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Footnotes

  1. Football: Notts County. Music: my taste ranged from Queen to Kim Wilde. I was also a member of the Heart fanclub. ^
  2. I loved the Peak District like other kids loved theme parks. No car, so we'd go by bus. I was an obsessive birder. ^
  3. New Order, “True Faith”. The album, Substance, changed my world. ^
  4. Peter Lanyon and the St Ives artists, but also the abstract expressionists. ^
  5. R.E.M., “Maps and Legends”. ^
  6. The Stone Roses, “She Bangs the Drums”. ^
  7. Alan Sillitoe, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, set in my hometown. ^
  8. Björk, “Joga”. ^
  9. DJ Shadow, “Building Steam...”. ^
  10. I first went to Iceland in 1998 as an artist in residence, returning frequently. ^
  11. Sigur Rós, Ágætis byrjun. ^
  12. A late starter, my first proper computer was an indigo iMac G3. ^
  13. My first big project was You Are Here, a popular online network for local artists. ^
  14. David Bowie, “TVC15”. I had a revelation about the web while bathing under The Weather Project, by Olafur Eliasson. ^
  15. After years working in shops and bars, I joined Agenzia Ltd as a designer/dev. ^
  16. He was being abused by a neighbour. He started visiting me and I adopted him. ^
  17. Co-authored some books; wrote my own, Beginning CSS Web Development. ^
  18. Erskine Design, LLP. ^
  19. Single-handedly rebuilt and redesigned Frieze and Frieze Art Fair websites (much admired, and copied). ^
  20. I was fortunate to speak all over the world, mostly between 2009 and 2013. The fourth version of this site was a popular responsive design. ^
  21. New Adventures conference. ^
  22. Beastie Boys, “Root Down”. I was in NY a lot working on a digital music project, and later as a partner of Fictive Kin. ^
  23. I struggled with generalised anxiety, ate a lot, and neglected to exercise. ^
  24. The National, “Pink Rabbits”. ^
  25. The Walkmen, “While I Shovel the Snow”. We were engaged in Lisbon. ^
  26. New Order, “The Village”. ^
  27. My wife's family are from St. John's. We also love Copenhagen, Tokyo, Stockholm, Montreal, Hiroshima... ^
  28. Timothy Morton, Being Ecological; Frank Ocean, Blonde; Norman MacCaig, Between Mountain and Sea. ^
  29. After a six year hiatus, we returned in 2019, and again in 2020. ^
  30. I wrote about this timeline.
  31. All albums and songs featured in a Spotify playlist.