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Creativity

For your thoughts. A poetry break…

If you shout, you might get heard. If you move a rock, you might roll too. If you listen to your heart, you must be quiet. If you want to make a change, you must want to change too. If you have a space in your soul, you could check that it’s yours. If you […]

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Creativity

Redrawing the past…How I designed a prototype for the internet. Yes, really.

When I was 11, just before I left the junior school to go to the daunting comprehensive down the road, I saw a competition ran by the GPO (GeneralPost Office), which then owned the phone lines. This was just before it became BT obviously.  The  competition was to design a telecommunications device for the future… […]

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Creativity Update

Mirrorplants mini exhibition 7th May

After a false start, I’ve finally got a few framed mirrorplant pictures in the Dog and Bell in Deptford for a couple of weeks – as a result I’ll be having a ‘private-ish’ viewing from 6-9 pm where you can also view my last painting/collage, Jobcentre:2000AD. It’s neat, truly. Download a flyer, come along if […]

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Creativity

Digging around the hard drive…

I found an old recording from 2007, when I wanted to corner the market in Nigerian audio books. Let me give an insight to the above statement. I am a big fan of Amos Tutuola, a Nigerian writer who gained notoriety whilst in the Mbari club in the 1950’s. He wrote very Nigerian stories, but […]

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Creativity

Mirrorplants – a ‘flowerific photographic kaleidoscopic’ look at plants.

For the past year, I’ve been wandering around south east London photographing flowers and plants, making them into kaleidoscopic mandalas collaged together – if that is a lot to take in, just have a look at the collection so far. I don’t mind what kind of plant, shrub or flower I photograph to create the […]

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Accessibility

Low cost computing for the visually impaired learner

I was hoping to write up about accessibility in general, but recent work with people have prompted me to write about the problems with trying to set up a cheap system for a person with visual impairment. I’ll say now that I’ve had quite a lot of experience training people with visual impairment, although they […]

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Hardware Training

Ownership>Keyboard / Mouse / Monitor

Welcome to the first post from Soulchip, and I’m beginning with the essentials – the Keyboard (I call it a qwerty beast), the Mouse (the gadget you move on the desk) , and the Monitor (which is a screen and box holding electronics and speakers). I’m starting with grimy, boring stuff to just get it […]