February 29th: the Expose Forum 2015 Thursday, the 29th of February, was quite an eventful day for anyone attending the Expose Forum. Organized by the e-Club, the official student body of the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, this annual forum is the flagship event of the department – the main focus is on getting the industry to knock heads with the undergraduates and the ...

Discussions on net neutrality usually generate more heat than light. Based on her star turn at IGF 2014 in Istanbul where she sought to bring data from the trenches to the soaring abstractions that characterise the debate, LIRNEasia CEO has been invited to speak at a high-profile panel in Barcelona. The panel description.

EFFIES Sri Lanka Workshop Session on Programmatic Marketing Yesterday I delivered a presentation at SLIM Sri Lanka Effie Awards 2015 workshop powered by HP Print solutions. Organizers of the event wanted me to cover a topic somewhat futuristic for Sri Lankan context but yet realistic in global context. This was largely to go along with their theme for the day ‘strike big with digital world’s best kept secrets’. ...

Blurred brush strokes Interview with veteran cartoonist Bandula HarischandraThe main reason Sri Lankan artists, painters or cartoonists don’t get their due place in society is because they don’t stand together, opined veteran artist Bandula Harischandra, one of the pioneer cartoon storytellers in the country, in an interview with The Nation. “It’s a shame as well as a great disadvantage that artistes of our ...

Promoting Birding in an Urban Environment With Colombo turning into an environmentally sensitive and aesthetically appealing capital city in Asia, the Federation of Environmental Organizations of Sri Lanka (FEO) in partnership with the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOG SL) and support from Otara, will launch Colombo’s first ever Bird Race. Colombo, with its old growth avenues and wetlands, is ...

Red Bull Paper Wings – Give Wings to Your Paper Attention all engineers, creatives and anyone who had an awesome childhood! Remember the paper planes and the boats you made as a kid to see which could fly the furthest or stay afloat without tipping on its side? What if we were to tell you those endless hours you spent making paper planes are about to take you on a ...

These are two ancient postcards from the Colombo Museum. Classy aren’t they? No tourist board earnestness about Sri Lanka and paradise. Just a photo of the object. Followed by a minimal caption. The sepia photos and the ageing of the cards makes both timeless. They become artefacts of a different time. Yet there is nothing…

Who Will Speak at Festival of MediaAsia-Pacific 2015? Last week I brought you the news of Festival of MediaAsia-Pacific. Since then, few people inquired me about the content of the conference and the speakers. From the information I gathered from the organizers when I contacted them for more detailed, what I realized was the list of speakers are still not closed but there are few speakers already confirmed ...

Finally, after waiting for it to come out almost a year watched “Love, Rosie” the movie. A complete let down comparing with the book, but as a stand alone movie separate from this book it was a heart warming and feel wrecking story of two best friends who kept missing each other when it came to love. Obviously the movie ...

Festival of Media Asia-Pacific 2015. Are You Attending? Last week I mentioned in one of my blog posts, about this international conference happening in Singapore towards the end of March. Since that post, the organizers of Festival of Media Asia-Pacific contacted me with an invitation to participate and they shared with me some key highlights of the event.Even though I haven’t still 100% sure whether I’m going to ...

How brittle is this heart of ours That It bleeds during a loss and sadness Even though it knows it lives Only for a few hours or years Why the heck do emotions play the main role? When senses should win the honors When you are vulnerable and naïve You end up heart broken Damn you heart, you are a ...

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Getting Ready for the Digital Media Trends in 2015 This year I declared myself the year of rekindling my knowledge about marketing and communications. We live in an era where the landscape for marketing and communications industry changes so rapidly, with fast tracked changes in mobile communications and digital technologies. Social Media and Web 2.0 are the buzzwords of the past and the world is moving forward fast with ...

Press Publish Tickets It is with great excitement that I announce the opening of ticket sales for the Press Publish conference series we teased here earlier this month! After scouring the web for bloggers with inspiring stories, successful blogs, and unique voices, we’ve confirmed the speaker lineups, and are thrilled to be including popular WordPress.com bloggers like Katherine Fritz, Jerry Mahoney, Emily Austin, and Russ Crandall. Here’s our ...

Press Publish Tickets It is with great excitement that I announce the opening of ticket sales for the Press Publish conference series we teased here earlier this month! After scouring the web for bloggers with inspiring stories, successful blogs, and unique voices, we’ve confirmed the speaker lineups, and are thrilled to be including popular WordPress.com bloggers like Katherine Fritz, Jerry Mahoney, Emily Austin, and Russ Crandall. Here’s our ...

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