Category Archives: Hardware

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 […]


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 […]


Moving on from Breezie

This month I decided to start clearing up my gadgetry and looking over what I have used, what I need and what had been left to gather dust. This is always worth doing. Finding the box prompted a bittersweet sense of regret, primarily not getting to use the Breezie more, and lack of communication from […]


Logic versus the senses

Since my last reflective post, time has been given on the pursuit of becoming an Activity Coordinator, which is steadily gaining momentum – contact has been made with NAPA to start working what options there are for someone like myself with a fair amount of experience of the care system, but no direct qualifications within […]


Comfortably Digital 30th June

As part of my outreach in the quieter months of the summer, I’m hosting a couple of presentations to engage people using digital devices. Ergonomics and accessibility are words not used too much in general terms of using digital devices and computers, they tend to be reserved for when people first start attending a class […]


Media memory hub – part 1

I’ve been working in a day centre for about 6 months now, and found the experience engaging – I wrote a case study highlighting the situations I found there. One instance was the use of the single iPad in the centre, and how it was limited by not being connected to the TV set which […]


Cinnamon court digital activities and engagement

For the past few months, I’ve been working with a day centre in Deptford, steadily building the confidence and awareness of the care staff, and having fun playing games and activities with the clients. Like other organisations working with older people (and many have the onset of dementia), digital engagement has begun with buying in […]


Breezie Talk at Mycenae House 23rd October

As a follow up to my recent post about the Breezie tablet, I’ve been thinking about how to show more people what a great device it is; so I decided to host a presentation to show the process of buying, set up and use of the device with a question and answer session afterwards. I […]