I'm off to Edinburgh for the final week of the festival. While I have a number of shows I want to see, the thing that most interests me is finding out how successful this years fringe has actually been. According to press reports, numbers are up and attendance is steady. However, when talking to people who are actually playing or producing this year, there is a strong sense of a drop in numbers with some shows playing to as little as 50% houses in premium venues. Is it possible that olympicitus spread so far north?
Is this what Season 5 of Mad Men will be most remembered for?
A fantastic video from the TED library from Carl Bass, CEO of AutoDesk. The five trends that are affecting innovation:
- 1. The Age of Access
- 2. Business un -usual
- 3. Digital Fabrication
- 4. The Rise of Information
- 5. Infinite Computing