Doctor's Note

Revisiting The Californian Ideology

January 23, 2020

I finally had a chance to read Derek Thompson’s piece in the Atlantic, The Real Trouble With Silicon Valley in which he laments the fact that “too much American ingenuity is chasing problems that simply don’t matter” and investors are funding massive companies that provide little value to the world. (Side note: the original URL slugline is “Where’s My Flying Car” – whoever changed it did Thomson a favour, since he makes the opposite argument).

December 12, 2019

Leaving Fjord

Now that the Fjord 2020 Trends are live—of which I’m very proud—I have some news to announce. After four-and-a-half years in various roles …

October 29, 2019

A second life for avatars?

Avatars have been part of the Internet for a very long time. I once had a book called Avatars! by Bruce Damer that documented many of the …

October 14, 2019

Moved to Hugo

As previously mentioned, I’ve finally moved off of Wordpress and am running my blog as a static site using Hugo hosted on Netlify. What does …

October 13, 2019

Next Conference and eDay

I’ve given a couple of shorter versions of my Creativity in the Age of Synthetic Realities talk recently at Next in Hamburg and Emerce eDay. …

October 12, 2019

Design for the long term

During my move from Australia to Germany I somehow missed posting the talk I gave at Web Directions Design 18 called Design for the Long …