Had a blast at Green Man this year. Full review to come over on We Are Cardiff, but in the meantime, I made this …
(Full version here)
Thanks to H.Grimace for lending me that lovely tune.
I’ve been the evil overlady of the We Are Cardiff website since 2010, run a series of successful social media accounts and campaigns. I’ve also made a full length film and radio documentaries, and I do a fair bit of photography.
For examples of my work, go here.
Episode Four of the hack/flash podcast is now online, for your listening pleasure. Myself and Lee Underpass talk to the lovely Ashli Todd, owner and proprietor of the legendary Spillers Records, oldest record store in the country. We talk about VAT loopholes, Kindles, computer games, and Batman’s bulge. (that last thing is more me talking about it. and it’s more Spiderman that Batman. but anyway).
We’ve done a bunch of filming for the We Are Cardiff documentary since I last posted on here. You should check out the film blog for full updates on progress… but in the meantime, here’s the mini trailer that the lovely Dangerous Doug Films have made for it. Enjoy
The National Assembly for Wales is currently running an inquiry into the future of the media in Wales. Of course, all Assembly inquiries are important – but this is one of the few that I’ve felt strongly enough about on a personal level to try and gee up everyone I know to sumbit evidence to.
Here’s the thing: the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee of the Assembly has set up a group to discuss and consider the future of media in Wales. And by ‘media’, they are including everything – newspapers, broadcast, new media, creative industries…. It’s a massive inquiry (too big, some might say).
There is more information about the inquiry here: Welsh media to come under Assembly spotlight
Or you can view the inquiry into Welsh media page
The terms of reference for the inquiry are:
“To look at the future outlook for various media platforms in Wales by exploring:
– The current state of the media in Wales and how new technology and other developments are impacting on this, in the context of continuing concerns about the future of the Welsh broadcast and print media;
– What the priorities should be from a Welsh perspective as the UK Government brings forward proposals for its Communications Bill;
– The opportunities for new media business models to be built in Wales; and
– What the Welsh Government is doing to implement the Hargreaves report recommendations and what other steps could be taken to strengthen the media in Wales in terms of content and plurality of provision.”
The consultation letter is attached here: Consultation letter to future of media in Wales inquiry
Any of you that have any interest in the creative industries, the media in Wales, anything at all to do with digital communication and traditional media models SHOULD RESPOND!
It’s a short consultation period – you have just over a month to respond (by 11 November). So you better get a move on….
Hack/flash is moving into a brave new age of multimedia content production, hooray!
We’ve put together the first ever hack/flash podcast for your listening pleasure.
Subscribe to the Hack/flash podcast in iTunes (you know it makes sense)
Our special guests were the lovely Neil Cocker and Claire Scantlebury, who chat startups, entrepreneurship, TED talks, Cardiff, and Imogen Heap’s amazing techno gloves. They also go into detail about the @CreativeCardiff campaign that has recently been launched, which lots of people are vaguely confused about. LISTEN TO HEAR THE TRUTH! (and also how you can participate, should you wanna)
Full podcast notes can be found here: Hack/flash podcast episode 1 notes
Thanks to Claire and Neil for being such good sports. The next hack/flash podcast will probably be with you sometime in October, where we’ll be talking about the plethora of amazing things going on in the Welsh capital at the moment: Made In Roath arts festival, Swn festival, and beyond!