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Win tickets to The Power of Film and Moving Image

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On 9th February, Power of Film and Moving Image, a global platform and series of thought-proving discussions, exploring how the power of film and moving image can change the world, will be taking place at the Royal Institute. To celebrate, we have a pair of tickets to give away to 1 winner.

John Gordon (founder of Intelligence Squared, how to: Academy) and Finch & Partners Corporate Creative, the global strategic brand and content agency, are delighted to announce the launch of an international incentive Power Of Film And Moving Image. Designed as a global incentive to enact positive change, Power Of Film And Moving Image will be an annual cultural happening and digital platform to see, expose and explore the ever-growing power and influence of film and moving image to define the modern world and the way we think. Through a series of thought provoking discussions the project will identify
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The arts in 2012: the big nail-biter that is the Olympics opening ceremony

Beijing threw $100m at its gobsmacking Olympics opening ceremony. Can Danny Boyle top it? Meanwhile, six cultural figures reveal what they'd like to see at their fantasy opening ceremony

On 27 July, the world will see an elaborate and costly British cinematic event: the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle. What on earth is it going to be like? So far, all we know is that he is hiring 10,000 people as extras to be performers and percussionists, and that they will have to make themselves available to rehearse two or three times a week, from March until the big day. No further announcements will be made until the new year. But all followers of the cinema know that Boyle's opening ceremony will be Britain's screen spectacular of 2012.

The pressure is on for Boyle to deliver something of which we can all be proud, and it is
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Review of the decade | Culture

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Twitter, Daniel Barenboim, XBox, Wg Sebald, Nicholas Hytner's National, Big Brother and The Wire... just some of the cultural highs of the noughties. From the rise of Dizzee Rascal to the emergence – at the age of 89 – of the dazzling Cuban painter Carmen Herrera, our critics pick the defining people and trends of the past 10 years

Technology

Google

Larry Page and Sergey Brin began thinking about a new kind of internet search engine in early 1996 and their company was incorporated as Google Inc in 1998. But it was in 2000 that they started selling advertising against search results and this allowed them to move into their Mountain View headquarters in California (aka the Googleplex), begin acquiring other companies (including YouTube) and drastically expand their other ambitions throughout the noughties.

The verb "to google" entered the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006 and Google dominates the search engine market despite ferocious competition from Yahoo! and Microsoft.
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