2018 Yearnotes

13 January 2019

Time for the annual tradition of dusting off my blog to reflect on the year gone by.

2017 Yearnotes

29 December 2017

Geopolitically 2017 was annus horribilis, but for me personally it was the best year of my life.

2016 Yearnotes

1 January 2017

In 2016 I turned thirty. It was nice to open a new arbitrary chapter in my life.

Racist AI behaviour is not a new problem

27 March 2016

In 2010 Professor Margaret Boden told me a story about AI which became the subject of a complaint with Commission for Racial Equality in the UK.

2015 Yearnotes

19 January 2016

Last year’s note starts with a sentence about craving new challenges and quitting my job. This year, I craved new challenges and started a studio. But let’s backtrack a bit.

My favourite books of 2015

16 January 2016

I managed to finish thirty three books before the clock struck midnight. I read more fiction that the previous year, thanks to a single book purchased on a whim. It reminded me how much I enjoy reading books that take me into a different world and are absolutely not work related.

Launching Buckley Williams

29 October 2015

Today Dan Williams and I are launching our tiny studio, exploring the future through research and prototyping.

Contributoria is closing down

1 September 2015

Contributoria’s focus was always on the writers. I am very proud to have worked on a product that helped journalists to get paid to write the stories that they were interested in.

Playing with image layouts

26 July 2015

I was interested in image layouts that don’t necessarily have a hierarchical structure (something that one of the Indexhibit’s grid layouts did very well).

Citizen Ex

9 June 2015

I worked with James Bridle to build browser extensions that let you look at your browsing habits just like the algorithms of surveillance agencies do.

When to prototype in code

19 April 2015

A prototype is an abstraction — a tool for thought, exploration and communication.

2014 Yearnotes

12 January 2015

I realised at the beginning of last year that I had become too comfortable with my job and craved a new challenge, so in April I left Makeshift to become a freelancer again.

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