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9th April, 2020 / covid-19

Travelling at home

While picking at the remaining drafts from a previous trip, I became distracted by broader thoughts about travel: how we relive past experiences, and increasingly enjoy digital journeys.

23rd February, 2020 / design

Archive, organise and document your work

I’ve been busy documenting projects and just launched my Work section. It’s about time I shared my work, but getting it done has been frustrating for one big reason: archive neglect.

22nd January, 2020 / design

A time for imagination

Last year’s New Adventures conference could have been a one-off reunion. It was a challenging project, but the event itself was probably our best yet, and the response overwhelming.

This editorial was written for the New Adventures magazine, January 2020.

29th December, 2019 / design

2019 in personal projects

For too long I’d neglected this website and my other personal projects. Everything everywhere needed redesigning, restructuring, or throwing out. This year, I turned things around.

19th October, 2019 / design

Primer EU: Futures For All

I spent this week in Madrid, where I attended Primer EU. With my increasing interest in futures and speculative design, I wanted to take a closer look at the community, its methods, and successes.

19th July, 2019 / design

Timeline

Redesigning in the open is daunting but encourages progress. Although I’m far from finished, the new timeline is attracting attention, so I’ve written a little about it.

4th June, 2019 / events

An emotional adventure

Excitement gave way to fear, but hard work and a positive community made everything worthwhile. This is what it felt like to bring back New Adventures after a six-year hiatus.

24th January, 2019 / events

A certain sense of inevitability

The first New Adventures took place in 2011, sparking a trilogy of events that helped push digital design forward with bold ideas and honest opinion.

This editorial was written for the New Adventures magazine, January 2019.

26th December, 2018 / interview

Netmag Q&A

A short interview with Netmag about the return of New Adventures.

20th September, 2018 / design

Design notes: a simple plan

It’s taken a summer of hard work to establish a comfortable baseline for wherever our new adventures might take us. Here are some notes about our new design and build.

This article first appeared on the New Adventures blog.

13th September, 2018 / events

New Adventures returns!

People always asked if New Adventures might ever return. “Never,” was our stock reply. But this year we realised just how much we’d missed it — and missed you — and wondered if a return might re-energise digital design and those that value it.

1st June, 2018 / technology

Living with a conversational object

I feel awkward talking to machines, and I always will. My comfort zone ends at the ATM or self-service checkout, where I’ll conclude transactions with a whispered ‘Thank you’.

20th May, 2018 / nature

Data watching: part two

In part one, I wrote about the digital trail that led me to an osprey named Shana and the community crowdsourcing her story. Part two follows her action-packed migration, and considers her legacy.

10th May, 2018 / nature

Data watching: part one

The digital trail led me to an electricity substation near Walmart, and my first encounter with its globetrotting tenant. In documenting the moment, I joined a community of far-flung onlookers crowdsourcing her story.

8th March, 2018 / technology

Existing in four dimensions

The expansive views from the hard-won summit deserved my full attention, but cognitively I was elsewhere; present in multiple locations by way of a weak but welcome signal.

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