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Things riding on things

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 […]

Slow London

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

Weeknotes 2: my first big project

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 […]

Moving on from W+K

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 […]

I’m writing a newsletter

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 […]

Lightspeed phone controlled i-Helicopter – hands on review

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 […]