Category: communicating

  • Making Solid Sounds Talk at Dorkbot London Dec 15th 2014

    Making Solid Sounds Talk at Dorkbot London Dec 15th 2014

    I’ll be giving a talk Monday December 15th, 2014 at Dorkbot London about my work in sound sculpting.  This was partially inspired by some work I’ve done for the new BA (hons) Design & Coding course at Ravensbourne.

  • Digital trends make digital obsolete?

    I’m researching a new course for our university, and trying to decide what to call it. Amazingly, all the terms I can think of that used to describe developing computer programs and the study of them are falling out of popular usage. See the chart below from Google Trends – what does this mean about […]

  • dorkbot london #85

    dorkbot london #85

    I organised dorkbot london #85 with some much needed help from Thor at Stream Arts in Greenwich and some tasty Kernel beer straight from the brewery! Some images are on flickr. Featured speakers: Rob Phillips speaks about bees & labs and DIY tech: The BeeLab project is a partnership between Horizon Digital Economy Research (, […]

  • Cee made an SVG Javascript clock video tutorial

    One of my Web Media students “Cee Shadowmuur” created a two-part video tutorial showing how to make his very cool mixer clock.

  • pollution visualisations for dfuse

    pollution visualisations for dfuse

    I was asked to do a couple of quickie visualisations of pollution-related stats (oil consumption, co2 usage) for Mike of dfuse, and decided it would be fun to try it in D3.  The resulting code is in my gihub, along with links to the data and live visualisations (with some pretty colors and animations!)

  • SVG clocks

    SVG clocks

    Inspired by my Web Media students at Ravensbourne, I made a spiral SVG clock and put it up on github You can see the clock in action here.

  • Gameshow Hack MozFest 2013 Finished

    Gameshow Hack MozFest 2013 Finished

    Success! The Mozilla Festival 2013 went very well, we created an online gameshow from scratch (including controllers) in about 2 hours and then played it! Thanks to everyone who participated, and especially Oli Evans, Alan Shaw, James Uren, and Will Pearson for hosting the quiz. The finished scoreboard system as a jsFiddle: The github repository […]

  • Game Show Hackathon Workshop at Mozfest 2013

    Game Show Hackathon Workshop at Mozfest 2013

    Some of you might know that we’re planning a few workshops for MozFest 2013.  The planning is in full swing, and I wanted to give you a quick report on it. This session will be a 3-4 hour long hack session where we build a complete, working, fun, online game show with bespoke buzzers for […]

  • Dorkbot London #84

    Dorkbot London #84

    Dorkbot London #84 is happening, and I’m organising it.  It will be at Stream Arts on 23 October, 2013: [mapsmarker layer=”3″]

  • Teaching social skills?

    Teaching social skills?

    I’m doing a little research into group work and assessment (remember, I teach at a UK university – Ravensbourne‘s Web Media BA program, to be exact) and reading David Boud’s “Enhancing Learning through Self Assessment” in preparation for another term of new units with some fresh (for me) exercises to get students assessing one another […]