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Change or perish in the digital age: Andrew Thomas (Ogilvy) and Circus Social
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Change or perish in the digital age: Andrew Thomas (Ogilvy) and Circus Social

“Massive change. Fundamental consistency. That is why we’re still in business.” In the face of accelerating technological and cultural shifts, brick-and-mortar businesses are wondering how to stand the test of time and stay ahead of the curve. Look around and you will find many examples of businesses struggling to adapt in the digital age. The … Continue reading

Being a Rebel: CreativeMornings Singapore (February) – Rodd Chant
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Being a Rebel: CreativeMornings Singapore (February) – Rodd Chant

It’s 8AM on a Friday, the 14th of February. What better way to start Valentine’s Day than with a venti-sized dose of inspiration and caffeine from the monthly CreativeMornings Singapore! As I got co-working space The Hub, Grace Clapham, co-founder of the Singapore chapter of CreativeMornings, warmly greeted me at the door and checked me … Continue reading

Teaching Children about Money: CreativeMornings Singapore (January) – Audrey from Playmoolah
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Teaching Children about Money: CreativeMornings Singapore (January) – Audrey from Playmoolah

It’s 8:15AM on a Friday morning, but there is already an amazing buzz about the space at The Hub. I grab a skinny latte from Chris’ Cafe and a mini croissant, and I was already super excited to meet people and hear a talk about the topic of the month. CreativeMornings Singapore kickstarts its first session … Continue reading

Open Data is Underrated: Hyper Island’s Creative Data lab
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Open Data is Underrated: Hyper Island’s Creative Data lab

“Holy shit the Internet is amazing.” – Daniel Beauchamp, Hyper Island Lecturer and Developer at Shopify Have you heard about Swedish university Hyper Island? Since setting up its Singapore campus in 2011, Hyper Island has been running courses in digital media related fields that run from full five-day workshops to a Masters offering in Digital … Continue reading

Making a Viral Tumblr: iamWednesday (January) with the Obnoxious Expats
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Making a Viral Tumblr: iamWednesday (January) with the Obnoxious Expats

I’m not making names up – there is really a Tumblr blog called Obnoxious Expats in Singapore, and it pokes fun at the everyday idiosyncrasies of living in Singapore. In fact, the combination of witty observations and aptly paired over-the-top GIFs might get you sniggering in acquiescence a fair bit: obnoxiousexpatsinsingapore.tumblr.com. Amassing more than 4,000 … Continue reading

How we won Syinc’s Under The Hood Prototyping Weekend
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How we won Syinc’s Under The Hood Prototyping Weekend

Hackathon. Crowdsourcing experiment. Prototyping. These are some of the words to describe the project that I attended over the weekend. Called Under The Hood, it sure felt like a first of its kind, rare event in helping to bringing a completely random group of motivated individuals from across different disciplines to brainstorm, prototype, and pitch solutions to address … Continue reading

Presentations in 20 x 20: Pecha Kucha Night Singapore (October)
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Presentations in 20 x 20: Pecha Kucha Night Singapore (October)

Precisely 20 slides, 20 seconds each slide. The slides advance automatically as you talk along to it. The inspiration? According to PechaKucha co-founder Mark Dytham, it’s because “architects talk too much!” PechaKucha helps presenters get to the point in six minutes and forty seconds. If you have more than 20 points to make – too … Continue reading