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Generous Jon Reed is at it again: The Publishing Talk Guide to Twitter

I’ve blogged before about Jon Reed’s writing, citing him as a social media savvy chap, who generously shares his expertise – and what’s more he does it with style. Jon’s latest (e)book, The Publishing Talk Guide to Twitter, reaffirms those sentiments. In around 100 pages, Jon crams in multiple Twitter success stories and practical tips [...]

By |July 7th, 2011|Book review|2 Comments

Pirates! On the quest for the ‘true story’ of Captain Kidd

The Museum of London Docklands’ Pirates: The Captain Kidd Story exhibition has all the essential ingredients of a good museum experience: calling in the services of an engaging character and narrative, providing opportunities for visitors to experience past lives, linking history to contemporary popular culture, letting visitors leave their mark on the exhibition and posing [...]

By |July 6th, 2011|Exhibition review, Museums|Comments Off on Pirates! On the quest for the ‘true story’ of Captain Kidd

Nosy Crow’s Aliens vs MAD Scientists Mega Mash-up

New independent publisher on the block Nosy Crow have recently launched their Mega Mash-up series aimed at boys of 7+. The look and feel of the books mirrors other short series publications like Astrosaurs or Spy Dog. What's new is the 'draw your own adventure' aspect and the brazen repeated combination of everyone's fave character [...]

By |May 22nd, 2011|Book review, Publishing, science communication|4 Comments

Once Upon a Wartime at the Imperial War Museum

The Imperial War Museum London's latest temporary exhibition claims to delve "into the pages of well-loved books, bringing five stories of war dramatically to life". It's a neat idea. Choose five books which feature wartime situations and use the unrivalled collections of the Museum to illustrate what it was like in the real scenes and [...]

By |March 4th, 2011|Exhibition review, Museums, Publishing|0 Comments

Infinitely scandalous: the Natural History Museum’s Sexual Nature

If you want something to create a buzz, you can't do much better than getting your product banned. The Natural History Museum's PR machine must have thanked its lucky stars, then, when Transport for London banned an advertising poster for their new Sexual Nature exhibition. Not only did the action raise awareness for the Museum, [...]

By |February 21st, 2011|Exhibition review, Museums, science communication|2 Comments

Storytellers, objects and the power of stories: notes from The Story 2011

This year’s The Story, held yesterday in London’s Conway Hall, hosted 15 speakers over five hours, each addressing the general theme of ‘storytelling’.  Featuring artists, writers and gamers, the talks covered a myriad of story-ish situations. Within these diverse presentations, a few key concepts seemed to crop up again and again, namely: we are all [...]

By |February 19th, 2011|Communication, Museums, science communication|8 Comments

How to live like a designer

I've spent the past month collating text and images relating to the forthcoming Brit Insurance Designs of the Year awards and exhibition. The awards honour the best designs of 2010 in seven categories: architecture, fashion, furniture, graphics, interactive, product and transport. The Design Museum announced the longlist for the award earlier this week - which [...]

By |January 19th, 2011|Design|4 Comments

Bars in bookshops

I'm sure it's not a brand new idea, but I like the brand new V&A Reading Rooms at 8 Exhibition Road, South Kensington. Very much. I like Waterstones' 5th View bar in their flagship Piccadilly store too but that's more of a bar, set up in the confines of a bookshop. I like combined bookshops [...]

By |January 6th, 2011|bookselling, branding|4 Comments

2011: The year of playfulness?

I recently guestblogged for the award-winning elearning folk at Nelson Croom, on the Serious Business of Games. The post was linked to my Nelson Croom course on innovation and promoted the benefits of using games to spark creativity in the workplace. I'd like to take all the credit for the idea, but really it's all [...]

By |January 3rd, 2011|Book review|0 Comments

Getting up to speed with online marketing

In case you hadn't already heard, the highly social media savvy Jon Reed has just published a book with Financial Times Prentice Hall: Get up to speed with online marketing. Having got my hands on one of the first copies, I'm well impressed. So much so that I was moved to post my views on [...]

By |December 1st, 2010|Book review|4 Comments