Notes from the field
Just a quick, hastily-written post urging any UK designers to brave the Olympichaos and catch Bauhaus: Art as Life at The Barbican in London before it ends in mid-August. I’m somewhat obsessed, so I popped along yesterday, and was not disappointed.
It’s been a busy few months and I’ve barely had any time to write. As a result, a number of things worth journalling have slipped through the net. To satisfy future me when he returns to this archive, here’s a quick overview regarding Fictive Kin, my presentations, New Adventures, and an award!
For a couple of years folks have been reporting broken links from my RSS feed, packed with all that Feedburner UTM shit. I’ve been unable to replicate the issue, but thanks to some kind readers I’ve finally realised they’re using a feed I retired in early 2010 and can no longer access. So, if you’re using the /colly/frJd/ feed, please ditch it, and replace with the /colly/WraZ/ version I’ve provided here for over two years. You’ll find that all links suddenly work like a charm. I’ll also make sure full posts are available in the feed when I get a chance. Thank you, and apologies for the disruption.
In 1989, a band changed my life. In 2011 that band unexpectedly reformed, and I didn’t want to be a part of it. This weekend, I saw that band play. On my return home, I find myself writing about why I fell in love, why I became a sceptic, and how I ended up in awe once again.
The second New Adventures in Web Design took place earlier this year, again at Nottingham Albert Hall. Some three months later, I’ve finally found some time to write a little about it for posterity.
I love rummaging through old boxes of junk, and uncovering gems. Yesterday, during a particularly determined de-clutter, I found this letter from Blue Peter, the world’s longest-running children’s’ TV show.
I recently got back from a trip to Seattle, where I presented at An Event Apart for the first (and hopefully not the last) time.
Hot news! I’m now a full-time member of Fictive Kin, if you hadn’t already guessed. This is the kind of role I always dreamed about, and it feels like a perfect fit.
Today I received my first photo of Americo, a 12 year old boy from a poor village near Cusco, Peru. I’ll be sponsoring him until he’s old enough to take care of himself. It’s a wonderful feeling to suddenly have a meaningful connection with a little chap over 6,000 miles away.
On the morning of Thursday 10th November 2011, I was excited about closing the day’s talks at Build. Then, just before lunch, something happened. Something unexpected and incredible, care of Wilson Miner.