Funny, I started these 13 years ago but didn’t do one in 2019. Maybe I knew something was coming. As always thanks to Prof. Dr. Molly Steenson for initiating this habit 1. What did you do in 2020 that you’d never done before? Draught excluded a floorboard. 2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions,… Continue reading Year in Review
I was having a conversation about climate change literacy with Luke & Michelle this week I thought I’d capture to celebrate New Year’s Eve (and forget for a second about Brexit). As the first instance of LoCDI had to be pushed into next year (and frankly it might be pushed into the year after based… Continue reading Is climate change mitigation a life skill?
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’ve been giving talks and having lots of meetings with executives across a number of different industries who are interested in the internet of things and aren’t quite sure what to do. Based on the past ten years of my work around this topic, here are some high-level recommendations. Assumptions: chances are you have a… Continue reading So you want an internet of things strategy?
I’ve been a bit quiet about the the Good Night Lamp but this year was major. I actually made and shipped lamps around the world. Here is a rather long breakdown of how I did it, how much it cost and what’s next. A bit of history I had the idea in 2005 as a student… Continue reading The year of the Good Night Lamp
I just got off recording a podcast which was focused on AI and sci-fi. Not my favorite topics. Reminded me of a moment in the excellent Déclin de l’Empire Américain (1986). Ce qui veut dire qu’un mariage réussi n’a rien à voir avec le bonheur personnel de deux individus mariés ensemble. À la limite, la question… Continue reading Making ourselves happy
A rather personal tradition on this blog, but one I’ve stuck to thanks to Molly Steenson who initiated this years before we met when this blog was my thesis project blog. 1.What did you do in 2014 that you’d never done before? Spend a month away from London for work. That felt very weird. 2.… Continue reading 8th End of Year Review
In May, Ana Bradley joined my consultancy as a Partner and one of the first clients we worked on together was Imago TechMedia. We helped them plan an event for the insurance sector around the internet of things in a half day workshop. The insurance sector is one I’d recently been looking at anyway for… Continue reading Insurance in the internet of things: the Future Stigma of Data
I appear to be 2nd in the top 100 thought leaders around the internet of things. That’s nice. Thanks Onalytica.
1.What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? Put all my efforts into one project. 2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next year? No, pretty much stopped going to the gym in February, but thankfully have been keeping quite well. I’d like to try… Continue reading End of year review