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When apps appeared I, like everyone else, was very excited that I could have a spirit level on my phone. In my first month I downloaded countless other similarly useful apps which now lie neglected on my iPhone. What I really wanted was to use this incredibly powerful device to have “narrative experiences.” These might be interactive novels, or pervasive games, or hybrid TV/art. I imagined there would be a wave of them and soon new forms of interactive entertainment would emerge. I’m still…Continue
Posted on November 20, 2013 at 18:00
It’s not a new concept to think of food as theatre, with a three act structure and a sweet and happy ending, but I’m thinking about this because last night I was at a lovely pop-up restaurant by Collage. Some chefs, waitresses and catering professionals put on a three course meal, plus canapes, cocktails, art and music evening in my garden and studio. No narrative, but a great way to bring people together in an episodic structure. Quite inspiring. As was the recent …Continue
Posted on July 4, 2011 at 14:30
Search and social networks have transformed the possibilities of advertising. A billboard or TV spot attempts to reach the right people with a scatter gun approach. Google or Bing know all the things a user has searched for and the websites they frequent and social networks contain masses of data about each user. All this data allows advertisers to hit the right people more accurately.
But the internet also offers more than just better targeting. It also offers the chance to…Continue
Posted on February 18, 2011 at 11:21
The Oyster card is a wonder of the modern world and shop lifting is so much harder these days. RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is all around us and some people, like the authors of Spychips fear the implications for our privacy. You can even buy an RFID proof wallet to prevent the chips we all carry on credit and work ID cards being scanned by criminal skimmers.
Leaving such technofear aside, I see it as…Continue
Posted on February 2, 2011 at 15:00