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Dance Hack Day 2017: a Whirlwind Adventure

Dance Hack Day is a global celebration of technology and the choreographic arts.  Participating in this year’s Amsterdam sister site event with an evolution of my light-up motion-responsive Arduino costume was a joy and a privilege. My biggest learning from the weekend is that with the right kind of supportive and open environment, even someone … Continue reading

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Adventures in coding-land

I dreamed about a canvas painted in thick smears of black, spread so thickly the strokes seemed to move, roiling over and around each other giving depth and heft to the obscurity. Smudges of color which never quite resolved into shapes blossomed and faded on the surface, giving the impression of sinister figures shrouded in … Continue reading

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Data for Good: DataKind’s Data Dive, 6-8 June 2014

This weekend I volunteered for my first Data Dive, DataKind UK’s initiative to connect data scientists with charities and social organisations to help them tackle some of their biggest challenges.  This month’s Data Dive focused on Buttle UK, the Access Project, Shooting Star Chase and Citizens Advice Bureau, looking at a range of issues from … Continue reading