May 8, 2016 0 Likes 0 Comments

John Hurt

I thought I’d post a few shots of this acrylic I painted a year ago of John Hurt. Its significantly larger than the portrait of Philip Seymour Hoffman that I posted about last week. This isn’t really a fan thing. Although I am a fan. He’s just got a great face to paint. Love the

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Smart Design Salon: The Internet of Why
November 11, 2014 0 Likes 0 Comments

The Internet of Why: A Smart Design Salon

I was lucky enough to be invited to be a panellist at “The Internet of Why”,  an evening “salon” organized by Smart Design in London. The event started off with a viewing of Connecting: Makers, a mini-documentary on the creative community sponsored by Microsoft. Using this as fodder for our conversation, we spent the next

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April 7, 2014 0 Likes 0 Comments

Resonate 2014

I’m just travelling home from Belgrade in Serbia, where I’ve spent the last few days at Resonate. Resonate is a conference, or more like a festival, primarily attended by people doing visualization work. It’s full of great talks from a community that is very tightly networked, brought together by the equally highly networked Filip Visnjik,

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September 3, 2012 0 Likes 0 Comments

Social Photography at Getty’s #CurveLive event

On Thursday 12th of July 2012 I spoke at Getty’s “CurveLive” event on social photography. Here are some notes I wrote up soon after that I’ve been a little lax in posting. Hopefully they’re still interesting. For reference, here’s a video of the event. My bit starts at 12:50 minutes in. Here are my notes:

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September 28, 2011 0 Likes 2 Comments

The future of looking back – now in paperback.

I’m really delighted to be able to announce that I’ve written a book, entitled The future of looking back and published by Microsoft Press, which deals with the topic of digital legacy, technology heirlooms and other themes close to my heart. It covers a lot of the work that we’ve been doing in Cambridge around

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May 8, 2016 / Art John Hurt


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April 17, 2015 / Events Resonate 2015 Day 2


April 16, 2015 / Events Resonate 2015 Day 1


January 3, 2015 / Family Favorite Photos of 2014

Smart Design Salon: The Internet of Why

November 11, 2014 / About Me The Internet of Why: A Smart Design Salon


June 19, 2014 / Events EYEO Festival Day 3


June 16, 2014 / Photography Panoramas from Israel


June 14, 2014 / Events Eyeo Festival Day 2


June 12, 2014 / Events Eyeo Festival Day 1


June 10, 2014 / Art Stefanie Posavec @ Eyeo


June 7, 2014 / Humor Coffee zones ☕


May 15, 2014 / Design Research Through Design 2015


May 5, 2014 / Family Favorite Photos of 2013


April 9, 2014 / Art International Draw A Bird Day