Technology

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 × 2 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
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 × 1 comment
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 OpenIDEO. I somehow found a way to string these things together into a cohesive whole, looking at the building blocks […]

by × November 14, 2011 × 4 comments
Extending the lifespan of the gadget

Extending the lifespan of the gadget

Something interesting happened at a recent gathering of like-minded technophiles: I put my rather banged-up and decrepit silver-backed iPhone on the table (screen facing up to hide my shame among the flock of shiny new black iPhones) and someone pointed from across the table, exclaiming, “Is that a first generation […]

by × May 25, 2010 × 3 comments