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Showing posts from August, 2015

Dalian Davos - Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015

Hans Tung, Managing Partner of GGV Capital , alerted me to the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015 that is taking place in the northeastern Chinese port city of Dalian from September 9-11 2015, as part of the Davos World Economic Forum series of events. Bringing together over 1,500 participants from business, government, research and media, the ninth Annual Meeting of the New Champions focuses on innovation, science and technology, and is a natural fit for everyone interested in finding new and innovative solutions to the many entrepreneurial and social opportunities and challenges facing our planet as we grow beyond a population of seven billion. This video from last year's meeting in Tianjin, China, captures a vivid glimpse of the vitality, variety and experience brought together under one roof to create, as one participant puts it, "lightbulb moments every hour." Another says, "It really feels like you are experiencing the future, wher

Duke Kahanamoku and the rad surfer Google Doodle!

LOVE the @GoogleDoodles today: 125th birthday of #DukeKahanamoku , grandfather of #surfing

Bonus Interview With Me - Virtual Reality, Chinatown Nights...and Boogieboarding

Haptic and virtual reality currently involve suits and headsets like this. Hopefully not forever! Scarlett Johansson in Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin. When Mike White interviewed me for The Projection Booth podcast about my work on the early scripts for Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson, we talked some more about other topics - and Mike was kind enough to feature a bonus interview with me. You can listen here (it's about 27 minutes long) or at The Projection Booth (Bonus Interview: Alexander Stuart) Download the Episode   The Projection Booth Bonus Interview: Alexander Stuart (27 minutes)  I talk about Silicon Valley and tech, which I love, about how I see entertainment evolving - including virtual reality and haptic reality, which involves touch, but hopefully can evolve quickly past body suits and headsets - and about the epic (in terms of my life) novel I'm writing, Chinatown Nights.

The Projection Booth Podcast - Talking about Under The Skin

I was thrilled to be interviewed recently by Mike White  about my work on the first three drafts of the script for Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin , starring Scarlett Johansson , for The Projection Booth podcast. The Under The Skin podcast also features Alexandra West of the Faculty of Horror podcast , with whom Mike and Projection Booth cohost Rob St Mary discuss a particularly sexist review of Under The Skin by Horribly Hooched , which seems to reduce the film to a porn flick (I haven't read the review). Anyway, if you'd like to hear the podcast, which is two hours forty-five minutes long (I appear toward the end), you can listen at The Projection Booth or, thanks to Mike, right here on my blog: Download the Episode The Projection Booth Under The Skin podcast (2 hours 45 minutes) If you'd like to read more about my work on Under The Skin, please visit this page - and for Ryan Gilbey's New Statesman piece about m

The Beatles' All You Need Is Love Live Satellite Broadcast Around The World (Music Video)

In 1967, The Beatles took part in the first ever live international satellite television event, Our World , by performing a new song for the first time to an audience of between 400 million and 700 million people in 31 countries.  The song was All You Need Is Love , a composition written mostly by John Lennon (according to Paul McCartney), and you can find excellent video of the live satellite debut performance at Sydney Urshan's Facebook page (you don't have to join Facebook to watch it; despite the fact that the page suggests you can embed the video, I haven't been able to) . It is hard to communicate just how extraordinary was the experience of watching the Beatles perform this song live "all over the globe." Aside from capturing the world's attention with a truly newsworthy event, in 1967 the Beatles were at the height of their Indian meditation/LSD-influenced/Summer of Love "anti-establishment" rebelliousness, and the