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Knowledge is faster than Mortar

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Knowledge is faster than Mortar

I picked up a bag of coffee beans whilst we were on holiday, roasted by Skye Roastery and sold out of the Skye Farm Shop (“Local Produce for Local People”).  The coffee is especially interesting for me personally because I’ve been using coffee as a proxy for how MTPW>MPWT can play in even existing, seemingly […]

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How To Knock Off A Saddleback Leather Bag

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Genius (via Mr Sparke) – from Dave at Saddleback Leather, who’s concerned that folk are knocking off his bags.  So he’s made a twelve minute instructional video on how they should do it well… This is slap bang in th emiddle of the fragmentation principle I talk about in the Fracking The Social Web stuff, […]

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Empathy Mapping with Lego Figures

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Empathy Mapping with Lego Figures

I’ve been a huge fan of the principles of Empathy Mapping since I first read about it in Gamestorming (by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown & James Macanufo) a few years ago. It’s very simple to do – make up a person in the middle of the page who is your customer, think about them when […]

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GPS by James Bridle

Monday, October 7th, 2013

GPS by James Bridle

One of the objects in CONTAINER is GPS by Mr James Bridle… I’ve just seen that Tim’s put a short interview with James about the piece up here: Interview with James Bridle about his item in CONTAINER #1:Hot&Cold from Tim … Continue reading

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Telling Objects With Stories

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

An invigorating exploration of the area from Tim Milne at ARTOMATIC, as he takes the work he does in a brilliant new, logical direction: Objects might just be the future of communications from ARTOMATIC

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Forget Tone of Voice; Find A Certain Tone of Action

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

I had the pleasure of speaking at the first ever Folksy Summer School a couple of weeks ago, to their burgeoning community of Designer-Makers about brands and ideas around how to talk about themselves. The video’s just gone up here: … Continue reading

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CONTAINER: Unleashed

Monday, August 19th, 2013

I received my Artist’s proof of CONTAINER last week, the exploration of what form might look for the future of magazines curated, produced and edited by Tim Milne from ARTOMATIC. I was delighted to be in the company of fellow … Continue reading

       

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Back at the Forge

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

I’ve returned to the Smithery forge after a wee break which culminated in talking at the first Folksy Summer School. Full talk (slides plus audio) to follow soon, but I’ve also been playing around with the new camera (a fantastic … Continue reading

        
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Introducing The Artefact iPhone App

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Introducing The Artefact iPhone App

Yes, it’s been a little quiet on the blog of late – but with good reason. A crack team of Adam Hoyle of Do Tank, Darrell Whitelaw of Siberia and myself (of making tea and random ideas) having been finishing … Continue reading

        

 

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Wearable Tech or Full Manual Tech?

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Wearable Tech or Full Manual Tech?

I was sitting with Mark & Snowy earlier, talking about a wee project we’re plotting, and this thought crept up on me around “Wearable Tech”. The line of thinking, in it’s very infancy of course, is this. Everyone is making … Continue reading

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