Last weekend I took part in a fantastic (and, astoundingly, free) masterclass on storytelling. This was delivered over two days in Glasgow by the writer, story consultant and Pixar genius Matthew Luhn, and Hazel Marshall, a vastly experienced writer and former BBC story advisor. Although the masterclass was aimed at those looking to get into screenwriting, there were […]
A summary of the first keynote and panel discussion from the Data Science for Media summit from the Alan Turing Institute
I’m just home from a fairly manic day at work – but manic in a good way. The reason for the ‘mania’ was the re-launch of the new Radar (formerly known as Under the Radar) website at radar.scotsman.com. Technically it was just a case of switching the testing site to the live server, but there […]
As you can see, things looks a bit different here. That’s all down to my friend Alan Scott, a graphic designer who came up with the new banner, above. You can see more of Alan’s work at http://www.alanjohnscott.com or read his own blog here. Cheers Al!
Last week I did something I didn’t think I would do – and it didn’t involve any radical Christian denominations or East Fife Football Club. Something far more unprecedented (at least given my commenting track record on Milo’s blog) . I ordered an iPhone. Spur of the moment, jumping on the bandwagon… however it happened […]
I’ve been trying to think of a subject to write about for the an end-of-year blog post, and, having ruled out Jade Goody’s cultural legacy, the death of Auto-Tune and the career prospects of Tiger Woods, it jumped out at me. So-called “choice fatigue”, more than any other topic, seems to me the most easily […]