Tom de Grunwald

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Digital Britain Unconferences

Over the last couple of months I’ve had the pleasure of helping to create a dialogue around the UK government’s Digital Britain report. The story has been better told elsewhere, but essentially, during a meeting of some of the bigger and more established players in the UK media, Bill Thompson tweeted with the idea of […]

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Arcadia I

The other day I went to Kew Gardens, courtesy of my sister Natasha. It was a cold, wet, rainy day and unusually there were few colourful flowers around – but we had a lovely walk, and came into the Palm House, a beautiful example of pavilion architecture from 1848. Whilst really no expert on them, […]

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Quicksilver/Quıcĸsıɩⅴεʀ

OK, so I realise that I may be a bit behind the herd here, but I just wanted to share a couple of the tools I’ve been exploring recently that help me get work done at the moment. They’re predominantly Mac based, but please feel free to leave a comment if you have found similar […]

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The obligatory iPhone post

I’m sitting in Spitalfields drinking coffee and getting used to writing on the iPhone’s touch interface. I’m keeping it short as there’s no copy and paste, and there’s little that’s not been written already about this particular toy, sorry, piece of high consumer technology. Suffice to say I’m loving the cocktail of connectivity and syncronisation, […]

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Our film on Jay-Z

Last year one of the first films I worked on from start to finish at Isis was our Classic Albums film on Jay-Z’s 1996 debut, Reasonable Doubt. I’m pleased to say that the long awaited UK Premiere is tomorrow, on BBC Two, Friday 4th July at 23.35hrs. As far as I’m aware I’m credited as […]

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Me + You = 5; Dance as Opera

Tonight London was sparkling as we walked back from Euston to Charing Cross. A friend had invited me to Robin Dingemans‘ latest dance piece, “Me + You = 5″ at The Place, and earlier, as I took my seat, the lights had fallen to an empty stage. A single balloon wandered on, dancing to it’s […]

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A guide to the freaking internet (Part I+II)

I had a conversation about the whys and why-bothers of blogging with my dad and step-mum (they don’t get it) – so this post’s for them. Amusingly, he related an anecdote of when he tried to explain to my grandmother what an email was.. “It’s like a telegram” he said. “Where does it go?” “Down […]

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