Category: Words

Recycled Content – 19/03/2017

Recycled Content – 19/03/2017

I’m going to try something and see if it sticks. I read a lot of interesting articles each week on a range of subjects, so I’m going to start a weekly links roundup. Mainly...

The Rise of the Bots

Also published on Medium Earlier this year there was a flurry of of talk in the non-tech press, on the back of Facebook launching their bot platform. Most had an air of uncertainty over...

The problem with Monsters University

Back when Toy Story, came out, I was at art school with ambitions off becoming an animator. I’d seen some of Pixar’s earlier short films, but their first full length feature blew me away.

The England riots of summer ’11

The England riots of summer ’11

The government are in talks with Facebook, Twitter and Blackberry about pulling social network services from the internet in times of trouble. http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2390988,00.asp ‘We must remember, cause a fuss before somebody thinks of blaming...

Using Evernote as a Brain Extension

Using Evernote as a Brain Extension

Last summer, American writer Nicholas Carr prompted heated debate online when he released his book “The Shallows: How the Internet is changing the way we think, read and remember” The book was a development...

…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...

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....

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...