Cosmonauts at the Science Museum

This week a new exhibition about the Soviet space program opened at the Science Museum. Offering a different perspective of the well worn space race. Like most modern museum exhibitions, it’s costly weighing in at an astronomical £14. I understand the need for museums to make money. But £14 for one exhibition is a touch…

Feedly ‘app’ on OSX

I’m a heavy consumer of RSS feeds. I still find them the best way to organise and consume news. Twitter’s great for many things. But I find I miss too much. RSS acts like a net. It catches all the news that’s I’ve missed during the day. Like many Mac users, I’m a big fan…

Kickstarter – March: This Stool Rocks

For March, I’ve funded ‘This Stool Rocks‘. I think in a decade’s time, it may be possible to buy many of the simple plastic products we use now, (products without electronics in them that don’t need fantastic finishes) as 3D artefacts that are printed at home on 3D printers. The technology is really starting to…

Crowd funding

At University I studied Industrial Design. I loved developing solutions to physical problems. In our final year, we all had to develop a big final year project. Unlike many Industrial Design courses, we produced working prototypes, not just pretty renderings and a mockup. Some of the products developed on our course had the potential to…

Beautiful planet

For the last two months I’ve been staring each day at beautiful pictures of our planet. They are published to Twitter from the International Space Station. Current ISS commander Chris Hadfield has been awing his followers with regular photos of the planet as the ISS passes overhead. You can follow him on Twitter

Death or rebirth of the high street?

Jessops, the UK national camera chain closed it’s doors for the final time on Friday night. It’s a sad passing. 1500 people had a job at the beginning of the week and by the end of the week, they were all unemployed. Awful news to receive at the beginning of the New Year. Hopefully, the…

Neil Armstrong

Most of us fail to make any indelible mark on history. A small selection become a footnote in a history book. A very very small number become a historical nexus, the beginning of a new phase of human history. Neil Armstrong is one of these individuals. Neil’s name will be known to the end of…

Privacy in the modern connected world?

For the last few week signs have been appearing all round campus that include a ‘no photography’ symbol. In the modern connected world, with the ability to instantly grab and share photographs with all your friends, I think the instant reaction from most of us was ‘is this realistic?’. But I think this opens an…

Moo cards

I usually don’t have much call for business cards. Internally they’re not much use, and I don’t get to many conferences. But it’s always a bit uncomfortable at business conferences when you don’t have cards. So at the last minute I decided to get some for Lotusphere. But rather than having the hassle of sorting…