5 Jun 2020

Long-form Lockdown Project: Wired and Boxed

Long-form Lockdown Project: Wired and Boxed

That silly thing I was working on? Well, my extra buttons and LED holders and a step drill bit and a cheap box arrived (thanks, RS and eBay, especially RS for having a vast range of boxes that you can filter by dimensions) and so I got out my soldering iron and wired it all […]

31 May 2020

Long-form Lockdown Project: A Random Album Player

Long-form Lockdown Project: A Random Album Player

For the last couple of years, I’ve been trying to combat my shortening attention span, mostly by getting back into longer-form media. Books, for example: in 2019 I set myself a target of reading a couple of books a month, and actually managed to read 41 in the year. Based on that, my challenge this […]

9 Apr 2020

Eyjafjallajökull

Just for nostalgia purposes, here’s a callback to the time, about a decade ago, when an erupting volcano grounded European flights, and not un-coincidentally, where I made a dance remix of Sandi Toksvig pronouncing the name of the Icelandic glacier “Eyjafjallajökull”. A couple of friends of mine told the BBC about it and the News […]

11 Jan 2013

AD1: Swanning Around the Harbourside

You may have noticed that when I mentioned wanting to do an Artist Date for every week in 2013, it was already the end of the first week of the year. I toyed with the idea of making my New Year’s Day 10K walk my first Artist Date of the year, as it sort-of qualifies: a […]

7 Jan 2013

Project 52

It’s the time for new year’s resolutions, isn’t it? I know plenty of people who don’t believe in them. But I’m an optimist, so I normally make a few. One I’m making this year is to get back into the The Artist’s Way. This is one of the few “self-help”-style books that’s ever seemed to have actually […]