Five things on Friday #43
Things of note for the week ending October 26th, 2012
1. Worlds above the clouds
The above image is taken from a gorgeous photoset entitled ‘Magical Worlds Exist Just Above the Clouds’. And the whole set made me smile. So I hope you like it.
2. Batman 16
I’m behind a bit on Batman at the moment, but it has to be said – this latest cover is CREEPY AS HELL, and hella awesome for it.
Bonus friend action this week with a surprise visit by two buddies from overseas, Rob Keyes from Screenrant and Ryan Penagos from Marvel. They were over doing some TOP SECRET reporting on [REDACTED] and I went and met them (and Ryan’s awesome colleague Marc) for a good few beers at the end of their day.
Our destination? Piano.
Man I forgot how good that place is. You should go.
4. The Lumia 920 on AT&T
I really really like this ad. Not because it’s AT&T and not really because it’s the first TVC for the Nokia 920 either. I just think, for a 30 second spot, it tells a story of our time in an excellent fashion. So, yeah -
5. The London Transmedia Fest 2012
Anyone following me on Twitter on Friday would’ve seen a whole bunch of tweets using the #LTF2012 hashtag. Well, the London Transmedia Fest 2012 was the reason why. Some highlights -
- Household screen average: 10 to every four people
- By 2013 Red Bull will make a profit from their own advertising
- Why would bloggers ever help out with a brand campaign? Answer
- Content as a strategy (as opposed to a tactic)
- How to assess content
And finally, my favourite speaker of the day was Pat Cadigan. Pat told a wonderful story about how the times in her life when she had nearly died. It was brilliant, captivating and just… delightful.
“Children are magical… Where do all the mediocre adults come from?”
Bonuses this week comes in the form of just a bunch of other stuff I’m reading -
- I really enjoyed this Louis CK / SNL article
- The wrong election date is on some Spanish-language voting forms
- Ghostbusters 3 has finally been given the green light, here’s the timeline
- Italy’s most famous drowned town (is there a top ten?)
- What is Drop 7?
- a breathtaking poem, ‘Sheep‘