Announcing REMIX London 2015 – 8-9 December – British Museum & Google HQ

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After sell-out events in 2012, 2013 and 2014, and welcoming a record 1,500 delegates over two-days to our Sydney summit in June, our flagship annual European event REMIX London returns once again, this year hosted at the British Museum & Google Town Hall alongside networking receptions at the Ace Hotel, Shoreditch and the new Sonos Studio.

REMIX London explores the intersection of Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship and is a collaboration with partners including Google, Bloomberg, The Guardian, VICE and Time Out.

REMIX tackles the big ideas shaping the future of the arts, the creative economy and creative cities by bringing together pioneers from different sectors including technology, media and culture. REMIX provides a forum for exchanging insights, growing ideas and working together towards common goals.

More information can be found at www.remixsummits.com and a short film of the 2014 event can be viewed here.

Over 75 world class speakers will take to the stage over two days, including:

Simon Woodroffe OBE, Founder, YO! Sushi, YOTEL and YO! Home // Claire Postans, Creative Director, Jamie Oliver Group // Brett Wigdortz, CEO, Teach First // Kerry Taylor, Senior Vice President, Youth and Music, MTV
 // Tom O’Leary, Director of Learning, Science Museum
 // Wil Harris, Head of Digital, Conde Nast
 // Gavin Poole, CEO, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Park (London 2012 Olympic Park)
 // Deborah Shaw, Head of Creative Programming, Historic Royal Palaces
 // Rish Mitra, CEO, Blippar
 // Jonathon Holloway, Artistic Director, Melbourne Festival
 // Frederik Ottesen, Co-Founder, Little Sun
 // Edward Humphrey, Digital Director, BFI
 // Nicholas Lovell, Author, ‘The Curve’ 
// Will Hayward, Chief Commercial Officer, Dazed Group
 // Charlotte Richards, Business Intelligence Strategy and Times & Sunday Times Director
 // Dave Twohig, Head of Design and Placemaking, Battersea Power Station
 // Marc Allenby, Director of Distribution, Picturehouse Cinemas
 // Juliana Biondo, Digital Initiatives Manager, Vatican Museum // Lawrence Crumpton, Developer Platform Evangelist, Microsoft // Tamsin Sharp, Head of Strategy, Royal Academy // Jemima Rellie, Director of Content and Audiences, The Royal Collection
 // Matt Andrews, Chief Strategy Officer, Mindshare 
// Chris Michaels, Head of Digital & Publishing, British Museum
 // Nicole Yershon, Director, Ogilvy Labs // Sam Bompass, Co-Founder, Bompass & Parr // Mark Davies, Communications & Corporate Affairs Director, Post Office

NEW FOR LONDON 2015

> FUEL THE FIRE (in partnership with Blippar)
Join us around the Blippar Campfire, a space for sharing stories and ideas over a mug of hot cocoa, and continuing the conversations started in the seminars and most importantly, meet lots of new faces.

> IDEAS BREWERY (in partnership with Mindshare)
The Ideas Brewery was launched this year at REMIX Sydney allowing delegates to get closer to the speakers you really want to meet. Continue the conversation by following selected contributors offstage to a further session of facilitated discussion.

Book before 5th November to take advantage of the brilliant early bird deal saves up to £150 or 1/3 off full price tickets! Book here.

The ticket price includes food and refreshments as well as drinks at the two receptions.

Do contact us directly if you have any further questions, otherwise we look forward to hopefully seeing you at REMIX London in December.

Rijksstudio – Create your own Masterpiece

Our second post about innovations coming out of the staggeringly successful reopening of the Rijksmuseum. The Rijkstudio website allows you to take images from the museums collection and then remix them and apply the results onto a variety of different products from fashion products to Tattoo’s. The team behind the project create a Rijkstudio lab in De Bijenkorf department store so even more people could get hands on and create their own masterpiece from more than 125,000 digitised art works.

Some of the most forward thinking museums and galleries are opening up their collections to users and this is leading to some interesting commercial applications such as this.

