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This week, I gave a talk (with a little bit of workshopping) as part of the third module of IPA Excellence Diploma. This was a course I did back in 2007/8, and without doing it, I probably wouldn’t be doing what I do now, and definitely wouldn’t be thinking about things in the way I…
Escape room on some fairly prime London real estate, where once there were shops. The theme-parkification continues. via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/2iiVYYs
via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/2ihBot8
Replacing screens in the world with the one you have in your hand. Questions about how much of a public service this remains – can everyone afford the hardware, software, data charge and experience to access this info? via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/2ihB7v6
via Flickr https://flic.kr/p/2h1oCKi
I’ve noticed that there’s a fascinating little exchange at the end of the Ocado process. After you’ve received all your shopping, the delivery driver will ask ‘have you got any bags to return?’. It’s the bag recycle scheme they’ve been doing for a few years, where they give you 5p for every bag you give…
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