Anyone in and around Cork interested in having a few social drinks on either December 9th or December 15th? Perhaps we could even get some food? Who’s about?
Archive for December, 2006
Ed Droste (Grizzly Bear) and Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy) interview each other.
7 Viral Marketing tips. Seems more about making viral videos. Good video examples included.
High number of downloads. But poor stickiness. Podcasts still not a killer app?
Faithless – Bombs. Banned by MTV. Wimps.
Richard Dawkins (who I consider an arrogant git) takes apart students from a Jerry Falwell “college”.
I’m chairing a talk in the Rochestown Park Hotel on Wednesday called Staying Competitive in the International Arena which is part of the Wireless Wednesday
We’ve bitched and moaned that these wireless events are always in Dublin, well finally they’re coming to Cork. Hurrah.
Full details below, please do come along and don’t forget to register.
Date: Wednesday December 6th 6pm-8pm
Venue: The Maple Suite, Rochestown Park Hotel, Rochestown Road, Douglas, Cork.
Registration: 6pm – 6.30pm
Admission: Wireless Skillnet members are free
Non members Euro30
To register contact: admin [at] investnet.ie (David Neville)
6.00-6.30 – Registration
6.30-6.50 – Presentation
6.50-8.00 – Panel Discussion
8.00 Networking Reception sponsored by Selatra
Chair for evening: Damien Mulley
Speaker: John Dennehy, Director – Upstart Games Topic – Operating a Successful Mobile Games Company in Cork – Lessons Learned
Presentation will be followed by a Q&A session with the Speakers
Karlin lines up a list of net visonaries and Gerry McGovern of “Nua fame” is put in the same mix as Tim Berners-Lee, Vint Cerf, Tim O’Reilly and Nicholas Negroponte. One invented the web, another designed the protocols for connecting computers , one is running the One Laptop per child initiative and set up the MIT Media Lab and then we have Gerry, now modeling himself as a Jakob Nielsen-like character.
Ireland’s best known thinker on matters digital, Gerry McGovern, set up one of Ireland’s first web development companies, NUA, back in 1994
After that point, and with the setting up of his own consulting company, he has focused more on web content, in particular how organisations can best use the web. Though less of a presence in Ireland, his early writing and columns – before the Celtic Tiger took off – were some of the first to get people thinking here about the arrival of these new communications technologies and the role they might play.
Is Gerry McGovern the greatest in the history of the Irish Internet? If not, who is? Mary O’Rourke?
Meanwhile, look at the rest of the articles in that series on the Irish Times website. Lots of blogger have written pieces and lots more get mentioned. It is also in the Times as a supplement today.
I may have mentioned it before but the greatest concert I’ve experienced so far was the Odin’s Raven Magic concert that Sigur Ros, and a whole heap of other people performed on September 28th 2004 in Charlie Parker Hall in La Villette in Paris.
It was an opera type male singer who performs the Icelandic 14th century poem “Odin’s Raven Magic” and accompanying him was a choir, an orchestra and Sigur Ros. They played some very traditional instruments including what looked like stones and made amazing sounds. There was a big screen behind them showing very arty visuals. Overall, everything on stage complimented everything else. It was absolutely amazing to experience and I’d travel the world to see this show again. The audience I think were blown away. People including me were almost emotional enough to shed a tear at the beauty of it all. Almost.
Here’s a clip from another performance of it in London:
Ooops he did it again. The Late Late drunk invader ramraids RTE.
Racist rant boosts Seinfeld DVD sales. Of course…
Via Piaras, is news that the EU Dublin office is podcasting.
Owwww. I mean, it is used for more than just sex.
Gay man spends half a million to try and defeat a republican who voted to ban gay marriage. I don’t find this an uplifting story to be honest. Surely that money and energy could have been spent on making a better difference.
Booom. Fun with alkalis:
It contains the tag line “Making Northern Ireland Safer For Everyone” and has this in-your-face drink driving ad:
Who’da thought it? I expect to see a Garda and Crimeline Bebo account by the end of the day, knowing how these things go. Veh-hick-kill.bebo.com is free still.
Meanwhile, new blogs on the block for this week are here.
Nialler is looking for your top Irish albums of 2006. Yes, it *is* that time of year. I’m not sure have I actually listened to any Irish albums released in 2006. Certainly not that album from yer man Rice.
Overall my favourite albums or artists for 2006 have been Beirut – Gulag Orkestra, Regina Spektor – Soviet Kitch (yeah I know it isn’t her latest album), Girl Talk – Night Ripper and both Final Fantasy albums. I think I have a few Irish artists on my iPod but not many at all when compared to my overall music collection. Perhaps Nialler’s list will convince me to seek out local talent.