The Mystery of Appearance exhibition 2012/02/18: Facebook: To the last day of The Mystery of Appearance exhibition of post-War British painters including Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, Patrick Caulfield, William Coldstream, Lucian Freud, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney, Leon Kossoff and Euan Uglow (see note on site on Bacon’ credentials). Highlights were Michael Andrews (The […]

Exhibition: Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things

Facebook: Taking the boys for a half-term trip to Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things at the Science Museum London. In the show thirty-six inventions are presented alongside original sketches and drawings by their inventors, patent specifications and original adverts revealing the efforts made to establish each product. It is produced in collaboration with […]

Report on New Economy, Meet New City conference, 2019

The ‘New Economy, Meet New City’ two-day conference in December 2019, hosted at the new Royal Albert Dock development, looked at how technology is impacting ‘the New Economy’, and how tech advancements are reshaping our future in ‘Meet New City’. It was programmed and produced by Intelligence Squared on behalf of ABP (London), developers of […]

Speaking at BA Digital departmental day

In January 2020 I gave a talk at British Airways’ Digital departmental day, on ‘Visions and cultures of innovation’, attempting to inform the group’s digital ambitions in the context of the past, present and future of the Web, and the future of air travel.  Documentation This is my presentation on iCloud slide sharing.  References from […]

RIP Jonathan Miller

RIP Jonathan Miller. What a thinker and doer. I very much appreciated his reflection on the modern anti-religious mood, from 2010 (re-posted below). He’s quoted on BBC Radio 4’s World at One today rejecting the term ‘Renaissance Man’, saying ‘What’s been lost is the taking for granted a world of civilised curiosity’. This quote comes […]