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Ignite Bristol 4. Wednesday 9 February aboard Brunel’s ss Great Britain.

Matthew Davies – Crime Wave of the Monks

The monks of Buckfast Abbey, Devon, are 700% more dangerous than their famed counterparts from the Shaolin Temple in China, so says Matthew Davies. His talk will stir up a thirst as he explains how he has come to this … Continue reading

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David Sloly – Where do ideas come from?

Having trouble coming up with ideas? It could be that there just aren’t enough problems in your life. Or it could be that you aren’t looking at what’s around you in quite the right fashion. Ideas man David Sloly dusts … Continue reading

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Alison Slater – Typofight: Helvetica vs. Univers

If you’re after a balanced, fair analysis of these two colossi of the visual design arena, look elsewhere because it pretty soon becomes clear where designer Alison Slater’s preference lies. These two typefaces are both over half a century old … Continue reading

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Sam Phippen – Sixth Formers & Power Tools

Does giving “psychotic, hormonally charged teenagers” wood, metal and powertools sound like a good idea to you? Listening to student robo-creator-evangelist Sam Phippen not only it seems like fun, it’s a worthy cause. Together with students from Bristol and Southampton … Continue reading

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Daniel Lewis – Web Alchemy

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaAdkz67KjE] Does your search for the web solution that triggers the correct “Yes, that’s what I wanted!” response in your client seem as fruitless as the medieval alchemists’ search for the Philosopher’s Stone? Daniel Lewis explores an approach to … Continue reading

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Oliver Humpage – A Beautiful Equation: Euler’s Identity

“Can you warn the audience there will be real maths and fast talking in my presentation?” asked Oliver when he submitted his idea for a talk. Well, until host Faye Dicker mentioned it in Oliver’s introduction, we said nothing, but … Continue reading

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