Interesting, very interesting
We trundled over to Conway Hall in Holborn on Saturday for Interesting 2008, a conference kind of thing organised by the lovely Russell Davies. This is the second year for the conference, and it's a loose gathering of people who are interested in seeing short talks by interesting people. It's all very lo-fi and collaborative (they even let you play with the logo - that's our remix of it up above), and as a result it's about a hundred times better than a normal conference. If you're familiar with the Pecha Kucha events, then it's a bit like that, but with less exacting time restraints.
The audience is fusion of geeks and designers, so it's getting a stack of coverage on the blogs. You can get a full run-down of the event on Roo Reynolds' site, which also has lots of links to other blog coverage, as well as various bits on Flickr. Our personal faves were Roo's talk about Lego Vignettes, James Houston's graduation video remix of Radiohead's Nude, Michael Johnson's talk about guitars and graphics, and Jim Le Fevre's wonderful analogue animation using a turntable at 33rpm.
Here's the stuff from last year too.
All in all, a great way to spend a day.