The renowned Typo conference normally held in Berlin made it’s London premier hosting some of the most exceptional design and creative minds of our time. This was one event Skive could not afford to miss. Unfortunately it turned out that we had in fact missed the opportunity to get our hands on any tickets. As the end of a Typoless Thursday played out I vented my non-attending misery the only way I knew how – on Twitter. As I searched for the #Typo11 hash tag a fellow tweeter (twitterer?) had posted that she had a spare ticket to the conference. For that one moment in time I had the ability to compose a tweet in mere milliseconds. To my amazement I had actually scored tickets to the hottest design conference in town! A quick call to my MD Sean to explain that if I don’t attend the conference it would be a crime against Skive. Of course without hesitation Sean gave me the all clear to attend; Excitement ensued. Must take this opportunity to thank Cat Townsend and The Blank Sheet Project for the free ticket!
Below are only a few snippets of lectures I attended. Wish I could write about all the speakers I saw but alas I have very little time to write this! If you would like to know all the big shots that spoke at the conference you can check them out here: http://typolondon.com/index.php/Speakers;7/1
Skive are regulars at the Flash on the beach event down in Brighton and shall be again this year. The inspirational sessions towards the end of the day are always a great listen! And lets not forget the ‘networking’ that comes at the end of the day. It really is a great chance to meet people in the industry so even if you don’t take away all the knowledge you can still get a few very interesting contacts out of it. Be sure to look out for us as we are always up for an in depth conversation on the future of the web!
Write up coming soon.
X-BOX 360 Slim
Shipping NOW! With built in N-Wireless and 250GB hard drive. They have finally solved the overheating and noise issues lets just hope they tested it properly this time.
Project Natal has been re-named to Kinect during its unvieling at E3. Kinect will change the way we play games especially with its face, body and voice (without headset) recognition software, this could change everything! Not just gaming.
Kinect is the next generation of game interaction and its going to open up a can of innovation when its released on November 4th world-wide. Here is a video detailing how advanced Kinect really is, welcome to the future:
I can’t wait for Star Wars on Kinect, It will sprout a whole new generation of the Star Wars Kid. Kinect and a cieling mounted projector is the way to go. Imagine Guitar Hero and Rock Band on Kinect – you won’t even need to collect all the instruments and cluter up your living room, you will just truely be an air band.
The two day Google I/O conference ended yesterday with a ton of exciting news from the team over at Google. The event showcases all the projects Google have been working on for the past year and this year they did not disappoint.
During the event Google’s CEO really shot down Apple and really made a point to show the products and services they were delivering were completely going to cater for their shortcomings. In short heres what we can expect from them: