Events

Newcastle Stories … and that :  ‘Urban Fictions’

31 May 2014 at The Late Shows  The PJCC exhibition and anthology launch The launch of the Paper Jam Comics Collective‘s tenth anthology, Newcastle Stories, took place at the Holy Biscuit as part of The Late Shows 2014. As any novocastrian knows, The Late Shows are annually one of the most exciting art events in the North […]

DIBI

(Design it: Build it) 7th – 8th October 2013 Hosted by the BALTIC I recently attended the DIBI conference held in the BALTIC. Here are some of the things that I attended that made me prick my ears up and stuck out as particularly interesting or memorable. Lean Start Up – Idea to MVP Bobby […]

Boardgame Jam – How it Went

Make and Mend Market, 21st September 2013 Hosted by the Star & Shadow Cinema So, on Saturday, myself and Alexi Conman* set out to run a Boardgame Jam as part of the Make and Mend Market at the Star and Shadow Cinema. I’d not really planned much beyond obtaining about fifteen quids worth of old […]

Asteroid Belter

The Newcastle Science Comic As part of the British Science Festival in September 2013 I’m immensely proud to have been both a contributor to and a part of the development of the Newcastle Science Comic where I was co-editor of the comic a a whole, and also a page editor for a good number of the […]

Words + Pictures where Time = Space

Perception at TEDx, 18th May 2013 Hosted by The Lit and Phil. This talk was given by Paul Thompson at TEDx at the The Lit & Phil, in Newcastle upon Tyne on May 18th 2013. The theme was Perception, and the talk attempted to address this in three ways: Firstly, by demonstrating how the layout […]

The Maker Faire

2013 at Newcastle Centre for Life This weekend I attended Maker Faire UK at Newcastle’s Centre for Life. It was fascinating: in previous years i’ve been inspired by the Laser Cutters, Plotters and 3D Printers on display. This year, those devices are practically mainstream, and it’s no longer enough to show a thing that you’ve cut […]

Tales of the Hollow Earth : Cosmology

April 9 – 16 2011 – Made In Newcastle Ten pictures by Paul Thompson ONE : Games The best board games are those whose depth of complexity and strategy comes from a very small number of easily understood elements and rules. Chess is considered to be a very deep game – it has six types […]