I made this future artefact as part of an application for an internal secondment. It's a printed onboarding phamphlet for a physical pain relief device set 10 years in the future.
Short speculative news article about politcal effects of thawing permafrost.
This is a speculative forecast made for an online futures course based on the rise of AI, Incel culture and new versions of feminism.
A new playlist here, seven tracks. As usual I have worked on something for quite a while and then procrastinated on pushing the send button. This time it was about fiinding a title. Until the phrase Tempus Fidget came to me I was a bit stuck. A few other titles
This Insta side project combines several of my long-standing interests and concerns. Combining thinking about the near future and directions in what it means to be be a designer with my ‘anti martech’ and collage aesthetic, the aim is to bring to life unintended and unforeseen consequences of product design
I really need to be a business guru. I figure I can do it, all I need is a new idea. Here is a (edited down) interaction with ChatGPT where I 'brainstorm' new business ideas.
A new playlist of 5 more electronic tracks on the theme of light and folding.
My first 200km ride since the pandemic started - back in the saddle, back in the pack or back to bed?
This article outlines the state of art for AI written content, scans near-horizon capability and threat and sets out some discussion points for AI created content and how it sits in the charity world, both for fundraising and topic information.
A sound track for twilight walking at summer on a flat landscape, maybe a beach. Norwich. Dungeness. Paekakariki. Murawai. Deauville. Brighton.
An animation for one of my Multiclock audio pieces.
Four tracks mostly about rhythm: poly, multi, euclidian, cross, complex, drifting, irritating, pleasant. Pushing the clock, messing with time.
A three part audio doco about riding a bike a very long way in not enough time. In which I ride the 1240km 2017 London-Edinburgh-London Audax event.
A running log of corporate speak I come across in the day job.
How brand becomes the enemy of impact in charitiable settings.
A new series of five audio pieces.
Short sharp first responses to the invasion of Ukraine.
Part two of three of my audio creative documentary about the epic London Edinburgh London bike ride in 2017 - in this one I head out of the midlands and into the hills of north England and Scotland.
This is a proem from my 'Direction of travel series'. Written pre-pandemic I wrote it moslty on my knee during a commute, so it is very much about what was around me that day and quite discursive, which hopefully is part of its charm! I made a video for the
This is the creative territory I like to be in at the moment - a poem and soundtrack working together. The more musical tracks I think of as practising for these pieces which are much harder to create. It is so very easy to be cliched when sampling and cutting
Added a new longer track to my 'Etudes'. This one started - as many do - with listening back though some busking sessions in VCV rack and picking out a couple of short threads which I thought would sound good together in that they are quite oppossed pitch wise but
A couple of years back I went through some of my old journals to see what I could find...
This is part of my Urge to Archive/journal project. [https://allln.ghost.io/urge-to-archive-journals-project/] There are about a dozen poems from the late 80s that nestle in one heap I am calling 'Seventh time through'. Mostly they are about feeling. Having that, being in that state, wondering what it
all alphafirst draft / rough and guts because it's fun &i just need to get stuff out the door to get it out of my head so there's enough room in thereto breathe
Part one of three of my audio creative documentary about the epic London Edinburgh London bike ride in 2017. This one covers the first 36 hours from London to Scotch Corner, when things were still making sense.
Kinein = κίνησις = Ancient Greek 'to move'. Eight short sharp tracks with a lot of kinein in them.
Six pieces concentrating on rhythm and pattern, inspired by a visit to a Welsh mill sometime in the dark days of lockdown.
When I first discovered how to put a website together back in the late 90s I made a few creative hypertext and flash works. The flash works didn't survive but the HTML based works are still viewable.
Yeah poems. Strange little things. Sometimes a bit too obvious, sometimes oblique and evocative, sometimes just a scramble of words that doesn’t seem to point to anything. There’s no money to be made in it, it can be horrendously self indulgent, way more so than Drama say, so
The fallacy about 'corporate messaging' and how it interacts with social.
Places and details People Other 2022 random pics
Age is a crucial factor in the success of digital leadership.
The ‘messaging’ fallacy and standing outside the castle wall… I was at a meeting with a potential client the other day, looking at their five-year old site and found myself talking about the two seismic shifts in digital comms — mobile and social. Mobile I will talk about another day, but
Thinking about services rather than content.
Moving on from the charity website being a 'telling' machine...
Or, the web nav at the speed of I don't give a shit
How mobile changed the game on web navigation.
The difference between wayfaring and travelling and it’s logical double storytelling and plotting.
If you think about storytelling being articulated primarily by space not time, what happens?
Differences between writing drama and prose
Why recording your work is a great development tactic.
You could spend hours online reading about whether is was a good idea to write a treatment or outline before you begin to write a script... so do you?
A note to self post glossed from The Heroine's Journey by Maureen Murdoch.
Random news items from an old site that cover 1994-2000. 1. Allen Calls it a day and a night in Aussie - March 2001 2. Deviations in performance at La Mama - December 2000 3. Yet another job! - November 2000 4. ‘Ride on Time’ gets a recording - October