This past Saturday I attended Russell Davies’ wonderfully inspiring Interesting 2008 (2nd annual) “conference” (more of a casual salon-meets-speakers-corner get-together) with about 200 or so other curious souls at Conway Hall in London.
It’s basically a day of short and long presentations by a random selection of people about a eclectic array of topics. Topics such as plosives, currency, masks, Churchill, toilets, Hiraeth, booze, insomnia, and more. Interesting stuff! For a complete run-down of who presented what, check out “Metaverse Evangelist” and first speaker (about Lego) Roo Reynolds’ blog post here, or some of the Technorati pings here.
I was lucky enough to be on the agenda too.… more
I started the Eclectic Curiosity Interviews this past September to both broaden the perspective of this blog and to learn a thing or two from some incredibly bright people with exciting stories to tell and wisdom to share. The response from participants and readers alike has been outstanding! The series will continue in the new year but in the meantime, if you haven’t already, check out any of the first seven insightful dispatches…
Jane Fulton Suri
Chief Creative Officer at IDEO
We use the term “post-disciplinary” not to diminish the role of discipline and expertise as a foundation but to communicate the idea of going beyond it, not being limited by a disciplinary stance in collaborative teamwork.… more
Russell Davies likes breakfast, so much so in fact that he wrote a book about it (eggsbaconchipsandbeans). That alone makes Russell a fascinating man with good taste but it only begins to scratch the surface. Visitors to RussellDavies.com–or any of his other eclectic interest sites, ranging from creative spaces and 10,000 bands to in defense of the ordinary and a good place for a cup of tea and a think–are witness to his keen observational eye, brilliant insight, and good humour. Davies was a planner for nine years at the elite advertising agency wieden + kennedy before joining Nike last year as its Global Planning Director.… more