Thursday, July 09, 2009


On Tuesday I had the pleasure of participating in one of Eyebeams curatorial masterclasses on the question of What open source is and what it means for art. I was originally going to fly out there and participate in the flesh but it clashed with the dudes birthday and several other commitments. I did participate via skype which was fun. I wasn't sure how this would work, I asked should I just kind of carp from the sidelines and they seemed to think this would be fine. So that is what I did. Scott Burnham was the main speaker with Fred Beneson adding some excellent responses. I did record the audio for the full conversation, I just need to check with everyone before I put it out there.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009


What sort of moth is this?

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Balancing act

In an attempt to balance my chi here is a list of things I like:

1- Sowing seeds
2- Loud Bass heavy Dub
3- Wearing big stripey socks with my shorts, it makes me look like the village idiot
4- Days not looking at a screen
5- Colombian coffee beans (it has that certain bite and grinding the beans makes me feel like Kinky Friedman)
6- Beer
7- Salt
8- Drawing with office stationary
9- Asking for 'unlucky' dip lottery tickets at the newsagent, that way I avoid disappointment
10- Pretending to be a creepy old lady from a kefalonian car hire shop and asking my wife if she wanna 'sma ca?'...long story that one but its still good for fun.

Oh and a last minute addition:

11- The fact that they have found the genetic variations that make some of us more at risk of becoming bi-polar. I'm sure this is based upon very sound science much like all of modern psychiatry........... I also love the way it is being covered with rigorous accuracy by the media

OK so I may have been lying about 11 being something I like.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Bile dump

I have to do this. I have to make a list of things that are bugging me so I can get on with my day in a happy go lucky way. Here is a list of random things that I don't like:

1- People who unlock business potential
2- Local Government
3- Corporate sponsorship in education (particularly when it leads to eye sore building modifications)
4- Licorice
5- The current trend for girls having comb over fringes, it makes them look like the village idiot
6- The Boy band Blue
7- Cooking (I have been doing more than my fare share recently)
8- Phone calls
9- Creepy shoes
10- Tim Berners-Lee

And breathe...