Today was the last day of Works(Shop) which I’ve been running in my office on most Fridays & Saturdays since end of August. It’s been a very interesting experiment in what the retail experience of consumer internet of things products is about. We went on the road too, showing the products to the British Computing… Continue reading What I learnt from running an internet of things pop-up shop
From Tech City to City Gardens: the slow death of Shoreditch
About 2 years ago, I was making jokes and designed a tote bag when the government announced its Tech City program. I didn’t imagine that what would actually happen was that we would start to see the type of confused political interest that has led to proposed changes in planning laws. Maybe it’s because during… Continue reading From Tech City to City Gardens: the slow death of Shoreditch
On Shoreditch & informal innovation
View Working in London in a larger map I wrote a blog post 2 years ago about the Tech City announcement, then I wrote another blog post a year later. Because of this compulsion to write about Shoreditch and its transformation at the hand of the government and corporations, I was interviewed on Friday for… Continue reading On Shoreditch & informal innovation
Tech City UK: one year later
So it’s been a year since I wrote my long rant about Tech City UK. Someone asked me the other day what I thought about things now so I thought I’d write about it again. Silicon Roundabout / Tech City: it’s not about location Since November 2010, things haven’t changed much in Old Street, except… Continue reading Tech City UK: one year later
Tiny interesting things: Pieces of Shoreditch history
Designed this today as I try to wrap my head around the beast that is Shoreditch. See post at RIG or go buy it on a tote bag.
Mapping creativity in London?
Was intrigued by the accusation that the council of Barnet was going to be the only council not to invest in Arts by cutting funding to Artsdepot. The whole debate in the Evening Standard article a few days ago made me want to know where exactly does “creativity” happen and if you can start mapping… Continue reading Mapping creativity in London?
The politician’s handbook to East London
A few weeks ago, I was chatting to Korinna who told me that the big trend in construction, post economic downturn, is refitting old buildings. I was reminded of this when reading that the Olympic Park Legacy Company was looking for ideas on what to do with the Olympic Media Centre if the decided not… Continue reading The politician’s handbook to East London
Coffee Map: London 2010
Honestly, some things don’t need to use dead trees or could do with a digital version people can really use thank you very much. This coffee map from the World Barista Championship website is one of them and I made a Google map for it. Enjoy. View The Coffee Map: London 2010 in a larger… Continue reading Coffee Map: London 2010