sensing our way out of interaction impoverishment

By | January 12, 2021

Interaction impoverishment: My pompous term for the things that we can’t do, and don’t seem able to imagine our way out of, when it comes to making our devices do what we want them to do. The key to all this — and where we might end up going — are down to those millimeter-dimension things we never see: sensors.

the road beyond covid

By | December 17, 2020

I’ve tried to avoid predictions this year for obvious reasons, but I think we’re seeing signs of impending dawn on the new era. I won’t call it Post-Covid, because that’s supposing too much, but definitely there are the signs of a new infrastructure being built that will allow us to return to something like our previous existence. But… Read More »

are the devices we use sexist?

By | December 9, 2020

Are women physically suffering more than men when it comes to computing? Does the tech industry not only favour men but also design itself around them? And if that’s true, is the COVID-driven trend of working from home exacerbating the problem, leaving a legacy of back and neck pain for women around the world? Heavy questions, so let… Read More »

the bureaucratic threat to big tech

By | November 28, 2020

Image from page 156 of “Book of martyrs, or, A history of the lives, sufferings, and triumphant deaths of the primitive as well as Protestant martyrs” Source Sometimes it’s helpful to remove the technology layer in technology companies and trends and try to see what’s really going on. We talk a lot about platforms and disintermediation but what… Read More »