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Tom was in Montréal the other day for a conference and we recorded a podcast episode reviewing what has happened in the two years that have passed since the last episode. In this episode we talk about, amongst other things: How fine arts and literary fiction projects are generally more successful than software projects as they are more likely to ac…
 
In this episode we cover conferences, production systems, W.E. Deming, David Pye, and more We start off by criticising the idea that conferences are educational. Baldur refers to a two year old blog post he wrote about conferences on his old (now defunct) blog. Baldur goes off on one talking about David Pye, workmanship of risk and certainty, and, …
 
In this episode we cover a schism in digital media that traditional publishing has unwittingly played into. Baldur explains what it is that makes people the most angry at him. Moonshots versus Infrastructure. Digital media Reaganomics Brute force effort versus building automation Baldur agrees with a Nazi (von Braun). Changes require infrastructure…
 
Some thoughts on where to go from wherever you are. Most of us aren’t in the position of even trying to make the same mistakes Touchpress did. What approaches can the rest of us take towards making new things? Without taking on VC-funding, that is. As always start with the community around you. If you can find 100 people who share your interests ev…
 
In this episode we worry about digital publishing not moving forward to the future: How do we get ebooks and the like moving forward without wholesale destruction? We also respond to that Hackathon article. No, not that one. No, not that one either. This one. When do hackathons work? This is the episode where we sing the praises of React. No, not t…
 
Where is our magical sci-fi utopia of wonderful brilliant digital things? Why didn’t the brilliant innovations in our digital past lead to a glorious present? Inevitably this leads to some thoughts on how existing models for innovation and experimentation in publishing are… … flawed. May contain swearing. Play the episode in your browser Your brows…
 
The kitchen talks continue. This time we (Baldur and Tom) talk about: the differing qualities of digital and print; how they can complement each other; how they suffer if you ignore their strengths and weaknesses; how the novel will be fine but the rest should worry. Some things are good. Some things are bad. The whole is interesting. May contain s…
 
In which we (Baldur and Tom), again in Tom’s kitchen, cover a bit of the history of interactive media so far and why it’s important to be aware of it. We also talk about how most people aren’t as absolutist as the punditry makes them out to be. Fifty four minutes long. May contain swearing. Play the episode in your browser Your browser does not sup…
 
In which we (Baldur and Tom) sit in Tom’s kitchen and talk about the importance of naming things in interactive media and storytelling in general. It is almost exactly an hour long. May contain swearing. Play the episode in your browser Your browser does not support the audio element. Download episode one Subscribe to the podcast feed directly Or o…
 
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