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    Entries in Hyper Island (10)


    Checking in with Hyper Island Manchester

    Hyper Island has launched a new, postgraduate level program at the school we helped them to launch in Manchester. Subject to validation in December, Interactive Media Management will be Hyper Island's first MA award and will be accredited by the award winning Teesside University. It builds on the immense success of the NESTA funded pilot, which saw students working on real briefs for the likes of Coke, Google, Sony Games, Oxfam, Nokia and Sky.

    We checked in with David McCall, Director of the UK school and interviewed him for the Hyper Island blog, captured in the above video. In it, David reflects on the highlights of the journey so far including the day that Hyper Island students presented their work to the global Head of Creative Excellence for Coke; and talks about plans for the new Interactive Media Management MA.

    For those interested in learning more about Hyper Island, there is a great article in Contagious Magazine about their recent weekend Master Class with LBi.

    For anyone interested in Interactive Media Management application are due to close on 30 November 2011, but you need to get you skates on as the sort-after places are filling up. If you are not sure if Hyper Island is for you, here are two further videos to give you a sense of the journey:


    Look back at September

    September was a huge month for Hebe. We agreed two new projects with two completely different yet equally interesting brands (that we are announcing this week) and had our best ever month on the blog. Here we take a quick look at some of the best bits of September.

    Harvey Nichols were definitely on it during September: We hit Vogue Fashion Night Out, The Harvey Nichols x Land Rover Fashion Show and went to see the ace ICS at Harvey Nichols Freshers Event at Leeds University. This month promises to be just as busy as Leeds Fashion calendar kicks into over-drive during October.

    Our Week in Pics posts included things like our visits to Hyper Island Manchester, Abbey House Museum, Nigel Martyn & Sky Sports, Leeds Festival and Stockholm!

    Speaking of Stockholm, we also blogged about our recent trip there in 24 Hours in Stockholm along with the new Hebe Hits Stockholm Photo Gallery

    Shang Ting told us how Bubble Tea Will Change Your World and we also previewed the cool new collection from our friends at Kitschen Sink, who also featured in the recent Leeds in Barcelona project.

    One of the most read blog posts of September was my review of the 2011 LEP Summit. I dont think one post has resulted in so many DMs and emails. I think we said what a lot of people were thinking (something we are quite good at lol)  

    I also posted our first 'Hebe Hit List' post where we speak about the people and brands we want to work with in the next year. First up was the brilliant Corey Latif Williams.

    We hope you enjoyed checking in with us during September, it was nice to smash our record number of monthly visits on this blog and combined with more then 500,000 views on LOL! Leeds Online and 9,000,000+ on UK Observing Diary shows that people seem to be interested in what we are talking / shooting / filming about :)

    We have some really cool stuff planned for October. Lots of events, annoucements about new Hebe projects and much more, so check in when you can and say "hello".


    The Hebe Week In Pics

    Two of our favourite cities combined: A Barcelona bar in Manchester!Interviewing Hyper Island student and fashion designer Dom!Shang Ting in the Hyper School, ManchesterMitch, ready for his close up @ Hyper IslandSo awesome to check in with the students and find out what they have been up to in the past 5 monthsTeam Heebs loving the street art in ManchesterLee likes to think he is like the F1 presenter with his iPad :)Shang Ting and I hit the Harvey Nichols X Land Rover fashion showMy favourite dress!Shang Ting's favourite (so angelic!)Dinner on the HN Fourth FloorFull after the second course!But we fit in dessert ;)Shang-Ting Jordan Swedish people eat weird stuff :s


    24 hours in Stockholm


    Stockholm is one of the coolest cities in the world, and is home to a number of our friends and collaborators. Lee and I headed over in August 2011 to start planning for a big creative clash between cool kids from the UK and Sweden.

    We've added a new gallery charting our 24 hour trip.

    We also took the opportunity to hook up with our buddies at Hyper Island, and to spend a few hours planning our next bit of work with them, which we will announce this week! They're in a temporary space at the minute, whilst their HQ is being updated, and it was a bit of a mission to find our way to the inner sanctum. It was well worth the effort though, and seriously inspiring to be immersed in the buzz of awesomeness emanating from crowds of digibods, all sharing ideas about ways to solve problems handed down to them by the likes of Google, Nokia and Oxfam. A talk was underway as we left and the last thing I saw were projected words, thrown onto the wall in front of 200 students: "disruption doesn't ask permission".

    Team Léve did us the full tour of Stockholm city, and we did our own bit of disruptive thinking over a few beers. The agenda (once we'd got over Marcus's new face friend - beards seem to be having a major revival in Sweden right now) was all about our Creative Encounter between our networks from Stockholm, Leeds and Manchester. More to follow on this one very soon... we'll give you a moment of two to get strapped in first!


    The Hebe Week In Pics

    Always nice to see the results of lots of hard work - The new Hyper Island catalogue Last week we caught up with the Leeds In Bcn crew @ Marshall's MillAnd the beers flowed!Graham looking cool with his tea cup ;)Warming up for the 10k Race For LifeSprint finish, ooooosh! Great atmosphere at Temple Newsam, LeedsBig thumbs up to everyone who took part in the RFLTransformers piece in Selfridges, Trafford CentreAs if this isn't our very own Simon from Hebe!
    Shang Ting drinking a 'Shang Ting' in Mojos!Crepes at Granary Wharf Waterfront FestivalGiant Jenga at Out of the WoodsLive music in the sunshine :)The water taxi! We need to have this on all the time!

    Team Hebe hits Manchester for a bit of KOL