Giving Something Back - Contagious Trends
Sep 25, 6:15pm - Sep 25, 7:15pm
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT
Of all the thousands of words that have been written about changes in branding since the inception of the internet, the only ones that are actually true are these: now, you have to give something back. You have to be at least useful, at least relevant or at least entertaining in order to create a loyal audience of brand enthusiasts. In the presentation,
Contagious will be showcasing the most innovative and effective exercises in non-traditional marketing from around the world, and examining what makes them useful, relevant, or entertaining.
A talk with Tomato
Sep 22, 7:00pm - Sep 22, 9:00pm
JWT, 1 Knightsbridge Green, London, Greater London, SW1X
Tomato was founded in 1991 by Steve Baker, Dirk van Dooren, Karl Hyde, Richard Smith, Simon Taylor and Graham Wood as a collective of artists, designers, musicians and writers. Each one of the creatives involved is essentially independent, choosing to work and collaborate with the wider group on an individual project basis. Currently there are ten active members in the collective, and many others have played important roles during the ongoing development of tomato. In recent years, tomato has recorded successes with hosting workshops, publishing, exhibiting, live performances and public speaking, as well as working with clients in the areas of advertising, architecture, fashion, public installations, music, TV & film and graphic design.
Nokia Ovi Developer Open Door
Sep 24, 11:00am - Sep 24, 5:00am
Weiden + Kennedy Innovation Centre, 16 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR
There are opportunities galore for mobile app developers publishing content to Nokia's Ovi Store. Are you prepared to make the most of those opportunities? And what about the Calling All Innovators developer contest? You can win cash and prizes - and the recognition of your peers in the developer community for your hard work. Equally, have you applied for funding from the $10 million Open Screen Project Fund? If not, what are you waiting for? The Fund awards money to developers working on Flash Lite apps for use on Nokia devices. These topics - plus a fresh update on the tools available from Forum Nokia, developer programmes, support, and other offerings are on the agenda at a developer open day sponsored by Forum Nokia and Nokia U.K. Come out to meet the Forum Nokia and Nokia U.K. teams and experience the full potential of Nokia's mobile devices.
Glug London presents SO Together
Sep 24, 6:00pm - Sep 24, 11:00pm
Queen of Hoxton, 1 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3JX
Glug are pleased to announce details of our special, one off all building event for London Design Week on Thursday 24th September. Once again, and possibly for the last time in 2009 we'll be at the Queen of Hoxton, taking over all three floors. Expect a summer fete style event with various installations, exhibitions, tutorials and live art/design throughout the building 6pm-8.30pm. Followed by a selection of talks (15mins each) in the basement from 8.30pm. SO together will showcase various Studio Output projects, alongside all our collaborators and friends who we've worked with over the past 2 years.
Over the Air
Sep 25, 9:30am - Sep 27, 5:30pm
Imperial College Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus, Exhibition
Road, London, SW7 2AZ
Over the Air is a grass-roots mobile developer event that is completely unique in the mobile industry events calendar - it is free to attend, is hands-on in the style of hack-days and bar-camps, covers the cutting edge of current mobile development (as opposed to glossy future-speak or sales-pitches), and features bean bags, a big party and an overnight
sleep-over. There will also be a competition at the end of the event for the best categories of applications created during the event, with many great prizes. This year's programme is currently being put together, but will once again feature technical presentations, tutorials, workshops, and break-out rooms. Expect topics such as Open Source, Java, Symbian (Series-60), Mobile Web, Mobile Ajax, Android, Mobile Linux, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, etc. The sessions will be 55 minutes in length and while the focus of the event is on mobile development, we are also accepting sessions on user experience and design and we are putting together some sessions on mobile art including (hopefully) a mobile film festival.
Sep 25, 7:00pm - Sep 25, 10:30pm
Shoreditch Town Hall, 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT
This Happened is a series of events focusing on the stories behind interaction design. Having ideas is easier than making them happen. This Happened delves into projects that exist today, how their concepts and production process can help inform future work. Interaction design companies are often too closed off to the outside. The event encourages people to be more open in their methods and ideas. The aim is to have a mix of established practitioners, commercial companies and students. This Happens encourages the perspectives from the other side of the fence, so will also be inviting curators and commissioners of work to give presentations.
Eat Your Games
Sep 25, 5:00pm - Sep 25, 6:00pm
Shoreditch Town Hall 380 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT
In the run-up to Playful '09 at the end of October, we're chuffed to the rafters at being invited to London Digital Week. Eat Your Games is a one-hour chat session about digital distribution, the rise of indie development, and stable platforms with three of the UK's most interesting games companies. Jim McNiven is from Kerb Games - a web agency which develop viral games for brands, but which is now moving towards indie development as they create their own IP in the form of a football-themed browser-based MMO. Robin Lacey is part of a young company called Beatnik Games, which is developing Plain Sight, a multiplayer robo-action explosion fest that plays as great as it looks. Sean Murray from Hello Games, an indie company made up of ex-console developers (EA, Kuju) who are working on an incredibly exciting looking game that we're not allowed to say anything about yet. Eat Your Games is an opportunity to find out what digital distribution looks like from inside the industry, from developers who have made AAA, millions selling console games, independently developed hit projects, as well as online viral ad-games that reach audiences of millions.
Sep 23, 7:00pm - Sep 23, 10:00pm
The Talent Business, Drury House, 34-43 Russell Street, London, WC2B 5HA
The bankers are back to their big bonuses, but for the rest of us the recession is still hitting pretty hard. So with unemployment rising and budgets for marketing being slashed across the board, what does that mean for us lot? Where does it leave the traditional/digital split? How do we spot those opportunities to really innovate? And how do we prepare ourselves to start riding the waves of recovery? Come join us for drinks, nibbles and a whole lot of inspiration to help you propel yourself forwards while everyone else is still shoe-gazing.
Sep 24, 6:30pm - Sep 24, 10:00pm
Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street London, N1 6SH
Over 30 per cent of 15 to 30 year olds watch TV with the laptop open. Can TV formats take advantage of this new user behaviour? Will innovative TV producers and web developers seize this opportunity? Will it allow broadcasters to monetise their audiences of millions, one at a time? Or will two screen follow red button down the technology toilet? Join us on the evening of 24th September at Hoxton Hall, a beautiful Victorian theatre, where innovators in this nascent sector will deliver 10-minute presentations on their experiences. They'll give frank accounts of what has worked and what has failed.
Show + Tell
Sep 22, 10:00am - Sep 22, 5:00pm
The Cube, Studio 5, 155 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BJ
Show + Tell is a joint collaboration between Creativepool, Blurb and Academy Class. Through a combination of online and offline work from the design, digital and advertising world, the event will include a smorgasbord of creative activity. Academy Class will be hosting free seminars throughout the day including tips and tricks using Photoshop, Flash and InDesign open to all creative professionals. The Cube is also offering discounts to LDW visitors to use their hot-desk, meeting and brainstorm rooms during the week. Contact them direct for details.
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