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1000 days past, and 20 days hence

Sat, 27 Nov 2010 22:25:37 +0000

I’ve not written on this blog for several months. I’ve been wondering if it might be time to retire it. Anyway, changes are afoot… Exactly 1000 days ago (as it happens), I started a job teaching design at Edinburgh Napier University. I’ll be leaving Napier on 2nd December, and 20 days from now I’ll arrive […]



The New Design Dilemma: Specialisation vs. Diversification (D&AD Blog)

Sun, 27 Jun 2010 23:03:14 +0000

The New Design Dilemma: Specialisation vs. Diversification (D&AD Blog) Tim Parsons: "as the disciplinary landscape becomes more complex, the notion that higher education is a rich beginning to a long journey and not a complete product is ever more relevant." (tags: design, education, disciplines, disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity)



Universities are not Businesses (Times Higher)

Tue, 08 Jun 2010 23:06:38 +0000

Times Higher Education – 'Universities are not businesses' "Total administrative costs for the 116 or so universities now exceed £3 billion a year. Rolling them back merely to the levels of five years ago would deliver most of the savings the government is demanding. A thorough prune might even yield more money for education." (tags: […]



Lego Felt Tip Printer

Thu, 03 Jun 2010 20:28:25 +0000

//via @loadsofpeople What the world really needs is more of this kind of awesomeness.



Interview with Rob van Kranenburg on the Internet of Things

Mon, 24 May 2010 23:07:11 +0000

Interview with Rob van Kranenburg on the Internet of Things Jim talks to Rob (tags: internetofthings, iot)



Fritzing – beyond Arduino

Wed, 14 Apr 2010 23:16:39 +0000

Support for further microcontrollers – Wiring, Propeller, you name it – Fritzing Fritzing is not tied to the use of an Arduino, in fact you don't need to use a microcontroller at all. We are very aware that many communities exist around a wealth of other nice microcontroller boards, and we would like to support […]



CMOS Synthesizers

Sun, 11 Apr 2010 23:03:28 +0000

CMOS Synthesizers – Beavis Audio Research CMOS Synthesizers – Building Tone Generators from CMOS Logic (tags: electronics electronic music chiptunes cmos hardware diy hacking)



Split again, and Maribor

Wed, 07 Apr 2010 22:36:34 +0000

Just over a year ago, Marc Owens and I were atelier leaders for a wonderful 6-day Interaction Design Workshop for Croatian students from the universities of Split, Zadar, Rijeka and Zagreb. It was a really intense but rewarding week, with a great bunch of people, and I still have very happy memories of the experience […]



Stewart Brand – How slums can save the planet

Wed, 17 Mar 2010 23:07:12 +0000

How slums can save the planet (Prospect Magazine) Stewart Brand – How slums can save the planet (tags: slum global favela chic india mumbai)



Why HTML5 is worth your time

Mon, 15 Mar 2010 23:04:48 +0000

Why HTML5 is worth your time – O'Reilly Radar Eric A. Meyer on HTML5's future and the skills developers need to acquire (tags: html web design css javascript development)