stories of Technology
Technology of stories
Technology And stories
The start of my twin interests of technology and stories, aged 12, using BBC BASIC to control the lights, curtain and SFX on a model theatre.
With a group of friends, I put on the world premiere of poet Simon Armitage's first play, Eclipse. We had live video and rear projection, and self-funded a tour to the Edinburgh Fring Festival (getting 4 stars in the Scotsman).
At the peak of the dotcom bubble, inspired by entreprenerd dropouts and promises from VCs, Tom Fogg and I quit university to run Netribution.co.uk, a weekly blog and resource for indie filmmakers, full time. We thought watching film on the web was going to be big, although everyone had 28kbps modems – and two weeks after we quit, the dotcom crash happened.
Wrote Informa Media's first book on creative, economic & technical implications of post-Internet creative asset management.
My first site was Netribution, left in 2001. After it first ceased I made websites for charities, arts & media organisations and friends, using Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress – including:
Marlow Rowing Club - branding, design and build, WordPress; the Person-Centred Association - branding, design and build, Joomla, Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation – Codes of Conduct; via Northbridge, design, concept & Drupal build; Transition Lab Earth, branding, web design & Wordpress build; AWAZ: Equality Cumbria, design & Drupal build; Diabetes Care Trust, via Red Hot Irons, design & Drupal build; Lung Cancer Nursing UK (formerly National Lung Cancer Forum For Nurses), via Red Hot Irons, web design, theme building and implementation, Drupal 7, UIKit; Jonathan J Halperin & The Marcus Foundation, Drupal support; MJW Consulting, design, build & implementation, Wordpress, UIKit; Ruza Solutions, design, build & implementation, Wordpress; CiviCRM LLC, web design, strategy & community/event engagement; Second Chance Humane Society, via Peakmedia, Joomla, UIKit, build & design; Rob Manning Composer: Wordpress custom design and build; Victorian Inn: Joomla, UIKit; Colorado Boy: via Peakmedia, Joomla, UIKIt; Classworks Theatre: WordPress design & build; Drupal theme implementer in a large distributed team on major charity website relaunches for the American Immune Deficiency Foundation: for Back Office Thinking, Drupal co-build; Hillwood House and Gardens: for Back Office Thinking, Drupal co-build; CiviCon London: Drupal design & build; Shishukunj: Drupal implementation & build; Dead Donkeys: Wordpress theme build & Nation Builder integration; Maja Borg: Wordpress build; Tigers Milk Records: Wordpress desgin & build; Aug 2013; Scottish Documentary Institute: Future My Love: Joomla design, build & Nation Builder integration; Person-Centred Therapy Scotland, Joomla design, builid, CiviCRM & migration; Eelyn Lee Productions, Joomla design & build; Arts Beyond the Classroom: Joomla design & build; World Association for Person Centred Psychotherapy: Joomla design, build & CiviCRM integration; Re-Production: Wordpress logo, design & build; Teaching Citizenship: for Circle Interactive, Drupal; Ability Net: for Circle Interactive, Drupal, accessibility; Othona: for Circle, Drupal design & build; Praxis Unico: for Circle, Drupal design & build; Green Party Members site: for Circle, Drupal design & build; BT Accessibility site: for Circle, WordPress design & build; International Agency for Prevention of Blindness: for Circle, Drupal design & dev; Racial Equality Foundation: for Circle, Drupal design & build, The Technology Trust: for Circle, Drupal design & build; Circle Interactive: Design, Drupal theme; Clifton Suspension Bridge: design: for Circle, Drupal design & build; Freshfields Accessibility site: for Circle, Wordpress design & build; NHS Healthwatch: for Circle, WordPress theme & CiviCRM dev; Green Register: for Circle, Drupal build.
A satirical mashup viral for ONE ahead of the 2019 G7 summit, generating millions of views.
Theatre in Education, following Glasgow's Tag Theatre as it stages a The Visit at Dalbeatie High School, with interviews across Scottish culture.
Interviews with leading early pioneers of UK Hip Hop, filmed in the days around 9/11.
An experiment in live-generated, MIDI & Wii-mote controlled cinematic visuals, with 4:1 aspect ratio – performed in Kirdbrooke and Newcastle.
Co-author of 492-page book on film finance, with dozens of case studies, and details of over 1,000 funds in 40 countries.
Author of early book on creative strategies to digital opportunities and challenges, in music, film, publishing & video games.