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It’s all systems go for The Evolution of the Hipster panel tonight at the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1). Our panel – Garry O’Neill (Where Were You?), Mick Heaney (The Irish Times) and Eimear Fitzmaurice (Not Saying Boo/Forward …

Thu, Feb 16, 2012, 09:13

   

It’s all systems go for The Evolution of the Hipster panel tonight at the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey Street, Dublin 1). Our panel – Garry O’Neill (Where Were You?), Mick Heaney (The Irish Times) and Eimear Fitzmaurice (Not Saying Boo/Forward Slash/Bodytonic Music – will be talking loud about the hipster and street culture in the 21st century. And yes, a lot of what came up for discussion here a few weeks ago will be on the agenda. It’s going to be a humdinger. Doors open at 8pm and admission is a fiver for those who haven’t already signed up to the invite list.

The next Banter also has the makings of a lively night out. Rip It Up & Start Again gathers together a panel of journalism practitioners to look at the current state of the trade, where it goes from here, the rise of content aggregators and curators and what this means for established publications and titles. It’s a topic we’ve been meaning to return to since the infamous Publishing 2020 panel discussion back in November 2010 which got a lot of attention for what was said and argued about on the night. It’s also a theme which is very much in the ether at the moment thanks to articles like this (and this, this and this), public discussions like this and radio show discussions like this. While there’s a lot of new media vs old media huffing and puffing going on at the moment in this debate, Rip It Up and Start Again hopes to take a much different approach to see where we go from here.

The panelists: Frank Fitzgibbon (Editor, The Sunday Times Ireland), Brian Fallon (co-founder Distilled Media and The Journal), Gavin Sheridan (The Story.ie, Storyful) and Paul Mallon (ex-deputy editor The Star On Sunday and assistant editor The Star, currently editorial manager at Paddy Power).

The discussion panel takes place at the Twisted Pepper on Thursday March 1. Doors open at 7.30pm, admission is free if you sign up to the Banter mailing list or a fiver on the door. We’re expecting a lot of interest in this one so sign up now if you’re interested in coming along.

Future Banters: we’ve a couple of very interesting topics in the pipeline for future outings, but we’re always interested in hearing from people about stuff we could and should cover. As you can see from the website, we’ve got through a lot of stuff already. Also, seeing as it’s unofficially DIY week here on OTR, we’re always interested in hearing about other discussion panels which people are putting on. As we’ve noted in the past, there have been a number of other events inspired by Banter, such as For Food’s Sake (whose next outing is a night at the Science Gallery’s amazing EDIBLE exhibition next Thursday, February 23). It’s always great to see others getting up and doing stuff rather than just being another sneerster moaning and giving out on Twitter about what others are doing. If there’s any topic you’d like to see Banter tackling in the future, please let us know in the comments below.

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