Category: Cities

Cities that make

I spent a couple of days in Liverpool this week, catching up with Adrian McEwen, an old friend, author, technical #iot consultant and founder of what I consider to be one of the most embedded and sustainable maker spaces in the North: DoES Liverpool. We…

The why of the internet of things

(Writeup of a talk given at the IOT Summit in Dublin on June 22nd 2017 instead of slides) Good morning, Thank you for inviting me to share my perspectives on the internet of things. I wanted to talk about the why of the internet of…

Tech City UK: one year later

So it’s been a year since I wrote my long rant about Tech City UK. Someone asked me the other day what I thought about things now so I thought I’d write about it again. Silicon Roundabout / Tech City: it’s not about location Since…

Say what you mean and read the book

A few weeks ago, I went to a lunch organised by 10 Downing Street hosted by Mother. This was well attended by some important members of the arts, education and advertising industries and Kieran Kumaria one of the advisors to George Osbourne ran the session.…

Deep City (the printed edition)

Giles Lane invited me to lead one of the days in the series of hands-on explorations called “City as Material” which resulted in Layered being published. I came into the Proboscis offices a few weeks later and decided to revise the Deep City talk I’d…

Mapping creativity in London?

Was intrigued by the accusation that the council of Barnet was going to be the only council not to invest in Arts by cutting funding to Artsdepot. The whole debate in the Evening Standard article a few days ago made me want to know where…

Slovenian wines: a map

I went to Slovenia last year and it was beautiful. As with all fo.am events we ate a lot and drank a lot and during the last meal, enjoyed a long wine-tasting evening. The maitre de cérémonie had made a map which I have turned…