July 28, 2006 We need to acknowledge that we’re a bit biased when it comes to international media event the X|Media|Lab, with two of Gizmag’s lead players having participated in an event last year. The next X|Media|Lab event is being held as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF), to be held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) August 11-13th and features an elite international network of the worlds outstanding digital media practitioners, innovators, and power-brokers. This time the unique mentoring process for participants include senior managers from Current TV (Al Gore's cross-platform iTV initiative), China's Beijing Film Academy (including the Dean of Animation, the Head of Digital Media, the Head of Mobile Content, and the Director of New Media and Technology at Harbin Institute of Technology), the Georges Pompidou Centre's Forum des Image (Mobile Movies), the Founder and CEO of Bollywood's biggest entertainment portal, the Editor of Singapore Press Holdings brilliant new STOMP ("Straits Times Online Mobile Print"), the Creative Director of London's biggest advertising agency, the Chair of the Producers Guild of America's Interactive Media Council, the Entertainment Technology Center at CMU (and formerly Head of Research at Electronic Arts) and Nokia Research Centre in Finland, and more.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.All articles by Mike Hanlon