From the BBC’s blog archive the story of The Bottom Line/Across the Line
Virtual reality on the podcast this time. Davy Sims talks to three people creating a VR and an immersive media industry in Northern Ireland. Dee Harvey is a producer as is Phil Morrow who runs the production company RETìníZE and Nigel McAlpine who runs Storyfx and Digital Catapult in Belfast.
Music journalist Stuart Bailie’s new book Trouble Songs will be officially published in May, but it’s already starting to stir conversations and commentary. He takes on difficult stories from our history since the mid-1960s at the place where music meets social and political change and through interviews and analysis tries to understand and explain what happened.
It will be in the shops around now, but you can also order it on the web at TroubleSongs.com
Innovations and new ventures in this episode of the podcast (with the really clever name). From TV to YouTube and celebrating collaboration with Digital DNA Belfast. Maxine Mawhinney’s The Moment and Digital DNA in Belfast
How do you fund creativity? If you are planning to make a business from your passion? Creativity and innovation needs support, funding and professional advice. Investment is the theme of this episode
Matthew Scott is the CEO of Navada Group. Navada HQ is in Newcastle Upon Tyne, but it has a presence in Belfast, London, New York and about to open an office in Sweden. But the founder is from Bangor. He lives there now in preparation for a major development expected to be announced officially in June.
We have two interviews. Victoria McCallum is one of the organisers of Women Techmakers Belfast – the event is to be held on 14 April in W5 Belfast. Andrew Bolster one of the founders of Farset Labs. He tells the story of the lab’s beginnings and expectation for the future.
Deepa talks about her journey from being a teenage photographer, studying social policy at the LSE in London, moving to Belfast to work as an equality officer in the city, becoming an artist and now a creator of virtual reality and immersive experiences.
With an investment estimated to be over £1million from its new owner the Wireless Group, Belfast radio station U105 has moved to new offices and studios in a lough-side development.
A week after a nervous mid-day hand over from Frank Mitchell who presented the last programme in Havelock House to Carolyn Stewart in the new City Quays HQ, I sat down with current station manager Peter McVerry and the first station manager John Rosborough.
After much thought and deliberation (i.e. dithering) I have decided to revive my tech and media podcast – and extending it to music. Testing for the bathroom effect in the kitchen. (Audiophiles will get that one).
First recording next week with Popup (Ross Moffett) and musicians Sonja Sleator and Chase the River). That should be available Thursday 8 March. Subscribe here.
First recording next week with Popup (Ross Moffett Sonja Sleator and Chase the River)
John Harrison is one of Northern Ireland’s news photography legends. I was asked to write a profile about him which has just appeared in digitalassetmanagement.org.uk “When John Harrison founded Harrison Photography in 1994, he didn’t realise that…