World Pillow Fight Day

March 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm (odds, places) (, , , , , )

This is a day that will go down in history … (maybe). 4th April is World Pillow Fight day, and there is one planned for Cardiff, London, and … Northampton! 3pm in the Market Square, if you’re not doing anything else.  There are more details in the Flash Mob Northampton Facebook group.


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T-Mobile ad

February 4, 2009 at 6:02 pm (computers, interesting, internet, places) (, , , , , , , )

After noting improv everywhere the other week, I’ve started seeing the T-mobile ad on the TV and around and about, which is a very similar sort of thing. It gives the impression of an improvised, flash-mob style dance routine at London’s Liverpool St station.

One of the curious things for me though, is seeing the ad on those TV ad screens in stations and the Tube finishing with a URL that directly mentions YouTube.

It shows what a ubiquitous brand YouTube has become, sort of like how people have started saying they are ‘just off to google for something’ (although I’ve yet to see someone google for their keys … but with RFID and predictions about the ‘Internet of things‘, maybe one day that even that will come).


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The largest mousetrap game in the world?

May 2, 2008 at 8:38 pm (art, interesting, odds) (, , , , , , )

We recently went to the Science Museum in London, and as was to be expected, the kids spent some time in the interactive section, call the Launchpad. Whilst they were experimenting, I sat and watched an amazing film,called ‘on the move‘. This film presents a large machine, showing energy transfers (but also relying on a lot of stored energy!), which is part of a large ‘kinetic sculpture‘ by the group known as Engineered Arts.

This is just amazing to watch. I would really like to know if it was really done in one take or not.



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