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'Silicon Valley Comes to the UK' : Some thoughts from the event

I've been rather quiet on this blog for a while, I appreciate. To be frank, my split Metadata/Convergence role has seen me rather concentrating on the latter over the last few months, what with...

Temporal Metadata, Zeebox, New Oil - Serendipity or Zemblanity?

Historically, TV metadata has been used to supply Electronic Programme Guides (EPGs) and therefore has been adequate for description at a show level. Typically when the industry talks about TV...

More from William Gibson, on technology and cultural memory

  A couple of days back, I quoted from the William Gibson non-fiction anthology  Distrust that Particular Flavour , with regard to his famous essay “Rocket Radio”...

Metadata and the irrelevance of "cultural gatekeepers"

Way back at the beginning of my tenure as Metadata Champion, Gus Desberats and I kicked off a bit of a debate in these pages; Gus took exception to my view that Amazon were world-leading not...

Metadata Standards for Media

EBU (European Broadcasting Union), the collective organisation of Europe's 75 national broadcasters, has produced a Metadata standard called 'EBUCore '.  This document is...

CIKTN and Unthinkable's Group Think event on Memory and Data

Yesterday, November 10th, my consultancy Unthinkable , in collaboration with the CI KTN,  held the second of our Group Think round table events at RIBA in London. (You might recall that we...

Metadata and the CIKTN: some context for year two

  So, it's year two as the CI KTN's Metadata Theme Champion - or "bloke" as I prefer - and it seems like a good idea to do a bit of stall-setting for the next 12-18...

£5m Metadata Production Tools fast-track round 2 deadline approaching

The deadline for the fast-track strand of the Technology Strategy Board's Metadata Production Tools competition is approaching. The final date for registration on the TSB's website,...

£5m Metadata Production Tools fast-track round 2 opening

A second opportunity to apply to the fast-track strand of the Technology Strategy Board's Metadata Production Tools competition opens on 13th June . The final date for registration on the...

On UK Radio Player - and the importance of solid metadata

  A couple of weeks ago saw the launch of UK Radio Player , a unified platform for the online distribution of vast amounts of UK radio - most importantly, bringing together content...

Some thoughts from the Feb 2011 Minibar Meetup

  Last Friday, February 25th, I attended the Minibar meet-up at the Truman Brewery in East London, a monthly networking event for people working in and around the digital...

Kevin Kelly on the future of publishing

  The video above is of a twenty minute-or-so presentation given recently by Kevin Kelly at the O'Reilly TOC 2011 conference held in New York. TOC - Or Tools of Change...

Some thoughts from Culture Hack Day

This weekend just gone, The Royal Opera House put on the inaugural Culture Hack Day - in actual fact two days. The core of the weekend, hosted at Wieden + Kennedy's Spitalfields...

A brief report from our metadata events in Manchester and Edinburgh

Well, we've just finished our last two Partnering for Innovation events of the year and what an adventure it's been. I'm writing this on the train back from Edinburgh to London...

Metadata and convergence

My Convergence theme champion colleague Frank Boyd hosted an enjoyable seminar/workshop at RIBA last week, aimed at mapping out some of the issues surrounding media convergence....

The last Partnering for Innovation events of 2010

A busy week, this, on the metadata-evangelism front. We've got the two final Partnering for Innovation events of 2010 happening in Manchester and Edinburgh, and once again we'll be...

Partnering for Innovation in Bristol

Regular readers will by now know about the second round of TSB funding for metadata projects, which opens next spring; essentially, the TSB are putting £5miilion on the table for R&D...

Partnering for Innovation, September Part 3: Chris Jackson

On September 30th, we hosted another Partnering for Innovation event looking at the current TSB metadata funding call, this time round at RIBA in London. Chris Jackson is the CEO of ...

Metadata and recommendations: a challenge, 1: introduction

A couple of weeks back I appeared on a panel at the Innovate10 conference; the panel looked at ways in which technology was continuing to create new business models in the creative industries, and...

Partnering For Innovation, September 30th, Pt 2: John Sheridan

On September, we hosted another Partnering for Innovation event looking at the current TSB metadata funding call, this time round at RIBA in London. (Several of the presentations can be seen here...
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New £5m metadata competition launched

The Technology Strategy Board has lauched a competition with up to £5m available to help...

The hot talk on metadata at IBC

CI KTN member Simon Phillips was among the many media folk at IBC , Europe's leading media...

Temporal Metadata, Zeebox, New Oil - Serendipity or Zemblanity?

Historically, TV metadata has been used to supply Electronic Programme Guides (EPGs) and...