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Lightning projects take home TWO awards!

After 5 years of working with lasers, it seems that I have now been accepted by the wider laserist community! The International Laser Display Association (ILDA) have honoured me in their awards ceremony in Montreal, as part of their annual conference. My awards are in their Innovative and Art category, second prize for Lightning Catchers […]

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Astronauts, lasers, and music at the Royal Albert Hall

I still can’t quite believe it, but last week I shared the stage at the Royal Albert Hall with astronauts Rusty Schweickart and Commander Chris Hadfield. You might know Chris from his popular twitter stream during his stint as commander of the International Space Station, including his performance of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. And you […]

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Annual Review News

Review of 2017

I can hardly believe it but this is now the tenth anniversary of my annual review, and therefore I’ve been blogging for over ten years – how the internet has changed since 2007! Back then it was all about open APIs, personal websites and blogging. Facebook was a tidy and uncluttered alternative to MySpace, the […]

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Annual Review News

Review of 2016

It’s been quite a year, that’s for sure. Politics in both the UK and the US have been increasingly chaotic, and I can’t help leaving this year in a high state of anxiety. It’s certainly had an effect on my productivity and in many ways has left me questioning myself; am I really doing the […]

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Annual Review News

Review of 2015 – the year of electronics

2015 has gone by in a blur – at first I couldn’t remember the details of what I did. There have been so many different threads and distractions that it occasionally felt like I didn’t accomplish much. But now I’ve looked back at my calendar I’ve realised that there was actually a lot going on. […]

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Annual Review News

2014 – the year of the laser

It’s New Year’s Eve as I write this, the perfect time for little reflection on the departing year. And although my blog has been a little neglected, the annual reviews are still coming – this is the 8th I’ve done so far. My overriding memory of 2014 is that of variety. Whereas 2013 was mainly […]

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General Lasers News Projects

Margate Games residency kicks off

2014 is off to a great start and my first project is an artist’s residency in Margate in the run up to the Geek Festival. I’ll be working on it over the coming weeks and writing up my progress on the Margate Games blog. I was considering reviving the PixelPhones project but now I’m wondering […]

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Annual Review News

Review of 2013

As the new year starts I like to reflect on the past year, and it’s become quite the annual tradition. Clearly this is quite a self indulgent activity, and I do it more as a reminder to myself than anything else. That said, I’ve really enjoyed reading my friends’ yearly reviews, Remy, Simon, Laura, and […]

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Annual Review News

Review of 2012

Historically, I’ve not been that timely in writing my annual review, and this year is no exception. But I have been consistent – I’ve managed to pull one together every year since 2007! And it’s been a great way to chart my progress through my what-I-call career 🙂 So let’s take a long hard look […]

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Goodbye Plug-in, and good luck!

Around 10 years ago I set up a company. It didn’t seem like a big deal. In fact, it was merely a tax entity for my freelance career. I had this idea that I could sell a customisable web site service where you could choose which options to “plug-in” – hence the name Plug-in Media. […]