June 25, 2014
Reading Aloud, Allowed

Event page here

April 3, 2012
#kittencamp - the playlist


Yeah, can’t wait to tell my kids about this one.

The videos, in case you missed:

Me Reading @Horse_ebooks

Dollar Shave Club, obviously

Republican Rap Battle


High-concept Russian interpretation of Bomfunk MC’s Freestyler

Peggle Epic Hax

The score was 7.5-1.5.

But the real winner was the internet, as it always will be.

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Filed under: internet memes event cats 
December 5, 2011
The TaleTorrent, part 2

Featuring @jnicholasgeist's Zombie apocalypse slash night-on-the-tiles (a transatlantic special!), @simonsanders' pen-pal to PM saga, @mananatomorrow's cyberphilic daughter, and my experiences of chatroom courtship. Of a sort. Thanks again go to the @kinura guys for putting this up.

Oh! And a message. It went wonderfully well, and many people asked if there would be another one - so fuck it, there will be. TaleTorrentTwo is pencilled in for March - so if anyone would like a ten-minute slot to tell their tale, send me a message. We’d love to have you.

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Filed under: event story true life spoken word 
December 2, 2011
The TaleTorrent, part 1

scroll right, apparently. Part One features @BetaRish and @mndtrythnkng's ultimate answer to Facebook's “What's on your mind?”, @katylindemann's True Confessions Of A Teenage Weblogger, @documentally's 999-style car crash reenactment, and @claireburge's paean to the gods of Serendipity.

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Filed under: event iwe story internet personal 
October 19, 2011
TaleTorrent: a night of internet stories

So the internet is all about like connections and communications between people and stuff, she said, which means that on the internet there should be a more diverse collection of human stories than anywhere else because you’ve got all these individuals with their hopes and fears colliding with each other like atoms in a bell jar slamming and spinning and bisecting each other in sweaty embrace, and when that’s happening who knows what molecules of love and hate and twists of fate might form, nobody that’s who but I bet there’s some good ones so wouldn’t it be an amazing idea, she said, if we took over the biggest meeting room for one night during Internet Week and turned it into a special place for people to talk about how the internet changed their lives in big or small ways, it’d be lovely, and I said hey voice in my head, that’s an amazing idea, let’s make it happen.

TaleTorrent takes place at BBH Labs on the 10th of November at 7pm.

Come to listen.

Even better, come to talk. You’ll definitely get in.

We’ll stream too; details when I get it sorted.

the indigo room will look like this

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Filed under: IWE event spoken story truth 
October 13, 2011
War Of The Words

…and yet, across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded our planet with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us.

War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells 1898

A war is coming. A war of intellect and talking and stuff, and everyone’s invited to pick up a premise and start shooting. On the 8th of December, 12 people all aged under 30 will gather at the British Library, where they’ll have a scant 15 minutes each to talk about how to save advertising. I’m gonna speak there, and I’ve already got little butterflies hatching in my stomach.

But that’s not the point. Skip everything else and read this bit.

On the day, there will be an open mic section for people aged 25 and under. In this, you’ll have just three minutes to speak on the theme “I believe”. In front of lots of incredibly smart people. It would be no exaggeration to say that doing exactly this sort of thing was how I got into advertising in 2009. If you’re up to it, this could be your break. If you’re not, do it anyway and learn something.

How to get in: entrants are asked to send a 300 word (max! I think your idea should be powerful enough to get into 150) essay on what you’d talk about, to wotw@huffingtonpost.com. Here’s the catch: the deadline is end of tomorrow. Just sit down with a cup of tea and bust it out, I know you can.

More deets here. It would be a very very good thing to do.

It'll be exactly like this.

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