March 17, 2010
For those who haven’t seen it here’s a quick look at ‘live traffic’ function for Sydney on the iPhone Google maps app. Screenshot below.
So how good is it? Well, it’s ok but a long way from perfect. Driving around on a busy Saturday afternoon there were a lot of yellow roads which should have been red, green ones that should have been yellow etc. I don’t blame the app or Google for the quality of the data – I’m sure pretty the info is from the RTA
Marks out of 10 = 6
Red=congested, Yellow=slow but moving, Green=all clear.
Tip: Google maps app with GPS and traffic updates drains your battery… make sure you have a power source in the car.
March 11, 2010
If you consider yourself a ‘thinker’ then this forthcoming event in Sydney looks set to be a blast – and all for a good cause. 15 Speakers set to battle it out and plenty of audience participation. Go on, click the link and book yourself a ticket. 🙂
A SPECIAL EVENT – APG PRESENTS BATTLE OF BIG THINKING
Battle of Big Thinking celebrates big thinking that leads to big ideas.
What’s Battle of Big Thinking all about?
>> Big ideas and spiky topics! 15 world class speakers, across five topics; Marketing/Advertising; Business; Media; Storytelling; Government/Social
>> You – the audience – get to vote for the biggest thinker
>> Julian Morrow described it as "a cut-throat reality show for brainiacs – we should have called it "So You Think You Can Think"
>> Fast, furious and lots of fun – at only $260 a ticket, this is a fraction of the cost of other conferences and proceeds go to a great cause…The Inspire Foundation
Fifteen speakers packed into one afternoon of inspirational thinking, new ideas and entertainment.
Aviational-jazz-hop masters The Conscious Pilots will perform for spectators following the match.
Your battle referee is Julian Morrow, Co-Founder of The Chaser.
DATE: Wednesday 17 March 2010
TIME: 12.30pm – 8pm
VENUE: Bay 20, Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St Redfern Sydney.
TICKETS: $260 per person, purchase through Ticketmaster here >>
Speakers preparing to do battle include –
– Tim Gartrell, CEO, Auspoll
– Nic Mackay, Managing Director, The Human Race
– Abigail E Thomas, Head, Strategic Development, ABC Innovation
– Richard Slatter, General Manager, We Are Hunted
– Jon Wilkins, Global Founder, Naked Communications
– Antony Loewenstein, Author of My Israel Question
– Tim Noonan, Director, Vocal Branding Australia
– Peter Williams, CEO, Deloitte Digital
– Richard Sauerman, Brand Strategist, Brand Alchemy
Battle of Big Thinking is sponsored by Fairfax Media and supported by the Inspire Foundation.
February 15, 2010
We’re after a creative to come up with brilliant digital ideas.
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October 23, 2009
On October 14th 2009, Razorfish formally joined the Publicis family. As Razorfish offices all around the globe celebrated with a glass of Bollinger and a boursin cracker, the Aussies did something a little different.
Ladies and Gentleman, Mesdames et Messieurs I give you The 2009 Croissant Games.
And some pics from the day here
August 3, 2009
Jeremy’s winning photo is the face of Bing today. Congratulations, Mr Somers!
Check it out today only: www.bing.com
Read more about how it got here: https://amnesiablog.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/vote-for-jeremys-photo-in-the-bing-summer-travel-photo-contest/
August 3, 2009
Wow! Sydney Design Week 2009 is jam packed with more things to do than ever. Exhibitions, markets, late night events, tours, workshops, talks, educational resources and sooo much more to do, it’s designed to engage and inspire.
The diverse program runs over 16 days from 1 to 16 August 2009. Highlights at the festival’s main precinct, the Powerhouse Museum, include Eat Green Design, Young Blood: Designers Market, Australian International Design Awards exhibition, late night event Play Late, and the Design Underground tours.
Sydney Design 09 extends all over the city too, with more than 70 events and 35 venues around Sydney.
If you attend today’s “How Can Graphic Design Help Save The Planet?” please let me know, I’d love to hear about it. I’m at work right now, so feel free to post your comments.
July 7, 2009
Have you ever stood in the exact spot that millions have stood before taking the exact photo of the exact view that millions have taken before I wondered “why am I doing this?”
I have taken this shot* of the Sydney Harbour Bridge…
…and this shot* of the Taj Mahal…
…but last year I specifically did not take this shot* of Hong Kong from the Peak because I realised I could just Google it later.
Does this make me lazy or just practical? 🙂
*These layered images were grabbed from Flickr and put together in Photoshop. Each is a composite of about 5 images taken from the same location by different people.
June 12, 2009
Better late than never – vividsydney.com
Vivid Sydney, developed by Events NSW in partnership with the City Of Sydney, will be the biggest international music and light festival in the Southern Hemisphere. It will showcase the city as a major creative hub in the Asia-Pacific region, celebrating the diversity of Sydney’s creative industries.
Vivid Sydney features four exciting new events:
– Smart Light Sydney
– Creative Sydney
– Fire Water
July 17, 2008
The pope made his first appearance at World Youth Week today … and so did someone else. This was snapped in Bondi this morning. Clearly the force is strong in Sydney.
Amnesia wishes Sydney’s guests a very happy stay with us.