Forecasting and Ideas Workshop

The effervescent and delightful Collyn Ahart Chipperfield invited some of her friends to her (amazing) place recently to take part in ‘an evening of ideas, imagination and inspiration from the worlds of architecture, design, fashion, digital and trans-disciplinary creativity’. I was delighted to take part. She’s working on a project, and plied us with booze […]

Tasty Tag Pages

I’ve been improving Watchification and Speechification tonight. Part of the enjoyment of both sites is the idea that we’re not just curating our favourite stuff, we’re weaving links between it, with those links becoming increasingly fun to explore. Tonight’s hack was a small improvement in order to pull in a few things that the web […]

Tardis

I was fortunate enough to be given a tour of the BBC Cardiff set today. Dr Who, Torchwood, Sarah Jane… brilliant! Generally my camera was firmly switched off (there’s a big agreement on the way in about not taking photos or video, to avoid revealing spoilers) but I was told it was OK to take […]

Playful

Playful is a one-day conference about games, happening on Friday the 31st of October, 2008 in Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London. Add it to Upcoming or Facebook or, you know, just register. Focusing on the creative and cultural dimensions, Playful examines game design as both a discipline and craft, offering different perspectives on its […]

Iceland Airwaves – advice on Iceland

Speaking of travel, it’s nearly time for Iceland Airwaves again. Though I won’t be going this year, Mike Hedge recently asked me for some tips to get the most out of Iceland and Airwaves so he can make the most of it. When I went last year I took loads of photos and my brother […]

We could be guitar heroes

Before I went on holiday, I began to think about getting my Rock Band guitar controller to act as a MIDI instrument in GarageBand. I’m still fiddling with it, and since implementing a couple of extra features, I’m increasingly happy with the results. The setup in ControllerMate, initially quite straightforward, is gradually becoming fairly hairy. […]

Family Fun

Just back from a very relaxing family holiday in the Algarve. 7 days of exploring, sunbathing, swimming and reading. I couldn’t feel more relaxed. We stayed in a lovely villa between Silves and Algoz (about an hour from Faro airport). Six of us stayed in the villa, which was large, clean, well equipped, had a […]