Staring At Their Screens

One com­mon phrase that’s guar­an­teed to rile me is when peo­ple are accused of ‘star­ing at their screens’. It’s usu­al­ly pre­fixed by ‘mind­less­ly’. This accu­sa­tion is espe­cial­ly often made of peo­ple on pub­lic trans­port or in cof­fee shops, not inter­act­ing with each oth­er but instead ‘star­ing at their screens’. This morn­ing I did a quick stealthy sur­vey […]

Trends in Digital Tech for 2018

In this arti­cle I’m going to be talk­ing about a few cur­rent trends in dig­i­tal tech­nol­o­gy as we move into 2018. It’s not a pre­dic­tions piece—I’m a tech­nol­o­gist, not a futur­ist. And there’s so much to talk about that this was at risk of turn­ing into an essay, so I’ve lim­it­ed it to some of the things that are […]

Talking to Léonie Watson about computer vision and blindness

I recent­ly had the plea­sure of talk­ing to Léonie Wat­son for a sec­tion on the rehab Tech Talks pod­cast which I co-present for the com­pa­ny I work for. Léonie works with The Paciel­lo Group on web stan­dards acces­si­bil­i­ty, and I’ve met her on a hand­ful of occa­sions through con­fer­ences that she attends and speaks at. She is also com­plete­ly blind, […]