This is a live redesign, and most things are unfinished. Nearly there.

18th August, 2019

Detaching from Facebook

I've deactivated my Facebook account, having become deeply uncomfortable with the company's propensity to mislead and cause harm. I just wish I could truly delete it.

11th July, 2019

Art in Real Life: Addressing the Sustainability Challenge

Ahead of its big new Olafur Eliasson show, Tate Modern hosted a discussion about the potential of culture to address sustainability and inspire change.

19th March, 2019

Don McCullin at Tate Britain

That one man should witness so many horrors is hard to process. That nations like ours continue to facilitate such atrocity and poverty is devastating.

6th March, 2019

Dear Nature book launch

Last night I attended the launch of Dear Nature, an important new work from renowned Nottingham artist John Newling. I was also invited to give a reading from the book.

6th December, 2011

My digital preservation utopia

At Build last month, Jeremy Keith gave a presentation about preserving our websites, documents, and personal timelines. He talked about avoiding data loss and shared his fears for the future. I really soaked up his thoughts, even though I had to get up and speak directly after him.

19th August, 2011

Maturity and the Weight of Learning

As the web matures, great designers are distinguished not by conviction but by the ability to look beyond the tools at hand, to inquire deeply, and to define a lexicon for the field.

This article was commissioned for the first edition of The Manual.

28th March, 2010

Bauhaus Ideology and the Future of Web Design

What follows is a frankly massive essay in note form. These are the notes I made to justify the aims of Bauhaus Ideology and the Future of Web Design—a presentation I did for the FOWD Tour in Leeds, September 2009.

6th June, 2008

An industry in danger of suffocation

Broad discussion about our industry is a tinderbox that I must keep my roll-up well away from. However, I bottle my thoughts up for so long that during weeks like this, I just burst.

6th January, 2008

Two years on, here's another rant about the state of blogging

Have you noticed how many of us who have been blogging for a long time are gradually doing a whole lot less of it? I have, and I totally understand.

13th January, 2005

A rant about the state of blogging

A few loud voices in the web community are bemoaning the lack of fresh ideas, new techniques, and a drought of constant exploration and innovation from A-list, up-and-coming or guru-like bloggers and writers.