Frankenstein 2.0: Blog 1

I am going to be doing a series of blog posts as part of a reflection on a project I am working with Hayden Lorimer and Pip Thornton, both at the University of Edinburgh. This is an Human Data Interaction-funded project (see more information here), “Spoken Word Data: Artistic Interventions in the Everyday Spaces of

Starting at Durham…

It’s always odd starting a new job, but I think this is going to be strange doing this remotely. I’ve bought myself a new notebook, pen, and hopefully little things like this will make the difference to provide a break between the monotonous environment of the home office. I’m really looking forward to getting involved

Future of UK Cyber Security Research

Over the Christmas period and New Year of 2020 (what a different world back then!) I spent (at least) two months pulling together data on research spending in ‘cyber security’ across France, Germany, Israel, Singapore, the USA and the UK. This was done with another then research associate in the Bristol Cyber Security Group, Brit

Algorithms Don’t Make Decisions!

Link to blog here: I’ve written a short(ish) blog for the Digital Societies research at the University of Bristol. This is my first attempt to publicly discuss some of my thoughts on the discussion of algorithms and decision in writing. I have done talks on this before, but this was first time to commit

Co-operative Cloud

A couple of years ago, I was asked to write about co-operative visions of technology. This never led to a publication due to a variety of different reasons. However, I did write a fairly decent draft of a short, ‘popular’ contribution on cloud platforms. I still think this is valid, but I’m not going to

Post-PhD, Reflecting 6 months on

The Coronavirus / Covid-19 pandemic has given me some time to reflect on how I have ‘performed’, how ‘successful’ and ‘productive’ I have been in the time since I had a fully complete thesis and I have passed the viva (it is actually 7 months since I completed the viva). Below are some reflections on