I spoke at the Shoreditch Ideas Club last night, an event that Hugh Garry organises for Shoreditch House. I wanted to explore whether the act of collecting might have some additional extrinsic value beyond the collection itself. It’s also a bit of a confession (spoiler: it turns out that I collect collections) so if you […]
For the past month or so, I’ve been trying to make at least one thing every week. This week, while digging through my list of someday/maybe projects, I was delighted to find this little beauty: “website idea: a collection of things riding on other things. Videos of kittens riding on tortoises, etc”. I had originally […]
Things happen fast in London. I wondered what it would look like if it could all be slowed down. I was inspired by Trey Ratcliff’s ‘Stuck in Motion’ technique and shot this on an iPhone 4S at 60fps using SloPro
I made a video. Would The Voice UK judges have turned around for themselves?
My second week in the new job and I’m still getting to know people and projects. One thing I do know already is that I’m very happy to be here. One thing I love about GDS is the scale of some of the projects we get to be involved in. On Monday I was introduced […]
The first week since I joined GDS has been the predictable whirl of meeting people and trying to start to understand what’s going on. It’s a whole new place, with its own ways of working to understand, and a very different environment. I must say though, like Paul, I was impressed. I received a security […]
Today is my last day at W+K London. Starting next week, I join the Government Digital Service. You might already have heard of GDS and the single government domain (GOV.UK beta) project, which is rather exciting. If not, here’s Danny O’Brien writing about poacher turned gamekeeper, Tom Loosemore, which should set the scene nicely. I’m […]
Just a brief update to say I’ve started writing a newsletter. Interesting links in your inbox, every weekday. It’s called Roo’s Letter and you can subscribe here. Email newsletters seems to be enjoying something of a resurgence. Giles Turnbull, Leila Johnston, Robert Brook and Bobbie Johnson all got there well before me; their example is […]
The nice people at Paramountzone were kind enough to send me a Lightspeed i-Helicoter to review. It’s an iPhone / iPad / iPod / Android controlled helicopter, and (having played with a few micro-copters in the past) I can honestly say this is the best I’ve seen. Rather than a separate remote control, the controller […]
Today, I’ve mostly been making polar panoramas. They please me greatly. Thanks to Dirk Paessler for a great tutorial.