Silicon Beach Body Ready

One word summary: SYNCHRONICITY.

purplesime's ponderings

Down to Bournemouth for the annual Silicon Beach conference last week. Two days of great speakers, and no Dave Birss. Which was weird, because within minutes of arriving at the speakers’ dinner I was accosted and called Dave by six people consecutively. Total count over two days: 11 – including one by Nadya Powell, who said out loud, in front of the audience, she’d seen Dave at the dinner.

No Nadya, that was me.

Anyway, the conference. As you’d expect of a two-day speaking bonanza, it was a conference of two halves. Not just in the literal sense, but in the metaphorical sense as well.

Day one was upbeat, a celebration of the art of creativity and advertising and the future – or, indeed, of the possible futures. It was Chris Thorpe talking unashamedly about educating through digital entertainment systems – or 3D printers, as others call them…

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