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What I learnt from four days in France: Cannes Lions Awards 2017 wrap up

June 21, 2017


Ever since 2009 I’ve wanted to attend the Cannes Lions awards. At first it was for the film – the cinematography and creativity of ads like the Philips Carousel stunned me. Even today they look fantastic, despite selling legacy products. Creative work like this and pioneering digital campaigns are a big part of what made me […]

Made in Chelsea: Charmingly awful

September 29, 2011


Anyone can be charmed by slick presentation. Unfortunately, I’ve been beguiled by E4’s Made in Chelsea. Normally I’d be enjoying how much I can spoil the show for other people by explaining how it can’t possibly be real, but with this show I’m not even trying to taint its perfect complexion. Why? Because Made in […]

Crowd-source your girlfriend

April 1, 2011


Saturday night is date night and has been since, well, forever. TV knew this and for anyone who’d not found a partner for the evening, she deigned to give us the show “Blind Date”. Each week, three contestants were asked questions by a potential suitor, but to make it a proper blind date they were […]

Reality Hunger #2

October 25, 2010


David Shields wants more people to write “books for people who find television too slow”. In an age that’s hungry for information, news and reality, traditional novels can’t keep up. I’m not convinced… but I like his angle on the world. What I think: Being a literary professor, Shields’ main interest is Fiction. And being […]

Reality Hunger #1

October 22, 2010


Here’s something I made earlier: an unfinished article that I forgot about. I’ve tried to piece it together, but to complicate things it’s only resulted generating more ideas from a completely different perspective. TBH, I’ve really no idea what I was on about… What I wrote: Earlier this year David Shield published Reality Hunger: A […]

Useless inventions

May 20, 2010


15 years ago I was glued to “It’ll never work“. Along with wacky technology, this kids science show drove me mad trying to come up with the most useless inventions to win trips to Japan at the end of each series In hindsight it probably explains my urge to become an inventor at the age […]