The comedian and actor talks to Sam about his immigrant experience and making it in Hollywood, which he writes about in a new book, "How To American: An Immigrant’s Guide To Disappointing Your Parents." Jimmy stars as immigrant programmer Jìan-Yáng on the HBO comedy "Silicon Valley."
Having worked with Jon many times over the years I can honestly say he’s one of the best in the world at what he does so was incredibly happy to have him on the show.
In 2008, an earthquake devastated Sichuan province in China, claiming the lives of more than 69,000 people. Following accusations from parents that substandard construction caused the collapse of schools across in the region, the artist Ai Weiwei set upon a political investigation that would name every missing student and call the government to account for their deaths.
In the fourth episode of The Start, we hear how this investigation brought about Remembering, an installation of 9,000 school backpacks on the Munich Haus der Kunst, that both commemorated pupils and engendered a new sense of political duty within Ai Weiwei’s work.
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds examine the hobos of Iceland while in a hotel room on Iceland.
EPISODE SOURCE: The Little Book of The Icelanders in The Old Days by Alda Sigmundsdóttir
Comedians Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds are joined by Icelandic comedian Hugeikur Dagsson - dagsson.com
Tommy Stadlen is the co-creator of Polaroid Swing, a Silicon Valley startup writing the next chapter in Polaroid’s iconic history alongside Twitter founder Biz Stone. Swing’s vision is to reimagine the photograph.
Tommy is going to enlighten us about some of the challenges that Polaroid and other companies are facing. He’s going to look at Polaroid’s history and the intersection of art and science, the importance of tangibility and will explore the resurgence of physicality and nostalgia. Why are we all so interested in vinyl records to film photography?
We now have the power to capture and explore how memories move, how does that impact the way we think about or digital lives?
Dan Rubin takes everything he’s learnt and rolls it up into some observations about the physicality of things.
Tristan Gribbin is the creator and CEO of FLOW and is passionate about helping bring meditation to the world. She has been practicing meditation with serious dedication since the year 2000 and is a recognised meditation teacher in Iceland.
Flow has a VR meditation app which has won the opportunity to pitch in the US at TechCrunch Disrupt this September. Tristan will walk us through meditation, Virtual Reality and how this new material impacts our senses and where the Web might be headed.
Stories have form and structure. Beginnings, middles and endings. People, places and things. Setbacks, climaxes and conflict. And the web has form and structure. Sites, pages & links. Interactivity, personalisation and adaptation.
He’ll look at how stories and the web can interconnect and overlap in forms and structure, showing examples of some of the new ways that people are telling stories using the web. From choosing your level of detail, varying the length, personalising a story and interacting with explanations, to the latest BBC experiments with voice-controlled stories and atomised news.
And he’ll explain how the BBC is experimenting with atomising media and deconstructing stories into fundamental, structured building blocks that we can present in new and powerful ways; building responsive stories for the web.
Tristan Ferne is the lead producer at BBC Research & Development where he uses technology and design to prototype the future of media and the Web.
OmNom Chocolate will be giving us a mini-bean school, taking us through the stages of production through to all the new product development. They have a deep understanding in their material: chocolate.
In this short talk, they’ll surprise you with what you thought their ingredients were as well as their ingenious use of waste-materials repackages as a new product.
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