Journal

Photo of the back of a van full of stuff

The big move; one year on

Moving to a new city is hard. Starting life all over again in another place means rebuilding a lot of the things you take for granted. This is my story, all of the mistakes I made, and my advice for anyone planning to make the same kind of journey. A year ago yesterday, I packed… read more»

A rainbow over autumnal trees

September, a month of change

I often put it down to my Mancunian roots, but for whatever reason I’ve always been more comfortable on rainy days than sunny ones. Pretty much anything over 20ºC and I’m uncomfortable; 30ºC and I’m straight up panicking. But give me clouds and a cooling rain shower and I’m at peace. I’m sure as a… read more»

Having set myself the task of learning After Effects expressions, I of course got distracted and started learning Unity again, and probably some other things too. But for once, I managed to pull myself back and focus on After Effects again when I ran into a problem that forced me to learn something new (by… read more»

As I discussed in my last post, one of my more recent Masters modules focused on technology enhanced learning environments. Our assignment was to develop a prototype for a learning environment that was supported by theories of learning and motivation. Having previously worked in media production within an educational institution, I was genuinely quite excited… read more»

Before I even start writing I’m worried that this will turn into a sarcastic rant, so I apologise in advance. I’ve just completed the second semester of my MSc, which included one really great module on technology enhanced learning environments, and one really disappointing module on interactive 3D programming. I’ll tell you all about the… read more»

Procedural, generative, whatever you want to call it. I’ve been pretty fascinated by the concept since first seeing the work of Universal Everything back at university. I even had a workshop with Karsten Schmidt, who introduced me to Processing, and the general idea of writing code to create visuals. I love the idea that you… read more»