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
I wrote a book on the history of technology in the home which came out in 2018 and six weeks into my government mandated self-isolation, I’m thinking about what I wrote. Home as a space to return to, not exist in. Pliny the Elder (A.D. 23–79) famously wrote ‘One prefers one’s home to all other… Continue reading Prisons or domes? Notes on the role of the home under COVID-19.
I live in London and my local supermarkets seem to have run out of hand sanitiser. It’s March 2020 and in the midst of a frenzy around the 50+ cases of coronavirus in the UK, Jack Monroe writing about what to stockpile for Brexit back in November 2018 doesn’t seem like a bad idea anymore.… Continue reading What Anne Frank can teach us about a crisis.
I’ve handed in my book‘s manuscript to my editor so I’m having a bit of a mental clear-out. A year ago, when I started writing, I would write down in my Moleskines the unopened tabs on my phone to ‘come back to them later’. Pah! One of my favorite places on the internet is the… Continue reading Sunday Scraps #1
Some thoughts on all this voice malarky. I mean, Google Duplex. Because apparently it’s the future of the smart home, and seeing as I’m writing a damn book about the topic here we go. (PS: pre-order the book for much much more). I think this’ll be useful for the talk I’m giving tomorrow at YLE… Continue reading What I think about voice