Saturday, 18 March 2017

Nowhere to Hide...

Saw this last night. The final film in the 2017 Human Rights Watch film festival.

It's an incredible film. It's a film that will make you angry. It's a film that gave me another reason to despise war and those that push for it.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Richard Mosse: Incoming

I went to this exhibition at the Barbican today.

In the Barbican's words...

Mosse has been working with an advanced new thermographic weapons and border imaging technology that can see beyond 30km, registering a heat signature of relative temperature difference. Classed as part of advanced weapons systems under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Mosse has been using this export controlled camera against its intended purpose, to create an artwork about the refugee crisis unfolding in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Libya, in Syria, the Sahara, the Persian Gulf, and other locations. 

There was something about the scale of the installation that made the whole bloody mess seem even more awful than ever. If you can make it along, I'd recommend you go. It's free.

The Good Postman

I decided recently that I was going to deliberately change the tone of this blog.

I'm still going to do what I've always done. But I also want to share things that move me that aren't 100% linked to my day job

I want to share things that inspire me, move me or make me angry and want to act.

In these strange strange times we all need a kick towards action. So I hope to highlight things that you'll find as interesting and inspiring as I do. And I hope it inspires us all to further action outside of the day job.

The video above is the trailer for an incredible film I saw today as part of the Human Rights Watch film festival. Details here and here.

It was an incredible film that shows even the poorest in Europe have compassion for those less well of than themselves. And that gives me a glimmer of hope.

MobileMagic: the ACLU dash edition...

Smartphones and Tablets Have Endangered the In-Flight Movie Screen. I know this because on an internal flight from DC to LA the other day I was alone with my thoughts.

WhatsApp launches Status, an encrypted Snapchat Stories clone. Yes. If we talk on WA you know I know this already.

Migrants with mobiles: Phones are now indispensable for refugees. Journalists love this story. I sometimes wonder if it’s because they think the public are surprised that people fleeing conflict have phones.

Mission Accomplished. Our small role in the UK Apple Pay news. We kept that quiet!

WeChat is astonishing. Have a looky here. Life in the People’s Republic of WeChat.

All previous editions of MobileMagic are archived here if you want to find an old one.