Awesome! You may have seen this by now, but if not check it out:
I think Rick bowed down to the power of (internet, in this case) memes!
Just like this one!
Tropfest is the worlds largest short film festival. It already happened a couple of months ago so you may have heard of this, but this year for the first time the best film award was won by someone who shot their short entirely with a mobile phone camera.
The movie itself is beautiful, so if you have 3 minutes check it out, but it also made me think more about the way we use/consume/create media, not only has it been getting easier and easier for anyone to create and use production tools on their computer (I recently edited a video at work in a couple of hours, and it was the first time I ever opened iMovie) but all the different tools are getting mashed together in smaller and smaller devices. It’s a topic that is definitely being talked about a lot these days, but I’ll look at putting some of these thoughts together for a post.
I was also at the Mushrooms of the Russian Avant Garde exhibition on Saturday, I’ll definitely write a post about it tomorrow once I upload the pics to Flickr – it was pretty weird and fascinating…
Thanks to Andy for the logo!
Catching up on on my posting so this is already old news but the Global Beersphere happened last week and it was a great evening! Thanks to Faris for initiating it and to all the people in different locations around the world to take on managing the event. For those not in the know, Beersphere is a casual gathering of all sorts of planner type peeps, generally in a some cool bar or pub and guess what? Having beers/drinks and a good chat.
The lovely Rachel was our official host for the evening, and it was a pleasure to meet her again and as well as a good bunch of other always interesting people.
The event took place last Thursday 13th November, for the first time in about 9 locations around the world: New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Melbourne, Amsterdam, Boston, Berlin and Bucharest!
It’s being a seriously busy November over in Ice Cream land, but going to the London Bloggers meetup always inspires me to make an effort and get back to writing a few posts. Thanks again to Andy for organising the event, and also for the inimitable inspiration for naming the events – which gave me the title for this post as well!
It was nice to see some people met before (Anthony, Jaz, Andy, and others) and meet new always interesting people is as ever a great pleasure (Melanie, Hayley, and several Chris – sorry I need to find your blogs).
Melanie who writes at Fake Plastic Noodles, which for some reason I thought was Fresh plastic noodles – (Sorry I haven’t had time to read it yet, but hopefully will soon) talked about some differences in the UK and US blogospheres, her experience of moving over to London and the fun it was getting working visas in order, some good talk about PR / blogger outreach good practices, and it finished with some great informal questions / conversations.
A few more drinks and good conversations and we was on my merry way home. I’ll definitely try to make it to the next one. As I said, it’s a great way to meet cool people and find out about all the different topics they blog about and it’s really a good motivation to post regularly.