Intellectual Property Rights And How To Obtain Permission


Somewhere in London Being incognito 👀

Here are three things I will never forget when it comes to Intellectual Property Rights, as explained to us by Ms. Naomi Korn in her workshop.

No. 1: You probably knew this but just didn’t do it (to dancers):

You must obtain permission from the owner of the copyright of any music you wish to play in a public place or to perform to music in a public place. You must also get additional permission to post the footage on youtube, instagram, or Facebook (or any social media).

No. 2: I bet you didn’t know this  (to all artists):

When you post anything that you own the copyright to on social media (a drawing of yours, a dance clip of yours, an excerpt from a book you wrote, or a sculpture that you created that took 4 years to complete…) you lose the copy right to your…

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Start-up weekend photos

Thank you, all, for your participation and motivation this Friday and Saturday – it was a long Welcome Week for you, but you have achieved many great things that will help kickstart your learning with confidence.

You’ve played and learnt about each other, and made friends, too. From here onwards, I trust you will feel empowered to allow yourselves to continue to play, to take chances, to be wrong, to experiment, and to seek for flow in the things you do. You are all creativity and innovation students and I hope you will know not to take yourselves too seriously and to think like pirates whenever you can. Enjoy the ride.


Dear All,

I am looking forward to meeting you on Friday 29 September for the first class of “Design Thinking for Start-ups”.

In the meantime, I would like to point out an interesting opportunity for you to get to know other (student) entrepreneurs, and to find out more about Kingston University Enterprise!

Kingston University Enterprise! has a mission to “help students like you to turn bright ideas into a reality”. It invites you to their launch event on 27 September.

Launch of Enterprise! on 27 September

Enterprise! is launching this year’s Programme on 27 September in the afternoon (starting as of 3 pm). There will be an exhibition in the Atrium of students and recent graduates in early stages of startup. A sub-set of these will be pitching to a group of our illustrious alumni who are interested in supporting Enterprise. There will be a formal presentation and introduction to the year’s programme, then a reception in the Atrium.

For further details: visit this page.


Welcome MACE17

Screen Shot 2017-09-18 at 03.14.22Dear Students,

Welcome to Kingston Business School’s MA in Creative Industries & the Creative Economy (or MACE as it is usually referred to) which is now entering its 10th year. You are now officially a member of the MACE community and as such you are a MACER!

MACE is an enjoyable if challenging programme that offers a genuinely inspiring and innovative learning experience. This unique business degree programme enables you to combine your specific creative practice and skills with a rigorous business education customised for the creative industries. The course encourages high levels of creativity, networking and ‘learning by doing’. It has been developed by academics and creative economy practitioners at Kingston Business School to help you respond to emerging trends and opportunities to realise value in the creative economy.

As always, the true nature of the course will only be revealed through the unique interaction with YOU, the individuals for whom the course has been designed.  We very much look forward to getting to know each one of you, and sharing in a rewarding and happy time whilst you are on the programme.

With our very best wishes,

Janja Song

(On behalf of the MACE Course Team)

Do we have to become superhumans?


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It’s almost summer and my time at University will come to an end in a couple of months. It’s time for the job search! I’m excited about that and it made me think a lot about skills that are needed today but also about skills that will be needed in the future. I was going through my personal library on Evernote and I found this report from 2016 The 10 skills you need to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The priority shift of certain skills is undeniable. Creativity will jump from position ten (2015) to the top three (2020). Emotional Intelligence, which I wrote about in my previous post Lead with your brain & with your heart is not on the list of 2015 but will be crucial in 2020.


“Five years from now, over one-third of skills that are considered…

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