The subversive art of Colette Justine / the stamps (or Haupstrom) of Joseph Beuys / Seed crystal / the feminisation of chocolate / How to Map Nothing or what we choose not to map / A podcast about the problems of power in Bristol’s food culture
William Lethaby, founder of the Central School of Art and Design, wrote a book on architecture and mysticism in the late 1800s / the impact of Womanhouse and a film about it / a new book on neo liberalism and logistics Assembly Codes / a friend told me I should read The Sun Also Rises… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #36
The pandemic seems to have triggered some investigation of how we connect remotely with others. Welcome to the last 20 years of HCI everyone! Seriously though, people have been researching how we connect with others and our surroundings in situations that are mediated by technology for a long time. So careful before you claim it’s… Continue reading Alone together: the past 20 years of remote connections
I left Bulb in late April 2019 and moved on to work with a team inside ING researching how financial institutions could utilise building data to develop a new generation of sustainability-led financial services until March this year. After working with Bulb, EDF & British Gas over the past 15 years, I certainly knew plenty… Continue reading The world of (inconsistent) data
In autumn 2011, I was asked by Usman to curate and organise the London Internet of Things Meetup. He was busy growing Pachube and I had just shut Tinker London the year before. Ed Borden was the Pachube evangelist and ran the first 2 or three. I got involved from November 2011 and our 100th… Continue reading A shepherdess: 9 years at the helm of #iotlondon
COVID-19 or The end of coherent action? https://washyourlyrics.com/ Anecdote 1: My downstairs neighbours have had people over for dinner on Friday. In a pandemic. Anecdote 2: A South London yoga instructor suggested we all ‘clap for carers’ and ‘millions’ of people did it at once last Thursday. I only heard about it the next day because… Continue reading COVID-19 or The end of coherent action?
Can makers help the NHS during COVID-19? (In light of conversations with Alyssa Alabassi and her experience of front-line support of COVID-19 right now) Could we support the NHS with access to light industrial talent (design students, prop makers, fashion designers) to manufacture ‘good enough’ face shields and protection scrubs for front-line NHS staff while… Continue reading Can makers help the NHS during COVID-19?
How the internet will eat your home (This post will link all the threads of client work I’ve had since I wrote my book on Smart Homes. You could call this ‘the missing chapter’.) So the UK government has just announced it will start fining landlords who rent out properties that are below an E rating… Continue reading How the internet will eat your home
I’m speaking at tonight’s Turncoats an evening of architecture debates. I’ve been asked to talk about the nuclear home so here are my five minutes for and five against. For: The nuclear home helps people develop a variety of skills like picking things up when they’re done with them, cook an egg for a loved… Continue reading Turncoats: Nuclear Homes Arguments
It’s incredibly hard to read Dominic Cummings’ blog post without wondering what his everyday life must be about. What he reads, who he hangs out with, who he goes surfing/golfing with will help create a world view where Peter Thiel is a reference and machine learning can help civil service keep things ticking along for… Continue reading Better reading