Why I do these things

I create in order to explore and communicate, to find new perspectives on this world and to pass those on.

Social Media Feed

My social media feed (instagram, twitter) contains short thoughts about design, culture and the places that I have visited.


I've had many blogs over the years - currently I'm writing at Medium. You can find a selection of my blog posts from across the internet below.

QByte Devlog - Cycles and Cul-de-sacs

November 06, 2017

Getting lost in the quantum (but also the actual) desert

QByte Devlog - Taking the Measure

September 19, 2017

Making quantum measurements work in the QByte engine

Edinburgh Reactions: Whist

August 12, 2017

A reaction to an interactive theatre piece I saw in Edinburgh

Government 2.0

July 11, 2017

A thought experiment about how existing political systems might be able to make deliberate fundamental changes.

Art or Heist? Designing Multi-Purpose spaces

December 15, 2016

A look at the design of the original Art Heist, which repurposed an active art exhibition into an interactive theatre piece.

Finding the right problems for Citizen Science

December 07, 2016

A look at the main types of citizen science project, and some steps you can take to identify good problems for a citizen science project.

Data that listens

November 19, 2016

Why we need more responsive data visualisations

On Truth in Science

May 24, 2016

How science treats concepts of truth, and how this causes massive problems for science communication

Starting Over

May 02, 2016

Musings about starting again after a long break

Blood and Stakes

February 18, 2011

The Problem With Portals

October 17, 2010

Inception: The Game?

August 02, 2010

A Matter Of Perspective

July 10, 2010

Why Portal?

July 27, 2008

An Analysis Of The Success Of A Cake, A Crate And An Automaton