No-No – but they are so good, I thought I would point you in their direction again. So this … Continue reading

Aiming low – food for thought on failure

I’ve written a few times now about failure and the lessons we can take from it (see Epic Fail and the Glory of Failure) .  This has been firmly based on learning from failure in order to be successful, creatively, commercially or operationally. The code of Fail fast, learn and move on. Jon Ronson had … Continue reading

TWTWTW: A tear, Sarah Jane?…

Time for another round-up of web-related wonder, this week some very touching tributes to Doctor Who’s Elisabeth Sladen who died this week, More Who and some meeja moves. Goodbye Sarah Jane To many Elisabeth Sladen was THE Doctor Who companion. Aside from the instant reaction to the news on Twitter, there were some genuinely touching … Continue reading

TWTWTW: Wherever I hang my bike…

So, the end of another week – and time for another round-up of stuff that tickled my fancy. This week’s round-up includes an off-the-wall storage idea, some  brilliant radio treats and a fantastical pledge to re-invigorate US manufacturing. Epic Win over Fail Designer James Dyson with some good commentary “in praise of failure” Radio Days … Continue reading