Ben Cooper

Group Innovation Director M&C Saatchi Sydney. Co-Creator O Six Hundred Kayak. Proud father. Loving husband. British.

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Learn to learn, reflections on Hyper Island

Published September 20, 2010

As I sit here upon a flight to Singapore I finally have a moment to reflect. Hyper Island, the international digital media school based out of an old Stockholm Karlskrona prison, kindly gave up

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Black white Honda GB400TT

It’s here… my 1983 limited edition SR500

Published October 11, 2009

This is my new bike it’s a limited edition SR500, built in 1983 it has about 25,000km’s on the dial… they’re becoming increasingly difficult to get hold of – so I’m quite chuffed. The

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Honeymoon highlights

Published October 6, 2009

I got Wed. Yes indeedy… Rachael and I are now one, well two/three, there’s Kiko too. Anyhow we’re yet to sort the wedding photos, but here’s a view of the honeymoon. Two and a

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Thoughts on augmented storytelling

Published June 19, 2009

Jen Wilson, of The Project Factory, presented ideas and realities of the mobile web at the ADMA class I tutor. Amongst other brilliant things we were shown this clip – HP MScape game prototype. The

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Lucky Country homepage screengrab

Lucky Country site live

Published June 18, 2009

Footprint Films engaged us to develop the digital strategy for their upcoming “Australian western thriller” release Lucky Country. Today we launched the first part of that strategy – the website & blog. Courtney, Cate

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Short film feeling_lonely? by Rachael Turk

Published June 10, 2009

Watch this short film (10mins) in HD. It’s with great pleasure that I finally share Rachael’s film ‘feeling_lonely?’ which she wrote and directed. feeling_lonely? : Rob is “the man who has everything” (and everyone).

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Don’t go here…

Published May 22, 2009

I’m sharing my photos not the location. A piece of heaven in the countryside. Wood burning stove, my lovely lady, uninterrupted views, dancing birds and chilled out baby cows. Keep it special – don’t

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Five photos with little explanation

Published April 7, 2009

Playing around with Ricoh GR on a mini tripod with a bottle of Talisker Whisky and a long exposure gave result to these two moody shots from Berrima last autumn. The gate Moon tree I

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Entertainment and communication in 2010

Published February 24, 2009

Thanks to Faris for his ‘2 cents worth’. This clip outlines the ubiquity of the internet. The shift from search to share and touches on the digital

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Another two videos that explore digital

Published February 23, 2009

This first clip, thanks to Tyson Lundbech via Twitter explores how mobile technologies can reconnect local communities to their environment. Tyson’s timing couldn’t be better – I’ve just come back from lunch at Google

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Two more video’s that educate on digital

Published February 23, 2009

On my quest to make digital more understandable via video I found two more clips of note. Perhaps a bit geeky, but essential in getting the back story, the animation “History of the

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8 videos that inspire & explain the opportunities of digital

Published February 20, 2009

Need your help in finding more. Last year I started teaching the ADMA Digital Certificate in Marketing thanks to an introduction from Mike at Profero. 14 Tuesday nights later, great guest speakers, the marking of

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Single Origin – best coffee in Sydney

Published January 12, 2009

Single Origin Gypsy Friday from Scott Drummond on Vimeo. Julian just directed me to this great video on the Single Origin coffee shop in Surry Hills, by Scott Drummond (Scott, if there’s a better link,

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Batman’s boat on Sydney harbour?

Published January 12, 2009

I kayaked from Rose Bay to Watsons Bay on Sunday. On the return journey we were approached by this beast… “WTF is that?” my friend and I announced. Batman’s boat it is not… it

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Rachael & Ben get engaged

Blogflash: Ben Cooper is engaged to Rachael Turk

Published January 4, 2009

It all happened in a lake on Fraser Island. Bright sunlight and crystal clear waters set the scene for popping the question. Rach thought I was joking at first, but once convinced, a flurry

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