The Great Food Scandal

The author of  WASTE, Tristram Stuart, gave a thought provoking TED talk in 2012 . Food waste is an international problem that can be seen in all aspects of the food cycle – manufacture, selling and consumption. The global food scandal, as Stuart describes it, is that starvation in and between populations is manufactured.  

 

 

For more on Tristram Stuart visit his website.

    The Nebra Sky Disk

    Discovered by metal detectorists in the Saxony Anhalt region in 1999,  the Nebra Sky Disk has been dated to 1600 BC.  It now resides in the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle, Germany.

    Named after the town near where it was discovered, the Nebra Sky Disk has been linked to the Unetice culture.

    Named after the town near where it was discovered, the Nebra Sky Disk has been linked to the Unetice culture.

    The Nebra Sky Disk is a great example of how to reinvigorate poor regions like Saxony Anhalt – especially at a time when heritage is seen as a grey area in terms of infrastructure and asset management. The Sky Disk Visitor Center near Nebra, for example, would not have come into being if the artefact had not been discovered.

    The design of the Sky Disk Visitor Center was inspired by the face of the disk itself

    The design of the Sky Disk Visitor Center was inspired by the face of the disk itself

    The interior explores all the interpretations of the Sky Disk.

    The interior explores all the interpretations of the Sky Disk.

    Prof. Dr. Harald Meller, Director of the State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt, played a key role in bringing money into the region after the Sky Disk was discovered. Meller was also part of a sting operation after it was placed on the black market.

     

     

     

     

      BritWeek

      BritWeek is a California non-profit corporation – also known as a 501 (c) 3 in the Golden State – that started in 2007. It was the brainchild of the producer of Pop Idol and American Idol,”Nasty” Nigel Lythgoe, and then UK Consul General for the Los Angeles based region, Bob Peirce. Created to emphasize a strong business relationship between Britain and the US, BritWeek is also held in Florida in Miami.

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      BritWeek continues to have close ties to the UK government through the UKTI Business Innovation Awards.

       

      BritWeek Events Calendar 2014

      BritWeek Los Angeles: April 21 – May 4

      BritWeek Miami: March 6 – March 12

      BritWeek Orange County: April 25 – May 30

      BritWeek San Francisco: June 13 – June 21

        The Joe 90 Effect

        The Internet of Things “IoT” is the latest in an infinite number of guru-like ideas to get repackaged. Relabeled the Internet of Everything “IoE” for business-to-business “B2B” and business-to-consumer “B2C” purposes in the US, it explains how a price drop in sensor technologies has led to connected devices that talk to one another. The example often used is the fridge that accesses a bank account and orders your groceries when supplies are running low. For IoT and IoE explained in more detail, read The Internet of Something?

         

         

        The Joe 90 Effect can be applied to repackaged ideas or products that require a suspension of disbelief in order to believe they are really happening. Just stay calm and think of Gerry Anderson every time you sit through a presentation containing half an idea (a full idea if it is a racier day). Most importantly, always remember the technology driven world portrayed in Joe 90 was meant to contain dramatic devices like the suspension of disbelief . 

         

         

         

         

         

         

          Sticky Information

          Stickers are a simple yet powerful way of promoting a brand, product or event. They can be used to add a real world dimension to digital marketing campaigns, and provide a sense of tangibility otherwise lost in the milieu of search engine optimization “SEO” and social media optimization “SMO”. While both SEO and SMO strategies are adopted by California based Sticker Robot, visitors to their website should expect nothing less than a unique and intuitive sticker based service. Customers are encouraged to follow and refine their creative road maps – even share stories through the Sticker Robot blog.

           

          A company like Sticker Robot demonstrates that the sticker is an expressive media to work in. Whether it is professional business cards, tutorials for Adobe Illustrator or examples too racy for Facebook, sticker related activities are only limited by the imagination, as well as where you choose to stick your product!

           

          Andy Kaufman  as Latka Gravas from Taxi is the ideal poster boy to demonstrate the media bending powers of stickers

          A working hyperlink that looks like Andy Kaufman as Latka Gravas from the sitcom Taxi. Before he was the poster boy for sticky media, Kaufman was a self proclaimed performance artist who blurred the lines between reality and fiction.

          Sticker Range

          Mobile Phone Stickers

          Laptop Stickers

          Clear Stickers

          Custom Shape Stickers

          Sticker Business Cards

          Sticker Postcards

          Sticker Hang Tags

          Kiss Cut Sticker Sheets

          Sticker Back Printing

          Custom Sticker Packs

          Bumper Stickers

          Band Stickers

          Tattoo Stickers