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The last ever digital conference

The last ever digital conference

Earlier this month I was invited to speak on behalf of Futurecity at the Bains Numeriques festival in Enghien-les-Bains just north of Paris.

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How to make a computer from a cereal box

How to make a computer from a cereal box

One of the things I’ve returned from sabbatical determined to do, is learn to code.

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The Creativity Filter

The Creativity Filter

This is an old model that I produced in the mid noughties. It describes the role of public funding bodies, or any other arbiter or intermediary, taken in searching and developing creativity. Creativity Filter from Andrew Missingham

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The Nigerian Petrol Pump Attendant Syndrome

The Nigerian Petrol Pump Attendant Syndrome

From my vantage point in Ubud, Bali, I see that people have been queuing for petrol back in the UK.

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Play in the City: in praise of indiscipline architecture

Play in the City: in praise of indiscipline architecture

Many cityscapes are humdrum to the point of deadening banality. Identikit (often dying) high streets, underused public spaces, unimaginative landscaping and public realm.

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“If the throw is right…” Juggling multiple projects

“If the throw is right…” Juggling multiple projects

When, as a teenager, I came back from “exile” in Suffolk to live in London and rejoin my mum and family, my younger brother Justin was a mad juggler. His favourites were the Flying Karamazov Brothers. Justin, being Justin really went for it. In the…

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Creative distraction works (so carry on swinging…)

Creative distraction works (so carry on swinging…)

My yogini wife, Claire, introduced me once to the Buddhist concept of “the monkey mind”. It’s basically what I’ve got. Although I can focus when I need to, I’m easily distracted, and love nothing more than hopping from one branch of art, technology, culture and…

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Al Jaffee’s Fold-Ins and shrinking cities

Al Jaffee’s Fold-Ins and shrinking cities

I’m working on a project for a large-scale new transport connection that’s going to have the effect of shrinking a major city. They’re looking for ways to communicate this idea. I first thought about the way Harry Beck’s tube map graphically illustrated this at the…

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And here’s the 10 tips Wordle

And here’s the 10 tips Wordle

   

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10 tips for independent working

10 tips for independent working

Before I start, I want to clarify why I call myself “independent” and not freelance. I never really liked the term “freelance”. It seems to suggest a powerlessness with no agenda of ones own, at worst desperately looking out for the next gig. When I…

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