My new book is out now and I’ve written a little blog post about it to give you a taster of what to expect!
Tonight, I ran the 100th and my last London Internet of Things Meetup. I wrote about what I think we’ve achieved as a community back in May. It’s been such an honour to meet so many people and support them in a simple way in their journey: give them the time to talk about what… Continue reading 100th #iotlondon
We’re piloting a new kind of design education in summer 2021. This two week program is aimed at creative people interested in deeply learning about climate change and who refuse to start from a blank page.
I attended the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea between 2004-2006 at which point the program was closed. As the official story of the institute has yet to be told in writing, I put together an online archive documenting the move from Ivrea to Milan and the change in conditions for students before the program was entirely… Continue reading IDII unofficial archive
Since the start of the summer, I’ve been working a few days a month with Overlay, a startup incubated by ING Labs in the heart of London’s financial district. It’s been incredibly interesting and they are fantastic people which I didn’t expect from the financial sector. My work involves helping Overlay’s product development by researching… Continue reading IoT for climate change with Overlay
Tomorrow night, I’m very happy to attend the first ever ITA Awards ceremony organised by Inclusive Boards as I’ve been nominated for the ‘Tech Evangelist of the year’ award. It’s not exactly a title I’m completely comfortable with as I’m not a corporate evangelist, selling a product. I have however dedicated much of my career… Continue reading ITA Awards Nominee
I attended a workshop in Chemnitz by the German academic project Miteinander. At the end of it, I drew on a post-it note what I thought was the overlap and position of the six different internet of things card-based toolkits which had been presented. The image of that post-it has been included in an academic… Continue reading Post-it note included in OZCHI’19 academic paper
I acted as producer for the 2011 and 2012 edition of the Mozilla Festival. My experience was captured in a paper publication given to this year’s attendees to celebrate 10 years of the festival. When I worked with the Mozilla Foundation, this was the first time the festival was set in London and in the… Continue reading Interview included in ‘How to Mozfest’ book
I was asked to review the Barbican show AI: More Than Human on live radio for BBC Radio 4’s famous Front Row program. It was great fun to be interviewed by Stig Abel and with the address thrill of seeing The Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers (Mark Billingham, Val McDermid and Doug Johnstone) perform live in… Continue reading On BBC Front Row
I organised this one day conference on exploring ideas of success in making communities and makers in 2018. It was hosted at DoES Liverpool and sponsored by Barclay’s Eagle Labs and the European Union’s Regional Development Fund.
Along with Peter Bihr & Dries de Roeck, I organised a series of 3 exhibitions (during the Milan Furniture Fair, in Aalst Living Lab for the elderly and during the London Design Festival) around concepts of ‘The Good Home’. The work which was showcased was generated by multi-disciplinary approaches, group work and virtual submissions.
The Good Night Lamp is now part of the London Design Museum’s permanent exhibit ‘Designer Maker User’ on the 3rd floor of its new space in South Kensington. It is included as an example of the internet of things next to the Nest thermostat & the Oyster card.
In 2014, Tina Aspiala and I designed a set of cards that lets you explore a wide range of electronics components commonly used in internet of things applications. You can buy them online. I also worked with Dries de Roeck to extend the set to include an ideation pack which was prototyped as part of… Continue reading Know Cards
I collaborated with Tom Klinkowstein in helping write the scenario for this extremely large diagrammatic narrative. In it, a potential scenario for life in 2030 is fleshed-out including the new smart products which might emerge out of current technological development. The full diagram can be downloaded as a pdf.