Category Archives: Update

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 […]


AIS day hosted by AbilityNet

I receive regular mail outs from various disability groups, and this particular event was particularly interesting to me – professionally and personally. To make the acronym clear, the Accessibility Information Standard (AIS) has been steadily pushed through the NHS for the past year as a means for patients to have information provided in an appropriate […]


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 […]


Deptford Digital Drop in – Bring your Device!

I’m keeping up with trying to have some ‘Digital drop ins’ to focus on the physically disabled and people 50+. The next run will be in Deptford Methodist Church on Creek road (map). I’m hoping to be able in managing 6 people for each event, although I forgot to add ‘Bring Your Own’ device to […]


A Smarter Approach? A year after Disability in Smart Cities

It’s been a while since the last update, and with good reason. Many projects, little time to manage them all. I’m still working with James Stevens on the MZ Zone project, and maintaining meetings with the Caring Digital Meetup. Working with James’ distinctly different style is a refreshing change, and definitely not a usual approach […]


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 […]