Category: Personal

Young people

I’m lucky to have a spare room and for the last few years, I’ve made a case of inviting interesting people younger than myself to stay over if they’re in town. I meet them when I lecture in universities or speak at conferences. Some have…

End of Year Review

Thanks to Prof. Dr. Molly Steenson for initiating this habit, this is the 11th year I’ve done these reviews. 1.What did you do in 2018 that you’d never done before?Got a job. 2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make more for next…

What’s next?

I’m turning 38 and as of 13 contractual days ago, I have a job at Bulb as Head of Labs (new products, new parternships). Bulb is an affordable and green energy company. So I’m back working in Shoreditch in a co-working space set up by…

Sunday Scraps #1

I’ve handed in my book‘s manuscript to my editor so I’m having a bit of a mental clear-out.  A year ago, when I started writing, I would write down in my Moleskines the unopened tabs on my phone to ‘come back to them later’. Pah!…

End of year review

Thanks to Prof. Dr. Molly Steenson for initiating this habit, this is the 9th year I’ve done these reviews. 1.What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before? Went back home five times. 2. Did you keep your New Years’ resolutions, and will you make…

Berg (2005-2014)

This has been a strange day, mostly because some of my friends who have run a really great studio have decided to shut it down, 483 weeks in. I met them when we were still students, Jack‘s class came to visit mine in Ivrea in…

30

1. Used (as –30–) to indicate the end of a newspaper (or broadcast) story, a copy editor’s typographical notation. 2. The duration in years of the Thirty Years’ War – 1618 to 1648. 3. 30 is the sum of the first four squares, which makes…

Overworked and underfucked

Thankfully I can’t even take credit for this expression that I picked up from Aram back in Talponia days, but that’s exactly how I feel at the moment so you’ll have to excuse the hollow sound of this blog at the moment. Things I’m busy…