Visual FX survey:
There’s “a major study into the importance of the British visual effects and post-production sectors” going on. Fill out the form to participate in the first stage of the project, “a wide-ranging data gathering exercise focussing on the numbers of people working in, and the number and nature of companies operating in the UK”.

Tool up, booze up:
There’s an interesting NESTA conference coming up in Yorkshire, Opening Pandora’s Toolbox, subtitled “How digital tools empower learners and teachers”. It runs from the 6th – 7th November 2002 at the National Museum of Photography, Film & TV. If you leave early on the 7th you’ll just make it back to the Midlands in time for the crucial Boozy Schmooze – Creative Drinkers Mean Business. Yes, the Schmooze is back. Date & place: 7th November 2002, 6.30pm at “The Sunflower Lounge, 76 Smallbrook Queensway Birmingham (turn right out of New St. station front entrance)”.

Is there a philosophy of computer games?
Quite possibly.

More Brum creatives news:
Antonio of Birmingham’s 3form writes to say they’re doing the titles for BBC1’s John Craven’s Animal Sanctuary Xmas special, after making the titles for John’s Countryfile for much of the year. Also web-sites for Lonely Planet producers www.pilotguides.com, and several big law firms.