Smashfest UK – outside on a sunny winter’s day

Mazi/Creeknet is in its last year with deployment being the key activity. YT and James Stevens has been attempting to furnish various groups and individuals along Deptford Creek with Mazi toolkit devices, such as bluetooth beacons (held in anchorholds) and raspberry pi servers (known as Mazizones).   I’ve been very keen to expand the demographic […]


I’ve been attending to this post since the end of December ’17, and as such have a lot to reflect upon. These are things I’ve decided to put in the box labelled ‘Things to notice, take attention of and think about‘. These are a collection of ‘magic phrases’ to carry into 2018. Reflections of yesterdays […]

Mazi manual pt.2 and a Jolly Afternoon

This post is a digest of a section of activities YT has been attending to lately. So, starting with: A MAZI Event Manual? Since my last post about putting together a manual for using a MAZI zone, been tickling a mindmap of what a booklet (or a few booklets) could be. Working on the option […]

Making a Mazizone manual

Over the last two years talking to people, a recurrent theme rolling out the Mazizone across Creeknet is the level of knowledge needed to run and manage it. This starts with two questions that people ask us: What is it? Its a low power Raspberry Pi server. Powered by just a mobile charger or a […]

Goodbye Kokkinopolis …

…Why go back? There was no work done in achieving a manual for the school house, the promotion of the village stalled completely. I like to think I’m tenacious, resourceful… and the place is totally awe inspiring and special in its own right. While I’m being candid, I must admit Katalin Hausel the main project […]

Mountain revisited

Another visit to Olympus test lab with the unMonastery, and this was a dramatically different visit to my other visits (here and here). The very hot weather dissipated as I arrived, with my first week filled with intense downpours, schoolhouse leaks and strong winds thrashing the nearby trees, creating a soundscape like a wintry beach. […]

Mazizone thinking

As a follow up to my visit to Kokkinopilos recently, it was really interesting to see the differences from my first visit: not just in how the unMonastery have developed their relationships in the village, how the unMonks have moved along with their own goals, and how the digital tools we use have developed or […]

Adventures in Olympus

Last year I visited the unMonastery space in Kokkinopilos as part of the cross pollination and interdisciplinary practices of the MAZI project. I’ve written about MAZI previously, assisting James Stevens with the Creeknet project in sunny Deptford. The first visit to the abandoned school used by the group was more of an introduction to the […]