• On Gender Inequality and Being “Other”

    On Gender Inequality and Being “Other”

    There has been quite a lot of discussion recently about gender equality in the workplace and the gap that still exists for women to be treated equally and fairly in all aspects of society, especially in technology. I wanted to contribute my own journey and perspectives on this topic, although […]

  • Somewhere in-between immersive cinema and alternate reality gaming

    Somewhere in-between immersive cinema and alternate reality gaming

    This weekend I had the pleasure of attending Secret Cinema  for Wes Anderson’s new film The Grand Budapest Hotel. Secret Cinema is an event usually centred around a movie where organisers create elaborate sets, stories, characters in the universe of that chosen film. Visitors are encouraged to dress up and […]

  • Crowdsourced science & going against the wisdom of the crowd

    Crowdsourced science & going against the wisdom of the crowd

    Last year I had the pleasure of giving a talk at the ThingMonk Internet of Things conference. I spoke about my experiences and learnings in building a crowdsourced radiation map for Japan after the Fukushima disaster. You can watch my talk here… The biggest point I wanted to get across […]

  • Failed Robot Christmas Gift Guide

    Failed Robot Christmas Gift Guide

    Here are some holiday gift ideas for the Failed Robots in your life… feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments! The Tiniest DIY Drawing Robot Every robotdork wants their own drawbot. Why not present this as a DIY kit with all the parts ready for assembly. You […]

  • Adventures in 3D Printing

    Adventures in 3D Printing

    I have been eyeing 3D printers for some time. As someone who is more adept at making digital products it’s always amazing to see bits becoming tangible and being squeezed out, one plastic layer at a time, as physical objects. It also helps me bridge that gap in my skill set where I can […]

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On Gender Inequality and Being “Other”

On Gender Inequality and Being “Other”

There has been quite a lot of discussion recently about gender equality in the workplace and the gap that still exists for women to be treated equally and fairly in all aspects of society, especially in technology. I wanted to contribute my own journey and perspectives on this topic, although […]

by × October 18, 2014 × 2 comments
Somewhere in-between immersive cinema and alternate reality gaming

Somewhere in-between immersive cinema and alternate reality gaming

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending Secret Cinema  for Wes Anderson’s new film The Grand Budapest Hotel. Secret Cinema is an event usually centred around a movie where organisers create elaborate sets, stories, characters in the universe of that chosen film. Visitors are encouraged to dress up and […]

by × March 24, 2014 × 0 comments
Crowdsourced science & going against the wisdom of the crowd

Crowdsourced science & going against the wisdom of the crowd

Last year I had the pleasure of giving a talk at the ThingMonk Internet of Things conference. I spoke about my experiences and learnings in building a crowdsourced radiation map for Japan after the Fukushima disaster. You can watch my talk here… The biggest point I wanted to get across […]

by × March 21, 2014 × 0 comments
The Mulholland Drive of Innovation

The Mulholland Drive of Innovation

This morning I found myself discussing the strange, surreal world of David Lynch and what a feat it was for him to take a mass TV audience hooked on the seemingly straight-laced crime drama that was Twin Peaks and totally mess with the audience’s expectations and perceptions on every level… […]

by × March 21, 2014 × 0 comments
Failed Robot Christmas Gift Guide

Failed Robot Christmas Gift Guide

Here are some holiday gift ideas for the Failed Robots in your life… feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments! The Tiniest DIY Drawing Robot Every robotdork wants their own drawbot. Why not present this as a DIY kit with all the parts ready for assembly. You […]

by × November 29, 2013 × 0 comments
Adventures in 3D Printing

Adventures in 3D Printing

I have been eyeing 3D printers for some time. As someone who is more adept at making digital products it’s always amazing to see bits becoming tangible and being squeezed out, one plastic layer at a time, as physical objects. It also helps me bridge that gap in my skill set where I can […]

by × March 24, 2013 × 3 comments
Staring at cats on the internet – Gameplay with your brainwaves

Staring at cats on the internet – Gameplay with your brainwaves

I was chuffed when my friend Alex asked me to take part in the Tech City Showcase as part of International Women’s Day. Being an advocate of technology and maker culture, it’s always a thrill for me to share my passions, especially if my work might spark new creativity or […]

by × March 10, 2013 × 1 comment
Zen and the Art of the Superhuman Make-a-thon

Zen and the Art of the Superhuman Make-a-thon

February always turns out to be one of those crazy months of the year where I can’t keep up with my own shadow. Once again I found myself frantically helping to put together our 2nd IDEO London Make-a-thon. In 2012, IDEO hosted the first ever Make-a-thon at the London studio, […]

by × March 6, 2013 × 0 comments
Making the improbable possible – When technology becomes magical experience

Making the improbable possible – When technology becomes magical experience

What has always secretly stirred in me a passion for new technology is wrapped up in a well-used quote from Arthur C. Clarke… Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. And I guess I always wanted to make magic. It seems that sense of magic, made possible through sufficiently advanced technology […]

by × February 26, 2013 × 0 comments
2012 – A Year in Making

2012 – A Year in Making

It’s been a busy 12 months! I’m finally getting a chance to recuperate back in Melbourne and am taking the opportunity to look back on 2012 and review my efforts in Making this past year… OpenIDEO hit 42k users We launched OpenIDEO.com in August of 2010 and celebrated our 2nd […]

by × January 8, 2013 × 2 comments
Playsettings – Playful crockery for dextrous dining experiences

Playsettings – Playful crockery for dextrous dining experiences

I had the pleasure of attending the Enabled By Design’s Design-a-thon event this past weekend. It’s a 24-hour design and hack event, where designers and makers get together to create new solutions for people with physical and mental constraints. The team I worked with looked at challenges to dexterity, when […]

by × November 5, 2012 × 1 comment
True North – Designing for Utility & Contemplation

True North – Designing for Utility & Contemplation

I am not one of those people good with a sense of direction. There are those who seem to have a magical compass embedded in their brains and have an innate sense of ‘north’ anywhere they go. It’s pretty clear I’m not one of these people. I’m the person that rotates […]

by × October 11, 2012 × 0 comments
Designing for creativity

Designing for creativity

I finally downloaded the iPad Paper App by FiftyThree studios tonight. It is a sketchbook tool that (by all accounts) was originally created as part of a tablet concept, Courier, for Microsoft and when that project was shelved, the team members eventually left and created Paper for the iPad. I’m […]

by × April 16, 2012 × 0 comments
Lessons from the Hitch

Lessons from the Hitch

Dear Friends, A most worthwhile human being and hero of mine, Christopher Hitchens, passed away yesterday. I began reading Hitchens at a time when I was coming to grips with what it meant to be a humanist and an atheist. Amongst Wilde and Orwell, there was Hitchens with the unrelenting […]

by × December 17, 2011 × 2 comments
Stories from Fukushima

Stories from Fukushima

I recently took a trip to Fukushima, Japan to measure radiation levels in the area with Safecast.org. I’ve written a story about my experiences at my photography blog, Spectral Alphabet. Earlier this month, I rode with the Safecast crew out of Tokyo and onto Fukushima Prefecture. It was raining and in […]

by × November 21, 2011 × 1 comment