Friday, June 08, 2018 | RECENT NOTES

Toothpaste Recipe

On Friday, May 25 I made toothpaste as part of a Toothpaste & Code event that Oliver and I had organised at Kuusi Palaa.To do this I scoured the internet for recipes, and the reasons behind the ingredients, and then combined some of what I found into a simple easy-to-make but allegedly effective toothpaste. I promised to post the recipe online.

Here, two weeks later than intended, is a corrected version of what I did.


Alexa wants to gossip

Alexa is Amazon’s AI-ish household assistant. It lives inside a device called an Echo, and acts as a hub. You connect it to other devices from televisions and phones to heating systems.It sits listening to everything you say, waiting to hear you say “Alexa”, at which point it interprets the next thing you say as a command and does what it thinks you have told it to do.

Once in a while it might like to tell someone else about this.


Thursday, July 19, 2018 | THE TIME OF DAY


Thursday, February 01, 2007 | ESSAYS

The Memi: a tool for pedagogy

This page describes the outline of a thesis proposing the design of a new tool, that embodies visual knowledge building techniques as well as linear narrative, to facilitate learner-directed education in a digital age: an age in which the gaps between production and consumption are breaking down, as are the supposed gaps between education and entertainment.

This page is also, in effect, the permalink for the thesis.