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Interested and Interesting
October 6, 2007, 8:17 am
Filed under: Zeitgeist

Some of the best ideas happen over a drink, perhaps not including me doing video posts but here you go anyways…

Beers n Ideas is an hour of inspiration during which experienced idealists present snippets of work over a schooner. This month Craig Allchin from Six Degrees Architects opened our eyes to the potential of laneways and cheap rent to transform a city into a cultural hub.

Six Degrees isn’t a design principle. It came about as a result of having six young graduate architects working in a shared studio environment in the early 90’s. None were registered architects, they were also interested in the power of a group being greater than the sum of the individuals. The Beers ‘n’ Ideas team are also responsible for Raise the Bar.

The Hope Street Markets are a joy. Fantastic new designers supporting urban compassion. A better life for the less fortunate and hip lucky dips? Bring it on!

Watch this space for news on Sydney’s newest Interesting node….

After following along with Interesting2007 from over here on this side of the world, Emily from Conformists Unite and the Sydney coffee morning gang thought why should London have all the joy? So we’re putting on an Interesting South here in Sydney at the end of November. The evening of November 22nd actually.

This is a marketing conference for marketing people but none of the speeches will be directly about marketing.

Not about brands, advertising, blogging or twitter but interesting, unexpected, original things.

We’re hoping to find fascinating people and have speak about something they care about. We want to replicate the experience of clicking from one really good blog to another, ranging across sciences, arts, musics, jokes and whatever.

There will be 10 minute slots and 3 minute slots to speak. And some people who can’t be there will send in three minute videos. The idea is to be informal and fast paced.

Interesting South is sponsored by Open Intelligence Agency but overall is very much a collaborative, not-for-profit project.

So we’re deliberately keeping the price low enough so anyone can rock up.

First batch of tickets available at: http://interestingsouth.eventbrite.com

We’re currently looking for speakers! If you know someone who would be good or have any idea yourself, just jot down a brief description (25 -100 words or so) you can submit them via our Facebook Group Interesting South by October 25th.


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[…] Katie, Gregg and I met last week and came up with some exciting speaker ideas to add to a list of good starts. If you know of anyone who’d be good or if you have an idea yourself, drop a line. […]

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