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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

by × November 21, 2011 × 0 comments
The building blocks of innovation and the history of the steam locomotive

The building blocks of innovation and the history of the steam locomotive

At the Sketching in Hardware conference this year I spoke about a few subjects I’ve become very passionate about: the history of the steam locomotive, behaviours that foster innovation and […]

by × November 14, 2011 × 4 comments