Keep Lamp Posts Weird

Clare Reddington | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

The Playable City Award asks us to imagine how we might use these same technologies to make our cities more liveable, hopeful and collaborative. In order to fully explore the possibilities, it is vital we listen and share these questions with people across the world.

No Business Like Showcasing Business

Horace Trubridge | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

Now it seems that any band in any country that reaches the point where they think they can and should be breaking into new territories is looking for a showcase to perform at. In fact, ironically, sometimes the only way for a UK act to get some interest from the UK music industry is to play at an international showcase outside of the UK!

The Possibilities Are Endless

Julia Nottingham | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Julia Nottingham

The Possibilities are Endless is a film about the celebrated lyricist, Edwyn Collins, a songwriter (his most famous hit single is A Girl Like You), who had the contents of his mind effectively deleted after experiencing a stroke. Placed inside Edwyn's mind, we embark on a remarkable journey from the brink of death back to language, music, life and love.

Interview - Jungle Talk About Bucking the Social Media Trend

Carly Wilford | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

With artists from across the world descending on Austin's SXSW festival in Texas, Jungle's performances represented a movement towards bucking the egotistical media trend. Not appearing in any of their videos, pictures or artwork and boycotting twitter, their live performance speaks louder than any social media timeline.

The Many Future Cities

Ben Barker | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

The future has a lot in store for cities. Before the end of the century planners and architects will have seen some weird briefs land on their desks as we make settlements on the moon, in digital space and roaming settlements that graze the landscape for resources.

The Future Is What We Make It: Human vs. Inhuman, It's Our Choice

Dan Machen | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Machen

The word technology comes from the Greek 'tekhnologia', meaning either the 'art or craft' through which we move things, or the 'systematic treatment' of things.

SXSW 2014: A Virgin's Guide Part Three

Stewart Brock | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stewart Brock

We woke up unsurprisingly with a pretty decent hangover. Late night wandering meant that our already flu-damaged voices were even more ragged. SXSW was really beginning to take it's toll. The upside is that we had been invited to go to the elusive Ray Ban House.

SXSW 14: A Virgin's Guide Part Two

Stewart Brock | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stewart Brock

For the first part of our SXSW blog click here. Better late than never. I started this on Friday night and finished it on Saturday afternoon. We've b...

Creative Tech Entrepreneurs Should Look Beyond Shoreditch and Palo Alto for Inspiration

Beatrice Pembroke | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Tech
Beatrice Pembroke

Beyond established hotspots such as the US and UK, there's a whole movement of other digital and creative hubs, from Nairobi to Recife and Jakarta to Cairo. Less obvious pools of ideas and talent: growing markets of youth consumers and the originators of new creative ideas, social innovation and cultural leadership.

Memes for Cities

Clare Reddington | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

Amongst all the Fitbits and Jawbones, the Glass and the things, this year's SXSW featured a small, but perfectly formed cluster of events about public spaces, neighbourhood platforms and the need to re-connect people with each other and their environment.

WATCH: Lady Gaga Deliver A Sick Performance (Literally!)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Notorious wallflower Lady Gaga gave a typically understated performance at the SXSW festival in Austin on Thursday night, which saw her being covered ...

Two Dead At SXSW Music Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Two people have been killed and more than twenty injured after a car ploughed into crowds at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. ...

SXSW 2014: A Virgin's Guide

Stewart Brock | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stewart Brock

Travelling from Glasgow to Austin began with bundling ourselves into a taxi with as much gear as we could carry, bleary eyed and ill-prepared. I say ill-prepared because we're recently back from a UK tour and I felt that the best way to prepare myself for our first North American incursion was to ignore that it was happening until the last moment. I packed my case 4 hours before Lewis (drummer/producer) rang my doorbell.

A Superhuman Experience: Fear and Love-in at SXSW 2014

Dan Machen | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Machen

The Innovation Team is again heading to Austin, Texas for SXSW 2014. This put us firmly in fizzy territory as we waited for the plane to take off. And by fizzy, I don't mean Champagne - the '80s are long gone. I mean a mixture of excitement and The Fear.

SXSW: A Music Manager's View

Ellie Giles | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ellie Giles

In just a few days time, the doors to the biggest and most important showcase for new music swing open again. I can still recall my first experience of South By South West (SXSW) - it was rambunctious, full of pure abandon and randomness - flitting from one venue to another with remarkable speed.

Highlights of 2013

Josephine | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

I know most people have done their 'Best of 2013' lists already, but my thinking here is that as long as it's done before the end of January it isn't too late.

Interview - Palma Violets

Carly Wilford | Posted 14.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

The band has the ability to turn a subdued crowd in a blistering sweat heap of mosh pitting, crowd surfing maniacs. At recent gigs en mass stripping within the crowd has even left the band feeling bemused by their power

Texas: A State That Does Nothing by Halves

Black Tomato | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

Home of the rodeo and rock 'n' roll, texmex and tejano, Buddy Holly and Beyoncé; it's no surprise that Texas is full of force. Its variety contributes to its world renown; whether inspiring city arts movements or tranquil coastlines picking up surfers from shore to shore, delicate seafood dishes or hearty home grown chilli, Texas has a range of scenes all of which pack as much punch as the next.

One Giant Leap in Gestural Interface: Leap Motion First Look

Dan Machen | Posted 18.06.2013 | UK Tech
Dan Machen

At 24, the two co-founders of Leap Motion - Michael Buckwald and David Holz could be described as Wunderkind, but to label them as such, is disservice to the maturity and value of their vision.

SXSW 2013 - Welcome to the Best Music Industry Schmooze on the Planet

Paul Carey | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Paul Carey

When I sat down to write a few words on this year's SXSW in Austin, Tx I was thinking 500, maybe a 1000 would be sufficient to sum it up. I was wrong. Put in seven simple words, SXSW is THE BEST INDUSTRY EVENT ON THE PLANET!

My SXSW Diary - Austin, Texas - Day Five

Carly Wilford | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

The last day of SXSW and I found myself wandering around the supermarket hungover and a tear trickling down my cheek. This whole trip has been total...

I Never Appreciated British Taxi Drivers... Until I Went To Texas.

Hanna Flint | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Hanna Flint

I've never really had a good experience with taxis. If memory serves, the worst occurred in my second year of university, when a week after passing my driving test a mini cab rear-ended my Peugeot 206, writing the poor hatchback off for half the price we paid.

WATCH: Depeche Mode Invite Fans Behind The Scenes Of New Album

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

Depeche Mode are back with a vengeance. With a new album set for release on 26 March, they are on a fan-pleasing mission, thrilling die-hard fans ...

My SXSW Diary - Austin, Texas - Day Four

Carly Wilford | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Crystal clear blue skies and scorching sun, Austin is well and truly alive. Packed streets filled with every type of musician, promotor, manager, A&R and die hard music fan. I am falling in love with America.

My SXSW Diary - Austin, Texas - Day Three

Carly Wilford | Posted 16.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Carly Wilford

Something about the music industry gives you the ability to find energy even when you're running on empty. Reminiscing about the night before always makes you realise just how magical some of your experiences can be.