Given the worsening ecological situation, can showering conference attendees with gifts still be seen as an act of thoughtfulness?
Lanyards — the piece of fabric that allows you to hang a conference badge from your neck — have a lifespan of just a few hours. How can we change that?
I’ve recently felt frustrated and annoyed as once again friends and colleagues open their wallets and buy the latest product unveiled by Steve Jobs.
I’ve decided to attend next years SXSW Interactive festival followed by a tour of North America. The details of where I’ll be visiting and for how long remain undecided, but I imagine my itinerary will be varied and involve much travelling by train.
A few months ago I wrote about not upgrading to the iPhone 4, regardless of the fact I’m eligible for a free upgrade. This turned out to be something of a radical position but I enjoyed the debate that followed.
dConstruct has long combined its conference programme with the name badge, a simple yet cost-effective design. This year we hope to go one better.
As the masses on Twitter congratulate themselves on their latest technology purchase, I feel strangely removed from all the excitement.
A follow-up on Hack The Planet, our hack day held in Birmingham last month.
Once again, I feel the duty falls upon me to remind those attending this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, that you really need not pick up that big, heavy, cumbersome and frankly useless bag of marketing junk.
I ended my review of 2009 promising to write more about green issues and how I plan to lessen my impact on the environment. Now I expand on those ideas further.
Just a quick reminder that Hack The Planet takes place tomorrow, starting at 10am.
After the success of the first ‘Multipack Presents’ event in February, so we return to the plush offices of One Black Bear to learn how the web can help us become eco-friendly citizens.
Friday saw the start of this years SXSW interactive, film and music festivals in Austin Texas, and once again they highlight the scourge of swag: the ‘stuff we all get’ that soon becomes the stuff we don’t want.