This should be LOVEFiLM’s latest ad – I wonder how many of these titles are available to stream

November 7, 2012 Advertising, Video

A nice TedEd animation detailing the US electoral collage system.

November 2, 2012 Education, Life, Video

The videos from the Startup School 2012 talks are now live. They include interviews with Mark Zuckerberg, Hiroshi Mititani (Rakuten) and I really liked Patrick Collison’s talk on Stripe.


A great talk and Q&A fromĀ Cal Newport who talks about his research on why its a bad idea to follow your passion

October 25, 2012 Business, Economics, Education, Life, Talk, Video

Really clever metaphor use of the social geo-location tools to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS

An interesting Ted presentation from Ryan Markley on the Mozilla’s Popcorn project which allows video producers to create a more layered playback experience. It will be interesting to see how people evolve this toolset for commerce.

StartUp School 2012 from Y Combinator is about to kick off:

October 20, 2012 Business, Computing, Talk, Video

Another interesting documentary on the back of We Are Legion. I like the bit where they put a Google sticker on a car and just drive around doing whatever they want!

A great talk and Q&A from Paddy Hirsch on the economy. He wrote a book Man V Markets: Economics Explained (Plain and Simple) which aims to explain the financial environment in basic everyday terms and analogies

October 18, 2012 Business, Economics, Talk, Video

This is a really powerful tool presented by John Maeda at a recent Ted Talk – I would love to know about it but it is a area of real potential. You could possibly create this with interesting detail by scraping email, public blogs, Twitter, Facebook of public information and privately exchanged information from the parties involved.

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