I’m not particularly into telling everyone what I’m up to on social channels and my Instagram is private and mainly focuses on pictures of my kids, so this a place to capture what would probably tell a friend if they asked what I was up to.
Here are the things I’m currently focused on (dated 14/06/17):
As Product Owner, I am developing UCL Business’ platform for online licensing, E-lucid. It’s a bit like an eCommerce platform but tailored to technology transfer. I’m currently spending 4 days a week on this.
In my ‘spare’ day, I have picked up some of the consulting work my wife has been unable to take on whilst on maternity. It mainly focuses on digital marketing, projects and strategy.
In collaboration with James Moss, I am slowly building up ideas, discourse and plans in order to start producing art in a more serious way. So far it’s interdisciplinary and focusing more and more on contemporary concerns, especially around the areas of technology, hidden forces, behavioural economics and the current political climate. Alongside this I am contributing in small parts to the development of the Portico Library‘s creative programme. James shared this short film with me recently. Watch it, it’s really great.
In partnership with Steve Lloyd, my former colleague at icoEx, I am launching a new subscription service for graphic novels and arthouse comics called Inkimo. The first shipment is due in late summer but we’re currently putting the final touches to the brand, marketing and rolling out an awareness campaign. More to come soon I hope!
An idea I had a while ago has been made real by Steve Lloyd. They’re called Kernel Cards and they are a super-handly tool for planning content marketing strategies.
Me and my wife are rearing two boys. One is an energetic, loving and funny 5-year old who is nearing his first year at school. The other is 14 months old and is already (forcefully) carving out his own personality and place in the world.
In terms of things concerning me, I have been erratically trying to make sense of the new political times we are in. Recently I have been frequenting On the Media, Axios and Frederick DeBoer for a perspective on US politics and here in the UK I’m still trying to figure out some useful role for myself in building a better world. I have a feeling it is something to do with technology, ethics and “industry 4.0”. Watch this space.
I’m reading Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. I’m listening a lot to Sam Harris, The Dollop, Radiolab and On The Media. Music-wise, I’m all over the place at the moment, but here’s my go-to for dark-ambient work-music. I’m watching the new season of House of Cards and Better Call Saul. I don’t get a chance to see as many films as I’d like but saw this the other day and it was pretty remarkable – Homo Sapiens (no relation to the book Sapiens).