Today I took a trip to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, and, thanks to the curiosity of my companion, found myself standing on the circular observation deck of the ArcelorMittal Orbit. Continue reading
Digital Revolution is a celebration of computing and all things interactive. By bringing together artists, filmmakers, architects, designers, musicians and game developers, it hopes to give you a sense of the breakthroughs that digital creatives are making across culture, as well as remind you just how dramatically digital technology has changed all our lives in less than 50 years.
What follows are some of the moments that fascinated me most as I explored the chambers of this computing archive and its digital delights. Continue reading
Everyday robots just touch phones.
Image: Aaron Lee
Anyone who has worked in a retail store at some point during their life will have felt the pressure of selling goods to consumers. It can cripplingly dull. It can sometimes feel downright wrong. But, at other times, it can also be thoroughly rewarding. Continue reading
In the last four months, I have seen London in completely new ways.
I’ve been down on the streets, high-tailing it across town on all manner of transport and discovering the city after dark. As the saying goes: you live in the city, but you never do these things until somebody comes to visit – or in my case, until I started a postgrad journalism course that required me to get out and meet people. Continue reading
The first thing that hit me was the smell: the air was acrid and heavy with petrol fumes. It was a calm spring day in Munich, and I was touring BMW’s motor manufacturing plant, an attraction, which according to the Jack Albertson-like tour guide, is more popular than the city’s Bavarian landmarks. Continue reading