Games Designer in Residence at the V&A

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BAFTA winner Sophia George has joined forces with the V&A as their first ever Game Designer in Residence. It is a reflection of how museums are trying to hardwire cross-disciplinary thinking in to their DNA and it will be interesting to see how Sophia uses her insight from the gaming industry to unlock the British Galleries for new audiences which will be the focal point for her residency. It’s an interesting experiment so watch this space.

REMIX London Summit announced…

We are super excited that this year’s REMIX London event is going to take place at the Town Hall space in the recently opened UK Head Office of Google at Tottenham Court Road. 50 amazing speakers from the likes of Spotify, VICE, V&A, Unilever, BBC, Absolute, the Dubai Design District (d3) and Trip Advisor and will be lighting up the stage as we look at the big ideas and trends shaping the future of the cultural sector.

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The Town Hall at Google HQ, London. Even the chairs are on brand.

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The Library at Google (I wish more libraries were like this).

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The patriotic Reception area with inbuilt exhibition in partnership with the Science Museum and others. All workplaces should clearly be like this.

 

BIGGEST 3D ART PIECE

17 November 2011: Actors pose with gym equipment on what the Guinness World Records bills as the world’s largest 3D painting, at Canary Wharf in London. British artist Joe Hill’s creation measures in excess of 1,120 square metres

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EBAY IS OPENING UP POP UP SHOP IN LONDON

eBay is opening a pop-up shop near London’s Oxford Street, based entirely around instant purchasing via QR codes.

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Located on Dean Street, it will be open for five days from December 1st, won’t have any tills and will have only 200 items on display.

To make a purchase, customers will be asked to scan a product’s QR code using a smartphone, which will in turn direct them to the payment section of the eBay website.

eBay has partnered with HTC to provide ‘loaner’ handsets to those visiting the shop without a smartphone, and there will be eight tablets on hand to give customers access to eBay’s other products.

“We are opening the store to cover the ‘Super Sunday’ weekend at the beginning of December, which traditionally sees the most number of people shopping online,’ said Laura Williamson, eBay’s head of consumer PR.

Williamson said that the company expects to see more than 5m visitors to its website on Sunday December 4th, and sell up to 30 gifts a minute.

CONTENT RICH MUSEUM SITE: THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has been trying to rebrand itself over the last year as a more visitor-friendly art behemoth, unveiled a redesigned website on Monday, the first time the site has been thoroughly updated in more than a decade.

The site also shows off the results of a huge undertaking ordered by Thomas P. Campbell, the museum’s director: that the curatorial departments make images and information available online for all of the almost two million items in the collection. About 340,000 comprehensive entries for objects are included on the revamped site, 200,000 of which have been created over the last nine months. The site also has a new multimedia section, making videos, recorded lectures, interactive educational programs and other digital projects more easily accessible.

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IBM ‘THINK’ EXHIBITION

‘Think,” the interactive exhibition sponsored by I.B.M. at Lincoln Center, celebrates the company’s centennial as well as promotes its focus on information collection and analysis. Data as art or Data is art.

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NASA LAUNCHES SOUND GALLERY

Next time a text message pops up on your phone, have Neil Armstrong tell you about it.

The Eagle has landed.”

NASA recently made historic sound bites available on its website to be downloaded to cellphones or computers as ringtones, alarms and notifications.

The sound files run the gamut from the familiar “Houston, we’ve had a problem” on the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission to the other-worldly radio emissions of the planet Saturn.

“NASA has been making historic sounds for over 50 years,” Jerry Colen, NASA App project manager at the agency’s Ames Research Center, said in statement. “Now we’re making some of these memorable sounds easy to find and use.”

The NASA sounds are available in MP3 format, which play on smartphones and computers. The space agency also made them available on the iPhone-compatible M4R files. NASA said they will continuously update the collection as new sounds become available.

Mobile content seems another way forward to close the gap between the Nasa brand and American voters. This is an interesting case of a government funded organization engaging with ‘customers’ through experiential, digital content which eventually can even be a source of revenue.  I think if Nasa can do it, museums can do it too!

 

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