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James Laverack – My Little Pony: Friendship is magic

It started innocently enough – a couple of episodes on a phone in a quiet corner of the computer lab; hours later James Laverack was on the internet watching more. In no time at all he was arranging to watch … Continue reading

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Lia Han – Stop Asking for a Lightsaber

Luke ran around the swamp on Dagobah encumbered by nothing more than an oddball green midget with a peculiar turn of phrase. We doubt that he would have been quite so nimble if he’d been dragging a four-ton power source … Continue reading

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Martin Booth – The Joy of Eccles Cakes

Move over Sheila Dillon! Martin Booth, as well as writing a rather wonderful blog about how fantastic Bristol is, also happens to be the UK’s foremost expert on Eccles cakes. In this sweeping epic of an Ignite talk, Martin takes … Continue reading

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Caitlin Greenwood – It’s all just ancient history

Ancient history is interesting. It’s a great source of stories and more historical fiction than you can fill a library with. But it shaped our world, from our governments and to our hallway floors. Caitlin Greenwood wants us to remember … Continue reading

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Sam Phippen – Games, Gamers and Gaming

Gaming is no longer the preserve of solitary teenagers lurking in bedrooms. It’s a global, mobile activity more people take part in than perhaps even the participants themselves realise! For his excited second talk at Ignite Bristol, Sam Phippen wanted … Continue reading

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Gill Nicol – Contemporary Art. Why Bother?

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIwRtT1nR5M] What does art mean to you? Is it inspiring or infuriating? If you’re the type of person who wonders how to relate to a black bin bag on the floor of a gallery then Gill Nicol understands your … Continue reading

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