Recently I was lucky to be asked, via the brilliant Rachel Botsman, to say a few words at the conclusion of the school year. A traditional evening of speeches and awards, of dux and mensch, of beautiful music, welcoming parents and unexpectedly funny teachers. It was, how shall I say… so much more than I had expected. I also didn’t expect to be asked to share my little speech. But, here is it is. (I have removed the swearing).
Re: Frame 2018 at AFTRS drew from those engaged at the intersection of technology, creativity and business, to offer inspiration and practical information to Australian creative practitioners and entrepreneurs.
Friday was Pride Day on YouTube Beach and we were able to celebrate awareness, tolerance and empathy with an exclusive chat between YouTube superstar Gigi Gorgeous and Tea Uglow from Sydney's Creative Lab. What more could you want?
So a thing happened at the very brilliant and wonderful Semi-Permanent Auckland last weekend. I realised to my horror that I had only quoted men. 17 White men. So I called myself out on stage and made a slide of 17 fab women too. And now I need to share that and explain a bit more...
Every winter in Sydney for a few weeks or so it gets a little too cold to go to the beach or try out new cafes. That appears to be when the entire cultural quota of Sydney comes together to talk about stuff.
In the deluge of conferences and talk shops - Remix is quite good.
Sitting (lonely) at the junction of culture, technology and entrepreneurship it brings together naturally creative, curious and organizationally capable people. I find it refreshing and challenging (and a tiny bit chaotic). It reminded me why I love the arts.