Author Archives: Dan

About Dan

Dan organises the speakers for Ignite Bristol and tends this website.

Announcing our first sponsor…and our host.

A special venue like the City Museum was never going to be easy, and to be able to pull it off we had to appeal for a bit of help, and more importantly money – we asked for sponsors. We … Continue reading

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Martin Joiner – Jennifer Aniston

The war on drugs has long thought been unwinnable – but just how could the politicians ever have thought they could win when they were up against the barnet that launched a million imitations? Martin Joiner display a deft talent … Continue reading

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Julian Burrett – Stories are maps

Are stories just a user-friendly interface for dealing with the powerful computers housed in our  “ridiculously over-powered noggins”? That’s the question asked by Julian Burrett in this beautifully illustrated exploration of the purpose of story telling. Stories are complex mnemonics … Continue reading

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Anthony Wood – /^(pp+1)\1+$|^p?+$/

Anthony Wood first appeared on our stage when we popped it up in the big room at Spike Island with an interesting  reflection on twins. For his second appearance he proved he’s not a single-speed geek and cranked it up … Continue reading

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Natalie Chan – Sign Language As Performing Art

The beauty of language is often remarked upon, usually heard but rarely is it seen. Natalie Chan travelled to our stage from Dorset to tell us how the Hong Kong Sign Language Musical Theatre gives hearing and speech impaired people … Continue reading

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Sam Maher – The Serendipity of “What if…?”

What if we all made the effort ask “what if..?” every day? For Sam Maher, who seems to be working out the answer to “what if I simultaneously had more jobs than some people have in a lifetime?”, the results could be magical. … Continue reading

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