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Animations in Salem

It’s been a busy year for my friend artist Zarah Hussain, most notibly the upcoming exhitition commissioned and hosted by the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, USA. It seems this is a sort of a cross between the V&A and British Museum, with a very interesting public commissioning programme. ‘Breath‘ is open from December 19th 2020 to June 2021. There… Read more →

Occupying my brain.

2020 has been a blast so far, right? I’m lucky, my job has been fully remote since March, so I haven’t stopped working. The downside is that I haven’t stopped working. Some weeks it’s great, others there is so much to do and so little time to switch off. The days with back-to-back video calls are completely exhausting. Anyhow, I’m… Read more →

Finally Copper Plating.

It takes me a while to build up to stuff and collect bits… I have been thinking about this since at least April last year. A scavenged bit of copper pipe from the street Conductive paint Copper Sulfate (I bought a load for this any crystal making) Variable bench power supply (waited for a pandemic to bring my work home!)… Read more →

DIY Conductive Paint.

So, I’m a bit of a cheapskate, but also I like to know how stuff works. A while back I got the kids paper and conducting paint kits where they build little houses with LED lights in. I loved this, but the paint is expensive. It’s good and works well, but pricy… So OBVS, I was going to make some… Read more →

Dads Lockdown School

March / April / May 2020. It’s a weird time. Loads of social media is full with posts about learning new skills, making bread and how bored everyone is. I’m one of the lucky ones; my job functions fully from home and as I write, we have been for nearly 2 months. So I’m totally not complaining, the kids are… Read more →

Easter Hols…

What to do?  What to do? Latest obsession: Electroplating… Thing 1 was showing off our home grown crystals at school today, they had been making copper sulphate crystals.  This got us talking and we got extited about copper plating stuff. Checking out this video, it looks simple enough; we have copper sulphate, so all we need is a length of… Read more →

Mapping Wasps

We are into the second year with the Big Wasp Survey, and as I type members of the public are being invited into help identify the thousands of wasps that have been sent in. I used Google MyMaps to present the 2017 results on a lovely whizzy mappy interface.. Check it out.  It’s most fun with a big touchscreen. Read more →