In light of recent UK terrorism attacks Prime Minister Theresa May has suggested the Internet must now be regulated so as to ‘deprive the extremists of their safe spaces online’[1]. To those paying attention, this statement is not a new position for Theresa May, but rather the latest in a long line of attempts by […]

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes – Edward Dijkstra The inventiveness and ingenuity of ancient civilisations is often a source of modern fascination. Among the earliest of these are the Sumerian, Babylonian and Chaldean civilisations that evolved in the flood planes of Mesopotamia from around 4000BC. It is within […]

This interactive artwork was developed for presentation at the Art Party conference organised by Bob & Roberta Smith with Crescent Art. The event was held in Scarborough, 2013. The Art Party Conference was in essence a protest against the policies of the Conservative MP Michael Gove, who was then Secretary of State for Education. The […]

Created for the Exhibition Gaming the System curated by These Animals in collaboration with pixelache. The exhibition was site specific, with artworks situated throughout Helsinki. R.A.T.I.S.M. was located in a vitrine attached to a shopping mall. The interactive sculpture, shaped like a black pyramid, invited passers by to communicate with it via text message. Users […]

As stated at the end of Part One of this post series: While the development of the Internet – both in terms of physical architecture and communication protocols – is fundamental to the existence of the Internet of Things, other fields of research would have to develop and converge with this radical new communication system […]

The Internet of Things, or IoT as it is commonly abbreviated, is becoming part of current technological rhetoric. A quick Google search will provide the reader with a multitude of information ranging from media articles about what it will do for society and how many connected devices each person will have by 2020, to attempts […]

For at least the past fifteen years a very specific current has ran through both the arts and sciences. This current is known by different names though in the cold light of day it is in essence a preoccupation with the same thing: the storing and retrieval of Information. While in the arts and humanities […]

One of the Key problems the Internet of Things (IoT) has faced since its inception has been the public’s general fear of the invasiveness of IoT technologies and their potential for unethical exploitation as tools of surveillance and social control. The problem faced by those who wish for society to embrace IoT technologies, is how […]

I gave the following interview to London’s new Catapult Centre, kicking off activities for London Design for Business week. In the interview we discuss how businesses and creatives can work together for mutual benefit in an IoT reality