A profile of Brighton, featuring Clearleft’s own Chris How.
Tuesday, January 1st, 2019
Friday, October 26th, 2018
Terrible title; nice article. Rich speaks his brains about Clearleft and what we like about being in Brighton.
Friday, May 19th, 2017
Austin Kleon expands on Brian Eno’s neologism “scenius”:
Genius is an egosystem, scenius is an ecosystem.
Saturday, May 8th, 2010
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
The Scenius of Brighton
It seems like Brighton has a high scenius level.
There doesn’t seem to be any particular reason why Brighton should be a geekier place than any other UK town. Sure, we could retroactively discover geographical or social conditions that favour Brighton but I think the truth is that it’s just a large-scale Schelling point.
And it’s not just a geek thing either. The music scene in Brighton is maintaining its reputation, although the scene is somewhat lessened by the recent demise of The Gilded Palace of Sin.
Occasionally, the worlds of geekiness and music mesh to form a glorious venn diagram of fun. The £5 App Musical Christmas Special was one such scenius supercollider. It featured free booze, live music from 100 Robots, and many tales of hackery including a demo of the absolutely wonderful Therething from Toby Cole of Build Brighton, one of the many Brighton geek institutions.
Lest I become too comfortable in my Brighton hive, I’m off to explore another geek scene tomorrow. I’m going over to Belfast to meet the geeks of N’orn Ireland. I’ll be speaking at Refresh Belfast about personal projects in general and the building of Huffduffer in particular. I’m looking forward to it. If you’re in the area, come along and say hello.
Friday, March 6th, 2009
Ariel talks about labours of love; pico projects; £5 apps; call them what you will.
Monday, November 24th, 2008
Brighton has a new co-working space right 'round the corner from the Clearleft office: The Skiff.
Thursday, November 20th, 2008
It looks like Brighton is getting its own dedicated geek coffee bar thanks to Josh.
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
Trying to find the perfect geek venue for meetups, coworking, networking and boozing in Brighton. I love the smell of scenius in the morning.
Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
The Evening Standard picks up the story of Silicon Roundabout: Last.fm, Dopplr, Schulze and Webb, Moo...
Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
Scenius is like genius, only embedded in a scene rather than in genes.