Friday, November 26, 2010

Hyper Island Students at DreamHack

Hyper Island is at Dreamhack where students Carl-Oscar and Alexander will talk about Mobile Applications. If you're not in Jönköping enjoying the event on location you can tune in to the live stream from the lecture.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hyper Island In Fast Company

Hyper Island is mentioned as an important part of the future of advertising in Danielle Sacks' Fast Company article. The URL gives away the code name Mayhem on Madison Avenue which is a great summary of the article as people in the industry are petrified over the digital development. In the article we can read comments from several attendees of Hyper Island's Master Class and their eye opening, or perhaps even epiphanic, experiences and how Hyper Island helped them tackle the digital arena and the future of advertising.

The article is a part of an initiative by Fast Company to explore the future of advertising and we are very curious to see what you think about it. Drop a comment here and tweet away with the hashtags #adfuture and #hyperisland or #himc if it's about us too!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Meet Market 04 - Singapore

On Monday November 15 the 4th Meet Market took place in Singapore where Hyper Island is present this week for two Master Classes. Thank you all for being part of another great Meet Market!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Hyper Island - Gazelle 2010

DI Gazelle (Gasell in Swedish) is an initiative by Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri to promote rapidly growing companies. The event has been held annually for the last 10 years and Hyper Island is very happy to be chosen as a Gazelle 2010. The annual growth rate for Hyper Island between 2006 and 2009 was 121 procent, and still climbing!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Reflections From CAT

Hyper Island students Elin Aram and Annica Strand hosted a workshop at CAT during Internet Week Europe in London. We asked them to talk a bit about the experience.

"It all came to be when the marketing director of Hyper Island asked if we wanted to do a workshop at CaT, similar to a workshop we did earlier this fall for guests at Hyper Island. Annica was the one who got the brilliant idea of the "awesome workshop -combining awesome stuff to get a new awesome idea.", pitched it and made me really excited about it. Then we spent some time thinking of how to make it into a working process."

Our main goal was to make people reflect about how they could work differently and more creatively back at their offices. We had a great attendance at the workshop, we even had to turn people down due to lack of space and people came up to us after the lecture and told us they had a really great time. It felt truly great and we had a lot of fun!

The focus question for the workshop was "What could be the next talk of the town on CaT 2015". There was some very interesting ideas and lectures this year and most of them points to the main trend in five years of time will be the user experience, how we touch and move things and devices and how they can feel "magical"."

Thanks for a great workshop guys!

Concept Design Seminar for the UK NESTA Project

On Thursday last week Hyper Island in Manchester joined forces with industry influentials to design the concept for the new NESTA Project. NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) is an independent industry body in the UK supporting innovation and in a collaborative effort with Hyper Island a longer post graduate programme will be designed.

We’re really happy at Hyper Island to stand behind another great learning initiative that will educate today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hyper Island at Gamex

The first Swedish gaming exhibition, Gamex, is happening right now and Hyper Island is there. Come say hi to us at F:48 all weekend.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pixar's Lead Technical Director Paul Kanyuk at Hyper Island

Today Paul Kanyuk, Lead Technical Director at Pixar, is visiting Hyper Island Stockholm for a lecture. Yesterday he visited Hyper Island Karlskrona and judging from the Twitter buzz, our students are very happy with the lecture. Be sure to check out the hashtags #hyperisland and #pixar to follow and get some real time input to the lecture.

Later, we will ask Paul Kanyuk a few short questions and post them here. Stay tuned!