Author: fraser

…In which Bin Laden perishes, closely followed by old media

…In which Bin Laden perishes, closely followed by old media

This essay was originally supposed to be episode 2 of Tapological, but I couldn’t really see any merit in recording it as audio and calling it a podcast when the text already existed. Where...

Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning

Last month, I had the idea of starting a podcast around the idea of mobile learning, digital media, social networking and everything in between. The first episode is available here. I’ve been writing the...

Twitter

Twitter

For a while I’ve been running two twitter accounts. @Fraser_I_smith for work and @paradasos for everything else. It seemed to make sense at first since there were many tweets and rants that weren’t exactly...

Gamification

Gamification

Pecha Kucha (pronounced pekak-cha) is a form of presentation designed to force speakers to ditch dull rambling talks and get to the point. The format is simple. Each speaker has just 20 slides which...

Advice for Cartoonists #1

Advice for Cartoonists #1

(click for big) If you’re thinking about drawing a comic book, it might be a good idea not to spend several months on the first panel drawing EVERY SINGLE BUILDING IN GLASGOW. I never...

Adventures in facial hair

Adventures in facial hair

A combination of laziness and morbid curiosity led me to grow a beard recently.  It’s gone now but you can’t just shave a thing like that off without trying out a few new looks. Presenting:...

Going Offline

Going Offline

As you’ll no doubt be aware if you know me, since I bang on about it at any opportunity, I wrote a novel a few years back. A shoddy, first draft of a novel....

Collage

Collage

Following on from the original post, here is the finished collage I made to hang in our bedroom. Click for full size (and it’s huge!) Below, is a photo of it hanging in place. I’m...

Andy Scott

Andy Scott

On Saturday, we read that Andy Scott’s new sculpture had been unveiled in Cumbernauld the day before, so headed through for a few photos. Provisionally named Comar Nan Allt (Cumbernauld in Gaelic) It was renamed Arria following...

A little light holiday reading…

A little light holiday reading…

I picked up the latest issue of Wired at the airport for some mild distraction on the plane, but there were a few articles I thought might be worth sharing. (I know the idea is to go on...